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Joey Gerard's Opening Next Week in Village Center

The long-awaiting grand opening for Bartolotta's Joey Gerards is finally here. The restaurant replaces Harmony Inn the Village, which closed in May.

The Village Center’s newest restaurant addition, Joey Gerard’s, is opening next week, with a menu featuring classic appetizers, steaks and other supper club fare.

Joey Gerard's, 5601 Broad St., will officially open to the public Friday, Aug. 31. The restaurant will have the nostalgia of a 1940s and 1950s steakhouse, said Restaurant Director Chris Adams at a Greendale Historical Society presentation last month. It replaces

“Joey Gerard’s is nostalgic for me in many ways from the memories of my family visiting Wisconsin supper club establishments to naming the restaurant what my mother called me as a child,” said Joe Bartolotta, President & Owner of The Bartolotta Restaurants in a press release.  “While you may find Joey Gerard’s is not your typical northwoods supper club, the interior focal point will be a nod to that genre with ‘Montague’, a large moose head that hung in a northern Wisconsin restaurant for 40 years.”

The Joey Gerard’s chef team will be led by Corporate Chef Adam Siegel with Executive Chef Joe Schreiter, formally Executive Sous Chef at Harbor House.

"A lot of research went into developing the menu for this concept and guests will find an ala carte, family-style and kid’s menu featuring many classic supper club specialties,” said Schreiter.

Guests’ supper club experience will begin with one of four Lazy Susan options great 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).

Happy hour specials will be offered Monday through Friday, 4:30 p.m  from 6 p.m. The restaurant will be closed Monday, September 3 and Monday, September 10. Weekend breakfast and lunch service will begin later this year.

Before the official opening, 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 on Thursday, Aug. 30 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Greendale Historical Society and the Greendale Chamber of Commerce. Click here to buy tickets. All proceeds will benefit the Chamber’s Scholarship Fund and the Hose Tower Project. Only 150 tickets from each organization will be sold.

The company plans to open a Joey Gerard's in Mequon, following the same concept.

Times:

Monday-Thursday
4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday
4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Saturday
4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday 
4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Ted Buszkiewicz August 25, 2012 at 12:26 AM
Take me there.
LuAnn Slater August 25, 2012 at 12:43 AM
Can't make the VIP Party but definitely looking forward to the opening!
Mitt Conolly August 25, 2012 at 03:42 AM
Do the Bartolatta's think a brew pub based on GHS is a good place down the street from them? Really? This is just Greendale stupid! Drilling is to anyone who knows him - a fool.
Spate Cooley August 25, 2012 at 10:52 AM
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Carol August 25, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Hey, a brew pub & grill is going to be great!!! Not everyone will be going out for a nice dinner at Joey Gerard's all the time. Sometime just a cold beer & sandwich will be a good thing to have at the "Panther Pub & Grill". Quit knocking Drilling!!!!
mike drilling August 26, 2012 at 06:03 PM
This is Mike Drilling. "Drilling is to anyone who knows him- a fool."? Do you know me? I have no idea who you are or why you feel that I am a fool. I never used the term "bar". I have no interest in opening a "tavern" or "bar". I would be willing to discuss my plans with you face to face, any time. Respectfully, Mike Drilling
Green August 27, 2012 at 03:15 AM
You go Mike Drilling! It would be awesome to have another place to eat so close to home. The wait at Ricardo's is always long, so having a place to just have a sandwich and beverage is perfect!! I hope all goes well!!
Joe August 28, 2012 at 03:09 AM
Don't feed the trolls, people.

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