Blue
Blue

Blue

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bluedining.com/
  • Phone: (412) 369-9050
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm (bar until 2am), Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm (bar until 2am), Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm (bar until midnight);
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jason Eisenreich
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Small and large private parties, custom menus, available Sundays, Mondays, or any time with variable minimums.
  • Private Party Contact: Jason 4123699050
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz Divas every Tuesday evening from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Divas include Etta Cox, Michelle Benson, Shari Richards, Kendra, Donna Bailey, Jessica Lee, Lisa Bleil, Sandy Staley, The Phoenix Jazz Projects, and others. Stop by for a musical treat or call to see when your favorite Diva is scheduled.
  • Special Events: Several Private rooms available, Please email jason@bluedining.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Thompson Run Road
  • Public Transit: Two public transit stops adjacent the parking lot within walking distance.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Large Plaza parking lot with unlimited parking with no cost.
A word from Blue
Blue is comfortably located close to home in the North Hills at Duncan Manor Plaza. Blue features fine dining cuisine in a unique upscale, relaxed atmosphere. Whether you choose the Chilean Sea Bass or the Filet Mignon, our menu is sure to please anyone's palette. Blue offers a full bar with over 40 vodkas to compliment an extensive martini list. The wine menu is comprised of special order wines to compliment your dining experience. We feature Pittsburgh's finest jazz Divas, including Etta Cox and Michelle Benson to name a few, live on Tuesday evenings starting at 8:00 p.m. Happy Hour is offered Tuesday through Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Blue reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (33)fit for foodies (32)special occasion (19)vibrant bar scene (19)good for groups (13)romantic (11)hot spot (7)notable wine list (5)great for lunch (4)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • great food friendly service.
    Bebs
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I ordered the gorgonzola hummus on a whim. I love gorgonzola and normally hate hummus. It was delicious. The brussel sprout salad was average; but how much can you do with brussel sprouts? The duck breast was perfectly cooked; and in bitesize pieces which was convenient. The truffle mashed potatoes were amazing. I could eat a whole plate of them. The chocolate mousse cake was to DIE FOR! It was so fresh moist, rich and creamy. It took me three days to finally eat the whole thing. The service was great! She was helpful, friendly, quick and funny. The decor was gorgeous. The only thing I didn't like was that it felt like the tables were on top of each other. I could hear everything the couple next to me were talking about and the noise from the bar was a little overwhelming at times. A man at the fireplace was yelling and talking so loud we couldn't continue our conversation. We just sat and listened to him yell for the last 20 mins. Noise seems to carry in the building, some room separators of plants or something would help. Not suitable for a romantic dinner, more for after work drinks, wedding shower, birthday etc
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday evening
    FoodFanatic
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Wonderful food, complex flavors, attentive professional service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feeling Blue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Great food reasonable pricing for the quality of food, friendly staff. Only negative is it takes so long to get appitizers, then for ever till dinner came. Allow lots of time for dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday night
    joet626
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Overall very good. Food was good, service, while slow, was attentive. Took almost 5 minutes after we sat down to have someone come to the table (good thing we were not in a hurry). Shanna was a very good server. Her notes on menu items were very helpful. Water glasses refilled nicely. We brought our own wine and are glad we did as the wine list is not very extensive. We liked it and had a very nice dinner. The restaurant is very noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great First Visit
    Jupiter
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Had a great first visit to Blue. Awesome martins, good food and charming atmosphere. Close to Pittsburgh. Appropriately priced, not pretentious. Would recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • noquestions
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Definitely worth trying. Spicy calimari was delicious. Brie and strawberry salad was very good. Lobster rissotto was a little boring and bland. I had the porterhouse and my date had chicken. Both were very tasty.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love BLUE!!
    gotthebues
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Love this place!! This place was a great local find!! Already have plans to go back!! I think this will be a regular spot for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful as Always
    Pickles
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Service was top notch and intimate. Food was outstanding and well presented. Servers were dresses as cute cats for Halloween. Overall great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Meal!
