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Blu

5705 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI 49636-5102
+1 231-334-2530
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Overview
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab puffs” (16 reviews)
“duck” (20 reviews)
“escargot” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, International, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
5705 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI 49636-5102
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1 - 10 of 188 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Each time I return to Blu I prepare myself for some small disappointment as restaurants can only maintain their standards for so long. Once again nothing to disappoint. Perfect preparation of game and fish and one of the best wine lists in the north only...More

Thank epicurian46
Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me simply chime in and support the reviews of others. This delightful small restaurant, about a dozen tables, provides a fabulous view of the lake with huge windows on the south and west exposures and lovely skylights. The service is excellent and the owner...More

Thank elliottq
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After doing my typical research on Tripadvisor I settled on Blu. Most of the reviews were terrific and they were right on the money. Blu is a small and elegant space with spectacular views of the lake. The menu changes often so that they source...More

1  Thank Demonsden
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were not sure what to expect since we had never visited Glen Arbor. We found this restaurant at the end of a residential side street looking out onto Lake Michigan----stunning! We felt welcome from the moment we walked in----one of the owners greeted us....More

Thank AshleyUsa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have eaten here twice and both times have been memorable and the best meal of our vacation. We absolutely love the setting right on Lake Michigan. Great for viewing sunset. The gnocchi was unbelievable and the duck confit was some of...More

Thank Michele33657
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of those special places that's slightly off the beaten track that you don't want too many people to find out about so you can get a reservation. The restaurant is small but not cramped. The views are amazing and the service, wine...More

Thank D Q
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

First time here. Ordered the early bird special. Had cod and pork shoulder. Everyone was pleased. The meals were great. The view of the lake was nice. Wine was good. Very happy with this place. Décor nice. Go early to take advantage of early bird...More

Thank Woofy H
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Every summer we drive 45 minutes to eat at Blu at least twice. The location is beautiful, views of the Manitou Islands and Lake Michigan coast line. The food is delicious, lots of local ingredients, beautiful presentation. And the staff is very professional, also wonderful...More

Thank mktn
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We celebrated our anniversary by trying Blu for the first time. Well worth the drive to Glen Arbor, and I honestly cannot understand why some people think it is overpriced. Our meal was exceptional, and the portions so ample that we could not finish and...More

Thank Timothy R
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

You will always receive top notch food and service here! They have an excellent wine menu and a beautiful outdoor patio, practically on the beach, with a fantastic view of Lake Michigan. Reservations are a must especially during the summer as seating is limited. I've...More

Thank shoeguy24
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CharminCharlie
24 November 2016|
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Response from 479Bob | Reviewed this property |
They have an answering machine. Call and ask or leave a message. If they are not open try the two on the river in Leland. Bob
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Lois G
14 September 2016|
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Response from 479Bob | Reviewed this property |
We too split our appetizer. Bob
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, View
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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