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Harmony Inn Closing, Bartolotta Restaurant Opening

Harmony Inn the Village will be closing and Bartolotta Restaurant Group will open in its place in late August.

Restaurant will close soon, making way for a new Bartlotta restaurant.

The classic supper club is expected to open in the Harmony Inn location in late August. The restaurant will be remodeled, said Andrea Brinkman, marketing director for Wauwatosa-based Bartolotta Restaurant Group.

The company will open a Mequon location with the same concept in September. Both locations will have the same name, Brinkman said, but the name has not been determined yet.

The Greendale location will have approximately 200 seats with several private dining rooms. Both locations will offer dinner, Sunday brunch and outdoor patio dining. Corporate Chef Adam Siegel will lead the culinary team with each location’s executive chef to be named in the coming weeks.

The Bartollota press release says, "With 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."

“We are proud to have the first Bartolotta restaurant to come to Milwaukee's south side in the heart of our Greendale community,” said Village President John Hermes in a release from Bartolotta. "The Bartolotta Restaurants are known for memorable meals with exceptional food and we look forward to this exciting addition for our village."

Bartolotta Restaurant Group operates 13 venues, catering services and a new gastropub, The Rumpus Room.

“Growing up and living in Milwaukee most of my life, I enjoyed frequent visits to many great establishments which created memorable evenings for my family,” said Joe Bartolotta, President and Co-Owner of The Bartolotta Restaurants. “We’re looking forward to embracing a traditional Wisconsin supper club experience with a casual hometown atmosphere, comfort foods, classic beverages and of course, service you would expect in any of our venues.”

Evonne Zalewski May 18, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Hooray - this unique and high quality establishment - which can draw patrons to the VIllage Center from all over - is what we need more of. Now lets hope they will have plenty of outdoor seating too.
Sue May 18, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Sounds like a great addition to the Village Center. Wonderful news for visitors and residents alike!
Jeff Cota May 18, 2012 at 03:38 PM
It's sad to see Harmony Inn close its doors. Wonderful food, wonderful atmosphere, wonderful service. Can't ask for more than that. Sharon Owen and the restaurant staff outdid themselves for our wedding reception. It always will be a special place for our family.
Bren May 18, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Hopefully they will interview the current staff? I too look forward to the open seating.
mmlgreendale May 18, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Hip Hip Hooray! Breakfast at a resturant that doesn't open until 8:00 am? Not open for dinner? What kind of a resturant is that? It's no wonder they will not remain open. Like most of the stores in the village they are mostly closed.
Greendale Citizen May 18, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Yet another Village business bites the dust. Could it be the hours weren't conducive to the consumer?
Brenda Newman May 18, 2012 at 09:13 PM
I agree, Hip Hip Hooray. Looking forward to an excellent restaurant in the village. Ricardos is great, Ferch's is great and now Bartolotta.
Greendale Original resident May 18, 2012 at 09:19 PM
The Village stores will be closing (5pm) right as this restaurant is opening for dinner....... it will be open on Sunday, but the Village stores are closed then.........how will this attract customers to the Village stores??
Jan Massie May 19, 2012 at 11:56 AM
and you thought the shops were expensive ? LOL
Carol May 19, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Seems like no one is ever happy! People weren't happy with the re-sale shop opening cause they said it wasn't good enough for the Village. Now you're complaining about the new restaurant. I love the shops we have & love Margo's. I'm sorry to see Harmony close and feel bad that they didn't make it, but Bartolatta restaurant will do very well cause the name is well known.
Bill Mack May 19, 2012 at 06:29 PM
At last a real quality restaurant for the village.Hooray..Bartolotta"s restaurants means class.
Spate Cooley May 20, 2012 at 10:17 PM
There hasn't been a quality restaurant at that location since the Village Inn.
Dr, Deb Harding May 23, 2012 at 03:57 AM
I will miss Harmony Inn. I am saddened to see such a unique establishment close. Our family has many fond memories of dining there... And of the barbershoppers.
Sunshine June 25, 2012 at 07:59 PM
$35-45 per person when Bartolotta's opens? Seriously?
Bill Mack June 25, 2012 at 09:44 PM
Trudy, there is always McDonald's, we live in America, your choice.
Spate Cooley July 28, 2012 at 11:05 PM
Nothing better than eating with the bugs.

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