MILWAUKEE — Bartolotta's popular Lake Park Bistro is expected to reopen for indoor dining on Dec. 9.
The reopening comes as a part of Bartolotta's "carefully paced reopening program," according to a news release.
The Bartolotta Restaurants owner, co-founder, and two-time James Beard Award winner Chef Paul Bartolotta is returning Lake Park Bistro to its roots, reimagining the restaurant as a "Haute Bistro," Bartolotta said in the press release.
“What began as rustic bistro today continues to evolve into a haute bistro with our new menu and offerings," Chef Bartolotta said.
To celebrate the reopening, Chef Bartolotta and fellow James Beard Award-winning Executive Chef Adam Siegel have created a four-course menu where guests can choose from an appetizer, middle course, fish or meat entrée, and dessert. The meal is $65 a person.
“In reopening Lake Park Bistro, we are honoring history’s great French chefs and cuisine while elevating our approach to ‘Haute Bistro’ cooking, bringing both classic recipes as well as signature dishes inspired by our travels in France. With guests taking fewer trips overseas at this time, we are excited to take them on a culinary journey to France for an evening," said Bartolotta.
Lake Park Bistro will be open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays with 25 percent capacity.
In addition to Lake Park Bistro, Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993 and Mr. B’s, a Bartolotta Steakhouse, will expand their hours to Tuesdays through Sundays starting on December 1. Harbor House will be open Tuesday through Sunday starting December 8. Finally, Bacchus, a Bartolotta Restaurant, will expand to Mondays through Saturdays on December 7.