The Bridgewater Trendy Grill, a brand new riverfront restaurant in Milwaukee’s rising Harbor District, has set a gap date.
The restaurant, at 2011 S. First St. within the new River 1 advanced, will make its debut Oct. 25 with “full-scale grand opening festivities,” in keeping with a information launch.
The restaurant’s menu is pushed by the open-kitchen idea’s centerpiece, a Jade wood-fired grill.
The 5-foot customized Santa Maria-style grill — which has two grates that may be raised and lowered — might be used for objects like roasted oysters, trout, steaks, rooster and veggies, a earlier Journal Sentinel report mentioned.
Choices will embody a Wagyu beef burger cooked smash-patty fashion, topped with coal-roasted shallot, sherry discount, Gruyere cheese and roasted-garlic aioli on brioche; a pulled duck tostada with duck barbacoa, ancho chili, avocado puree, yellow pico, cotija, radish and lime; veal tenderloin that includes smoked wild mushrooms and sherry discount; and ribs.
There will even be king trumpet mushrooms from native grower Mushroom Mike which might be marinated, grilled and seared with tamarind glaze and served with sunchoke puree and carrot greens; salads, equivalent to an historic grain salad with miso candy potato puree, charred onion, snap peas, wild mushroom, avocado and cilantro pumpkin pesto; and extra.
The restaurant’s wine checklist that is anticipated to function about 90 bottles will give attention to single-estate wines from world wide. There will even be customized cocktails and native, craft beers, a information launch mentioned.
The restaurant — operated by Benson’s Restaurant Group — could have a “California-casual really feel,” with many outsized home windows, overhead doorways that overlook the Kinnickinnic River, mild woods, inexperienced tones and imported tiles, Benson’s government vice chairman Chris Adams beforehand mentioned.
A financial institution of cubicles within the bar space might be formed like a pie wedge, Adams mentioned, with cubicles for events of eight, six, 4 and two. Different areas within the restaurant, which is able to seat 165 diners inside and finally 80 outdoors, could have banquettes and freestanding tables.
The Bridgewater additionally could have a personal eating room; outdoors, the restaurant will handle 10 boat slips.
Steve Gustafson, beforehand of the Third Ward’s Kimpton Journeyman lodge, would be the government chef, and Rik Acken, who’s been the final supervisor at a few of the restaurant group’s previous and current eateries, would be the common supervisor.
The restaurant might be open for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday via Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Opening week festivities, alternatives to present again
In line with the information launch:
On Oct. 25, 10% of all proceeds from the day might be donated to the Bay View Neighborhood Middle Meals Pantry. On Oct. 26, 10% of the restaurant’s proceeds might be donated to the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF).
Throughout opening week, The Bridgewater’s 245-foot-long riverfront patio might be remodeled to have a fall fest ambiance. There might be a professionally carved pumpkin wall that includes an anchor design, garden video games, reside music and extra.
Every reservation throughout opening week will embody a complimentary Bridgewater lap blanket whereas provides final, the information launch famous.
For extra data on The Bridgewater, to guide a reservation or to use for a place, go to bridgewatermke.com.
Carol Deptolla of the Journal Sentinel workers contributed to this report.
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