Bleu Duck Kitchen

4.8
413 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 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our third time to dine at Bleu Duck in the last 15 months. We have enjoyed our dining experience every time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as always and it is a pleasure to return to something varied and new whenever I’m in Rochester. The staff and service are friendly and proficient. What more could you ask for. My favorite restaraunt in Rochester.

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vipDavidrv12003
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was pretty awesome and the ambiance was awesome. Service was good and a very nice relaxing environment. Will make this a regular place for us to grab dinner.

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MikeH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a flawless experience. Greeted at the door by the delightful owner, our server was world class with her ability and her knowledge of the menu and wine list. The chef checked in on us and the flavors of the food were incredible. Will definitely recommend to anyone and everyone.

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ArlanD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Kelsey was fantastic. We were meeting a friend that we had not seen for years, and were concerned about table turnover. Kelsey went out of her way to accommodate us.
The food, 1 steak, 1 scallop and 1 pork was great.
Our quest from out of town was very impressed.

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AnaM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I went on Friday for happy hour first time after few months. It was great food, drinks and waitresses was wonderful. I am looking forward to try new food.

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KristinH
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great decor and ambiance overall! Friendly, fast, and quality food selection. Right priced.

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Skipper
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic, so happy they are reopen for dining! The scallops were divine and we loved the new local beers on tap. Highly recommend ALL of the desserts.

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MollyB
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Reuben Dog is a MUST have! Friendly and helpful service!

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ClarissG
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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!

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ToddM
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner and the oysters were out of this world. Any time I return to Rochester I will come here.

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TiffanyR
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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

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docfoody
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic menu. Ambiance was spot on too. would recommend taking a look at he bar menu as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

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.

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AllisonB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt very distanced from others. The food and service was great!

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vipScott
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an awesome experience!!

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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
9 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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vipGregO
Houston
2 reviews
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!

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vipGlobalVillage
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best - truly a place you must dine at and enjoy the evening

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
Denver
3 reviews
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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vipOpenTable 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
6 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.

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 413 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.