Quiet place with great food
The title says it all. If you just want a quiet evening with your "other", with excellent food at a reasonable price, then give this one a try. I have no idea who their chefs are, but the meals have always been flavorful and imaginative.
The wait staff and bartender are all very friendly. Note that some nights feature live music on some evenings, so check ahead.
2/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
In a group of 6 we had 5 different
In a group of 6 we had 5 different selections from the menu. All were tasty and well presented. Only problem was the noise. We were seated near the bar at TGIF time, which made conversation a bit difficult. There seemed to be more remote and more quite spaces of the restaurant unused, which would have been a better place for us, if inconvenient for the wait staff.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was excellent! Dessert
Food was excellent! Dessert (enough for two) was so good! Marissa, our server was delightful - pleasant, pleasant personality and excellent service. Thank you!
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice atmosphere. Drinks and
Nice atmosphere. Drinks and food are very good, met friends there and had a great time chatting so noise level was conducive to group conversation. Our waitress wasn't overbearing but was very attentive to our drinks and clearing the table. The calamari is amazing, and so it is the bruschetta.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
We live so close to Blue and
We live so close to Blue and are so sorry that we haven't visited before this . . . Absolutely best meal we have had out for some time!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
I was looking for a gluten
I was looking for a gluten free menu that they don't have however I emailed the owner(email address on website) asking if he could help me find a few options. Honestly, I didn't think I'd get a reply but I did and it was a very nice one. It was a great, easy dining experience. Cute decor, lively, great food and cocktails. Perfect place for a date, going out with friends or going out with a small group of couples. We'll be going back soon.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Pleasant surprise on a Friday
Pleasant surprise on a Friday night. Bar was full and the Martini's did not disappoint, but the food was the biggest hit both in taste and presentation. We'll go back again!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Outstanding service, our waitress
Outstanding service, our waitress was very friendly and available. She provided us with excellent service. Was very helpful with our order and made us feel very welcome! Drinks were fantastic! The food was good, nothing spectacular or out of the ordinary. My seared ahi tuna main dish was incredibly salty, and I couldn't figure out why. Coffee was great, but desert was hard as a rock. The ambience was a bit noisier than expected for a romantic dinner, with the noise from the bar going throughout the restaraunt, but died down a bit once the crowd at the bar thinned out. Overall, great experience though because of the outstanding service!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
I went on 4/13/13 and the
I went on 4/13/13 and the special (Jumbo Shrimp on top of Enchiladas) was very good. The shrimp bisque was also good and the portion was generous.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Night out, no kids!
A nice surprise. We tend to frequent inexpensive to moderately priced establishments, and Blue falls above that. For us, therefore, it wouldn't be an every-week place to go. But the food and service were top notch, and Blue is so close to where we live. I'm sure another special occasion will cause us to return.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service were fantastic!
Food and service were fantastic! We had a Groupon and I will definatly go back! With friends!!!!!
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and service.
Excellent food and service. Martini menu is great!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place is a gem hidden
This place is a gem hidden away in a strip mall. Don't judge it by its location-- the food rivals top Downtown Pittsburgh restaurants. Our waitress, a bubbly character, was super helpful and knowledgable about the food. She gave perfect recommendations and was present but not hovering!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had never dined here before. We found the restaurant to be very nice. The restaurant is directly connected to the bar and thus was a bit noisy. Service was very good as was the food. It is a bit pricy, but not overly so.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Have been to Blue a couple
Have been to Blue a couple times in the last few weeks and the food has always been excellent. The table had lobster liguini, salmon, crab cakes and the fish of the day. Every dish was great.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun night out
My husband and I came for dinner on a Sunday night. They were not too busy. Silver palm wine was very good. I had sea bass with rice and asparagus. It was very good. My husband had filet which he liked. The beet salad was very good as was the fruit cobbler dessert (we added vanilla ice cream).
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food, good size portions,
great food, good size portions, excellent service..rack of lamb is superb !
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful, creative food
Wonderful, creative, seasonable food and warm, comfortable atmosphere. We have eaten at Blue many time and every time we have enjoyed. Everything from a quiet spot just for the two of us or the bar area to catch our sports teams in action on the TVs. Rare to find a place you can always count on to be just right.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
An Evening Well Spent
We had a very enjoyable dining experience.
Corn chowder and scallop soup was excellent as was the lobster risotto.
Main course of duck breast and scallops were also very good.
They appeared to be short staffed for a Sunday evening.
The good to that was we had a leisurely dinner.
Our waitress was very good in covering more territory than she probably normally would have.
We are looking forward to going back soon
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service. The
Great food and service. The atmosphere was very relaxed.
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner at Blue
Took friends there to celebrate a retirement. Everything was perfect; from the food to the service.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place. Good food. Service was
My wife and I have gone here twice. We have loved the food and the quiet jazz ambience. The outside is a bit strip mall, but the inside could be a small restaurant in shady side or the south side. We go because the food and service are great. I like the jazz music in the background as well. Don't let the outside fool you this is a great date place.
The drinks must be good as the bar was fairly crowded.
