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5705 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI 49636-5102
+1 231-334-2530
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't say enough about this restaurant. The menu was absolutely delicious, the service was impeccable, and the chef came out to greet us during our meal and to inquire about our overall experience. What more could one ask for during an evening out with your loved one?? A reservation is required, and you should time it with the sunset,... More 

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Thank Pinglan73
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visit the Traverse City, Mi area a couple of times a year and always plan to have dinner at Blu in nearby Glen Arbor each time. The menu is creative and the food beautifully prepared and presented. The view of Lake Michigan adds a visual component to the dining experience you can't get many other places.... More 

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Thank 462BettyK
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We traveled to Northern Michigan for the day to see the beautiful fall colors. Blu was recommended by a friend. I checked out the menu online and it looked amazing. The hours posted online aren't always accurate so I called to double check. When the phone was answered I simply asked "what are your hours today?" the reply was we... More 

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Thank PennyG944
Grosse Pointe, Michigan, United States
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87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The food here was absolutely amazing! There wasn't a single part of the meal that wasn't presented beautifully and that didn't taste sublime! Never in my life have I had chicken that literally melted in my mouth. But the chicken here did. Because of the prices, it is not a restaurant I can visit regularly, but I have to say... More 

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Thank Patty F
Saint Charles, Illinois
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

A great wonderful dining experience. Prime location on the Lake. Beautiful settings inside with a magnificent view. Did have to run outside, due to trees, to see the Magnificent Sunset. Kevin was excellent as our server. The restaurant was crowded but we never had to wait for anything. The Lake Trout was delicious and my wife really enjoyed the Risotto.... More 

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Thank ED B
Wilmette, Illinois
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here with some of our best friends on our trip to the Northwest coast of Michigan. It was a great evening. The food, service and atmosphere were all fantastic. I had the lamb and it was excellent. The chef came out to check on us at the end of the evening which was an added bonus. The... More 

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Thank ghayesfam
Matthews, North Carolina
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The ambience is wonderful, just like the food and the service. Our table split the mushroom appetizer, which was incredible. I highly recommend the risotto with scallops, if you are like shellfish. The scallops are huge and delicious. Our waitress was excellent; and the chef even came out of the kitchen to check on us. Good wine selection for those... More 

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Tried to book a table for today based on the terrific reviews on the site. A table for 4 was available, but when we asked about a high chair for the baby, we were told that they didn't have any. When we said that we could bring our own, they said that they didn't have the space. Such a shame,... More 

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Thank Anthony N
RandyChamberlain, Owner at Blu, responded to this review

I'm sorry we couldn't help you. Yes we had a table for four, but not five. While we would consider ourselves child friendly we do not have accessories available for small children. You actually needed a table for five which we didn't have. Had we, you would have been welcome to bring your own gear for your young one. More 

Holland, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Such a pleasant experience. Trout was excellent, View was the best even on a rainy day and atmosphere in room was elegant.

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Thank glo42310
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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175 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Finally I was able secure reservations at Blu during our trip to the Leelanau area. From the greeting to our leaving, we had a by good time. Our waiter was excellent, very knowledgeable and proper with a sense of humor, not stuffy. He was very helpful, not afraid to give us his opinion when asked. We ordered two hors d'oeuvres,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
Cuisine
American, French, International, European
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5705 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI 49636-5102
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Glen Arbor
  • Phone Number: +1 231-334-2530
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.

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