Blue's Egg - Modern Diner, Amazing Food

My sister was in town from Cleveland, Ohio the past week, and she has been following my brunch outings for some time. She is always jealous that I get to go out and explore Milwaukee's brunch offerings every weekend and write about it to my audience. So first off, I wanted to thank you, the reader, for taking the time to read these reviews, commenting on the blog and giving me suggestions on where to go out to brunch in our great city. You all are the best.

When my sister came, Alicia, into town for a weekend visit, a brunch review was at the top of the list of things to do. So I searched to find a great Saturday morning brunch location, and I have heard a lot about Blue's Egg near Wauwatosa. I did a little investigating and found out they server breakfast and lunch from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Well, if you serve during those hours, it was safe to assume, there could be a good brunch outing here.

Located in a strip mall on 76th street, Blue's Egg is not just a little hole in the wall kind of place. This brightly colored diner looked like a remodeled restaurant from that show on Fox with Chef Ramsey. Once walking in it looks like a Norman Rockwell painting of a 1950s diner, complete with the desert display. The counter is lined with old-school stools and behind stood a vintage cooler with beer and wine. From the onset, it seemed that we were going to enjoy ourselves.

After a sort wait for a table, Alicia and I sat at a high top table near the window and looked over the menu. Our server, Sara, came over and asked us for our drink order. I ordered the usual, mimosa ($4.50), coffee ($2.25) and water. Alicia ordered a diet Coke ($2.25). For the price, I thought the mimosa was great. It wasn't too sweet, but it did contain pulp. Not my favorite, but still, really good. The price point was the lowest I have seen in my brunch endeavors, but one of the best I have had.

Another interesting point to the drinks was the tall bottle of water each table gets upon sitting down. The rubber top is held down by a wire clamp, like you would find on an old milk jug. Alicia and I agreed—it was really neat.

After looking over the menu, we made our selections. Alicia chose the Creamy Polenta ($9.95). This creamy entree was served with kale, mushrooms, two poached eggs and a  cheese sauce. Overall the dish has the consistency of grits, but a little creamier. The kale and mushrooms is where most of the flavor came from. The eggs were nicely poached and the sauce was very rich. Alicia thought the dish was good, but she would have liked something with a little more flavor. Along side the polenta, she had the choice of one side. The Yukon Fries called out to her, and they were amazing. I tried a couple and the sweet potato flavor was there but not over powering. All-in-all, it was a good plate for an establishment whose sister restaurant fare is Southern comfort food.

I was told by a fan from the Facebook fan page, that I needed to try the Blue's Classic Benedict ($10.95). Once the plate arrived at the table, I was amazed at how much food was placed in front of me. The two benedicts were sitting in a pool of Hollandaise sauce. Looking a little closer at them, I noticed that the traditional circle of ham was instead pulled ham. I asked our server, Sara, a little more about it. She told me that it was from the roast that they make every day, and the ham is pulled and mounded on the homemade English muffin. I was floored at the amount of flavor and texture it brought to every bite. This has to be one of my favorite Benedicts thus far! And the square of hash browns to the side was amazing as well. I had my choice of several sides, but these "browns" (as their called) just seemed right for the plate. After scraping every last bit of the sauce up, I was only able to eat about a quarter of the grilled potato strips. What a great way to start off any day!

If you love brunch as much as I do, and crave it everyday, I would highly recommend Blue's Egg to anyone looking for an excellent experience. For a total of about $15 per person, this retro diner is well worth the price. From the pleasant atmosphere to the other great breakfast and lunch entrees, Blue's Egg has a lot to offer. I am so thankful that they don't limit it to only one or two days a week. With plenty of parking and near the highway, there's no reason not to check out this restaurant. Another note of this restaurant: one dollar of every meal is donated to a specific charity of the month. Check out their website for more details on the lucky nonprofit of the month.

Until next time, hope you had a great weekend and happy brunching!

What have been your experiences at Blue's Egg? What are some other good entrees? Respond below in the comments!

All the details you want to know: (on a five star rating)

Blue's Egg (****½)
317 North 76th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53213
(414) 299-3180
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Brunch hours:
Every day: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Atmosphere: ***** (awesome)
Modern diner with a vintage flair

Food: **** (very good)
Amazing benedict!

Service: ***** (awesome)
Impeccable, attentive, friendly and knowledgable

Drinks: **** (very good)
Mimosa - **** (very good)
Bloody Mary - n/a

Price: ***** (awesome)
Around $15 a person with large portions.
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