We had our reservation through
We had our reservation through OpenTable but when we arrived we found that the restaurant didn't open for another 1/2 hour. Turns out they had changed their hours but the message didn't get through to Open Table. The restaurant opened for us and seated us at our scheduled time and served us and everything was wonderful. We were told the restaurant is also stopping it's Saturday brunch. They did have some brunch items when we were there which were delicious. I think they should keep their brunch going on Saturday!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Amazing! My reservation time
Amazing! My reservation time was kept with no waiting, the food was second only to the company I kept.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Bleu has an outstanding brunch. It's our favorite place to take weekend visitors. Brunch is normally $15 (20 for Easter Sunday), and it is money well spent.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Appreciated that the children
Appreciated that the children were welcomed so warmly and treated with equal respect.
Food was great and the menu was elevated above most holiday buffet fare.
Price was very reasonable.
since we had a small child with us, I was grateful for having a seating time, instead of having to entertain him while waiting for a cleared table.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
This restaurant has many outstandin
This restaurant has many outstanding features. The food is unique and delicious. The staff are courteous and professional. They are able to accommodate a wide variety of needs, from private work groups to a vibrant happy-hour bar scene and great food. Upscale, but worth the extra expense.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another great visit to Bleu!
Another great visit to Bleu! Always top-notch food and friendly service.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really good food. Did not
Really good food. Did not know what to expect. In Mo. On business, accustomed to l.a. Restaurants. This rates high on our list
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service. My
Great food and service. My husband had the best martini ever. If we get back to Columbia, we will definitely stop in!!
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for private parties
Made a reservation and ended up with a wonderful private alcove which kept the noise level adequate for our group to hold a conversation. The food was excellent and the service was great despite the busy prom groups that were dining at the same time.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Date
My husband and I went to Bleu for an early Mother's Day date night. The restaurant maintained a great balance of fine dining ambiance, but with some very reasonably priced items on their menu. The service was friendly and efficient. My husband ordered the shrimp and grits, and he made lots of positive comments about the flavor and fair portioning of the food. I ordered a steak salad, which was artistically plated with pineapple, coconut, and a sweet vinaigrette. We ordered the rhubarb mousse with strawberries, which was light and delicious. I look forward to a future visit at Bleu, and I would recommend it to friends and family.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We dined at Bleu during MU's graduation weekend, the service was good and everyone enjoyed their meal. We were a little disappointed to discover that the menu choices were limited due to the volume of graduation reservations. The waiter also promptly reminded us, "no substitutions". The other thing that surprised us was the $1.00 per person portage fee for the birthday cake we brought with us; that was a first, but they did furnish the candles.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous gourmet restaurant in COMO
The service was outstanding, our waitress was able to make recommendations and explain the dishes to us. The French wine I had was excellent. The charcuterie was delicious as were the entrees. The new facility is spacious and can accommodate large parties now. They still have intimate booths for romantic evenings as well. We came here for my graduation celebration and I couldn't have been more pleased with everything.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was very good --
The food was very good -- perfectly cooked and well seasoned. I found our wait staff person to be annoying -- we were dining with friends we hadn't seen in awhile and the wait staff kept interrupting our conversation -- very frustrating.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for the Sunday brunch.
Went for the Sunday brunch. Many items to choose from. Service was great we will return
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for a date!
Right next to the courthouse and downtown. Very nice to sit outside and have a bottle of wine. The Mac and cheese was delicious. Service was slow at times but I didn't mind the leisurely pace. Definitely will go back!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was, as always, perfect. Our server couldn't have been more attentive and really topped off our experience.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bleu is officially my favorite restaurant in Columbia. The menu is divine and has so many options it is a challenge to decide what to have. We started with cocktails...I had the devil in a blue dress...it was delish! For an appetizer-the duck wontons, which were phenomenal. For dinner we had duck risotto and the whiskey cola filet. The risotto was perfectly cooked and had a savory/sweet mixture by having both duck and pear in it. My husband loved his filet, but I think the best part of his meal was the spicy cheesy grits and Brussels sprouts with bacon that were the side dishes. For dessert, the avocado key lime pie--it sounds crazy, right?! But it is genius! You get rich hints of avocado with the zest of key lime...it was perfect.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of Columbia's Best!
Always well presented delicious food. Ideal atmosphere for gals' night out, dates, pre-theater/concert venue. Excellent staff and service.
A true Columbia gem.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was slightly slow, as I think the staff was busy with the patio crowd, but our waiter was very pleasant and helpful. My wife started with the Blue Cheese creme brûlée and ordered the daily special, salmon, as an entree. Both were very good. She said the salmon was cooked perfectly. I started with scallops. They were done perfectly - seared on the outside, very moist and tender on the inside - and very fresh (not always the case in the middle of the country). My entree was tiger shrimp with chipotle and gouda grits. Very very tasty. My wife and I shared a dessert - blackberry cobbler made with locally grown blackberries. The filling was very good, but the pastry was too thick for our tastes We will be going back.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food & friendly service
Our waiter was extremely helpful in suggestion of food choices. He always was on top of filling our drinks making sure we didn't need anything. The desserts were the best we ever had!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant for group dining
Very good food.
