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Blue Restaurant - Charlotte, NC
Blue Restaurant - Charlotte, NC

Blue Restaurant - Charlotte, NC Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.bluecharlotte.com
  • Phone: (704) 927-2583
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    Bar: Monday & Tuesday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Wednesday & Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Gene Briggs
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz Wednesday to Saturday evenings
  • Special Events & Promotions: Monthly Cooking Classes with Executive Chef Gene Briggs (1st Saturday of each month with holiday exceptions). $44.95 each course paired with wines.

    Monthly Food & Wine Pairings $49.95 Five Course Pairing.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Corner of College and 5th Sts.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Free Valet parking; Heart Tower parking garage, ticket validated at Blue for free parking.
A word from Blue Restaurant - Charlotte, NC
Blue Restaurant is a sophisticated restaurant that offers flavors from around the Mediterranean region. Our multicultural menu will take your taste buds on a whirlwind tour. prepare to experience a Moroccan Tagine, Whole Roasted Mediterranean Sea Bass or a Tenderloin a la Blue. as you travel around the menu, you will be delighted with familiar dishes and excited by others you have yet to explore.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "My boyfriend and I tried Blue for the first time during Restaurant Week. My first impression was that the decor was pretty 90s, with the split level floors and wrap around booths. There was no music playing, unfortunately, so it was just the sound of others conversations. There was a jazz band setting up, but they didn't start playing while we were there. I ordered the Fattoush salad - amazing! My boyfriend ordered the lamb flatbread - enough food for a meal. For our entrees we ordered the salmon and steak. My salmon was very rich, but delicious. The steak was also cooked perfectly! For dessert I had the lemon pie and my boyfriend had the chocolate cake with ice cream. So full halfway through!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My husband and I tried Blue during Charlotte's Restaurant Week and it was fantastic! We loved the lamb flatbread appetizer-really unique flavors. For our main course he had the pork tenderloin with bacon jam-great meaty flavor and I had the Scottish salmon over summer squash gratin which was topped with an herb dressing that just brightened the whole dish. Dessert was fantastic and they validate parking in the Hearst tower also. Only complaint was our server seemed to be rushing us to choose all our courses at once, probably because we were eating dinner at essentially half price, but we will probably be going back and eating here again at full price!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I have been going to Blue for over 10 years and I am never disappointed. The staff makes this an Event not just a dinner. From the wine list to the main meal I am always more than impressed and leave happy."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Loved Blue...Gordon provided the best service and recommendations. Food was exceptionally prepared and Scott took such great care of us. Can't wait to return to try some other items on the menu!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Gotta be one of the BEST restaurants in the greater Charlotte area !! Superb wines + excellent menu + atttentive service = a perfect night out on the Charlotte scene !! Really happy that Blue is among the Charlotte area's Open Table listings"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Great bar, great food, great entertainment, in the middle of uptown. The food is special -- not ordinary."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My friends and I went to Blue Restaurant for dinner prior to going to JT concert. The waiter, John, started out really nice and attentive, however his demeanor changed once we told him we had a TravelZoo coupon for the meal that evening. He became standoffish with us for the rest of the evening. Then when the bill came, the bill had the suggested gratuity included. When we didn't feel he deserved that amount and paid him, he returned looking for the additional tip. I thought that was totally unprofessional and that we would have paid him the suggested amount had he given us excellent service. The food was excellent and the ambiance was really nice, however I would not go back there due to the poor service we had with our waiter."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "On our recent trip to Charlotte, we tried Blue and with great service from our waiter Mike D who guided us through the menu and wine pairings we enjoyed a great evening of dining. Started with scallops wrapped in prosciutto (as good as I have ever had) we also tried the lobster/crab cakes that were very good. An heirloom tomato and mozzarella salad was tasty as well. Then we enjoyed the main course, the Alaskan halibut was good and the duo of wild boar on a chestnut risotto was outstanding. The chef also treated us to a taste of the lamb belly which was a special treat and I will try on my next visit. An overall great evening of dining."