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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Blue Stone Restaurant Review: The blue-hued stone used to build the shopping center is the source for the name of this new suburban restaurant. Within its walls, the woods and warm lighting that craft the interior stimulate the eye, while well-spaced tables promise private conversation which is easily heard at your own table. Start with an appetizer of wild mushroom-stuffed crêpes, with their creamy, earthy filling, or a dish of sea scallops wrapped in smoked salmon on angel hair. While very well-prepared steak is a focus---the New York strip au poivre is a perfectly executed example---other dishes tempt, such as grilled salmon on tri-color peppers with teriyaki beurre blanc. Side dishes are offered but not really needed, given the generous accompaniments served with the main courses, including excellent roasted small potatoes. For dessert, taste the Mizzizzippi Mud Pie, a layered affair of white chocolate, coffee and chocolate ice creams on an Oreo cookie crust. One order easily serves two. The wine list is a work in progress, and has started with fairly safe choices, including a fair number by the glass. The most interesting choices lie in the section labeled Other Reds, which includes a Perrin Châteauneuf du Pape. Hopefully, time will lead to more adventurous selections as owner Ben Shahbazi gets to know what his suburban customers will explore. Ask about upcoming wine dinners.