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Blue Restaurant & Bar

#116 of 1,936 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
First Ward
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206 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2112 (Corner of College and 5th Sts.)
+1 704-927-2583
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Charleston, South Carolina
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232 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After attending an affair in a back room, we stayed for dinner and enjoyed the short ribs and the wonderful trout stuffed with crab meat and wrapped in bacon.

Thank geo08
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1,113 reviews
536 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading a bad TripAdvisor review we should have tried to find someplace else.....but we were having such bad experiences in Charlotte that we actually couldn't find a review for anyplace that was good.....so we tried Blue.....another mistake.....food sure didn't make any impressions.....wait staff were off as well.....we need to avoid the city I guess.....

Thank RickMIusa
North Augusta, South Carolina
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's currently restaurant week in Charlotte, so we wanted to try Blue uptown. We had reservations for 8:30 and were placed promptly. Valet is complementary and fairly quick. There was a live jazz band great ambiance great seating all around. I had the Beef Tenderloin with a sweet pea Risotto. The tenderloin was okay but the risotto was pretty good.... More 

Thank Chris B
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I stopped in to have dinner after a long day of traveling. We hadn't eaten anything since breakfast so we were quite hungry once we got to the restaurant at 9pm. Our table wasn't ready because we were a few minutes early, so we decided to have a drink at the bar. The service was very slow.... More 

Thank Shayne B
Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We had a reservation for Christmas Eve. Even with a reservation - we were sat in the overflow room despite there being empty tables in the main area... This unfortunate start was minor but the evening was downhill from there. We brought a special bottle of wine for the night and as we were being seated we asked the hostess... More 

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Natick, MA
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203 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

After reading the tripadvisor reviews we weren't sure about Blue but we went anyway on New Years Eve because they didn't have a fixed price menu. We were pleasantly suprised. Sat in bar and they have a special bar menu. The food was excellent, we had scallops and calamari. We shared a desert toffee pudding and it was suberb.

Thank momskier
Huntersville, North Carolina
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We had a Groupon so we tried this restaurant over the weekend. My husband had a dish with filet steak that he said was good. My food was just ok. I had Neapolitan Beef Short Ribs and they were not tender. I was disappointed. When I stuck the fork in the middle of the meat and it did not fall... More 

Thank brmomthree
Asheville, North Carolina
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Good food and ambiance. We ordered a bunch of plates and then split the main meal to try much of the food. Was good. Suggest this as a restaurant before hitting the town or the theater.

Thank Travelandenjoyliving
Clarksville, Maryland
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195 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

The whole restaurant (certainly our waiter) probably thinks they are more than what they are. We were happy to find a very decent restaurant but this was not exceptional. Our waiter in describing the menu to a large group of us made a point of bragging that their crab cakes were better than Maryland crab cakes. I took that challenge... More 

Thank Bruce P
New Bern, North Carolina
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246 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful spot for a meet up with a dear old friend for a beautiful cheese plate and nice glass of beautiful red wine. Service was friendly and impeccable. Celebrate a random night at this beautiful restaurant...you won't regret it. Thanks for welcoming us to the downtown area tonight with warmth and care...we will be back again soon.

Thank Caytoncristy

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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
US$41 - US$80
American, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2112
    (Corner of College and 5th Sts.)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > First Ward
  • Neighbourhood: First Ward
  • Phone Number: +1 704-927-2583
Blue Restaurant is a sophisticated restaurant that offers flavors from around the Mediterranean region. Our multicultural menu will take your taste buds on a whirlwind tour. prepare to experience a Moroccan Tagine, Whole Roasted Mediterranean Sea Bass or a Tenderloin a la Blue. as you travel around the menu, you will be delighted with familiar dishes and excited by others you have yet to explore.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?