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Bluefin Seafood Bistro

7053 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704-4329
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Ranked #74 of 1,669 restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: French, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: INA
Description: Bluefin is an upscale seafood bistro reminiscent of New Orleans with finer dining on the second floor and a hip indoor/outdoor bar on the first. Bluefin specializes in fish flown in from all over the world, as well as live Maine lobster, Alaskan crab legs and our crowd-pleasing bouillabaisse. The eclectic wine list has offerings from all over the world, several by the glass selections.
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77% Recommend
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English first
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by some local Tucson residents and the reviews were fairly positive, but the 4 of us weren't very impressed. The fish 'n chips Blue Fin Specialty comprised a heavy, oily battered fish, an overly pickled tartar sauce, but complemented with decent fries. Two of the diners tried the clam chowder and found it heavily laden with... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Just a perfect dinner from staff to the bar to the menu! We will certainly be back!! We always go to the Bluefin and were trilled it is how we remembered!

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Fulltime RV
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364 reviews 364 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Met friends there last night and we had a very nice meal. Oysters Rockefeller for app followed by fish and chips and crusted fish, all prepared perfectly. Their shoestring french fries are" to die for".

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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Four of us enjoyed this restaurant recently on a mild March evening. The wait staff and servers were friendly, checking on us frequently and keeping us informed. They told us there was a very large party that arrived shortly before we did, which caused us to wait longer for our meals than I would have liked. The food was delicious... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

popped into this place for dinner on st. patrick's day/evening. Some of the crowd was there to party, but overally a pretty much older, sedate crowd. bar area looked like it had potential to be a fun place to spend a few drinks, but again, average age perhaps 60. sat upstairs, waitress was very friendly, helpful and had great suggestions.... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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92 reviews 92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

People were so kind and accomodating.......sad to say the food was just okay. The mussels were gritty and the rest of the food was overly salty. These nice people noticed that I wasn't eating my mussels and took them off of the bill without having been asked to do it. But I would rather have had tasty edible mussels.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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146 reviews 146 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Loved our fresh fish dinner here. We had scallops, trout, and sea bass; all of which were prepared very nicely and tasted great. The service was attentive and staff were all very friendly. Recommend making reservations for dinner if you go at that time.

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Went for Valentines Day and it was amazing! Had reservations or we probably wouldn't have been able to get in. The Sea Bass was to die for. It has an outdoor seating area and 2 floors of seating inside. On the weekends they sometimes have live music. Very romantic and enjoyed it very much! Will definitely go again.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Bluefin's Fat Tuesday special was an outstanding treat. All of the staff, dressed in New Orleans Mardi Gras attire, lent a festive air to the very comfortable upstairs dining room. Sazerac cocktails were the special drink and were as good as any that I've had at the Sazerac Bar in the Waldorf Astoria (formerly Fairmount) in the Big Easy. The... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We met friends for lunch and ate on the patio. Enjoyed the fresh air and sunshine. The food was very good, and even though it's fresh seafood, was pricey for lunch. Our friends are from Maine, and thought the Maine lobster rolls were authentic.

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