Blu Seafood and Bar
Great every timeGreat experience with each visit (approximately 8 in 2 years). Food always good as expected. Oysters are always fresh and good seasonal variety. Wine list changes and manages to keep nice options for all price ranges. Food is reasonably priced.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful evening!the food was, as always, superb! This is my favorite local restaurant, hands down. We sat on the patio which only has a few tables but it was lovely, quiet, and the perfect place for a celebratory meal. The staff is attentive without hovering, and we loved every dish. The fried oyster caesar plate is always a favorite, as is the fried calamari. My husband had catch of the day and I had the scallops. Both elegantly presented on the plate, hot, and delicious. A feast for eyes as well as palate!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food. Period.This was my second visit to Blu, and as good as the first one was, this was even better. We sampled several types of raw oysters that were fresh and delicious. The New England Clam Chowder was perfect in both its flavor and thickness. The cornmeal-breaded fried calamari was perhaps the best I have ever had, and I have had plenty! It was so good that we had it for dessert too rather than any of the delicious-sounding pastries. It is topped with a delicious slaw and has a wonderful smoked chili aioli. The Carolina mountain trout was cooked to perfection, with a red wine glaze topped with an herb butter that was outstanding. I will absolutely visit again.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were both quite pleasedWe were both quite pleased with the entrees we ordered. The food and service was very good. The exterior of the building made us wonder about how good the restaurant would be. Parking could be a problem when busy and the parking area was gravel and not paved. This was not a big deal especially after experiencing the delicious food! A great place to eat prior to a concert or performance at DPAC about 2 miles away. They also give a 10% discount to people who have tickets for an event there.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to Blue SeafoodWe have been to Blue Seafood several times over the last year and love it each and every time we visit. The food is always great and the service is very attentive without being bothersome. We will continue to keep this on our favorites list!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoyed our dinnerWe really enjoyed our dinner at Blu. The food was great in a little more casual setting4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server, Adrian, was lovelyOur server, Adrian, was lovely and so patient with our problem hearing him at times.. The food was delicious and we brought a couple who had never been before and they were very pleased since they are foodies.
We were pleased that you had a vegetarian plate.
We will be back more often than before.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFour of us went for lunchFour of us went for lunch as we've been hearing lots of good things about it and we were not disappointed! We all split the yummy clam chowder and agreed that it was one of the best clam chowders we had ever tasted. The special of the day was a striped bass on a bed of sauteed spinach with fried onion strings on top. The fish was cooked perfectly and the accompaniments were great choices. Two of us had the oyster poboys which were delicious- especially with the tasty remoulade sauce.
At the end of our meal, not one of us had anything left on our plates, so I would say that the meal was certainly a success and we will definitely return!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were fantastic.Food and service were fantastic. Have already recommended Blu to others.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMRight back to top spot inRight back to top spot in both culinary and service excellence.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, great service andAs always, great service and great food in a wonderful atmosphere.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe night we were there, thereThe night we were there, there was a LOT of smoke from the kitchen. Not sure if this is a regular thing or not but that seemed to throw off service. (Staff were opening doors to air the place out, etc.). A table next to us was really upset about the service - ours was just fine (same waitress even). Bottom line is that the food was outstanding. We were visiting Durham but would definitely go back.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointed. GreatNever disappointed. Great food and drinks. The best service in town!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGet Better each visitGets better each time we visit.....best oysters and happy hour we know3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSeafood!The food is always outstanding! I definitely recommend ordering at least one of their specials, whether it be appetizers, entrees, or better yet, all of them. The regular menu is solid but cannot compare to the quality of the daily specials.
The atmosphere has a NC beach feel. It's rustic but if you want to dress up you'll feel just as comfortable as the patrons who are wearing jeans and t-shirts. The servers are a little too unpolished for the caliber of the food, however, that is easy to forgive since the overall experience is always wonderful.3/5/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently one of the bestConsistently one of the best in the triangle for seafood. Always worth trying one of the "specials" because each time we have done so we were delighted. Tim Lyons is a very creative chef.12/29/2012 12:00:00 AM