Blue Restaurant - Charlotte, NC
Great food!The service was superb as was the food. I love the dessert, the cheese selections, and the halibut. The salad was a little small, but
delicious. I did feel (at 40) that we were some of the younger diners that night.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGrad familyWe went to this restaurant after my daughter's graduation and it was just right. It was a Monday night, so not so busy, but our two girls and friend had a wonderful time. Me and my wife will come back... the portions are quite generous.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMflawless diningFantastic menu, excellent service, beautifully appointed dining room and the food was exquisite. What else could you ask for?6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfectThis upscale restaurant in downtown Charlotte is a gem. The food was nothing short of fantastic for everyone at our table for six. The wait staff was attentive and added to our most pleasant dining experience. This was probably the second best meal I have ever eaten and I am a foodie that has traveled the world. I would recommend the scallop appetizer and be sure to save room for dessert. The pastry chef is outstanding. If you like great food in an upscale setting this is the place for you.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Pre-Show Dinner!Fantastic! It was a great experience. I had the Wild Boar Duo, which was utterly delicious. My dining companion had an entree and the Pumpkin Cheesecake. I had a bite of the cheesecake and it was divine.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceInteresting menu and specialty drinks. All food was delicious. Waiter was very attentive. Pricey but worth it.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service! Our waitressExcellent service! Our waitress asked us what time we wanted to be on our way to the theater, and also helped us find find a good wine selection in our price range. Food was terrific! A great choice for a special occasion!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst Time VisitI have always said I was going to try Blue Restaurant out but just never tried them out. I finally made a reservation through open table and after eating there I am asking myself, why did I wait so long to eat here? The food is phenomenal and service to match, everyone from the hostess to the cooks are customer oriented and friendly. I have nothing bad to say about this place. If you are considering Blue, I definitely recommend that you go ahead and try them out.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for Pre-show DiningWe enjoyed a perfect meal at Blue before seeing Warhorse at the Belk. Every bite was fresh and packed with flavor - beginning with the pumpernickel cranberry bread hot from the oven served with kalamata butter, including crispy calamari, grilled shrimp, Meditteranean trio, lobster & crab cakes, risotto balls, artichoke pesto flatbread, and ending with a generous portion of pistachio pear baklava served with mascapone. We can't wait to return and try more of this5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM30th Wedding AnniversaryHad a wonderful time....great service....food was fantastic....loved the restaurant layout....live jazz was a very nice compliment....bar drinks were very good....highly recommend....you WILL enjoy!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFab food and great wine list.Fab food and great wine list. Server very knowledgable about wine list and offered tastes of "by the glass" offerings5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA Symphony for your mouth!My husband and I visited on a Tuesday evening for our anniversary. We started with the jumbo diver scallops, and I now know why they were an award winning appetizer! I decided to have something I had never had before for the main course, so I had the chicken Tagine. It was phenomenal! The sweet of the dates or apricots, the carrot or the squash, the tart olive, the saffron, the nuts, the crisp of the chicken skin, the moist tender chicken. I did get the Harissa sauce on the side because I wasn't sure if I could handle the heat, but it was a flavorful heat, not a burn off your taste buds heat.
