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Blu 57 Seafood and Small Plates

4.2
4.2
31 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

Blu 57 is Award-winning chef Joe Sukjam's newest project and introduces next level fusion cuisine to the Andersonville neighborhood in Chicago. The menu features smoked mussels, omakase oysters, Alaskan King crab legs, & dry aged steak all with the comforts of BYOB. Upscale casual dining room features candlelit tables and beautiful minimalist design.

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Menu

Salad

  • Beet & Goat Cheese Salad$12.00

    Baby spring leaf, Toasted pine nuts, Navel orange vinaigrette.

    • Smoked Salmon Salad$12.00

      Smoked salmon, rocket leaves, avocado, cucumber, sesame seed w/ red chili flake, soy sauce & ginger vinaigrette.

      Sandwich

      • New England Lobster Roll$16.00

        Lobster, Baguette, White truffle oil, Mayo, Celery, Parsley.

        • Wagyu Beef Burger$20.00

          Brioche bun, Cheddar cheese, Caramelized onions, Roasted garlic, Red wine.

          Noodle Dishes

          • Pad Kee Mao$10.00

            Stir-fried wide rice noodles with a choice of chicken or tofu and egg, Thai basil, onion, bell pepper, carrots and tomato. Hot and spicy. Would you like to add protein: Crab Meat, Beef : $2, Shrimp : $3.

            • Pad Thai$10.00

              Stir-fried fresh thin rice noodles with a choice of chicken or tofu and egg, bean sprouts, chives in house tamarind sauce, served with crush peanuts, chive and lime. Would you like to add protein: Crab Meat, Beef : $2, Shrimp : $3.

              Entree

              • Basil Chicken$12.00

                Sliced chicken stir fried with crushed chilies, garlic, bell pepper and basil leaves.

                • Assorted Vegetables$12.00

                  Stir-fried seasonal vegetables in light soy sauce and pepper.

                  Appetizer

                  • Vegetables Egg Roll 4 pcs$6.00

                    Crispy petite Filipino lumpia stuffed with minced cabbage, onion and carrot. Served with home-made dipping sauce.

                    • Crab Rangoon 6 pcs$9.00

                      Crispy pastry filled with seasoned cream cheese and crabmeat.

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                      What 31 people are saying

                      Overall ratings and reviews

                      4.2
                      4.2 based on all time ratings
                      • 4.2Food
                      • 4.3Service
                      • 3.9Ambience
                      • 3.8Value

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                      77% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                      1. L

                        Lizj

                        Nashville

                        2 reviews

                        3.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on December 15, 2018

                        overall3food2service3ambience2

                        I would characterize this as a decent neighborhood restaurant. It was more casual than I was expecting and the food was underwhelming. We ordered the tuna tartar and a salad to begin. The salad description said it had feta but the feta somehow made its way onto our tuna tartar which sort of ruined both dishes. The salad ended up being bland without the cheese and the tartar was too "busy." The tuna tartar, besides being topped with feta cheese, was overdressed and the chef used too much truffle oil because that was the only descrenable flavor other than the feta. My boyfriend enjoyed his lamb but said it wasn't memorable. I had the ceviche as my entree and it was good but the langoustine to avocado ratio was off. I think I got 2 langoustines and 1/2 of an avocado. If you're in Andersonville and are looking for a decent BYO place, Blu 57 is great. If you're looking for a special place to celebrate a big birthday, I recommend going someplace else.

                      2. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Chicago

                        4 reviews

                        5.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on December 6, 2018

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        We had an outstanding dinner. The food is meticulously presented and very tasty. Prompt service and BYOB. Perfect!

                      3. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Chicago

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on October 30, 2018

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Food was delicious. Ordered an array of appetizers, oysters, deconstructed elote, crab cakes & ahi tuna. All delicious but small in portion. Main courses we ordered the lobster risotto, squid ink pasta, pork chops & salmon. Everything was amazing! Ended with lychee sorbet & they gave us a complimentary birthday tiramisu. Was heavenly. The servers name was Aa & he was phenomenal. Very attentive without being bothersome. Sweetest demeanor & wonderful service. I thought was a little pricey but everything was so good I was ok with it. And we paired everything with the many bottles of wine we brought as it’s BYOB. Very excited I found this hidden gem. Looking forwards to going back!

                      4. J

                        Jantar

                        Chicago

                        8 reviews

                        vip
                        3.0

                        8 reviews

                        Dined on October 21, 2018

                        overall3food4service1ambience3

                        This was our second dinner here. The food is good, creative and visually pleasing. We had oysters, that should have been kept colder, and the hot sauce bottle they bought out was filthy. Crusted sauce around the cap and sticky on the bottle. We had tuna tartar, very good, but we had to ask for more crisps. The crabcake is also very good. We also had the BBQ duck, good. Our problem this time was our server bought out all the food within 5 minutes of each other. We had asked him to space it out a little. Next time we go we will order one or two items at a time. So glad this restaurant is BYOB.

                      5. FF

                        FreakinFowler

                        Chicago

                        16 reviews

                        vip
                        3.0

                        16 reviews

                        Dined on October 20, 2018

                        overall3food4service3ambience1

                        The food was pretty good, but honestly, the smell in this small restaurant was pretty bad. I assume there was just something in their Grill that smelled and it carried through the restaurant. Overall, given the price, I'm not sure I would go back, food was ok, but nothing worth writing home about if you know what I mean. I liked the BYOB aspect to keep costs down on a pricier meal and the crab cake was good as well.

                      6. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Chicago

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on October 14, 2018

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great service and delicious food. I loved the playlist.

                      7. FB

                        FriendsBrunch

                        Chicago

                        20 reviews

                        2.0

                        20 reviews

                        Dined on October 14, 2018

                        overall2food1service4ambience3

                        We were there with my partner's family for his birthday. Our server was attentive and informative. First course came out timely. Food was decent, no real stand outs. Our second course dragged forever. The table seated 15 minutes after us received their main plates before us and they had 3 full courses. We just had two course. When the food arrived, both steaks were very rare, not even warm in the center. They went back to the kitchen and came our well done and dry, since they had over-rested the meat the first time they were served. There was no real check back after that time. I could see the server felt badly. The Bearnaise sauce was gloppy and not even a hint of tarragon which is what differentiates it from Hollandaise. BOTH tables next to us had issues with the food as well. One table was served food they didn't even order. They paid and left after the first course! The room was very cold. The silverware looked like what a diner would use. The stemware was also an inferior quality., and yes, I understand it is BYOB...but the restaurant is not an inexpensive place so the silverware and glassware should mesh. Sadly we won't be back, we were really hoping for something like this in Andersonville

                      8. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Chicago

                        23 reviews

                        vip
                        4.0

                        23 reviews

                        Dined on October 4, 2018

                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                        Delicious!

                      9. TR

                        TROH

                        Chicago

                        1 review

                        2.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on August 5, 2018

                        overall2food2service5ambience3

                        Quaint place, and the servers were really passionate and friendly, but honestly as a restaurant it was a bit slipshod. The menu was disjointed and disorganized, the concept was confused, and the food was "fine" at best. We had room-temperature oysters on coke-machine ice with a few wilted slices of lemon and no other accoutrements. The salads were tasty but nothing that couldn't be done at home. The scallops were beige, the mussels watery, and the shrimp wontons, while tasty, were nothing you wouldn't expect from any standard asian restaurant (but 300% the price). With the disappointing first two courses, we decided to skip the entrees, as that would have tripled our bill (already $150 for just snacks and BYOB). The place is a nice idea, and very friendly, but the quality and value of the food is simply not present.

                      10. AB

                        ABdiningout

                        Chicago

                        149 reviews

                        vip
                        4.0

                        149 reviews

                        Dined on June 14, 2018

                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                        Great place! Food gets an “A” in presentation, taste & flavor. Very accommodating and friendly. Definitely a must try!! :)

                      11. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Chicago

                        5 reviews

                        5.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on May 27, 2018

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        We had a great time. The staff were extremely kind and generous, small plates where great and shared with everyone. We had an amazing experience.

                      12. t

                        taliaa

                        Chicago

                        1 review

                        vip
                        2.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 26, 2018

                        overall2food2service2ambience2

                        Really mediocre. The best part of the dinner was the mango mousse. Other than that, nothing was memorable. It was also overpriced, and the waitress seemed unexperienced. She checked in on us every two minutes which was annoying.

                      13. S

                        Sandi

                        Chicago

                        129 reviews

                        vip
                        4.0

                        129 reviews

                        Dined on May 20, 2018

                        overall4food4service3ambience4

                        The best thing is Blu 57 is a BYOB ... a serious savings for an upscale restaurant. While the dishes had a unique flair, and everyone enjoyed them, the timing was a bit off. The table next to us got their appetizer after their entree; another had individual entrees served at different times; our choices arrived sporadically, etc. We were ok, since we were sharing. Interesting menu; friendly wait staff; good flavor; all in all, very enjoyable. The chef (who I'm guessing is also the owner) needs an assistant or two.

                      14. DK

                        DavidK

                        Chicago

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 12, 2018

                        overall4food5service4ambience3

                        It was really good. For the first hour we were the only people in there. I hope this place flourishes because the food is awesome. Everything around the actual food can be ironed out.

                      15. EC

                        EnriqueC

                        Chicago

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 6, 2018

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Excellent as always, super friendly and nice staff, We love it !

                      16. DP

                        DennisP

                        Chicago

                        2 reviews

                        vip
                        3.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on April 23, 2018

                        overall3food3service3ambience3

                        The food is very uneven. I ordered that smoke mussels and the were not good. We didn't finish them. Our main course was lamb and that was excellent. This was my second time eating there. On our first time the food was uneven that time as well. At that price point they need to have consistent quality to make dinning there worth the price.

                      17. JO

                        JOHN

                        Chicago

                        7 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        7 reviews

                        Dined on April 7, 2018

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The food greatly exceed my expectations - definitely a cut above your standard mid priced neighborhood restaurant. Will definitely be back and will recommend to others. Don't forget its BYOB.

                      18. K

                        Kevin

                        Chicago

                        21 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        21 reviews

                        Dined on March 17, 2018

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        I have been to Blue 57 several times and love it. Food is innovative and the menu is well thought out. I have never had a rack of lamb so perfectly cooked before even when I've made it myself. The staff is great and we love that it is BYOB as well. We will keep supporting this place as it is a great addition to Andersonville.

                      19. A

                        Aqua

                        Chicago

                        46 reviews

                        vip
                        3.0

                        46 reviews

                        Dined on March 11, 2018

                        overall3food4service4ambience2

                        BYOB is nice. The food was good and service was very good. The pricing was expensive for the area, especially because you needed multiple plates to get full, total cost was over $100 for two people excluding alcohol we brought in. Not many people there on Saturday night makes me worried this restaurant may not last long. They gave a coupon for a discount on a future visit, but would do better simply to reduce their pricing overall.

                      20. WL

                        WineLover

                        Chicago

                        31 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        31 reviews

                        Dined on February 21, 2018

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Fabulous service and wonderful food. Highly recommend for any occasion or every day.

                      21. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Chicago

                        2 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on February 18, 2018

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Everything was outstanding.

                      22. M

                        Mocakes

                        Chicago

                        75 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        75 reviews

                        Dined on February 10, 2018

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great neighborhood gem. This is one of my favorites in Andersonville. Its not along the beaten path, but that's what makes it special. The food is great, services is wonderful, and the space is really nice. And it's BYOB!!

                      23. MV

                        MikhailV

                        Chicago

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on February 10, 2018

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Good food, good service, good interior. Planing to be back...

                      24. DR

                        DineRoundTheWorld

                        Chicago

                        53 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        53 reviews

                        Dined on January 27, 2018

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Great little BYOB place.

                      25. PM

                        PatriciaM

                        Chicago

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on December 3, 2017

                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                        We have been there a few times and realky like small plates and entrees but dides continue to disappoint.

                      26. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New England

                        2 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on November 4, 2017

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great hosting/owner. Very accomadating. The food was incredible to say the least! Overall just an exceptional experience!

                      27. FB

                        FoodieBMe

                        Chicago

                        5 reviews

                        4.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on November 3, 2017

                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                        The food was great. it's BYOB, which makes it an even better value. Creative menu with good selection. Nice friendly service.

                      28. K

                        Kevin

                        Chicago

                        21 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        21 reviews

                        Dined on October 28, 2017

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great atmosphere and delicious food

                      29. L

                        Laura

                        Miami

                        37 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        37 reviews

                        Dined on October 27, 2017

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great intimate neighborhood place. Creative food, and BYOB. Relatively easy street parking. We will be back.

                      30. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Chicago

                        2 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on September 30, 2017

                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                        This is a great addition to the neighborhood! Love all the fresh fish dishes. Seasonal ingredients, amazing flavors that worked so well together. I wish we could have tried everything. The ceviche was awesome. Can’t wait to go back!!

                      31. M

                        Mocakes

                        Chicago

                        75 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        75 reviews

                        Dined on September 29, 2017

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        It was our first time and we had a blast. Our server Trent was great, he explained the menu and how much would feed us (there was 5 of us), he made good recommendations as well. It's byob, which was great! We will be back again - soon!!

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                      Blu 57 Seafood and Small Plates is rated 4.2 stars by 31 OpenTable diners

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