Went here for a birthday celebration and left under-impressed. This area of Winter Park boasts some fine restaurants, but not all of them meet the same standard. Blu is owned by group of restaurants which we have tried and found somewhat wanting, so we should have known! We chose Blu because we were looking for a place that had some vegan/vegetarian options - Blu doesn't advertise themselves this way, but they did offer some choices that we nice. On the good side, the server and hostess were nice, and the menu offered some nice options. We (my wife and I) had cocktails which were nice (and like in WP, just a tad overpriced), and our food was good - nothing special, but tasty and well-prepared (again, I am a little put off by a place that charges just a little more than they should for the kind of dishes they serve - perhaps this is due to the cost of having a restaurant in WP, but comparing the quality to other places in this area means Blu could step it up, or lower the cost just a smudge). The decor and set-up of the restaurant is a little confusing - we were seated at a table next to a free standing wall oddly placed in the middle of the joint (I guess to separate the "dining area" from the bar) and as you look at it, you wonder why the tables aren't placed on the other side of the space next to the permanent wall - you wouldn't feel so closed off. Place was full of people and energetic, so don't go for a quiet meal. All in all, with so many other choices in WP (and better value and better prepared dishes), we're Blu that we aren't likely to return.
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