The Bartolotta Restaurants have announced a February 4 reopening date for Mr. B’s – A Bartolotta Steakhouse in Mequon. The North Shore favorite will resume indoor dining following the 2020 temporary closure with classic dishes on its menu – just in time for Valentine’s Day – and a renewed emphasis on health and safety for guests and employees.

“We have taken a careful and compassionate approach to every reopening, in an effort to serve the needs of our guests while going above and beyond state and regional guidelines,” says The Bartolotta Restaurants Owner and Co-Founder Chef Paul Bartolotta. “With our expanded takeout options, enhanced safety protocols, and acclaimed Executive Chef Amber Dorszynski returning to the kitchen, we look forward to welcoming Mr. B’s guests to the new era of The Bartolotta Restaurants.”

Mr. B’s in Mequon will reopen with adjusted days and hours of operation – Wednesdays through Sundays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. – and reservations will be required via the website. Additionally, The Bartolotta Restaurants is adding Mr. B’s to its takeout program, an exclusive partnership that allows guests to order restaurant-quality dishes and meals via online ordering service Tock for curbside pickup

The reopened Mr. B’s in Mequon will celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend with steakhouse-inspired dinner specials by Executive Chef Amber Dorszynski, including Maine Lobster Salad, 14 oz Wagyu New York Strip Steak, and Lemon Pots de Crème. Valentine’s Day specials will be available for dine-in starting February 12 through February 14, and guests can view the full menu and make reservations online.

The reopening of Mr. B’s comes on the heels of the reintroduction of Bacchus – A Bartolotta Restaurant, Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro, Harbor House, Joey Gerard’s – A Bartolotta Supper Club, Mr. B’s – A Bartolotta Steakhouse in Brookfield, and Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993. Each restaurant is operating under enhanced health and hygiene protocols that have become the new standard for all Bartolotta restaurants and catering facilities, including:

  • 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

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


Located in the city of Mequon, just a 20-minute drive from downtown Milwaukee, Mr. B’s – A Bartolotta Steakhouse pays tribute to the look and feel of classic steakhouses, with a menu of prime steaks cooked to perfection in a high-heat, wood-burning oven, and one of the most extensive wine lists in The Bartolotta Restaurants portfolio. Debuting in 2017 on the original site of Bartolotta's favorite Joey Gerard’s and mirroring the success of its sister location in Brookfield, Mr. B’s features dark, hardwood floors and leather seating, with full views of the Milwaukee River, and a private River Room that serves as the ideal setting for private events and social gatherings.


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-fired 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