Go on a Wednesday night. Felt like the restaurant was ours.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worst place to eat in the 'burgh
We made reservations, showed up early and they did not have a table for us. We were told wait would be 5 minutes and that someone was checking out now. We waited an hour for our table we had reservations for. Staff was cold and bad. Our waitress never filled my water once. Completely ruined my girlfriend's birthday. The best part was when we walked out the door.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
excellent all around
for a small, off the main road place I was very impressed. the food was excellent and the service was top notch. prices weren't too bad. it was our first time and I'm pretty sure we'll be back
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
There were four in our party
There were four in our party and each one was very pleased with their meal. My one complaint is that I like Cosmos, but on the pink side, but when it was delivered it was very red. The waitress took down my order as I wanted but said the cranberry juice is very dark. I did not drink it, but instead had wine. Someone needs to show the bartenders how to make a good Cosmo.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service and great dining experience. Highly recommended.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
always a winner
Consistently fantastic food..very laid back..bar can get noisy but have never had a real issue..booths are great creating some privacy...its expensive but well worth the cost
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
quiet night, nice meal
I took my girlfriend to Blue for her birthday. They have an extensive martini selection, but I just had a grey goose ($11.50). She had a glass of the house pinot grigio. For our meals I had the rack of lamb with mushroom risotto and asparagus and she had the lobster linguini. Both were excellent. Our bill was $100, but for two drinks, two meals, an appetizer, and desert at a nice restaurant I suppose that's reasonable. It's a little more expensive than our average meal out, but a nice place for low-key special occasions. I could see us coming back.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Service Ever!
My girlfriend and I were enjoying a relaxing mom's night out, and our waiter was incredible! Excellent recommendations on drinks and dinner selections. We never noticed him clearing plates or filling water glasses; he never interrupted our conversations and paced out our appetizers + salad + dinner over two hours.... We were too full to enjoy dessert; maybe next time :)
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful choice
We celebrated two birthdays with delicious food, good service and just enough background music so we could covers around a
table vor six. This restaurant is a find, tucked away in a mall. We love it.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
calamari - outstanding
All, this is exceptional calamari, encourage you to try it!
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Blue was a very modern place, offering live jazz during the week. My husband and I went on a week night and the place was practically empty but we did not let that deter us. I enjoyed a delicious vodka martini with blue cheese stuffed olives. We shared a duck ravioli appetizer that was amazing. Both of our entrees were exceptional, especially the Gorgonzola topped Delmonico! I was very impressed with the service as well. We will definitely return to Blue in the very near future and bring our friends with us!
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went with my Father, Sister
Went with my Father, Sister and her son, my nephew. Had the scallop appetizer - amazing. Rally nice pernod cream with the spinach. rack of lamb done very nicely and was cooked to my temperature (medium rare) Sauces were great. Overall everyone enjoyed this and we will be back.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I went there on Monday night and loved everything about it. The food was incredible! I had crab cakes and my husband had blackened salmon. Our waitress was very friendly. Nothing bad to say...everything good!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Blue Is Wonderful!
Ate at Blue with friends and once again had a fabulous meal. Great service, great atmosphere. Can't wait to go back!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service good. We were offered a larger table because we increased our group size about 3 hours before we arrived. They very quickly set it up for us.
Food was good. Service also. Love that it's I'm the neighborhood. Awesome happy hour specials daily. Kim the bartender is excellent.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food overall was very good. If you like seafood, this place is for you. My pasta was just okay. All of our salads were exceptionally good. The Brussels sprouts were fantastic. The waitress was very honest when she told us we had the worst table in the place. Apparently the table is over-looked by most servers because it's out of the way. With that, service was a little slow but acceptable for a busy night. Bar scene looked very cool.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food at Blue is of a caliber you would expect at any fine dining restaurant in a major city. The choices for appetizers and main courses is extensive. The wine list is very reasonable, but I would like to see a few nicer bottles on the list. The martini's are what the bar is known for and they don't disappoint. Only downside is the service which is scattered. Wine came late for the meal and not a lot of attention was paid to us after we sat down.
However, the food is what makes this place so good.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my boyfriend here for something special for his birthday weekend, and we were very impressed. I chose the restaurant based on the fact that they served lamb and I had heard great reviews. Although the bar scene was very lively, we chose a room off to the side and the hostess was glad to assist us. The atmosphere was perfect and the alcohol prices were reasonable. Although the food was a bit overpriced, it was unique and delicious. Will definitely come here again, although mostly just for special occasions.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Blue is a casual but sophisticated restaurant for those folks that want good food, great atmosphere without the "chain" feel.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food; service could be better
We had an enjoyable meal, but the experience could have been better with just a little improvement. The menu and prices are upscale, but while the server was nice and efficient, we felt rushed as if we were in a quick service chain restaurant trying to turn tables as quickly as possible. I understand that's important and it's also important to check in with the customers, but we noticed most of the servers were like ours, rushing around, which took away from the nice, relaxed evening we had planned. It's a great little place and we'll try it again.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Blue is not...
Blue is not sad, like the color blue, but happy and energetic. We were there as a small group and enjoyed everything we had. The noise a bit much with all the groups, etc. But, we enjoyed our time, the food, and the atmosphere on the whole. I was disappointed in the martini I had. They had such a great list of options, I really thought the caliber of the vodka would have been better. We didn't have desserts, but they certainly sounded good. Lamb was prepared nicely as were the scallops and couscous. The lobster risotta was lackluster. Salads were great. We'll go back at some point.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM