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blu on the Avenue

blu on the Avenue Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bluontheavenue.com
  • Phone: (407) 960-3778
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lyman Ave
  • Public Transit: Amtrack Station & Lynx bus service
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: On street parking, Parking$Garage.
A word from blu on the Avenue
Blu on the Avenue offers fresh seafood, steaks, salads, sandwiches and more... It brings modern West and East coast cuisines together with a twist. Inspired by locals and Orlando visitors, the Blu concept of daily fresh seafood, prime steaks and classic cocktails is a great addition to the already thriving Winter park shopping district. Blu is open 7 days a week with a full bar featuring specialty martinis, classic cocktails and a beautiful list of wines by the glass. The staff at Blu is looking forward to making your visit enjoyable and lasting. Whether it"s a quick lunch, a relaxing dinner with family and friends or just a craving for dessert and coffee, Blu on the Avenue will win your heart.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Staff was friendly and very professional. Food was well prepared and presented. Open atmosphere on Park Ave. made for a great experience."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The experience started off on the wrong foot. We were seated and left alone for almost ten minutes. But once our server Audrey came to greet us the experience was wonderful. She walked us through the menu, made recommendations, and was delightfully hospitable. The food was very nice...freshly prepared, tasty, and creative. We will definitely be back...largely due to Audrey."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "in Orlando for a convention in the wife and I decided to get out of town and head winter park. Blu have a great appetizers and a nice menu. the fresh oysters were little small but with fresh.my wife at the tune of which was cooked perfectly and I had the New York Strip. the food was great but the roasted potatoes could have had some more seasoning. ask to sit at the table in the window if available. Winter Park its not too far from Orlando if you have a car. About 20 min from convention center."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I was always a fan, but thanks to addressing the sound issues inside this restaurant space blu has been elevated to one of the very best restaurants on Park Ave! Toby from Connecticut was a great server and complimented the experience!!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food, service and location are very good. The side walk tables make it even more pleasant"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Positive: We were able to get a reservation for 8 on a Friday night at 7pm & they held our table while we finished at the bar--no rush. Great happy hour including $7/dozen oysters and the entire face of the restaurant was open to Park Ave which made it slightly humid but great atmosphere! Negative: The featured dish, swordfish kabobs, came out so overcooked & highly seasoned (admittedly jerk) that it could have passed for chicken or pork. The waiter was good but didn't check on us as often as we would have liked & the happy hour oysters took so long to come out they had to hold our table even though we showed up quite early. Maybe they were short staffed? May try one more time--great looking menu."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "As anticipated, by adding sound panels to your dining area, you have solved the ridiculous noise problem in the space. Now I could focus on the food - and it was wonderful! Thank you!!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "This was my first time here. Had a group of 5 on a Friday night. Made a reservation the day before. Got there and the table was ready and waiting. I was the first in my party to arrive and they seated me without having to wait for the rest to get there. The staff and servers were very attentive and friendly. The food was WONDERFUL! Great experience. I look forward to my next visit."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I made a reservation for a Friday evening. The table was ready and a waitress promptly met us at the table. We had sushi as an appetizer. It was delicious. The blueberry sangria and the white sangria were very tasty without being too sweet. I had a wahoo fish sandwich which was very flavorful and my friend had the lobster risotto. Both were bursting with flavor. This place is great! Definitely recommended."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The host didnt look very happy or welcoming but the waitress was excellent and the food was great"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Sunday brunch was great, but it was INCREDIBLY salty. Beware!!!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "First time at blu, I was optimistic based on some other reviews. It took a long time for our cocktails to come but my wife said the Cosmo was one of the best she's had. Appetizer was a shared seared scallops wrapped in prosciutto which gave the scallops a really nice salty crunch to it, easliy the highlight of the meal. Both my wife and I chose the grouper entre which was slathered in a bland sour cream topping and was accompanied by a soggy potato pancake which bordered on inedible. Service was very friendly but a little slow. Bottom line, we'd go back for drinks and light bites but no way on the full meal."