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Posted by Anonymous on 06/06/2007
If somebody wants to open a restaurant that serves good food, is reasonably priced, and has a nice atmosphere, this neighborhood is wide open. There are few options here and those that do exist, have mediocre food and very expensive prices. Blue Evolution is no exception. We eat here often but hate ourselves for doing so. The measly portions should be embarrassed by the price tag attached to them. I'm not sure what "vibe" they are going for, but it comes off as unclean (e.g., couches found on the sidewalk, old pillows, etc). "Bohemian" comes to mind. The service is actually pretty good and the food not unpalatable (I once had a split pea soup, for example, that would be worth ordering again if they lowered the price). But the overall dining experience makes me want to take a shower and see my accountant.
Posted by fromtheneighborhood on 02/28/2007
I love the atmosphere of this place, old school bordello, gold-framed pictures of can-can dancers, swaggy chandeliers. However, the atmosphere is the best thing about the place. The food is mediocre italian-ish. The service is indifferent, the portions are small and way overpriced relative to their quality. The martinis are good. The service is friendly but slow, and they want to explain everything to you. I would rather they explained less and worked on the menu. I had a chicken pot pie that was clearly made with frozen, bagged vegetables; my boyfriend go the ravioli which contained literally 5 ravioli (regular sized). Brunch is pretty decent. Basically, because options in the neighborhood are soooo limited, this is the place to go if you care about atmosphere but not food.
Posted by mjb on 02/18/2007
I'm always looking for a good restaurant in the nieghborhood. The atmosphere has bit of a bordello and a bit of shabby chic. Its dark during dinner so your not sure of the cleaniness of it. I've eaten here twice. The pasta wasn't disappointing and the portion was just right. The burger wasn't great, but maybe stick with the pasta.
Posted by Sarah on 02/05/2007
I love the hamburgers here. I mean, some of the best in the city. And awesome fries! The place isn't the cleanest, though. I mean, if you're going to have velvet seats, you need to clean them when people spill ketchup on them. But the biggest problem I had was the ATTITUDE! The waitress just didn't want to be there. I haven't gone back.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/23/2007
I used to go here when it was under the previous owners and its gone downhill. They used to care about the food, now they seem to just assume that they have a captive audience of people willing to spend money on mediorcrity. The embience is nice, especially in the garden in summer, but the food is poor and ill concieved and way overpriced. Lets hope that these folks sell to someone who wants to serve the neighborhood, not take advantage of it.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/30/2006
I've lived up here for 5 years and have seen the slow decline of a very unique, beautiful, and once delicious restaurant/bar. The final straw was 16 dollars for 6 raviolis. The attractive, warm feeling of the place can only go so far. Especially now with a few more 'upscale' restaurants. Sorry Bleu, you've lost a very loyal customer.
Posted by woe is me on 10/28/2006
go for a cocktail or two from the nice bartenders. if you get drunk enough the food might taste better. it's super average food in a very nice atmosphere. again, go for drinks. i'm begging them to get a new chef cuz i'd go there more