Blue Point Restaurant - Bloomington
Blue Point Restaurant - Bloomington

Blue Point Restaurant - Bloomington

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://bluepointrestaurantandbar.com/
  • Phone: 9527679711x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday through Friday 11-2:30pm
    Dinner: Monday through Thursday 4:00 - 9:00 and Friday and Saturday 4:00 - 10:00
    Happy Hour: Monday through Friday 2:30-6pm, Saturday 4-6pm

    We are closed on Sundays.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Wilson Saltos
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Lunch catering for up to 100 available.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: I-494 & France
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: 75 parking spaces in front of the restaurant, a parking ramp with hundreds of spaces directly behind.
A word from Blue Point Restaurant - Bloomington
The Blue Point is an upscale, fresh-only seafood restaurant, offering creatively prepared, chef-driven food in a contemporary atmosphere. We pride ourselves on our personable and attentive service, the freshness and quality of our food, and our award-winning wine selection. In addition, we have the best happy hour in town, boasting great deals on oysters and our sixteen ever-changing craft beers on tap. Stop in for a business lunch, family dinner or call to book your next large group function.
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Blue Point Restaurant - Bloomington reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (21)special occasion (20)good for groups (10)great for lunch (10)notable wine list (9)romantic (8)neighborhood gem (7)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (1)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great food, service and roomy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We really enjoyed our family birthday celebration at Blue Point. The food was great along with the service. We need handicapped accessibility and Blue Point was the perfect venue. No stairs or threshold problems and plenty of room between the tables and other fixtures.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • my overall experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The food was good but a bit too artsy for my taste. Not enough basic entrees as it seemed everything had to be over the top. For example my wife had the tuna and it was sushi like and overly spicy. Too over the top. My duck with scallops was very good but what i would have really liked was a simple offering of steak and scallops, or a seafood prepared well with nice accoutrement like a basic baked potato. The service was very good. Wine liat impressive. Expensive though so don't be shocked. I think if they toned down their zeal a bit they would fit more what most minnesotans would like.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Seafood
    t6flyer
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was our first time dining here. A friend recommended it. The food was all excellent and delicious. Our server was attentive and efficient. I plan on returning with more family to have another enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT CHOICE
    CharlestonlocalVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The halibut offered was extraordinary: super fresh, extremely well prepared, beautiful presentation -- delicious!Everyone in our party of 5 enjoyed their meeal, and we all were impressed with the service. Beautiful place, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • a wee over cooked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had the Saturday lobster special and a New York Strip. The lobster was over cooked and chewy. The steak, although tasty, came medium. It was ordered medium rare. Dessert was comp'd. Key Lime and Crème Brulee were excellent.
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  • Far from the expected
    tivnet
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    1. They have 6 or 7 types of oysters there. I am not that big expert, so I do not know all the names. When I started asking about all the names, I expected the waiter to a) know "who is who" and b) show me how the oysters look (large, small, thin, thick and so on). I made the choice, and got 4 "something". Only one was good. 3 others I'd skip. Still do not know which was the good one. Anyway, do not order the $2 one and take only the $3.75. 2. There was absolutely no taste in any dish we ordered (party of 6, and each one ordered something else). The fish was prepared with absolutely no "chef's talent". Just a fish. And, on top of it - tons of SOY SAUCE! That's all. That's a shame for a "seafood" restaurant. 3. "Out of" soft shell crab. Boo!
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  • Truly excellent!
    JackJodellVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    From John at the door to the very friendly Mary and Corrie as our servers, to the superb shrimp cocktail to the unsurpassably exquisite Oysters Rockefeller to the scrumptious Maryland soft crab, THIS is definitely THE place for consistently good, FRESH seafood! I try to go there as often as I can, and I am never disappointed! Hats off to all of this establishment's
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    REW62
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Had friends coming from out of town and wanted them to have a great experience dining so brought them to Blue Point. We had a great time, the food was wonderful, cocktails excellent, great selection of wine and near perfect service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Best Twin Cities seafood, bar none (unless it's Blue Point Wayzata)! Attentive waitstaff, fun and lively bar scene.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch
    Jhmnd
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Wonderful menu with great variety. Had a business meeting. Quiet but upbeat environment. New menu from my last lunch. Impressive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Surprised
    admin
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We eat out often at high end restaurants. We expected a much better meal at Blue Point. Compared to some of our favorite restaurants, Blue Point didn't come close. We had lobster and salmon. Both meals were just okay - expensive for the quality and presentation. The waitress spilled water and left over melted butter on my plate. I had eaten about half my meal. I was given another small portion of salmon, but potatoes and veggies were not replaced. The restaurant was quiet for 7:00 pm, that should have given us a clue as to its popularity. We will not return.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food was great once we got it. Two servings of crab cakes and a bowl of soup had to be sent back because they were lukewarm. Not good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BrokeDad
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Food and service were very good. However it was more expensive than we anticipated, it was listed as "$$" but realistically should be "$$$"
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Hidden Gem
    NYaklichVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We've never been disappointed here. A great hidden gem on the north frontage road of 494 just beyond France.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not what I remembered from Wayzata
    xxxx
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Made a reservation and with plenty of other seats, everyone seemed to be seated along a bank of booths next to kitchen. Kitchen noise made conversation difficult. Had a seafood stew. While flavorful, I wouldn't say it was spicy given claim of server. Serving was small considering price and mussels were minute. Glad I didn't order the bowl of mussels. I haven't been to Wayzata location in awhile but I had very good meals there. This was disappointing even though I was hoping to frequent this location. Service was attentive.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eh, I've had better
    eastbank
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Was really excited to try this place out. Overall the food was good and the service even better. However, for the price, the food should be of a much higher caliber.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    disappointed
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    food was not the same quality as our last visit. The service however was exceptionl
