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Bleu Duck Kitchen, Rochester, MN

Bleu Duck Kitchen

4.8
4.8
1172 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 Lester 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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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Oyster Bar, Dining Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat 10:00 am–1:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (507) 258-4663
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Private party facilities
    An inviting and intimate venue, with exposed brick and original hardwood floors set ,in one of the oldest remaining commercial buildings in Rochester,.Our event space can accommodate weddings, cocktail hours, meetings and more, and is customizable for you and your event! Suitable for up to 80 guests.
  • Neighborhood
    Rochester
  • Cross street
    Broadway
  • Parking details
    Able to park in US Bank lot at night.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,172 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Best Food

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Best Service

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Innovative

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    American

  • Rochester

    Best Overall

  • Rochester

    Best Food

  • Rochester

    Best Service

  • Rochester

    Best Ambiance

  • Rochester

    Best Value

  • Rochester

    Good for groups

  • Rochester

    Healthy

  • Rochester

    Neighborhood gem

  • Rochester

    Good for special occasions

  • Rochester

    Lively

  • Rochester

    Most Booked

1,172 Reviews
  1. Phil

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nikki is the BEST server I have ever had!!! She is full of energy & pizzaz and her enthusiasm is wildly contagious. I can't wait to return! The food was delicious and the ambiance was lively. At the end of the night (we shut the place down!) they cranked the music and the bartender sang his lungs out as we danced. The bartender even bought us shots! I am absolutely WOWed by this experience overall. I recognize this may have been a one-off, but it was wonderful.

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  2. alliebgood

    Milwaukee

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Creative, innovative food; attentive, personalized service; date night is a great night to try Bleu Duck.

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  3. SarahK

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in Rochester, MN! Use of ingredients is creative and tasty!

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  4. R2Oakland

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good, We had duck. service was outstanding

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  5. JimG

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was awesome! Try the duck. It was a little noisy when business picked up. Go at least once in your life.

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  6. BenF

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s been my most favorite place to eat ever since it has opened

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  7. RichardE

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! This is our second time . Great food, service and ambiance. We had the green fried tomatillos, scallops, and warm chocolate chip cookies with French press coffee.

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  8. AnnW

    Kansas City

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From happy hour drinks and oysters to dinner from starters through dessert, the food and service was spectacular. The perfect spot to enjoy relaxing and enjoying a dinner.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Don’t walk. Run! Best restaurant in the city with a staff that is on point

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  10. Biewel

    Las Vegas

    92 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Having eaten at Bleu Duck a couple of times before this visit was a rather big disappointment. Extremely (!!!) loud environment. Pumping club music through the speakers in the dinning area certainly does not help. There are plenty of noise cancelling technologies that could be applied so that guests don't have to yell across the table to talk to each other. Service friendly and attentive. Ordered a bottle of champagne that was served in thick walled wine glasses(?). Very mediocre wine list or we were just not offered a wine card. The lamb tartare (over powered by the cucumber yogurt sauce - no lamb taste to speak off), the shrimp tacos (everybody loved them), 6 x oysters (no complaints), green salad (got high praise), the scallops (cooked perfectly but the noodles lagged salt and, while I love spicy food, way to spicy to be paired with the scallops), the salmon (over cooked, skin not crispy and the creamed rice was dense and thick), the duck (we guess it meant to be a play on TxGiving but the bread pudding with the shaved brussel sprouts and a SLATHERING of cranberry sauce just did not work). The dishes all have high potential but did lag majorly on execution! It was a very busy evening and one would surmise the kitchen might have been overwhelmed.

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  11. BobC

    Denver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good was not tasty and the wine was overpriced. I can’t believe the amount of $$ they charge for such a poorly prepared meal. $19.00 for a glass of wine!!! Unbelievable!!!!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Will be coming back soon.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Benjamin was very knowledgeable about all aspects of our experience;food choices, oysters, wine and dessert selection. We were greeted promptly at the door by a friendly hostess and immediately seated 15 minutes early for our 5:30 reservations. The room was lively, well decorated and we enjoyed the renderings of Blue Ducks. Great experience. Would highly recommend.

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  14. ToddT

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff ,foods amazing always makes us feel good going here. Thank you for all your hard work and attention to the customer.

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  15. GaryM

    Minneapolis

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were excellent. This is one of our favorite restaurants.

