blue grillhouse
blue grillhouse

blue grillhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bluegrillhouse.com/
  • Phone: 6106918400
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

    Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm



    For Holidays: Hours may vary
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: blue grillhouse offers 3 private areas that accommodate 12 guests, 30 guests and 40 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Events Coordinator 6106918400

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 33
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking for 250 cars.
A word from blue grillhouse
blue is redefining the steakhouse. You’ll find stunning decor, two high-energy indoor and outdoor bars, and seven unique private dining spaces, which can accommodate up to 420 guests. Add in a redesigned menu with much more to offer and you have a cooler, hipper kind of steakhouse.

blue is convenient to major highways leading from the Lehigh Valley, metro New Jersey, Philadelphia and the Poconos.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
blue grillhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
149 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (110)great for outdoor dining (84)romantic (77)notable wine list (58)fit for foodies (50)good for groups (50)hot spot (39)neighborhood gem (37)vibrant bar scene (36)great for lunch (29)great for brunch (21)late-night find (14)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • The food was to die for. Our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/12/2008
    The food was to die for. Our server was truly a gem, she was attentive without being "clingy" and made wonderful dessert suggestions. The closest thing I could have to a complaint is that it was a little chilly inside and the chirs were not exactly the most comfy things I've ever sat upon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find! Very nice atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/11/2008
    Great find! Very nice atmosphere and delicious food. Decent menu size. Even though it's a la carte the sides are very reasonably priced and each is enough for two people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I have eaten here many times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/11/2008
    I have eaten here many times and in the past was wowed by the food. I found in my last few visits that there seems to be a decline in the quality of the food. Steaks that were in the past cooked to perfection are now slightly overdone. Although sides are Ala Carte it would be nice to something other than just a piece of meat on the plate when ordering a Steak. The lobster tail which used to melt in your mouth was overcooked and a little rubbery. Even the Chocolate Godiva Cake was overdone. Our Server was excellent, attentive and informative as the staff usually is. I would still recommend Blue but when paying over $100 person for dinner it should be Outstanding. More imaginative specials would be nice too.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sound track got loud and jarring
    NotAFoodie
    Dined on 7/1/2008
    Sound track got loud and jarring about midway through the meal. Otherwise, everything was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went to Blue to celebrate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/28/2008
    We went to Blue to celebrate my fiance's birthday. The ambiance was great and when our waiter first came over he was great. As the evening went on, he was less attentive (empty entree plates sat on the table way too long, asked if we wanted a dessert that he had to put in for early, but did not ask if we wanted dessert after that, etc.). The menu selection was great, but when the food came it was just ok. I thought the tuna we had as an app was dry, but fiance liked it. My filet was supposed to be medium rare, but came out with just a little pink, which ruins it! The mushrooms we had as a side were FANTASTIC, but the broccoli wasn't great. We may give Blue another try because it wasn't all bad, but won't go back again if it doesn't improve.
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    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ALWAYS GREAT SERVICE!!!!!!!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/22/2008
    ALWAYS GREAT SERVICE!!!!!!!!!!! AND TOP OF THE LINE!!!!!!!!!! FOOD AND DRINKS.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • By far, Blue is my favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/19/2008
    By far, Blue is my favorite restaurant. While not an everyday type place, it's not prohibitively expensive that would restrict a monthly visit. I can't not have the Lobster Bisque on every visit. Not only is it one of the best bisques I've ever tasted, Blue makes it even better in the method which it is presented and served. Our server was wonderful. Attentive, without being overbearing. We had submitted a special request for our anniversary, and it was executed flawlessly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The sauteed mushrooms were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/14/2008
    The sauteed mushrooms were a bit salty for my taste, but the food was overall good. A tad on the expensive side.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Each experience I've had with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/13/2008
    Each experience I've had with Blue has been very enjoyable. I really love the decor and the setting, and the quality of the food and service is great. I really appreciate the attention to detail in all areas of the dinner service. Blue is also one of the few places in the Lehigh Valley that I would recommend specifically on the basis of the wine list alone. However, one negative experience that I had recently had to do with other restaurant patrons. We happened to be sitting close to a rowdy group who were being loud and using offensive language. I made a hint to the waitor... I just thought this type of behavior really wasn't appropriate for a restaurant like Blue and the staff should have responded to it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Truely wonderful. Made the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/12/2008
    Truely wonderful. Made the whole occasion very special withe super service, pleasing ambiance (candle-lit dinning is such a treat) and awsome food. Loved the ability to book on line and throughly enjoyed the experience. I'll certainly recommend Blue (and point out the uniqueness to Charlie Fitzpatrick's Rochester Black and Blue!). G
