About Blu Ristorante
Toronto, ON M4W 1L1
On the quiet eastern front of Yorkville, set back behind a brick façade, Blu is an Italian restaurant based on authentic classic cuisine, yet, contemporary created by executive Chef; Eric Bucher and Chef de Cuisine; Andrew Harasti
Warmly lit stone walls and grand mirrors surround cozy leather seating and white table cloths. Enter through a casual wine bar, which then leads to a hip, upscale dining room with an inviting ambiance.
Dinner is enhanced by the soothing live music Friday to Saturday. Pianist/singer, guitarrist/singer. Enjoy impeccable service for intimate dining or for large private parties up to 110 guests. Private rooms also available. One will remember Blu as a true memorable dining experience.
Blu has become a staple restaurant in Toronto over the last ten years
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: Dinner 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
Saturday: Dinner 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: Dinner 5:00pm - 10:00pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Live music Friday and Saturday. Soft contemporary music with a jazz feel. Allowing diners to enjoy live music and dinner conversation. Varied artists throughout the week. Please visit our website for more detailed information www.bluristorante.com
Public parking 6 doors west on the same side of the street (Yorkville Avenue).
Minute walk from Yonge/Bloor Subway Station.
6 minute walk from Bay/Bloor Subway Station.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We specialize in all types of private functions such as: weddings, corporate functions, presentations, product launches, fashion shows, etc. We provide our clients with professional AV system. Menus can be created in coordination with Massimo Callovini
Blu has private rooms that accommodate tables of eight up to thirty two.
Conveniently located in stylish Yorkville, Blu Ristorante offers a selection of specialized amenities to suit your specific event needs, whether it’s enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in our spacious wine bar or intimate dining in the main dining room.
Blu Ristorante Ratings and Reviews
I have been going to Blu for a few years ...
I have been going to Blu for a few years now. I used to be a regular when they had opened for lunch and continue to suggest they do so again (but I fully understand and accept the reasons for not offering lunch service).
The staff and management is very friendly and knowledgeable. I have enjoyed dinners with business colleagues / family / friends and neighbours, all have agreed that Blu offers great food and a great atmosphere. Definitely going back!
My first time there and i was very satis ...
My first time there and i was very satisfied. Going to give it a second shot to confirm it wasn't luck (which i doubt), there is experience running this place. The Host and the staff.kitchen got out the proper message and experience to the guests! Food was great! Everyone's plate went back empty! Staff was on target, very receptive and attentive (although the new guy kept interrupting our conversations) but i still give him a pass! AND the atmosphere was quite pleasant. Can't wait to try it again. Bravo to Blu...we can't wait to come see you again!!
The NSC crew.
It's a Italian restaurant, so we made a ...
It's a Italian restaurant, so we made a mistake that ordered a steak. Steak is not good as others especially seafoods and pastas. Fortunately, we ordered the grill calamari and seafood linguine. These two courses were outstanding. They left me deep impression. I highly recommend that people who want to go there order the grill calamari and a pasta since Blu is a Italian restaurant that seafood and pasta are they good at. It's a little bit noisy since it has live music, so people have to raise their indoor voice to talk. Bad or not.
I ordered the braised octopus as appetiz ...
I ordered the braised octopus as appetizer and apparently it is over seasoned. At the same time the lobster linguini tastes ok but is not mixed with the cream evenly. Over all a nice place to go but they really need to keep up with the food quality during busy times.
The food was good but really pricey. Our ...
The food was good but really pricey. Our server did not provide a good service. We felt like because we were young individuals the server did not provide care for our table. He was extremely rude and not friendly. There were multiple servers who kept ignoring us when we asked for help or when we said we were ready to order.
The dishes we had weren't great, but goo ...
The dishes we had weren't great, but good enough. The dinning environment and atmosphere on the other hand were wonderful with attentive staff.
Although it is a bit pricey ($130 for 2 appetizers and 2 entrees plus tip), but the overall experience was quite satisfactory.
Absolutely fabulous evening! Everything ...
Absolutely fabulous evening! Everything was perfect and couldn't have been any better.
Outstanding one of the best restaurants we have ever dined in. Jonathan and his staff were spectacular. Food was simply amazing. We went for my boyfriend's birthday and were absolutely thrilled, very intimate and romantic. We will recommend this restaurant to everyone and definitely looking forward to returning.
The food was delicious my wife and I enj ...
The food was delicious my wife and I enjoyed very much. Great atmosphere, very good service. The only thing I would say was negative is that the cream brûlée was very bed, way below the level of the rest of the dinner. The other desert we ordered -hot chocolate cake was perfect. Also a glass of red wine (8oz) was 22$. To expensive. Overall we enjoyed very much and the Maine course were sooooo good...definitely recommended!!!
In the beginning the service was okay bu ...
In the beginning the service was okay but it soon turned into a very very poor effort to deliver customer service. Wine pours were grossly inconsistent to the point I had to complain and tell the service staff to pick up their game and management changed out our server to Jonathan. From there service improved and what ever was left of the evening was adequately salvaged.
Friday evening- The live music starts fr ...
Friday evening- The live music starts from 8pm till 10pm. A man playing mallow blues on classical guitar. Classic ambience with amazing tasting food. Ordered duck- marinated and roasted to perfection. Stuffed chicken breast- delicious in taste and great in portion. Pasta- Pasta sauce tasted very fresh and mild, pasta cooked to perfection. Desserts were just okay. Nothing exclusive about desserts.
Overall, great place for a special occasion or fine dinning. Live music works as a romantic ambience, so perfect for anniversaries or dates.
But the best part that will make me wanna go again is the FOOD! Worth the pain to drive and finding the parking.
Comfortable decor and the tables were we ...
Comfortable decor and the tables were well spaced for privacy. Full house and lively group, but the acoustics were such that the background sound wasn't shrill.
The menu had a good selection but I didn't find the soup of the day or chicken dish particularly memorable. Service was friendly, professional and efficient, and never obtrusive. Overall a pleasant experience.
If someone asked me I'd say the meal experience was enjoyable, but I wouldn't go out of the way to recommend the restaurant to a friend.
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