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The Bartolotta Restaurants Announces Reopening Date For Joey Gerard’s – A Bartolotta Supper Club

Greendale favorite to return as The Bartolotta Restaurants continues reopening phase with enhanced emphasis on health and hygiene protocols

By - Dec 11th, 2020 09:02 am

Greendale, WIThe Bartolotta Restaurants is announcing the reopening date for Joey Gerard’s – A Bartolotta Supper Club in the historic village of Greendale, which will reopen Thursday, December 17. The return of this popular Bartolotta restaurant comes as the family-owned company continues to reopen locations with an enhanced emphasis on health and hygiene protocols for guests and employees. The restaurant will also launch with a curbside menu, exclusively through Tock, which will reflect a wide range of acclaimed offerings.

Located in the charming village of historic Greendale, Joey Gerard’s embraces an upscale casual dining experience while combining classic supper club menu options –charcoal-fired steaks in Josper ovens, grilled cold-water lobster tails, cedar-plank salmon, and a modern spin on supper-club classics such as Braised Short Rib Beef Stroganoff; and of course, the classic schaum torte – baked meringue and fresh strawberries.

Growing up just outside of Milwaukee, The Bartolotta Restaurants co-founders Joe and Paul Bartolotta embraced the social atmosphere and neighborhood camaraderie of traditional Midwest supper clubs. In 2012, they sought to reimagine the concept, infused with modern hospitality and culinary excellence that has come to define The Bartolotta Restaurants. Joey Gerard’s – A Bartolotta Supper Club is the culmination of their shared vision, an enticing destination where guests gather for classic cocktails and dinner. The name itself is an homage to Joe Bartolotta, whose middle name is Gerard, and who would often be referred to as “Joey Gerard” by their mother – specifically when he was being mischievous in his young years.

Joey Gerard’s – A Bartolotta Supper Club will reopen on Thursday, December 17, with new hours of operation – Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. – and a dining menu conceived by Executive Chef David Wolfe. The restaurant will also open the last two Mondays of December (December 21 and 28) as part of its extended holiday hours.

Chef Wolfe joined The Bartolotta Restaurants in 2019 following a successful three-year tenure with Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants. In June 2016, he opened the company’s Journeyman Hotel as Executive Sous Chef, overseeing all aspects of Tre Rivali Restaurant and The Outsider, a rooftop dining experience, under the direction of famed Chef Heather Terhune. He also served under Michelin-starred Chef Suzy Crofton, along with Chef Jason Gorman and Bradford Shovlin at Milwaukee’s Iron Horse Hotel, beginning as Sous Chef before ascending to Chef de Cuisine and later Executive Sous Chef.

Joey Gerard’s – A Bartolotta Supper Club will operate under enhanced health and hygiene protocols that have become the new standard for all The Bartolotta Restaurants. These policies are in effect for guests and employees, and include:

  • Face masks are required to be worn by staff members at all times
  • Face coverings are required for all guests during the following instances:
    • When walking in at any of the restaurants
    • When ordering or addressing a Bartolotta employee
    • When walking in common areas
  • Reservations are required (reservations will be held for 15 minutes and will be limited to 1.5 hours) and temperature checks will be taken upon entry
  • Touchless payment options and QR codes available to view menus on smartphones
  • Rearranged dining rooms that offer distance and privacy between tables; as well as custom-made safety partitions where applicable
  • UV-C technology that destroys microorganisms in the air and on hard surfaces
  • Meticulously and deliberately cleaned tables with every new reservation

The reopening and Joey Gerard’s – A Bartolotta Supper Club follows the reintroductions of the iconic Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro, Bacchus – A Bartolotta Restaurant in downtown Milwaukee, Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993 in Wauwatosa, Harbor House on Lake Michigan, and Mr. B’s – A Bartolotta Steakhouse in Brookfield.

Guests can review the full Covid-19 Response Plan, see dining menus, and make reservations online at bartolottas.com.

ABOUT THE BARTOLOTTA RESTAURANTS

The Bartolotta Restaurants is a nationally recognized restaurant and catering organization co-founded by restaurateur Joe Bartolotta and his brother, two-time James Beard Award-winning Chef Paul Bartolotta. Since the opening of its flagship restaurant, Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993, The Bartolotta Restaurants group has grown to become the premier culinary brand in the Greater Milwaukee region, offering first class service and cuisine across a portfolio of 17 one-of-a-kind restaurants and catering facilities, including fine dining, upscale casual, upscale food hall, wood-fire pizzeria, and quick-casual concepts. Additionally, its presence as a forward thinking, respected, and community minded company has produced a charitable arm, Care-a-lotta, which supports numerous nonprofit organizations throughout Milwaukee. More information can be found at bartolottas.com.

ABOUT JOEY GERARD’S – A BARTOLOTTA SUPPER CLUB

Joey Gerard’s – A Bartolotta Supper Club is located in the charming village of historic Greendale outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Established in 2012 by The Bartolotta Restaurants co-founders Joe and Paul Bartolotta, the restaurant honors the legacy and neighborhood camaraderie of Midwest supper clubs, including the supper clubs its founders frequented with their parents as children. Featuring multiple rooms and a casual dining experience, Joey Gerard’s – A Bartolotta Supper Club combines classic supper club menu options, including steak, cocktails, and ice cream drinks, with the superior service and hospitality that defines The Bartolotta Restaurants.

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