Blu the Restaurant

4.4
339 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Brad Friedlander, the mind behind some of Cleveland’s most celebrated restaurants, is bringing you Cleveland’s newest addition. Blu, a restaurant built on a simple premise; using fresh, seasonal and local ingredients, made and served by passionate people, for an unparalleled dining experience. Bringing you the highest quality seafood, perfectly marbled beef, and from scratch dishes that pay honor to his Midwest roots. From raw bar, to Wagyu, from craft cocktails to award-winning wines, Blu.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 339 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hanna was an awesome server!

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ThiagoP
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

My kids order a Fish'n Chips there too much oil and no salt at all. It was not tasting nice, it was disgusting to be fair. My wife ordered Lobster & Shrimp on the bun which did not have seasoning at all. Second time that I went there. First time it was very good this time it was not. I am not coming back so soon.

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PhyllisR
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and ambiance was exceptional!

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vipRichardJ
Cleveland
136 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As I indicated the food was fantastic. The Tuna Tartare, Crab Cakes and Sushi were wonderful. We ate outside and the server, Michelle, was polite, proficient and very pleasant.

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redrev1
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Exceptional service and the food was outstanding. I had a perfect filet mignon and this crazy lobster mac and cheese. The steak was done perfectly and I think the Steak house across the street could learn a lot from this group. Thanks for the experience !

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BarbaraM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outside patio with heaters when needed.

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vipEileenK
Cleveland
37 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner once again was great! The food was great and love having James wait on us. We will be back soon!

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mbrenot
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Came in for a birthday dinner with my best friend . We were great very warmly. We were taken to our table right away . We were then greeted by Hanna , she was happy kind and very knowledgeable about the menu for food and wine . She informed us of specials for the night . We went off her suggestion of seared tuna off the apps , followed by Special of lobster risotto, and the sea scallops that were on the menu. They were all delicious we are incredibly happy with our food. Could have gone without the risotto , but that's just me , it was good . Our evening ended with a great dessert for her bday that they provided . Over a great time , and super easy to reserve a table from Open Table .

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vipMouseMom39
Cleveland
55 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

His was our first visit to Blu

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vipMarkA
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our second time trying this restaurant. WE made an early reservation to be extra cautious but were glad to see tables were spaced appropriately AND plexiglass barriers were used for other tables. Service was very good. The scallops were excellent. andI also enjoyed the clam chowder. The only minor disappointment was the dessert, the key limpid was nice and 'limey' but was still bit frozen.

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SusanW
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want great service, great food and ambiance all in one , this is the place to go !! This was by far the best restaurant I have experienced ! Loved it !!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best! O

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AshiaH
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it there my waitress was just awesome. The food 🤗the atmosphere was great It’s my first time there and it won’t be my last. Very classy for a date night

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Halloweenbride82
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Looking forward to a great meal. Food was good, not exceptional, but service was mediocre at best. We were asked about water, then drinks. Waiter asked 4 of 6 of us. He never told us specials were available. We waited about 15 minutes for him to come back and then told us the specials but no prices. Appetizers were served by a runner. My husband needed utensils. He also asked for a plain roll and was told they had none although their lobster roll was on one.The rest of us finished our apps before the waiter showed up. Finally, we asked for a divided bill which came immediately then again waited 20 minutes for him to pick up the credit cards. The ultimate straw though was that our one guest who ordered the NE crab boil was ill that night.

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vipLovetotravel
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice to have this outside option during Covid. Mussels, clam chowder, oysters and key lime pie were delicious! Clambake just OK and expensive.

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ssddys
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

very good consistent restaurant. staff is excellent, ambiance, decor is excellent, food is excellent. my only gripe is maybe bring in a dish or two from Rosso

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I really like the ambience at this restaurant. The French fries are amazing. The bathroom was nice. I ordered the Lobster and shrimp roll and it was just ok. For the price it was overrated. It was also really cold inside the restaurant. The waiter was nice, but could have checked on my table more. Overall I give it a 4 out of 5 stars

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WillieC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had oysters before, but they was great, i had the lobster and shrimp roll and it was delicious, my date had the ribeye steak with a pound of king crab legs, was very delicious

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vipMogag
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great and Reine was very knowledgeable and attentive to our needs

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vipBruceM
Cleveland
35 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great, attentive and polite. The drinks and food were delicious. Best of all was the heaters on the patio!!!

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KrisannL
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and the food is phenomenal.

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vipHalleyF
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience5

It was overpriced

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Queen002
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The food was mediocre at best. Expensive and not worth it. We had a $25 open table coupon which they wouldn't accept. They told us they did the same for another person earlier that day. It they're not going to honor the coupons, they should take the reservations.

Blu the Restaurant
Responded on October 21, 2020

Hello. I wanted to reach out and say that I'm very sorry that we were having trouble processing your $25 OpenTable Dining Reward Prepaid Mastercard. Our computer system isn't compatible with those cards for some reason and we have reached out to OpenTable to correct the situation. I guess there was a misunderstanding with our manager as what she was trying to convey was that we had the same problem earlier with another guest. We hope to see you soon. --Tim Magee, General Manager

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BirthdayGirls
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall the food was excellent! The service was excellent as well!! When I made the reservation it was for a birthday celebration of two people!! Nothing was said about the birthday though. When the bill was presented to me I had to ask if there was a reason I had to specify the special occasion when I made the reservation and my server didn't know anything about it being a birthday celebration. Other than that incident everything was great. I will be dining again at the restaurant. This restaurant was recommended to me by someone and I will also recommend it to someone else!!

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vipAlyse
Cleveland
52 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was excellent and love the ambiance! Server was meh.

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vipJeffG
Cleveland
20 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

I followed the recommendation of another reviewer and had the whole red snapper, baked and then served with fresh greens in a Kung Pao sauce. It was simply delicious. The mussels I shared with my wife were cooked in a tomato-based sauce and were wonderful too. Finally, we shared a melon lychee sorbet to cap off a terrific meal.

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Gizer
Cleveland
23 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

First, we were denied a booth because they needed it for another party. Two hours later, the booth was still empty. The second glitch was when my wife ordered halibut and 15 minutes later, The waitress came back to the table and said that the halibut that they had left was “not up to par.” Well we appreciated her honesty, the extended timeframe was a bit disconcerting. The food that we did get tasted wonderful, but the overall experience was tainted by the lack of accommodations and slow service.

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vipMarc
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always first rate experience at Blu. Food was superb and shout out to our server, Rain, who stayed on top of things throughout and is supremely nice.

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vipStephanie
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for making my dad's birthday special! Food was excellent and so was the service. Felt very safe despite coronavirus.

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Diamond
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite restaurant! Brett was so nice to my friend and I, I had such a great experience. I also liked that the host called after I made reservations and told me that the kitchen closed at 10pm. That was so nice of her.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the whole fish special , 5 star

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vipJohnH
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Had the risotto special and it was fantastic. Food took a while to come out and the sushi was average but overall a nice dinner. Will come back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, ambience and social distancing! Love the new menu.

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JaneM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole fish was OUTSTANDING, as was the crab salad. Excellent service as always.

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ClaytonL
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service at the bar with James with hip decor and environment. Felt very safe with proper distancing.

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vipAlyse
Cleveland
52 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so friendly and on top of things. I ordered the tuna poke bowl which was great as usual! My daughter ordered the Moxie Burger (she said the fries were the best ever) and my husband ordered the whole fish and absolutely loved it!
Obviously the cookies and vanilla ice cream for dessert were amazing! :)

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vipBrentB
Cleveland
51 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very impressed with Blu. It was the first time we had visited the restaurant, and we will definitely return. The food, from the crabmeat cocktail appetizer to the key lime pie dessert, was fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed my halibut entree and my date really liked the scallops. Our server, Reine, couldn’t have been more professional and classy. I highly recommend Blu for all seafood lovers.

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LindaH
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate in the bar area, which was distanced very well for covid, the booths had the plastic dividers. We were served by the bartender, I believe his name was James. He provided excellent service. We ate primarily from the raw bar and appetizers. Crab cakes, oysters, shrimp and sushi were delicious. Food was promptly served and visually appealing.

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vipHnlclegirl
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish, our party of 4 had an impeccable dining experience. Two of our diners were immune compromised and the restaurant did an excellent job of providing an isolated table on the patio, allowing everyone to feel safe and comfortable. Our waitress, Hanna, was very personable and did a fantastic job of explaining the specials and answering questions about the menu. All of our appetizers, main courses, and desert were artfully prepared and totally delicious. As an added bonus, we went on Wednesday night when the restaurant offers 50% off on bottles of wine! 5 stars! Can’t wait to go back again!

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RossM
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My Fiancé and I were excited to come to dinner at the restaurant. The Moxie Burger being one of her favorites and I am a seafood lover. My Raw Oysters and Scallops were incredible, the burger was juicy and very tasty, but unfortunately cooked to a well done instead of a medium. The fries were also a little too crispy to fully enjoy. Service was good, but it was obvious that our server was pre-occupied with other large parties and we waited a bit for service near the end of our meal. We will definitely go back soon, overall we had a good evening and a great dinner with just a little room for improvement and we appreciate Blu being open and working hard to accommodate guests during the state restrictions.

FAQs

Blu the Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Blu the Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (216) 831-5599.

Blu the Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 339 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.