Inside the Commodore
Restoring the former “Seven Seas Restaurant” on Nagawicka Lake will connect the landmark building with its past while preserving its hospitality history for years to come.
A Storied History
The iconic property, built in 1905, evolved with the needs, demands and whims of the region. It has been a resort, a sanitorium, a camp for girls, a discotheque, and several restaurants. It’s best remembered for its 40-year tenure as Weissgerber’s Seven Seas restaurant and wedding venue, which closed in 2020.
When the Seven Seas went on the market in 2021, HF Hospitality discovered a treasured property with great meaning to the community and became inspired to preserve its hospitality roots. The purchase included 3.79 acres of scenic lakeside grounds, 284 feet of lake frontage, a magnificent 17,000-square-foot structure with an expansive terrace, and a boathouse. When renovations are complete, the property will preserve community memories while making new ones in a transformed restaurant and event venue.
The Commodore Takes Shape
Watch as HF Hospitality transforms the landmark lakefront property into a sophisticated hospitality center that includes a fine-dining restaurant and magnificent event space.
The revitalized lakeside building will pay homage to the original with each space serving a unique and separate purpose. Inspiration and beauty will abound in an extensive art collection of works by Wisconsin artists.
Fireplaces will lend the restaurant space a 1920s yacht club feel, with a carefully curated menu punctuating that sensibility along with an extensive wine list.
The bar area, known as Jack’s, will conjure up sophisticated fun with billiards, plush seating areas, and craft cocktails.
The upstairs ballroom will bestow events with magnificent lake views outside, and a vaulted ceiling, stylish salon, and lounge with a fireplace for sophisticated elegance inside.
A large outdoor terrace on its sprawling, lush grounds is suited dining and private events.
Impressive vintage and contemporary works of art from Wisconsin artists will adorn the walls to inspire guests through texture, light, abstraction and storytelling.
Take a Tour
Take a virtual walk through the hallmark restoration and discover how Bartolotta Restaurants plans to dish up fine dining, cocktail drinks, and magnificent events in the revitalized space.