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My spouse and I were visiting Charlotte and decided to visit Blue based on the "best restaurants" list produced by a local publication. Unfortunately, the food was not great. Our waiter recommended the scallops, and they were touted as a signature appetizer on the menu, but what arrived were two tiny scallops wrapped in pork and dripping in butter sauce that left a lot to be desired. Our Mediterranean platter salad course tasted over refrigerated with the hummus flat and stiff. I ordered the chicken tagine which not only wasn't true to the morrocan preparation, the chicken arrived on top of boiled vegetables floating in flavorless water. My husband got two single lamb chops with a plateful of tasteless mashed potatoes. We were disappointed"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Visiting from Raleigh, we were looking for a restaurant in downtown Charlotte where we could enjoy great food and pleasant ambiance. Perusing OpenTable for options, we settled on Blue instead of a steakhouse (we were intrigued by the menu, especially the Wild Boar). We were not disappointed, in fact, we enjoyed our meal and evening so much that we are already planning our next visit. The wine list was certainly impressive, as was the food. We ordered the lamb and the Italian appetizers. For dinner, we had the halibut (two of us did) beef tenderloin, and yes, the Wild Boar. Each dish was fabulous! The portion sizes were perfect (if you have a BIG appetite, you will want an appetizer and salad). If you are in Charlotte, try Blue!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Sea Bass and Salmon dishes were very good. Our server was knowledgeable and prompt. Wine list is extensive."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Dinner was amazing! Larry our waiter helped us make fabulous selections and we were delighted in every course. I highly recommend their scallop appetizer. springing for the cheese plate, Wild Boar and of course there famous Sticky Pudding! The background music provided by musicians in the lounge added just enough sound to provided nice back drop for our celebration."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "the menu is exciting and the food was fabulous. we are excited to mention Blue to our friends so they can experience it too!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was excellent, and the service was outstanding!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This restaurant was great. The food was excellent and the service was great. We had a very nice dinner in a warm environment."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The only problem I have is dying to force myself to order something besides the Bronzino. It is so good I'm always afraid I ll be disappointed if I switch. The good news is that its so good I never tire of it. Katie is a great waitress and makes the evening even better."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I have dined at Blue twice, and each experience was different. On the first occasion the waitress was very helpful and courteous, and the food was very good, though not exceptional (my granddaughter and I both had the Beef Tenderloin). The second time, the food was also good, not great (I had the Pork Tenderloin and my friend had the Salmon), but the waiter was less than attentive and did not respond to our requests in a timely manner. We were there partly to enjoy the live jazz trio, which was almost drowned out by the ambiance, due as much to the conversation of the patrons as it was to the less than ideal acoustics and positioning of the trio. Fine dining is hard to pull off, especially in Uptown Charlotte, and Blue does not excel at it."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Our meal and service were excellent. The tomato and burratta salad, lamb flatbread and scallop entree were all outstanding."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Food was excellent. It could not have been better. Things were a little quiet due to taste if charlotte going on. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Excellent food, presentation, service, and atmosphere. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I did enjoy the food to the up most. I am a server myself and I must say I do not believe that I was given the best service, I watched as other servers attended to their tables and I envied the care I saw given. I try never ever to say things of this nature, but I do believe it was because I am an African American. Although I did enjoy the food very, very much; will I ever eat at Blue again? Well that is up in the air."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Sea Bass was awesome as was the scoop app. My wife like her trout. I love the sea bass so much it is hard to stray. Katie our server was terrific and really made the evening enjoyable. I have changed my eating patterns and now eat mostly fish and Blue does have terrific fish. Really nice looking restaurant too. Always impressed with the service. Just wish the manager was a little friendlier. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Blue is one of our favorite Charlotte restaurants. Great quality food, fair prices and great wait staff."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Blue is a special restaurant that combines outstanding food with top-notch service and elegant chic surroundings. From the excellent bread backed in-house to the masterful entre preparations, each aspect of Blue's dining experience is a delightful surprise. For a special occasion, Blue is hard to best and gets our highest recommendation. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "In possessing a "live to eat" disposition and having had the fortune of traveling to many different countries and living in 4 of them- I've not had many experiences in which such a perfect storm of combined excellence merged together in one restaurant. From beginning to end each dish was outstanding, the wine list is extensive and the dimly lit ambience was enhanced by the live music (which was not too loud). The staff was very kind and helpful. The menu is diverse, yet not overbearing, and I could have easily opted for any entree on the list. The Bronzino my date and I ordered was cooked to perfection and the creme based sauce and risotto were delicious. My date and I had a superb time and we'll certainly be return customers. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "From the appetizers to the dessert it was perfect. We started with Tega Hill’s Mixed Greens Salad, Pistachio tuile and goat cheese boursin, roasted tomatoes and a Banyuls vinaigrette and the Poached Pear and Baby Arugula Salad, with spiced walnuts, gorgonzola dolce and a Chianti reduction. My wife had their signature award winning Jumbo Diver Scallops, wrapped in prosciutto, sautéed crisp and served over a fava bean puree and topped with lemon marmalade and it measured up to the reviews. I had Trout a la Navarra, a trout fillet stuffed with Applewood bacon, pan-seared and served with butternut squash, baby green beans and lemon brown butter. Only thing I can say is wow! We finished the meal with their Sticky Toffee Pudding."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We had guests from out of town and had a memorable experience: great wine, attentive service and good food."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "My boyfriend & I had a wonderful time at Blue. Our dinner was delicious and our waiter was spectacular. Highly recommend Blue to anyone who is a foodie and enjoys good Food! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "good food and great ambience. Limited menu however and they no longer have falafels :-("
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Went with a group and we were impressed with everything that came out of the kitchen. Mike was our server and did an amazing job helping us navigate the menu and serving food. For appetizers, the scallops, crab/lobster cakes, and arancini were delicious. The boar was amazing, perfectly cooked and seasoned. Definitely one of the better dishes in town. I highly recommend this restaurant and will be returning. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We love the restaurant, but a little disappointed on this visit. Waiter was not interested in us at all and the prices are too high for what you get. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "My husband and I have been coming to Blue for over 10years now. Business, pleasure, celebrations or critical meetings, its always perfection! The food and staff are phenomenal as is the wine list and signature cocktails. John our server makes the experience more than a meal but an occasion every time!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "We.eat at Blue every time we are in Charlotte ( two or three times a year) and have never been disappointed. The menu is limited, however we always have trouble picking something as there are so many good choices. Last night was no exception with five items that I would have liked to try. I had short ribs and hanger steak and my wife trout filled with bacon over butternut squash. Both dishes were outstanding. The short ribs were the best I can remember having at a resturaunt. We will definitely be back and plan to bring friends with us whoe enjoy great food. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Great ambience & outstanding service. Drinks and appetizers were delicious. Did not enjoy main entree- Mushroom Bolognese (pasta too thick and tasted like dough & not seasoned well). That's my only complaint. I'd surely go again just try another dish. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We dined at Blue as we usually do before attending Charlotte Symphony Concerts and had our usual excellent experience and meal. Their prawn dinner special was tasty and worth having again if they offer it. They also had several seasonal dinners on the menu that made choosing tough and will draw us back next time. The valet parking staff was the unexpected star of the evening. Due to a day trip from which we went directly to Blue, we had left an iPad and our symphony tickets in the car. We realized these errors at different times, and both times their staff quickly went to the car to retrieve the items for us. That's just typical of the great service we enjoy at Blue."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Love going to Blue if we have tickets for something downtown, like the symphony, opera, theater, etc.; great food (and interesting new dishes added regularly) and extensive wine list, convenient valet parking and wonderful and knowledgeable wait staff. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Once again very good. We have eaten here many times and it has been pretty consistently good. We were seated next to a very noisy table and asked to be moved. No problem. Done with a smile. Thanks. Sea bass is always outstanding as is the scallops wrapped in panceta as an app. So good that it is hard to ever order anything else. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Pleasant dining experience for business dinner. Sea Bass was fileted at the table which was entertaining, and impressive. I would bring clients back to Blue with no hesitation."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I had heard good things about Blue and we weren't disappointed. It being both of our first time at the restaurant the server was fantastic, he provided recommendations and never pressured us or made us feel rushed as I have experienced at other restaurants in the past. The food was delicious, be sure you try the chocolate lava cake! Overall it was a wonderful meal, a wonderful experience, and we will be back. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed a weekend trip to Uptown Charlotte. We were looking for a place with atmosphere, live music, and great food. Blue has it all and is withink walking distance for the area hotels. The staff did an excellent job. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014