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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

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blu on the Avenue Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.0

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4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (7)
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Great for Lunch (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
People Watching (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Authentic (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great Beer (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Fun (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Scenic View (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Business Meals (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food and service. Frequent visits to dine here after a Rollins College program. Menu includes same choices each time but they are well prepared and interesting.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The good:
-clean
-good location

The bad:
-If you do not smoke, get ready to start. The restaurant has an outside sitting area that allows smokers to light one up. The massive sliding doors will allow a gentle warm breeze from that will also drag in all the smoke.
- The food was cold
- Too much salt in everything.
- The tables are so close to each other you can join the conversation of other customers.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Blu always delivers excellent service and wonderful food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This past week, I've been to Blu twice, accompanied by three different people. This is an excellent place for a casual meal, with good, creative, cuisine and an excellent location. The restaurant is comfortable and has a great location. The staff is excellent. The sushi is excellent, and happy hour is a bargain. The prices are reasonable. Since my daughter goes to school in the area, I expect to be back on multiple occasions, and I look forward to repeat visits.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Good food, fantastic service, reasonable prices. Will be back again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Amazing food! Loved all of the seafood dishes. Salmon chips are a must have! Presentation spot on. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food and service. Enjoyed the convenient location on Park Avenue before a program at Knowles Chapel on Rollins Campus.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

My third visit to this restaurant. Good food each timel. Disappointed this trip a bit. We felt rushed to finish and leave. We didn't get offered dessert. Waitress turned offended when we brought it to her attention.

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food. Server was extremely slow. It took 15 minutes just to get water. Another 30 after that to get our order. The waitress came 2 different times to our table and said that our dessert is on the way, but the funny thing is we never told her what we wanted for dessert yet. And then it took another 30 minutes to pay the check (only after I sadi something.) We were there a total of three hours. We will not be returning.

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great gourmet food, solid value, very enjoyable overall. We had the magical dining menu and i look forward to exploring the full menu.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The food was terrific- we were there to try out the Magical Dining menu- which did not disappoint. I had the beet salad & salmon. Both were nice portion sizes and so delicious. The dessert wasn't as impressive- we chose the Oreo brownie. It was too chewy... but that didn't stop us from enjoying our night.

Highly recommend this place

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Wonderful waiter. Helpful suggestions. Great service.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We dined here during Magical Dining. The best part of the evening was our service. John Henry was excellent and proved that being kind and welcoming new diners during magical dining month will bring customers back. Our dinners were prepared beautiful, we had the salmon and beef tips. Looking forward to the next visit... already know what I'm going to choose next!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

The food wasn't tasty. At all. I'm a foodie and usually very open, but the flavors were not there. Just tasted funny.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Blu is a great place! Love the food and the setting.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Casual, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The crab legs is a must!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Good food good service and good price. Great to eat and walk around the area.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Fun
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Very enjoyable late lunch experience from beginning to end. Blu has an active bar section with tables while also providing another dining area behind a partial wall for those seeking a bit more privacy. The service was impeccable - warm and highly competent. My wife and I had a green salad and a Caesar salad and both were very fresh as well as quite large. We both had the Norwegian salmon with blueberry-horseradish topping (the topping seems an odd combination but the taste was unique and very pleasing) and it was cooked perfectly. A wonderful indulgence. The chocolate and the key lime pie truffles desserts topped off the meal in fine fashion. We highly recommend Blu as an excellent choice if you are looking for terrific food and service in an establishment suited for the casual and special occasion diner alike.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

The Sea Bass with beurre blanc and risotto was fabulous! Great seafood selection.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 24, 2017

1 of my favorite restaurants in & around Orlando...
I've had just about everything on the menu (which has slight changes periodically) & have never had anything there that wasn't great...
The restaurant is good for any occasion...
Yes...it's THAT good...

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Casual, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Great Beer, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Blu's new change in management has made this restaurant a favorite. The food is wonderful the service outstanding and the manager is very personable and concerned that your dinning experience is exceptional.

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Healthy, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Great Beer, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Good quality food. Good variety on the menu. Fast and knowledgeable service.Good choices of wine. Nice location . Thank you !

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Always great servers! Fun happy hour.. Great to sit outside & people watch. Very lively!

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Thought about trying Blu having not been there in over 18 months. Previous visit the food was not great and service was average. This visit was 180 turnaround - Service (Mike) was OUTSTANDING and the food was superior. Highly recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 26, 2017

I was meeting friends who were in town for business and we were able to sit and visit before and after our meal without feeling rushed but Sammy was attentive and very helpful!
The food was excellent! I chose the restaurant for the summer Prix Fixe menu but we all chose entrees for less food and a appetizer. We had the outstanding smoked fish spread with naan.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Bar Seating
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The meal was just OK; cost far too much for the amount and quality of the food.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 16, 2017

I love this place!!!!! There is not much more I can say. I'll be coming here more noise that I can stop of from there train.... Lord I'm going to spend a lot of money here!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 2, 2017

We went to dinner with friends. Great price on oysters during happy hour. Service was good and food above average. Great local spot .

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Blu is a great spot, the food is always consistently delicious, and service is friendly and welcoming! The bar is filled with great bartenders who make you smile and those drinks are so yummy. It is truly a favorite place to enjoy a night out... Love that Lobster grilled cheese!!!

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 29, 2017

One great thing about Blu in the Avenue is you can still get a dozen Oyster is for under $20. It's one of those great restaurants where you can get a great cheeseburger or a filet mignon anytime of the day. If you like your cocktails more than wine, they've got a great back bar. If you like a great bottle of wine, they've got that also.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Menu wasn't extensive. Service was nice. Food was just ok.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Although I have dined at blu on the Avenue numerous times, last evening has to be the best! The service was exceptional and all the food was delicious. The beet salad is outstanding! And the grouper was perfect. The brownie dessert was the icing on the cake! Definitely will return....may order the same meal again!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 18, 2017

We had a great time with friends who is celebrating Milly Krause's birthday she was so excited she had never been there before and raved

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I brought my mom and wife here for Mother's Day and we had a great time. It wasn't super crowded and our waiter Michael was very good. The food was excellent and even a picky eater like my dad was satisfied. I look forward to coming back for my second visit!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 7, 2017

We love this place! Great with or without kids. A true gem in Winter Park!

Tags: Special Occasion, Organic, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Live Sports, Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Spicy, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Local Ingredients, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Peel and eat shrimp weren't the greatest at the end of the night, a little bit disappointing. Oysters were good. They gave us 14 instead of 12, probably because it was close to closing time.. we weren't complaining!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 28, 2017

First wedding anniversary

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Blu is always great. Had the White Sangria and sushi.

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Tapas
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 26, 2017

We had a very enjoyable lunch with friends from Napa CA who were very impressed with blu. The presentation of the food was artful and inventive. Sammy our waiter was a delight. We will be back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 22, 2017

First time to have dinner but will return. Attentive server, Jose, provided gracious , unobtrusive service. Interesting cocktails on the menu but had favorite Campari and soda. Norwegian Salmon was artfully presented and tasted delicious with accompaniments of mashed potatoes and Brussel sprouts. Finished off with a Grand Marnier and coffee for a perfect dinner before a concert. Interesting waterfall at the bar area. Highly recommended.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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