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Bluefin Grille, Tofte, MN

Bluefin Grille

4.1
4.1
913 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Experience the Bluefin Grille’s sophisticated yet casual atmosphere while savoring the most breathtaking views available on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Along with breathtaking scenery, you’ll enjoy regionally inspired cuisine – fresh, seasonal and local – created by our Chef Jesse Holms and his culinary team.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (218) 663-6200
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Mike Esaman
  • Catering
  • Private party facilities
    If you wish to learn more about our Private Dining options for groups of 15 - 50 guests, please call our events team at 218-663-6875.
  • Neighborhood
    Tofte
  • Cross street
    Located off of Highway 61 in the heart of Tofte.
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 913 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Great for scenic views

913 Reviews
  1. Bella

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My burger was very good. However, my husbands gnocchi was pretty tasteless and was not hot when it came to the table. Service was adequate. It was pretty noisy, even in a booth. We ended up being charged for someone else’s dinner -charged to our room in error. We paid for our dinner on our card. This was resolved satisfactorily by staff later at check out.

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  2. Mike

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food and atmosphere on the north shore. Love the blackened walleye. Stop in the bar after dinner for a nightcap and live music.

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  3. Guthriegoer

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is mediocre, hints of Applebees. Ambience and staff are outstanding.

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  4. Brent

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I would not recommend the walleye. A dry powder coating that felt like a mouthful of flour and Cajun spice with a weird after taste.

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  5. JoeW

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful night and loved the food. We enjoyed a lovely night with great food!

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  6. Snowbird

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The wait staff was fantastic. There was a slight problem with one of the dinners and he acknowledged it and had it fixed. We had a pleasant time.

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  7. BlairD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Kevin was top notch, very professional and attentive. Food was excellent, ambience was excellent, drinks were top notch and well prepared. It was an over all grand experience and made my birthday dinner a wonderful evening. Will definitely be back.

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  8. Luke

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Entrees were both abysmal. View was beautiful but both entrees tasted like TV dinners. Not happy about the meal.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent and highly recommended. We had a great experience.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Only negative was that our table was just outside the kitchen… would recommend removing that as a seating option as those doors swinging open and closed over and over and over was a big disappointment

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  11. Nicole

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I enjoyed our visit. There was a new chef so it took awhile to get our food but the manager was very apologetic and gave us soup and a dessert on the house! When we did get the food, everything was very delicious!
    Bluefin GrilleResponded on February 16, 2024
    Hello Nicole, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate the patience you had with us during your experience. Sincerely, Tessa Paquette Food & Beverage Manager

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Reservations made weeks in advance for 6 and a birthday celebration…. Possibly the worst dinner experience I have ever had. Rude waiter, cold and overcooked food, forgotten drink orders, could go on and on….. Bluefin guests deserve better.
    Bluefin GrilleResponded on February 16, 2024
    Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am so sorry to hear that it was rather disappointing and not the typical experience we strive to provide. We will use your feedback to learn and make improvements as a team. Sincerely, Tessa Paquette Food & Beverage Manager

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for dinner on a Saturday evening after a day of snowboarding. The ambiance was great and our server was really fun and personable. Everything from the hot drinks - we ordered the Juniper Cider and the hot toddy - to the starters, entrees, and dessert was exceptional . Highly recommend on every possible level!
    Bluefin GrilleResponded on February 14, 2024
    Thank you so much for the kind review! We hope to see you again! Sincerely, Tessa Paquette Food & Beverage Manager

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was of subpar quality. The Caesar salad has hardly no leaves, was mostly the spine. Worst salad I have ever had. My husband’s steak was under done significantly. Restaurant is loud. No privacy. Don’t go if looking for a quiet, romantic meal.
    Bluefin GrilleResponded on February 14, 2024
    Hello, We are sorry to hear that your experience with us was less than desirable. We appreciate and value the feedback so we know what areas we went wrong. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Sincerely, Tessa Paquette Food & Beverage Manager

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  15. Archie

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Appetizer, wontons, delicious! Entrees that we ate could have been better. Salmon linguine could use more seasoning Shrimp and Scallop risotto was good but the rice was overcooked, had a rice pudding texture, seasoning was good.
    Bluefin GrilleResponded on February 14, 2024
    Hello Archie, Thank you for providing us with some valuable feedback, it's much appreciated! Sincerely, Tessa Paquette Food & Beverage Manager

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  16. JamesG

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent! Hamburger tasted like "old" meat. Lettuce in salad was watery. Desert cake was very good.
    Bluefin GrilleResponded on February 14, 2024
    Hello James, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We will discuss the food quality with our kitchen staff. Sincerely, Tessa Paquette Food & Beverage Manager

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  17. LogHomeHikers

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kevin was very knowledgeable about menu, cheerful, and a great ambassador for Bluefin Grill! Food was excellent, including generous portions of hummus appetizer, beet salad, housemade wild rice burger and ratatouille. We'll definitely be visiting again.
    Bluefin GrilleResponded on February 8, 2024
    Hello! Thank you for taking the time to write such an amazing review, we greatly appreciate it! Kevin is a wonderful asset to our team, we feel grateful to be able to work with him. Tessa Paquette Food & Beverage Manager

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  18. JustinL

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Waited 20 minutes after being seated before a waitress talked to us (ironically the manager spoke to us right as we were seated but didn't see him again). We were seated in the table across from the kitchen (very noisy and mood killing). Ordered the pan fried walleye with mixed vegetables. The fillet was dried out and cold. The vegetables were cold as well. Added a star because the maple syrup old fashioned was very good. I don't need a call back because I don't plan to be back (we live in the Cities). Bluefin in a beautiful location with a lot of potential. I truly hope you all figure it out. Best of luck!
    Bluefin GrilleResponded on February 8, 2024
    Hello Justin, Apologies that we missed some opportunities to provide you with an enjoyable experience with us. We do appreciate the feedback so we can address some areas that need improvement. I will share your feedback with the Chef. We hope to provide you with a better experience during a future trip up the north shore. Sincerely, Tessa Paquette Food & Beverage Manager

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  19. Petsimp

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had great service, but our meals arrived at the table barely warm. Told the waiter and he said he would tell the kitchen staff and he offered a piece of cheese cake for our inconvenience.
    Bluefin GrilleResponded on February 8, 2024
    Hello, Thank you for providing us with valuable feedback, we will work with our kitchen staff to ensure that meals are going out to the tables hotter. I am glad to hear that the server attempted to make things right for you. Sincerely, Tessa Paquette Food & Beverage Manager

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  20. SharonW

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband’s walleye dinner was very good. My sirloin steak and chefs mashed potatoes was barely warm. I mean BARELY warm. I likely should have expressed my concern but my server was distracted by another person who staff were joking and laughing with. I have no issue with that but unsure if my food sat during that time. I had an upset stomach all night and it was painful. I do not have any food issues or digestive issues. We had supper there on January 29 th and it was delicious. Burgers and fries were piping hot and fantastic flavour.
    Bluefin GrilleResponded on February 8, 2024
    Hello Sharon, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with some feedback regarding your experience with us. I am sorry to hear that your sirloin and mashed potatoes were not very warm, that is certainly not the way we strive to serve them. We will work on addressing the concerns that you mentioned and hope you give us another try in the future. Sincerely, Tessa Paquette Food & Beverage Manager

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  21. ROBERTV

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we almost didn't eat there this visit, last yr we both had a bad meal, this time it was wonderful, I had shrimp and scallop risotto, and he had pan fried chicken, we will dine there again. really great food.
    Bluefin GrilleResponded on February 8, 2024
    Hello, Thank you for giving us a second chance! I am glad that we were able to provide you with a better experience. Sincerely, Tessa Paquette Food & Beverage Manager

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  22. ChooseyDiner

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We have had much better meals at Bluefin Grille before. Last night, we had a great server from Argentine, and she assured that my salmon wasn't overcooked (last time it was dry). The wild rice on the side was good, but the carrots/broccoli/cauliflower, although "fresh" were coldish and hard as a rock. My fork couldn't penetrate a slice of carrot! My husband's risotto was excellent! The shrimp and scallops served with it, however, were tasteless and disappointing. Why such a disappointing meal? I'm not entirely sure: It was busy in the restaurant for a Monday evening? Perhaps the main chef was off? Interestingly, no one asked if our food was good, and we're not the type to make a fuss. Hoping for much better next time.
    Bluefin GrilleResponded on February 8, 2024
    Hello, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with some valuable feedback. The experience that you had with us is not one that we strive to provide, my apologies. I hope you are able to give us another chance in the future to provide you with a better experience. Sincerely, Tessa Paquette Food & Beverage Manager

