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The Blu Halo

4.6
4.6
1046 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
THE BLU HALO in Tallahassee, Florida is much more than just a restaurant. With our wine and martini bar, as well as steaks and seafood, we offer a high-end dining experience that everyone in Tallahassee can enjoy.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (850) 999-1696

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Mikey Powell

  • Catering

    E-mail us at bluhaloevents@gmail.com for your next catering event!

  • Private party facilities

    Our large Private Dining Room is available for reservations. This room can accommodate between 20-24 people. It is a great place for hosting business meetings, birthday and holiday parties, or large gatherings.

  • Private party contact

    Dakota Traxler: (850) 999-1696

  • Neighborhood

    Tallahassee

  • Cross street

    Thomasville Rd

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary valet parking on Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,046 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northwest Florida

    Great for Brunch

  • Northwest Florida

    Good for Groups

  • Northwest Florida

    Notable Wine List

  • Northwest Florida

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. DP

    DebbieP

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my bday brunch. The omelette was absolutely perfect. Delicious potatoes and toast and a celebratory mimosa kicked off a perfect birthday.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit fo4 "Girls Day Out"...we were being very indecisive about where we sat..they accommodated every wish..waitress was very nice...
  3. GH

    GHackbarth

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch. Great service. We love the salads and Bradley's sausage.
  4. EV

    ElisabethV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience all around, absolutely will return.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fiji

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, service and food!
  6. K

    Kiki

    Orlando

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Food was almost tasteless. The salad lacked flavor and ingredients for a $14 price tag. The filet was bland and had absolutely no distinction. The blackened grouper was awful. Overall, the meal was very expensive and a diaster. Skip this restaurant. There are many good ones in the area.
  7. AD

    AbbeyD

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    The food was pretty good but the service was not what we were expecting for the prices.
  8. KB

    KatieBLeague

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the first time all four of us had eaten at the Blu Halo, but it definitely won’t be our last! We had a fabulous meal. There was live music in the bar area, which was a little loud, but we were in the next room, and that made it perfect to talk and hear the music. Our food was tasty, creative, and we all enjoyed our meals. Service was also good. Highly recommend!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual excellent service, food and drinks.
  10. QL

    QuintonL

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful time . I really enjoyed the experience. Atmosphere was excellent
  11. AG

    AnnG

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you Robert (our server) for a wonderful meal. It was a family reunion and we had a great meal!
  12. FP

    FeleciaP

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a recommendation from a friend. I brought my daughter and two of her college friends for a nice dinner. It did not disappoint. We all love our food…except I didn’t care for the ahi tuna poke. The filet tips appetizer was great (maybe a little lighter on the cheese topping) then we had the pork chop, grouper, filet and ribeye. All were excellent. Really good old fashioned and pinot noir. I would come back again.
  13. MF

    MikeF

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The three of us ordered the blackened grouper with collard greens and bumpy grits. It was perfect. The brussel sprouts were excellent as well. The best thing was our server, John. He was attentive, gracious, professional, and had great suggestions for wines.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere, Bailey is a great waitress and food was excellent.
  15. NE

    NETallyPatron

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Ambience was very good. They had live music which was very loud if you were seated in close proximity. The food was above average but not exceptional. We had a fairly new server who was extremely polite but a little green around the edges. Overall a nice dinner out.
  16. LK

    LindaK

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    This is our first visit since Blu Halo expanded its space. The staff were great, as usual, but the food was unexceptional. The salad (pears) was the best, but the other items were unseasoned and bland. The steak overcooked. Previously, I would have scored it as a 95, but now it's closer to an 80.
  17. J

    Justin

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    When we arrived, the restaurant was not crowded, but this quickly changed. Ordered three ribeyes, one cooked perfectly, one overcooked, and one extremely undercooked. Took 20 minutes to signal waitress. By that time, two of the three diners were finished eating. Problem with undercooked steak was rectified and a new steak was brought out.
  18. T

    Table4

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Ordered top shelf Long Island Tea, $17 not well made, Smashed potatoes were bland, no flavor, something missing! Pork Chop, salad, Waga Burger all excellent. Second time we been there, both times Long Island Tea, not good. I'll stick with something easier next time (jack n coke). Nice place for the wife to get dressed up. Quiet, tables spaced well apart, for Covid. Service is exceptional. Thank's Table4
  19. B

    Brandon

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, fast service! Ambiance was a little loud for a date but other than that we loved it!
  20. MM

    MMMF

    Tallahassee

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I seem to get better service when I am with my husband than with my sister. The food is great. The drinks are special. I don't like sitting in the back room.
  21. AM

    AshleyM

    Tallahassee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We sat at a high top table at the bar and were pleasantly surprised that it was happy hour. We received our drinks two for one, house wine for me and a well old-fashioned for my husband. We ordered the steak tips appetizer and it was excellent. Then followed up with salads because the appetizer was so filling. We were there on a Friday night, so the high top and bar area were a bit crowded, and drink service was a bit slow but that was to be expected given how busy three were. We ended up making a reservation about 15 minutes before we arrived, so we did not have to wait at all for a table. Our server was apologetic about the wait for drinks, but it really was not necessary because we expected the delay due to the crowd and were not in a hurry. Noise level was a bit louder than usual but not so loud that we couldn’t carry on a conversation. Great spot for a last-minute date night, we will be back. The price point was great, great wine selection, food was really good and our server was excellent.
  22. KJ

    KenJ

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Blue halo is a wonderful place especially for special occasions.
  23. RW

    RochelleW

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch at Blu Halo was excellent. The prices were very reasonable, especially in a fine dining restaurant with top-notch service and a pleasant setting. We enjoyed it and will be back.
  24. EB

    EmileB

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The food and ambiance were very good. Our server we think was new and probably shouldn't have been out on her own yet
  25. JC

    JimC

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had a fabulous meal at the Blue Halo. She scallops and I had a marvelous Salmon dish. We started the evening with martinis. One lavender martini and one blue halo martini. The service was excellent as well.
  26. EC

    EdwinC

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    This was our first time at the restaurant. We found it very attractive, classy and stylish inside. The service was excellent, and the food very good. Live music made it like a special date night.
  27. B

    Blumarlin

    Orlando

    25 reviews

    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    It has been a while since we visited this restaurant. We had made a reservation yet the hostess attempted to seat us right at the front door which was unacceptable. The restaurant was not crowded. The appetizers were very limited so we decided to skip straight to the main menu. The pork chop was perfectly cooked, juicy and tender and the mashed potatoes were good as well. We also ordered a red grouper special topped with shrimp. It tasted as though an entire box of salt had been dumped in it. Shrimp was good because it was ON TOP of the grouper. We were promised that the fish would be re-cooked and back out very quickly. That did not happen. We finally asked for a manager who simply said she would take it off Our bill but truly was not very cordial. We will be finding another spot to dine given the fact that the hostess and manager didn’t really care about their customers. Extremely disappointing!
  28. TS

    TammieS

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It was a wonderful place, food was great, server was great, only thing is we had a party of six so was seated in a room that didn’t show the ambience of the restaurant. Other than that it was excellent!
  29. CA

    CrawfordA

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent. Great spot for date night or dinner with friends.
  30. E

    Elwood

    Orlando

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We were disappointed in the experience, the food was ok, my wife ordered lobster which she said tasted fine bit was dried out. I had a steak and it was ok. The Caesar salad the Brussel sprouts were very good. We ordered desert to take home and found it to be bland. We were never offered bread and butter although other tables received it. Other tables were offered more specials than we were. They have a great wine list. For $200 I expected better.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Had a wonderful experience. Love the new addition.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Such a great atmosphere to meet with friends! Andy Donato always rolls out the red carpet! Best drinks in town!
  34. CC

    CindiC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Two of us ordered the Salmon Piccata and we were not disappointed. Fabulous! In fact, everything we were served was perfection (oyster appetizer, entrees, creme brûlée and carrot cake; even the coffee!). We were celebrating a birthday and the birthday girl enjoyed the complementary chocolate cake after blowing out the candle. Our waitress was excellent. All of us were very pleased with our dining experience at Blu Halo and highly recommend it. Pricey, yes, but worth every penny!
  35. SS

    SusanS

    Birmingham

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Service was slow, but not servers fault. He was swamped and very polite and did take good care of us
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    All of their food is so good. Their brunch is the best in the north side of Tallahassee!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant and delicious evening. Alley was superb as our waitress.
  38. RM

    RMG31

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We love the Blue and always make it for the lobster special! As rated, good food and service but the (live) music - maybe worse on an early Friday evening - was way too loud. Crowd around the bar was probably loving it, but for trying to do what we consider “fine dining” in our favorite restaurant in Tallahasse, not so much! We couldn’t even hear ourselves talk. (I wear hearing aids and had to take them out to try to lessen the headache it gave me!) So the loudness is the reason for not the usual all tops rating and a low rating on “ambience.” Will probably keep coming especially for the lobster BUT not on Friday. (We live out of town.) (And if live music, we will request what to us was the “new” area, farther away from the music!
  39. LE

    LindaE

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good dinner. Band is too loud for the dining room.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience5
    We drove here from Georgia for my birthday dinner. We got there gave the host our name, she said the table was being cleared. The restaurant was beautiful inside, I thought it was an upscale restaurant, but because of the band and the over crowd of customers, it seemed like a bar and grill (apple bees restaurant), instead of fine dining. Very noisy, people on top of people, like it was a party. We put in a request for the complementary birthday cake, didn’t get it , didn’t even bother to remind them since the service was so slow. The food was the only great part about it. The food was excellent. The experience was not horrible but I wasn’t impressed. It was just ok. The decor, potential ambiance (minus the overcrowded customers, noise level, band) food were the great points about our experience. The band sounded good but for a bar and grill. Needed a more classier selection of music to fit the restaurant vibe. Also should be reservation only, that will fix the overcrowded bar and grill type customer issues.

FAQs

The Blu Halo is rated 4.6 stars by 1046 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 35 times today
Google Map for The Blu Halo

3431 Bannerman Rd, Suite #102, Tallahassee, FL 32312

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Thomasville Rd

  • Neighborhood

    Tallahassee

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary valet parking on Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mikey Powell

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (850) 999-1696

  • Catering

    E-mail us at bluhaloevents@gmail.com for your next catering event!

  • Private party facilities

    Our large Private Dining Room is available for reservations. This room can accommodate between 20-24 people. It is a great place for hosting business meetings, birthday and holiday parties, or large gatherings.

  • Private party contact

    Dakota Traxler: (850) 999-1696

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