Took mom for her birthday and we had a very nice time. Food was excellent and the server was able to get us the calamari appetizer that isn't normally on lunch menu. Great service and food! Try the lobster roll
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
My first time there and I will definitely come back, highly recommend it to everyone, my barman/waitress was great knew exactly what we wanted. Great food,wine and setting for a first date. I loved it!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Seafood Restaurant
Food is always good here. Service is excellent! Enjoy a nice dinner for two or with friends out.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
great birthday dinner
I love their sister restaurant Kingfisher but this was my first time at Bluefin. We went for my birthday and had a lovely meal. We tried the bay scallop ceviche, steamed clams, fish and chips, salads, and the chocolate cake and cheesecake. I also tried a Monsoon off the cocktail menu, and a glass of pinot noir. Everything was delicious! We especially noted the clams, my cocktail, the fries, and the cheesecake were exceptional. The only item my husband didn't love was his mojito, which he said was just ok. He liked the kingfisher lager though. Service was friendly, prompt, and the server was helpful with wine selection. We are definitely returning soon to try the lobster!
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Plenty of good fish in this sea
As a repeat visitor, the high quality and consistency of the establishment is evident. This was a busy evening, so the service occasionally lagged but was unflaggingly cordial and helpful. We all enjoyed our food--perhaps there could have been more mussels?--well prepared, fresh and flavorful. Lots of reasons to return yet again.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have an annual luncheon
We have an annual luncheon to celebrate one of the guests birthdays this time of year. We made the reservation some molnths ago, which is a benefit of Open Table. We asked for a quiet table because we knew we would be at the table for a couple hours. The hostess acknowledge the request and seated us perfectly. Our waiter was excellent, the food was prepared as we ordered and we were allowed to sit and talk over the dessert cake for the 'birthday' boy. It was a lovely luncheon that began at 11:45 and ended at 2:45. The luncheon truly was perfect.
I love coming a bit later, sitting at the bar eating oysters and well made drinks. Their dinners are speciial and I have quite often either hosted a small group or been invited to dinner. Special!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for seafood in Tucson
The oysters are fantastic - bit pricy though - $2.75 per piece,no dozen price. They always have decent fresh daily catch. Excellant service.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful anniversary celebration
Blue Fin has wonderful food prepared superbly! The staff is very friendly and on top of every detail. Our plates were quietly whisked away within 15 seconds of finishing our food (and we cleaned our plates!). There was enough activity to feel like others were enjoying their evening, too...but it was quiet enough to easily carry on a conversation. The dining room and balcony and patio off the bar overlook the beautiful courtyard and fountain. We'll definitely be back!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistent good food and service
Hadn't been here in awhile and went back for a birthday celebration with a friend. Service was excellent and the good was great. My fish was cooked perfectly and the lobster sauce was a great complement. My friend loved the chowder and the shrimp scampi. As time progressed, the restaurant was full and noise level increased but not overbearing. The restaurant is upstairs and there is a bar downstairs. There is outdoor seating that is pleasant depending on the weather.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dined with friends - left kids at home with babysitter! Great food & wine. Two of our table of 4 had the lobster special, which was terrific. Nice, friendly service and delicious food.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great first experience!
This was my first time at Bluefin and I went with a friend for my birthday. We sat at the bar first for a drink and ended up eating at the bar. Liz, the bartender, was amazing!
Thanks to her (and the lobster of course!) we are guests for life!
Thank you for making my birthday so special!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Downstairs, nice / quiet for lunch
I like quieter venues for business lunches, and the downstairs space at Bluefin was perfect.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food--fabulous service
We have been visiting Tucson for the past month and Bluefin is now one of ou favorite dining spots!
