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Permanently Closed - Blue Restaurant-Charlotte-Permanently Closed

2317 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Blue Restaurant is a sophisticated restaurant that offers flavors from around the Mediterranean region. Our multicultural menu will take your taste buds on a whirlwind tour. prepare to experience a Moroccan Tagine, Whole Roasted Mediterranean Sea Bass or a Tenderloin a la Blue. as you travel around the menu, you will be delighted with familiar dishes and excited by others you have yet to explore.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Mediterranean, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Bar: Monday & Tuesday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00am
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Phone number
(704) 927-2583
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Gene Briggs
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Private party facilities
The Main Private Dining Room seats maximum of 40 guests; The Solarium seats maximum of 24 for dinner and 25 for a cocktail reception; The Wine Room (Semi-private) seats maximum of 16 for dinner and 25 for a cocktail reception.
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Private party contact
Deborah Armstrong: (704) 927-2583
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Cross street
Corner of College and 5th Sts.
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Parking details
Free Valet parking; Heart Tower parking garage, ticket validated at Blue for free parking.
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Live Jazz Wednesday to Saturday evenings
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Special events & promotions
Monthly Cooking Classes with Executive Chef Gene Briggs (1st Saturday of each month with holiday exceptions). $44.95 each course paired with wines.

Monthly Food & Wine Pairings $49.95 Five Course Pairing.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.4  based on all time ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FoodieMo (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on June 27, 2017

Their last day being opened.

MCMM (Raleigh)
1.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

Regret choosing this place for a very special birthday. Terrible waiter. No enthusiasm for our occasion. The place was empty. No wonder they are closing their doors. Ridiculously priced for OK food. Huge waste of a lot of money.

vipCWyche (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on June 21, 2017

Exceeded expectations great menu, ambiance and good value. My favorite uptown option to date over many others

vipmelinnc (Charlotte)
3.0  Dined on June 17, 2017

We've dined at Blue in the past, but it seems to have seen it's better days. We dined on 6/17 and it was not busy, but the hostess wanted to put us in the worst seating (by the busser's station or in the middle of the floor when there were many booths open), we asked for something along the wall, when we sat in the booth, both seats had clear tape piecing together rips in the seats (really? if I'm in a high end restaurant I expect a bit more). Then when I scooted in the corner of my booth had a cobweb in it with a bug, I didn't say anything, we had moved twice, I just stayed away from the area. Our server was phenomenal, the only redeeming factor of the night. I did enjoy the food, it was good, but I remembered it being awesome. I ordered off of the gluten free menu as I am gluten intolerant and made that clear to my server. Everything appeared OK until 45 minutes after we left the restaurant. I was sick, gluten sick. It's a special kind of sick. I had dined there before, ate the same thing (the tagine)...but something has definitely changed overall at Blue, from the management, to the cleaning, to the upkeep, to the care taken in the kitchen. I won't be back, It was my mother-in-laws birthday and I just hate that this all put a damper on what should have been a great celebration at what used to be a wonderful establishment.

vipMelLove (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on June 17, 2017

We've always walked by Blue but had never had the chance to eat there. We ended up going for my birthday last weekend and were not disappointed! The restaurant was not very busy which surprised us (central Uptown location!), but the food was incredible! I would recommend it if you're looking for a nice, quiet place with good food in the heart of Uptown!

cllanier (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on June 16, 2017

Blue is my favorite restaurant in Charlotte. They never disappoint. The wild boar is my go to meal! The service is always on point.

vipTootsie (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on June 12, 2017

Blue Bar always has the best seared sea scallops, and toffee dessert. They did great once more! This time I tried their refreshing Pear Ginger Beer, magnífîc!

MarshallG (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on June 9, 2017

My wife and I went to Blue, one of our favorite restaurants, for their Blues at Blue promotion. Our meal consisted of 4 appetizers and dessert and everything was delicious and our server was tremendous. The highlights were the bacon wrapped scallops, the mussels in a delicious chorizo, tomato, and onion sauce (now our top mussels dish), and their new rum cake with golden raisin ice cream. After the meal we stayed for the blues music which was great--always enjoy live music but especially the blues. Another fantastic dining experience with live music to top it off.

LoveUpstream (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on June 3, 2017

The service was awesome. The food was excellent. The drinks were delicious. I ordered flowers for my wife for our anniversary and the flowers were at the table when we were seated. Awesome experience!

cathy (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on June 3, 2017

We both had the Six Course Chef Tasting Menu paired with wine! Fabulous option! The portions were very generous and each course was well prepared and delicious! I love that they offer this. It let's you try more than 1 or 2 items so you really get a taste of what the restaurant serves

stephens (Charlotte)
3.0  Dined on June 2, 2017

Disappointing! Tenderloin was tasteless and stringy! Service was excellent! But we will definitely skip on our next visit!

OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on May 27, 2017

As always, Blue was at its best with service and food. They had a special going for vets on Memorial Day weekend. There was a crowd of middle aged women having a bachelorette party and they were VERY loud. The live music was great, just a little hard to hear over the rude women.

Luke (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on May 20, 2017

Fantastic date spot . Very nice place. It's not the cheapest in town, but the food justifies the price

vipLisa (Charlotte)
3.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

This was a Mother's Day Brunch buffet and the food was just not good and a strange combo. There was no bread items for breakfast whether it be toast, bagels or muffins. The food wasn't hot and barely warm. This was only one hour after they started serving. Everyone commented they did not like the food and we had a table of 10. We won't be going back HOWEVER the service was excellent, not their fault the food wasn't good.

OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Great Mothers Day brunch! Excellent jazz band added to the experience. Server very attentive!

Shannon (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 6, 2017

Fantastic dinner, food was excellent! Service was great even though our waiter was also trying to balance several prom parties in addition to us.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on May 5, 2017

I had excellent tajine. The wine was great, and our server was very attentive.

dbldare68 (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on May 5, 2017

From beginning to end, both the service and meal were fantastic.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on April 28, 2017

Awesome date night for food and live Jazz. Do yourself a favor and eat the Boar. Perfectly cooked.

Dmbchar (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on April 28, 2017

Our visit can be summed up in two words: impeccably perfect. And by that we mean setting, service and food. This was a dinner prior to a concert at a nearby venue, and what a great kickoff to a most enjoyable evening.