Food was better than average
Food was better than average and is porbably the best on Folly Beach. Service was good but the strength was the view and obvious updated decor of the restaurant itself.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was great. Service
The food was great. Service was great. Zach was extremely knowledgable about the menu and wine list! Great server!
3/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was great, the server was a little off. The dining room was WAY too bright, the server didn't offer us cocktails, was a little slow to get to us. The food was excellent. The server bragged about all the locally sourced products, but I'm not sure where local produce would have been sourced in early April. I guess it is possible though. In general not a bad experience, the food was all good, but overall the experience was average or less.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were looking for somewhere
We were looking for somewhere decent to eat on Folly Beach and Blu delivered. The food was well-prepared, and the service was outstanding.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Surprisingly good food. I
Surprisingly good food. I had the swordfish, which was perfectly grilled. My wife ordered the striped bass and thoroughly enjoyed. Her dish came with a sweet potato medley with duck meat which did not complement the bass.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
A pleasant surprise on Folly Beach
What a wonderful find on FOllY Beach!
Great food, great atmosphere. Service was also very good.
If they would turn down the volume when they show outdoor movies so others can still eat and talk, it would be awesome.
We had dinner there three times o in our one week visit. Twice on the deck outside and appreciated the kid and dog-friendly environment. The night of the MOVIE was too loud, so we moved inside.
Great food each visit, great martinis, sweet attention paid to the babies, good service.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were at a wedding in Charleston
We were at a wedding in Charleston and found this place in Folly Beach! We had a party of eight,which can be hard! We had a great time with great food, good wine and my friends say great mixed drinks!! Would go again!!!!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
While the food left a little
While the food left a little to be desired, the chance to sit outdoors and a great view of the ocean made up for some of the short comings.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner at the Beach
Good food and service. The pricing seemed a tad high, but you are dining on the beach. What bothered our guests and us was with only five dining, Blu found it necessary to stick on a 20% group gratuity on our bill. While our guests and I were planning to tip at least 20%, we felt it a bit pushy on Blu's part with only five in the party.
View of the ocean was great and we would like to get an outside table the next time we eat there.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
love the view..food was good...but
love the view..food was good...but the fact that there is no parking if the hotel is full is a problem. will not plan dinner there on week ends or holidays.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We selected this place for a nice evening to celebrate our anniversary. We traveled in from Charleston and did not know until we arrived that this restaurant was inside the hotel, to our surprise. Overall, the environment was very loud and busy. The outside dining area was full of young adults who were in bathing suits and drinking, the place was packed. Next to us, was a table of older adults who were intoxicated, very loud and obnoxious. The food was excellent, beyond expectations. You can plan on 75.00 to 100.00 for a couple to eat. Again the food was great. I would have preferred a more quiet and romantic environment, but overall I was happy with the experience.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect Anniversary Dinner
The local farm fresh vegetables and sustainable seafood was excellent. The waitress was able to tell us where every part of the meal came from. Service was beyond exceptional and the view of the beach was the perfect setting for our anniversary dinner
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food, Fabulous Service
Second year we've eaten @ BLU and the food was delish. But the standout this year was our server Josh. He was the best waiter we've had in a long time. We'll be back next year!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, friendly staff
Excellent food, friendly staff and awesome ocean front views!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Blu at the Tides
Great little spot, the weather was perfect and we had a great view of the ocean while sitting outside. It was a little weird sitting right up against the glass with another couple about less than a foot away (albeit on the other side of the glass). Our waiter was a little inattentive but he made up for it by buying me a beer. Food was good, but not great, there was kind of a gas smell to some of the food, especially the veggies. That being said, the shrimp bruschetta appetizer was amazing, my lady and I devoured it immediately.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
"My husband and I went there
"My husband and I went there for the first time and blown away about how amazing the food is! We tried a bunch of appetizers, our favorite being the shrimp bruscheti. I had the sea scallops, which were big and tasty. My husband had shrimp pasta, and loved it! We got a sampler desert platter, bread pudding, homemade brownies, and strawberry shortcake. All very good and had that homemade taste. All the vegetables and seafood is fresh and home grown. If you have not eaten here yet, you're missing out!"
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorites on Folly!
Blu is fine dining in a funky beach town. We make it a point to visit every time we're in town, whether for drinks or lunch beachside, or a nicer dinner in the restaurant. We've never been disappointed! Our fish special was out of the water four hours before it hit our table...yummy!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had brunch on Sunday and it was amazing. The server Katie was fantastic and the food was great! We will be back!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love Blu we bring all family and out if town guests here. The view is fabulous and the food is terrific
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
outdid my expectations
I had booked 2 tables, they called ahead and asked if I'd like to combine the tables - awesome!
The 9 different dishes ordered were to everyone's tasting- everyone was very satisfied!
Service was attentive, accommodating and friendly, follow up as well.
This was all our first time there and we had a great dining experience.
I only can highly recommend the restaurant.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
A friend (whose husband is
A friend (whose husband is a chef at Blu) said be sure to try the shrimp and grits. I took her advice and was rewarded with some of the best shrimp and grits I've had in Charleston. At our table of four, everyone was delighted with their food -- all different, all terrific. We can't wait to go back and sample other items on the menu.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had the 4 course special. It was a great experience for a very reasonable price. Wine with every course. You should be adventurous as they are very creative with the selections. I enjoyed it. My guest had grits. Short ribs and grits. And shrimp and grits. Loved loved loved it!!!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic service! Great beach
Fantastic service! Great beach scene! We were here to celebrate our anniversary and the restaurant was kind of enough to pay for our dessert while the waiter offered to buy my husband's beer. The food was excellent!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a surprise!
I was hesitant to dine here, as it's at a hotel (albiet a nice hotel). The food was spectacular. There were 5 of us and everyone ordered something different. We we all oooing and ahhhing over the food. Very imaginative pairings and everything was delicious.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated our 25th wedding
We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary on the patio. The view was amazing, the waiter was so nice. We have a few food "issues". The chef was so accomadating and the meal was amazing. Thank you for a wonderful memory.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thoughtful chef, sustainable view
We enjoyed talking with the young, talented chef of Blu. He puts a lot of thought into technique and the local, sustainable products he selects. The proteins for our dishes, scallops for one and fish for the other, we're perfectly cooked, and the risotto was plump and flavorful. Although we each had our opinions on seasoning and certain products, I think this chef has great promise, and diners will not be disappointed.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM