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.
8531 W Brown Deer RdMilwaukee, WI 53224
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I love the menu style, the entrees and what the Greek restaurants have to offer. When I go out to eat..I look for the basics ..good customer service, a clean atmosphere and appearance of the waitress and the quatity of the food. The only two Greek resturants that I have been to have been El Greco and Athens. Comparing the two, Athens is much cleaner, the hosts and hostesses greet me with a smile everytime I walk through the door. In addition, the manager,Chris, who's baby is just gorgeous and the owner, I think is his name Dennis, takes the time to come to our table and ask how things are going, the food is better and presented nicer...and the waitresses are sweet, nice and appear sharp. However, at El Greco..I can't believe they're still open. I've seen a waitress drop a toast on ground one late evening and just brush it off and put it back on the plate, then serve it. I've seen a waitress eat something...lick her fingers after she was done...and continue organize a bread basket out the microwave..with the fingers she just licked. I mean..COME ON, EL GRECO MGT...where is the supervison of your staff. I guess I could expect that. I always see people at the bar, that I assume are the owners (cause they look Greek)smoking, talking on the phone as loud as can be in Greek. I believe he is the son or someone, but he's watching that t.v. like he's at home. What's the deal? This is your resturant. You should be more involved with the people that help you get your fancy plants, and clothes and luxuries in life. Your staff is rude and not inviting, your food is flavorless and I just can't imagine how you store, or handle your food if your waitresses have so much access to what I eat. Shame on you El Greco...maybe you should take some pointers from Athens... and be the better Greek restaurant in the area. Deuces!
My husband and I celebrated our 25th bday here back in February(our first time here) and experienced great service. We called ahead to let them know we were bringing a party of 40+. There was cover charge that night(due to the UFC fight) but our party was able to get 2 for 1 cover. When we got there, they immediately offered my husband and I a drink of our choice on them. Later that night, they gave us a complimentary bottle of Captain. I know our group gave them a lot of business, but it was awesome for them to actually give us a complimentary bottle. I would give them 5 stars if I was big into the sports theme, but I'm not...it was the hubby's idea. So they get 4 stars for great service. Did I mention Hi-Lo Martini lounge is next door? There's actually a door that connects the two venues so our group was in and out of both places....it was a blast! Everyone enjoyed theirselves. Not sure if that door is kept open at all times or if it was just opened b/c we had a big group. Not to mention, the owner/manager was super nice! He seemed more casual and laid back so it was awesome dealing w/ him. All in all, great place for a casual night and if you wanna get sophisticated, just walk next door.