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Summer Deal in Tucson
We took advantage of the Summer lobster special ($20.13 for a one-pound Maine lobster) and were glad we did! What a deal considering the price of lobsters these days. The meat was extremely sweet and the shells were pre-cracked for easy access. In addition, we ordered the Gulf oysters, which were also high value, given their size, quality and price (Only $1 each if eaten in the bar area during happy hour). The quality of the food (we also recommend the crab cakes--among the best in town) alone would have made our evening, but we also had an excellent server, who was both efficient and knowledgeable...Go quickly before too many people find out and they run out of lobster!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rich and Decadent
Lovely seafood dishes but definitely on the indulgent side! Great for celebrating an anniversary. Amazing chocolate cake.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Seafood in the Sonoran desert? You!
Who would think Tucson would be a seafood locale? Well the owners and kitchen staff have done a good job with their suppliers and menu. I can get my fix and salsa too. I am an east coast seafood snob and admit I will only eat a lobster roll in the style of Kelly's (North shore Boston)....but I sure enjoy the steamers, crab cake and fish specials at BlueFin. And, the bar made my adult beverage just the way I like it. My neighbor loved the summer lobster special too! Good job BlueFin.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first visit. We really enjoyed it. The food was delicious. Service was great. Tables are quite close together but was not too crowded so it was ok. I can see if it were really crowded it would not be as good. The atmosphere is great. Good choice of seafood. We will return.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent, fresh seafood with
Excellent, fresh seafood with nice ambience and excellent service.
7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I always love the best seafood restaurant in town. Sometimes we don't even need a "Special" reason to go back. The food is absolutely wonderful. Chocoholics may be a little disappointed with the desert menu but the creme brulle is perfect
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lobster for 2 please
As always a delightful experience. What are you waiting for go!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was interesting and
The food was interesting and delicious. The wait staff was helpful. Special requests were honored. When asked not to add butter, things were still very good.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very enjoyable dining experience.
Very enjoyable dining experience. Good food, nice atmosphere. Great service!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great seafood, service fantastic
It is the second time we go to Bluefin, I highly recommend getting a table on the patio on the second floor. Angela was our waitress, and gosh were we lucky, she is very personnable, very knowledgeable about the menu....Food as well is excellent, cocktails made to perfection (their Manhattans are a must:-)
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for the Friday Nite
We went for the Friday Nite Lobster Fest, the summer special, and it was fabulous. The only down side was we had reservations for 7:00 and were not seated until 7:30. We were compensated with a glass of wine while we waited, which was lovely. That's the way to do business!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always Love the Summer Lobster Fest
We love Bluefin and always head there a few times in the summer for the Lobster Fest. I was so happy this last time went because we like wine, but like it cool and I called ahead to have a bottle chilled and found out they have coolers now. Great! Sarah is our favorite server!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorite restaurants in all of Tucson. Friendly serlvice, excellent food, good happy hour and on and on and on.
Excellent wait staff.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
6 of us had the lobster summer special for the amazingly great price of $20.13. For an additional $1.00 (donated to the food bank) we all had it de-shelled. The meal was wonderful, the room perfect for us to be able to talk and the service very good. We had a terrific time and will definitely return again.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had gone especially for the lobster special.We were dissapointed that @ 7:00pm on a wednesday night they were sold out.We chose the scallops & salmon , both were excellent . (Now I still owe my wife her birthday lobster). We were impressed enough to come back again !
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly, not overbearing, and waiter was knowledgeable concerning wine and food prep. My sea bass was cooked to perfection; the lobster was well prepared and the king crab legs I was told were delicious.
Appropriate wine list, together with a great beer list made for a great dinner. This is an elegant, quiet, charming restaurant for those special evenings when you are looking for such. We dined in the up-stairs, and it is small and private. We will go and have some early evening cocktails/munchies another time at the outdoor lunge. Looks like it would be fun!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice surprise
More than I expected, great ambience and great food.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Patio With a Desert Mountain View
Fresh seafood in the desert seems like an oxymoron but Blue Fin delivers fresh seafood expertly prepared. I had a moist and tender swordfish steak served with a fresh mint sauce that complemented the fish without overwhelming it. My wife had the Cashew Crusted Hawaiian Fish that was flavorful and despite the word 'crusted' was not fatty.
