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blu on the Avenue, Winter Park, FL

blu on the Avenue

4.2
4.2
958 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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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch & Dinner Mon–Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Daily 11:00 pm–2:00 am Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Late Night Sushi Thu–Sat 11:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (407) 960-3778

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tony Krueger

  • Catering

    Catering available, details listed on website.

  • Private party facilities

    Located in historic Winter Park along Park Avenue just steps from Park Plaza Hotel and Rollins College. blu on the avenue has a private dining room located in the back of the building. This room can seat up to 84 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Hillary: (407) 730-6249

  • Neighborhood

    Winter Park

  • Cross street

    Lyman Ave

  • Parking details

    On street parking, Parking$Garage.

  • Public transit

    Sunrail, Amtrack Station & Lynx bus service

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 958 people are saying

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Late Night Find

  • Orlando

    Late Night Find

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  1. JG

    JohnG

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Henry is a great server! Very personable. Food is good.
  2. SJ

    SusanJ

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We were seated, at the end of the bar. Fan above door, nearest us was out of order. It was cooler when sun set. The cucumber basil martini was excellent & served nicely by our attentive server Logan. The duck was messy & hard to eat. Spicy tuna & calamari were ordinary. Key Lime trifle was delicious. Filet plate,without asparagus & just potatoes, was naked & unattractive. A lively place for cocktails & happy hour., I imagine. With valet $20 it is a little costly. I will return for the hamburger & cocktails. A good neighborhood place.
  3. MS

    MelindaS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We frequent blu on the Avenue often for their sushi. On this night, we made a reservation specifically to try their Magical Dining menu, which looked amazing. Being a pescetarian, I often struggle to find a decent protein option when we eat out. Not so, here at blu. Three lovely appetizers, three high-end entrees (two of which were seafood), and three enticing desserts made deciding what to order a real task. We ultimately settled on curried littleneck clams, a Ceasar salad, roasted half duck, grilled swordfish with lobster gorgonzola butter, a key lime trifle, and an oreo truffle. All were quite good. The "half duck" that was served, while tasty, consisted only of two legs, a less than satisfying portion for my husband. Fortunately, the meager duck portion was overshadowed by the overall dining experience and the excellent service we were given (shout out to Monica, Lindsay, & Spencer). If you're looking for a Winter Park restaurant to enjoy on your evening out, try blu. You won't be disappointed.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time trying magical dining and I wanted to try a new restaurant with my mom. We loved it! The curried clams are to die for and the Prosecco was sweet and my bubbles stayed until my cup was gone. It’s a small and quiet place kind of ducked off and it has parking in the front, it’s a must to go here!
  5. CM

    CarolM

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was good and our server was very nice, however the length of time waiting on each of the courses was a bit much.
  6. BM

    BarbaraM

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent !! The water needs ice or be colder
  7. CC

    ChiChi

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience2
    Our server took awhile to check on us occasionally, The food took a while to come. We were sat at a really small table which was inconvenient for my partner whom is 6’4 and I had nowhere to place my purse (had to ask the next table who had extra chairs to borrow one for my bag). Lastly, the to-go box was cardboard which wasn’ isn’t the best to put food in. Overall, The good was just “ok”! Won’t be returning.
  8. LQ

    LaQundaW

    Orlando

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The food and service was horrible. Our food arrived to our table warm not hot. We had to ask our server for same thing 3 times. She constantly kept overlooking our table. She couldn’t recommend any good drinks in fact she stated everything on the menu was good. My party and I wasn’t satisfied with the food or the service. I won’t be visiting again.
  9. JO

    JuliaO

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Atmosphere okay. Bar area busy. Server pleasant. Food Mediocre. Would not go back.
  10. T

    Traci

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My fiance and I came here during magical dining for our anniversary. Food was phenomenal, service was awesome. The restaurant was clean and the aesthetic was perfect for a date night. Would highly recommend!
  11. JN

    JimN

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Love this place. It’s a hidden gem on park Ave Owner owns Bovine across the street too. Great management, always sufficiently staffed with servers and bar tenders. However, our Last visit was disappointing. The food was tasty but the fish special was a recession portion. It looked like they took the swordfish and sliced it horizontally in half. Very disappointing for a quality place like this.
  12. JA

    JennyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Magical dining experience . Delicious Duck and Swordfish . Great staff ! Enjoy !
  13. K

    Kittygal

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious Magical Dining menu and a good value - recommend it.
  14. r

    robertl

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very attentive waiter service. Wonderful plate presentation, wonderful taste
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience1
    Went for Magical Dining. The food and ambience was very underwhelming. Server was nice!
  16. N

    Normnorm22

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    We went during Magical Dining, and thank God, because it was not good! Food was very subpar...Ceasar salad tasted like water and was wilted, the roasted duck was ok but sauce was very salty, and the key lime trifle was only cream. Additionally, we waited a very long time (over an hour) despite the Restaurant not being busy...we went on a Monday night. Our waiter was doing his best, but it seemed like he just couldn't catch a break. I know Magical Dining allows customers to try out new restaurants, but unfortunately, we will not be back.
  17. KM

    KarenM

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Food was terrible. Mahi way overcooked, not only mine abut also the friends that I was with. Very disappointing all around.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The service was excellent but the sushi left a lot to be desired. Much more rice than meat. Not sure if this was a one time thing or if this is their new business model. It used to be good. The waitress was awesome and even had the chef try again only to cut the same tiny portion. We ended up ordering grouper which was great but the sushi is not what it used to be that’s for sure.
  19. VP

    VincentP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    So the wife and I went to Blu on the Ave for Magical Dining on Labor Day weekend. I have mixed feelings about our experience. The good: the restaurant was cute, the food was amazing, the service by our waitress JoJo was good and she was very friendly. The drinks also were fantastic and relatively strong in a good way! The bad: the wait on our food was legendarily long! Again, JoJo was friendly and could not be more apologetic, but still we waited for a good solid 30-40 mins before our appetizers showed up and then the food came almost right after with less-than-great-timing. JoJo kept us lubricated with drinks, and we were on a date night where we always talk up a storm so we tried to be cool about it, but a few other tables were there and they were having different levels of fits about the wait. We were advised that there was only 1 cook and they were a bit swamped. We actually ate off the regular menu which was a bit pricey, but money was not an issue anyway. That said, a comp drink or two would definitely have turned the tide even more in Blu's favor. I would go back, but it will be a 2 strike only game to determine their fate in my list of go-to restaurants.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Bartender was swamped - there needed to be one additional person. The lights were too bright. Server was kind enough to turn them down some, but could have been lowered even more. Restaurant was out of swordfish which was a disappointment.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Magical dining experience
  22. DL

    DawnL

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Magical dining menu was fantastic. Cutried clams had amazing flavor, swordfish was cooked perfectly. Mango ice cream was a perfect end to the meal
  23. KW

    KarenW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We dined outdoors because the noise level is way too high indoors. We were disappointed that there were no outdoor tablecloths or any decor whatsoever. Also did not like that they served entree and salad at the same time. Our server was great.
  24. AS

    AmyS

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Salad with shrimp was good. Service was ok. Location and ambiance was great.
  25. s

    stenter

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were 5 people eating and we had grouper and the risotto which were very good, everybody was pleased with the appetizers, drinks dinner and dessert. the service was also very good
  26. D

    Dineange

    Orlando

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    One server we’ve had several times recently at Blu is excellent. His name is Jalil. I’m probably not spelling his name correctly. He always remembers us and sometimes asks if we want what we previously ordered. Amazing! A server in central Florida who makes the effort to remember customers. We usually order the Blu Cobb lobster salad, the conch fritters, fish tacos, sometimes oysters and sometimes sushi. The first three are usually great, the last two uneven. Lately, the kitchen has been very slow. So be prepared to wait. Many places have staffing issues right now. So this may be the reason. But Blu is still one of our favorites and Jalil adds to the pleasant experience
  27. p

    paulf

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All the food was delicious, hard to make a selection for dinner. Terrific service. Will definitely be back.
  28. GT

    GrettelT

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente food, service and drinks. Cucumber cocktail is excellent!!
  29. H

    Huck

    Jacksonville

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time lunching at Blu. Very attentive staff, outstanding service and entrees.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food thank you
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and I had a great time during happy hour. My only complaint was that there weren't many drinks on the happy hour menu and the only food was oysters, which they ran out of! However, the GM hooked us up by going to a connecting restaurant and got us 2 dozen oysters at happy hour price even though it was after. THIS is the beyond expectations service that I loved being here. The food was great, the sangria was great, the service was excellent!
  32. B

    Blake

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, nice selection of wines by the glass and excellent seafood!
  33. MA

    MtAiry1

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious. I had conch fritters, lobster grilled cheese sandwich & a side salad. My son had crab cake, etamame & caeser salad. Enjoyed it all. Service was great. I highly recommend this place
  34. BJ

    BJay

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    The food was incredible. I recommend the CCBLT for sure. Something I appreciate is great food presentation and every entree that was either given to us or passed by our table looked like a work of art. You won’t regret your meal choice.
  36. JN

    JeniaN

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I spend over $30 for very tiny sushi rolls. It was NOT worth the price. I shouldn't have left hungry. Not to mention the sangria tasted like grape juice. The service was good though.
  37. C

    Casw

    Jacksonville

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Very few customers; yet 45 minutes from placing order to being served. Ordered a sandwich with French fries. Did order appetizer that was served quickly. Wine and other drinks brought promptly.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place off the avenue, really enjoyed the lobster roll with fries. JD
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice, Fun…great service.
  40. CF

    CindyF

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our duck was super salty, but tasty. The fish taco's were excellent. Great three course fixed menu choices. The interior could use some refreshing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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

blu on the Avenue is rated 4.2 stars by 958 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Google Map for blu on the Avenue

326 S Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lyman Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Winter Park

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch & Dinner Mon–Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Daily 11:00 pm–2:00 am Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Late Night Sushi Thu–Sat 11:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    On street parking, Parking$Garage.

  • Public transit

    Sunrail, Amtrack Station & Lynx bus service

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tony Krueger

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (407) 960-3778

  • Catering

    Catering available, details listed on website.

  • Private party facilities

    Located in historic Winter Park along Park Avenue just steps from Park Plaza Hotel and Rollins College. blu on the avenue has a private dining room located in the back of the building. This room can seat up to 84 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Hillary: (407) 730-6249

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