blu on the Avenue

4.5
689 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 689 people are saying
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4.5
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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kid36
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner in the evening at a sidewalk table, outstanding! Pre-dinner cocktails delicious, little neck clams, incredible sauce. Beet salad tasty. Shrimp&grits and fish taco entrees excellent. Great, timely service. Most highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything about my experience here! The service was wonderful and we had the best waitress (Tina). The food was delicious!

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CarolineC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had shrimp and grits and a lobster roll for a late lunch. Both dishes were very good. We had outside seating and that allowed us to bring our dog.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! Our server Tina was phenomenal. Can't wait to go back! Food and service was excellent!

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Traveler
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Knowing to expect a casual environment, I thought I was prepared. The extreme noise level and unwelcoming ambience was diametrically opposed to the food I was served. I only had the calamari appetizer (we went for dinner but chose not to move beyond the app) but it was some of the best calamari I have ever eaten! My partners oysters were not properly rinsed but they nice and fresh. Our waiter was pleasant but perhaps stretched too thin. We drank Old Fashions. Three stars on the cocktails.

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YousefS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Everything is super salty at this restaurant. We asked for another plate and it was even worse than the 1st one. Hoe can this happen is beyond me.

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VeronicaC
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was fantastic. Service was good, but .... I think Aaron might have been trying to go for aloof. He came off a little... annoyed with us. Not bad, just I actually hated to ask him a question, because he kind of made me feel like we were bothering him.

The "sampler" style appetizer was amazing, though not a lot of food, really, for the price. The sea scallops with risotto was fantastic. Great wine list. Nice atmosphere. Only issue with the environment was a really loud guy at the table next door that made conversation at our table difficult.

Would definitely go again. Wonderful food!

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vipJamesW
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although we spent an inordinate amount of time reconnecting over lunch, Pete provided outstanding service.

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vipClientX
Kansas City
23 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

sitting outside here is perfect for people-watching. the food excellent, too.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family ate Easter brunch at blu and the experience was terrific! The oysters were fresh, the sushi roll was superb and the lobster roll was perfect! We’ll definitely dine here again.

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vipFahadV
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch w/ oysters!! My family and I had a great time @ Blu. - f

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helenasue
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The food and service were OUT OF THIS WORLD, and I love downtown Winter Park, so I loved the environment. Our server was so helpful and friendly and shared great recommendations about the menu with us. Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious, especially the lobster grilled cheese my dad got and the conch fritters we got as an appetizer.

My only complaint is that they do allow smoking at their outdoor tables, which we were not aware of when we made our reservations. A woman at the table right next to us lit up and it really put a damper on our experience. They couldn't move us inside due to reservations, but they did allow us to move to a table further away from the offending smoker. It's a shame people are allowed to inflict secondhand smoke on others who just want nice weather and fresh air here. If not for that, this restaurant would be absolutely perfect.

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vipJeffTerry
Orlando
46 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Lots of great sushi to chose from. I had the filet and it was also great.

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vipVTBlue
New England
138 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was “good” - though a colleague’s filet was ridiculously overdone. Inexcusably so.

Don’t go for the sushi...mediocre at best.

What was really disappointing was the service. Our waiter claimed to know wines, the “right” dishes, etc., even after we insisted upon his honest appraisals. Of course, the end results were far from what he promised or suggested they would be. If I was a harsh person, I would not have tipped him a dime.

Overall, I will never go back. There’s no reason to, not after the service experience and the far from memorable food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tina was such a great waitress can’t wait to see her again!!!! Great food! Great location! What’s not to like?!

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vipColinC
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I have been there several times but the food was not as good this time. Very slow service and took a long time to get the food

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The service was good, could have been better. A long wait for the drinks to come out, not worth getting the Endless Mimosas. Egg benedicts came with hard boiled eggs, not properly made. Overall experience was okay,not memorable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the waitress such a sweetheart.

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vipSasb4
Orlando
113 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always great at Blu! Love ❤️ the food and drinks. Staff very friendly and kind.

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vipAmendez911
Miami
51 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice looking restaurant in downtown Winter Park, classic staples and very well prepared, a good bar scene and affordable prices.

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CharlieAlpha
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took the wifey here for her birthday and we loved it. Service was great, we didn't wait long for anything and our server was very attentive and came by frequently to check on us. The drinks were stout and tasty, she had a mule while I had the old fashioned. The food was also very good, cooked correctly, and appropriately portioned. The filet was insanely good; every bite was super tender and the temperature was perfect. We had a great time and will definitely be back. Thanks!

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LucyH
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good brunch. Will return again and try lunch or dinner. Sushi sounds good.

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vipPuppypickup
Orlando
49 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute dinner with friends. Ways a great meal. ANDREA is the best!

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vip1tufbutfaircritic
Orlando
46 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fine food - you can't find a better lobster roll! Excellent wait staff makes the place sing.

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Berna
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Try it, you won't be disappointed. Our waiter was very professional. The food was outstanding. I asked for very little ice in my Margarita, the bartender didn't pay any attention to that request. When I go back I will be sure to send my drink back if it's not the way it was ordered. The noise level wasn't intrusive, especially when sitting toward the back of the restaurant. There is outdoor dining, but the day and evening were very warm and muggy so we opted to eat inside. You must notice the waterfall behind the the bar. Enjoy.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Despite CDC social distancing recommendations we were seated within 4 feet of another table. Then our entrees came out before our appetizer. The server was very nice and apologetic for the coursing. Overall, an okay dinner but I expected better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and Great Atmosphere! Will definitely be going back!

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vipResidentConch
San Diego
81 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Fun venue, we enjoyed the sidewalk eating. Great, fresh oysters and the scallops with risotto is highly recommended.

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JohnM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Highly recommend it for a nice meal with friends

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vipSasb4
Orlando
113 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blu is always a great place the food is delicious the drinks are wonderful and the service always excellent. Blu is Park Avenue best spot

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edwardm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Awful food presentation. Weak service. Food quality poor

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not worth the money - the lobster roll was nothing but mayonnaise.

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MrEd
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Unfortunately Blu wasn't ready for Valentine's day. They were overwhelmed and the Service suffered. The food was very good though a bit expensive. The drinks on the other hand were terrible. My wife ordered a Mojito, her favorite drink, and we had to return it.
It didn't even approximate a Mojito. She next tried a bloody Mary. It also was bad. She told me it tasted like cocktail sauce. If we were having cold shrimp it would've been useful but as a cocktail it was not good. The staff seemed too chaotic with the busy day to make any effort to placate her disappointment. We will not be returning to Blu any time soon.
If the delicious food had been more plentiful or less expensive we might go back. There are too many good restaurants to put up with poor service or terrible cocktails.

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Will
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was delightfully surprised by how well everything was at this establishment. Didn't expect much, just a different experience in hopes of some good seafood. Location is good, seating outside on the sidewalk was good, staff was pleasant and the menu was great, options. Server was excellent and our apps and meals were great. Everything turned out well. Thank you

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DavidV
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!! Some of the best in Florida. Will be going back!

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SamT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Staff were not knowledgeable about their own menu, did not keep us apprised of our food which took ages to come out of the kitchen, wanted to have a small portion of the menu described in Spanish. Server brought a fellow from the bar over who admitted to not knowing Spanish and didn’t know why the server brought him over. Then server after that one attempt abandoned us and the pursuit in translating that section. The manager never came around to check on their guests. Food was very bland and unappetizing. I shared all this with the server only to be told “I’ll let the owner know.” I’ve been coming to Park Avenue for 20 years and there is a expectation and reputation for a special experience and tasty menu for the hefty price they all can charge. Totally disappointed in how I was treated and what was presented to us. Will not return and do not recommend.

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vipDougH
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Food was good, service was great - atmosphere was not what I expected - it was just too casual for me. Didn’t feel like it merited the price, or met what I consider Winter Park standards. But I don’t get out much anymore because of COVID so maybe that was it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food and drinks were delicious but a bit pricier than expected. We were a bigger group and tucked behind a half wall divider which was great because we had more privacy but there were times when it seemed like the server kind of forgot about us(probably would have spent more money on drinks if she came back a little bit more often!) overall it was a great experience though

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vipJenaqt23
Orlando
58 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went here for birthday. Food was excellent. Server had quite a few tables so we waited awhile but weren’t in rush.

FAQs

blu on the Avenue does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

blu on the Avenue is rated 4.5 stars by 689 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.