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“Delicious and creative”
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Blu
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Delicious and creative”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

My wife and I just ate at Blu last week, after being unable to get a table at Scala del Nonna without a reservation (oops!). But we were very glad to wind up at Blu.

We'd heard good things about it but hadn't been there in nearly five years. Blu was a real treat. We went on Saturday night and wound up with their only open table, before it became reservations only.

The food was creative an inventive, the service was attentive and it was an overall fun meal. We both got liver mousse and carrot soufflé appetizers which were both excellent. Then we shared a duck entrée which was cooked to perfection. Just the right amount of crispiness to go along side a stellar fig sauce.

We shared a crème brulee for dessert that was stellar. Blu had not been on our prior regular restaurant rotation, but it will be going forward.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Urbane_Biz_Traveler
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Montclair, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Eclectic cuisine at its best”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Very interesting menu, which changes seasonally. Thoughtful combinations, very well-prepared food. Nice atmosphere, can get loud when full, but manageable.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Natalka B
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Montclair, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A solid "GOOD"”
Reviewed 1 March 2014

We have been to Blu many times since has opened but this is my first time reviewing it. If you want a good and consistent restaurant this is always a good choice. Located on Bloomfield Ave in Montclair, you always need to allow extra time to park in this area especially on the weekends. The ambiance is fair but mostly because the service is average and the interior needs a facelift. The menu is always interesting and the food very good.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank NJTraveler6
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West Orange, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A major player in a crowded restaurant field”
Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

BLU has gone from a single dining room with Asian cuisine to two separate dining rooms (with difference names) service by a single kitchen. The kitchen and dining rooms have expanded with great results. The Asian portion still pushes the envelope with ingredients, preparations and presentations. Fish is, of course, the standout menu entree category. Sea bass, staple, is a must. But the sleeper on the menu is the desserts. Anyone with a sweet tooth will thrilled by the imaginative and attractive unique offerings. As for the second dining room, named NEXT STORE, the menu, decor and service reflect a more casual emphasis. Know for the "best hamburger" in very competitive Burger town, the rest of the menu is quirky comfort food. It is hard to describe, so you should not forget the pay the second place a visit.

Visited September 2013
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1 Thank donaldw18
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Montclair, New Jersey
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“By far the best food in NJ”
Reviewed 2 December 2013

The food is amazing here , super creative and delicious, the servers all female and friendly.
I moved to this area in the summer and have been here 4 times , each time a great meal at a very reasonable price for the quality of food. Have not tried the tasting menu yet

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Ed B
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