HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 3 times today

BLU Restaurant & Bar

4.0
422 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Seafood
Top Tags:
  • Scenic View (4)
  • Waterfront (4)
  • Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Few restaurants in Charleston offer oceanfront dining. None offer the unique experience you"ll find at the brand new BLU.Set alongside the beach at the Tides Folly Beach, BLU combines indoor and outdoor seating featuring an amazing view of the Atlantic Ocean from almost every seat. Enjoy fresh local seafood showcasing the finest in contemporary coastal cuisine as well as an eclectic assortment of small plates perfect for sharing.

Casual yet gracious, BLU is the ideal setting for a romantic dinner for two or an enjoyable night out with friends. Sit back, watch the waves roll in and enjoy the cool ocean breeze as we serve you the most delectable food around.

With a casual beach bar and comfortable restaurant seating, BLU is where you want to be in Charleston.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Seafood
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation

Lunch: Thur-Sun: 11:00am - 5:00pm;

Dinner: Thur-Sun: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(843) 588-6658
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Frankie Kirkman
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Catering
The culinary team at Blu also caters special events and meetings in the flexible banquet space located on the second floor of Tides Folly Beach. Off-site catering and beachfront catering options are also available.
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Arctic Avenue
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Guests of BLU Restaurant & Bar may use the Tides Hotel parking lot free of charge on a space available basis.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
Guests of BLU Restaurant & Bar may use the Tides Hotel parking lot free of charge on a space available basis.
icon/ic_entertainmentCreated with Sketch.
Entertainment
Live music every Friday Saturday and Sunday!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 422 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.0  based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
3.6
value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
Luvgoodfood (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

In town on business for 2 nights and stayed at The Tides Hotel. The restaurant is located in the Tides and was very convenient for a business-related dinner with 2 other associates. The menu offered a good variety, our choice of fish was good for all. Server was knowledgeable, available, and prompt. It was a nice evening for all.

Report
Helpful
Charlotte 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Enjoyed the evening. I would love to have gotten more than 3 scallops for almost $30 but they were delicious. Great ambiance also!

Report
Helpful
JohnJ 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Came in for the Valentines menu. Nice selection for the three courses. fried oysters were awesome. The wine pairings were a nice touch.

Report
Helpful
PalmettoPalmBFFs (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

We had a wonderful lunch, inside with window. The food was FABULOUS! Calamari with sauce was superb, watermelon salad terrific and lobster rolls were great. Would definitely return for dinner. Service with a smile.

Report
Helpful
JohnM (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Pretty good meal; only place open for Christmas dinner on Folly Beach. Good service, but a bit pricey for what you get.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

We went to Blu on Christmas night. Initially it looked like I made a terrible call because the hostess and wait staff appeared to be disheveled and behind. We went to the bar for a drink and before we could order we got seated.

Our waitress was very busy, but attentive. She was able to overcome that and we had great service. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was good. We hope for the regular menu, but it was abbreviated with the holiday. Still, the food and service were great and a good time was had by all.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

We were here on Christmas Day so they had a limited menu. The view was great.....however the food was just so so....nothing to talk about. The two hostesses were not very competent. Our waiter was pleasant.

Report
Helpful
Delicious (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

We’ve eaten there before and I’ve always enjoyed the food and the service. A really great place right on the ocean. The people who work there are tops!

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

4th Christmas brunch for us. It has become our Christmas tradition. We love it.

Report
Helpful
osmart4 (Charleston)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

The hotel has a strong scent which follows you to the restaurant where it is still strong but not headache inducing. Don’t even think of going to the bathroom as they have a different scent that is even stronger in there. You can actually taste it. Awful. The scallops had too much fishy taste to me and the fried green tomatoes weren’t anything special. I got a duck entree that was still quacking so I made them cook it more. Once it was cooked correctly it was very good. The beverage glasses were tiny so you needed refills constantly. Will not return.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
43