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“wonderful place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bartley House

Bartley House
1212 58th Street, Kenosha, WI 53140
262-658-1966
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Ranked #31 of 212 Restaurants in Kenosha
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
“wonderful place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

have been here each time I come back to Kenosha - and am always delighted by the atmosphere, friendliness and the food
a must go place - wonderful prime rib and great brandy alexanders

Visited February 2014
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English first
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A classic, old fashioned, middle class Kenosha supper club”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Bartley House is situated close to a railroad viaduct in an iffy, depressed neighborhood that warrants the owners keeping a security guard on duty (in this neighborhood, he's not for show). Don't let the setting deter you. Park, and go on in.

The decor in both the bar and restaurant areas doesn't look like it's been changed in, well, forever (I remember a lot of dark wood paneling). In spite of a sea of relative drab, the restaurant was packed when I went with a party of six on a Saturday evening for an anniversary celebration. Surprisingly, the diners ranged from young couples to the elderly, dressed formally (suits, dresses) and very casually (jeans, sweatshirts).

Our server, a late-middle-aged woman, was attentive, responsive, and quite congenial in a way servers at chain restaurants can't seem to emulate. The prime rib I ordered was surprisingly good, though the salad and trimmings were unmemorable. Their desserts were also good (save room for the towering glass of brandy mixed into vanilla ice cream).

By the time our meal was concluded, interspersed with actually exchanging quips and comments with diners surrounding us -- an exceptionally friendly bunch! -- all the cosmetic downsides to the Bartley House no longer seemed to matter.

Visited November 2013
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Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant in Kenosha”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is a great restaurant where you are treated like family, from the Bartenders to the hostess to the waitress, you are treated 100%, I have been coming here for over 25 years and have to say I have never had a bad meal or service yet.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“So many great memories”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We come here for a great couples night, with friends and family. Whenever we want a special night, this is the #1 Supperclub of choice. Order an Old Fashioned, talk to your waitress and enjoy a nice slow paced evening and a great meal!!!

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“Fantastic Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Every meal is great! Awesome grilled shrimp appetizer or make a light meal of it. Steamed crab legs, prime rib, fish fry...to die for. A little high in price but well worth it. Very entertaining at the bar. Just ask for the bartender. They always have a little trick up their sleeves. Makes the time go by fast if there is a wait or after dinner cocktail. The atmosphere of the original style of fine dinning without being stuffy. My favorite restaurant!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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