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5705 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI 49636-5102
+1 231-334-2530
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“duck” (19 reviews)
“crab puffs” (12 reviews)
“escargot” (7 reviews)
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5705 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI 49636-5102
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lucky for Blu, I tried to hit 3 stars and pushed 4 by accident. I didn't really love this place because of the cost and the taste. First off, the view is incredible. And the service is great. Everyone was very helpful. That being said,...More

Thank ElizaGN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a dinner at Blu that heartily surpassed my expectations. Our server, Kevin, was gracious and attentive – he did a wonderful job of keeping the meal going without us feeling rushed. The cocktails were lovely; I had the St. Germaine 75 which was very...More

Thank junior_traveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I love great food and discovering new places to delve into great Chefs' creations. We were recently turned on to Blu, and the experience was excellent every step of the way. Hospitality was top notch, the busy Chef made 2 appearances in...More

Thank Amanda N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 5th time eating at Blu and another awesome experience. The waitstaff was attentive but not intrusive. All of our entrees, apps, salads and desserts were exceptional and unique. The walleye, elk, and mixed grill were pleasing to the eye and the tastebuds....More

Thank herbstfam
Reviewed 24 May 2017

If you have saved your pennies this is a great place to go. We visit Glen Arbor often and come here whenever we can(but not every time). You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. The staff is wonderful and last but not least,...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Very nice ambiance on Lake Michigan. Small number of tables. Very attentive. Good wine list. Portion were small, but seasoned to perfection. Everything is a la carte. Expensive like a Morton's or a Ruth Cris.

Thank MarkfromDallas
Reviewed 15 May 2017

The four of us were very welcomed and given our requested table with a fabulous view. Our waitress, Kathy was very nice, and did a good job of serving us. The guys got Escargot, which they loved, loved, loved. Two of our party had Alaskan...More

Thank LJM417
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Greeted with a warm smile....gracious hospitality. Gorgeous Lake Michigan View.. Intimate comfortable dining room & mellow music at the correct volume. Beautifully prepared and presented delicious food..I had the beef short ribs...Perfect. Especially pre-season, is the time to go, before the summer crowds arrive. Expensive,...More

Thank Forcythia
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My husband and I went recently and had one of the most amazing dinners in quite a while. We asked the waitress to do a wine pairing with each of the courses and they were spot on. I highly recommend Blu.

Thank Dannielle H
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Because of the price point, Blu is maybe a once-a-year treat for us, but each time it's worth the wait. The menu is always inspired, each selection is impeccably delicious, and the waitstaff are all so friendly and attentive. From the appetizers right through to...More

Thank Jason M
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24 November 2016|
Response from 479Bob | Reviewed this property |
They have an answering machine. Call and ask or leave a message. If they are not open try the two on the river in Leland. Bob
Lois G
14 September 2016|
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Response from 479Bob | Reviewed this property |
We too split our appetizer. Bob
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5705 S Lake St, Glen Arbor, MI 49636-5102
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Glen Arbor
  • Phone Number: +1 231-334-2530
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Located in Glen Arbor on the shore of Lake Michigan with panoramic views of Sleeping Bear Bay and the Manitou Islands, Blu has a location unparalleled by any Michigan restaurant. With thoughtfully executed cuisine, our award winning wine program and gracious hospitality we seek to excite, inspire, and transport guests for one memorable evening.European techniques fused with local ingredients and the finest from afar will influence Chef Randy Chamberlain's daily changing menus with an emphasis on the products, simplicity and flavor. The carefully chosen wine list includes vintners from around the world including local favorites as selected by Sommelier Mari Chamberlain.Since opening in 2008 Blu has received numerous accolades including a James Beard nomination for Best Chef-Great Lakes and high praise from Wine Spectator and Travel+Leisure. Blu continues to set the standard for fine dining with a modern interpretation in Glen Arbor; we look forward to your visit.
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