Bleu Duck Kitchen
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.
The Reuben Dog is a MUST have! Friendly and helpful service!
We were a little reluctant to get out with all the covid risks, but had heard great things about the food at Bleu Duck and saw online that they were taking safety protocols seriously. What a great experience we had! The food was wonderful, the service was friendly and attentive and the safety protocols -- from masking to distancing -- all combined to provide a really memorable and enjoyable evening. Thank you, Bleu Duck, for what you are providing your community!
Our waitress was phenomenal! We were impressed with the prompt seating and the location as we were celebrating our anniversary! Unfortunately, my husband felt that his salmon was overloaded with a celery and onion paste that ruined the taste of his over all entree. Our lobster taco appetizer was the best thing we ate while on our date. We’re unsure if we’d go back. But it was overall a pleasant experience
Fantastic menu. Ambiance was spot on too. would recommend taking a look at he bar menu as well.
So sad! Was here a year ago and it was awesome. I have to believe there is new chef or ownership as I can’t imagine the same two people would have created this experience this time. Every course but the oysters was terrible. Not well prepared and poorly presented food. Service was not special and I felt like I could have been at a chain steak house.? I will not return. A great disappointment.
I felt very distanced from others. The food and service was great!
Always an awesome experience!!
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.
Great food and atmosphere. Brussel sprout caesar was excellent as was the duck!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
The Bleu Duck Kitchen (and the Duck Truck) have consistently great food. The staff is wonderful and the drinks are yummy!
The Duck is consistently excellent in all categories.
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
Best meal out we’ve had in a long time! We loved all the vegetarian options, and the service was phenomenal!
My curry coconut ramen had no flavor which was so disappointing.
Food was phenomenal and service was amazing! The desert was not the best but the wine was great! Definitely recommend!
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.
Exceptional service and food.
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.
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!
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!
We ate outside, service was great and food was delicious
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.
Food was delicious... their outdoor COVID dining set up in the alley was REALLY NICE!
Uniquely delicious food creations that you cannot get elsewhere, with outstanding service.
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.
Wonderful meal during the pandemic!
The food at the Bleu Duck is always outstanding. It is our favorite restaurant in Rochester.
Enjoyed delicious food in the Bleu Duck outdoor dining venue.
Great service by Nikki.
Always excellent food and attentive service!!!
Enjoyed a lovely anniversary dinner at The Bleu Duck. Excellent food, paired with excellent wine, and excellent service!
Nikki at Bleu Duck is the best waitress in Rochester!
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.
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).
Our service was outstanding and the food fabulous. Perfect evening.
We love going to Bleu Duck, and especially appreciate the seasonally rotating menu and exceptionally bar program. Best ambiance in Rochester by a mile!
Bleu Duck Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 402 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.