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About Blu Ristorante
Top 100 restaurants in Canada and 50 Most romantic restaurants also in Canada op Open Table 2016
On the quiet eastern front of Yorkville, set back behind a brick façade, Blu is an Italian restaurant based on authentic classic cuisine, yet, contemporary created by executive Chef; Eric Bucher and Chef de Cuisine; Andrew Harasti
Warmly lit stone walls and grand mirrors surround cozy leather seating and white table cloths. Enter through a casual wine bar, which then leads to a hip, upscale dining room with an inviting ambiance.
Dinner is enhanced by the soothing live music Friday to Saturday. Pianist/singer, guitarrist/singer. Enjoy impeccable service for intimate dining or for large private parties up to 110 guests. Private rooms also available. One will remember Blu as a true memorable dining experience.
Blu has become a staple restaurant in Toronto over the last ten years
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: Dinner 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
Saturday: Dinner 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: Dinner 5:00pm - 10:00pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Live music Friday and Saturday. Soft contemporary music with a jazz feel. Allowing diners to enjoy live music and dinner conversation. Varied artists throughout the week. Please visit our website for more detailed information www.bluristorante.com
Public parking 6 doors west on the same side of the street (Yorkville Avenue).
Minute walk from Yonge/Bloor Subway Station.
6 minute walk from Bay/Bloor Subway Station.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We specialize in all types of private functions such as: weddings, corporate functions, presentations, product launches, fashion shows, etc. We provide our clients with professional AV system. Menus can be created in coordination with Massimo Callovini
Blu has private rooms that accommodate tables of eight up to thirty two.
Conveniently located in stylish Yorkville, Blu Ristorante offers a selection of specialized amenities to suit your specific event needs, whether it’s enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in our spacious wine bar or intimate dining in the main dining room.
Blu Ristorante Ratings and Reviews
The food and service was excellent! We arrived, by mistaka, a day earlier than our booking but were received with no fuzz and were seated in no time.
Great location, very inviting decor, fabulous service. The food was excellent. We had the swordfish, tuna and pasta special. The only item I wouldn't recommend was the creme brûlée which was okay. We would definitely come back.
Great staff and wonderful food at a reasonable price
I came here with a friend on a week day. We had the soup du jour, zucchini fritters, and the veal saltimbocca.
Right after we ordered, we received some bread (about 2 slices) with some olive oil, I believe. The bread was very soft, but not warm. It was more like room temperature, which was fine.
I enjoyed the leek soup, but the fritters were a bit bland for my taste. My friend enjoyed the veal, not so much the sauteed cabbage that came with the dish.
The service was very good. The waiting staff were all very attentive to both my friend and I.
Overall, it was a good 'special-occasion' restaurant to go to.
Excellent restaurant. The food and service were outstanding.
This was an amazing experience. Live music really made the night.
Great setting here for dinner. (only small complaint is it's too dark & hard to read menu) Service is super attentive even when it started getting dinner hour busy...Food is amazing! Red beet risotto was perfect. I had the Saffron risotto with grilled calamari...Both dishes were plentiful & full of flavor.. Well & properly cooked risotto made this a great meal for us both (Sorry another small complaint that the saffron risotto itself was pretty salty & not because of the calamari) Extensive wine list of just about everything anyone could want for a perfect meal....Tiramisu with expresso for dessert was a perfect ending to this meal...Overall was excellent dinner here & well worth the price for everything...Yes, a little expensive but well worth it all...Saw other meals being presented to others & all dishes looked amazing & plentiful...Great job Blu Ristorante, was our first time & will not be our last now that we've tried!
Had a great evening overall. Excellent service, amazing live music, good food and ambience.
Great Restaurant - our third time and everything remained consistent. Great food, excellent service and nice ambience. Live entertainment was good as well - one acoustic guitarist but right entertainment for this venue.
Fantastic meal in a very nice ambience. It's easy to actually talk because the background music is very subtle. The menu has a wonderful variety - it was hard to make a choice. So we ordered a few things and shared them. Our waiter Brian was a real pro. We had so much fun and he kept things nice and relaxed. He really knows what he's doing. Thanks for a great birthday evening!
The staff, ambiance the food and music was amazing. Our special occasion was very well accommodated. The whole thing was perfect from the minute we got there to the end when I proposed. (And she said yes!) Thanks to Tanya and the whole Blu staff again. Hope to see you soon again. Cheers!!!
When my veal dish arrived I was disappointed at the presentation ( a indistinct pile of food covered in brown sauce). The sauce, although very good, overpowered everything on the plate. None of the side dishes could be distinguished or give the palette relief from the sauce. Appetizers were exceptional and other diners with me enjoyed their meals.
I always dine at Blu, service are food are excellent. My last dinner the desert was not as usual I complained to waitress she came back with apologies from chef but nothing was done about it. In a restaurant like blu I the minimum is to wave it from bill.
Elegant space with good food to match.
Service is impeccable with options for the most picky eaters.
anniversary dinner. Surprised us with a complimentary tiramisu!
The decor and Ambience was soothing and perfect for the special occasion we were celebrating. Our waiter was attentive, and friendly. The food was very tasty, and portions were a good size - we left full and satisfied. We will definitely go back.
we sat in the bar area which is more private and airy-love it-Brian was an amazing server
Blu does an outstanding meal service in a lovely venue. The wait staff is informative, polite and professional. The meal presentation is attractive and delicious.
The added bonus is the generous space between tables, permitting a rare sense of privacy in restaurants today.
"Bravo" & thank you.
From the moment I walked in, I knew I made the right decision in booking my reservation at Blu Ristorante for my aunt's birthday. The Hostess, Tristan, was super helpful and very welcoming. Right away, he asked me if I required anything special for the evening or had any requests and showed me to my table. Service was impeccable. Heidi made our experience so wonderful. Constantly making sure we were okay and well taken care of, Heidi went above and beyond for us. Between the ambiance, excellent service, live entertainment and delicious food, it was truly a night to remember.
I would certainly recommend this restaurant to all of my friends and family, and it won't be long until I return to this restaurant. It was my first time on Yorkville and it certainly will not be my last!
A special thank you to Tristan, Heidi, Chef, and the kitchen staff at Blu Ristorante for making my aunt's birthday a special one!
the restaurant is beautiful and the staff is amazing.
Exceptional dining experience. Food is delicious and the setting is very romantic for a date or special occasion. 5 star !!
Had an amazing experience at BLU! Me and my husband went for dinner on a Saturday night. We loved our food and service. Everything about the dinner was just amazing!
Was very impressed with the impeccable service. The food was very well presented and absolutely delicious.
Great restaurant. Food excellent as well as the service. It is now one of a very few restaurants where you can go, talk and hear the other person.
The service was good. Location is nice, but the food was all a bit off. The pasta was undercooked, the octopus was overly salty, the lamb was good as was the ceasar salad but portions were small.
Overall not bad but too pricey relative to quality and portion size.
The recent visit was a repeat after previous wonderful dining experiences. it did not disappoint once again. The greeting upon arrival was warm and welcoming . The food was wonderful and Cody our waiter provided friendly, attentive and professional service. All the staff were very hospitable. I will definitely be returning soon .
This is officially now one of our Yorkville favourites! Addicted to their Swordfish!!!
Food was excellent. Recommend to try the Beet Risotto as well as Fettucine Seafood. Great atmosphere and friendly service.
Amazing ambiance, great staff owner is amazing! Definetely a place I recommend for any occasion
A great find for Yorkville fine dining. This restaurant has a crazy cool atmosphere along with a pretty sweet bar area. The selection of wines compliments their delightful cuisine.
I chose Blu for our 18th year anniversary dinner. Reservation process was very easy (online) followed by a confirmation call from Blu the next day. We had a great dinner at Blu – great table, service, food, and atmosphere.
Small restaurant with nice decor which was a perfect setting for a birthday dinner for my girlfriend. The wait staff were very attentive to us and we never had to wait long for anything. Delicious food with good portions given the price. Would recommend!
Very good experience
* very good food - tasty and presentation
* very good wine selection
* nice hosts - waiters/waitresses well trained and very friendly
Thank you! :-)
Outstanding dining experience! Wonderfully intimate atmosphere! We are looking forward to checking out their live music Fridays and Saturdays! Their rack of Lamb is sublime as are their Duck breasts. Thank you Heidi for completing this culinary experience!
We had a fabulous time! I had mentioned that it was our anniversary dinner when I booked the reservation online and they brought out a special little something for my wife. Right from when we sat down at our table until the last dessert drink we had, the service & food when exceptional & totally recommend coming to Blu for a wonderful night out.
Thank you to all the staff who made our 17th wedding anniversary memorable!
Until the next time,
Tony & Sandy Cordeiro!
I had a Reso still had to wait 20 min
incredible food, excellent seervice great wine list and a elegant atmosphere Will definitely be a repeat visit
Excellent service and food! Ambiance is great for a romantic dinner. Will definitely be back!
Fantastic food, nice ambience, great service.... definitely would recommend visiting.
Great service, amazing staff, delicious food, and beautiful music.
Sebastian made our night very special.
We will definetely come back.
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