Blu Mangrove Grill
Blu Mangrove Grill

Blu Mangrove Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.blumangrovegrill.com/
  • Phone: (941) 479-7827
  • Hours of Operation:
    EVERY DAY FROM 11 TO 10PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: KENT DALTON
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access
  • Entertainment: LIVE MUSIC EVERY NIGHT

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Blu Mangrove Grill
Great Food! Fantastic Happy Hour! Gorgeous Location!
Blu Mangrove Grill offers offers a vast selection of steak, chops, fowl, fresh seafood and authentic American barbecue and of course, we didn't forget the accompaniments: crisp salads, savory soups, mouthwatering side dishes and a delicious selection of home-style desserts are not to be missed.

Blu Mangrove Grill delivers the highest quality food and service, like our smoked infused cuisine featuring hardwood grilled favorites cooked low and slow over hickory and apple wood.

Compliment your meal with one of our specialty drinks, domestic & import beers, or fine wines, while listening to Live Entertainment (See our calendar for daily music). We are looking forward to seating you soon!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Blu Mangrove Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (27)scenic view (19)neighborhood gem (13)great for lunch (11)fit for foodies (10)good for groups (7)romantic (6)special occasion (6)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (4)notable wine list (4)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Server
    Floridagirl
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner very much. The food was delicious. The only part of the evening we didn't care for was the server. He was way to familiar so far in the comments he made about his boss and his being a quick cleaner when we weren't done with things. He was very slow in responding and coming by the table. But the worst was when I asked for a lime he brought me one wedge in his fingers and put it on my glass. I was totally taken aback by him handling the lime and then my glass.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The band was a plus
    falcon38
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Reservation through open table and did not have opportunity to request outdoor seating - was told it was a 45 minute wait for outdoor table. Band was outdoors with terrific music piped in. Only two tables occupied indoors. Food was top quality.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not happy
    Happy
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Made a reservation for 7. When I showed up that did not have a reservation for us. I had to show them my confirmation email. The food was poor. However, I was happy with the service!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The best Mother's Day ever
    MATTHEWVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    We had the best time here Mother's Day live music great service and awesome view of the marina
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Treasure
    Googie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Blu Mangrove has figured out how to eliminate the heat and bugs from Florida outdoor dinning! It's has an upscale atmosphere without upscale prices. The menu is unique in variety, they serve generous portions, everything we ordered was delicious. The servers were personable, courteous and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rocky start became a great evening
    cmckelvey
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I made reservations for Mother's Day but was told it would be a 10-15 minute wait when we arrived. It was almost like they weren't ready for the crowd and werev trying to stagger seatings even though they dhad accepted reservations. We were not the only ones they did this to. There was a woman there (she seemed like a manager) who seemed unfriendly and ill-prepared as she barked orders to younger employees in front on patrons. I began to think I had made a huge mistake until we were seated. Our waiter was friendly, funny and efficient and turned our entire experience around. The food was great and we really ended up having a positive experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Pleasant experience, but....
    Happy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My family enjoyed Mother's Day dinner at the Blu. We especially liked the fireworks style decoration on our dessert. The main meal was not enough food for the guys in our party, though. The food for me was very tasty.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Understaffed
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Understandably the restaurant was busy for Mother's Day. No where on open table or it's own website was their a timing that brunch ended, the only reason we went. The waitstaff was behind and hostess was really behind, but kept her cool. Hopefully try it on a non holiday to give it a better review.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • They do not honor their posts!
