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BLU Italian Grille

280 W Jefferson St, Louisville Marriott Downtown, Louisville, KY 40202-1432
+1 502-671-4285
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“pasta” (12 reviews)
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280 W Jefferson St, Louisville Marriott Downtown, Louisville, KY 40202-1432
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Staff was friendly, the atmosphere was great, and the food was good. Conveniently located in the hotel where I was staying. Two thimbs up.

Thank Tracy B
Susan , Guest Relations Manager at BLU Italian Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Thank you for your rating

Reviewed 7 December 2017

They are listed as an Italian Grill but it didn't seem very Italian.The rib eye was huge and delicious. My Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich was mostly good. The sandwich had sat on the plate for a while and the bottom bun got soggy from sweating...More

1  Thank William B
Susan , Executive Assistant at BLU Italian Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Mr. B. Please accept our apologies if you were disappointed with your dining experience. We are in renovation and transition of our restaurants. We have a blended menu in an effort to have something for all guests. Please know sir, we are more than happy...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

Enjoyed having breakfast, wait staff was friendly and attentive. Granola parfait was tasty. They also have a breakfast buffet.

Thank itraveltheworld2013
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Five of us ate at the restaurant, and four got the ribeye. All of us were very happy with it. The only reason I didn’t give it a five was the service was slow. Friendly but slow. It was later at night so they weren’t...More

Thank Ed B
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

It was my 50th birthday weekend, and we were celebrating in Louisville. We kicked off the celebration at BLU Italian Grille hoping to make this a special occasion based on the website menu and reviews. Upon our arrival, we were told that the menu had...More

1  Thank IrishgirlWV
Reviewed 24 August 2017

This spot was inside the Marriott downtown and a bit difficult to find the door since they were renovating. Once inside, you pass the dining section and head to the back for the bar. We were the only couple there, which was fine for our...More

Thank DoctorPonce
Susan , Executive Assistant to General Managers at BLU Italian Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you DoctorPonce for posting. We apologize if the renovation activity caused you any inconvenience during your recent stay. We do hope you will visit us again in the future. We are excited to show you the New Louisville Marriott Downtown which includes an iconic...More

Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Two couples on a Wednesday night. Steaks were excellent. Friendly, top notch service. Good wine list. Many thanks.

Thank Howard P
Susan , Executive Assistant to General Manager at BLU Italian Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

We truly appreciate your time in commenting about your recent dining experience. Your remarks have been shared with our Executive Chef, Graham Weber and the entire culinary team. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 22 May 2017

Visiting the area during the Derby weekend, BLU Italian Grille aka BLU Restaurant was a great choice inside the Marriott. We enjoyed both the attached bar, and then when our table was ready we moved over to the main dining room. Steaks, sides and salads...More

Thank IraBfromCSG
Susan , Executive Assistant at BLU Italian Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you for your comments. We did change our menu for the Derby weekend. We hope you will be able to join us again in the future.

Reviewed 21 May 2017

We had a large group form out of town and made a reservation for a Saturday night. Upon seating it was noticed that there was one other party in the whole place. After seating it seemed to take 15-20 minutes before we were attended to...More

1  Thank LNW713
Susan , From the desk of Executive Chef Graham Weber at BLU Italian Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Please accept our sincerest apologies on several shortcomings. First and foremost, not doing a sufficient job communicating the menu concept change via open table, secondly the slow service and lastly the steaks being cooked correctly & lacking flavor. Please contact me directly at (502)671-4292 and...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

My brother and I had a couple of breakfasts here but what really impressed us was the bourbon bar and our bartender while we were there, Carla. Great selection of great bourbons including several Pappy Van Winkles. Carla has a deep knowledge of bourbons and...More

2  Thank MauiMKO
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$29
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
6:30 AM - 1:00 AM
6:30 AM - 1:00 AM
6:30 AM - 1:00 AM
6:30 AM - 1:00 AM
6:30 AM - 1:00 AM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 280 W Jefferson St, Louisville Marriott Downtown, Louisville, KY 40202-1432
    (On West Jefferson between 2nd and 3rd Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 502-671-4285
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Louisville Marriott Downtown
Whether coming in for our award winning breakfast or diner's choice, lunch and dinner menu, BLU restaurant features bold craveable food using regional ingredients prepared with skillful restraint to showcase their clean natural flavors. We offer over 65 bourbons including many that cannot be found anywhere else in the city.
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