Blue Point Restaurant - Wayzata
Blue Point Restaurant - Wayzata

Blue Point Restaurant - Wayzata

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.bluepointrestaurantandbar.com/
  • Phone: 9524753636x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Patrick Donelan
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Blue Point accommodates parties of up to 40 in Wine Room or Key West Room
  • Private Party Contact: Kristen Nelson 9524753636x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Superior
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: 220 parking spaces behind the restaurant. There is a rear entry.
A word from Blue Point Restaurant - Wayzata
The Blue Point, established in 1987, is an upscale fresh seafood restaurant located in quaint and beautiful Wayzata across the street from Lake Minnetonka, the metro area's largest lake. We are dedicated to providing the freshest seafood brought in daily from the coasts, it is creatively prepared and coupled with friendly, knowledgeable service and a colorful extensive selection of fine wines. We have had a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list for the past ten years and continue to be committed to upholding this caliber of selection as well as our culinary excellence. We offer a range of comfortable dining atmospheres, ranging from the white table-clothed Wine Room, Key West and Main dining rooms, to the more casual Oyster Bar with tables draped in green-checkered cloths. Our menu offers a variety of unique, delectable entrees and side dishes, featuring an array of seafood, salads, homemade soups and non-seafood options, as well as our famous Key Lime Pie.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Blue Point Restaurant - Wayzata reviews from OpenTable diners
86 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (42)special occasion (41)fit for foodies (29)notable wine list (28)romantic (20)vibrant bar scene (14)great for outdoor dining (9)good for groups (9)hot spot (5)scenic view (5)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Great local restaurant!
    mspfoodie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband and I had dinner Saturday evening. Our reservation was at 6:30pm and by time we got there, it was already lively with diners. It was nice to see Wayzata was busy, the sun was shining and so the bar was filling up too. We had a tough time deciding what to order as many items on the menu sounded delicious! I was torn between the duck, lobster, gulf shrimp, finally settling on the Alaskan Halibut which just melted in your mouth. Not only great food but several of my favorite chardonnay's were also on the wine list which could be ordered by the glass or bottle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot
    boatfolks
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Always enjoy dinner at Blue Point. Food is consistently excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • outstanding as usual!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We have eaten at the Blue Point many times and have never been disappointed. The food is prepared to perfection, the service is outstanding. I would highly recommend it to anyone in NW Minneapolis area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Just average - A little pricy for the meal. Had salmon that should have been brought to the table a little quicker. It could have been warmer. The meal did have flavor but overall presentation was lacking...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food,expensive for what u get!
    10YrsMarried
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food was yummy but not the serving sizes were very small for the prices they charge. Our waiter was great, noise level comfortable, place could use dusting & an updated ceiling.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Duck and scallops were great but...
    lifeisgood
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    the fish in parchment paper recommended by the server was disappointing. Seemed like the fish was not fresh. The flavor was flat and not at all what I have experienced from similarly prepared dishes. Also rather sad that when we booked on Open Table for this dinner, I mentioned in comment box that we were celebrating our 26th wedding anniversary and that we had gotten engaged at this restaurant 28 years ago. Not even a "happy anniversary" wish was given. :(
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • frequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We love Blue Point and have been going there for 10+ years. Our most recent experience was not very good; the featured soft shell crab (which 2 in our party of 4 ordered) was mushy and smelled awful. We chose not to make a fuss, so I can't comment on the restaurant's recovery, but we were pretty disappointed that a restaurant this nice was featuring food that seemed to have gone bad. In contrast, the other items we ordered (seared tuna and steak) were excellent. We will be back, but not probably not as soon as in the past.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too old school in a bad way
    BakerBaker
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I opted to take my boyfriend here for his birthday because of his positive memories of the food and location. Unfortunately it didn't turn out that way. The items we wanted were all sold out by 7:30 and the replacements we picked were overcooked. If you want to be a seafood restaurant you can't over cook shrimp. Let alone not having enough stock of fish to even serve most of your dinner customers. I would go back to try again if they promise to hire a chef who can teach his line cooks how to work with seafood. Please also help me understand why the lobster was $60? One of the few dining experiences I've had that involved a large check with buyer's remorse. Should have one back to Piccolo for that price.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Long Wait
    GrumpyVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Fortunately, the food quality made up for the unnecessarily long wait at check-in and the slow service.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood & outdoor patio
    James
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Blue Point had consistently great seafood at fair prices. Dinner on the patio on a beautiful evening was a real treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrate here
    Trvlgurl
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This has always been a top "go to" for us to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chefs, not cooks.
