Blu will be offering Brunch and Dinner service for Mother's day
For brunch Blu will offer a prix fix menu and for dinner a la carte service
Live guitarist/singer for brunch and pianist/singer for dinner
Sunday, May 13, 2018
See availability for bonus point tables
Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Delicious food and fantastic service to celebrate my mom’s birthday. The staff were very accommodating when our plans changed last minute and we showed up with extra people.
It was just ok.
BLU is the perfect place for celebrations or just a quiet meal with friends and family.
The menu offers meat, fish or vegan dishes. There is something for everyone.
Service is excellent and the live music adds the perfect touch.
BLU is one of my favourite places to eat in Yorkville.
I made a reservation the morning of the day we came in and had my fingers crossed. I had read a couple of reviews that made me feel a bit wary but I'd say 90% of the reviews were phenomenal and I hoped our experience was part of the 90%.
My mind was blown to say the least. Right when we walked in, although it seemed like they were a bit unprepared for our reservation, they took into consideration we would want our own spot to ourselves and we were seated against a wall with a divider between the party guests in the room over. Their conversation carried over, but we could easily hear one another without speaking loudly.
The service was impeccable, we had a couple of servers swing by to see how we were doing and it really felt like they were genuinely interested in if we enjoyed our time and meal. Holly was our main server and she was fantastic. She was so sweet and attentive, doing such a wonderful job in ensuring we enjoyed every aspect of our time there.
I was honestly expecting the food to be small portions especially from the reviews, but both parties' orders were ginormous compared to our expectations. I actually didn't finish mine and had to pass it off to my significant other. The food tasted amazing and both of us were thoroughly pleased. I can't entirely remember what we ordered, but according to my date it was authentic and really well put together!
It was my significant other's birthday and I had made a note on the reservation to please bring out a tiramisu dessert that said Happy Birthday. I had just asked if she had seen my note and she said she would check.
The surprise came out as a success with a cute little candle on top. There was no singing (thankfully), and it was such a sweet presentation. Thank you, Holly and the team at Blu for making my surprise a success.
It was excellent. The McManus Chardonnay was a bit pricy for an 8oz glass.
Great service. Wonderful food. Great value. Highly recommend!
Great experience at Blu from moment we walked in! We requested an extra seat and were accomodated without any issues. Food was excellent and had some unique combinations. Loved the carpaccio and the wild boar gnocchi. Wait staff were was very attentive and really helped to make it a great experience. Would definitely dine at Blu again!
Waiter was intrusive. No idea how to wait on a table. We suspect he may have been stoned
It never disappoints, great friendly service.
Good for business meetings
Overall great experience with the food, service and ambiance. Only unusual experience, which was a first for me, was that we had to leave our table at a certain time to make room for the next reservation. So felt a bit rushed. We were made aware of this as we were seated.
The food and services were excellent. Will definitely go back again!
The best restaurant I have been to so far in Toronto.
Great ambiance for a birthday dinner. The live music was a great accompaniment for the dinner which was delicious and well plated. The restaurant was a goreat fine dining option and my girls and I really enjoyed our time there. Drinks are really pricey at $15/cocktail however.
Great meal, best stuffed pasta I have tried.
Music was live but subtle, we were able to carry on with our conversation. Attentive friendly service.
My friend and I enjoyed our dinner at Blu. My server suggested beet risotto as my veggie meal and it was to die for. The portion could have been a little bigger, but other than that, it was wonderful. We shared a very delicious dessert. Our server was very polished and made us feel special. All the staff were friendly and courteous. I will definitely visit Blu again.
We have been planning to go for a while to Blu. We made reservations 1 week prior to going.
2 issues with Blu:
1) We walked in and gave our name for our reservation. The hostess offered us a table near the door outside the the main dining room. We asked for inside and she was very reluctant to seat us elsewhere saying it was the only table they had. We insisted, and another hostess was able to find us a great seat, in the main dining room that was not full!
2) We ordered the swordfish and a pasta dish with shrimp, lobster and calamari. The sword fish was great, but the pasta had one piece of shrimp and very small piece of lobster. For a $35 dish, I would have expected more.
But the Waitress was very friendly.
Very nice atmosphere, great service, good food, one of our favourite restaurants in the Yorkvilke area.
