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Blu Ristorante & Lounge

#257 of 6,792 Restaurants in Toronto
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17A Yorkville Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4W 1L1, Canada
+1 416-921-1471
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was my boyfriends 50th birthday and I wanted to take him to a really nice place that has live entertainment. I did my research and heard about Blu. I made online resevations with a note saying its a 50th birthday. I also called the next day to make sure they got the reservations. Let me start by saying how... More 

Thank AdrienneG71
Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Blu has become my go to restaurant for special occasions. The food is always excellent and so is the service. Great spot for a romantic date or dinner with friends. Highly recommended.

Thank kokobab
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I went to Blu on March 22, 2017 for my birthday and we had one of the worst fine dining experience from both the food and the service. I ordered a seafood pasta for my main dish and all I could taste was garlic. there was so much garlic in the sauce that if I was eating... More 

Thank hyaz2017
Alfredo R, Owner at Blu Ristorante & Lounge, responded to this review

I was present at the restaurant when you were dining at Blu. I believe you and your companion Shared Tuna tartar and Scallops to start and According to Heidi (server) she did a quality check at your table for appetizers an everything was to your liking. Main Courses, you ordered was the Linguine Aglio e Olio, Chili, Tiger Prawn, Scallop,... More 

Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun place! Beautiful room. Wonderful pianist/singer performing but not overwhelming the ambience. The food was delicious. The pear salad is probably the best salad I have ever had. The spinach stuffed chicken on parsnip purée was tasty. The service was welcoming but missing a few beats. The waiter left abruptly in the middle of taking our order to attend to... More 

Thank Sass02
Alfredo R, Owner at Blu Ristorante & Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Blu Ristorante. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the pear salad and chicken. I will address the service issue with the staff, thank you for pointing that out. You are welcome to comeback any time, it will be a pleasure to serve you again. We also have some interesting wines... More 

Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was there with a business group. Cocktails, great. Appetizers, had a mixer/sampler plate- great scallops, great jumbo shrimp, great carpaccio, but a definitely pedestrian Caesar salad. More "diner" than haute cuisine. Mains looked good. Sea bass was enjoyed. Mine was duck and was tough and chewy. Oh well. expensive miss!

Thank JP2516
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Disclaimer; I work as an event manager for a living. I have dealings with a LOT of restaurants, often involving buyouts for tens of thousands of dollars on nights (mondays, tuesdays) when there would be considerably lighter sales. Here's the lowdown; A colleague plans a dinner for our conference. Calls ahead to review timing and is berated by her contact... More 

Thank ntrtaynr
Alfredo R, Owner at Blu Ristorante & Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Blu. First I would like to apologize about the cutlery situation, I have addressed the issue with all the front of the house staff and I will make sure this does not happen again. There are two sides to a story all the time and trip advisor is great... More 

Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017

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 

Thank SMS3095
Alfredo R, Owner at Blu Ristorante & Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your positive experince at Blu Ristorante. I will pass your compliments to the rest of the team. We hope to see you back at Blu in the near future Thank you for the review and the business. More 

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 February 4, 2017

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 

Thank Peg45227
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62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017

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 

Thank Stephen L
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2017

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.

Thank DiliaP123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-921-1471
Modern italian cuisine.

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