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blu on the Avenue, Winter Park, FL

blu on the Avenue

3.9
3.9
906 reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

Blu on the Avenue offers fresh seafood, steaks, salads, sandwiches and more...
It brings modern West and East coast cuisines together with a twist. Inspired by locals and Orlando visitors, the Blu concept of daily fresh seafood, prime steaks and classic cocktails is a great addition to the already thriving Winter park shopping district. Blu is open 7 days a week with a full bar featuring specialty martinis, classic cocktails and a beautiful list of wines by the glass. The staff at Blu is looking forward to making your visit enjoyable and lasting. Whether it"s a quick lunch, a relaxing dinner with family and friends or just a craving for dessert and coffee, Blu on the Avenue will win your heart.

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Booked 15 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Contemporary American

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch and Dinner Mon–Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon, Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Daily 11:00 pm–2:00 am Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Late Night Sushi Tue–Sat 11:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (407) 960-3778

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Tony Krueger

  • Catering

    Catering available, details listed on website.

  • Private party facilities

    Located in historic Winter Park along Park Avenue just steps from Park Plaza Hotel and Rollins College. blu on the avenue has a private dining room located in the back of the building. This room can seat up to 84 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Hillary: (407) 730-6249

  • Area

    Winter Park

  • Cross Street

    Lyman Ave

  • Parking Details

    On street parking, Parking$Garage.

  • Public Transit

    Sunrail, Amtrack Station & Lynx bus service

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

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Menu

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What 906 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. TH

    THEGRINCH

    Orlando

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience2

    Blu on the Avenue on Saturday afternoon, place not too busy, about 35% full. Absolutely some of the worst service we have ever experienced. Our tolerance for slow service in post-Covid dining is pretty high, but this was just terrible, Waitress was aware that she kept forgetting about us, as she apologized several times for dong so, forgetting part of our order, etc. Lobster Cobb: outstanding, creative, delicious. Crab Cake benedict: atrocious. Foodservice crab cakes, hollandaise from a pouch, and worst of all, stone cold. Ice tea brewed at your table (interesting), mimosas were good. We'll be sure to sit at the bar next time, instead of behind the "big brown wall" on the right hand side of the restaurant, which makes it difficult for servers to see guests.

  2. JB

    JBTOpenTable

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    The food is good to very good but a few little tweaks would elevate this place. The oysters at happy hour are a great deal but watch out for pieces of shell and they should release the oyster from the shell. The crab cake Benedict was good with perfectly cooked poached eggs. My wife had the lobster grilled cheese. The bread was good and the cheese was crusted on the outside but the inside had little cheese and could have used a mayo dressing. Service was okay but the kitchen was super slow and the servers can’t or won’t get beer or wine if the bartender (only one) is backed up making it take a while to get your drinks.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    All our food and drinks (they make one of the best espresso martinis) was great. The only thing that has changed is the fontina appetizer that used to be thick and cheesy. Instead it was kind of a soupy and garlicky which was not what we expected. Hope they change it back.

  4. l

    lisac

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    They ran out of all types of fish, except for sushi and seafood. The crab cakes were overcooked and mostly breading. The hamburger was undercooked, and sent back but was still too rare when it came back.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Mother’s Day

  6. a

    ashleighp

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    The hollandaise had a skin on it which means it was in the window too long causing the muffin on my eggs benedict to be soggy. The lobster grilled cheese was not hot and the cheese inside wasn't even melted. Sushi was fine...

  7. KK

    KristyK

    Orlando

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We left because no one ever came to serve us after seating us.

  8. RH

    RichardH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The salmon chips were excellent. Great food, reasonable prices. A bit noisy unless you are seated near the back.

  9. LC

    LoraC

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meals . I had the scallops with risotto & my boyfriend had the duck . He said it was delicious.

  10. K

    Kelly

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    blu on the Avenue was fantastic! The food was delicious (crabcakes, salmon, as well as the lobster mac and cheese), the atmosphere inside and outside was lively. Our server Henrry was friendly, polite, and gave us some great recommendations. I would recommend blu on the Avenue to a friend!

  11. BO

    BibiO

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    The lobster roll was very skimpy on lobster meat. Way overpriced at $28.

  12. BK

    BonnieK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the opportunity to meet dear friends that flew in from New York. They wanted to have seafood and I said no other then Blu on the ave. Joann the owner came out to say hi and introduce herself and the manager also. We sat outside on a beautiful night and enjoyed great company. Our server Justin was wonderful and never once did we feel rushed. We enjoyed a great dinner and drinks. Definitely recommend Blu for a nice place to meet.

  13. AS

    AmandaShawn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place with amazing food. Was perfect for a business dinner. Not too loud or crowded.

  14. SK

    ShKendraC

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience1

    Our server was very attentive and quick with service. However, the food was bland and subpar at best. The shrimp and grits had no flavor, and the risotto was undercooked.

  15. TK

    TammyK

    Atlanta

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Horrible restaurant - took forever for server to take order and then forever to bring drinks, cold appetizers took 45 min to come to table and had to ask for them, food was overpriced and had no flavor or taste - salad dressing had two hairs in it, disgusting, shrimp smelled spoiled, lobster and lobster roll were wet, no seasoning, mahi mahi was mushy, potatoes no taste, steak - no seasoning, both fish and steak were supposed to come with a sauce - no sauce on either, shoe string fries were tasty - so glad we spent $150+ for a party of 3 to get fries - size of fries would equate to a small order at McDonalds. Service was terrible - super slow and not apologetic for delay - seemed as if it was to be expected - restaurant was not crowded the servers were completely disorganized and seemed confused as to what they were doing. Food was coming out wrong at other tables. WIll never return -would have expected more out of a restaurant on Park Avenue. The Lobster roll was $27 and the Filet was $40 - fast food tastes better. Chef should be fired and all of the servers as well - it was a joke and two hours we will never get back - I felt sick all night and so did my daughter. Brought the left over steak she didn't eat because of the quality for my dogs - now don't even want to give to them. Terrible experience. Atmosphere is also terrible - for those prices and that locale - you need to renovate - no ambiance, no decor, so bland and uninviting. obviously only real business is the bar business they do - it takes up half the restaurant and it seems like food and service is the afterthought.

  16. N

    Nan1

    Orlando

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great happy hour and outdoor dining! Even the burgers are always done to perfection!

  17. S

    Sadie

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful Easter Brunch experience. Tina was our excellent server, friendly and attentive without hovering. Shared stories to learn from each other. Thank you, Tina!

  18. SR

    StephR

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Food was mediocre, service was mediocre. Ask for black coffee it came out cold. Old. Lobster omelet could have used more sauce as could the Benedict. Over all OK experience

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Easter Brunch

  20. KI

    KImS

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday dinner with family - fantastic food and atmosphere - great service - second year in a row! We will be back again.

  21. GK

    GerardK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3

    The food was NOT worth the cost. I’d never return to dine there. The food was small, taste was mostly bland, and not what I consider fine dining. Get a new chef or close your doors please!

  22. S

    Sasb4

    Orlando

    129 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lobe Blu! Always great food and service. It is a Winter Park Gem!

  23. r

    rhoda

    Orlando

    308 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    308 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful lunch such a good variety. We had a fabulous waitress!

  24. B

    Bill

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great cuisine and service.

  25. GH

    GinnyH

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    We had a very good dinner at Blu last night. The menu had many fresh seafood choices. Of the 4 diners 3 of us had special dietary request. Everything was prepared perfectly. Our server, Lindsay, was both helpful and knowledgeable who got everything right. That being said the atmosphere was a bit lacking. It was stark inside. Next time I would request outside seating. We all enjoyed our dinner and agreed we would be back.

  26. TZ

    TanjaZ

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Grouper was cooked perfect and really enjoyed the Money Sushi.

  27. KC

    KelseyC

    Naples

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    Very overrated for what the prices are. Expected fine dining but was below par on every level

  28. FL

    Foodie4Life

    Orlando

    172 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    172 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Kitchen was backed up. Service suffered. Food quality was disappointing. They sat us at a high top behind the hostess where we were constantly knocked into by waitstaff and customers. Needless to say we will not be back.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    This was our first visit to Blu on the Avenue and it did not disappoint. We came specifically for seafood and to dine outside. Winter Park is a charming village . We dined on the patio/sidewalk at Blu and enjoyed a perfect quiet dinner. We started with two crab cakes topped with a pineapple salsa and lightly covered in panko. They were fresh and lightly browned goodness. Our entrees of salmon and blackened grouper were fresh, perfectly prepared and delicious. They came with sides of asparagus and a side salad. Both complemented the fish and completed the perfect meal. I highly recommend Blu. We look forward to our next visit.

  30. g

    giseles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4

    Besides edamame as a starter that was great, every bite of food was terrible. My husband ordered sushi that were charged as full portion but served mini bites. I ordered the fish of the day (swordfish) which must have been max 3 oz. Then they charge $6 for a sauce that I spit straight back as it was oversalted and overly sweet. The French fries were limp and cold. Friends met us later and we each ordered a lava cake that was hard as stone. Well, the ice cream was great.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    We ordered our drinks and an appetizer which took 20 minutes to come. When our drinks arrived we immediately ordered our dinner because I had a second reservation for 2hrs and 45 minutes after dinner. 90 minutes after we sat down and 60 minutes after our appetizer arrived; our mahi mahi and swordfish still hadn’t appeared and we had to leave hungry. Even after speaking with the manager it still took them 15 minutes to bring our check.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Fabulous. Great location. Highly recommend.

  33. SM

    SheilaM

    Orlando

    29 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience1

    Art festival had apparently ended and drunk people filled the bar area. Unfortunately my table with three young adult daughters was adjacent to bar. Young women with much older sugar daddies groping them. Drunken slurring people slamming into back of my chair. Lots of profanity flying. These seemed to be locals who frequent the place as all wait staff knew each of them by name!

  34. N

    Nan1

    Orlando

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic waitress & wonderful outside dining. We love coming here!

  35. CM

    CindyM

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Made a reservation for a Sunday and we were excited to go for sushi based on excellent on-line reviews! Arrived at restaurant and waited over 5 minutes for someone to greet us even though restaurant was not busy at all. We were seated and then waited for a very long time for waiter, ordered drinks and they took a long time. Finally got the menu and saw that they only serve sushi Tues - Sat which is not stated on the sushi menu on-line. It was a bummer - left after our cocktail - did not order food and won’t go back based on very slow and not very friendly service!

  36. S

    Stephen

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    We were there for Sunday Brunch. The restaurant was not busy and we had reservation so were seated quickly. It took a very long time to get our food -almost 45 minutes from ordering. We had the salmon appetizer which was dry and had a minimum smear of sauce on a chip. Overall we the taste was good but could have been better with a little care in preparation. I had the crab cake benedict which was good but the hollandaise sauce seemed thick and dried out - like it had been under a heat lamp too long. The crab cakes, were very good and full of crab. My wife had lobster omelet, which was an omelet folded over some lobster. Omelet good and lobster good but not exactly a creative or blending of flavors. She asked for some hollandaise to add some moisture but it came the consistency of soft butter. In all, the menu is good but needs the care of a good chef. Service could not be better and price was reasonable from the brunch menu.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    I don’t understand how this place has any good reviews at all. The food was horrible. The service was awful The restaurant is a complete mess. Like it feels like you’re eating in an old undecorated hall after kids got to go through and push all the tables around. Everything reminded me of Costco prepackaged food. Nothing was seasoned and our fish was so fishy smelling we couldn’t even finish it. (Pescatarian so we eat a lot of seafood) This is the worst seafood restaurant in orlando… by far

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Service was extremely slow. We waited 1.5 hours for our food to be served. The food was good once it arrived.

  39. JG

    JackG

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food as well as service was excellent. Good value. Our waitress BOBBIE was very attentive.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1

    More of a causal lunch place or family dinner stop.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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blu on the Avenue is rated 3.9 stars by 906 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 15 times today

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Google Map for blu on the Avenue

326 S Park Ave Winter Park, FL 32789

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Lyman Ave

  • Area

    Winter Park

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch and Dinner Mon–Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon, Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Daily 11:00 pm–2:00 am Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Late Night Sushi Tue–Sat 11:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    On street parking, Parking$Garage.

  • Public Transit

    Sunrail, Amtrack Station & Lynx bus service

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Tony Krueger

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (407) 960-3778

  • Catering

    Catering available, details listed on website.

  • Private party facilities

    Located in historic Winter Park along Park Avenue just steps from Park Plaza Hotel and Rollins College. blu on the avenue has a private dining room located in the back of the building. This room can seat up to 84 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Hillary: (407) 730-6249

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