Blue Marlin at Centennial Plaza
The Coast’s newest seafood restaurant is now open, right here in Centennial Plaza. Elegant marble countertops and tall windows invite diners to enjoy fresh, local seafood and coastal-inspired dishes. Stop by to enjoy a beer or cocktail along with your meal at The Blue Marlin and experience the delicious offerings of this new restaurant in Gulfport.
This was out first time. It was a Friday night at 7:00 PM, and the restaurant had very few patrons. Rather than sitting in a nearly empty very large dining room, we decided to sit at their bar. The bar was also empty but it was nicely done. The seats were comfortable and the temperature was good. There really is not much in the way of atmosphere or music. We each had a cocktail, and they were fine. The young lady pouring the drinks and serving them was pleasant and did a fine job. Nothing really special in mixing the drinks, but they were what we ordered. We ordered three different things. The scallops were plated nicely and were tasty. The calamari and shrimp was pretty marginal. Both had a heavy batter and would not be ordered again. The duck was much better. Generally in most places the slices are smaller, but overall it was good. The rating should be more like a 3.5. It certainly is not on par with white pillars, nor even Fields (in the Bay), but we will try it again. Large dining rooms with virtually no customers, virtually no music makes a tough atmosphere. I hope they grow their client base. This Plaza facility is huge.
The manager Alex is amazing. He’s knowledge on wine and paring with food is amazing.
What a great evening! The food, the service, the ambiance was all exceptional. We will be back very soon.
It was a bit busy but taking 30-45 min to get drinks and over an hour to get food is not nice. We got there at 7:30pm and we didn’t have our food past 9pm. So that was a bit extreme. Ambience was very good. It’s not my first time there. First time I would have 5 stars all the way but this time the food was a bit too salty. Need to be more consistent.
Great food and atmosphere.
Food was great and service even better
Great food,staff and service!! Thank you!
Based on open table reviews decided to try! Food was very very good! Both of us had seafood. Well prepared and hot on arrival! Missed an excellent rating just because my brocollini was just warm. Not a major issue though. Service was excellent and enjoyed talking to the waiter. Will definitely try again when in the area! Husband said his redfish was best meal of our trip!
Food and service was AMAZING - HIGHLY recommend- will definitely make this restaurant a regular date night !
Hands down the best restaurant between New Orleans and Mobile. Centennial Plaza is a gorgeous setting for this outstanding restaurant.
The accommodations were excellent and our service provider "Monica" was exceptional. Can't wait to go back.
Valentine’s dinner with friends. The prix fixe menu both delicious and a good value
Our table was 6’ from the rear door entrance with people constantly opening the door allowing the cold night wind in. Recommendation- move the main entrance to where the rear entrance is and parking. Close off the front entrance.
A majority of the food was very salty ( bread pudding was very good)
The main entrance is difficult to find.
The Valentines menu wasn’t so great. Recommendation - add the Valentines menu to the regular menu for that night.
Handing out roses to when arriving was a nice touch.
Our server was very nice. Appetizer was sparse... considering the price. Salmon entree was good. Tried to order desert, but seemed to be problematic with availability.
That seemed odd considering we were eating at approximately 6 o’clock on a Saturday🤔
‘Might’ try another time....
Service was great. Food was just ok. We could hear people playing karaoke and it was disturbing. Interesting that we were the only diners in the restaurant. Probably would not return.
This was a wonderful brunch. The food was excellent! The atmosphere wonderful. We weren’t rushed and really enjoyed ourselves.
Excellent food and service. The basil martini was great. The oysters with mignonette sauce were plump and full of flavor. The smoked salmon dip with seasoned crackers was a different twist that made it better. The hanger steak with bordelaise sauce was perfectly cooked and the best I have had even compared to a famous steak house in New Orleans Shrimp and grits were tasty and not overcooked. The bread pudding was of the right consistency and not a clump of sugar. Definitely a great dining experience and have made reservations already to come back with relatives to share on the experience. Highly recommended
I do not have the receipt that that mentioned our servers name. She was so friendly, had a great personality, and her smile was infectious. She did say hello and her name, however, after bloody Mary's, delicious food, fantastic dessert, my mind was fuzzy.
Service was great. The entrance & parking is very confusing. Food was average, but looked good and interesting. Disappointed in the coldness of the restaurant. It should be a very warm & inviting place!
Pleasant server, good food - weird entrance that made entry difficult for elderly grandmother. Otherwise, loved it and looking forward to returning.
Traveling and found this jewel- service, food all exceptional! Parking was a little odd because of the layout of the area and restrictions of city...but would definitely go back if ever in Gulfport MS
Loved the environment. It is very inviting and relaxing.
The menu has many great options so we ordered several things to share. None disappointed.
The staff was friendly and warm without being intrusive.
We will be back.
Nice venue. Great food as well as the service. Kudos to the staff and Chef!
Friend visiting from out of state
The Food was Amazing! The Chilean Bass was totally worth it. The only really thing to complain was that the bread was hard. Drinks were great once we got them, it just took way to long to get them. Our server was just ok at best. I truly think that the trouble was that the tables weren't staggered enough for the servers to properly get to each.
My wife and I had a lovely time celebrating our 31st wedding anniversary at Blue Marlin. Our waitress, Michelle, was marvelous. The food was inventive and flavorful, especially the brussels sprout appetizer. The restaurant kindly provided a complimentary dessert for us to celebrate!
Great food and even better service!
Can’t wait to come back and sharing this experience with all of our friends. We had a wonderful time and loved every moment of being there and every bite taken. Thank you for helping us have a memorable evening.
Lovely Christmas eve dinner at Blue Marlin! Delicious seafood with generous portions. Incredibly attentive wait staff and management. Somewhat challenging to figure out how to enter the restaurant with elderly mother, but once we got in, everything was wonderful.
The food could have been good but was very salty. We couldn’t eat our entrees.
A wonderful dinner! Great service and delicious food. A top notch Gulf Coast spot. Thank you!
Awesome food, great drinks, excellent service. Compliments to chef Monique! Had one small issue threat management resolved promptly to our satisfaction.
Wait staff needs more knowledge of how the food is prepared and the ingredients. Alone with fine dining etiquette.
Excellent food and service
Great food, great service and the kids enjoyed everything! Santa was great and pictures came out beautifully. Awesome and delicious brunch!
I was incredibly impressed with Blue Marlin. We went for the brunch with Santa and the staff were wonderful. The set-up for the free photos was one of the best I've seen as well. The food was also delicious, my mother said the eggs Benedict were the best she'd ever had. I ordered the shrimp and grits which were delicious but too spicy for me, so they completely remade the dish with another tasty sauce. The only thing that was mediocre was the grits and grillades. It was also odd that their kids menu didn't include breakfast items for this event, but we were able to order a la carte for the kids. We definitely plan on coming back for this next year.
I read a review that mentioned handicap accessibility. There is a ramp in the front of the building, but no parking near it so the person would need to be dropped off. There is also an elevator to the second floor.
Very nice, personal service. Selection of fish and oysters very good.
Wd will recommend Blue Marlin to our YOUNGER friends, but being in my mid 70s it was VERY DIFFICULT getting up and down the stairs; we have many friends would would have the same problem and some who could not get in at all being in wheelchairs and using crutches. As we were entering, a lady was leaving and had trouble with the stairs as well. A ramp could easily be installed 10 feet west of the rear door entrance down to the rear parking area. As we drove out we noticed a nice ramp attached to the building to the west of the restaurant. PLEASE send an Email when you have a ramp and we will return and also tell our friends so they can enjoy the wonderful restaurant, view, food and ambiance. Besides the ramp, everything was wonderful.
Hard to find no signs on the building signs at the entrance when you come in at night aren’t lit up so they’re hard to see food was lukewarm
Blue Marlin at Centennial Plaza is rated 4.5 stars by 103 OpenTable diners.
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