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“Blu Wolf delivers terrific food...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Blu Wolf Bistro

Blu Wolf Bistro
657 Park Ave, Rochester, NY
15852704467
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Ranked #183 of 1,126 Restaurants in Rochester
Cuisines: Gastropub
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Rochester, New York
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60 restaurant reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Blu Wolf delivers terrific food...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I made my first visit to Blu Wolf Bistro on Park Ave last night for dinner. They do not have their own parking lot so you need to either find a spot on the street or park in a lot about a block a way, not a big deal. They have a extensive draft beer and wine menu. I thought my draft beer at $8 / pint was a little pricey for Rochester but not high enough to stop me from ordering one. The food menu offered some very interesting selections. They offer several burgers, salads, entrees, and more. One of the burgers is a "Game Burger" and last night it was elk with cheddar cheese, fried egg and black bean salsa. It was large, tasty and cooked to order. The brioche roll was large, fresh and soft. The fries served with the burger were very good. My guest ordered the Wolf Bites appetizer which was burger, bacon and cheese wrapped in a puff pastry and deep fried. There were four to an order and the plate would almost make a meal or it would be good to share. The staff was friendly and attentive. The place seemed a little loud but it may have been the people behind us more than the whole restaurant. One thing I noticed is no one was in a real hurry to leave. Some of the booths had people in them when we arrived and I noticed we left before some of those same people and we did not hurry through dinner. Nice to see that once in a while. I will definitely go back.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Rochester, NY
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Yum!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I was craving a cheeseburger and this did not disappoint! Definitely a cut above your average burger, with attentive service. Though it's more of a pub type setting, they had a decent wine selection. The fries were delicious too!

Visited December 2013
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ROCHESTER NY
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“Terrific, relaxing casual dinner out...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Went to BluWolf On impulse Saturday evening. No reservations, we were told about 30 min wait. We waited about 15 before the host found us at the bar. In the interim, we ran into several friends! Our server was Amanda W., absolutely outstanding, attentive, high energy. Offered some guidance about heat/spiciness of an appetizer. We had chips and trio dip app, salad w chicken (a bit chewy?), Berkeley burger w real onion rings. Beer selection excellent as well. Server very attentive, checking on us several times, personable and friendly. Will ask to be seated in her zone at next visit! Excellent stop tonight at a growing favorite.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Webster, NY
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“four course dinner paired with beer”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Was not a dinner more like a tasting. Thirty five dollars was way too much for five four oz. glasses of beer and food that was two bites each. We had to come home and eat dinner. A 20 oz beer there was six dollars normally. Food was good but certainly not worth $29. People who were there for a regular dinner got more food for a lot less. Very disappointed.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Rochester, New York
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“Decent food and great atmosphere”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

A very welcoming restaurant with a large bar area that looks great for an after work drink with friends.
Menu isn't daring and the execution is ok. Like many places, rare comes out med-rare and in this case a med-rare burger was med-well.
The bent arm fries are very tasty but have a coating that says they are not house made.
Would go back but not for any special occasion.

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