Type by Chef Blake Rushing
Type by Chef Blake Rushing

Type by Chef Blake Rushing

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: (850) 466-5181
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, French
  • Executive Chef: Blake Rushing
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout

Getting there

  • Cross Street: E Wright St
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking also available.
A word from Type by Chef Blake Rushing
There is no doubt that fresh tastes better. As a chef, I am faced with many options for food suppliers. My promise to my community is to provide patrons with not only the freshest ingredients but also those ingredients that are sustainably and humanely harvested. By focusing on local gardens, seafood from the Gulf of Mexico and quality meats from Florida, Alabama and Mississippi, I prepare delicious meals for my community while supporting the local economy. Furthermore, I enjoy combining local ingredients with both traditional and exotic ingredients from around the world. Through this unique yet tasteful combination, I am able to provide my patrons with the unmatched experience of a local meal with a worldly taste.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Type by Chef Blake Rushing reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (38)special occasion (36)romantic (22)neighborhood gem (20)hot spot (11)good for groups (9)great for outdoor dining (8)notable wine list (7)late-night find (4)great for lunch (2)vibrant bar scene (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Outstanding, Again!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    We are becoming regulars here. This food is outstanding and we have never had a bad experience here. On our last visit we invited friends to dine with us and they were equally impressed. If you are on the "fence" about trying TYPE, don't be. You will not be disappointed. Please note some of the tables in the entrance part of the dining room are close together but adequate, if possible ask for a table in the adjacent room.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent little find
    Nelco14
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    While traveling to Navarre, I was looking for a place to celebrate and have a nice dinner. Type was perfect. We enjoyed excellent food and service. The tasting menu was perfect way to sample the cuisine. The duck was phenomenal, as were the over dishes. Thank you for a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special... Unique
    Different
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    This is a unique place. It reminds me of eating at a nice place in New York, Chicago, or San Francisco. You will not find the standard (yawn) things here. With that said.... Don't go to this place if you are looking for the huge steak and mountain high pile of potatoes with a ton of butter. There is creativity, presentation, and things that are unique. This does not appeal to everyone... But my husband and I do enjoy this restaurant. My only criticism would be execution. I think the vision here is excellent, but in three visits to this restaurant, once the skin on the fish was soggy - not crisp, and once the pot de creme was runny. It is too expensive for things like that to happen. But I have lots of hope that they will improve... And we will keep visiting them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Being from NYC, I was fortunate to find a restaurant as good as this . The staff from top to bottom is incredible. The food is creative and has amazing flavors. I highly recommend the duck breast that is complemented with goat cheese couscous. The charcuterie board is terrific . They cure there own sausage which is absolutely phenomenal!! I only wish we had a restaurant like this in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Our second time to Type, the food and service were again excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved this place!
    LissyVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Delicious food, reasonable cost. I hope to make this a part of our regular dining experiences when visiting Pensacola Beach!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A gem in Pensacola
    Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Type has raised the bar in Pensacola for a unique fine dining experience. The atmosphere is inviting with a nice music volume which made conversing easy. Our wait staff was prompt, well versed and paced our dinner perfectly. There were 3 adults dining together for our first time at Type. We enjoyed the charcuterie plate and the delicious house smoked salmon under glass as shared appetizers. WE'LL BE BACK! Our only 2 downgrades: 1) All our entrees were served warm, not hot. One entree was crispy duck breast and wasn't crispy but still delicious; 2) There was a windowpane door next to our table that had no blinds or curtain covering. We could see into an office or closet space during our entire meal. A window covering is needed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Can't say enough
    LoveGreatFood
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The simplicity was elegant. Service was outstanding. One of the best meals we've eaten. The waitstaff was extremely knowledgable. Can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner Club Experience
    Dine4Health
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Our dinner club likes to try new restaurants and being the chooser for October, I choose TYPE. No one in the group had been there before so I was a little nervous being the type of person that does not want to make anyone unhappy. Everyone enjoyed their meal and said they would definitely return. We also enjoyed visiting the gift shop, "DUH", connected to the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Will go back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The setting was lovely, our waiter was exceptional and thank goodness for a restaurant that has low noise level. The food was good and presentation was wonderful. I would not rate the food as outstanding. I had the redfish on top of greens and I have yet to figure out what the greens were. Very untasty. Cauliflower was presented attractively but I can make cauliflower casserole at home. Was expecting something a little different. But our party did enjoy the night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique
    Caaped
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The quality of the ingredients and preparation was excellent. Although advertised as Southern with a fresh new approach I was still disappointed that a restaurant of this caliber would serve the sides completely mixed together like more of a casserole.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Meal
    Ehsa
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Chef Blake Rushing has brought a new level of dining to the area. Dishes are creative, well presented and delicious. We were also very pleased with the service. Two of us had the tasting menu, a good choice. It was nice to have the chef talk with us and explain the dishes. Type is the perfect place to bring your city dwelling friends to show where Pensacola is going in the dining scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb dining
    Bchlvr
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The ambience and the food was superb. We had a variety of dishes and each one was beautifully presented with interesting flavors and textures.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious all around
    Kobe
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Really enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant. Well decorated. Service was great. Menu changes monthly. Delicious food served and explained by the head chef.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Appeals to all the senses.
    Fran
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Presentation was excellent, matched only by the aroma and taste. Excellent variety of entrees, weekly changes. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flavors are off - - on everything
    CrimsonGator
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food is beautiful but it just isn't good. The combination of flavors was off on everything I ate, from the truffle appetizer to the chocolate desert. It looks like it should be delicious. But then you taste it, and it just isn't.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JMLinPNSVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    This was our first trip to Type. We each tried a different entree....my Duck Confit was great...loved the whole thing. The papardelli and short rib "steak" were hits with my friends. My husband thought the flounder was very well done, but just couldn't deal with the kimchi rice...he doesn't have fond memories of kimchee from his days in Korea...I thought it was good...but he hates the smell. Our waiter was delightful and recommended a very nice glass of pinot that complemented the short rib and duck. Panna Cotta was sublime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a small meal
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Trying to avoid Gallery Night crowds, I was pleased to be able to stop by on short notice and be seated at a table. We had previously had heavy appetizers at an event, so we wanted a lighter fare. The smoked salmon and beet salad, with a bottle of rose were a perfect way to end the evening. My guest thoroughly enjoyed her visit to Type and felt the atmosphere was much more relaxing than other venues. Thank you for another great meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great local restaurant
    Bobbankr
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food is fresh, inventive and impeccably prepared. The decor is casual yet high end. Blake is very accommodating to different dietary needs. Two in our party were Vegan and the meal they were served was fantastic. Please give this place a try!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We love this restaurant. Great tasting menu always changes, dynamic. Chef Blake is an artist. He creates fantastic tastes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise Gem on the Emerald Coast
    ToMarty
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    What a treat to find a place that successfully uses creative new techno methods along with some classic old school approaches. This is not Thomas Keller or Grant Achatz but their influence seems to be part of the experience here. And a wonderful experience it was.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef?
    Seafood4life
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This is the third time I've been to this cute little restaurant. All was excellent except the pappardelle was overcooked and too salty. Maybe the chef wasn't there on a down season wednesday nite. We will still go back For the ambiance and overall food.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service, delicious food!!
    usabiogirl
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I went to Type for our first date night after having our first baby eight months ago. For starters we ordered the truffled risotto fritters and the mixed artisan lettuces. Both were excellent. Our entrees were equally tasty. I had the 24 hour duck leg and my husband had the braised short rib steak. For dessert we shared the panna cotta. It was amazing. We will definitely be going back to Type. Next time I think we are going to try the tasting menu!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Based on a friends recommendation my wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Type. We were very pleasantly surprised. The food was fantastic and the service was excellent. Great experience and would definitely recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Every Visit A Hit!
    RynWryter
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This is my second visit to Type and on both occasions, the food was perfect and the ambience just right. One evening the restaurant was full and very lively, but not too loud to talk comfortably. On this most recent occasion, it was less occupied and provided more of an intimate feel. Our server was attentive without being intrusive, something that can be quite annoying when a server is over eager and unable to accurately gauge the customer's need. I have recommended Type to friends and plan on continuing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Complexity
    KathyD
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Just flown in from San Francisco where I ate at some of my favorite restaurants. It was my birthday and my husband wanted to take me to someplace special. We chose Type because of the great reviews and because we had not had the opportunity to try it yet. Both of us were pleasantly surprised at the complexity of the food we ordered. He had been a chef for many years and can be very critical, more so than I, as I enjoy eating on the streets of the likes of Hong Kong and Bangkok. The atmosphere, the service (thank you Isaac) and especially the food surpassed our expectations. We always enjoy trying to figure out how dishes are made and the complexity of the ingredients within each dish was truly inspiring. Thank you for a memorable birthday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A taste of big city in Pensacola
    pcolafoodie
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Finally! A restaurant in Pensacola that has interesting menu options! While there's nothing wrong with a grouper sandwich or a fish platter, it is absolutely refreshing to find a place that uses ingredients you will NOT find in your cabinet (unless, of course, you're Blake Rushing). I can't say enough about the food. He has found a way to fuse flavors that will leave your taste buds craving for more. The staff is friendly and not overly pretentious. You can have a nice glass of Bordeaux or a can of PBR. Now that's my kind of place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Every time, wonderful.
