Bluefin Seafood Bistro
Bluefin Seafood Bistro

Bluefin Seafood Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bluefintucson.com/
  • Phone: (520) 531-8500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Light Menu- Monday-Sunday;3:00pm-5:00pm, Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Sunday 11:00am - 3:pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Jim Murphy / Jeff Azersky
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a private dining room that seats up to 18 people comfortably.
  • Private Party Contact: Casey Morales 5205318500x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: INA
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is ample parking in both the front and rear of the Casa's Adobes Center.
A word from Bluefin Seafood Bistro
Bluefin is an upscale seafood bistro reminiscent of New Orleans with finer dining on the second floor and a hip indoor/outdoor bar on the first. Bluefin specializes in fish flown in from all over the world, as well as live Maine lobster, Alaskan crab legs and our crowd-pleasing bouillabaisse. The eclectic wine list has offerings from all over the world, several by the glass selections.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Bluefin Seafood Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
106 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (58)fit for foodies (56)great for outdoor dining (56)neighborhood gem (42)romantic (32)notable wine list (18)great for lunch (18)good for groups (15)scenic view (12)vibrant bar scene (9)great for brunch (7)late-night find (5)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Don't order mussels!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We've been to this restaurant many times but for someone who adores "moules frites", Blue Fin served the smallest, pencil- eraser-size mussels I have ever seen, been served or purchased! The server commented that a previous diner had described these as "small" but they would have had to be much larger to make it up to the merely "small"! In addition, my husband's trout was overcooked. In truth, both of these deficiencies would be unfortunate in any restaurant. In one that specializes in seafood, they are simply unforgivable!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always a winner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Blue Fin is my favorite restaurant in Tucson. I am never disappointed. The seafood is very fresh and always exceptionally prepared. It can get pricy, but for a special occasion it is worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to expectations
    2travelers
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Two out of four people had problems with their food selections. A major item was missing from the ingredients listed for an appetizer. Wait staff didn't return to table to check if everything was OK. Second problem occurred with the 'stew' entre (the only non fish item on menu) it was over cooked. Both items were taken off the tab. A second batch of stew was brought to the table for our friend to take home. Wine selections were very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience
    Kriddy
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We've eaten here many times for many years. This time we had a group of 8 & requested their lovely patio. The table was ready on arrival, the service was excellent, as always, and the food was great! Our group was loud & had a fantastic time & the staff was highly accommodating. These guys know how to handle more than the typical 2-4 top without a hiccup! Definitely recommend & will go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The cashew encrusted Hawaiin fish was to die for.
    Bleewzg
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Our waiter was generous in helping us celebrate a birthday in our group.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second try
    betova
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    We were 4 dinners, although service was slow, it was fine... Oysters ...very fresh... Excellent fresh cabrilla...grilled to perfection... Excellent and fresh sockeye salmon ... Crab Legs...very good and large portion, which is always appreciated ...! Lobster roll...not so good... Nice experience....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slip in service
    GeorgeVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Usually our go to local resUsually a favorite local restaurant, theUsually Usually one of our local favorites, service on our most recent visit was disturbingly off. Could have been an off night because service staff seemed disinterested, but... Main course served before we completed salads. Plates removed before some guests had finished eating. Staff reached across our guests still eating to remove plates. We poured our own wine. We were not offered water refills until we were able to get staff attention. Perplexing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place
    FoodieFittie
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We came to Bluefin to celebrate my mom's birthday and parents' wedding anniversary. They really enjoyed the boulliabaise and scallops, and the rest of us also liked our dishes. In all honesty, it was good, for Tucson. But, we are originally from a large city, where places that charge those type of prices for the food really knock your socks off. Nothing blew me away. Would I come back? Yes, at some point if someone suggests going there or invites me.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Fish in Tucson
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I lived on the east coast until moving here in 2004. The fish is always prepared perfectly at Bluefin. The Arctic Char was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lobster Roll Loveliness
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I so enjoyed my Lobster Roll for lunch - fresh tasting, tender, generous portion and just the right amount of mayo and classic ingredients. The side of French Fries (shoestring style) was a meal in itself. The Blue Crab cakes were outstanding and I'm so glad I ordered both for lunch. My guest enjoyed her first visit and will be returning. The dessert menu was disappointing and needs more pizazz. More fresh fruit desserts would be welcome. Wait staff was friendly but could be a bit more prompt with the bill.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and service
    Easygoing
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The service staff was attentive and quick to correct the one problem that we had. My red wine was served at refrigerator temperature. That should not have happened. However, the waitress warmed it in a warm cup and replaced it in the wine glass and all was well. Pacing was fine and the food was delicious and nicely presented. The atmosphere was very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    Thelford4dinner
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I was very pleasantly greeted at the door. I was comfortable immediatel(the ambiance). The server was excellent answering all question and gave good descriptions on the selections on the menu. In fact I choose the special because of the way she described it. Every thing was servered on time. I didn't feel rusher or neglected. It was a grey experience. I'll be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable
    Esteban
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    After requesting and receiving a move to our patio table from the chilly and crowded main dining area, we had an enjoyable dinner. Service was prompt and efficient; our food was outstanding. I was disappointed that, even though the staff knew that it was my wife's birthday, nothing was done to acknowledge it. Our dinner tab for 4 people came to more than $200 and while I felt the experience was well worth the money I was disappointed that her birthday went un-mentioned. But never the less, we had a lovely dinner in a relaxed setting sitting under the stars on a beautiful Tucson evening. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Seafood
    seefooddevotee
