Bleu Restaurant & Lounge


Chef Driven:

One thing we pride ourselves with is a great staff.  We consider ourselves one big family.  We have seen many of our employees start when they were 15 and grow up in the restaurant.  We realize there is so much talent, passion and loyalty in our staff.  Over the years, JR has learned new things, has had new ideas, and new styles that he has wanted to experiment with.  Although, trying them on our customers at Chives Restaurant in Suamico was always ideal, it is difficult to change the menu when customers have grown to love certain signature items that we simply could not change. Bleu Restaurant and Lounge was an idea formed by JR Schoenfeld.


The Chef:

Brian Neuens’ culinary expertise comes from nearly two decades of cooking alongside and learning from JR.  His experience at Bleu, Chives, as well as large venue caterings, at Lambeau Field and PGA Golf Tournaments has helped him develop the unique offerings at Bleu.  He has an eye for presentation which is reflected in each creation that is served to you.  Brian’s passion is French-inspired American cuisine, which is represented in our menu and weekly features.


The Design:

Wishing we could take credit for the beautiful interior design of Bleu, we owe Designs of the Interior on North Broadway in Green Bay all the credit.  The girls at Designs of the Interior met with JR several times and came up with the color, art, furniture and textures in our space.  Old doors puzzled together on the ceiling were a challenge.  JR spent all summer driving around the state of Wisconsin, sometimes knocking on doors of random farm houses asking to buy old doors.  He loved being a “picker” in between designing the open concept kitchen and coordinating the construction.  If you happen to fall in love with any piece of art or furniture inside Bleu, please call Designs of the Interior!

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