blu on the Avenue

4.5
727 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 727 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.3
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCoco
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Grandfather and great grandfather dinner. Exceeded our expectations

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PatriciaC
Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening with friends and the food and service was excellent. The highlight meal was the grouper entree and the filet mignon. I really enjoyed the blueberry sangria at happy hour. A great evening for everyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was great and our waitress, Morgan was very fantastic.

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vipEatsdar
Miami
48 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

sat outside grouper and scallop dishes delcious!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, friendly server. Only issue was they were completely out of any sake.

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vipMariaH
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were looking for a seafood place in Winter Park and this was a nice find. The food was good and service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We have a very difficult crowd to feed. I have a super picky 11 yr old who will only eat chicken tenders. The graduate we were celebrating is a vegetarian. Everyone found something to eat and it was all very good. I did feel like the staff were less than pleased with us.

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vipSasb4
Orlando
116 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic, great place, we love Blu. food and service excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lindsey was really great! Attentive, fun, thorough and just really sweet!

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vipJenniferB
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Server was great, the atmosphere was busy, our issue was with the kitchen. It took almost an hour to get raw oysters and then about 40 more minutes to get 2 of 3 entrees ordered. My daughters entree (sushi) wasn’t served until after we had finished our meal AND spoken to the manager about the delay. While they did adjust the bill, at the point of them asking what they could do, the only way to correct it would have been to serve the food. Sadly my daughter waited over 2 hours to be served sushi so regardless of the final bill, the experience was already flawed. They couldn’t even bring out bread in the interim. Hopefully they will fix the kitchen issues because the location and vibe were great!

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TinaB
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very much enjoyed a nice, quiet weekday dinner with my husband. The food was delicious and service was great.

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briang
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Treated some very close friends from out of town who we hadn't seen in a couple of years (so it needed to be special). Blu did not disappoint - they hit every note dead center.

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vipDrRichardKimbal
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from our server to our host was amazing !

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KentA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess, Macy, was great

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PatriciaH
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Food was outstanding - as always. Service was horrible.

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Smooth
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Made us wait at 955am when the restaurant was empty because the staff wasn’t ready. The server was amazing after we were finally seated.

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Vernon
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience! Michael was excellent with his service.

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ElizabethN
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Maybe when Covid is over and dining inside is less risky then it would be nice. Noise level on outside dining is always high. Otherwise, everything from staff to menu is lovely.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good grouper and service.

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EricN
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff was wonderful. Definitely recommend.

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Sydney
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

If I could give a 0 for service I would. We waited 50 minutes to even put in a drink order. We waited 1.5 hour to get the wine. We waited over 2 hours for our food to be served. The waiter and manager only checked on us about twice but would walk past without giving any info or asking if we needed anything.
Awful service.
Good food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had lunch here on Saturday - it was a tough experience from start to finish. I visit park ave about once a month and am very familiar with all concepts, which is why I was hesitant to even eat here as I’ve never had a good experience.

However this was by far the worst - restaurant was empty (which says a lot considering it was 12:30pm on Saturday) but we still couldn’t get attention from server. At one point I saw our drinks dying on the service bar with no sight of our waiter for a while - ended up grabbing the drinks myself from service bar with no apology from anyone.

Food had to be sent back - terrible service, did-engaged staff and management.

Too many other food restaurants on park ave to waste your time or money at this place.

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vipSasb4
Orlando
117 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Blu! Great food, drinks and service. The best on Park Ave

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HardyParty
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was great and the wait staff were super.

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LeighH
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Outdoor seating is nice too. Try the sushi.

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kid36
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
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 on April 13, 2021
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
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
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 on April 12, 2021
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
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
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 on April 10, 2021
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
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
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
17 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipClientX
Kansas City
33 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
2 reviews
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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FahadV
New Orleans
4 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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viphelenasue
Orlando
10 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
49 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
142 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.

FAQs

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

blu on the Avenue is rated 4.5 stars by 727 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.