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We celebrated a nice birthday dinner with friends and the meal was exceptional!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Very good experience, we will be back But your review is asking to much. Be satisfied with just a simple check box to a few questions. Bet you'll get more responses.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    When reserving through Open Table, I requested outdoor seating for 4. I understand that outside cannot be guaranteed, however, when we arrived at our 6:30 reservation time, there were an abundance of available tables downstairs and upstairs, but nothing available at the outside dining. I was told that some of the people just sat outside on their own. That tells me that they did not put a reserved sign on our table which was absolutely unacceptable. The Blue Fin either doesn't pay any attention to requests when reserving through Open Table, or their staff has no clue how to handle reservations. We waited an hour for our food once we ordered, and the food was barely lukewarm.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bill
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Overall this dining experience was great. First timer and will definitely return more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not good for the $$$
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Service was exceptionally slow. One fish plate undercooked. One fish plate overcooked. Not acceptable for the price...and a shame. Ambience was nice making it. Bigger disappointment.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Favorite Spot
    FineWithFin
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Spouse and I really enjoy Bluefin Seafood Bistro although I'm a red meat favoritist.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BOUILLABAISSE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The BOUILLABAISSE was very good except for the mussels that were in it. If you can call them mussels. They were so tiny that I couldn't recognize them as mussels, just a sliver of mussel in each shell. If you want to serve mussels in the BOUILLABAISSE at least serve something that looks like a mussel.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love Bluefin
    Triz
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Love the outdoor patio and the warm welcome at Bluefin. A favorite for seafood in Tucson.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome food & service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had not been to Blue Fin in a while, but being there again was a reminder to visit more often. The service was awesome, and the foot was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Favorite
    NovemberbrideVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We love Bluefin, Tuesday nights are our favorite for the half price bottle of wine, and happy hour there is great! The service is always awesome, and the food is amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood Gem
    Charfman
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Bluefin has been a favorite of ours for years to celebrate a special occasion or to take out of town visitors. On this night, the weather was perfect to sit outside with a great view of the mountains. The food was excellent as always and our favorite server made sure that we were well taken care of.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodiefan
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The food was outstanding. Making reservations was effortless.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent seafood
    thePheasant
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Great meal with excellent service. it's a treat to have excellent seafood in Tucson.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday celebration
    Tvogue
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great meal, nice wine, excellent service, the couple who enjoyed the evening with us, tis ready to return, as are we!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner @ Bluefin
    13thAnnivatBluefin
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Celebrated our 13th anniversary at the Bluefin with our daughter, son-in law and our 9 month old grandson. They were very accommodating, efficient and friendly. The food was great and we especially recommend the sea bass. Order it with the sauce on the side. The grilled fish is great just the way it is!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time Lobsterfest
    rookiessc
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The lobster was the best I've ever had and the service was impeccable. I just wish you had a beer list on the table.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    LuvnBlueFin
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I was very impressed with the whole atmosphere & food. Everything but the waitress was incredible. Our waitress was lacking a personality who seemed a bit dark when she was serving us. Other than that it was a pleasant environment and I will be going there more often from now on.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service, but....
    terpsjasVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was excellent, service was highly attentive, outdoor seating view very nice. However, when a patron has expressed certain food allergies and a 'substitution' is made to accommodate those allergies, applying a substitution charge does not seem appropriate -- especially when the substituted item is less is preparation time and less in quantity than the items not taken. It wasn't the amount charged that was issue; it was the principle. Just something to think about.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine and Dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Nice lunch, good drinks...as always. Could use a change of menu now, though. Always good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • anniversary special
    seadog
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This is our go to place for special occasions- birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Usually have the lobster special (excellent) and whatever fish is on special. Usually order flowers, which are all set up at a nice table and have a liesurely, quiet meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • desert fish
    nyazfishlover
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    One of our favorite Tucson restaurants! We eat here every time we visit Tucson. The fish is well prepared. The menu offers non-seafood options. The service is friendly and knowledgeable. We love Bluefin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday
    birthdY
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It was my birthday and I LOVED the summer lobster special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My GO-TO dining spot in Tucson
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Always my favorite go-to dining spot in Tucson, for lunch or dinner, or for a glass of wine or cocktail at the bar. Friendly and professional service, delicious food, (yummy shrimp and crab cakes!) nice atmosphere--inside as well as on the patio near the fountain, with a view of the Catalina Mountains. I love the quiet atmosphere and view from upstairs, too. =WineandDine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bluefin
    Luvcfood
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I enjoyed the food. The menu selection was good and the prices are very reasonable. I would recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • a special place
    OVBill
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We discovered Bluefin shortly after retiring here and reserve it for special occasions. We have never been disappointed in seating selection (next to a window), service and menu selections.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • who would think?
    middleofnv1
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great place for seafood in the Desert!! crab cakes, scallops and great wine friendly staff with a great sense of service and HUMOR!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfortable ambience
    InFromTucsonVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Have dined here for a many years and have never been disappointed. For a change I had the prime flat iron steak cooked perfectly with simple but great accompanyments. Scallops here are excellent but three's never enough. The greens served with steak were succulent and I want that recipe. Limited great wines.Trust me you can easily find Good hang out to recharge while forcing down mussels and littlenecks during happy hour at quite a bargain. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 66 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 766 reviews are from the Bluefin Seafood Bistro reviews archive.