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  1. Distance: 4.34mi
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  3. Distance: 5.80mi
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About The Blu Halo

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 culinary experience like no other. Our fine dining ambiance, combined with a high-energy bar, has drawn reviews ranging from sexy to sophisticated that embrace the vibrant feel of our locale.



Our gourmet, farm-to-table menu selections include a wide selection of small-plate appetizers and high-end chops. All of our farm-fresh ingredients are shipped directly from the Midwest.



Our 210-capacity restaurant also seats parties of 20 guests in our private dining room. With our 40-seat outdoor patio situated next door to Bannerman Crossing Center's concert pavilion, we provide the perfect go-to spot to complement an evening at the pavilion's movie nights and musical performances. We offer a VIP section for private parties and accept all reservations, as well as walk-ins.

3431 Bannerman Rd
Tallahassee, FL 32312
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:

Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Dinner: Monday- Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Cross Street:
Thomasville Rd

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(850) 999-1696

Website:
http://thebluhalo.com/

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

Parking Details:
We offer complimentary valet on Friday & Saturday nights.

Executive Chef:
Paul Hamm

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

Private Dining

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.

The Blu Halo Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (37)
Good for a Date (29)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
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Good for Birthdays (22)
Worth the Drive (21)
Business Meals (21)
Bar Seating (18)
Great for Brunch (17)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Romantic (17)
Happy Hour (16)
Hot Spot (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Cozy (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Casual (10)
Fun (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Good for Groups (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
People Watching (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Authentic (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Scenic View (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

As always the service by Mary was impeccable, the food was amazing, the drinks yummy and half price during happy hour and the ambiance is unlike anything in Tallahassee! Never have been disappointed at Blu Halo!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined 7 days ago

Good food. Delicious blackened grouper special. They did run out of broccoli.
Nice servuce.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The food was excellent,hot and served in minimal time.
Jude,our server, did an outstanding job and my coffee cup was never empty or cold.
Hats off to Jude for another great brunch at the Blu Halo.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We celebrated our 10th anniversary by going to the Blu Halo and will most definitely be returning in the future. To start the night off right the hosts were very polite and welcoming. Our server Mary was amazing as well. She recommended we try the grouper special. I got the grouper special and my husband got the chief. We also shared the brussell sprouts and asparagus that were both divine.
The wine list at the Blu Halo is impressive. They have a huge selection of wine that fits every price point from high to low.
I am excited to come back and visit the Blu Halo. Next time I think we might try their brunch.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

This was my first time going to this restaurant and the atmosphere were nothing but amazing. The waitress was very useful and know the food well and recommended great choices of food to us. I will be back with just my husband because was this was so beautiful.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Everything was excellent!!!

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The Blu Halo will not disappoint! Andy and staff are outstanding as always. It always amazes us how well all the staff our trained!! Very consistent service every time we're there.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 5, 2018

My wife and I were impressed by the food. Knowledgeable and helpful server, reasonably priced entrees along with the more expensive options. Also excellent wine list. In addition the ambience is very unique, with a big city vibe. You should go.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, People Watching
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Have been here in the past and food has always been great. Food was meh on New Years....brought family and lobster bisque was not good and two family members said entree was cold.... I was disappointed. Server was amazing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A friend and I celebrated New Year's Eve with brunch. The staff was attentive and friendly. The place is very relaxing and lovely and the food and service was outstanding. We really enjoyed our time there. I hope to brunch at Blu Halo as soon as possible again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Six of us ordered. Including two children. I had a steak which was cooked fine. Mashed Potatoes were cold. Ordered a side of brussell sprouts. Practically raw. Ever had raw brussel sprouts? No? There's a reason for that. They should have blanched them before halving (I would have done quartered for most of them) and fire roasting. It really seemed like amature hour at Blue Halo. Maybe because we were there early. I just don't think that should matter. Blu Halo has a good reputation so I just hope we were there on an off night and mine was the offest dish. Fortunately I was not paying or the manager and I would have had words. If we go again (and it is a big IF at this point) I hope they can get my food correct. I didn't bother with dessert because I was just ready to go. If you want to go somewhere nice AND you live north of I-10 somewhere off of Thomasville Rd, there are several to choose from. If price is not a factor you can go to BH if you want but in that price point you can do better. Why didn't I just send everything back? Because then I would look like a mal-content who isn't happy with anything. They redid the brussel sprouts and they were better. All the way up to just edible.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Had the special (Grouper / Grits) 2 orders and 1 order of Chateau.
Both orders of the grouper came out with COLD grits. One patron was "too hungry" to send back the meal, the other patron asked to have the grits heated. We were given bread plates when we were seated and after about 20 minutes we asked if bread was going to be brought out. We were told that you normally only bring out bread if the guests ask for it. What??

For the prices, we don't think we'll be coming back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I would note at the outset that we were joined at this meal by my brother-in-law, who is a personal chef to the rich (e.g., head of Disney) and famous (e.g., Elizabeth Taylor, Pierce Brosnan, etc.) and who was visiting from California. We and he were quite impressed with the restaurant, minus one significant item. Our server started slowly, but came on strong after that to be ranked highly. The appetizers were all wonderful. The drinks were well prepared and filled the glasses as they should. Everything was on track to make this a five-star dining experience--until the steaks came. To be billed as a steakhouse, high grade, well-prepared steaks are an absolute must. My brother-in-law and I both had the chief and were mutually very disappointed. The taste and texture of a top-level steak were both absent. I don't blink at paying $50 for a steak, but do expect to get my money's worth when I do. That did not occur at this dining experience. We will return at least one more time based on the high quality of the rest of the fare. However, we should not hesitate to have a good steak and will definitely do so at this point.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This stands as one of my favorite restaurants in Tallahassee. I know some will think it's too pricey but it is especially great for special occasions. The food is delicious, wait staff is terrific and the ambience is so nice. The do have a good happy hour but I don't think they have it on weekends, something to work on, LOL!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Bottom line, It was a fine dinner. The food was some of the best, if not the best I’ve had in Tallahassee. The steak was prepared properly and the seafood was local and on point. It’s in a great location. Was a little noisy the table next to us had been in the wine for a while and we’re getting a little loud but nothing over the top. Overall I was slightly underwhelmed expecting more of a “wow factor” based off the reviews of friends and what I read online. However if you’re looking for a nice romantic dinner on the north end of town you won’t go wrong. Recommend making reservations and try their daily special.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Food was amazing. The service was a little lacking especially since they weren’t full. The decor is kind of tacky (a wall of chain links separates the dining room from the bar). But the food is really great- the steak is the best in town.

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

The best dining experience I've ever had!!! From the time we entered the restaurant til the time we left, everything was superior. The food was well worth the price.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Hot Spot, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great service! The ribeye and carrot cake

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

All meals ordered were great. Cocktails were interesting and very enjoyable. Service from Melody was superb.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

A little out of the way, but well worth the trip. Went there for weekend brunch to celebrate our daughter’s graduation. The whole experience was phenomenal. The service was great and the food was incredible. We will make it a point to stop our next trip to Tallahassee

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

I learned that you can't use OpenTable to reserve a booth (no matter what it says). You need to call in.
They have two booths and a few tables. Trust me, you don't want to spend a couple of hundred dollars on a celebration meal and have to sit at a bar top.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 15, 2017

This was our son's FSU graduation dinner. Just perfect for a celebration!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Everything about our first visit to Blu Halo was beyond expectations. Only minor disappointment was that we marked in our reservation that we were celebrating a birthday and the restaurant did not acknowledge. Other than that the food, service and ambiance were spot on.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Always amazing, never disappoints. The food was so flavorful, presented well, and the portions are plenty. Darrian was the most delightful server we have ever had the pleasure of encountering. We will request her on our next visit - Which will be soon!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent service. The food was okay this time but it has been better on my previous visits. All in all a good dinner, though.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Tonight’s steak was not their best. I have eaten here twice before. The steaks have always been very great. Tonight the steak was well done (crisp) and the asparagus was cold.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Steak supposed to be medium rare arrived medium well. Rookie cook. What do you expect on a Tuesday?

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great service and food. We have never been disappointed and we highly recommend it.
Hats off to Mikael (yes,spelled correctly) for the great service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food and service was outstanding! The seafood Tower was a hit. The only recommendation I would have is the presentation. Make it a true tower of maybe a tiered presentation.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Always amazing. Never disappoints.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Blu Halo is one of our favorite restaurants. Brunch/dinners are always delicious. Service is excellent.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great new Value!!!!! Right now Monday - Wednesday Blu Halo offers specials 3 course for $25 and 4 course for $30. We had the pork Piccata, wasn't sure about that but it was wonderful. Also had the Filet, was about 4 ounce and it was delicious. The portions are a bit smaller, but when you can have a salad or I had the mushroom ravioli with red wine sauce plus a side, potatoes Au Gratin was very yummy, the bit smaller portions go a long way. And if you get the 4 for $30 you get desert. Lets not forget the Happy Hour although I was sad the stopped selling the Wente Chardonnay, it was so good. If you do not take advantage of this deal you are losing out.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

The restaurant was excellent. The food was delicious, great drink selection, and outstanding service. I highly recommend this fine dining experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our food was delicious as usual. Our waitress was pretty terrible. Slow to put in drink orders and made rude comments about us “cleaning” our plates.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tapas
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Blu Halo was better than good - it was deliciously angelic! I recommend the pork chop and the blueberry compote...WOW!

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

For a high end restaurant felt like a diner seating. Bar was nicer. Food good when eating, but my husband and I were both up all night, something didn’t agree with either of us. We have been to the brunches and truly enjoyed it. We would not go back for dinner.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Jerk chicken sandwich was delicious!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner and we had a great time!!! The ambiance was perfect!! We love Blu Halo!!!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Went for the stone crab special and was not disappointed!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Wonderful brunch. Excellent service. Beautifully decorated.
A must try !!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Great for Brunch
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