About Bleu Restaurant and Bar

Bleu Restaurant and Bar matches an eclectic atmosphere with food, service, wine and beverages in an affordable, casual, yet upscale manner. Our food is classified as "inventive American" and depends on creative menu development, fresh ingredients and impeccable service.

3425 Frontis Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Sunday: 10:30am -3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Griffith

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(336) 760-2026

Website:
http://bleurestaurantandbar.com/

Entertainment:
occasional live music

Catering:
Box lunches, take out menu.

Public Transit:
Bus stop nearby

Executive Chef:
John Tharp

Private Party Facilities:
Special private party menus.

Private Party Contact:
Chad Cooper: (336) 760-2026

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bleu Restaurant and Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (18)
Special Occasion (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
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Good for Birthdays (16)
Business Meals (16)
Casual (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Healthy (6)
Romantic (6)
Seasonal (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Cozy (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Tapas (3)
Authentic (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Music (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Greensboro)·Dined 5 days ago

Love it here. Will go again. Great for a romantic date.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (Greensboro)·Dined 5 days ago

We went out with some friends with whom we had not seen in a while. They had not dined at Bleu for dinner and it was an excellent choice. We all selected something different. Ambience is modern but inviting and attractive. Sam is terrific host, wait staff excellent.

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

She Crab Soup had a couple of decent chunks of crab and while the soup had a lovely texture, it lacked flavor for me. I started looking for a salt shaker, as it seemed like that would do the trick but there was one on any table nearby.
The menu said that lunch entrees come with mashed potatoes and veggies, yet when my food came out it was Risotto for some reason.
Risotto was cooked perfectly, and the scallops as well. The dish was topped with a truffle vinaigrette. However this oil didn't resemble any taste of truffle oil at all. It tasted like cheap soy sauce. The sauce overpowered the dish completely and just making it extremely salty.
After packing the remainder to go, I went back to my office and warmed the food up. This time I actually took paper towels to dap the excess oil off the dish, it actually tasted like how it should have tasted the whole time.

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The portions were a tad small and my filet was not very tender (it was difficult to cut with a steak knife). The atmosphere and service were excellent!!

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent service from the manager Sam and his staff

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent Food, Service, and Atmopsphere! Highly recommend the Duck.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Outstanding food and service. Ask for Brooks....he will take great care of you😎

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We have always had a great meal at Bleu. It is tucked a little out of the way but not hard to find. Even though the restaurant was very busy with Wake Forest's Parents Weekend we received wonderful service by Anna. Our food was delicious and service was very attentive. Our out of town friends were impressed. Don't forget this little gem when you are looking for dining out options.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Bleu consistently provides great food, superior service and a good value for our weekly date nights. The varied menu is a real plus.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Very hospitable staff. The good was good and the atmosphere was conducive to or date night/Anniversary celebration.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Waitress was friendly and food very good. Enjoyed it!

Tags: Tapas, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

The wait for the dinner was longer than expected, but the food and service were good.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

A nice date night , great atmosphere, however the food was not as good as my last visit about a year ago and the service was just average .

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Blue was great but they did not have my reservation I placed with Open Table,

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The service was attentive without being intrusive. The food was yummy. A great place for conversation over dinner!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Good food - need some basic simple dishes. Need to refresh dining area. Getting out dated.
Great meal and service. Will be back

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great dining experience. Pleasant atmosphere and terrific service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Outstanding service. Great selection of Martinis. Food very good, lovely restaurant. Always enjoy being there. Very clean and great ambiance. Highly recommend for out of town guests and great Saturday night dinner. Use to have music in the bar on weekends. Understand this may be coming back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Since moving to Winston we had thoroughly enjoyed Bleu even recommending it to friends that were from the area but yet to visit. Not wanting to cook and craving a good steak, we ventured here 8/28/17 for dinner and boy were we sorely surprised. Our waitress and the maitre'd were fabulous and attentive as always but the food left much to be desired. The crab in our appetizer tasted frozen still and both steaks were tougher than nails. I ordered my steak Medium and my wife Medium Rare. Both of us struggled to cut into the steaks and they were tasteless, not evenly cooked, and just all around disappointing. After we paid for our meal I was informed the line cooks were new and having some problems adjusting, but there was just too much wrong with the food to warrant giving this another try. Truly disappointing culinary experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Our server, Jenna, was fantastic and very attentive. These people really hustle and want to ensure you have everything you need. The food was excellent! My husbands steak was perfectly cooked and seasoned. This was our first time at Bleu and we will definitely return

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Food was excellent and the service was very attentive. It was a Sunday evening and not very busy.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food is always hot, fresh and amazingly delicious. We have been several times and I have tried a different dish each time. I have yet to be disappointed!