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Myself and my companion were
    Nothappy
    Dined on 6/5/2008
    Myself and my companion were quite surprised. We had received reccomendations from friends who opinions we greatly value. The experience was better than anything either one of us could have anticipated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic service, great menu.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/3/2008
    Fantastic service, great menu. Had a wonderful anniversary dinner here!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was our third trip back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/31/2008
    This was our third trip back to Blue and we have never been disappointed. The service is very attentive but not overbearing and the food is wonderful. This is where I go when I want a great steak.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had agreat time. The experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/30/2008
    We had agreat time. The experience met all our expectations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were looking for fine dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/30/2008
    We were looking for fine dining to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food, service and wines list were excellant. We were suprised at the casual attire some of the guests had. Given the prices and the dress required on the web site, I was disappointed at guests wearing jeans, tee shirs and women wearing halter tops. We noted on the reservation this was or first time at Blue and that we were celebrating our anniversary. We were seated in the main dining room where the talking and music were quite loud. At the end of the meal, we received our bill and noticed that a bar tab of $50.00 was added to our meal. We were never at the bar. It wasn't the dining experience we were expecting.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was our 2nd trip to blue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/25/2008
    This was our 2nd trip to blue and it was even better than the 1st! Definitely our favorite "special occasion" restaurant. Try the Smoking Loon merlot- wow! We first tried it at blue and weren't able to find it at the Wine & Spirits Shoppe. Can sometimes find it now, but we know blue will always have it. Thanks blue!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My husband and I went for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/25/2008
    My husband and I went for a special occasion and were just so impressed by this restaurant. The food was absolutely amazing, but the service was even more impressive. Just a fantastic night out!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our favorite restaurant- perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    Our favorite restaurant- perfect in every way. Martini list lovely, food perfectly prepared, desserts defy description. Service top-notch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the finest restarants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/23/2008
    One of the finest restarants in the entire Lehigh Valley. Absolutely love Blue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We met for a business lunch,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/21/2008
    We met for a business lunch, the service was great. The only negative comment is the Muzak was a bit too loud. I will return with future clients. Your reservation system worked great!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT FOOD AND DRINKS. WE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/20/2008
    GREAT FOOD AND DRINKS. WE LIKE THE DECOR AND AMBIANCE GREAT SERVICE!.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The ambiance was very nice
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    The ambiance was very nice especially for the Lehigh Valley...food was just okay...not very favorful, I was disappointed...not a good value for the price.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husband and I love Blue
    Foodie63VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    My husband and I love Blue Grillhouse.The ambiance, food, and service have consistently been excellent.The crab cakes are my favorite and I have ordered them almost everytime.The lobster bisque is my husband's favorite and it is the best we've had.Our servers Jeremy and Jennifer have been excellent and very attentive and professional.We are sorry that we missed Jeremy on Mother's day, he has been our server on every occasion, except two, but Jennifer did an excellent job and made my Mother's day dinner very enjoyable.We totally enjoy dining with you on every occasion that we can.Thank you and thanks to your chef for his/her attention to detail,preparation, and presentation.We wish we could relocate you to southern chester county.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice restaurant that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    Very nice restaurant that is beautifully decorated. The service was excellent and the food was great. The wine list was impressive. Overall a very good experience for Mother's Day.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I would have gave a better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    I would have gave a better rating for Ambiance except for the room temperature was very cold and we had to request an adjustment twice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time Patron. Loved It.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    First Time Patron. Loved It. Looking forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Took my mother for mother's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    Took my mother for mother's day and she was overwhelmed by the overall experience. We both loved the Lobster Bisque. Service and presentation was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a totally enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    We had a totally enjoyable evening. Our service was terrific....our waitress was wonderful. My sister and I tried strawberry bellinis for the first time and they were outstanding. While we found the portion size of the sides and appetizers reasonable, we did feel the main course could have been more ample for the price paid. But everything was very good, and I want to emphasize again how great our waitress was. Blue remains one of our (my sister and husbands) favorite restaurants in the Lehigh Valley.
