I have been here 4 times now, and the Blue Coyote does not disappoint. From 2 or 3 previous restaurant iterations, the space has been transformed from a plain open room into a warm and elegant dining experience with an open dining room, another separate dining room off to the side and a large bar area. The dark wood and attention to detail in the décor pays off in creating inviting spaces and a sophisticated atmosphere that are a pleasure to visit. The light fixtures throughout are splendid and beautiful. The abundant featured artwork on the walls is unique and whimsical.
We prefer sitting in the bar area and ordering from the appetizer menu for a satisfying, delicious and ample evening meal. Seating choices are at high, medium and low top tables and also at the bar counter. Yummy bread, served with a pat of butter drizzled with bright green chive oil, starts it off. The ample salads can be split; the "swedge" takes the iceberg salad one step further with a loaded wedge of lettuce with blue cheese, bacon, roasted pepper balsamic vinaigrette and roasted pine nuts. My favorite dish is the Wild Mushroom and Beef Ravioli, served over a sherry cream sauce, spiked with a bit of jalapeno. The Seared Scallops are another delicious offering and the Ahi Tuna is a work of art. I have seen most of the dishes on the appetizer menu and never heard anyone say their dish was less than wonderful. Everything coming from the kitchen is beautifully presented. Last visit, my dinner companion polished off her meal with the chocolate martini concoction for dessert (the name escapes me) featuring Norman Love chocolate sprinkles and it was truly delicious and decadent. The dinner menu choices look inviting and ample. Service has been attentive and a team effort.
Hot and humid is a given in southwest Florida and the one tiny glitch in my experiences (which is why this is 4, not 5 stars) is that twice I have been seated under an air conditioning vent that drips condensation. Not constantly, but enough to be noticed and noted. Hopefully, this can get fixed.