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“Unforgettable meal, incredible view, superb service”
Review of Blu

Blu
Ranked #3 of 14 Restaurants in Glen Arbor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $45
Cuisines: American, European, French
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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.
Reviewed August 23, 2013

This was the highlight of our week in Glen Arbor. We discovered Blu walking to the beach at Lake Street when we could hear the chef's whisk while walking by. We made reservations for dinner. We sat outside, right on the beachfront terrace with an unbelievable island view. The meal was incredible (fantastic cucumber soup, risotto, and whitefish), our waitress was one of the best ever. If you love fine food and great service you simply must come here when in Northern Michigan. It began to drizzle while we were eating and the staff immediately moved the umbrellas to cover us. It was a wonderful experience, I cannot wait to go back!

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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Classy restaurant in a lakefront location. Walkable from downtown Glen Arbor and all their cute little shops. MAKE A RESERVATION. Excellent service with chef checking on all tables. Food is innovative and beautifully presented. Wonderful taste. This is the place for special occasions!

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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Stopped in around 8:30 for drinks and desert, where very blessed to get table outside. Definately need reservations well in advance, as we tried to get a dinner reservation for the next night and they where completely booked. Service was great, especially given we where ordering wine (granted a few bottles for our party of 6) and desert. The deserts where amazing. The best part was certainly the gorgeous sunset enjoyed with wine and desert.

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Had dinner with our friends at Blu and can't stop raving about it. The location on the lake is fantastic. We had a window table and could see forever. Our meals were 5 star. 3 of us had the corvina on a bed of fresh corn and pinto succotash with a creole menurie. Each taste complimented the fish. Hubby had the scallops on fresh creamed corn. He couldn't stop raving about it. I started with the crab puffs and it was ALL crab!! Want to go back again soon. If you are near here make a point to dine there. You won't be sorry!!

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

The food and service were excellent. Even the server understood gluten free for my husband. They were very anxious to please The chef went to all tables, greeted diners to make sure all was well. A wonderful touch.

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