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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
  • "My Server was 5☆☆☆☆☆, very respectful and always aware of our needs despite having several other tables"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We have visited Blu several times and on each occasion leave the restaurant saying that the food and experience were great and that we are going to return! This visit was the same. We had the filet, swordfish, steak tips, salads and steamers. All were delicious. Best restaurant in Winter Park."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great food, energetic vibe. Service was great too! Try the lobster grilled cheese for a taste of decadence. Kale Greek salad was good, shrimp sate was tasty"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We saw the tuna on the menu and were drooling like dogs only to have the server say I just sold the last two 37 seconds ago. Ordered two pasta dishes that were ok."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We went here to have a low-key celebration of our anniversary. It was perfect. The tuna was the best I've had in recent memory!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Its a good restaurant but the service is a little bit slow"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We picked Blu as we wanted seafood and they had Grilled Tuna and Grouper. We split our entrees and were not disappointed. The only negative was there was just the meal. Veggies were additional. No bread or anything to accompany the meal. We ordered a side order of asparagus which were good but only about 6 skinny ones came on the plate. We expected more but maybe that's us. We decided we would go back, bring our dog for the outside seating. Know we know what to expect and the food was very good. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Disappointed. While the food was "ok" the service was horrible. We started with the fontina cheese app that came with just a few pieces of bread for the 4 of us. We asked for more bread but it took almost 15 min and by that time the cheese had solidified. My wife and I also ordered a Louie salad to share and had said that to our waitress but we still had to wait 10 min to get the second plate since they didn't split it for us. We had to ask twice for the check for another wait of 15 min. One of our friends with us ordered the chicken panini and it came on soggy bread. Obviously it sat in the kitchen waiting for the sushi to be finished. The only good thing was that they filled the water glasses frequently."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I've never been disappointed with either the food or service - from happy hour oysters to dinner to Sunday brunch!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This is our favorite place for brunch on Park Ave. Even on Mother's Day, service was efficient. Our server was great--attentive and friendly. Lots of good choices beyond bacon and eggs. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "It was my first time dining at Blu on the Avenue. Sushi was fresh and delicious. The server recommended the Salmon as an entree. The Salmon surpassed my expectations. It was cooked perfectly...succulent and delicious. The server was knowledgable, pleasant, and very efficient. The atmosphere was ideal for an elegant, romantic dinner. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Great outdoor dining on Park Ave. grouper was fabulous and large portions. Sushi was fantastic and also good size portions. Great service. We had a child with us and service was good with her even bringing out a small side for her. Definitely will be back. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The bar area is nice but the rest of the restaurant is kind of blah. Could be designed better. Food is really good, but a little overpriced even for Park Ave. $24 for a small serving of lobster risotto? But the $5 salads helped make up for some of it. They were fresh and tasty. Service was great and it was quiet, but then the place was empty, so... The lobster roll and roasted asparagus were heavenly. Need better-looking and fresher desserts. Something with fresh fruit would be nice this time of year. Not very cozy or romantic. More for families and groups. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "love their sushi. limited selections made to perfection"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "I have only ordered the sushi and a few of the salads, and everything has been great. Very fresh with a nice presentation. The wine list is also very good."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "16 bucks for a bony chicken thigh and leg? A bibb lettuce salad with cold crab meat and a small portion for an entree was not that memorable. The 310 restaurant does a bettet job at food preparation. Lamb stew was ok , but tasted like it had a speghetti sauce base. Vegetable sushi was very good ."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The food was really hit or miss. The sea bass was terrific, but the steak was like leather. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "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