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About Permanently Closed - Blue Restaurant-Charlotte-Permanently Closed

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.

206 North College St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Vegetarian / Vegan

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

Cross Street:
Corner of College and 5th Sts.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(704) 927-2583

Website:
http://www.bluecharlotte.com/

Entertainment:
Live Jazz Wednesday to Saturday evenings

Parking Details:
Free Valet parking; Heart Tower parking garage, ticket validated at Blue for free parking.

Executive Chef:
Gene Briggs

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.

Private Party Contact:
Deborah Armstrong: (704) 927-2583

Additional:
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

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.

Blue Restaurant-Charlotte-Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

service

4.4

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4.3

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4.1

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (2165)
Good for Groups (1313)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1236)
Hot Spot (1163)
Late-night Find (614)
Neighborhood Gem (606)
Scenic View (155)
Great for Brunch (118)
Good for a Date (103)
Great for Lunch (90)
Good for Anniversaries (79)
Creative Cuisine (70)
Pre/post Theatre (55)
Live Music (54)
Good for Birthdays (52)
Business Meals (49)
Kid-friendly (46)
Great for Outdoor Dining (46)
Quiet Conversation (42)
Worth the Drive (36)
Bar Seating (31)
Handcrafted Cocktails (31)
Cozy (22)
Tasting Menu (21)
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Seasonal (17)
Gluten Free Options (16)
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Their last day being opened.

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 (Raleigh)·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.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 21, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (Charlotte)·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.

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service5
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vip
 (Cleveland)·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!

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food5
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 (Charlotte)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Charlotte)·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!

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 (Charlotte)·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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Live Music
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 (Charlotte)·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!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Charlotte)·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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 2, 2017

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

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food2
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 (Charlotte)·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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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food4
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 20, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (Charlotte)·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.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·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.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 5, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 5, 2017

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

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 28, 2017

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

Tags: Live Music
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 (Charlotte)·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.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on April 17, 2017

I went on a Monday night with my boyfriend. We had the Wild boar duo and the lamb. Both very very delicious and our server was amazing! We will definitely be returning.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Our favorite go to place! Go about once every month or two. Did Easter Brunch, food was exceptional as always. But it cost me $60 with tip and all for one. I had one plate and half a plate if tiny desserts and was full all day. Will not do brunch again. To overpriced. $3.50 for ice tea that never got refilled because they were so busy. My 70 year old parents paid $7 for coffee and juice. Yea, coffee and juice should have been included in price. $120 for two 70 year olds was not worth it either. Food was great as always. But $60 to high for brunch for me

Tags: Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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food5
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service4
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We had a wonderful Easter Brunch.
Service was slow. Otherwise a great Brunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Columbus)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Everything was EXCELLENT including our awesome server David

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Great food and outstanding service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Healthy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Outstanding service from the moment our Limousine arrived and the friendly valet attendants took photos for us. Fantastic waiter and the chef is out of this world!

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy
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food5
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on March 31, 2017

A great experience for our anniversary. From the decor, quality service from very good waiters to delicious food & wine. 5 stars all round!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Great dining experience. Reid was an amazing waiter. While staff was great

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Excellent cuisine - best stuffed trout we have ever tasted, every course (appetizers and desert) was superb. Service was outstanding and the ambiance was great for a nice quiet date. Priced right for this kind of fine dinning - excellent wine (though a little pricy). Definitely will be returning to sample the other dishes and spread the word to family and friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on March 25, 2017

We returned to Blue after many years to see if our experience would be better than the first time. We were delighted last night! Our meal was wonderful. Our server was knowledgable and charming. Just moved here from Miami; we're glad she did.

We split the Arrancini and the pear salad. Both were very good. For entree, the Duck Bolognese and the wild boar duo. Both were excellent. The boar tenderloin was really noteworthy. The wine recommendation for the boar, James Mitchell Cabernet was just right. We finished with gelato; cinnamon pecan paired with cannoli. Just a bit of sweet. The entree portions were very generous.

Wonderful night out, thank you, Blue.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Great meal we shared appetizers and all were delicious. Our server was most pleasant and we were headed to show after so he was accommodating

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 18, 2017

My wife learned about this restaurant some time ago, but it took us a while to find time to visit. I'm glad we did- the menu was varied and inventive, but we didn't need a dictionary to understand the ingredients or preparation. There were several items on the menu we wanted to try- but we settled on the scallop appetizer (wonderful!), the poached pear salad (very good), and two of their most popular entrees - duo of wild boar, and bacon wrapped stuffed trout, which were both excellent. Our server was attentive, and the courses came out a a moderate cadence. Unfortunately, we didn't have room for dessert, several of which also sounded delicious. We're adding Blue to our list of favorite restaurants in Uptown Charlotte.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Great food, excellent service. I recommend branzino, a Mediterranean sea bass.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on March 11, 2017

My wife and I chose to eat at Blue prior to attending a musical at The Blumenthal. We were excited to try something new. Upon our arrival, we were seated right away. Then we sat for more than 15 minutes without a single staffer acknowledging our presence. I had to personally ask a random waiter to bring us water and to allow place our order. By this time, we were only willing to order appetizers so we would have enough time to make it to the show on time. Finally our waiter arrived and apologized for the service stating they were unusually busy on this Saturday night. The restaurant WAS NOT busy. Another couple arrived after we did, were seated directly behind us and were attended to promptly. When the food arrived, the crab cakes were cold. The service, quality and quantity was not worth the price to eat at Blue. We will not return.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Excellent dinner. Atmosphere was great. Wine was delicious. Service was excellent.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on March 8, 2017

My husband and I went for my birthday celebration. It was marvelous. Our server was helpful. Delightful. Entertaining. Perceptive. His recommendations due to our diet restrictions were delectable. And he graced me with a lovely birthday dessert surprise. Looking forward to our next evening at Blue.

Tags: Disabled Access, Cozy, Romantic, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 4, 2017

This restaurant was amazing! From the food, service, and atmosphere! It was expensive, but we knew that going in. Our server went above and beyond to be sure our experience was delightful. My only complaint was that we were sat too close to another couple. We were so close that we might as well joined them. Besides that, we enjoyed ourselves, and will ask for a booth opposed to a table next time.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 25, 2017

It has been several years since I have been to this restaurant. The experience then and now was very different. I had reservations after a CIAA event was hosted at the restaurant. The restaurant appeared to be back to normal and reset for dinner service and the restaurant was less than half full at the time of my reservation. Overall our experience was okay but our service was lagging and there were a couple of tables that sat down after us but received their food before we did. Don't get me wrong - my meal was delicious and cooked very well. I ordered the Pan Seared Beef Tenderloin and I was very satisfied with the food. There was just something about the overall experience that left something to be desired.
Lastly, there was no toilet paper in the restroom - and when I informed one of the servers she seemed frustrated and the response was "we were busy due to a CIAA event".
This could of just been a bad day for the Blue team but the ambiance and service that I thought we were going to get was not there on Saturday Night. I am not the type of person to avoid uptown when events such as the CIAA come in to town but there was definitely a different vibe in the Blue restaurant and I am still debating if I would recommend this restaurant to a friend.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Slow inattentive service, flimsy impromptu table set up.

Good drinks and scallops though.

Tags: Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 18, 2017

This place was amazing! Not going to lie, in the beginning our waiter was slammed, so he was a little unfriendly. But after about 10 minutes there was a complete change with him and he was a great and funny waiter. Just was probably busy for a moment. The food was OUTSTANDING and they have options that you may not see anywhere else such as bison steak and wild boar. The live jazz music was also great and not too loud to hear yourself have a conversation. On the expensive side but worth every penny!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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