    Cella
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Each of our meals were top notch. Our group enjoyed four different meals: the blackened salmon, the duck, the margherita flatbread pizza, and the chicken. We each thoroughly enjoyed our selected item. In fact, three of us skipped dessert and ordered a second flatbread pizza; it was just too good to pass up. This was our first trip here, and we will undoubtedly return. Great service, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great find
    Gr8tgmom
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We tried Blue on the advice of a friend, and were very pleasantly surprised. Our server, Alana, was amazing. I would go back just for her. The bar offers more martini's than I knew existed. The food was also delicious and served perfectly. We had the rack of lamb, and also the duck. This is a great neighborhood find. My only reservation was that I found it a tad expensive, although I typically don't mind paying more for good food. That being said, it is well worth trying. We will definitely go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Blue was fun!
    PhoenixNikkor
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    My family and I decided to meet at Blue on a whim, after hearing great things, and what a surprise! A gem, hidden inside of an old strip mall in Allison Park. The service was excellent, our server was extremely attentive and had a great personality! She knew all about the menu items and was able to offer her recommendations, which were great! The drink selections are numerous and every drink we tried was inventive and delicious! Blue is an affordable night out for a date or a group get together, with a menu worthy of four to five stars. It has a connected fun looking bar that we did not get to try and will next time! Definitely recommend this to Pittsburgh diners, even if you have to make the drive, it wont disappoint!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A real hidden treasure.
    GSTD
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Excellent selection and service. The music and proximity to the sports bar offset the romantic atmosphere created by the lighting, the booths, the fireplace, and the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never Disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Blue is our go to spot. Food and drinks are always delicious and service is always great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good evening
    hurleygirl75VIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I had been to Blue before and did not have a very good experience, but this time was different. the food was great, the service outstanding, and the martinis excellent. The Rack of Lamb I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • noise
    lvtodin
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Not a placed to go if you want to eat and talk or spend a romantic evening. Menu is good but atmosphere leaves a lot to be desired. Spoiled our anniversary and we had a reservation.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining Experience
    redrose
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was the first time we dined at Blue since they implemented their new Happy Hour. The noise was overbearing and we had to wait extremely long for our appetizer. Don't know if Blue is a good place to dine if you want to have an early meal during Happy Hour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I had a fantastic meal at Blue. We went there because it had an open reservation and is near our home. We are so happy we found this gem! We had the spicy calamari and Mediterranean sampler for appetizers. The best calamari and hummus! I had the Brussel sprout salad, to die for! My husband had a mixed green salad and really enjoyed that. But the best part was the Chilean sea bass over risotto and black garlic. Omg it was a amazing. The prices were not bad either! We will definitely be back again! And will recommend it to all our friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Lally
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Excellent Food and very enjoyable. One of my favorite places.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere
    smiller
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We very much enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. We got there early on a Saturday and not a lot of people there yet. Our waitress was great. All the food was on time and delicious. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cool place!
    NaurelRestaurantBuffVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Bobby is the best bartender! Great drinks, food and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVED LOVED LOVED BLUE
    gandtstoneweluvblue
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    WE had our first dinner at Blue and cannot wait to go back. Crab cakes DELICIOUS! Drinks FABULOUS! Everything just perfect. Most of all Really friendly service at the Bar.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, artistic, and friendly
    Carl
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I had the Hanger steak, and they substituted fingerling potato for the rice. I was quite pleased. The restaurant is well laid out, although there were a lot of people for a Monday evening, you could not tell that from the noise level. We loved the contemporary feel of the decor. Service was precise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 277 reviews are from the Blue reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Had bruschetta to start then sea bass with black garlic risotto! Everything was excellent, as always. Love this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary dinner
    Luv2dine2
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed our meals . I had mussels appetizer and rack of lamb. Probably the best I've had in years. My wife loved her filet mignon. We plan on coming back in the future for our special occasion dinners
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • blue
    reginaVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    good food in a strip mall location, don't just drive by
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A North Hills Pittsburgh Gem!
    MPNdinersVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Hidden at the end of a run-down strip mall, Blue echoes the old adage, "Don't judge a book by its cover." As soon as you walk through the door, you are greeted by smiling faces and a vibrant atmosphere. The menu is varied enough to tempt all--indeed we ate here the very next night to try other items on the menu. Our Mediterannean tasting starter of hummus, warm/mildly spicy olives and tabbouleh was delicious. The PEI mussels in broth were plentiful and tasty. My blackened salmon was on the money--moist, tasty and served hot. My husband enjoyed the pasta with andouille sausage and chèvre cheese. And to top it off, the service was great and it's also reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, bad service
    mbro
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The food was great. The service was slow, inattentive and just generally bad. We had to ask for everything twice, from bread, to refilling water to the check. Atmosphere was extremely loud at 7pm on a Friday night, making conversation at our table very difficult.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Classy neighborhood gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Great classy neighborhood gem that has great staff, great food, open on July 4th when few are, and best happy hour around.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EXCELLENT FIVE STARS
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great Martinis, Fantasic Food and excellent Service. Pricey but you pay for what you get.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and in a strip mall
    happyeatingout
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Since I picked Blue, I was a little nervous as we walked in. They had 4 tables outside looking over the parking lot for outdoor dining. We quickly opted for inside dining. Then when we got in and saw only three other tables were occupied, I really was concerned. What a waste of emotion. From the appetizer, fried calamari to the desert, a sampling of gelatos there was not a single bad bite. There were three of us and all of us were thrilled. I love duck, and theirs was one of the best I have had. My husband loved his lobster pasta enough that he plate was empty when they took it. Portion sizes were perfect. Will be back often. Oh, the martini selection was fun and tast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Left feeling...Blue
    theonlyrealfoodie
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I consider myself a true foodie. Forget where this place is located, most of the best food I have ever eaten has come places in strip malls. The martini list is fun and they are flavorful. The calamari as slightly undercooked which is better than overcooked. The sauce that came on it was definitely purchased and not made from scratch. Too much on it, should have put it on the side and where was the lemon. Wine list was nice although per glass was about $1 too much. The jumbo lump crab cakes and very little jumbo in them, were rather bland and the sides did not fit the personality. The lobster pasta was all about claws. No nice sweet meaty pieces, instead it was all clawmeat. Fun to dip in drawn butter but not in a pasta dish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • luv2eatout
    luv2eatoutVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    We had a discount coupon so we decided to try Blue. We were pleasantly surprised. The food was really good and the service was on the mark. We plan on returning soon and would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fox Chapel visits Allison Park
    SSAersVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Heard about Blue from several friends. It was better than described. The food was delicious! Sorry to say the chef came out but did not greet patrons or we would have given him an ovation. He is a NYC style chef. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Should go more often
    swampie
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We have been through many ups and downs of this restaurant since it opened. The last few times have shown it to be worthy of continued patronage. The food is very good and the wait staff very knowledgeable. With a $10 corkage fee, it should be on our "to go" list far more often than it has been.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jansue
    Jansue
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Always have a good experience at Blue. Brought 2 friends with us who had never dined here before. They were totally impressed with the food, service, and the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just passing through
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We are from ohio and were in this area for a funeral of a close friend of our family. We used open table to help us find a place for 4 ppl on a saturday nite. The menu was outstanding, a little bit of everything for everyone. Our server, alaina, added to the experience. She was knowledgeable, friendly and very attentive. What was a somber time turned into a memorable nite of great food, drinks and memories. This place is awesome!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    luvfinedinng
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We chose your restaurant from a packet we were given as we are planning our wedding. The food was delicious and we do enjoy trying different places and we are all about fine dining. The only thing we did not like was the noise level when sitting at a table so close to the bar. We do enjoy to have great conversation without having to yell. The staff was wonderful and moved us to the upper level where it was more tolerable. We did say to each other....:".count me in to come back to eat here again"!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late Night Find
    Dinrfor2
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Service and food was excellent. We ordered the filet mignon and the seared sea scallops...both were done to perfection. We will definitely return for a date night out!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service
    Kc2166
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Our server, Elena, was a gem. She was knowledgable in both the food and drink portions of the menu and was willing to offer suggestions based on that knowledge. Everything she recommended was spot on; her service would lead all in my party to go back to Blue!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, drinks and service
    EatDrinkLove
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We had a group of 7 ladies for a birthday and LNO. With reservations we received a private room, but still open to the restaurant. It was a perfect spot. We had only one server but she did a fantastic job. Food is a bit pricey, but everything tasted fresh and well prepared. Drinks were awesome. Would definitely return for a similar occasion.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic