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BLU Italian Grille

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Central Business District
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280 W Jefferson St, Louisville Marriott Downtown, Louisville, KY 40202-1432 (On West Jefferson between 2nd and 3rd Street)
+1 502-671-4285
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06:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 07:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 07:00 - 12:00
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Webster, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was invited to eat at BLU for lunch, and the salad was superb. A bit pricey, which is expected at a conference hotel, but attentive service. In fact, the server recognized me the next day as I was walking by and made an effort to greet me.

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Thank KodaBear40
David R, Manager at BLU Italian Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us in BLU. We are glad your colleague invited you in. The chef's do an amazing job with all the food, the salads on the menu are some of the best in town. Hopefully we can see you back again soon. More 

Cary, North Carolina
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712 reviews
425 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We spent 2 nights in the Marriott and the Blu is the featured restaurant in the hotel. We had breakfast there one morning and it was very good. My wife had the crunchy French Toast and it was a different take but very good. I had Eggs Benedict - one of my favorite breakfast items. Again very good. Service was... More 

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Thank Levon M
David R, Manager at BLU Italian Grille, responded to this review

Thank you Levon for joining us in BLU during your stay at the hotel. The new hot brown Eggs Benedict is one of my favorite dishes on the menu. Hopefully we can have you back to Louisville soon! More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Grandmother & her friend was down for the weekend. (91 & 71) I needed someplace that met the City Girls standard, invited my children & two friends to make this a intimate family gathering. The food, the service an ambiance is the best in the field. Blu's service is consistent at its four star level with its product & service... More 

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Thank A D
David R, Manager at BLU Italian Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing the wonderful story of your Grandmother and the visit to BLU. It is so nice to read that our staff took such great care of her and all of your guests. We hope all of you can return in January and we can make another great memory for you. More 

New Albany, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

It was absolutely perfect atmosphere, and the prices were actually reasonably (something rare at fancy places) but this place was, in a word, astounding.

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Thank LouiseBelcher0
David R, Manager at BLU Italian Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to join us at BLU Italian Grille. Thank you as well for the kind remarks. Hopefully we can see you back again soon. More 

Rauenberg, Germany
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Blu Restaurant is located in the Marriott Hotel in downtown Louisville, KY. Nice atmosphere in the restaurant with the airconditioning on the cold (and windy side). Starters were really nice and along came a very tasty bread and olive oil with Parmesan. As a main dish I had the Salami Pizza that had an egg (sunny side up) on top... More 

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Thank MartinO0604
David R, Manager at BLU Italian Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at BLU Italian Grille. It's great to read that overall your meal was enjoyable. I am of course sorry to read about the issues with getting an espresso, especially since we have 2 machines on property. We will take steps to follow up with our service team to ensure this was an isolated incident. Thank... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

My wife and I had an awesome time at our stay in Louisville. We ate at BLU two times during our time at the Marriott. Dinner was outstanding and everything was cooked to perfection and the entrees (Pasta) were extremely flavorful. Cindy was our server and she was very hospitable and did a great job. We also had the Sunday... More 

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Thank Brett O
David R, Manager at BLU Italian Grille, responded to this review

Thank you very much Brett O for visiting BLU (2x) during your stay. Everything you had to say was very kind. Most of all as you mentioned our recipe to success is the service provided by our great staff- Cindy and Matthew as part of that. Thank you again, hopefully we see you again soon. More 

A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Marriot Louisville Downtown for 2 nights, and had the pleasure of eating at Bl, in the hotel. Our meals were absolutely awesome! The seasonal salad (greens, radishes, goat cheese and toasted prosciutto) was amazing! The lemon/basil/oregano butter was so different and was paired perfectly with ciabatta bread. The main dinners were "delish" as well, and Joe,... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
David R, Manager at BLU Italian Grille, responded to this review

Thank you so much for joining us during your Kentucky getaway. We are thrilled to hear your meals at BLU were delicious and exceeded expectations. More 

Virginia
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

huge brunch selection. good service. given that there is not much near the hotel within walking distance, this was a good bet. enormous buffet. complimentary mimosas on sunday. would not recommend the house bloody mary. otherwise nice broad selection of standard brunch fare.

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Thank NinaInV
David R, Manager at BLU Italian Grille, responded to this review

Thank you NinaInVirginia for stopping by BLU for our Sunday Brunch, Bubbly and Jazz! Our chefs take pride in offering a crafted brunch spread and it is nice to see you enjoyed everything. We will have our bartenders take a look at the bloody Mary recipe to ensure it is up to par. More 

Somerset, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

My wife and I were in Louisville for the Street Rod Nationals for the fifth year in a row and as always we try to eat somewhere different each year we come to town. Searching on Trip Advisor as always we look at the reviews for all the restaurants and what caught our eye was no matter what was commented... More 

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David R, Manager at BLU Italian Grille, responded to this review

Thank you so much bkdldg for first visiting us at BLU, and for the kind remarks. I am very fortunate to be the "voice" of BLU grille and represent an amazing team. Whether the feedback is great, or gives us opportunity to improve it is important and our guests deserve to know their "voice" was heard. Michelle and Paul are... More 

Central Florida, Florida
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

I went with 3 colleagues for dinner. First thing I noticed is the cost of the drinks. What would normally be in the $12-12 range was $15-18 range. The entrees where also a bit expensive. HOWEVER - the meals we had were very good. We started with the Bruschetta. This wasn't the 'normal' bruschetta but a wonderful medley of 3... More 

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Thank go-ISU-81
David R, Manager at BLU Italian Grille, responded to this review

Thank you go-ISU-81 for visiting us at BLU. We appreciate your feedback and it gives us some good food for thought. We recently rolled out the new menu you enjoyed and it is so nice for our chefs to read the wonderful feedback you shared. We are working on a new happy hour offerings so hopefully we can have you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
Italian, American
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:00
Monday
06:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
06:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
06:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 12:00
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
  • This restaurant is at Louisville Marriott Downtown
Description
BLU is a new concept in restaurant ambiance, combining contemporary twists on a well-selected Italian menu with an exhilarating atmosphere. Featuring Italian classics with a contemporary flare along with an exceptionally diverse wine list. BLU is more of a culinary vacation than a traditional restaurant.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?