blu on the Avenue

4.4
446 reviews
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Seafood
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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Specials

Daily Happy Hour

$4 Yuenglings & Well Drinks
$5 Select Wines, White Sangria, Old Fashioned
$10 Dozen Oysters on the Half Shell

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 26, 2018

Ends: November 27, 2117

Availability: Sun 11:00AM-4:00PM
Mon-Fri 4:00PM-7:00PM
Sat 11:00AM-4:00PM

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MP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food and martinis Did not feel rushed Would definitely go back. Atmosphere was laid back and enjoyable

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R
Miami
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Street Seating ambiance on Park Avenue. Lauren provided excellent professional friendly service. Their version of the Moscow Mule is a great value. The Lobster Salad was tasty and nicely presented. Very refreshing. Good raw oysters on half shell. Our Texas friends enjoyed the Steak Frites and Ahi Tuna. Second time here and will be back next time we visit from Miami.

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OT
Orlando
154 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love their Lobster Cobb. I also have the green lip mussel app everytime I go. I prefer the larger mussels v. the PEI’s and not many places serve them. Here’s the unique cool part, they put French fries on top of the mussels. Incredible.

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LG
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Josh our waiter was great!

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KK
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

The waiter couldn’t be bothered. He was so condescending to our group of 4 friends. We had to search him out for drinks and water refills (which even asking for more, never happened). The mussels were awful but my swordfish was great.

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MB
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Hillary was outstanding. She never hovered, was incredibly helpful in suggesting various dishes( when asked), she is bright and upbeat! I frequent 310 and the staff is always pleasant, but Hillary is outstanding.
The three dishes we had were each delightful; carbanara, lobster Cobb salad and shrimp and grits were each delicious. Crime brûlée was a delicious finish too!
We will have to split our time between 310 and Blu, but we definitely will be back!

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SC
New York Area
149 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is top-notch. Our server, Laura was great!!!

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RO
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

I took guests there on a recommendation and was very dissatisfied. The ambience was nothing special. I ordered the scallops and risotto and I couldn't eat the risotto. It was like paste. I didn't complain because we were with our guests. We had three couples and made it very clear we wanted separate checks. The checks were not only mixed up with the other guests in our party, they had charges for things none of us ordered.

I had heard so many good things about your restaurant and unfortunately my experience was disappointing.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Delicious burger and shoestring fries. Table was open air - very nice.

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MB
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was good overall, but the service was excruciatingly slow. It took 35 minutes for them to serve edamame. The main course took even longer. And when it did come, my swordfish was dry.

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A
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Sat down right away at reservation time. Server was very good. Food took over an hour to come to table and restaurant was not very busy. We watched other guests sit down, get served, and leave while we waited for the meal. Manager came out and apologized and did a nice comp of the bill so I will give the restaurant another chance but would hope the kitchen issues are resolved the next time I go.

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UB
Portland
58 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and Service Sevond to none. blu made it a successful first Valentine’s Day after our first 3 month of marriage

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KM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were very excited for the food, but it was just okay. Got the grilled octopus, crab flatbread, swordfish, and scallops. Everything was just okay.

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j
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Terrible food 2 differents entree both 1 star. I;m going there since they open and they are going down fast. Watch out!!!!

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OT
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, reasonable prices, great service, only downside was tables are very close together and it was rather loud. Not the best place for a date if you hope to have intimate or private conversations.

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GH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a very enjoyable and tasty lunch. Sat at a table that looked out onto the patio and main street in Winter Park during a light rain and it was delightful.
The lobster cobb salad was uniquely presented and delicious. Our service was excellent with a personable and attentive server.

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B
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic lunch at Blu. My husband had the special sushi roll and I had a grouper Reuben. The food was delicious. Our waiter Micheal was attentive and friendly.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch and Lunch. Very good food, lots of options.

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KR
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wait staff - Hillary was very caring & able to coach us to great meals!