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I do love Blu! However, I have noticed inconsistence with the food and the plating. The food usually looks appealing and not just thrown on the plate, which it did the other day."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The staff were excellent and very courteous! Great food and wine! Would go back any day!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Made reservations for Valentine's Dinner and server was more interested in the two girls next us and really didn't care at all. We had the special, surf and turf the steak was good but the lobster was a small probably .5 oz. and sold as lobster Thermidor by the server. The server had no clue. When my wife mentioned it he just shrugged it off and left. I spent $120 dollars and what a waste of my money. Red Lobster would have been better."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Selecting Blu on the Avenue for a dining out night with the girl friends was without a doubt a successful choice. The food was delicious, the service was beyond friendly, and the overall atmosphere was very soothing and peaceful. I would recommend Blu for special occasions or if you just wanted to stop by one night for a bite to eat. I'll certainly be back again."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "I really like Blu on the Avenue. I have to admit, I selected the same thing the 3 times I've eaten there (the lobster roll), but it is great. But my friends loved what they ordered as well. The atmosphere is great, and they have outdoor seating too, so when the weather is good, you can sit outside."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I definitely recommend this restaurant for a night out. The menu is mostly fish buthas lots of good variety with delicious desserts. Service was excellent. They kept the door open on a cold evening which create draft in the restaurant, but they did close it when we asked. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "service was outstanding, food was excellent. The cheese appetizer was extraordinary. Great place to meet friends or for date night."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I have gone to Blu three weeks in a row on Saturday night. Food is Fantastic. Service has been great all three times. The value for the price is very high. The specials are always interesting. I request to sit outside as the people watching is great."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "I took my wife here for her birthday because she is a seafood lover. We were not disappointed! The Sea bass was the special, and honestly it was the best I've ever had! She had the encrusted Salmon and it was very good as well. The dark and stormy cocktail was delightful and her pound cake martini was a perfect birthday drink. The bar is very cool looking with a sleek waterfall back drop. Happy hour from 4-7 is a nice deal as well. Overall wound recommend and would go again!"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Visited Winter Park and chose Blu based on web references. Scallop appetizer was way over cooked. Same for the Halibut entree my wife ordered. Dry and not much taste. My wife chose the red wine recommended by the server and had to send it back. Lacked any taste at all. They do not put ice in your water. Very noisy. Personally I did not think it was worth the money and would not recommend."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Two people dining. Ordered the fontina app which was delicious. I ordered the lobster risotto which was cooked perfectly. No complaints about the menu."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "1st time and I would go back.Service was timely and our server, Christina was very attentive! My dinner was grouper on a potato pancake, topped with a yogurt sauce. very good & fish very fresh. everything made to order. The salad I ordered was roasted beet salad with gorgonzola cheese. there was only 4-5 thin slices of beet & a few crumbles of cheese for $6.00 that is my only complaint. wonderful presentation,service very good,food excellent, dessert, carrot cake was out of sight! I would recommend this restaurant for casual or dress up occassions!!!!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Our reserved table was ready and waiting. Staff members were gracious and accommodating. Every food item was prepared as requested, fresh and delicious. A wonderful meal and an evening to remember, we look forward to returning soon!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Knowing this restaurant was owned by the 310 restaurants, I was expecting a great meal but unfortunately not so. The lobster risotto I ordered was undercooked and under seasoned but it did have a good amount of lobster in it. My husband's swordfish was also under seasoned. The noise level was very loud as we were seated next to a party of 12. Our waitress did a good job but she alone had the table of 12 and us so overall our Christmas eve dining experience could have been better. Wish I had a more positive review because I love both the 310 restaurants."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We enjoyed an absolutely fabulous dinner at Blu this past weekend. Once we located our waiter, the service was impeccable. The pan seared scallops wrapped in prosciutto was cooked to perfection...an excellent appetizer. I can only speak for the two fish dinners we enjoyed...halibut and salmon...seasoned and cooked perfectly...and best of all, brought to the table piping hot. A thoroughly enjoyable dining experience. My only recommendation is for them to turn the volume down a bit on the bar TV...even though we sat on the other side of the partition, we could barely hear one another speak without raising our voices."