    Spunderdog
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    New to the neighborhood and were looking for a special birthday dining place - a bit above normal. Have learned to take reviews with a grain of salt. Happy people do not review as often as motivated disparaging ones do. We were a bit tentative about this place but were pleasantly surprised. Monday at 4:30 pm, no one else in the dining room. Bar was already hopping but that is in a separate area. No problem. Waiter was excellent. Just the right amount of care, not too much hassle and never wanting for refills. Started to get busy at 5:00 pm but service never wavered. I had the duck/scallops. Best duck I've had. Wife had the linguine/seafood with marinara. She also found it to be as good as her previous best found in Stillwater at Marx's. :))
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Seafood
    Couple2
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food, service and atmosphere were very good for our special birthday dinner. It's also the first restaurant that we've been to in a long time that didn't freeze us out with air conditioning. We'll go again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food excellent, service sub-par
    Nightfall
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My wife and I had a "date night"at Blue Point that was very nice, food was excellent, ambiance charming (we sat outside on the back patio), Scotch selection was solid, etc. However, we were disappointed in our waiter. He wasn't awful, he just wasn't very engaging and proactive for a restaurant of this caliber (and price). He came to our table and just said, "what do you want." No overview, highlight of specials or favorites, questions, recommendations, or dialog. He was just going through the motions and that attitude continued through the evening. I think that while Blue Point is a quaint locale, it will find a strong challenge with CōV now open across the street for our seafood dollars if they can't at least offer top notch service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect pacing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    we wanted a quiet slow dinner for 2 and our waiter did a great job of helping with our food selections and providing the perfect atmosphere for our 45th anniversary dinner!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently High Quality
    boatfolks
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Blue Point is a "go to" place for us. Reliably good and always enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food is always excellent. The oyster selection is great. Really appreciate having a place to get great fresh seafood!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hip Spot
    lovedeannaVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Went to dinner recently and was blown away by how good this place was. Sat outside and enjoyed a delicious and quiet dinner with my wife. No mosquitos and did not have to shoot across the table. Very romantic. Highly recommended for small parties of 2-4. PS would have liked to see a fun cocktail list of drinks new and old in sections of spirits ie gin drinks, rum, vodka, whiskey, etc... Overall a 10! Thanks Blue Point! We loved your place and will return ASAP.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marred by Indifferent Service
    BeSpoiled
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Good food, inspired flavor combinations, but the dining experience was marred by very indifferent service. We'll go back, but if the level of service doesn't improve, it will be our last time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    EMac
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    My husband and I had a late dinner here for our anniversary and the food was outstanding! Everything we ate was amazing and the wine list was even better. We'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Decent but inconsistent
    Magnet
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The seafood was quite good but the simple burgers were off the Mark. The server was on top of the service but the cooks missed many things. If you don't customize your ride this is the place for you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service on 6/28/14
    JeffSS
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Unfortunately we did not have a very good experience, as we were celebrating anniversary's. The food and atmosphere were good, but the service was not. Among the issues, one meal was 15 minn's late due to being dropped before it was delivered to our table. We sat and waited, with little or no communication to help the situation. The service issues were brought to managements attention, and still did not get any urgency to help remedy.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The blackened fish tasted burnt. Awful! The other 3 entrees were good. Will never order blackened anything at Blue Point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Blue Point always has great food and the service is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, disappointing service!
    UnrealVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    For the most part the food was very good with the exception of the gumbo soup which had a crusty layer on top like old pudding. The shrimp was excellent as was the salmon. For a Friday night service was horrible one server for the entire bar, which has 8 tables. She couldn't handle it things were coming and going haphazardly not in any order. I may go back but not soon.