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AH
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Service was good. The food was really good. I only gave it a 3-star because I feel like the restaurant decor and Furniture was a little dated. Our table was very wobbly and the chairs were very rickety. Chairs seem to be old. I think for what they charge for food, they should be able to update the furniture a bit.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Great deal for happy hour on the oysters. I had the Florida roll sushi and it was so delicious. I love how they have a great variety of seafood.

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S
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a great time. My wife had the lobster roll, which was very good, I had the fish tacos, also very good.
Out waitress was excellent. Very attentive and informative.
Excellent table looking out towards Park Ave.
Must go here again.

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PE
Orlando
21 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was creative and delicious, the service was attentive and friendly, and we had a great time celebrating my wife's birthday. I can't wait to return.

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GR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We ate at blu on the Avenue in downtown Winter Park for the first time ever on 1/15/19 and had a WONDERFUL lunch. Choosing what to have from the menu was NOT easy because so many of the options presented sounded so unique and inviting. The service was excellent, albeit a bit slow. In defense of the kitchen and waiting staff, we were there during the business lunch hour and there were a fair number of other patrons. As a retired person on a "budget" income a sandwich lunch bumping the $25-30/person level is a bit rich for my blood on a regular basis. I will, however, be back. The food is just too good to not return!

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OT
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I got the dozen oysters at happy hour. Great value.

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N
Orlando
21 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great burgers, seafood, Old Fashions, & outdoor dining. Great brunch, happy hour, Mimosas,etc...

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LC
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had lunch at 12:15 on a weekday and the restaurant was out of four different items we attempted to order from the menu. Food was very good but didn’t seem quite up to their usual excellent standard. Perhaps we hit them on an off day.

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SF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Four of us had dinner. Initially the service was deadly, thought they went to a local liquor store to get my
Scotch. Service did pickup after that, Food was excellent , two of us had swordfish which was excellent cooked moist not overdone. Would repeat and recommend.

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b
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A relaxing lunch with great food food including some nice sushi rolls. Bloody Mary there is always great. Nice place to meet friends to chat and relax.

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R
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Change of menu since last visit. More limited. Food was ok.

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f
Orlando
81 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This was our first time at blu and we were very pleasantly surprised. We had the crab flatbread for our appetizer. It was tasty but a little short on the crab. My wife had the lobster roll which she thought was very good. It had a fair amount of lobster meat and was prepared well. I had the swordfish which was a good portion nice and moist served with grilled brussels sprouts that were excellent. We has the chocolate brownie with ice cream for desert. It was OK, but I would try a different one next time. We will definitely
eat there again.

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LB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to a concert and headed here after. Ambiance is good, service was great and food was also great. Would def go back again. My fav were the oysters!

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C
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I celebrated my birthday with friends. We were seated at a high top in the bar, although I had requested a quiet table with additional space for gifts. Not a problem since it was a weeknight and it wasn’t too crowed. Our server was polite and knowledgeable about the menu. We ordered several appetizers and salads followed by sushi rolls. All dishes were fresh and flavorful. I especially enjoyed the Creme brûlée dessert!

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our new favorite place. That is all.

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OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Thanksgiving dinner was fantastic. Loved the Brussels sprouts. The regular menu looks great. Will go back soon.

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DH
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambience were perfect. I highly recommend.

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HS
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

I was pleased with the food. However there is no real effort in the design or hospitality of the restaurant. The bare table, the uncomfortable chairs does not make you want to spend there any time.
I had an important business partner for dinner and since he likes seafood we went there. I would have rather go to Luma on the Park again, than going back to blu.
The waitress was friendly.

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N
Orlando
21 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday! Fantastic waitress! Love sitting outside & love their Old Fashions!

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h
Orlando
21 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I went to Blu on Saturday and it was so good that I brought a group of friends back the next day for Sunday brunch. It was a delicious meal with great drinks. The service is good, too! I love how you can people watch.. haha sounds weird but it's a really good spot for it :p

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