THIS RESTAURANT IS NOT WHAT YOU WOULD EXPECT, BEING LOCATED ONE DOOR WEST OF McDonald's aka/"MICKEY D'S". YOU ARE REALLY TALKING ABOUT BOTH ENDS OF THE SPECTRUM. THE BLUEMOND INN WAS ACTUALLY A LONG TIME DREAM FULFILLED BY OWNER JIMMY BALISTRERI. HE HAS BEEN AROUND THE BLOCK A FEW TIMES, STARTING MAKING PIZZA, AND EVENTUALLY STARTING & OWNING BALISTRERI'S PIZZA IN WAUWATOSA. (68th & Wells) HE HAD LONG BEEN AN ADMIRER OF THE LOCATION AND RESTAURANT. SO AFTER SPENDING HIS TIME "IN THE TRENCHES" HE BOUGHT, REMODELED & OPENED IT AS BALISTRERI'S BLUEMOUND INN. AGAIN PUSHING THE ENVELOPE OF "BOTH ENDS OF THE SPECTRUM". FROM PIZZA IN TOSA TO FINE DINING ON BLUEMOUND ROAD. I HAVE EATEN, AND ADDED POUNDS TO MY WAISTLINE, AT THE BLUEMOUND INN. THE FOOD IS TRULY UNIQUE AND EXCEPTIONAL. YOU REALLY CAN'T GO WRONG WITH ANY OF THE MENU SELECTIONS. I ESPECIALLY LIKE THAT THEY SERVE UNTIL 1:00 AM. BEING A NIGHT OWL THIS FITS THE BILL. DON'T EXPECT THE BEST COOKING TO STOP BECAUSE OF THE LATE NIGHT SERVING HOURS. JIMMY IS VERY FUSSY ABOUT FOOD QUALITY & CONSISTANCY. I COULD RECOMMEND AN ENTREE OR APPETIZER, BUT WHY? YOUR TASTE BUDS ARE UNIQUE AND YOURS. AS AN INDIVIDUAL, AND WE ALL ARE DIFFERENT, SO VARY OUR TASTES. I ONLY SAY THAT IF THE UNRECOGNIZED CRITIC RECOMMENDS IT, IT MUST BE AT LEAST WORTH A TRY. WHAT DO THE ITALIAN COOKING SHOW LADIES SAY? ABUNDAZA! BY THE WAY THE DRESS CODE I THINK IS ANYTHING BUT YOUR "BIRTHDAY SUIT". THE ATMOSPHERE IS GREAT WITH SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO DETAIL. NOT UPSCALE, BUT NOT CASUAL. A TIE AROUND YOUR NECK, OR A TIGHT BELT RESTRICTS ENJOYABLE DINING. I DON'T RATE INFERIOR RESTAURANT'S, LIFE'S TOO SHORT TO WASTE TIME AT THE COMPUTER KEYBOARD REPORTING BAD. IF YOU SEE A WRITEUP FROM "JOHHNY69" YOU'LL KNOW IT'S ABOUT A GREAT DINING EXPERIENCE I WANT TO SHARE WITH OTHERS.
I've very pleased with their service..and food quality. Some of the items might not be like other places but there sure are some items that are just out of this world! I do not care for their ginger salad dressing..it's a bit too clumpy and not creamy like other places. My husband absolutely enjoys their clear mushroom soup...and he's not one for asian cuisines or sushi type of entrees..but he likes the chicken tempura rolls and hibachi. They put on a splendid show, this is a place you want to go with coworkers after work or luncheon/dinner. Place you want to celebrate your birthday..they take pictures and have music with lights and sing to you...it's a fun and inviting atmosphere. There prices are fair, and now they offer the discounted menu on Monday/Tuesday evenings after 4..but make sure u make reservations..because they get BUSY!! I do not however care for the short hair lady that is apart of the manager team...she's very rude and inconsiderate of people and if your running late she'll let you know and i thought that was not a nice approach...yes i understand im running late..(about 5 minutes)..but to say it in front of everyone and to make me feel singled out is a bit rude....so if u make reservations and dont want to be singled out...be there at like 15 minutes early....dislike that on monday/tuesday discount days you can only order off the menu ONE time..verus other places u can keep ordering and ordering until your satisfied..so if u order too less and ur still hungry..u might just have to order a regular menu priced item...but i think it's a good location/atmosphere and food quality.
This is an excellent restaurant. The staff greets you immediately upon entering. They are very friendly and read their customers well. If you want a quiet romantic meal for two they provide great service without being intrusive. If you want a fun atmosphere the servers will laugh and joke with you. Their food is fabulous. The hibachi is hibachi. To me, once you seen one, you've seen them all. It is well done though. The standard fare is very good and pretty authentic. The sushi is the best in town though. Presentation is gorgeous. They rotate garnishes so each time you order there will be a new look. The rolls are well laid out and tightly wrapped. The salmon skin is not as crunchy as Japanica's, but, tastes good still. Sushi is clean and simply presented. They are not skimpy on the pieces of fish either. The sashimi is where its at though. The fish practically melts in your mouth. It is wonderfully fresh and tender. Each time I eat the sashimi I have to sit in silence and roll the fish around in my mouth to savor the sublime taste. If you really can appreciate good sushi, this is the place to go. If you can't, it is still delicious.