Blu Bar & Grill Bermuda
$$$, American and South-Western Cuisine
The Restaurant and Ambience
Located at an excellent spot on Middle Road, Warwick parish, Blu Bar and Grill has a great view of the Belmont Hill Golf Course
and beyond to the sea. Specializing in American and Southwestern cuisine, Blu got the best newcomer award in 2006.
Blu Bar and Grill, Bermuda
Photo: Blu Bar and Grill
Blu was also awarded the Bermuda Gold award for the best restaurant in Bermuda, and picked as one of the 100 best restaurants in the world by Condé Nast Traveler magazine. Blu Bar and Grill is owned by the same family that owns another famous restaurant on the island, Fourways
Apart from the terrace, the restaurant also has an indoor dining area which is air conditioned at full blast. However, if the weather permits, it is best to seat outdoors and enjoy the spectacular view. Reserve table no.1, the views are awesome and no tables would be in front to block the views.
Food and Drinks
The menu is extensive with Italain, Asian and Sushi along with American cuisine to choose from.
So what are those favorites at Blu Bar and Grill Bermuda? You get all the standard American cuisine, including steaks and ribs. First time we were quite surprised that the chef here generously added bold flavors with lots of exotic herbs and spices. If you are not prepared for that, you may like to point that out at the time of your order. We had the grilled steak which was wonderfully flavored as per the chef's discretion.
We also indulge into a wide variety of fresh seafood. Fish chowder with lobster, Yellow-fin tuna, rockfish, snapper and Wahoo are some of our favorites. The almond crusted salmon and the swordfish too are simply excellent. The Soft shelled crab and the Lobster Thermidor too are beautifully prepared. The Shrimp Tempura is crispy and very delicious.
Photo: Blu Bar and Grill
Here are the other great dishes at Blu Bar and Grill Bermuda that you can choose from:
Spanish meat and seafood paella; organic bourbon-infused chicken; macadamia-crusted wild salmon steaks; and Yankee-style pot roast. Fresh oysters; Cajun-style fried calamari; shrimp ceviche with jalapeño and red onion; roasted pumpkin ginger soup; Barbecued chicken quesadillas; firecracker rolls of roasted duck with rice paper noodles, tofu, and mango chili; Chili-infused pork loin with mushroom sausage stuffing and creamy polenta.
Other great choices include pan seared salmon or grilled mixed seafood. In meat, grilled beef tenderloins and grilled BBQ beef short ribs are also quite nice, and so are pork chops and pork ribs. You can start with bread sticks. The coffee tuna appetizer is quite distinct yet delicious. You can then go for the Lamb shanks which is delightful here. We also tried the tenderloin steak which was prepared perfectly.
Blu also serves sushi dishes including Sashimi, Nigiri, Temaki, rolls etc. And they have great varieties of rolls (a section of the menu is full of rools) including crab, shrimp, seafood, vegetarian and lot more. Blu also serves Pizzas. You will also get some Asian dishes here like lamb Madras curry (inspired from South Indian cuisine) or Shanghai Chicken.
Finish off with a simple chocolate or a lemon soufflé which are both quite amazing. All desserts are made in house and taste absolutely fresh and refreshing. The lemon tart is served still slightly warm and beautifully accompanied with green tea ice cream. If you want to share a dessert, go for the flourless chocolate cake for two which comes in just the right size and is extremely good.
There is a prominent bar here as well with extensive wine selections.
We found the service to be inconsistent and unaccommodating at times, although this could differ from server to server. Having experienced the wonderful hospitality at most other restaurants on the island, we felt less than welcome here with only the bare minimum offered as hosts.
They accept credit cards. Dress code is smart casual. They are actually quite particular about the dress code here and men must ensure they go in collared shirts. Reservation is recommended. It is good to check the sunset timings before making your reservations one or two days in advance. Then reserve your spot on the outdoor patio during the sunset from where it cannot be missed. It makes for some excellent photo opportunities. You can make reservations on phone or on email with a deposit. We found the place a little expensive for what they had to offer and the portion sizes. Gluten free options are very limited. They have WiFi, but you need to ask for the code.
If you are looking for a place with a great atmosphere and location away from the city, The Blu Bar and Grill is the right choice. They have much to offer, all fresh and is definitely worth a try. However what really steals the show is the incredible sunset view from the terrace. Match this romantic and perfect picture postcard moment with a glass of their amazing cocktail. However do not always expect great service as it could be inconsistent at times.
Open Hours and Indicative Prices
Sushi: $17-$25, Combos for 2-4 persons: $79-$127
Salads: $14-$21, Appetizers: $19-$25
Main Courses: Pastas and Pizzas: $19-$39, Asian cuisine: $26-$42,
Fish and meat main course selections: $29-$56
Wines by the glass: $12-$32, Half bottles: $37-$119
Open daily from 6pm - 10pm
Location and Contact
97 Middle Road, Warwick Parish.
Phone: 441/232-2323 for reservation.
Bus route: #7 (operating between Hamilton and Dockyard)
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