About Blu Ristorante
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
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.
I went to Blu for a birthday celebration ...
I went to Blu for a birthday celebration with my partner. We arrived early on a Sat evening after a full day of work in Toronto (we came from out of town). The service was impeccable and the food was wonderful. The ambiance was amazing as well and we really had a lovely experience. Thank you!
This was our second time at Blu. Previou ...
This was our second time at Blu. Previously there for New Years Eve. The menu is great. Lots of choices. The buratta salad was delicious . The Australian rack of lamb was cooked perfectly and the sea bass tender and tasty. Our waiter was fun and knowledgeable. The only thing that was less than excellent was that the wine we chose was priced at triple the purchase price. I don't mind paying double but triple is too much. Will definitely go back.
Went to Blu based on a recommendation fr ...
Went to Blu based on a recommendation from a social media site. They were named in the top 10 Italian restaurants in Toronto.
I honestly was not too impressed with the food which is one of the main reasons we visited Blu.
The appetizers were good, but everything was just so so. My guests complained of their seafood as overcooked. The food itself wasn't bad, but I had greater expectations.
Our server mixed up all 6 orders and gave the wrong food to each of us.
Loved the interior design. Very beautiful.
And the wine selection was amazing too.
Overall, great experience, but could have been better.
Had a fantastic time at Blu. My wife and ...
Had a fantastic time at Blu. My wife and I came once before and did not have the best experience, but we decided to give it another try. I came back with my wife and parents. We went on a Saturday night and we thoroughly enjoyed the live music (piano player). The appetizers were great and on time. Though the place was absolutely packed, it was Saturday before Thanksgiving after all, we came just a bit early for our reservation and the table was already set and waiting for us. We ordered two racks of lamb, the steak, a pasta and a salad along with appetizers. Everything was delicious. Some may say that the side and garnish for the rack of lamb does not suit the dish, and I admit I tasted a few ingredients for the first time, but the dish had a great balance and the meat was cooked just the way I asked for. The steak was absolutely superb and delicious, so no complaints there. All the meat dishes were immaculate and the Rigatoni Bolognese was to die for as well. The ambiance is a true gem. It's a cozy place for a dinner for two or a family dinner. Whatever the occasion, Blu has got you covered. Be prepared to leave a premium for the goodies, as the bill for 5 came out to $260 before tip, and that was without alcohol. But you get what you pay for. Premium location, premium ingredients with a spotless place and beautiful setting. Thank you to Blu for making it a special night.
We enjoyed our evening at Blu Ristorante ...
We enjoyed our evening at Blu Ristorante. The service was professional and welcoming.
We stared with the Tuna Tartar & Grilled Calamari, shared the Nova Scotia Lobster & Prawn
Fettuccine as a second course. For our main course we decided on the Sesame Crusted Ahi
Tuna & the AAA Angus Beef Tenerloin, both were delicious. Unfortunately we had no room
left to try dessert. We will be back very soon !
This is my favourite restaurant in Yorkv ...
This is my favourite restaurant in Yorkville, with a relaxing atmosphere. We had a wonderful dinner, we go here often and it gets better every time. The service is so detail oriented, ask and you shall receive here!!! They make dining here a smooth and enjoyable experience for all special occasions. Wonderful attention to detail, the food is divine with an amazing menu.
Exquisite cuisine and excellent service! ...
Exquisite cuisine and excellent service! My co-worker and I have been scouting several restaurants to host our annual Christmas party. Blu won our future reservation! We tried the scallops and carpaccio appetizers as recommended from our server. We both agreed they were the best we've ever had! For our main dishes we had the duck and lobster prawn fettucine. The duck was cooked a perfect med-rare, and melted in our mouths. The pasta dish had generous amounts of lobster and shrimp, and the sauce complemented the flavours of the seafood perfectly. Our server was friendly and professional, he was very knowledgeable of the wine and cuisine. It is such a beautiful restaurant and we booked our Christmas party that night with the manager. They also have a wide variety of gluten-free options which was a concern as some of our guests in the party have allergies. We are looking forward to having Blu host our Christmas party and can't wait to be back!
As you can see, I gave 1 star for overal ...
As you can see, I gave 1 star for overall and very high ratings for everything else. This is because they do a poor job with reservations and I don't think they appreciate Open Table bookings. When I arrived the hostess said my table wasn't ready but the current guests were wrapping up at a table which was probably the second worst in the restaurant. She suggested we have a drink at the bar and wait, so we said no problem. Luckily, there were two spots at the bar because the 2 guests didn't wrap up for another 45 minutes and the host didn't come to ask us to sit for 1 hr and 15 minutes after our Open Table scheduled reservation. If we didn't eat at the bar, we wouldn't have known how good the food was. Excellent food but like Seinfeld says they know how to take a reservation but don't know how to hold a reservation and that is the most important part!!!
The restaurant was nice. The food was ve ...
The restaurant was nice. The food was very good. Our server was rude and disappeared often, and that was reflected in his tip. The music was nice but a touch too loud, which made conversing difficult. Between the loud music and our server it ruined the ambiance of the restaurant. Based on our service I could not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
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