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hostess was grumpy and seemed
    Hensel310VIP
    Dined on 5/6/2008
    Hostess was grumpy and seemed put out when our party of five arrived. Waitress took 10 minutes to get over to our table. Whenour appetizers were served--we realized, we had no set ups, no knives, no forks, no spoons. Took awhile to get anyone's attention to even get the set ups. My salmon was so overcooked it had absolutely no flavor. Sauce was good. the Godiva chocolate dessert was sensational. A very pretty room. A great wine selection. But food and service were just so so, at best. I will never return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • this was my fourth time dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/6/2008
    this was my fourth time dining at blue and it was by far the best. the table, food, and drinks were all excellent.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic food and menu...enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/4/2008
    Fantastic food and menu...enjoyed it completely...made a special evening...special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My number one restaurant in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    My number one restaurant in Lehigh Valley! Best steaks, great service and I've never been disappointed. Last weekend I invited friend who owns several great restaurants in Europe and he gave it thubms up too.
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    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was wonderful except
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    Everything was wonderful except the wait staff started clearing the table before EVERYONE at the table was done eating. We found this very rude and it made the persons still eating uncomfortable. Attention must be paid to the "SOCIAL" graces and etiquette in making the entire dining experience wonderful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Server was not very warm She
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    Server was not very warm She did not particularly add to the enjoyment of the experience - a shame She did not detract either
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The wine list is impressive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/28/2008
    The wine list is impressive but also overpriced. The food was good but not exceptional. Presentation of the food left something to be desired also. Although we had a good dinner (very good service)I would not hurry back. Not the best steak house type restaurant I've been to. Even though it was a Monday evening, the noise coming from the bar into the dining room was loud. Maybe can be closed off better somehow???
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was perfect at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/28/2008
    Everything was perfect at the restaurant. I was suprised that when I booked the reservation on-line, that a 7pm slot for 5 people did not appear available and I had to select either 6:30pm or 7:30pm. The reservation was for a Monday night which I assumed would be a slow night. The on-line booking system led me to believe that maybe the restaurant was busy at 7pm and that's why I could not get my preferred time of 7pm. So, I made adjustments to my schedule for that evening and my party of five arrived at 6:30pm to find the restaurant "empty". I think there were two other tables occuppied. So, we were all wondering why I could not get a table at 7:00pm. Strange. Thought you should know.
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    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love the NY steakhouse atmosphere.
    Charliehelps
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    Love the NY steakhouse atmosphere. Warm and inviting. All ordered steak and they were done perfectly, quality meats, tender and flavorful. One person thought there was too much salt used on the meat. Wine list good, not great (I worked in the wien busienss in NY). Overall prices too high, had to search hard to find value. Small print of the list, in dim lighting, very hard to read. Muzac played throughout the meal distacting... part loudness and part selection.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • special place. My husband's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    special place. My husband's local favorite. Nothing likeit in this area. Go back often.
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    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another overly rated overly
    Momof3
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    Another overly rated overly priced "Steakhouse". The food was average. The filet was over cooked had asked for medium it was more like med-well but closer to well done plus too charred on the outside however it was tender and somewhat tasty. Tried all three sauces on the side and they were not complimentary with the steak. The 5 dollar baked potato was dry and boring. The appetizer was good but we could not eat it until we had to ask for plates and also had to ask for bread. One of the water glasses was dirty. The waiter did not pour our Martinis neatly and also tried to take them away before finished. Dessert was good and reasonably priced. Felt that the table was too small, the music an odd choice for the "romantic ambience" and too dark.
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    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is one of the best restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/16/2008
    This is one of the best restaurants that I have ever been too. The service is excellent. Your cup will never go empty. The servers are very FRIENDLY. It's the best service I have ever had. The food is excellent; their wine list is great they have over 100 wines. This is the place you take some one for a special occasion or if you want to impress some one. The restaurant, the service, the wine, the food is something that you will not forget in fact it’s a rare treat. It’s so amazing that I made reservations again.
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    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet