Lake Country Social restaurant coming to The Corners
3-level bar, restaurant will feature indoor and outdoor seating

By Freeman Staff

Oct. 12, 2018

The three-level Lake Country Social at The Corners of Brookfield will include a
menu with supper club favorites.
Submitted rendering

TOWN OF BROOKFIELD — Lake Country Social will bring the sensibilities of a supper club to The Corners of Brookfield.

The 15,000-square-foot, three-level restaurant will be situated next to Cafe Hollander at the upscale retail and residential development on Bluemound Road near Barker Road.

Pegged to open next summer, Lake Country Social will include a bar, rooftop garden and lounge and a 22foot-high copper, wood and glass back bar that will contain one of the region’s largest collections of American bourbons and gins. The menu at Lake Country Social will feature locally sourced items, as well as supper club classics and house specialties.

The restaurant will be operated by Rule No. One Hospitality Group, which operates Merchant and Lucille in Madison.

“Unique dining experiences are a significant component to the success of our town center,” said Robert Gould, vice president of U.S. Operations at IM Properties, which is part of the joint venture that developed The Corners. “Lake Country Social, with its multilevel design, craft cocktails and locally sourced menu championing Wisconsin culture will offer another fine dining experience for our visitors.”

According to Thursday’s announcement, Lake Country Social will draw inspiration from Wisconsin’s old-world heritage steeped in native and European tradition, as well as tap into modern sensibilities about “health, wholesomeness, empowerment, and style.”

A rooftop bar and lounge at Lake Country Social will seat about 100 people and include fire pits.
Submitted rendering

“This area of Brookfield just off Interstate 94 along Bluemound Road is bustling with a great deal of commerce, shopping and hotels as it is a natural urban extension of Milwaukee. And yet, just a short drive 10 minutes west yields some of the most idyllic places in the state, beautifully referred to locals as ‘Lake Country’ for its large number of lakes and pristine landscape,” said RNO President Joshua Berkson. In a statement. “As a hospitality team, we are drawn to a location like this that provides an incredible spectrum for expression across the Wisconsin experience: a soulful mix that is equal parts urban and country, global and local, modern and classic.”

Some of the supper club favorites that will appear on Lake Country Social’s menu includes fried walleye and perch, burgers, prime steaks, chops and seafood.

“We will work with our suppliers, including our local farming and producer network in Waukesha County, Dane County, and all around southeast Wisconsin to source the best and freshest seasonal ingredients and do this at a great price point for the guest,” said Chef Tim Williams, RNO director of culinary operations, in a statement.

The restaurant has been designed by OPN Architects with additional branding and interior design by Distillery Marketing, based in Madison. The design for the space is described as cosmopolitan and contemporary with use of natural woods, white metal panels and glass with white mullions.

The rooftop bar and lounge will include fire pits and dining for 100 people.

“The rooftop will be in perpetual celebration mode,” said Maddy Van Elzen, RNO’s director of hospitality.

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