Patrons of the new Bartolotta's classic supper club in the Village Center will feel like they have stepped back in time.
Joey Gerard's—expected to open in late August—will have a 1940s and 1950s vibe, from the uniforms to the menu. The restaurant replaces Harmony Inn, which closed in May.
The restaurant will have the nostalgia of a 1940s and 1950s steakhouse, said Restaurant Director Chris Adams at a Greendale Historical Society presentation on Thursday night.
Before the official opening in August, the restaurant will hold practice parties offering free dinner to raffle winners and a selected few others. The last night will include a VIP party in which the restaurant will charge for a food and drink ticket. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Greendale Historical Society.
Adams said they are trying to bring back some historical aspects of the original building, before it was the Village Inn or Harmony Inn, like bringing the bar to the front of the restaurant. Tapping into that history is important for the restaurant.
“That’s what’s great about coming into this community because it has such a family and great history,” Adams said.
The restaurant will be open every day for dinner and at some point it will be open for lunch and Sunday breakfast.
The company plans to open a Joey Gerard's in Mequon, following the same concept.
According to earlier information, will incorporate: "high wood ceilings, a friendly hometown atmosphere and ample parking, guests of Bartolotta’s newest venues will enjoy a full menu with classic supper club fare, a large bar including a selection of tap beer, classic cocktails, value-oriented wine offerings and signature ice cream drinks."
Bartolotta Restaurant Group operates 13 venues, catering services and a new gastropub, The Rumpus Room.