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BLU Italian Grille

280 W Jefferson St., Louisville Marriott Downtown, Louisville, KY 40202-1432
+1 502-671-4285
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“lobster tail” (2 reviews)
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280 W Jefferson St., Louisville Marriott Downtown, Louisville, KY 40202-1432
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Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Two couples on a Wednesday night. Steaks were excellent. Friendly, top notch service. Good wine list. Many thanks.

Thank Howard P
Susan , Executive Assistant to General Manager at BLU Italian Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

We truly appreciate your time in commenting about your recent dining experience. Your remarks have been shared with our Executive Chef, Graham Weber and the entire culinary team. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 21 May 2017

Visiting the area during the Derby weekend, BLU Italian Grille aka BLU Restaurant was a great choice inside the Marriott. We enjoyed both the attached bar, and then when our table was ready we moved over to the main dining room. Steaks, sides and salads...More

Thank IraBfromCSG
Susan , Executive Assistant at BLU Italian Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you for your comments. We did change our menu for the Derby weekend. We hope you will be able to join us again in the future.

Reviewed 21 May 2017

We had a large group form out of town and made a reservation for a Saturday night. Upon seating it was noticed that there was one other party in the whole place. After seating it seemed to take 15-20 minutes before we were attended to...More

Thank LNW713
Susan , From the desk of Executive Chef Graham Weber at BLU Italian Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Please accept our sincerest apologies on several shortcomings. First and foremost, not doing a sufficient job communicating the menu concept change via open table, secondly the slow service and lastly the steaks being cooked correctly & lacking flavor. Please contact me directly at (502)671-4292 and...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017

My brother and I had a couple of breakfasts here but what really impressed us was the bourbon bar and our bartender while we were there, Carla. Great selection of great bourbons including several Pappy Van Winkles. Carla has a deep knowledge of bourbons and...More

2  Thank MauiMKO
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Dinner alone on s business trip. Fantastic selection, great service. Burrata was fabulous as was the lasagna.

Thank Eric O
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The food was delicious and the staff were very accommodating. I ate here twice during my stay in Louisville - once the Chef created a custom vegetarian dish for me and the next time I ordered a pasta dish from the menu. Highly recommend.

Thank Christopher A
Susan , Executive Assistant at BLU Italian Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback and the great rating! We appreciate you.

Reviewed 1 April 2017

The restaurant was empty. The wait staff were MIA. The food when it finally arrived was very good. I was hosting out-of-town friends who were staying in the hotel. It was embarrassing.

Thank vspbky
Susan , Guest Relations Manager at BLU Italian Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Please accept our sincere apologies. This is very upsetting that we disappointed you. We strive every day to make your experience in our restaurants 100%. We would welcome the opportunity to make this up to you. Please contact me at 502.627.5045 to discuss further.

Reviewed 7 February 2017

I highly recommend Blu. My son and I were looking for good Italian cuisine, not just pizza, and we were not disappointed. We were seated quickly and our waiter was very attentive. The bread they make from scratch was delicious. My son had gnocchi with...More

Thank ThatLeland
susanhV8835VX, Executive Assistant to General Manager at BLU Italian Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2017

Thank you for the kind remarks and wonderful score in regards to your recent visit to BLU. I have shared your comments with our culinary team and Executive Chef. You are appreciated! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 30 December 2016

The atmosphere is very warm, we were seated by a large glowing fireplace. Our server was very knowledgeable about the drinks and dishes they served and he recommended a great tasting appetizer. I think the food has a taste that you can only find at...More

1  Thank rm00re502
Reviewed 15 December 2016

This place was great for a larger group dinner, with something for everyone on the menu. The bread was pretty amazing, but I had to stop so I could enjoy my entree (I got the filet, and it was very good). Our group of 10...More

Thank slj28
David R, Manager at BLU Italian Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2016

Thank you slj28 for visiting us at BLU Italian Grille. We appreciate as well you taking the time to share your experience with us and for the positive remarks on the food. I am truly for the issues in regards to food timing and for...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 12:00
06:30 - 01:00
06:30 - 01:00
06:30 - 01:00
06:30 - 01:00
06:30 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 280 W Jefferson St., Louisville Marriott Downtown, Louisville, KY 40202-1432
    (On West Jefferson between 2nd and 3rd Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 502-671-4285
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  • This restaurant is at Louisville Marriott Downtown
Whether coming in for our award winning breakfast or diner's choice, lunch and dinner menu, BLU restaurant features bold craveable food using regional ingredients prepared with skillful restraint to showcase their clean natural flavors. We offer over 65 bourbons including many that cannot be found anywhere else in the city.
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