    Cherdan
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I made this reservation for 4 for Mother’s Day. We were sent the following confirmation, “Thank you for choosing Blu Mangrove Grill. Should your plans change, please let us know. We look forward to serving you. FREE MOTHERS DAY BRUNCH WITH A PURCHASE OF ANOTHER FULL PRICE BRUNCH.” However, upon arrival, Blu Mangrove Grill did not honor their post and blamed opentable for their site being hacked. I had to wait about 15' for the manager to arrive at our table after asking for her - my guests had already finished their meals. The manager offered to take 10% off our bill after complaining. The nice waiter offered to pay for our meals because he felt so bad. I would never recommend this restaurant. False advertisement!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Would not dine here
    Fl3808VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went for Mother's Day brunch: HIGHLY disorganised. Staff just wandering around or sitting down (yes bartender sat at bar & poured herself an OJ) while ONE person served the entire restaurant drinks. Had to wait 15 minutes every time I wanted a mimosa. Food was mediocre, but cheap. Biggest problem-the restaurant would not honour the free brunch that was posted to their site. Shady. I heard 3 people complain to the manager abuot the chais but he was busy letting his kid run around the restaurant to actully make any changes.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nice experience - beautiful view
    UMcatcherdad33
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was the first time we have eaten at this location and we will definitely be going back. The brunch area is a bit crowded but prime rib was awesome in the carving station on Mother's Day. The view of the marina is nice and all the place settings are gorgeous - blue glasses and napkins. All of the staff was exceptionally friendly in spite of the business of the day. They wear really "cool" blue waiter's jackets which adds to the ambiance. The BOGO offering printed in the Open Table reservation was not honored as the owner stated he had asked it be removed but he graciously gave us a gift certificate for the amount. They have music most days and special offerings daily so we will check those out before we return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but was surpised
    Micco
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My husband took me there for Mother's day. When reservation was made it stated that since the reservations were made online that Brunch would be half price. Once the bill came, we were surprised when the server and manager explained that your website had been hacked and they were not offering half price. If it wasn't for the offer we would not have gone there. As nice as it was it was not worth $70 for brunch. Very Disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    MrsDaisyDuck
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food was very good, though limited for a brunch buffet; more like a breakfast buffet. The space was very tight for a buffet, constantly moving out of the way of customers, waitstaff and the hostess while waiting in the buffet line. The biggest complaint was that they did NOT honor the "Get Mom's brunch free with purchase of second brunch". We were not the only party that this happened to. When we questioned the management, we were told they did not authorize the special. They blamed it on "opentable".
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worst Mother's Day Brunch Ever
    marketingmom
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Terrible experience on Mother's Day! An advertised promotion was not honored, I was charged double what I was expecting , the food was not worth almost $30 per person, and I will never return. You don't wait until someone has completed their meal before telling them you're not going to honor the Mom Eats Free promotion on their confirmed reservation. It was shameless, disappointing, and they have permanently lost this customer. Worst brunch ever.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprise
    AlwaysLooking
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Stopped in to have lunch and very surprised at the menu and 1/2 price on appetizers and drink...great spot with great view. Went back few days later for dinner and also great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    We ran out for a quick bite and did not want to travel far from home. Blu Mangrove is in a perfect location right here in Palmetto. The Cuban sandwich was very different, delicious an filling. The coleslaw did not sound too tempting with blue cheese, but it was excellent, creamy, tangy and nicely accented with the blue cheese. My husband throtoughly enjoyed his grouper dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner. WOW
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We had a perfect evening at Blu Mangrove. Everything was outstanding - food, service, ambiance. There was not one thing that we would have changed about the experience. We will definitely come back. It is worth the drive to get there. It is nice to go somewhere that has great food, service and a waterfront scenic view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful view
    MATTHEWVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    The outside and inside is just beautiful service and food amazing live music in the back ground a must on Wednesday all u can eat lobster
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice end to a long day
    SuzieQ02
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We enjoyed eating on their deck overlooking the marina. We both had seafood which was cooked to perfection. I had a special peach martini which had a very nice balanced flavor to it. There was live music on a Sunday night which I thought was great for outside dinning. We will definitely return when we are in Bradenton in the future.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Band was too loud for talking with others... Menu has changed and not for the better!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A Little Disappointing
    misslucielle
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    4th visit to this restaurant. We brought friends to introduce them to the restaurant as it was a favorite of ours and went on the 'all you can eat lobster' night and were very disappointed. No lobster available! First 2 selections of wine were unavailable as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wonderful atmosphere and food
    tracyvande
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    great location, right on the marina. wonderful food and service. variety on menu, great for any age.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Missed Easter Brunch . . .
    NoNickname
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Priest kept us overtime on Easter. We missed brunch by 10 minutes. However, best thing for us. Greatest thing . . . 1/2 price on all liquor & wine after 11am on Sunday. Had great sparkling wine for $20 bottle. Food good too. Funny menu. BBQ mixed with all sorts of other things. Bring your own sauce though if you're not a sugary sweet fan.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice, but
    BirthdayGirl
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    A few things - 1) Waiter was spread too thin. He had tables from one end to the other and both inside and outside so he was unable to give his best service. Our beverages and our all you can eat items were not refilled in a timly manner. 2) Unless you are a boat owner of a boat in the private Marina, there is really nothing there. It would have been nice if we could have at least walked the docks. 3) Staff - If it was not their "job", they did not lend a hand to other staff memebers nor did they know the answer to customers questions. 4) They don't offer anything "special" to help celebrate your special occasion while you are at their establishment. Not even a complementary dessert
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mobile
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    we had 11 in our group .. enjoyed a great time . food was excellent . will return .
