Located off of Mequon Road about fifteen minutes north of downtown, Joey Gerrard’s is a supper club style restaurant owned by the Bartolotta’s group.
It has a slightly different feel than some of the other restaurants owned by Bartolotta’s. The atmosphere is very warm and relaxing. The first thing that I noticed were the the number of families with small kids. It is clear that one of the important points for this establishment is to be family friendly. The menu has something for everyone, including those who want to be taken back to the time when supper clubs were a prominent fixture within the dining scene.
The bar area is very nice. It is wide open with a number of places at the bar itself, some high top tables behind them, and some booths in the back. We chose to have dinner on one of our trips in the bar and enjoyed the lively atmosphere. This would also be a great spot if you were looking to have a drink before or after a meal.
Once we were seated, our sever brought us a relish tray. Something that I have only seen a handful of times while dining. They are truly going for the supper club feel. We tried a couple of different appetizers. My personal favorite was the classic, Raw Beef and Onions. I know, it sounds a bit adventurous, but the quality of the meat was superb. This is a dish that I tend to only have around the holidays, however the appetizer we had made me feel right at home. The Crab Cake and French Onion Soup were also major hits at our table.
For dinner, I went with the Filet. We were informed of the Josper Charcoal Ovens and the fact that the steaks cook around 1000 degrees. My steak was absolutely phenomenal. The sear on the outside was perfect, and the medium rare temp on the inside was spot on. This unique oven gives the steak a nice charcoal flavor that you don’t normally get at steakhouses. Anything cooked in that oven is definitely worth a try. We also went with the Veal Piccatta and the Beef Wellington. The Veal was cooked perfectly and it was served with an amazing white whine sauce. The Beef Wellington was something that, again, I rarely see on menus in the area. I know this is a complicated dish, but at Joey Gerard’s they had it nailed. A side of mashed potatoes and a little gravy complete that amazing plate.
The service was exactly what people would expect from a Bartolotta’s establishment. The servers are very attentive, polite, and are willing to help guide you through the menu or offer qualified recommendations.
Overall this is very nice establishment. It is kid friendly both in terms of ambiance and menu items. The service is top notch and the food is high quality. It may not be to the level of Bacchus or Mr. B’s, but I don’t think that is what they are going for. Check this place out, you will be glad you did.