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“Great Dining Experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blu

Blu
Ranked #4 of 13 Restaurants in Glen Arbor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $45
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located in Glen Arbor on the shore of Lake Michigan with panoramic views of Sleeping Bear Bay and the Manitou Islands, Blu has a location unparalleled by any Michigan restaurant. With thoughtfully executed cuisine, our award winning wine program and gracious hospitality we seek to excite, inspire, and transport guests for one memorable evening.European techniques fused with local ingredients and the finest from afar will influence Chef Randy Chamberlain's daily changing menus with an emphasis on the products, simplicity and flavor. The carefully chosen wine list includes vintners from around the world including local favorites as selected by Sommelier Mari Chamberlain.Since opening in 2008 Blu has received numerous accolades including a James Beard nomination for Best Chef-Great Lakes and high praise from Wine Spectator and Travel+Leisure. Blu continues to set the standard for fine dining with a modern interpretation in Glen Arbor; we look forward to your visit.
Crown Point, Indiana
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Dining Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

Delicious food served in beautiful setting on water. Salmon was delicious . Delicious salads and appetizers. Don't pass this restaurant up, it is truly the best around. Chef does a splendid job.

Visited July 2013
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Ironwood, Michigan
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“beautiful view!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Go here for the view, if nothing else. The food is good but very expensive (unless you go for the 5:00 special). We did this and felt it was well worth it. The service was great, view spectactular and food, very good.

Visited July 2013
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North Palm Beach, Florida
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Beyond 5 star”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

From the moment you walk in the door of Blu you feel like you are in for a wonderful experience.
Great ambience. Food was fantastic starting with trout mousse, asparagus bisque (not to be missed), lightlty sauteed trout over polenta, Conundrum wine (wonderful) and a fantastic dessert menu. Entrees are from local farms. This restaurant is a must!

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A Surprising Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

This restaurant is equal to any 5 star restaurant in Chicago...setting gorgeous, service superb, food unbelievable...very much like the Everest Room at the top of Chicago's Options Exchange, in quality

Visited May 2013
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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“ALWAYS GREAT”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

Blu is my favorite restaurant in the U.S. and trust me I tried many great ones. Randy and Mari are the most gracious hosts and the food is always fantastic and fresh for the season. Most all entree items are from local farms except for the fish which is flown in daily from Hawaii. The prices are up there but you don't mind paying for great food and service and not to mention the great wine list.

  • Visited May 2013
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