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Permanently Closed - BLU

306 reviews
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$30 and under
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Whether coming in for our award winning breakfast or diner's choice lunch and dinner menu, Blu restaurant features bold crave-able food in a contemporary atmosphere. Blu uses regional ingredients prepared with skillful restraint to showcase clean natural flavors.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Saturday 7a-noon, Sunday 7a-2p Monday-Friday 6:30a-10:30a

Lunch/Dinner Mon-Sat: 11:00am - 1am, Sunday 11a-midnight

Bar/Lounge: Mon-Sat 4:00pm - 12:00am Sun 4:00pm - 10:00pm (limited menu on Sundays)
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Phone number
(502) 671-4285
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Graham Weber
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Cross street
On West Jefferson between 2nd and 3rd Street
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Parking details
Complimentary parking with all meals. Self-parking is available in underground hotel garage; valet parking is also available.
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Sunday - Brunch, Bubbly & Jazz- Including House-made pastas and our Home-Grown table featuring the finest offerings within 100 miles. Also enjoy bottomless pours of champagne and mimosas
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Special events & promotions
Special events throughout the year.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Gigi (Louisville)
3.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

We have been here before for brunch and loved it. They are in transition now of remodeling and changing the concept of the restaurant. I would recommend waiting to try it after they have completed their transition. We plan to give it another chance after the changes are complete. Be careful with reservations. There always seems to be a glitch, but they correct it

vipOpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

Brunch was wonderful... as always!

TravisH (Louisville)
4.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Menu scaled back. Phillip our waiter recommended the pork chop dinner. It was next level. Cornbread was good too.

OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
4.0  Dined on October 26, 2017

Meal was good quality, service was prompt and friendly, setting was very quiet. Menu was limited however.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on October 19, 2017

We booked this restaurant because of the online menu. When we got there: 1) it was hard to find. It’s actually inside The Marriott. 2) The Bar was packed, loud and hopping but the restaurant itself was dead. Maybe one other table for two 3) the menu is not at all Italian. The only pasta offered was meat lasagna. Not many vegetarian / fish options. And it was a COMPLETELY different menu then online. Apparently they had re-did the menu to be more pub like. No Lobster Tails or pasta dishes. Not even any pizza offering. We were VERY disappointed.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on October 15, 2017

We were staying at the Marriott and had dinner here our last night in town. The space is pretty though a bit noisy since it is wide open to the hotel lobby. Even though the place was nearly empty, we were seated right along the back section where they keep the dishes and serve from which wasn't the best seat in the house.

Our server was fine and did a good job.

The food was pretty good. I had the lasagna which had clearly been sitting around and reheated but it was well made and tasty. My wife had the chicken piccata and said it was good.

One thing I'd point out is that they have a very limited menu. There are only 5 entrees so if you are thinking about going there, take a look at the menu and make sure everyone in your party has something to eat.

Prices were very reasonable especially considering the location at a full-service hotel across the street from the convention center. That's typically an environment where you expect to pay a premium but these prices were very fair.

I would definitely recommend the place overall. If we found ourselves in town again, it would certainly be on our list of places to dine.

MichaelP (Savannah)
3.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

Blu was reserved through Open Table but they had no idea we were coming which was awkward. We had out hearts set on certain menu items for my husband's birthday by looking at their website. Upon being seated, we were given a menu with only 1/3 of the online menu choices. We were told the menu no longer matched what was on the website. We graciously selected other menu options and overall the staff was friendly and accommodating. We ate there for the convenience of location because we had an event at 7pm that we had to make. Otherwise, we would have probably not stayed.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food but a very rushed experience. We were the only people in the entire restaurant and were asked to order minutes into our arrival. Nice place but not worth the hassle.

OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
1.0  Dined on September 19, 2017

We sat and waited for awhile with no server and finally had to ask the hostess where the server was. The server finally came and took our drink orders. When he returned with our 2 beers we ordered, he spilled one into my wife's purse.. only offering a not so heart- felt "sorry.' We were in a rush to get to a concert so we stuck it out, but in another situation I would have just left. You would think they would offer to at least comp your drink when they spill it all over a nice purse. Never again.. only if I was held hostage in the hotel.

CharlesB (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 8, 2017

The food was good. Lasagna was delicious, and enough for 2 or 3. Wait staff excellent. Unfortunately, we were the only diners at 8:00 on a Friday night. The restaurant is in a hotel, and there are lots of restaurants close by. I think the Sunday brunch would be the best bet. Highlight: there is an extensive Bourbon menu. We had Pappy Van Winkle as an after dinner drink.

ToddP (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

It was fantastic

vipBellaBella (Miami)
1.0  Dined on July 11, 2017

They cancelled my reservation despite the fact I actually ate there. When called they didn't know how to fix it. Get with the program !!!

OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

Ever from the Sunday brunch was most excellent.

JacktheKid (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

Very good omelet bar. Very good breakfast foods including excellent fried potatoes and biscuits and gravy (always a must with our family). Eggs cooked to order with toast were also available. Very nice assortment of lunch items and a very nice pasta saute station. Very nice dessert selection and good bottomless Mimosas. Thought we had found a keeper for future Sunday Brunches when our kids are all in town . . . until we were told this was the last Sunday Brunch. They were switching to a Sunday Breakfast Buffet that will end at 1:00 pm.
Please reconsider . . . especially on Mother's Day, Easter and Father's Day!

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
3.0  Dined on May 27, 2017

When we booked the reservation it was an Italian restaurant. When we got there it was changed two weeks before to a steak house. Very disappointed!

OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
4.0  Dined on April 16, 2017

Good spot for a holiday brunch. Loved that they had a noodle station-including zoodles!!

OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on March 25, 2017

The food and service was excellent! Quiet date night for my wife and I in a place we we have never experienced.

WDE35 (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on March 18, 2017

Even though this restaurant is in a hotel, I'm surprised more locals don't go there. Excellent food and service!

OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
4.0  Dined on March 12, 2017

Excellent place for a family Sunday brunch. Celebrating our granddaughters 25 birthday and they came with some deserts on a platter while the jazz combo played happy birthday. Nice touch. Waitress was friendly and around always to fill our unlimited mimosas.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on March 11, 2017

The food was excellent. The noise level was a little higher. They were short on servers, but the lady we had was fantastic.