Great evening out! Dinner was delicious, service was amazing!
We felt our server cared about our experience and had lots of great recommendations when we were ordering.
Great service. Excellent food. A fine, fine dining experience!
Attentive and courteous servers/sophisticated ambiance. A definite gem.
We especially appreciated that we could talk without straining to hear each other over music and patron noise. Lovely armosphere and very pleasant staff, delicious nicely presented food.
Great food, great service.
Exceptional service and food!
Soft live music provided a beautiful ambiance
Great service, well executed dishes, beautiful cozy restaurant. Highly recommend this restaurant
Everything was great. The only complaint I have is the food was over salted.
We love this restaurant, it was our first time here and we were looking for a place to celebrate. The staff were kind And attentive, however the best was the food.
Had completed a search of highly rated restaurants prior to booking this. Therefore our expectations were high.
We arrived nearly 30 mins early for our reservation and were promptly seated.
Through the foccacia to the Italian doughnuts , we never sought after service. They were all very attentive and prompt.
After hearing some good things about this restaurant I decided to try it during Winterlicious. The service and ambiance were good, however the food was poor. I ordered the beef carpaccio as my appetizer, it wasn't as flavourful as I expected it to be but it was still good. For dessert I ordered the blueberry panna cotta, it tasted just like any other panna cottas I've had in the past. For main I ordered the lamb shank, and it was one of the worst lamb shanks I've ever had. The meat was dry, bland, chewy and somewhat tasteless. The chef definitely slept through the cooking. It was not the kind of meat I was expecting at such a highly priced restaurant. Funny how the restaurant regards itself as one of the best Italian restaurants in Toronto. I will not recommend this restaurant to others nor will I return again.
We enjoyed the Winterlicious menu this past weekend. The ambience in the restaurant is lovely. Very warm and welcoming atmosphere. Comfortable seating and cozy. The menu was excellent. Especially appreciated the gluten free and vegan options on the menu. Everything was delicious. Our server was great...very attentive, informative, friendly and professional.
Excellent food, first class service, live music, what’s not to love about Blu?
Overall good experience; charcuterie platter was very good (all items suggested by our server). Wine selection very good, pricing as expected. I was disappointed with the flavours in my main dish (gnocchi), however; under seasoned and somewhat cold when it arrived. My sister's risotto dish was quite good, however.
My friends and I got together to take advantage of Toronto's Winterlicious and try out a new restaurant. The restaurant is cozy - not too loud but loud enough to comfortably host small groups. The Zuppa Del Giorno was a butternut squash and carrot puree, which was really tasty. My vegan main, a panelle, was good but didn't wow me by any means. I got raspberry sorbet for dessert and it was surprisingly creamy. As a vegan, it would have been more worthwhile to order off the regular menu. I appreciate their attempt to be inclusive by offering vegan options but was disappointed that a restaurant of this caliber would offer an overpriced set menu. Service was excellent.
We went down for winterlicious very nice ambiance, food was excellent, just not enough, when a meal says it comes with brussel sprouts, you do expect more than four slices which didnt amount to one whole sprout. $17.50 for a 5oz glass of house red wine is rather steep as well as the automatic gratuity of 18%. I am a generous tipper but dislike being told how much to give
Our waitress was phenomenal - attentive and personable.
I've been to Blu before and it was quite good, but this time the food was not up to par at all. The swordfish was overcooked and lacking in flavour, the pasta swimming in oil. The tuna tartare was the one exception - delicious. Blueberry biscotti for dessert was stale and dry! This is an expensive restaurant that should really do much better. Are they under different management perhaps? Disappointing.
Our server was amazing and couldn't do enough for us. Unfortunately the noise levels were very loud due to 2 large parties in the back but that's out of their control. Overall great experience
Based on reviews being “Best Italian” in Toronto, I didn’t see nearly enough on the menu to see that claim. Service was very good, food was good. Tables seemed to close together. Can’t say it was a great value.
Service was great, but food not so much. They did offer to switch my main, which I didn't love and comped my drinks. Appreciate the service but didn't like the food.
Very nice. Best winterlicous dinner I had this year. Very large portion of food, friendly service and it’s delicious! Definitely will come back and recommend to friends. ❤️❤️❤️