blu on the Avenue
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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Daily Happy Hour
$4 Yuenglings, $4 Well Drinks, $5 Select Wines, $5 White Sangria, $5 Old Fashioned, & $10 Dozen Oysters on the Half Shell
Available at the bar only - $6 Conch Fritters, $6 Rock Shrimp Shooters, $6 Salmon Belly Skewers, $6 Fried Goat Cheese
Terms and Conditions:
Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: April 15, 2019
Ends: April 16, 2118
Availability: Sun 11:00AM-4:00PM
Service was amazing, food was beyond, and drinks were delicious.
Service is always excellent at this restaurant and their sister 310 Park, consistently over the years. Blu is more seafood oriented and a little more innovative, sushi great if your in the mood, fish/seafood always good but just not as much my favorite as 310 Park. The ambiance is a bit colder here, but perhaps more modern appealing to the younger generation. It's just a personal preference, but both locations have fantastic service, attentive and accommodating, and a delightful staff! Food quality is consistent and nice variety. Always enjoy my visit to either.
The food was fantastic and the service was excellent.
Great fun & food as usual! Love to eat outside & people watch as well. Park Ave. is always in! Have been celebrating our birthdays there for 8-9 years... consistently good!
Friendly, knowledgeable, efficient service. Great food. Enjoyed so made resos for Xmas eve as well.
We chose Blu to celebrate a birthday with a small party of three. We dined on a Monday night and can say the restaurant was not busy at all. Sadly, service was slow and not attentive. It took 45 minutes to get our two appetizers. The food quality was mixed with two meals being fine and the third had over-cooked, dry chicken. We needed to flag down the server to get our drinks refilled. All in all it was disappointing and we won’t be back for dinner anytime soon. We will consider an afternoon appetizer break but that’s all.
Great place...sidewalk seating available but NOT my cup of tea😄 Too many dogs and crying babies! Inside was wonderful! Very friendly staff, good drinks and the lobster omelette was amazing! Yummmm!
Awesome food and service!
Good food. Nice smart casual atmosphere. Enjoyed sushi with shoe string fries. Strange, yes but that’s the taste my daughter had this evening, Had a great time
The only negative thing I would say is as soon as we sat down the server didn’t like how we had our child in his car seat at the table. Voiced her opinion and made it clear she wouldn’t come back to the table till it was changed. I didn’t come out to have a nice dinner to be scrolled by someone on my parenting.
However, the food and drinks were amazing. Salmon risotto was mouth watering and my scallops were perfection.
We will be back.
Laura is a fantastic server! It was so beautiful sitting outside & the food was great, as usual.
Excellent food and service.
We always get great seafood at Blu. They do a wonderful job ensuring that gluten-free orders are handled properly.
We started out with a party of 8 and grew to more than 12 with a lovely indoor seating with open doors provided a wonderful breeze and view of park avenue strollers and diners. The food delicious with a special lobster pasta and beet salad perfecting my meal. Sunday fun day with $5.00 wines made the afternoon splendidly delightful! One of my favorites on the Avenue.
I never post bad reviews. It takes a lot to make me speak out but when a sold salad
meal is placed in front of you and it smells bad from table to nose without tasting, you know something isn’t right. Still I tasted it and my fears were confirmed. I enjoyed the dessert but came for the seafood. Disappointed.
Poor wait individual. Monday lunch. She was more like a diner waitress behind the counter than an upscale polished attentive associate. How do you screw up a very dry martini up with an olive? Then she carries my lunch partner’s wine glass in two fingers with the other table’s ice tea with the other three fingers?
Food was fine and ambiance good. But really, probably best to sit facing the avenue, as facing the back of the restaurant you see the kitchen staff moving back and forth and none look happy.
Details like the above just show someone is not on the ball.
Overall it was quite nice, I ordered the Lobster Pasta & I have to say the Lobster was over cooked, it was very rubbery. The carrot cake was wonderful. Our server was nice. Normally when I dine out, I get the bill before they take my card for the payment...1 out of 10 I’ll give them a 7 & I would go back just wouldn’t do the Lobster Pasta
Our service was fantastic! The food was delicious and the portions were great. The atmosphere was nice to look at and they offer both inside and outside seating. The table next to us was quite loud and the sound echos throughout which made it a little difficult to hear at our table but that was the only negative. All of the staff seemed to be on top of things and knew the menu well.
Great lobster salad!
Absolutely amazing food. I did the magical dining for my birthday and the oysters were the best I’ve ever had in Orlando... hands down. The cocktails and sangria were all perfect. Our server was so great. She was so professional and always had a smile on her face. I cannot wait to go back. Outstanding experience!
I went for Magical Dining and will definitely go back. Food and service was great. Just right portions too, I was not hungry or stuffed after our meal. It is also located in a great area of Winter Park. I would recommend Blu on the Avenue.
Overall adequate. First time I have been, thought I would try with some friends for Magical Dining. Definitely not a 35.00 value (magical dining pricing). Very loud/noisy environment. The server was not attentive for the caliber of the pricing. The food, again, was just adequate, nothing to rave about. Overall experience a C-. After this one visit, I can say that I have been, but would not return.
Great restaurant the waitress was fantastic and the food was spectacular
Laura , our server, was spectacular as usual. Beautiful place to sit outside for brunch or lunch, watching all of the activity on Park Ave. Best burger in town also.. Never overdone. Love this place!
Did not care for my appetizer, entree or desert. Service was terrible! Had to eat most of my meal without a drink bc we could not catch waiter's eye even when he walked right past us.
We enjoyed the food and er had great waiter Aaron. We will definitely go back
We had very delicious food and our server was great!
We took advantage of ‘Magical Dining’ to check this place out with our two younger kids (9 & 8 yrs). Our server was top notch. The specials offered for Magical Dining were very satisfying & our server was particularly attentive and awesome. We will definitely will be back to experience the Sushi Menu more.
Excellent and a great value
There is a high standard for restaurants on Park Ave - In return, they build that into their price (read; Restaurants are not cheap on Park Ave) Four of us dined at Blu on Friday night, The server was easily confused and didnt seem to know what was going on with is tables - the foos was VERY slow and two of the four appetizers arrived, then the other two took more than 30 minutes. As soon as the second apps appeared, our main course was ready - The took the mains back to the kitchen where they likely sat and sat. We sat outside and there was a table of people just drinking beside us - they were extremely noisy and kept bumping chairs. I understand that this can happen sometimes, it did not help our experience. We had no manager visit to share our concerns and frankly, at the prices charged, we shouldn't have to - The restaurant should ANTICIPATE needs and solve problems before they ruin my evening.
Went for solo magical dining experience
Service and food....WOW!!!!!
The food is always great. And the Magical dining menu made things even better.
It was VERY crowded when we arrived however our table was ready, I greatly appreciated that since there were 9 of us. Our 1st server was the worst! No water on the table until we asked for it, drinks got to the table watered down, we had 2 small children and had to ask him to put their order in, after about 45 minutes he finally took our orders and disappeared again......finally some appetizers made it to.the table and of course we were missing stuff, his reply, "they put your appetizers on the other plate with the other guest's appetizers" however that was incorrect they just forgot one order of appetizers...then my son asked for bottled water and it never came nor did his appetizer until I asked.for the manager.....so that took the experience in the opposite direction. We got a new, AMAZING server who took care of us very well and we tipped her VERY well however I can't say I would take the drive to go back here again.
Had a reservation for 7:00 and was not seated until 8:00. Apparently reservations at this establishment mean nothing.
Love Blu, mostly for the happy hour. Enjoyed the Magic Menu selections as well.
Wanting to try a new seafood joint, we are so glad we selected Blu. We were celebrating my grandfather’s birthday and just so happened to visit during magical dining. As a table we enjoyed the salmon chips, raw oysters, the flat iron, the CCBLT, the lobster grilled cheese, and the lobster orecchiette. Everything was beautiful and delicious - only complaint was the size of the oysters, more on the very small side. Our server was great and although the restaurant was a little louder than he had hoped, the atmosphere was nice. Despite the size, I’ll be going back for happy hour oysters ($10 for a dozen) because it’s the best deal I’ve found in Orlando thus far!
Stopped into Blu for seafood after we realized the place we really wanted to go was closed on Sundays. Bonus points that they were featuring magical dining. When we walked in with our reservation both the hostess and a bald headed server looked at us with utter contempt. They were not interested in serving guests. They didn’t even greet us or say hello. The building itself desperately needs a makeover. The host stand is covered in dirty footprints from wait staff leaning all over it. The tables and chairs were sticky. The magical dining menu was a solid, “meh”. For a seafood restaurant they only had one seafood entree as a choice. They other two being steak or chicken, I felt like I was picking my dinner for a second wedding. The menu itself didn’t have descriptions so I went with the safe choice, the steak. For my first corse I chose the mixed greens (again no description) which the server referred to as the house salad. It’s really lame they chose a small house salad as a first course when other restaurants are doing mussels or crab cakes. When the steak arrived it was good, good for banquet food in the 80s. It was under salted and over cooked. My boyfriend got the lobster roll. For a 25$ lobster roll. It was really small (size of a hotdog bun) and underfilled with hardly any dressing. It was frankly, a rip off. The desert that came with magic dining was a chocolate cake made by Betty Crocker and the whipped cream on top cake from a can. It was incredibly disappointing. We left wanting more and wishing we saved our money for elsewhere.
I had roasted chicken and potatoes. The chicken was okay but desperately needed seasoning and the potatoes were not cooked thoroughly. The best part of dinner was the the attentiveness of our server. He was awesome! My conclusion...maybe it was just the ‘Magical Dining’ menu and I should give the restaurant a second chance and order off the regular menu!!
We appreciate your feedback and hope you do give us another try in the future!