    BTMader
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Chef Rushing constantly changes his menu and delivers amazing meals. He uses the freshest ingredients and presents a gorgeous plate that is as beautiful to look at as it is delicious to eat. This is one of the local places that I MUST bring foodie friends to when they come to visit. Chef Rushing never fails to impress everyone at the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Foodie Find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Wife and 3 kids had a great experience dining in beautiful courtyard -- professional service; creative and masterful food presentation and inspired menu. Much appreciated table visit by Chef and wine pairings did not disappoint. Wish we could take this place home to Texas where we are from -- Pensacola is fortunate to have this place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • winedine4fun
    winedine4fun
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Here is a part of the review I wrote after our first visit to Type, and the only thing I would add is that while it is hard to believe that Lindsey could possibly have been better, she was even more superb at our second visit and we simply cannot use enough superlatives for this restaurant and for her! We really love this place. We were quite pleasantly surprised at the level of excellence in the cuisine, the presentation, the selection of wines and the knowledge of wines of our server, about whom more later, and found the entire experience to be most enjoyable, to put it mildly. We must make special mention of our server, Lindsey, who, as noted above, was very knowledgeable about the food and wines,
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, superb service
    LoveDiningOutVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We try to eat at Type often enough to sample items from each new menu (changes every 4 weeks). On our most recent visit, the shrimp hot pot was definitely a highlight. The chef combines such fresh and interesting ingredients in each dish that you can't go wrong no matter what you order. Service at Type is wonderful as well. The servers make each table feel like VIP's whether it is your first visit or your tenth. The overall experience is a great combination of delicious food, beautiful but casual atmosphere, and no pretentious servers. Type is a true pensacola gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A 5-star experience
    happy2dine
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    My friend and I visited on Thursday night and were served beautifully prepared food in a great setting by talented, attentive servers. Chef Rushing made an appearance at the table and at the door as we exited, wishing my friend a "Happy Birthday". We will both be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since August 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 88 reviews are from the Type by Chef Blake Rushing reviews archive.
  • Outstanding Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We met friends here for a birthday celebration. The food was outstanding. The only drawback was when the main course was delivered and 4 of the six got their meal and the other 2 waited an awkwardly long time for their food. The same happened with desert. We will go back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great food and ambience for our smaller birthday celebration.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem.
    Bill
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great find. The lamb was excellent and will be continued on the menu although our other entrees are on a menu that changes monthly. Not inexpensive but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    WellDoneDiner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Beautiful atmosphere and the service and food were great. There are two very nicely appointed inside rooms and we noted that the staff was seating older more sedate patrons in one room and younger more boisterous diners in the other room; made our anniversary dinner very pleasant. If you like meat rare, you will love the cooking staff. I insist on meat medium-well to well done and I had to send my steak back three times and finally got medium, which I gave up and tolerated. Nevertheless it was a wonderful dinner. We will definitely be returning, especially with out-of-town friends, from cities like Chicago and Indianapolis, who have sampled a plethora of fine dining restaurants. I believe they will love Type.(My wife gives the food 5 Stars)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gatorfans
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great place. Chef Rushing always comes out to greet us. It is a little pricey but the quality of the food and atmosphere is always worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FANTASTIC
    Digger
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    while in town on vacation i found this place online. My wife and i are self described foodies! We olive great food and great restaurants, this place was a pleasant find. Food was amazing and we will go back while in town. Check this place out and you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • leeleeVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Love this place! Great food, very unique and fresh.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Food, ambiance, and service were exceptional. Our waiter gave a perfect review of the wine list and meal selections, and his input was invaluable. Our first experience there was a TEN !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet