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“Beautiful setting but overpriced”
Review of Blu

Blu
Ranked #2 of 14 Restaurants in Glen Arbor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $45
Cuisines: American, European, French
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions
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 September 10, 2013

Nice 5 star setting and menu. I did not like my wine and was offered another and was not charged at all for this on my bill.

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

My wife and I have been to this restaurant several times. It is consistently one of the best restaurants we have ever dined at. Reservations are usually a must, as the dining area is small. It is located right on the beach and the view at sunset is gorgeous. The food is always fresh and made from scratch and the menu is always changing to keep things fresh and in season. Menu selections are coordinated with what is grown locally and seasonal which is nice. The service is excellent and unless you know where to look for this place you would go right by it and never know it was there. A hidden gem for sure! If it is on the menu get the foie gras or the whole stuff lobster. Both are melt in your mouth delicious. A finer restaurant in the Grand Traverse area will be hard to find!

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Thank 655jonathanb
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

This is the best duck you will ever have. I have been here 2 years in row, having ordered duck both times. You get business card certify the duck you received. These people are serious about a commitment to excellent. If you enjoy Duck don't even consider the other entrees which are great. My wife has tried them. Whatever order you can't go wrong. Service and view are bonuses.

Thank Greg N
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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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1  Thank L A
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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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Thank DayBreeze
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