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Blue Point
    PepeDavid
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Blue Point is a consistently good restaurant. They cook their fish very well and the restaurant appears clean. A great lunch spot, I will need to try it for dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 469 reviews are from the Blue Point Restaurant - Bloomington reviews archive.
  • frequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The food is very fresh and quite good and the service was, by and large, pretty good. We had to wait a while for someone to come to our table, and she didn't stop by very often, but overall it was just fine. Our biggest disappointment was how empty the restaurant was on a Friday night. At most, 1/4 of the tables were filled for a 7 p.m. reservation. There wasn't much vibe here and that detracted from our experience.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Business Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    We had an excellent dinner with a respectful waiter who did not interrupt us as we were talking business. The service was efficient and the food and beverages were very good. This is the third time I have been there and each time has been a very consistent experience. The fish is outstanding and the pairings with each meal were very tasty.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good fish place
    mike
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Enjoyed several seafood items:oysters Rockefeller,claim chowder(delicious with noteable sherry flavor),Halibut on pureed yams as well as some great vodka martinis. Bread was made on site and was just like homemade -raisin rye and white !!All items were well presented and tasty.Reasonable portions and price seemed about right.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mothers Day dinner at Blue Point
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We enjoyed an excellent quiet mother's day dinner at Blue Point in Bloomington. Mussels were excellent. Server was relaxed, pleasant and knowledgeable. Food was excellent and arrived quickly. Very good wine selections. Moderate priced entrees. Quiet atmosphere made conversation easy and spacing of tables kept it private as well. Overall very nice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was as great as recommended
    MonkeyBill
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I had heard nothing but good stuff about this restaurant and they did not fail to meet every standard. My wife and in-laws are very knowledgeable when it comes to wine and thought this was one of the most diverse wine lists in the Twin Cities. Would definitively return for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Saturday nights rock!
    NanamissBVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I did not know about the Saturday night special so I was surprised and delighted. We loved it and will go back often even though it is a drive of 25 minutes for us. Worth it!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun Birthday
    Eatsouttoomuch
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    First time here. Bar was fun and very inviting. Bar tender was cool and quite chatty. He picked a great Chardonnay for me! Dinner was quote good. Selection was just right. Was a little pricey, but overall the experience met my expectations. Blue Point is on my top five list.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT seafood and service!
    JackJodellVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    The title says it all - this is one superior seafood house!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not impressed by the food
    Chaska
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Went to resturant to celebrate my wife's B-day with my family. Service was great, but the food was lacking any excitement. Had the lobster, which was ok, but had much better elsewhere. Wife's and girls dinner was just so, so. I wouldn't go back for high cost and limited experience.
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  • Good Seafood
    Spicey
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    This was my first visit to the Bloomington location of Blue Point. The food is just as great as Wayzata's and I will be sure to return for fresh seafood.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food & a great atmosphere
    bl22
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    My co-workers and I needed a place with better than average food along with a great atmosphere and we decided to try Blue Point. Our food was amazing and our waitress was hardworking and the atmosphere was perfect. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My husband & I have been to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    My husband & I have been to the Wayzata location many times, but this was our first time to Bloomington. The food was great, as was the service. The noise level was probably more energetic than usual, due to the championship hockey game (and since my husband wanted to sit in the bar area to watch the game). We will definitely dine here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Patrick
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    The food was amazing. The price was the opposite of amazing. Would go back for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad to find another Blue Point!
    Joanie
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    This was our first visit to Blue Point Bloomington (we are regulars at Blue Point Wayzata) and were very pleased with our dinner experience. We will definitely be back. Our favorite kind of food!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good First Impression
    EPDinerVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    This was my first visit to Blue Point and would certainly return again. Went for an early dinner so the bar area was empty and fewer than ten other tables full. Very low noise level. Service was very good and the meals matched. Though I enjoyed my monk fish, I enjoyed my wife's swordfish even more. Excellent reason to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A pearl
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    My wife and don't dine out regularly, but we do like to try different resteraunts. I saw the ad for Blue Point in the newspaper and knowing that my mother loves lobster, decided to treat her to a night out. Our server who's name was Correy, was outstanding. She was very helpful with the wine list, and she never seemed to be rushed. She took time to explain the menu andante suggestions, answered all of our questions. She made it a very enjoyable dining experience! We will definatly be back!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed our dinning experence
    Rfreddy
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    This was the first time we had been to the Blue Point. My wife and I both enjoyed the dinning experence. Food was very good and the service was first class.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was a so-so restaurant.
    Camille
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    This was a so-so restaurant. I don't feel the quality of the food was worth the price. For a seafood restaurant there wasn't a very big selection. I wouldn't choose to return.
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  • The food was very good. a
    cmseiler1
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The food was very good. a good value, and the service was prompt and friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great happy hour. Great lobster
    PswenVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Great happy hour. Great lobster dinner. Ate in bar with friends and had corner booh and had a great time. Bar was busy but still could hear friends conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised.
    eofn
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Wonderfully relaxed for dining and drinks. Everyone seemed to be having a good time. Will be back for happy hour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    CorinaVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The fish entrees were overpriced . The salad lifeless and uninteresting. The crab cake average. We would not return
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate