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On the quiet eastern front of Yorkville, set back behind a brick façade, Blu is an Italian restaurant based on authentic classic cuisine, yet, contemporary created by executive Chef; Eric Bucher and his team
Warmly lit stone walls and grand mirrors surround cozy leather seating and white table cloths. Enter through a casual wine bar, which then leads to a upscale dining room with an inviting ambiance.
Dinner is enhanced by the soothing live music Friday to Saturday. Pianist/singer, guitarrist/singer. Enjoy impeccable service for intimate dining or for large private parties up to 110 guests. Private rooms also available. One will remember Blu as a true memorable dining experience.
Blu has become a staple restaurant in Toronto over the last ten years
Mother's Day Menus & Specials
Blu will be having Live Music for Lunch and Dinner. Live pianist/singer and guitarist/singer. Lunch will be offering a $50 preset menu and dinner will offer a la carte service. Limited seating for Lunch and dinner, make your reservation in advance.
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations
Blu will be offering regular menu service. Live soothing music. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Sunday, April 21, 2019
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Beautiful atmosphere with excellent service. The staff was prompt and courteous, Tania was so knowledgeable and made some great menu suggestions. The menu selection was unique and the meal was so flavourful. Thank you for such a fantastic experience
Michael was a fabulous host!! Sara was a great entertainer. Highly recommended!! We’ll be back!
Great authentic Italiano cuisine! The service is top notch. I would go back any day.
I’m not a big eater by any means, but I was taken back by the ultra small portions. Had the entrees not be as expensive I would not have flinched. Seeing how they would prefer you to order an appetizer, entree and then a dessert, then their paltry offerings make sense. However, I’m not alway included to an appetizer.
Disappointed, but the food was delicious.
Our server was excellent! Food was delicious. Thank you very much
Food was good and we enjoyed the live music. Only complaint is that we had a 7:45 reservation and by the time we sat down there were already multiple menu options which were no longer available.
very nice, warm enviornment with excellent live music!
We picked Blu on a whim not knowing much about it, but the locale suited our day plans. It did not disappoint. The environment and ambiance were terrific and they had a lovely singer playing live music at the back of the restaurant (it was not noisy or distracting at all - really the perfect compliment). We seemed to have two people looking after us and they were so attentive, and knowledgeable - made great recommendations. Even the staff that would deliver or clear plates were very friendly and appropriately engaging. We loved everything we had... the sous vide octopus, and the pork belly to start, the tuna and the lamb for mains (loved both actually, and would order either one again, but the lamb was particularly delicious), tiramisu and ricotta doughnuts to finish (the latter was my fav and the tiramisu was favoured by my sweetheart). We shared a beautiful bottle of red from what we felt was a well curated wine list (on the smaller side but thoughtful selections) and they further wowed us with a little surprise at the end of our meal. For what we ordered, the experience (not to mention, Yorkville location) we felt the value was quite exceptional.
For being picked on a whim, what a fun and delicious surprise! We would definitely return in future.
This restaurant has beautiful ambiance and a great overall atmosphere. The staff is very welcoming, nice and attentive. The food I will have to give mixed reviews. There was 5 people in our party. Overall the appetizers were very good, we had the beef carpaccio (amazing), the grilled calamari was good, the charcuterie was good, and the arugula salad was okay. For mains the lamb was very good, cooked perfectly. 2 people in our group had the ravioli.. both said it was not good. 2 people in our group had the scallop dish with zucchini noodles, one person genuinely disliked the dish, the other said it was just okay. The scallops were very thin and not cooked to perfection. The drinks we got were very good, however quite small and quite expensive. Overall I would say this restaurant is just okay. I find it overpriced for what we got. I think if you’re looking for good italian food you can definitely find better, if you’re just looking for a good atmosphere however this restaurant was great in that aspect. We were her on a Friday night and they had a live musician, which was nice as well.
A Lovely evening, with delicious food, and friendly service. The live music was beautiful and the restaurant wasn't crowded. Honestly, perfect. Loved it.
I thought that it was a perfect evening, the staff were attentive without being intrusive, the meal was incredible. I would certainly have no problem recommending the restaurant to anyone!
Great food and great service! Will definitely go back!
Very personal ambiance and service coupled with outstanding cuisine makes Blu an absolute must for anyone!
The appetizers and meal were excellent. We were a little less enchanted with the Italian doughnuts. Atmosphere, server, everything else was great. Thank you!
It was quite loud! We couldn’t hear ourselves speak ... not sure why the group near us were that loud, wish we could have moved
At 1945 we arrived. As is customary, I selected the restaurant. Blu was pretty empty and I thought to myself - “uh oh - I’ve goofed”. It was not to be. Everything was superb. Great upscale restaurant without the upscale prices.
Blü ristorante is one of my favourite places to dine. The staff is incredibly accommodating and very professional. My partner and I both got the 63$ 5 course tasting menu which we of course shared so we could both try everything and with every course being more delicious than the last, it was a great experience. Definitely a must try!
Food was amazing, service attentive and top notch. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and we will be back!
Excellent flavors, friendly and professional service, our friends from out of town were thoroughly impressed. Some of our favorites were the Tuna Tartar, Beef Carpaccio, Beet Salad, Wild Boar and Rack of Lamb.
Food was amazing. Service was really great. This is my favorite restaurant
Very rude, nosey, inexperienced waiters. Food was cold and soggy
I sincerely apologize for your bad experience at Blu. We were short staff front of the house and kitchen on Sunday. Not an excuse for your bad experience at all. I Myself (owner) tend to be at Blu often, I had to stay home with a very bad flu that evening. I am disappointed and embarrassed for what happened and how servers and kitchen did not deliver up to our standards on that evening. Please allow me to rectify the issue. I would like to send a gift certificate so you can come back......
Not busy but food is cold. Food quality is average
Hi Spikey, We were not busy on Sunday, your food should have been hot and outstanding. I Apologize for your bad experience. I would like to have you back at the restaurant for dinner so we can show you the quality of food and service we usually deliver. We had a very challenging evening on Sunday and it affected your experience unfortunately. I will send a private message to coordinate for you to come back any time that works for you and your companion. Alfredo (owner)
Worth to come again!
The staff were very attentive and the food was excellent. We loved the contrasting flavours and presentation.
It was really nice but the vegetarian options could be better.
My wife loves the Piano player on Saturday nights he is absolutely amazing!
Food was excellent, and service was great. Went for our anniversary and the restaurant offered a complimentary dessert. Only complaint was that the conversation noise was louder than the live entertainment. Could barely hear the piano from half way across the restaurant. Overall great experience!
Food and service was excellent but unfortunately wine was very over priced. So drink beer! :)
Soooooo amazing. My sister was serenaded by the piano player on her birthday. All servers were awesome. Vibe is romantic, and food is amazing. Definitely my spot👍🏻😍❤️
The ambiance was perfect for our date night. The music was exceptional, and well suited for the restaurant. We loved the appetizers, and very much enjoyed the meal. Service was great. Very attentive and friendly.
Amazing friendly and accommodating service. Beautiful and tasty dishes
We had a great time. We will definitely go back. The food was great so were the staff. We were treated like royalty. Customer service was at the top of the staff priority.
Great food, service and ambience. Will definnitely return in the future.
Great restaurant...food is always tasty. One of the best spots in Yorkville.
Our waiter was fabulous, food was good but it wasn’t breath taking.
Amazing service! Awesome atmosphere would definitely recommend.
I arrived at 9:15 (on time) for my reservation on Valentine's day dinner. By 10:50 pm all we had gotten was the appetizer on the pre fix menue which was extremely lackluster. Essentially it was 6 peices of cold cuts with one crustini. When I asked to speak 5o the ma after at 10:40 he made me feel awkward for bringing the extreme delay to his attention as if I should of just kept quiet and I'll get it when I get it. Our server was rude, and rushed. The 18% gratuity built into your bill was reflected in his service. It was the worst $500.00 I've spent. I am shocked; my past experiences at blu were not like this, they disappointed and truly ruined our valentines day.
Overall, a pleasant dining experience. We went on Valentines night so it was busy on arrival with approximately 16-20 people awaiting tables. Although we had reservations, it was almost 15 minutes before our table was ready. Aside from that negative, the food and service were excellent.
Great ambiance with live music, amazing service with constant check ups to ensure satisfaction, only downfall and I can guess that was since they were packed to the brim, is that my steak was more well done than I had requested and knowing if I asked for a new one to be made I could of waited another 30min for one so ate it anyways. But the rest of the food was amazing and will definitely return!
bad experience. bad service,vert noisy, food is ok, but not for this price