This restaurant was recommended to me about four years ago and my biggest regret is waiting this long to visit! We will definitely return.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary DinnerMy husband and I went for our anniversary dinner this past Saturday evening. We had an early reservation, we were seated promptly and greeted by our server right away. We just ate at Blue the previous Sunday for Mother's Day brunch and we were excited to try the regular dinner menu. Blue did not disappoint. My husband had the duo of wild boar and I think he would have licked the plate clean if he didn't think anyone would see him. I had the chicken tagine and it was phenomenal. Loved all of the spices. The service was great. We would definitely be back and would highly recommend to anyone.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second time.This was our second time. The food is a little different which makes it interesting.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome In Every WayI cannot say how much we enjoyed the food and service at our first trip to Blue. We find ourselves in Charlotte twice a year on business and we will definitely return. We want to try other wonderful sounding menu items. Once was definitely not enough!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Halibut entree is as goodThe Halibut entree is as good as food can be. Absolutely outstanding!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day BrunchWe went to Blue for their Mother's Day Brunch special. This way, we got to bring our kids with us to an otherwise not-so-kid-friendly restaurant. We loved it. I realize that the special buffet brunch does not necessarily reflect as to how a normal dinner would taste and that the food would probably taste different (better) during a regular dinner service, but we were completely satisfied with our buffet brunch. I would say that by dining here for our first time during the brunch buffet, it has piqued my interest as to how a dinner would go and I'm already trying to plan a date night to get back and try it out. The decor is smart, the layout is open, and the staff was friendly. Can't wait to come back for dinner.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Mother's Day BrunchGreat food and quality service for a good price. They had a variety of dishes fit for all ages and tastes.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways FantasticMy wife and I went there the 1st time for a date night and we both loved the electricity of the place and the food and service was exceptional. Decided to take the whole family for brunch and celebrate Mother's day and we once again were not disappointed. Great resturant, maybe a little pricey but everyone deserves a splurge once in a while.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day BrunchWe went for Mother's Day Brunch and it was wonderful. There was a huge variety of food and the price was very reasonable. We wanted a nice place that wouldn't necessarily be crowded with children and Blue met our needs. My husband and I have been here for dinner before and really enjoyed it. It can be a little noisy but we sat in a separate dining room and had a wonderful time!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNice place , food not outstandingNice place , food not outstanding We went there because it was close to our show
That is really the only time I go .5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent but......felt a bit rushed during our dinner date. Food was delicious but was delivered way to fast barely finished our apps when the entree was brought out. We felt like they were trying to turn the table ASAP to get the next group of people in.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat night outthe food was very good and the service by our waiter ( Juan ) was outstanding. We would definitely go back.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMI had a variety of dishes.I had a variety of dishes. From the foie gras to the mediterranean sampler to the mushroom bolognese, eveything was absolutely superb. The portions are hearty so I had to skip dessert.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good restaurant in aVery good restaurant in a city full of very good restaurants. Our server read our desired pace of service which is less common these days and made the experience that much better. Overall a very good experience.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service, great food!Great service, great food! This place was excellent!!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat!We had dinner at Blue for an extra special night out before going to the Belk Theater, across the street, to see Chris Botti. The food was tremendous, outstanding wine selection and our server, Scott, was beyond terrific ! My wife had the wild boar and I the halibut. Not choices we'd normally make, but glad we did. Both dishes were perfect ! A new favorite port wine was found also, Six Grapes. I would recommend Blue for any occasion.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for a business dinnerBig fan of the martini menu selections. The Pan Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras is WONDERFUL! My duck breast was cooked to perfection but the the leg was a little too salty. My fellow diners were raving about the Duo of Wild Boar. Both the Cake di Chocolate and Sticky Toffee Pudding were deliciously good choices. With all of the new uptown dining options I'm glad we rediscovered this gem.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulTook my fiancé out for her birthday. Dinner was delicious. All the food and drinks were delivered promptly. The server did a fantastic job. My only negative comment would be, there was a loud table directly behind us. People should learn how to behave in nice restaurants and the restaurant should have a way to deal with them.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food, apps and atmosphereThe main course menu is very good. Short ribs are great, pork chop is outstanding. Other great seasonal specialties taking advantage of local produce. My wife ordered Bronzini, fish was great, but have them hold the sauce, too oily. Arrancini, ( rice balls with peas and prosciutto) are the best, anywhere!