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  • Heard this place was fancy...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Upon arrival at the host stand we were asked "How can I help you".....wait- are we at McDonald's?!? That set a poor first impression. I asked a question about the menu and the waitress used the word "obviously" in her explanation. Obviously- it was not obvious, hence the question. Way to make your guests feel stupid. The scallop dish was so salty we could not eat it. Halibut was extremely over cooked- also unedible. The bread was great. The semi-freddo was rock solid frozen. Creme Brulee was good. It was nice that the waitress comped our entire meal since we didn't eat it. Surprised a manager never stopped out. Was our Wedding Anniversary- left hungry and disappointed.
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  • Excellent Experience
    TechWilly
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Great seafood. The softshell crab was fantastic! This restaurant lives up to its reputation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint-impressed the out of towners
    gardengirl
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I was looking for a great "local color" restaurant west of the Twin Cities for dinner for some old friends from Houston. Blue Point was the perfect place. Dinner was not cheap, but also not crazy expensive ($30 range). Everyone at the table got something different for their main dish and quite pleased with their dinner choices. I had the the Corvina in parchment with artichoke, tomato, and capers and it was amazing. We also wished we had had our nightcap there as they had a large selection of port.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    shawbadVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    we live nearby, but sometimes forget about Blue Point! We made a last minute reservation on a Saturday night and were able to get in. It was already pretty busy, but the service was attentive. The food was fabulous and the wine list extensive. Wasn't difficult to find exactly what we wanted.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine Dining in Wayzata
    BigDogVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Blue Point offers a classical continental dining experience with an emphasis on fresh seafood. The service is excellent and the also have an extensive though pricey wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good seafood in Western Suburbs
    HappydinerVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    The duck and scallops were very good. Scallop appetizer is very good as an entree. Gumbo seemed to be missing something. Oysters were very good. Service good
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good spot
    DBRADY
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    ...went on a quiet Monday night and sat in the sidewalk window... We actually had 5 appetizers instead of entrees and the food was pretty good. Excellent oysters and crabcakes as well. The wine list is phenomenal. The service and management is excellent and definitely adds to the customer experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Absolutely exceptional
    Annhf
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Best oysters and friendliest service in the Twin Cities! Exceptional dining experience. Great wine list.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lacking in atmosphere
    Yumyum
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Food was very good. Service was average. Bar is dark and too small. Restaurant needs updating.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday
    BLONDIEVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I have not had a bad meal here! just a special place for special occasions Love it
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 51 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 620 reviews are from the Blue Point Restaurant - Wayzata reviews archive.
  • Rude waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We had a very rude waiter .......my drink was wrong, he had to get another, after he brought, he never returned to offer us anything nor did he make eye contact. Completely avoided our table
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kelseadad
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Food and service was great. Not inexpensive but worth the money spent for fine dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blue Point always scores
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    My favorite haunt when I visit Minneapolis is the Blue Point in Wayzetta...always lives up to my fond memories.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well prepared seafood
    P2Len
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Arrived bout 15 minutes after our reservation but still seated promptly. Bit noisy, but helps that the bar is separated from the restaurant. Great wine.Blue crab cakes very good, Pan fried oysters not good- too spicy, coarse crust overwhelmed the delicate oyster texture/taste. Coconut curry fish stew was great- a really unique taste combo. Fish gumbo was OK, mostly tomato sauce and okra with rice. Main course : Marlin very good, but overcooked. Granted, cooking firm fish like swordfish and marlin is difficult, but for the price , it should have been better. Monkfish was cooked well, but overwhelmed by a too pungent tomato sauce which I scraped off. Key lime pie for desert was very good. Overall a nice seafood eatery for the Midwest.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great... Then why 3 stars?
    UnrealVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food was excellent, the service was horrible! One thing I hate at restaurants more than anything is when they have runners tat aren't allowed to do anything but run the food out of the kitchen. Our food was brought out to a collapsible stand and left there, a mere 6 feet from our table, for all to look at and wait. We thought it was ours but not quite sure. If we had known I would have gotten up and served it myself. The food sat there for 15 minutes. No I understand that things happen, But this went on all night for every table, including bread! One last thing. Kids under X shouldn't be allowed in the bar, it's a quiet bar and these 2 children ages 5 just ran around and screamed!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.