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blu seafood & bar

2002 Hillsborough Rd. (Ninth St.) Send to Phone
919-286-9777 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Gulf Rim seafood is served in a beach diner setting.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.
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blu seafood & bar Restaurant Review

: Blu’s décor transports you from a bustling Durham neighborhood to the Atlantic coast. Whitewashed walls and blue pendant lights exude a beach vibe in this simply adorned dining room/bar with adjoining deck. Gulf Rim and Florida coast specialties are the focus as that area is the former home of chef-owner Tim Lyons. There’s a selection of oysters, unbeatable when raw, but also served baked and fried. For a more substantial appetizer, try crab mac ‘n’ cheese with truffle cream and prosciutto. Seasonal mains may include shrimp and grits with apple wood-smoked bacon. The catch-of-the-day may be snapper, redfish, pompano or other Gulf fish served simply with butter and fresh vegetables. A standout is mountain trout with an almond crust and orange beurre blanc. Steak, pork and chicken dishes are among non-seafood options. Nightly specials are always truly special. Traditional Southern favorites, from Key lime pie to chocolate mousse and banana pudding, frame the dessert menu. Chef Lyons chooses wines that enhance his cooking, and servers are well-trained to point out attractive pairings. By-the-glass choices present crisp, clean white wines from all over the globe and a few interesting reds. The bar’s tropical cocktails will transport you to the Caribbean.

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