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways Excellent...We eat at Blue before every Charlotte Symphony performance and find it to be consistently top-notch. To give variety, they change the menu with the seasons, except for the 6-7 dishes that are such favorites that they are always available. We find the dishes to be imaginative, flavorful, and visually appealing. The servers know much of the wine list, which is extensive and covers the full price range, The service is consistently excellent, and the music is soft so one can easily converse. We just keep going back...4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server, Kyle was fantastic!Our server, Kyle was fantastic! Blue's scallops are hands down, the best in Charlotte. My wife always (literally) orders the Beef Tenderloin ala Blue every visit but deviated and tried the pork offered on their seasonal menu. She is obsessed!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was perfect, fromEverything was perfect, from the martinis to the bread to the salads to the entrees to the last decadent bites of dessert. Service was impeccable, as our waiter took care to ensure we got our dessert orders in in time to enjoy and still make the show over at the Belk Theater. We will be back, and we probably won't wait for the next time we have tickets!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI really enjoyed the restaurant,I really enjoyed the restaurant, the food was good, the wait time was perfect, the atmosphere was nice, and the waiter was excellent.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time atThis was our first time at Blue, and we will definitely go again. We started with the Taste of the Mediterranean appetizer, which was excellent - hummus, tapenade, white bean salad, Greek olives, black bean dip, pepper dews, and dolmades. This could easily be someone's main course, it was so large. For the main course, we ordered Chicken Tagine and a grouper special. Both entrees were delicious. Our server, Fergus, was great - he helped with the wine, as the wine list was a book, and he described the different entrees, and was very attentive the entire evening.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent. They alsoFood was excellent. They also had a four piece jazz band playing. My wife and I got there late because of a flight delay. They very accommodating. Will defenetly repeat.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMEaten here four times in theEaten here four times in the past two years while traveling. Always great. Always dependable. Service is top notch. Food is never a let down!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFrom the outstanding wineFrom the outstanding wine list, to the perfectly cooked scallops, to the poached pear that was a beautiful balance of sweet and tart, to the entrée of wild boar prepared 2 ways, to the impeccable presentation of every dish; this meal was flawless. I only wish i had saved some room for dessert, that menu looked equally amazing.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's been a while. Food wasIt's been a while. Food was really outstanding. Service the best in town. I missed you Blue! I will have to make a point to go downtown more often to visit!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMKeri, our server, was excellent.Keri, our server, was excellent. She had good menu recommendations, was attentive, but not too much, and kept us on schedule for the symphony. Great personality.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been twice now andWe have been twice now and the food has been very good both times. The service was a bit lacking the last time we were at Blue, but they made up for this evening. We will definitely keep this on our usual Uptown rotation.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMHow to Ruin a Review for 25 centsReally a very nice place. Great food, live music and excellent drink preparation. Lots of
the pasta is homemade and the ones that aren't still taste like it. Just a couple of things kind of off. We ordered two martinis and before I ordered mine I asked for a specific brand of gin. When the server came back with my wife's martini, he didn't have mine because he did not have the gin I requested. We then watched him take other orders and chat with another table while my wife sat with her slowly warming martini waiting to enjoy her drink with me. When the bill came for the two of us at over $100, we had actually been charged for the two olives in my drink at 25 cents each! I drink LOTs of martinis. Who charges for blue cheese olives?4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst visit was on EasterFirst visit was on Easter Sunday for Brunch. The food was wonderful and the selections were amazing. The presentations were appealing. We did not feel rushed or felt that we could not enjoy our meal and conversation. It was crowded and moving through the area was sometimes a challenge, but that is to be expected on a holiday. I look forward to coming back the next time I'm in town.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a nice Easter brunch.Had a nice Easter brunch. Selection/variety was nice. Enjoyed the jazz.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice holiday brunch,Very nice holiday brunch, with some interesing dishes alongside the traditional carving station.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery time I go to ChalrotteEvery time I go to Chalrotte I always come to Blue. Great experience every time. The server this time had a difficult time being quick to bring drinks to the table. It should not take 15 plus minutes to get a bottle of wine. I will definitely be back but would not want that server again.
The bar staff was fantastic all around!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat sceneFood is amazing and live jazz music on Saturday night.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were pleasantly surprisedWe were pleasantly surprised by just how good Blue really was. Very quiet. Attentive service. Great food. Reasonably priced.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first visit andThis was our first visit and we will come back. The menu was interesting. The waiter we had was very knowledgeable and did an excellent job. We had made reservations, but arrived early. We were able to be seated immediately. The martinis from the bar were excellent. The wine list was interesting, but we were enjoying the martinis too well.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AM2nd visit, seated in a small2nd visit, seated in a small enclosed area in front of the bar so it was less noisy than main dining area. Scallops appetizer was fantastic. Bison and Boar were very flavorful and well prepared. Ordered a couple martini's that were good as well and the wine pairing suggestion was right on.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM