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blu on the Avenue

4.4
355 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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Blu on the Avenue offers fresh seafood, steaks, salads, sandwiches and more...
It brings modern West and East coast cuisines together with a twist. Inspired by locals and Orlando visitors, the Blu concept of daily fresh seafood, prime steaks and classic cocktails is a great addition to the already thriving Winter park shopping district. Blu is open 7 days a week with a full bar featuring specialty martinis, classic cocktails and a beautiful list of wines by the glass. The staff at Blu is looking forward to making your visit enjoyable and lasting. Whether it"s a quick lunch, a relaxing dinner with family and friends or just a craving for dessert and coffee, Blu on the Avenue will win your heart.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Lunch/Dinner: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Lunch/Dinner: Saturday 10:00am - 11:00pm
Lunch /Dinner Sunday 10am - 10:00pm
Late Night Sushi: Thursday-Saturday 11pm-1am
Full Bar Mon-Sat until 2am - Sunday until Midnight
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Phone number
(407) 960-3778
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lyman Ave
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Parking details
On street parking, Parking$Garage.
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Public transit
Amtrack Station & Lynx bus service
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Look to blu on the avenue for the your next special event. Whether it's a wedding, rehearsal dinner, corporate meeting, holiday party or family gathering, we can help you plan and enjoy your event to the fullest.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate your Mom and treat her to a special brunch or dinner. We are offering our regular menu along with our chef's Mother's Day features. We look forward to serving you.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 355 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
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4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Lobster Cobb was excellent. Kitchen was slow. Waited an hour after ordering.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I have to say the service was outstanding! Very rare to find waiters that actually know how to serve. I loved the food and I will go again!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Delicious two years ago, and still delicious! Fresh seafood and a fresh approach to flavor pairings. Wish I lived closer.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Unfortunately, this once awesome restaurant has been on the decline for service and ambiance. We have been a group of 6-12pp monthly for brunch and sometimes HH. Servers are not so attentive and and while some waiting is reasonable, 30 minutes drinks and 45minutes for food is asking us to go someplace else. The sounds level makes it difficult to hear the person across the table. Opening the glass door to the street helps but when they are closed and it is busy, all bets off.
Unless I am totally craving a Lobster Cobb salad, we will be putting this restaurant on hold indefinably.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We have been to Blu many times, on our visits to visit our Daughter at Rollins.
We have never been disappointed..

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was outstanding. Service not so good - we waited 45 minutes for our orders to arrive, only to discover that our waitress forget one of the people's french toast order. We waited another ten minutes for that to come. It was awkward and waitress was just not on top of things. Also, even though we made a reservation a month in advance, our party of four was seated at a table that was essentially in the hallway with a 3/4 wall pushed up next to one side separating us from the bar. Not good ambiance because of that. Restaurant would do well to remove that 3/4 wall and open up the restaurant space so that it is bright and inviting for all tables. If people are seated in the front area, that looked pretty good, but side and back are dark and not fun areas to enjoy the dining experience.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Always a great meal!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great food! Even better atmosphere! Good service!

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

It was a decent dinner but enjoyed the table which faced Park Ave.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Wonderful service, fantastic burger, excellent shrimp, grouper, etc. Brunch outside, with wonderful drink specials , is our favorite. Happy hours are wonderful! Service is always great! Will be back soon!

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We were looking for a nice seafood restaurant in Winter Park but we're not sushi fans. Our reservations for 6 were promptly honored. The winter weather was worm and the front doors were open which provided plenty of seating and lots of noise. The service was knowledgeable , friendly and efficient. Other than sangaria there was no wine. I order an traditional beer which was served in the bottle. One of us ordered the seasonal draft and it had a nice citrus flavor and was nicely sized. Our Crab Flatbread had a fine lump crab sauce with cheese and tomato and was liked all around. I asked the servers opinion between the swordfish and the Filet Oscar and he highly recommended the more expensive fillet. I later remembered Rollins has a outstanding school of business, but the fillet was a nice treat with a moderate sized juicy seared angus and a good crab and tabasco hollandaise sauce. Our meat and potatoes diner ordered the hanger steak but was put of by the grana padano side. Other diners went with shrimp pappardelle and chicken gnocchi which came with lots of vegetables and were rated 4 out of 5's.
The deserts were servings of cake which were moist with good icing and were sharable.
We might go back again if I want a nice meal served in a collegiate subway setting.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We enjoyed our evening out, but our experience at blu was just OK. Park Ave in Winter Park is a very competitive market - you have to be GREAT to even compete. I am a regular on the avenue, so will leave blu to the tourists.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

My fiancée and I went to blu for date night. We had the oyster, shrimp, and crab plateau, the Maitland roll, and burrata salad to start. Then the hanger steak frites and scallop risotto for dinner. Everything was delicious, from the cucumber water to the risotto. The drinks were on the strong side, but still very tasty and you certainly get a good amount of alcohol for your money! Nico was our server and was friendly and attentive. Waterfall behind the bar was beautiful too! We took dessert trifles to go and those were excellent as well. Overall a perfect date, we will be returning!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Everything was amazing (including our server Hilary)! We had the oysters, burratta, and Oscar filets. It was our first visit and we were trying to have a romantic intimate dinner so the fact that all the tables are pretty much communal would be my only complaint, regardless will be back!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We were in town visiting our son and decided to try Blu. We were not disappointed and had a very nice experience. The food, service, and ambience were top notch.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

The reason we went was they open after 10pm. However, it turned out to be a very good experience, good food, not noisy and relaxed atimosphere. It was perfect for after-concert friends get together.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Dinner with family while on vacation

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great Happy Hour, food and service. This is a beautiful venue with a really great staff!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

A wonderful place for lunch and dinner. We had the lobster cobb salad for lunch and it was so good! The dressing they make is wonderful, and Robin is such a super server! She is always so nice and professional, but fun. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Blu is a great location with a quiet atmosphere appropriate for any special occasion.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We loved the service, food quality and the neighborhood. I was expecting more options on the menu. I felt the space was tight.

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Sushi order was delivered to the table wrong, rice was mushy, will not go back

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

It was my first visit and I was pleasantly surprised. The server was patient (our friends were late) and did not push. The food was fresh and all the flavors were spot on. The menu is very creative, with a reliance on Asian fusion. Definitely a return visit in the future.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We lone Blu but unfortunately this time service was poor. We’ve never expected this before. Food was great.

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Always consistent. Great place, service is good and the food is so good

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

We love Blu, every time we visit the restaurant it is always great and the service excellent.

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas eve

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

We sat outside so there was noise from the traffic, to expected. The service was very prompt our server Nicolletta (sp) was very attentive.
All the food was exceptional
Salmon chips, scallop risotto, grouper schnitzel were all terrific

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Exceptional

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Loved it!! The food was amazing and the service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on December 6, 2017

As always, Blu is a great choice for dinner on the Avenue. Food and service is always top notch!

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

Sat outside smoke from another diner was annoying. Service was excellent. My Caesar salad was very fresh

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5.0Dined on November 27, 2017

Great meal with Happy Hour drinks on Park Avenue with our Portuguese Water Dogs

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4.0Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food! We will go back.

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was very good as was the service. Great restaurant for casual dinner or special occasion.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Great Restaurant. Waitress was friendly and helpful and knowledgeable. Delicious food and drinks.

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food and service. Frequent visits to dine here after a Rollins College program. Menu includes same choices each time but they are well prepared and interesting.

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3.0Dined on November 11, 2017

The good:
-clean
-good location

The bad:
-If you do not smoke, get ready to start. The restaurant has an outside sitting area that allows smokers to light one up. The massive sliding doors will allow a gentle warm breeze from that will also drag in all the smoke.
- The food was cold
- Too much salt in everything.
- The tables are so close to each other you can join the conversation of other customers.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Blu always delivers excellent service and wonderful food.

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4.0Dined on October 29, 2017

This past week, I've been to Blu twice, accompanied by three different people. This is an excellent place for a casual meal, with good, creative, cuisine and an excellent location. The restaurant is comfortable and has a great location. The staff is excellent. The sushi is excellent, and happy hour is a bargain. The prices are reasonable. Since my daughter goes to school in the area, I expect to be back on multiple occasions, and I look forward to repeat visits.

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