Music was just a tad loud for the number of people present. We were trying to talk with a visitor on a Thursday night. Admittedly we did NOT ask to turn it down, the visitor spoke softly, and as I get older I am more sensitive to background noise.[ But no hearing aid needed.......just yet.]
I do wish we had asked to sit outside. It was a beautiful evening and the patio overlooking the courthouse square is magnificent.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A surprisingly EPIC experience
Bleu was a restaurant that I had never tried before and I can say with confidence that it will definitely be one that I'll be returning to. We went for lunch on a non-game day Saturday so the restaraunt wasn't packed, but the service was great. The food was the best part. Their salmon tacos with mango salsa were amazing! Another must try is the fried cauliflower. Paired with the arugula and mustard sauce, these were by far the most surprisingly delicious combination.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our food is always fresh and
Our food is always fresh and prepared to perfection.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect setting for a special meal
Bleu is a wonderful place for a variety of things. We recently went for a birthday celebration, but it would be equally great for happy hour out on the terrace, girls night out, or a large get together.
The location is great, with other hot spots nearby.
The menu is small, but interesting and affordable. Their choice of menu items are trendy and up to date.....and their fig and Gorgonzola naan is excellent.
We will definitely be back!!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was tasty, but our
The food was tasty, but our service was just okay. We would have like more chicken options because my husband doesn't eat fish or duck. I had the Chef's special, the steak and shrimp. It was outstanding! And we enjoyed the desserts.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is very good. Ambience was great. Our party of 8 was seated at a round table in a small room all to ourselves. We did not feel rushed to eat and leave so the table could be used again. Yes, they have the usual create an omelet station, but our server took our order and brought it to us, instead of us waiting for it. The prime rib was hot, juicy, and wonderful. Nice selection of salads, breakfast foods, cheese and fruit platters, and scrumptious desserts. This was our third visit, and we will be back!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I live in Columbia and Bleu is our favorite restaurant in town. They have a good basic menu and a menu of daily specials. We almost always order one of the specials. This night we ordered the filet and bacon-wrapped shrimp, which was excellent. They usually have a scallop special, but they didn't have it this night. Hopefully, this was just an aberration and they will normally have it on the menu in the future. I also like IPAs and they used to have a rotating variety on draft, but not lately. Hopefully, they will bring that back too. Lately, Brook has been our server and she is very good. Last time, our steak was overcooked and she handled the problem promptly and properly.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
not fine dining, but very
not fine dining, but very good food. Our server was OUTSTANDING in attitude and professional service. My only complaint was tight quarters in our booth - and we only had three in our group. Ours was the last booth, maybe the others are not quite so tight. We'll definitely return to Bleu in the future!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was good but not something I would recommend to a foodie, granted we ate the lower priced items on the menu. The desserts were OK.
The service was excellent. The entrees were very good but I was disappointed by the pumpkin bread pudding I ordered.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We found this restaurant to be very accomodating to our large party of 8 that included children. We were given our own little room, which kept kids contained and also prevented them from bothering other patrons, though they behaved very well throughout. Food was good. Portions are a big small in my opinion. Shrimp and grits was too small of a dish for my husband.
Martinis are great. Love the brussel sprouts.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We found Bleu by accident on Open Table and were pleasantly surprised.
Visiting our college town after 30+ years we only wished we had something this good when we were in school!
The Mac and Cheese was outstanding. Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Shrimp entree was fantastic!
The attention from our server (Mike B.) was excellent!
Highly recommend this to all visitors and locals in Columbia, MO.....MIZ ZOU!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We met friends at 2pm on a
We met friends at 2pm on a Mizzou game day, and it was perfect. There were 6 of us, and one had special dietary needs. Our server communicated with the chef, and they were both extremely accommodating. We stayed 3 hours and had a wonderful time. The food was great! The shrimp and grits are outstanding!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jewel of downtown
Very interesting menu- highly suggest the fried cauliflower
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great intimate atmosphere
The atmosphere was perfect for the group. The whole setup made conversation much easier.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
good, reliable dinner
We regularly go to Bleu, which is now one of our favorite restaurants in town. They have enough things on the menu we like that we can enjoy some variety. They used to have a great daily special menu and we almost always ordered a special. They stopped that but apparently are starting it up again. We always ask for Brook to serve us, who is very thoughtful and really adds to the experience. Sometimes it's a bit louder than we like if they have boisterous groups, even if they are in the private rooms. Probably not much they can do about that.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM