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About blu on the Avenue

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.

326 S Park Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Lunch/Dinner: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Lunch/Dinner: Saturday 10:00am - 11:00pm
Lunch /Dinner Sunday 10am - 10:00pm
Late Night Sushi: Thursday-Saturday 11pm-1am
Full Bar Mon-Sat until 2am - Sunday until Midnight

Cross Street:
Lyman Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 960-3778

Website:
http://bluontheavenue.com/

Parking Details:
On street parking, Parking$Garage.

Public Transit:
Amtrack Station & Lynx bus service

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Look to blu on the avenue for the your next special event. Whether it's a wedding, rehearsal dinner, corporate meeting, holiday party or family gathering, we can help you plan and enjoy your event to the fullest.

blu on the Avenue Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (10)
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Good for a Date (9)
People Watching (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Authentic (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Scenic View (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Business Meals (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2016

Our waitress was excellent - attentive, pleasant and efficient. The food was inconsistent. some of it was delicious. My fish sandwich was inedible, and my husband's beef "tips" were large slabs of overcooked meat.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 3, 2016

Delicious! Christina is such an asset - when she is not there, it's not the same! ;)

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 2, 2016

blu on the Avenue had really good food and a great location! The only reason I didn't give them a 5* was our waiter was rude and frustrating to deal with.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 30, 2016

Our experience at blu on the Avenue was fabulous! The food was delicious. We will be back soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 22, 2016

This place was good but I wouldn't say outstanding. The beef carpaccio was good but was lacking a dressing, it was just slightly drizzled but not enough for every bite. The baked fontina was too thin, needed to be thicker like a fondue. I think the pretzel covered black grouper was probably their signature dish and the best of what we tried. So I would say if you like grouper then give this place a try.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 2, 2016

We came here for Magical Dining, and it was a very good choice for that. The lobster Cobb, grouper schnitzel and dessert would normally cost about $20 additional or more - main course was basically the cost of the whole 3-course meal. That lobster Cobb was very good - excellent ingredients, nice presentation, and not bad value even for normal price. The grouper schnitzel was, well, a little "misguided". Grouper does not need or even do well with that treatment (covered with cracked pretzel instead of bread crumbs". It was way overcooked, but pretty tasteless, since they relied on the coating to provide the salt. At $32, it's not a bad price for grouper, given the portion size, but I consider the regular price of most of the other entrees a little on the high side for a restaurant with a casual atmosphere (no table cloth, but cloth napkin). The Kahlua dessert was sort of 'meh'.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 2, 2016

Excellent food. The grouper schnitzel was succulent. Waiter "Chase" was personable and attentive.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, People Watching, Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 30, 2016

Way overpriced for average sushi. 12-15 bucks for a single roll.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on September 30, 2016

Local bar, loud, bad service ok food. I would possibly go there to have a drink with friends if I lived close by but I would not dine there again. I really don't understand the high ratings on open table for this place.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 30, 2016

Great food and value especially for magical dining month. Server was attentive but the noise is too much.

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Tapas, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 25, 2016

Great food and great service!
It wasn't busy at all on Sunday. Our server was very friendly and answered all questions patiently. Food was great! I had the avocado toast and a side of grits; both very tasty. Hubby had the ricotta pancakes. Pancakes were light and fluffy just as they should be. Definitely recommend.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 16, 2016

Blu is one of my favorite Park Ave restaurants. The decor is modern and beautiful. While the food is always outstanding, this visit wasn't as enjoyable as usual. The restaurant was packed, which may have caused our orders to come out wrong and extremely slow service. For example, I ordered the Blackened Grouper Sandwich, and it came out not blackened and without ingredients listed on the menu. My group still had a great time, but it was a little disappointing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 16, 2016

A great restaurant on the Avenue. Make it a point to get there before 7 PM, Happy Hour is awesome!, Margarita's are potent! Make sure you have the Cob Salad, unique and phenomenal, a meal in itself. The grouper is great. Service is friendly and timely.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 14, 2016

We try to take advantage of as many Magical Dining experiences as we can during the month of September. Each year we always try new places to increase our options. Blu on the Avenue was great!! The atmosphere was light and casual. Our server was excellent and shared a lot about the menu and the restaurant in general. We had a great experience. Our appetizers the Crab Salad was perfect with a very nice presentation. We were surprised it was included in the fixed menu but very happy it was. We enjoyed the Grouper Schnitzel and Filet as our entrees. Both were great! This was by far our favorite Magical Dining experience so far this month. We will definitely be returning to Blu Avenue for future date nights!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 13, 2016

Everyone in our group enjoyed the variety of foods available on the menu. Great selection of cocktails and wines available. The staff are friendly and attentive to their customers.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 9, 2016

We went for Magic Dining and the food was really good and the service as well. But the waiting time for dinner was too long. Others that arrived later got their meals way before us. We were there from 6 to 9 for the 3 course meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 8, 2016

Mike was great as always!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 5, 2016

Mike was awesome!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 4, 2016

We dined there as a part of the Magical Dining Month in Orlando. Lobster Salad and Grouper Oscar were delicious and the desert was fantastic.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 31, 2016

Date night on the 3rd night of Magical Dining. It was rainy and Winter Park was nearly abandoned. After checking in to our reservation, the host had to be asked for the Magical Dining menus, but from that point on service was great. The menu for Magical Dining was wonderful. The lobster Cobb salad starter could be its own entree if just a hair larger. The grouper schnitzel was wonderful! The filet was perfect, as well. Finally, the "dolce" dessert was not too sweet and a perfect small size to end the meal.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 21, 2016

Very surprised at how yummy the food turned out for brunch since this is not the first place on the ave I would consider for breakfast foods! Avocado smash is delightful

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 29, 2016

menu was limited. Would not go again. Slow service.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 26, 2016

I feel the prices were a little high for the quality of food and service. The expectation was as good of food as 310 and it did not compare. We both ordered the filet and I chose to get butterflied even though I shouldn't have to (ordered medium-well and was correct) and my boyfriend did not get butterflied since he feels that should not be a question at a steak place and his was not prepared properly (ordered medium-well and came medium-rare). My boyfriend and I went for his birthday and we were a bit disappointed. There was no up selling which some may like but when I ordered dessert my boyfriend wasn't asked, I actually asked him if he wanted something before the server left to put in my order. Sorry but not impressed.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 23, 2016

The food was great. We had the shrimp a la vodka and the lobster cobb salad.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 14, 2016

We were a party of three celebrating a birthday. Our meals were very good
Our service was exceptional. I am sorry I did not remember her name. Thursday, July 14th with an open table reservation

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 25, 2016

We came for the Lobster Salad and it never disappoints. Atmosphere is very pleasant, especially the waterfall bar. Will continue to come back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 19, 2016

I ordered the hot lava roll from the sushi list. It was amazing! The service was also pretty good. The decor is calming (and blue) but it was fairly noisy even though it wasn't very crowded. The brunch menu has excellent prices.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 19, 2016

We came in for father's day. To start we had the crab Rangoon Flatbread and fish dip. Both were amazing! Overall i was delighted with the food. I didn't taste my dad's swordfish but he said the noodles/sauce was way to salty and the actual fish a bit bland. The lobster grilled cheese was quite yummy. Service was a bit slow especially since it was not busy, but the waiter was friendly.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 24, 2016

Food was spot on and service prompt and courteous.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 14, 2016

My wife and I had the chance to eat at Blu at the Avenue this weekend. From start to finish, this was one of the best experience we have ever had. Good food, great atmosphere. We will be back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 8, 2016

The food was great. Although for the price, it would have been nice to get a small salad or soup with the meal. We went on Mother's Day and sat outside. The ambience was a little louder than we'd like with the cars going by the avenue. And unfortunately they ran out of desserts so we weren't able to try any. Good experience overall but missed the mark on a few things ya.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Good for lunch or dinner or in between. Very nice selection, well prepared and great service

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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 8, 2016

My daughter and husband took me to Blu for Mother's Day. It was busy with mothers and families as well as graduation celebrations. The food was delicious. Service was good and our server, John Henry, did a great job. We will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 8, 2016

My BF was visiting from NYC and we wanted to have Brunch on Sunday. Most places were booked and we were able to get a table at Blu. I've been there before and it was fine, not terrific but good.

We asked for a table outside which we got and we were happy and thankful for that. However, our waiter was awful, he seemed like he hated his job and would rather be anywhere than there waiting tables. I ordered Caesar with fish add-on; he brought me a risotto dish with chorizo, which I don't like. Because it would have meant having my BF wait while they prepared my correct order, I told the waiter I'd keep it. No big, thank you, just said 'my bad'.

I didn't expect much but I surely didn't expect to be charged for the wrong dish, which was $9 more than what I ordered , at a minimum charge me for what I ordered, not the wrong dish you brought me.

The manager never came over, the waiter was rude, all together, a bad experience.

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 23, 2016

Excellent service. We were seated immediately and tended to immediately. Food was excellent!

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 (New England)·Dined on April 22, 2016

Hubby and I had an early dinner here. Weather was gorgeous and this restaurant has pavement tables. Food was good with happy hour oysters and drinks. Our server was efficient but would have been nice if he would have smiled and given us the feeling of enjoying his job.
We will go back here it was also good value.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on April 20, 2016

We sat at 7p and chose to sit outside on the sidewalk. Which made it noisier than it would otherwise have been. Everything took a lot longer than it should have. Good was really good, creative flavors, great presentation.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 12, 2016

Food was outstanding however the night we went the service was awful. Waited almost an hour for appetizers then another 45 minutes for the entrees. The place was extremely crowded and noisy and the waitress tried her best with what she could but she stated that there was problems in the kitchen. Would try again but never on a busy night

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on March 11, 2016

If I could have given them less than one star, I would have. Worst food & service we've ever had anywhere.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on March 10, 2016

This is a lunch meeting place for us. We have friends who come south for the Winter. They stay in Venice and we live in Ponte Vedra. Blu is where we meet. We bring our standard poodle and he is well treated while we eat. Food is creative and excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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