Good quality fish dishes,
Good quality fish dishes, and good service. It is a noisy restaurant, which adds to the atmosphere but try and get a booth.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have lived in C'ville a
I have lived in C'ville a long time and tried Blue Light Grill for the first time with four others. We ate outside on a perfect evening and each of us loved what we ordered. From fish to burgers with raw bar appetizers and fancy drinks it was great. We all agreed we will go back again. I would recommend you try this if you love really good food with a casual atmosphere.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
In Charlottesville for UVA Graduation- had a great time celebrating with family at Blue Light Grill. Great location!!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good seafood for a high price
The menu is very expensive but we all enjoyed our meals. I thought the service was very slow for a Monday night with a lot of open tables.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
great raw bar menu, we really
great raw bar menu, we really liked the chilled lobster, oysters, and crab legs. solid beer selection. a great place for a quick bite to eat and a beer.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our visit. Good food, nice service, quaint location. An asset to Charlottesville
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic menu for Restaurant Week!
Two other family members and I ate at Blue Light on Friday night of restaurant week and had one of the best meals we've ever had in Charlottesville. We have lived here 14 years and eaten at most of the best rated restaurants but this is a new favorite. We loved the atmosphere with the booths off to the side that gave privacy and lower noise level. The food was fantastic! Great selection of draught beers and an extensive wine list. This restaurant was overall a 10/10 for a great night out and wonderful food.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I ate here recently and it was by far one of the best places we've eaten in Charlottesville. Everything tasted great and the pork belly and mussels were the best we've ever had! Also had a fully cooked fish served to us on recommendation by the water (who was also great!) and it was one of the best tasting fish ever!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent.
The food was great, and the service was fine. A little pricy for the entrees, but definitely planning on going back for their bar menu.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for girls' night
Service outside was slow and waitress seemed inexperienced. Otherwise, great!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my father here for his 60th birthday after a long day of brewery touring. Food and drinks were amazing and at a reasonable price. We recommend the fried oysters, tuna tartar as starters and whole lobster or bass over polenta and fresh mozzarella and tomato, amazing. Got great drinks off the "fresh tonic" menu, I'd recommend it with reposado tequila.
Sit outside if possible, the atmosphere, confront and people watching was super entertaining.
I'd come back any time!!!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outdoor dining would have
Outdoor dining would have been nice but it was a bit humid the evening we ate there. Nice to have the option.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great CVille food
Our dinner was absolutely fresh and delicious! Our party of 6 was easily accommodated outside on the patio and our server was attentive. The crab cakes and salmon were a hit! We enjoyed the wine selection as well.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really great seafood, competent service, nice selection of wine and beer. Would definitely go back and recommend to others.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sea Food in Charlottesville
It was quite surprising and good to see a quality seafood restaurant in Charlottesville.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food mediocre service
Took a group in for the football game from out of town. The food, as always, was very good. The service was minimal at best. While orders were taken the y rarely checked in to see if we needed anything. The steamed clams came with stale crackers and no butter but there was no server in sight to ask for help. Generally we like Blue Light but they need to add some servers that actually check in with the customer.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great seafood, excellent service, and great vibe. Probably not a "family" restaurant, but a great dinner spot for a couple or small group.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a good choice...
We have been several times and had wonderful meals. This visit, the night before Thanksgiving, was the only misstep ever. They were out of Redfish, so we had the Rockfish on the Redfish set up. The Rockfish was excellent, blackened flavor just right. Not strong, but flavorful. But, the etouffe had absolutely no flavor. Not heat, salt, fish, nothing. It was a good broth, the rice, vegetables, and peas good, but no flavor. We still had a terrific night and will return. The waitress, Alicia, was the best.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM