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Blue Restaurant & Bar

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206 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2112 (Corner of College and 5th Sts.)
+1 704-927-2583
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Varese, Italy
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here for a business dinner with 10 customers. From the outside it doesn't look like a place always full or crowded. So, from a certain prospective, it refrains a bit to enter. However, the place is quite big and not noisy at all. You can talk with people with no disturb. The service and waiter were fine. Competent... More 

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Thank CCItaly
Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tried a two for one special pre-theater. If we had paid full price for the food we would have been very disappointed as it was mediocre at best. I ordered the bronzino which was overcooked and over salted. The lamb ordered by my partner was just so-so and over seasoned. Blue was not busy the night and time we were... More 

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Thank Charley523
Charlotte, North Carolina
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fair to fair that's all there is here. Service was great with live entertainment which makes it better but the pricing and food was subpar to my likings

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Thank JohnT01Traveler
Charlotte, North Carolina
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner here. We were greeted and seated by the owner. Our waiter went through the menu with us and gave us his personal recommendations. We started with the Jumbo Scallops and Lobster Crab cakes. Definitely recommend them! The Bison Steak was cooked to perfection, and we ended the night with Sticky Toffee Cake.... More 

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Thank Fahad S
Charlotte, North Carolina
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113 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

As noted in other reviews, we eat dinner at Blue before attending the Charlotte Symphony concerts. As usual, this time was an excellent experience for food, wine, ambiance, and service. We like the consistency of Blue's food as much as we like the taste, variety, and presentation. Katy recommended excellent wine-by-the-glass pairings that we didn't know but will look for... More 

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Thank Charles P
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I ordered the Pork Milanese and it was horrible. The breaded meat was soggy! The restaurant is very cold, so bring your jacket. My husband ordered the boar and for the price it was nothing to brag about.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Charlotte, North Carolina
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77 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I've gone here with friends a few times and it's not one of my favorite places to dine. I'm not into Mediterranean food, so it was only ok for me. The live entertainment was good and we all had a nice time.

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Thank CltGirl129
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

My wife had the grouper special and I had grilled bison, with truffle mashed potatoes, and sauteed spinach...the service was very good, the wine exceptional, and the crab cake appetizer very yummy....nice view of college street for people watching...menu very diverse and something for anyone with upscale foodie interests....

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Thank Vegasjoe57
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

It was my 70th Birthday and I really want to go some place special. My wife said she would take care of finding the perfect spot. And boy did she ever. She picked out Blue Restaurant and Bar on College Street in uptown Charlotte. What a fantastic restaurant. Great atmosphere, attentive service and outstanding food. I had the Filet and... More 

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Thank David L
Harrisburg, North Carolina
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128 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was empty at 8pm on a Saturday night. We asked to be sat by a window in a small room as the dining was dark, the tables were close and had no windows. The wine prices were marked up more than usual. The service was slow, we sat at least 10 minutes without a greeting. The scallops appetizer... 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$41 - US$80
Cuisine
American, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2112
    (Corner of College and 5th Sts.)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > First Ward
  • Neighbourhood: First Ward
  • Phone Number: +1 704-927-2583
Description
Blue Restaurant is a sophisticated restaurant that offers flavors from around the Mediterranean region. Our multicultural menu will take your taste buds on a whirlwind tour. prepare to experience a Moroccan Tagine, Whole Roasted Mediterranean Sea Bass or a Tenderloin a la Blue. as you travel around the menu, you will be delighted with familiar dishes and excited by others you have yet to explore.

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