Greendale has been buzzing with excitement since the news came out earlier this summer that Bartolotta Restaurants was coming to the Village Center. The day is finally here.
After a week of preview parties and charity events Bartolotta’s Joey Gerard's, located at 5601 Broad St., opens its doors Friday.
I had the opportunity to attend one of the practice dinners on Wednesday. I can only count on one hand the number of times that a restaurant has made me feel like a true VIP and Joey Gerard's comes out on top. The service was as impeccable as the food.
Before walking in I was greeted by a doorperson and seated right away. The Bartolotta Supper Club definitely gave me the intended feel of a 1940s and 1950s steakhouse with its leather seating, dim lighting and décor.
I wasn’t even alive in the 1950s so Joey Gerard's was a learning experience for me. I learned what a Lazy Susan was. I had a grasshopper, an ice cream drink with crème of menthe and crème of cocoa. The best part was the perfectly cooked New York Steak and Scottish Salmon.
Joey Gerard's is the first restaurant in the Midwest to use a Josper Woodstone charcoal oven to cook a variety of meats, seafood and vegetables at over 700 degrees.
I definitely recommend Joey Gerard's. I have a feeling they are here to stay for the long haul.
Here’s how the rest of the menu looks:
Guests’ supper club experience will begin with one of four Lazy Susan options for sharing with parties of 2-4 people.
Appetizers start at $4 for a cup of grandma’s chicken noodle soup and also include oysters Rockefeller, raw beef and onions and a classic Waldorf salad.
Steaks range from $15.50 for a Chop Steak to $39.95 for a 24 oz. porterhouse, all served with your choice of sauce and side. Specialty entrees include baked whitefish, veal picatta, broasted chicken, Steak Diane and baby back ribs; full slab ($24.95) half slab ($16.50).
Sandwiches range from $10.95 for a charcoal grilled burger to $16.25 for an open faced “club” steak sandwich all served with fries and cole slaw.
For parties of six or more, 3-course family-style dinner options are available for $29.95 per person. Bananas foster or a slice of the Pie of the Day are a few of the many desserts available for $6.
Joey Gerard’s bar features a selection of tap beer, signature supper club cocktails, value-oriented wine offerings and of course, ice cream drinks. Guests will find traditional Wisconsin mixed drinks like a Korbel Sidecar, Rob Roy and of course, a Wisconsin-style Old Fashioned. The beverage menu offers liquid dessert with ice cream drinks including a Brandy Alexander, Grasshopper and more ($8).
Monday – Thursday: 4:30pm – 9pm
Friday: 4:30pm – 10pm
Saturday: 4pm – 10pm
Sunday: 4pm – 8pm
Happy Hour Specials (Monday – Friday): 4:30pm – 6pm
Weekend breakfast and lunch will begin in late 1012.
**Closed Monday, Sept. 3 and Monday, Sept. 10