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  23. DamianW

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Walleye cakes - amazing. My wife loved the beet salad. And I would say it was the best grilled chicken sandwich I have ever had.
    Bluefin GrilleResponded on January 30, 2024
    Damian, It's great to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your meals with us! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Tessa Paquette Food & Beverage Manager

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, Erica was very attentive and knowledgeable! Tenderloin was very under cooked, was sent back twice. They took $$ off without us even asking. Top notch. Will definitely go back, and will stay next time!!!
    Bluefin GrilleResponded on January 30, 2024
    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that Erica was able to make things right regarding your meal. We look forward to seeing you again in the future! Tessa Paquette Food & Beverage Manager

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  25. JenniferR

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely phenomenal! We were hoping to be able to purchase the maple chipotle sauce from the wings. You should bottle and sell it. Soo good.
    Bluefin GrilleResponded on January 24, 2024
    Jennifer, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us! Great idea regarding the maple chipotle sauce, it's one of our favorites too! Tessa Food & Beverage Manager

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  26. JillG

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend. A beautiful staple on the north shore. You’ll always be pleased and full😊
    Bluefin GrilleResponded on January 24, 2024
    Jill, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are glad you enjoyed your meal. Tessa Food & Beverage Manager

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! The duck wontons & walleye cakes were delicious.

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  28. DebS

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was ok. Out of some dishes. Food was not hot. Desserts are limited to ice cream accompaniment. Nice view of the lake.

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  29. NicoleS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was nicely put together. Our server was excellent. However, we ordered the ratatouille, sadly, the vegetables that were supposed to be in the dish (as listed in the menu) were not the same ones they used in the ratatouille. It was put together like a salsa and could tell they used canned tomatoes. The canned tomato taste was very over powering. Very overpriced for a meal that was so cheaply put together.

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  30. moni

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The drinks, the salads, the entrees and the dessert were all outstanding! The staff was friendly, courteous and helpful. It was a perfect wedding anniversary for us!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is okay, service was excellent, drinks were great! We dined at Bluefin Grill several times in our stay in January ‘24 with it being the only place around to walk to, and whether not favorable for driving. The first night we had shrimp/scallop risotto and a salmon dinner. The risotto was dry, and the salmon was fishy tasting, although cooked properly. The second night was beef stroganoff and a chicken sandwich. The stroganoff gravy was meh tasting, and the chicken was dry, no seasoning on it and a dry bun, had to ask for some chipotle mayo. The third night was the best in terms of flavor with a wild rice burger and pork ossobuco. The prices for these are reasonable considering it was a filling meal with so-so flavoring that we didn’t have to cook. If it had been priced much higher, we would expect a stellar dinner. The cocktails, specifically the bourbon peach sidecar, was excellent!! Didn’t get to enjoy the view as it was dark every night we were there so we look forward to coming back sometime in the spring, summer or fall.

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  32. daves

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and drinks! There are few restaurants in this area and this one is a keeper.

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  33. MoniqueM

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The Bluefinn is missing freshness and attention to detail in their food. For the price point, I would say that it's not really worth it. They need to have the upper management people taste the food and do some quality control.

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  34. GREGB

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Extensive menu. We tried all different things and enjoyed them all

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  35. JessicaK

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful! Justin was an excellent server. We enjoyed our evening. I loved my cocktail!

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  36. CassieE

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fabulous and wait staff was very professional, her name was Pat!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and excellent service! Will definitely be back!

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  38. AmberP

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are here on our last night in Lutsen and it was by far our favorite restaurant we ate at. The food was amazing and the service was perfect. I would definitely go back!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lots of pinbones in the walleye, scratched my throat and made it inedible. Steak was good if slightly over cooked and vegetables were slightly under. Most of the food could use a good dash of salt

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  40. TylerA

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and great food! Fair prices for the quality and experience. Perfect date night!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Bluefin Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (218) 663-6200.

Bluefin Grille is rated 4.1 stars by 913 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bluefin Grille

7192 W Highway 61, Tofte, MN 55615

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Located off of Highway 61 in the heart of Tofte.
  • Neighborhood
    Tofte
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Mike Esaman
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (218) 663-6200
  • Catering
  • Private party facilities
    If you wish to learn more about our Private Dining options for groups of 15 - 50 guests, please call our events team at 218-663-6875.
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