Bleu Duck Kitchen

4.8
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395 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Our Chef’s take inspiration from Billy Madison who drew a blue duck because he had never seen one before, and he wanted to see a blue duck! Well, since our chefs love classic Adam Sandler humor and innovative cooking, we thought that Bleu Duck was the perfect name to showcase our fun environment and staff as well as our unique and creative menu. Just like Billy, we like to try things that you’ve never seen before! 
 
Bleu Duck Kitchen and Oyster Bar is a full service restaurant that provides a fun and welcoming atmosphere where white linens meet a casual feel to create the new concept of “fun-dining”. Co-Owners Erik Kleven and Jennifer Becker regard each customer as a welcomed friend, and aim to provide them with an experience that is both personal and unique every time they visit.
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Florence
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Overall good experience, we enjoyed our dinner.
The food quality and execution was good enough but not surprisingly good. E. g. The lobster and artichoke dip was average, something that I could prepare at home. The bread served with the same.
Our mains were ok.
We enjoyed a lot the drinks and the marshmallow dessert. I didn't experience the same "craftsmanship" on the food.
Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
Little Rock
23 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Brussel sprout caesar was excellent as was the duck!

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BusinessTraveler
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Food was prepared very well. Oyster selection was very large and we sampled several of them. :) The entrees were excellent as well as the deserts. Check out this place it was worth the trip. Old building with exposed brick and large wood beams. Plenty of space for social distancing between tables. Next time we are in town we will return for another selection from the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner while visiting nearby Mayo Clinic. Cool industrial decor. Staff were very accommodating and sat us earlier than our reservation time. Good value on the Happy Hour menu. Mussels and French bread were incredible and one of the best ever (outside of Belgium). Seared salmon and the burrata and tomato were also great choices. We’ll definitely return when back in Rochester.

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MaggieS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here twice in the last year and after this last visit I was reminded why I liked it pre-pandemic and want to come more often as our budget allows.

Price-wise it is still definitely an every-once-in-a-special-occasion type place, but all the attention they put into their service and making a stellar menu has been worth it both times.

$100 for two people, no alcohol, not including tip, starter+entree+oysters+dessert—just to give you an idea.

I highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! I had ordered the monk fish (outside my typical comfort zone of beef, duck) and it was amazing with a variety of flavors/textures on my plate. My husband ordered the Bahn mi ramen which was delicious, though for me being a Ramen snob, wasn't as authentic as your traditional Ramen.

We had also ordered mussels and calamari as our appetizer- mussels had a beautiful presentation and the flavor was spot on. The chorizo was good, though could've had a few more spices to bring out the bold chorizo flavors. The calamari had some fried pickles, fried onions, and fried jalapeños mixed in which was different and delicious, esp with the aioli on the bottom.

We finally tried their cookies for dessert (though we were already pretty full halfway thru our entree). The cookies are unique in which they have a crispy exterior and ultra soft interior that were softer than your typical "perfect" cookies, and they're baked fresh to order. They were the perfect recommendation by our waiter and I'll definitely order the cookies again next time I go.

The whole experience was amazing, and we'll definitely be coming back again.

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ShandaB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bleu Duck is always one of our favorites in Rochester. The staff are always friendly, the ambience is excellent, and the menu constantly surprises and delights us!

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JacqueJ
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bleu Duck Kitchen (and the Duck Truck) have consistently great food. The staff is wonderful and the drinks are yummy!

JJ
JacqueJ
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Duck is consistently excellent in all categories.

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Brandon
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sat outdoors which was lovely , service was top notch , the food was very good but somethings could of been a little better for the price of it , serving sizes were nice because they weren’t gigantic then, You can try other things. Will definitely go again

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Jenn
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal out we’ve had in a long time! We loved all the vegetarian options, and the service was phenomenal!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My curry coconut ramen had no flavor which was so disappointing.

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LindsayB
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was phenomenal and service was amazing! The desert was not the best but the wine was great! Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were seated outside. SO MANY huge flies. They sat on our guests head etc. Would be a good idea to have hanging insect strips. Food was delivered quickly. Server friendly.

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TessaC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and food.

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ElJefe
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant consistently delivers an incredible dining experience. Cocktails, food and service are top notch. They use interesting ingredients creatively and every bite is delicious. I totally recommend this restaurant-truly it’s one of the best in the Midwest.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jenny and Alexa took care of us. They are great! We love going to this restaurant while we are in Rochester. A jewel of the city!

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vipjodyb
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, food was excellent, service outstanding and a great dining experience. I hope you can continue to offer outside seating for this fall - we will bring lap blankets!

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vipDatenight
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside, service was great and food was delicious

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viplagg
Indiana
228 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Bleu Duck and are so happy they have outdoor dining. My husband is a Mayo cancer patient and otherwise we could not eat at Bleu Duck these days.

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MelissaB
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious... their outdoor COVID dining set up in the alley was REALLY NICE!

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GaryM
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Uniquely delicious food creations that you cannot get elsewhere, with outstanding service.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Love the date night special! Love the atmosphere! The food is always has great presentation and taste! Service was extremely slow and we were unsure of who our server was as it seems we had about three different ones.

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John
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal during the pandemic!

JJ
JacqueJ
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at the Bleu Duck is always outstanding. It is our favorite restaurant in Rochester.

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vipTRACTORMAN
Memphis/West TN
20 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed delicious food in the Bleu Duck outdoor dining venue.

Great service by Nikki.

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vipAruba99
Minneapolis
125 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and attentive service!!!

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vipTRACTORMAN
Memphis/West TN
21 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely anniversary dinner at The Bleu Duck. Excellent food, paired with excellent wine, and excellent service!

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vipTRACTORMAN
Memphis/West TN
21 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nikki at Bleu Duck is the best waitress in Rochester!

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CameronT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor seating was very well set up, service was very good, and the food was exceptional. The person I was with ordered a cocktail, and he thought that was very good as well.

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AdamS
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Liked the outdoor ambience and the food was generally good, but not at the level I would expect at those prices. I had heard great things about this place, and was fairly let down. The seafood stew had shrimp with their hard shells still on them, making it difficult to eat. I ordered a drink that never came at all. And the appetizers came late at the same time as the main course. Overall, it was an okay experience, but I wouldn’t rate it as highly as other fine dining in the area (Terza, Five West, etc).

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vipOpenTable Diner
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our service was outstanding and the food fabulous. Perfect evening.

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ceecee
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love going to Bleu Duck, and especially appreciate the seasonally rotating menu and exceptionally bar program. Best ambiance in Rochester by a mile!

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! Will be back. Food was great. Nikki was wonderful.

LC
vipLeeC
Omaha
14 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. My favorite in Rochester!

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vipMm123
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in Rochester.

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vipevee
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Tuesday date night special! One of Rochester's best. Great service and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went there for the Tuesday night date night.
The food was amazing and our service was excellent.
We couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
We tend to be very cautious in this Covid environment and we felt very safe.
Thank you for a wonderful dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service. Salted chocolate chip cookies should not be missed!

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Jamie
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Interesting, unique and delicious food! Our favorite special occasion place.

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Bleu Duck Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 395 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.