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal!
    Suzette854
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Very good meal and excellent service. We were attending an event next door and the waitress was very accommodating at getting us our food and check. Only drawback could be if you have members in your party that are hard of hearing, it's very loud - sound is bouncing all over.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was fair for the
    Chuck
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The food was fair for the price. The group was tough and probably frozen. Ambience was the best part, and probably paying for this mainly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Improvement needed
    FLSunshineGirl
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Beautiful view but the food and service don't match it. Had a reservation and email confirmation, but the three young hostesses couldn't find it. Fortunately it wasn't crowded. Now we know why. Waited 20 minutes to order wine and another 15 to get it. Menu had some nice options. 4 of us ordered something different. Salmon was excellent. Appetizers were OK but no plate to share them until we asked. Only one salad brought. Other one came with the meal. Extra sauce for the crab cakes never came and our second glass of wine came when she arrived to clear our plates. We have gone to this site for years with its previous owners. We were anxious to try it and as locals hoped it would become a favorite. Not so.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot. Outside dining
    Cmorr
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Great spot. Outside dining overlooks Marina. Service and food was excellent. The Pumpkin and Chocolate Martinis are to die for. We had escargot and the clams for apps very good. Lamb shanks for dinner were amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THE BEST AROUND
    MATTHEWVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    WE CAME ON A BUSY NIGHT HAD LOTS OF STAFF EVERYONE WAS ON TOP OF EVERYTHING THE VIEW ON THE WATER WITH LIVE MUSIC IN THE BACK GROUND A PLUS HAPPY HR AND OUR SERVER AARON WAS AMAZING
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marley was amazing
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Marley was great. The only qualm we had was an obnoxiously loud group with sailor mouths.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was fair. Someone in
    Elainei
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Food was fair. Someone in our party had pork chop- very fatty. Others had salads for entree-small in size but very good. Waiter presented bills that were incorrect, but quickly remedied. Good location with a great view
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good place for live music with sinn
    JonshaVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We went there and sat outside on the patio overlooking the marina. The food was good, some dishes better than others, and the wait staff were very attentive. The music was rather loud and made it difficult to have a conversation. If you want to enjoy the entertainment and not have a lot of discussion, this is the place for you. It was very lively. The grilled pork chop was particularly good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very poor service - brisket tastles
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Service was slow and in error half the time. Brisket quesadillas sounded interesting but were dry and tasteless . I have dined here before and the chopped pork sandwich was also blah. My husband was satisfied with the salmon and a friend liked the shrimp and grits. Great marina view and music always good . My advice; avoid the "Q" and order the seafood .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great addition to Palmetto!
    FabulousVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Enjoyed dinner and lunch here one weekend. We tried different dishes and everyone was happy. Proportions were large. At dinner the music outside made the dining a nice experience. This restaurant is defiantly notch above typical bar and grill.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The seafood was excellent
    NewEnglander
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    The seafood was excellent and obviously caught the same day and prepared minutes before it was served. Fresh, fresh, fresh! Subtle seasoning. Noise level was more than "energetic" and the place was full. Salad, apps and soups were served at somewhat random times. Main course arrived for all 5 of us at one time. Need to make reservations because the place fills quickly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful view and great ambiance!
    Lanie44
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Special occasion riverside with friends. Great martinis on their happy hour too! My only complaint was that my chick was really quite dried out. I should have asked for a replacement.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible
    Jtflahertyjr
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I would not recommend this place to anybody. Food was subpar. Service was nothing great. Try another place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too little, too late
    EaterVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We went with a group of 12. The sat us at a table for 8. A bit crowded. We waited more than 90 minutes for our food and when it finally arrived, it was cold. When I complained to the manager, he told me he had 408 people to serve. No apology of any sort was offered. So if you like to sit on top of the person next to you and eat cold, late food, this is the place for you.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We're coming back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Great time on a Friday night. Already told others about this place to eat and enjoy the atmosphere. We are coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate