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“Eclectic wonderful fresh meal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Blue Light Grill & Raw Bar - CLOSED

Blue Light Grill & Raw Bar
Price range: US$8 - US$24
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 2nd Street
Description: Located on Charlottesville's Downtown Mall, Blue Light Grill specializes in fresh oysters, seasonal seafood, craft cocktails, and local beers.
Trenton, New Jersey
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Eclectic wonderful fresh meal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

This open kitchen restaurant serves up great apps like the beautifully executed mussels in a super light lemon cream sauce surprisingly topped with doubled fried French fries that we dipped in the sauce, oh so delicious. Calamari was crispy and tasty. My husband loved his bronzino and my hangar steak med rare as ordered and topped with fried oysters and arugula salad was a tasty mix. My son had the crab cakes over cannelli beans that were so wonderful. Perfectly cooked and totally filled with fresh lump crab. Wonderful restaurant, even service and an overall delight!

Visited February 2012
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English first
Charlottesville, Virginia
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143 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Food great. Busy ambiance with big bar.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2012

Went to Blue Light with husband for special night out. Calamari to start were terrific as were the oysters on the half shell. Second course also very good...... husband had seared duck breast with sour cherries and sweet potato hash and I enjoyed the scallops with pulled duck, hollandaise, and bacon-braised cabbage. For dessert the crème brûlée with rosemary was delicate and yummy. Husband's apple crisp with salted caramel gelato was also very good. The ambiance is busy, young and fun. Large bar with wide screens but they were not turned up loud. I wouldn't go here for a cozy romantic dinner but with friends it is very nice.

  • Visited February 2012
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Virginia
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258 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

If Blue is your favorite color, you might just enjoy this intimate, interesting dining spot.

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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
“Total disappointment-One of the worst meals I have ever had.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2011

Good green sald but the overcooked, dried out fish was awful The French fries tasted like they were leftover from the day before and re-fried. Would never return and give this restaurant a big thumbs down.

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank seembee
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Level Contributor
5 reviews
“new chef”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2011

the new chef is awesome. new menue and staff changes, very inventive

  • Visited August 2011
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