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Sam provides enough ambience to make the dining experience memorable. The servers were gracious and were not obtrusive. Food was great.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

As usual the Manager Sam checked on us several times. We had the Salmon and also Catfish. Both were fresh,tasty and presented well! Good not great wine list. We chose Simi Chard. It paired great with our fresh fish. this is our go to place in Winston ! Is it perfect,no but service and food our really good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Enjoyed Sunday brunch here as we frequently do. Both of us started with the soup of the day, gazpacho, which was a little spicy but good. One had fried chicken and waffles which was delicious. The other had the egg white omelet with vegetables & goat cheese. One of the best omelets ever! Requested grits as the side accompaniment which were quite tasty. The fresh fruit was also really good. Melon & strawberries were sweet. Chris was our server, very pleasant fellow, and he took good care of us.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Exceptional service and food. Our server ( Meredith ) went way beyond the normal service requirements. We had a reservation and were seated immediately... unlike some other places that have you waiting even when you have a confirmed reservation. Friday night is apparently "live" music night and the noise level was our only negative issue. Otherwise it was a great experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We loved our first experience at this gem of a place. Fell in love with service by Meredith. Can't say enough at how happy we are. Appetizers are Great! Entrees taste spectacular. Bit pricey, but that works for us because it keeps the place authentic and I don't mind spending if it's worth it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Healthy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 18, 2017

First visit to the restaurant and it was Father's Day. Arrived at 11:30 and dining room was full. Service was great and the food tasty. Manager was very present the entire time we were there. Great Brunch!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Love Bleu! Have been coming here for 9 years and have never been disappointed!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Live Music, Business Meals
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on June 14, 2017

First time at Bleu and we were very pleased. Proper service level, very good steaks cooked perfectly. We will return

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Bleu was bleh.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on May 25, 2017

We came to Bleu to celebrate our anniversary and we were not disappointed The food was delicious and the service was great! I would highly recommend Bleu!

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on May 20, 2017

We have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed......whether it's dinner with the family or lunch with my friends! This particular day there were 5 of us....4 of us had steaks and one had salmon, all good. It is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The wait staff has always been excellent ~

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on May 15, 2017

I met some colleagues for a business dinner. We were warmly welcomed and quickly seated. the waitress was very patient as we waited for late attendees. The appetizers were wonderful and the drinks were perfect. We had a long meeting but were not rushed (who does that anymore?). I intend to return for entrees on a busier night to determine whether Bleu stays on my favorites list, but for now, the total experience was worth the price.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 15, 2017

I came here with family and friends for a graduation celebration! The service was pretty good and the food selection is diverse enough for everyone to get something they really liked. Portion sizes were decent too. All in all I would come again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The service was excellent until tables set up in the aIsle to accomodate large party. Food was bland and highly overpriced.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We chose Bleu for Mother's Day. My daughter and I had been wanting to try it and we were told to pick the restaurant. We chose the restaurant because of the good amount of options on the menu- dinner salads, burgers, sandwiches, ckn, steak, seafood..... However, we got there and found out there was a very limited menu for Mother's Day. That information was not on the website or anywhere when I booked. The options that were available were more expensive and more eclectic dishes which for most of us was an issue. There were no burgers, grilled chicken and very few dinner salads to choose from. When I asked about it the waitress about the menu online she just snipped back at me 'we just have a limited menu today.' The food was very good, but I doubt we will be back due to this.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We sat at the bar until our table was ready, so we took advantage and order drinks. Very good bartender but sadly they don't have copper mugs or ginger beer to make Moscow or Kentucky mules.

Very busy on Mother's day but they took care of quickly and efficiently. Rachel is a lovely person and definitely as cheerful and caring a waitress as you'll find. Risotto and scallops were excellent and the braised short ribs were delicious and super tender.

We'll be back and recommend it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The staff and restaurant is very accommodating and friendly from the first to the last person you encounter. The food prices are a good value and the portions are plentiful and delicious.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Table had 1 appetizer plate and one set of silverware for party of 4, even after appetizer was served. The blackened ribeye(~$26) ordered medium rare was neither blackened nor properly seared. I also couldn't eat 1/4 of it because it was straight fat. The collard greens were like cardboard. The goat cheese encrusted chicken had no "crust" and was a piece of chicken with a small amount of oily cheese. I like the vibe of the restaurant, but I do expect better execution for the prices they charge.

Tags: Casual
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