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Blu Ristorante & Lounge

#194 of 6,780 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Midtown
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17A Yorkville Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4W 1L1, Canada
+1 416-921-1471
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17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went to Blu to celebrate my birthday! We loved our appetizers - beet salad and the scallops. We asked our waiter for a wine recommendation to complement our mains - duck and beet risotto. The Interesting Italian wine he suggested for us was wonderful and worked well with our dishes. The wait staff was attentive and... More 

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Loveland, Ohio, United States
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our entire team went to Blu for dinner. The staff was welcoming the minute we walked in, seated us and immediately we had water, breads and we ordered appetizers to get everything started. The appetizers were so delicious and were promptly served. The wait staff kept our wine glasses and water full, was there for anything we needed. Salads were... More 

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Thank Peg45227
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great spot. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Blu. We were there on a Friday night and they had live music. A soulful guitarist who provided beautiful background music. Service was attentive but not over the top. Knowledgeable waiter made every dish sound exquisite and the ones we had were in fact exquisite. I rarely... More 

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Thank Stephen L
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and the staff are just wonderful. Everything is good and they more than happy to work with you if there is something you can't eat in their recipe. The decor is warm and inviting.

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Thank DiliaP123
Toronto, Canada
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92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I could have given this restaurant five stars... The atmosphere was fancy but also small and cozy. The live piano player was also great. The food was incredible. I had the beef carpaccio to start. Anytime I visit a restaurant that serves carpaccio I try it. I've tried many, and this one held it's own for sure. For my main... More 

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Thank MDlysko
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Blu had been a place that I recommended for special occasions, as we previously had good experiences, whether it is a group of 8 or for an intimate dinner for 2. However, the last visit was an embarrassment. While the food was still up to standard, the service was appalling. Our server Julian was attentive to one individual only and... More 

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Huntington Woods, Michigan
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150 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The food and the staff are just wonderful and the food is out of this world. Everything is good and they more than happy to work with you if there is something you can't eat in their recipe. The decor is warm and inviting. You CAN NOT miss the chocolate dessert. REALLY!

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Thank Beth B
Calgary, Canada
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130 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Eight of us had just seen La La Land at the Manulife Centre and decided we needed some great food and drink. We walked the two blocks to Blu, and it was a rainy, cold night which made the enthusiastic welcome even more special. The decor is brick and wood with a nice bar at the front of the restaurant.... More 

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Thank George B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I really wanted to like this place, since my sister picked it for her birthday tonight. This is my first review of a restaurant. I don't usually waste my time sharing bad experiences, but wanted to give a heads up to anyone thinking about dining at this establishment. So here's a quick summary regarding the Food and Service. Food: Very... More 

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Thank Jimmy W
Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

So I had made a reservation for dinner at 8:30pm. The restaurant was very busy. I had come a bit early and so I was seated at the bar while I waited for my table to be ready. It was fine since my friend had not arrived yet. About 8:35pm my friend arrived and I inquired with the hostess if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17A Yorkville Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4W 1L1, Canada
  • Public Transportation: Minute walk from Yonge/Bloor Subway Station. 6 minute walk from Bay/Bloor Subway Station.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-921-1471
Description
Modern italian cuisine.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Midtown

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Midtown
Midtown is a dynamic part of Toronto with some of its most stylish high-rise residences and heritage buildings. The area sees busy shoppers with bag-laden arms balancing lattes in paper cups as they travel from one luxury brand to the next, taking advantage of the proximity of high-end shops. The reflecting pools, jogging trails, and nature treks of the Rosehill Revision are always a hub of outdoor activity, and after a workout from either running or splurging, many take advantage of the spas and massage parlors Midtown has to offer. Away from the bakeries, boutiques, and glamorous old theaters of the district's center, locals use the weekend to embrace the more suburban feel of Midtown's parks, tennis courts, outdoor markets, and the manicured grounds of Casa Loma, while families indulge the area's state-of-the-art playground and learning facilities. Of course, no high-brow district is complete without a healthy counter-culture: Midtown boasts some of the wildest street art and full-wall graffiti of any neighborhood in Toronto.
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