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  16. dining

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Both the food and service were excellent. It was extremely noisy and difficult to

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  17. MarkN

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bleu Duck was as exceptional as ever on our last visit. The scallop and pork entrees were both spectacular, and I cannot recommend the chocolate torte dessert enough. This is the best restaurant in Rochester.

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  18. StephenM

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptionally excellent diverse cuisine with creative new menu items regularly added and very knowledgeable servers in a delightfully classic brick walls and windows with tables nicely spaced atmosphere. My wife and I have dined here dozens of times over the years and the Blue Duck team just keep excelling.

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  19. DeanD

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the duck, dad had the frog legs, my brother had the pork shank. All of them were incredible. Presentation, portions, and taste were outstanding.

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  20. WilliamB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent food, great oysters, tasty sauces, good value…. all in all, a fine experience

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  21. KennyG

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    When I travel I seek out fine dining. I've been to many michelin and michelin gourmand. I was delighted by Blu. Interesting wine list too...different than expected and a treat

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great. We enjoyed the oysters, Old Fashions and especially the wonton/shrimp tacos. My duck with street corn was good. Husbands front legs were spicy which was ok but the waffle stuffed with Mac n cheese was not to his liking

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  23. maureenm

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service for Easter brunch. Servers are informed and professional.

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  24. NicoleB

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, service and atmosphere. Can’t wait to come back!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had oysters and Old Fashioned’s at the Oyster Bar. Outstanding!

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  26. Bobbi

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great time at Bleu Duck. The meal and cocktails were fun! And Casey took wonderful care of us!

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  27. Rita

    San Francisco

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such wonderful food full of umami! They even provided info about keto options for me. My daughter loved the poutine and duck breast entree with fried rice. I enjoyed the kale Cesar salad and the sea bass over zucchini with a spicy yellow mole. My daughter also enjoyed the 14-layer lemon cake.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We mentioned it was anniversary and a table at the window was reserved for us! Perfect. The food was excellent. It was a treat to have oysters.

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  29. cd824

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My go to place to have dinner when I am in town. Always creative food that is delicious! Would recommend to anyone visiting the area!

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  30. LeslieC

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Ben was awesome, as usual. Oysters fresh! And, hidden secret...want more casual, but unique food, ask for the bar menu!!!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit to Bleu Duck was outstanding. Our server Nikki did a great job. We had several rounds of oysters and mussels followed by their street tacos. Although it was a Wednesday night, the restaurant was packed and had a great vibe. The restaurant was an easy walk from our hotel. A great way to celebrate a good report from our visit to the Mayo Clinic!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    South Dakota

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always enjoy eating here. Great food and service, and can always count on something different!

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  33. FOODIE5

    Miami

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love coming here and enjoying the great food and vibe. Been here 3 times and loved it. They change the menu and so far every time we’ve come the choices are delicious! Wish we could return

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  34. MarcB

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cute space, excellent service and nice cocktail. Really nice restaurant overall, but a little tweak in the seasoning of the food would make it great. We ordered tacos and a salad to start, followed by the Chef's Catch (Mahi Mahi) and duck. While the proteins were well prepared, the sides (and the tacos) were bland. A stronger flavor profile would have significantly improved all dishes. But a really good place for a comfortable, well paced meal.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal and service! Will definitely go back.

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  36. Beth

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointing. Food was not that great. Not very accommodating to diet restrictions.

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  37. JackieP

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good, best restaurant in Rochester hands down

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  38. KayCeeJ

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great! Loved listening to Joel Ward play, great atmosphere. Will be coming back!!

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  39. MandyH

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had great service and great food! Shared hummus and greens. Main dishes of frog legs and pork shank were both outstanding! We will be back!

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  40. JanM

    Minneapolis

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, we had great food and service last evening. The raw cauliflower and humus salad and andouille meatballs were perfect!

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FAQs

Bleu Duck Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (507) 258-4663.

Bleu Duck Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 1172 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bleu Duck Kitchen

14 4th St SW, Rochester, MN 55902-3319

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Broadway
  • Neighborhood
    Rochester
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat 10:00 am–1:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Oyster Bar, Dining Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Able to park in US Bank lot at night.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (507) 258-4663
  • Private party facilities
    An inviting and intimate venue, with exposed brick and original hardwood floors set ,in one of the oldest remaining commercial buildings in Rochester,.Our event space can accommodate weddings, cocktail hours, meetings and more, and is customizable for you and your event! Suitable for up to 80 guests.
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