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“Excellent!”
Review of Blue Water Bistro - CLOSED

Blue Water Bistro
Price range: US$15 - US$29
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Blue Water Bistro casts a wide net to satisfy everyone's appetite, serving a wide variety of char-grilled fish paired with incredible sauces and sides. We offer perfectly grilled steaks, along with tons of fresh shellfish and unique, ever-changing creative bistro fare.
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Wow! Great dinner and excellent service!
Our waiter Dennis recommended great dishes and was wonderful!

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3  Thank baytownbarb
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Culinary_Concepts, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2014

Dear baytownbarb,

Thank you for dining with us and we will let Dennis know he helped make your night enjoyable. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 15 August 2014

The food is excellent, early bird special not so much. We ordered from the special menu which has great choices and got our wine. Unfortunately it was never pointed out that these are much smaller portions of a regular meal. Two of us ordered the scampi and the portion was bordering on ridiculously small. I wouldn't recommend the early bird menu unless you want a bottle of wine with your tiny dinner. It's to bad, we enjoy the restaurants in this chain and never felt this way at Pazzo or Yabba.

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1  Thank tubby1751
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Culinary_Concepts, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2014

Dear tubby1751,

After reading your review we looked into the fish portions being too small. Thank you for letting us know and I can assure you that any issues with early dining portions sizes has been corrected. We are apologize for any inconvenience.

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Reviewed 6 August 2014

The food and drinks are fine, but don't expect the staff to tell you about drink or food specials. If I hadn't taken the time to learn about these things online before arriving, I'd have spent much more than necessary. Bartender didn't inform us of Happy Hour specials until asked and waiter didn't provide us with early dining menus until asked. Another customer unfriendly policy they have is that gift cards can't be used for gratuities, so your gift recipient will have to spend some of their own money. Some restaurants offer discounted gift cards, get $120 for $100, but if you buy a $100 gift card from this outfit, you have to spend another $20 to use it!

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3  Thank Ed L
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Culinary_Concepts, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2015

Dear Ed L,

We appreciate your feedback. We are sorry to hear that there was confusion about your gift card and how it can be used. We do hope to see you in the future.

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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Pricey and limited selection... service was good nice atmosphere
But not impressed with the menu and prices

3  Thank Msriether
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Culinary_Concepts, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2014

Dear Msriether,

We are sorry you feel as though the menu is overpriced. Perhaps you missed our great Early Dining special and other deals we have going on. We ask that you give us another try and we hank you for your feedback. I can assure you that it is reviewed by all upper management and taken into consideration.

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Reviewed 4 August 2014

As has been stated in other reviews, you get a free bottle of wine with two entrees for two for $29.95. The menu is limited, but the seafood and pasta selections are excellent. My haddock dish was excellent. The others in our party of six all enjoyed their meals. The service was also excellent. If you only order appetizers, you don't get the deal. How can you complain with this bargain price. This is a first class restaurant to which we will return.

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2  Thank sctmster
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Culinary_Concepts, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2014

Dear sctmster,

And you are a first class customer! Thank you so much for letting us all know how you enjoyed your dinner because we strive to bring you the freshest fish and excellent service at all times. Thank you!

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