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "My wife and I took my parents out to eat while they were in town from NC. I made last minute reservations and found Blue was available. Bar was so busy we didn't get our drinks for at least 10 minutes after our waiter ordered them. Waiter was at bar several times and seemed to be ignored by bartender. Salads came out to only two of us when all four ordered salads with meal. Waiter thought parents salads came as side, but later realized he should have served us all at same time. Very friendly, but not at level expected for this restaurant. Food was very good! Both filet mignon and fish dishes we had were excellent! I'll go back to give service side another try."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "We celebrated a birthday here. Had a a great time. Enjoyed the food."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "This was my second time dining at blu on the Ave and with the same sever, Rita.she was friendly and was very attentive to our group. I brought a group of friends before we went to a play at Rollins. The food was great, the service wonderful and for some of these first timers coming they had a great experience and will return...I will return! Thank you for a great evening"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "The food was excellent... From the appetizer to the meal overall very good. Our waitress was well informed and made the experience overall. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Blu is still relatively new but it has quickly become one of my favorite Park Ave spots. I was skeptical at first because we have not had much luck at 310 where the staff comes off as if you are bothering them by being there and the food is underwhelming. Blu is completely different, the staff is outstanding and the food is very good and priced nicely. My biggest question is whether I prefer their brunch menu or their lunch/dinner offering. Both are great! For brunch the chicken and biscuits are great, as is the pork steak and eggs. For lunch, their burger and the lobster roll are my favorite choices. For dinner try their swordfish or one of the steaks which have been cooked nearly perfectly each time we have had them. Great beer list also!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Another example of a restuarant with a young staff who try, but don't have the skills to pull off a great night of dining. Food is OK at best......presentations fair. Would not return......"
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "Great location, a stablished neighbor honor , and college area. Great mix. Quant neighbor good food nice atmosphere"
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Blu's menu is quite versatile--even for someone with food restrictions. The menu provides something for everyone, and you absolutely cannot walk away feeling unsatisfied. We shared a simple smoked fish appetizer, and the peppers accompanying that simple dish turned it into something very special. Our server (Toby) was attentive but not a hoverer, and seemed to genuinely like what he was doing. Our main courses satisfied each person in our group (there were three of us) and we all felt our choices were excellent. So for the money, this is a winner. I've been there before for lunch, the nighttime ambience is quite different. The noise level, rather than distracting, allowed you to talk privately without being overheard."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Service is always great, but if you're looking for really exceptional food - this is not your place. If you're in the area for happy hour and like raw oysters, it's a good find... but skip dinner service, nothing special and very expensive for what you get."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "Why would anyone expect anything else but perfect to another addition to the great tradition of establishments such as 310 on Park Avenue, 310 Lake Eola? The food value is amazing and the service is beyond words. I invited my family and everyone just loved it. Great experience.Thank you!!!"
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "The restaurant was not busy on a Sat night. Ok n big deal. We had reservations for six. Tons of tables up front, overlooking the avenue. Plus seating a large party in view of passers by would have given others a better vibe looking in. Instead, we got stuck in a very dark table in the back of the restaurant beside the kitchen door. Weird. We had reservations for weeks! The the server was inexperienced. Not that she was slow, more like she was annoyed when we didn't stop what we were doing whenever she decided to come by and talk to us. One of our party asked for bread, the server brought bread and put it in front of her. Like it was a private dish. Just weird. It could have been so much better. The food was good."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "on the upper end of Park Ave, a nice place for a great sandwich and a drink or glass of wine. We got the grilled cheese and lobster sandwich with tomato bisque. Very nice combo and very tasty. Would highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "We took our two college age sons and girlfriends to celebrate one of their 21st birthdays. The service was great, the food was outstanding, we had reservations and were shown to our table immediately. Wonderful place, the only negative is the parking. This is a very hip downtown area so the parking is a little difficult if you are dining after 7. We will be back, prices and food too good not to go again!"
    Dined on 10/25/2013