The patio has a Mediterranean feel with a stunning view of Pusch Ridge. This is a favorite restaurant where we always leave feeling well feed and relaxed by the ambiance.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was. Birthday meal which was
Was. Birthday meal which was not mentioned to our server, however we were not offered a dessert option so we went another restaurant for dessert.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Round table lobster night
Five of us enjoyed the lobster special, drank wine which was replenished unobtrusively and good was great. We will make this place a regular go to as seafood is good and service is excellent
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding lobster special. Attentive (but not overly so) waitstaff; manager stopped by as well.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have patronized Bluefin
We have patronized Bluefin for > 10 years and have always had excellent food and service. Both the owner and some of the wait staff know us personally, which adds to the positive experience. Noise level is low to allow conversation, which is very much appreciated.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once again, a winner!
Thanks again for a lovely dinner and overall dining experience!
each of the 3 different fish dishes that the 4 of us ordered was wonderful: yellow fin, sea bass and diver scallops - delicious! The sides were delicious. The forbidden rice was a wonderful surprise for my husband who typically doesn't eat rice, and he even asked how it was made and the wait staff kindly went into the kitchen let us know how the rice was made.
Every time we go, we continue to have excellent food, with interesting preparations worthy of foodies with a wonderful staff! Whether you just want some oysters and a beer in the bar and outside dining or a full wonderful meal, this is a definite Tucson gem!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great. We had a party of four, and everyone ordered something different. All the dishes and drinks arrived as ordered.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good bet!
We have enjoyed going to Blue Fin since the day it opened. This was a special occasion and the staff was absolutely wonderful and attentive. The Bouillabaisse was absolutely to die for, and the Alaskan King crab was tender and sweet. Blue Fin will always be a favorite--it has NEVER disappointed us! I promise you will enjoy it.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great evening! Service and
Great evening! Service and food were very good............
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
birthday dinner for my husband
Blue Fin is one of my husband's favorite restaurants. He is a seafood foodie! Our visits are always enjoyable.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A solid choice
From fish and chips to much more sophisticated fish preparations, the folks do it well. Chowders for a cool evening, a broad wine list with some uncommon finds and pristinely fresh fish usually prepared quite well.
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Another Excellent Meal
The food and services continues to be at a high level at Bluefin. We dined there on a Monday night, usually an off night for most restaurants, yet we had one of our best entrees there ever: their steelhead trout special, with a pesto sauce over fresh vegetables and Israeli cous cous. We also ordered the always dependable gulf oysters--a buck-a-piece during happy hour-and gulf shrimp for our appetizers. Our wait person steered me toward a very nice (and big) by-the-glass pinot noir, which paired nicely with the steelhead. And I once again finished another fine meal with a delicious creme brulee and French-pressed coffee, the latter being a rare treat in Tucson.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
tonite the service was a bit
tonite the service was a bit slower than normal - it seemed to really lag at times. It wasn't terrible - just a bit slow
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Despite being in a shopping center, this restaurant provided a very pleasant dining experience. The second floor seating offered a quiet location, with well-spaced tables. The menu presented a nice selection. The nut-crusted maui-mahi was excellent.
We returned for a lunch, dining on the patio. The menu offered good selections at reasonable prices.
10/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had the fish special, escolar;
I had the fish special, escolar; and it was absaolutely delicious. Best fish I have eaten this past year in Tucson!
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
There were so many choices. We have to go back again soon so we can taste more.
Loved the idea that they have an elevator. I recently had surgery and couldn't do the stairs to the upstairs dining area.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Once again, some of the best fish I've ever had. The wait staff is knowledgeable. Service couldn't be smoother.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best dinner atmosphere in a very long time. Very romanticand quiet
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great and dependable
Bluefin is a great restaurant with high quality food, attentive and excellent service, and always dependable. We've never had a bad meal or bad service over the years and recommend it highly.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
The dishes are excellently prepared and the staff is friendly.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM