Blue Seafood Bar

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Seafood
Fine Mediterranean fish/ seafood & tapas, craft beers, cocktails and boutique Pan-Mediterranean wines in a beautiful intimate setting. Our focus is on the fresh, wild and organically cultivated fish & seafood. The menu encompasses a selection of small plates, crudo, quality cured meats (like Jamon Iberico "Pata Negra") and extends to Brick-oven pizza, artisanal cheeses and an oyster bar consisting of both east and west coast oysters.
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiant place. Nice to come back 😘

M
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Blue has a warm ambiance at and is perfect for couples on a date, the food was fantastic.  However, what really made the night special was the great guidance and attention of our server Ermir.
He highly recommended the Chef’s Crudo Plate ($26), which featured three selections from the menu—that night it was smoked salmon, tuna tartare and a Branzino ceviche.
We moved onto a trio of bruschettas ($12).  I was pleasantly surprised by the portion size, enough for each person to try.  In addition to a traditional type bruschetta served with burrata not buffalo mozzarella on top, the other two types paid homage to the Mediterranean cooking style of the restaurant, while keeping one eye on the Italian nature of the dish.  Emir loved the goat cheese & ‘Nduja which is a spreadable pork sausage with roasted peppers.  The last bruschetta was a Bocherones (white anchovies) and Sun-Dried Tomatoes Pesto.
Note: you can get each of the bruschettas individually for $5 apiece.
We finished our Blue experience by going to one of our favorite things to eat, a Meat and Cheese Board ($30). Blue’s version of this included two meats, the Prosciutto Di Parma and Mortadella with Pistachios, two cheeses, a Yerba Carba (herb crusted, tangy goat cheese) and Manchego.  The Board also had a delicious fruit compote made from scratch, pickled garlic, nuts and rosemary focaccia.  We had them add a ramekin of honey (do this, you will thank me later).  The meats were wonderful and sliced almost paper thin, so tasty by themselves or with one of the cheeses.  We tried every pairing possible.
Blue offers a full array of hand-crafted cocktails (Avg. $16) and a medium-sized wine list ($34-$355).  We paired our food with a Pullus Pinot Grigio Rose from Slovenia ($44). Dinners run from $27-$44. Tapas are $15-22.
If you are looking for great seafood, done a little different with no decrease in taste or quality check out Blue.  Ermir will take care of you.

HK
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

There was very little lobster on the lobster Benedict. What was, was overcooked as was the poached egg that was essentially hard boiled

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place. I will be back again and again!!

t
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good menu
Cooked correctly
Service perfect
Prompt on everything

RM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We booked a table for 5 Friends, we spent a lovely dinner in a good and friendly environment. Quality of the food and beverage was great. Price in line with the quality. Recommended!

JC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Definitely will be back and would recommend it to friends.

JC

LW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

We booked for a my 40th birthday. When we got there we were put at a table so small our drinks almost did not fit. It was so noisy my husband and I could not even hear each other. We left after having a drink, instead of staying for dinner which was our plan

AR
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The service at the Blue Seafood Bar was horrible! We waited nearly 30 minutes for our waiter to even acknowledge us. We had to ask another employee if we could have water while we waited. The food was expensive with little portions. It was extremely noisy in the restaurant that it was difficult to have a conversation. I would NOT recommend this restaurant. Save your money and get better service elsewhere.

EM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place great food.

Tables too close. Too noisy.

OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best brunch’s I’ve had in the city! Great deal! The food was amazing! Super friendly!!! Highly recommend!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and drinks. Our waiter was outstanding, we always had everything we needed and he gave us great recommendations.

CD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was in excellent except the squid and cuttlefish that were grossly undercooked and could not be eaten. Too bad for a set menu of $69 plus taxes with not wine.

LF
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blue is family for us- EVERY staff member was so courteous and nice, without exception. keep it up!

D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious fresh food. Outstanding cheesecake. Eat here every time I visit from Toronto.

AM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food but service is lacking. It shouldn’t take 20 min to get a drink and servers tend to disappear. If you are not in a rush the food is really good.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely amazing. Best meal I’ve had in a while. We ordered the two specials and don’t regret a thing. The fish was cooked PERFECTLY. We are saving Blue Seafood Bar as a top spot for dates and friend get togethers.

EP
San Joaquin
13 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is beautiful in its interior design. Very attentive and thoughtful staff. The food is fantastic in taste and presentation. I’m very happy.

D
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great spot to sit at the bar - enjoy oysters , small bites & flatbreads...

MA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

The happy hour menu is confusing. It says for $4 we get 12 oysters and sparkling wine. When we got the bill it turns out that the $4 was just for the wine. That is not what the menu suggested and then our waiter basically said we were ridiculous for thinking that’s what it meant.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Ottimo. Bravi!

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l
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a very lovely bruch experience. Excellent in every way. Amazing oysters a d service.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is seriously underrated and I’m surprised that it is not on people’s radars. The food is excellent and I highly recommend it.

ME
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous time and enjoyed the warm hospitality of the wait staff and the great menu!!!
Food was fantastic!!!

OT
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh fish and oysters at friendly price tag. Nice ambience, cozy interior and great service

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Mothers day

SD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just Excellent, Great food, great service. We will definetly go back.

DK
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We decided to try a seafood restaurant near the Theater District. Not a traditional restaurant, more like a tapas, small plates, bar scene setting. Very quiet on a Sunday evening, but I would say the service was terrific as was most of the food. Pricey drinks and food choices in my opinion, so there are better options. Only disappointment was the piece of fish we ordered, definitely frozen and smelly. The seafood was great. But would not try again.

NL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live by this restaurant and have always wanted to try it out. The atmosphere is stunning and very cozy. Finally, when my parents came to visit, I decided to take them and they were blown away (as was I). My dad order the seafood pasta special and my mom and I got the braised Short Rib. My dad said it was one of the best meals he has ever had. Their beverage choices were also stellar. Would highly, highly recommend.

VG
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The tables are really tiny, difficult to hold more than a couple small plates. Had just oysters and appetizers. Fresh and tasty.

l
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Highly recommended. We've bee there three times in the two or so months since we discovered it -- great for concerts at the Time Warner Center. It's small and charming with excellent food and professional and friendly service. A prix fixe menu during the week lasting till 7 was great value.

FH
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Extensive raw bar and tapas selections on the menu. Convenient to the theater district, but not touristy or overpriced. Service was excellent (attentive but not rushed).

l
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our second time there in 3 weeks and again we were very pleased with the food, service and atmosphere. It's small but comfortable all the same, and the noise level is manageable. Three of us had a pasta special with seafood -- light tomato sauce -- which was fresh and delicious and my husband said his soft shells were excellent. It is pricey but at least value for cost is there. We look forward to returning.

FG
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice ambiance, attentive service without being officious. Happy hour at the bar was also a great bargain, super oysters at a buck a piece, highly recommended.

D
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Cute little place! We went for the oysters but ended up having the appetizer special—salted soft shell crab. It was delicious.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood place and vibe. Service was excellent. Friendly, attentive and knew her regulars. Food was fantastic. Great selection of oysters. Ordered their special. 1 dozen, 2 of each kind. West and East cost. Great value for the quality. Great late night place. Felt right at home.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Ceasar salad was not as expected. Only salad with a couple slices of shrimps. Also on The menu iT was not clear The crab was a pasta with just a bit of crab.. very unfortunate The restaurant is very Nice decorated!

B
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Nice options at raw bar. Drinks and raw bar pricier than some other places of same quality. Bruschetta dish is amazing! Some entrees on the smaller side for the price but good quality.

F
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and presentation. Friendly staff. Crowded but worth it!

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