About Blue Restaurant - Charlotte, NC
Blue Restaurant is a sophisticated restaurant that offers flavors from around the Mediterranean region. Our multicultural menu will take your taste buds on a whirlwind tour. prepare to experience a Moroccan Tagine, Whole Roasted Mediterranean Sea Bass or a Tenderloin a la Blue. as you travel around the menu, you will be delighted with familiar dishes and excited by others you have yet to explore.
Mediterranean, Vegetarian / Vegan
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Bar: Monday & Tuesday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00am
Corner of College and 5th Sts.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Jazz Wednesday to Saturday evenings
Free Valet parking; Heart Tower parking garage, ticket validated at Blue for free parking.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Monthly Cooking Classes with Executive Chef Gene Briggs (1st Saturday of each month with holiday exceptions). $44.95 each course paired with wines.
Monthly Food & Wine Pairings $49.95 Five Course Pairing.
The Main Private Dining Room seats maximum of 40 guests; The Solarium seats maximum of 24 for dinner and 25 for a cocktail reception; The Wine Room (Semi-private) seats maximum of 16 for dinner and 25 for a cocktail reception.
Blue Restaurant - Charlotte, NC Ratings and Reviews
Took my parents here for my dad's birthd ...
Took my parents here for my dad's birthday dinner. Waitress was EXCELLENT - she greeted us and wished dad a happy birthday, and brought us a dessert at the end on the house. She was attentive yet not over-bearing. Food was very good - the only slight complaint was the pasta itself, kind of chewy but I hope it will soften up today as leftover. The only thing I would say is the restaurant itself looks a bit tired. For the price point, the booth seat should not been duck-taped at the torn part.
Don't forget to check out their live music at the bar. It's a solid spot for uptown.
We celebrated an anniversary at Blue. Th ...
We celebrated an anniversary at Blue. The food was wonderful and the service was fantastic. Granted, it was not very crowded the night we went, but the experience could not have been better. Also, the jazz musician was very romantic!
The food was good. We were there for din ...
The food was good. We were there for dinner 90 minutes before a show at Blumenthal. The Restaurant was maybe 1/2 full if that, still took over hour to get our food. Once it came we had to rush though to make it to the theater doors with 1 min to spare.
Kudos to our server who acknowledged the long wait, worked to get us our bill and out the door quickly and even sent us with cheesecake as an apology.
Overall though experience was not bad. Would like to try it when we have time constraints. Lamb, calamari, caprese salad, taste of the Mediterranean, arrincini, and the snapper (the special of the night). All were tasty.
Blue never disappoints! I sent a group ...
Blue never disappoints! I sent a group of my foodie colleagues visiting from other states over to Blue last night and they all loved it. Classy place. Robert was our server on Monday, August 1 and was excellent, very attentive.
Best scallops ever, and I don't even lik ...
Best scallops ever, and I don't even like scallops. Also, the chicken tagine and the wild boar were amazing. The drinks were as delicious as the food. Service was impeccable and the live jazz band was a great addition. All around great experience.
Service/Atmosphere- Our server was not g ...
Our server was not great to say the least. He was so inattentive that another server in the same section payed more attention checking on us. We went during restaurant week so they opened up an extra room in the veryyy back so we were unable to experience the live jazz band or true ambiance of the restaurant but when we walked in the small experience we had walking to our table was nice.
We had a reservation and arrived on time however the parking deck almost made that impossible. The parking is terrible!!! The first five floors were taken up completely by reserved spaces which was odd that they weren't able to be used during non-business hours.
The dish I had as an entree was absolutely incredible but my date was not pleased with his. I would definitely recommend the appetizers and the cheese plates. We had two desserts, cheesecake and sticky toffee pudding. The cheese cake was average but the toffee pudding was out of this world. It was also very apparent that the chef really incorporates citrus into the dishes as almost all of them had some sort of citrus garnish or citrus focus of the entire dish.
I would recommend this restaurant as a nice bar atmosphere and would like to try it again outside of restaurant week. The live jazz band was a really nice touch. It's a little difficult to find from the parking deck through Hearst tower so I would recommend arriving at least fifteen minutes early (especially on the weekend). I also think it would be a nice touch if they mentioned if they validated parking or not.
Our "medium" steaks were dripping red ra ...
Our "medium" steaks were dripping red rare. Charging extra for sides was pretentious and not worth the price. We did, however, receive a free delicious dessert for our anniversary. We probably won't go there again. Although the free dessert was very nice, we felt the value did not equal the price.
I thought the kalamata olive butter was ...
I thought the kalamata olive butter was really different and my favorite part of the meal was definitely the tiramisu cheesecake. I went for Restaurant Week and wish they would have had steak on there, but I got the Salmon and it was very delicious.
The service was great, the food was lack ...
The service was great, the food was lacking. Lump crab soup had no crab and the pork was under cooked. Both of our meals were recooked because they were undercooked. The bread pudding was amazing but the cheesecake tasted like it was fresh from the freezer. Little taste. Il come back for drinks and the good service.
My husband and I dined during Queen's Fe ...
My husband and I dined during Queen's Feast, which would reduce the price for our meals, including dessert. The food, service and ambiance were wonderful. Even though I am lactose intolerant, they easily accommodated my needs. We will definitely return.
The service was excellent; professional, ...
The service was excellent; professional, friendly, good recommendations, just the right amount of attention. Apps, soups, and salads were all great. Pork Milanese was excellent. Salmon was good, but on the salty side. The Orchiette Pasta with Shrimp and Pesto was just OK. Pasta itself was good - nice firmness and flavor. Pesto was on the strong side, and just had a very spicy taste, rather than a rich pesto flavor. Shrimp seemed to have been frozen: small, soft, not much flavor. Desserts were all really good. I'd recommend Blue, as it's every bit as good as many uptown restaurants we've been to; just maybe not quite up there with the elite.
Our waiter was good. The Sweet corn soup ...
Our waiter was good. The Sweet corn soup with crab was delicious. The pork dish was good. The citrus polenta cake was very disappointing. It is rare that I do not eat all my dessert, but I left almost half of it. The cake portion was DRY.
The food and service was excellent at Bl ...
The food and service was excellent at Blue. I believe our server's name was Gordon, and he was wonderful. He engaged us with witty, humorous, and laugh-out-load conversation. We will definitely be back at Blue very soon, and we'll surely recommend Blue to others.
We have been there twice and have tried ...
We have been there twice and have tried the bison steak, wild boar, sea bass and halibut. All have been awesome with tremendous flavors The lobster and scallop appetizers are great also, and the fresh baked breads with the olive butter kicks it off nicely.
My husband and I dined at Blu last week ...
My husband and I dined at Blu last week for our anniversary and it did not disappoint! Everything was amazing, the scallops, the boar duo and the branzino were amazing! All topped off with the sticky toffee pudding and Irish coffees, to die for! Our server, Jose, was amazing and the live jazz really set the mood. Thank you for a great evening!
Thought dinner was delicious. The only ...
Thought dinner was delicious. The only complaint I have was when I presented a coupon I received from Blue for a free appetizer, the waitress's friendly mood changed towards my fiancé and I and it took an additional 15 minutes to get our checks. I also ordered an espresso with dessert and she brought the espresso out 10 minutes before I got my dessert. The dessert was also unfortunately hard/brittle making it too difficult to eat, so we left it
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