Bleu Northeast Seafood

25 Cherry St
Burlington, 05401
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I left the Hilton's beautiful views and walked up the street because of the raving reviews for Bleu Northeast Seafood. And looking out over Lake Champlain, I was ready for some fish. Was disappointed when I ended up in the Marriott's restaurant next door. Oh no! I too have a hotel restaurant snob crawling in my sub-conscious, even though I've eaten at some pretty fabulous hotel restaurants. Then after reading the menu, I hit a new low - where was the awesome Lobster Pot Pie??! But my server was gracious and quick. Soft-spoken Evelina told me the menu was changed a couple weeks ago for more of a summertime theme. What to do? What to do? Should I stay or should I go? Evelina had already brought my unsweet Arnold Palmer out. I read through the reviews again and thought...."Why not?" I still had three more nights in Burlington. And I immediately relaxed and started enjoying the relaxed atmosphere and smooth, cool Jazz twining its sultry tunes through my travel-weary mind. First up - crusty bread & butter. This was yummy and chewy. Appears to be baked in-house. I don't know the difference in butters unless they are flavored, it tasted like butter to me. Next came the Fried Whole Belly Clam. Do Clams have Bellys? Aren't they a mullosc? Anyway, they are super delicious. Not like the hard chewy clams we tend to get at the NC/SC Coast with our Calabash style fried everything. These were nice and plump (fat clams) and came in a tower of golden brown fried goodness mixed with pickled red onion, apple cider vinaigrette, capers & celery. Washington salads seem to be a theme for us this summer, so my main course was the Bleu & Greens Salad. Knowingly melancholia over the missed Lobster Pot Pie, the astute Evelina suggested salmon on my salad. Genius! This salad is mixed baby greens, VT Blue cheese (VT COWS!), candied bacon (VT PIGS?), local apples (don't need to say it), buttermilk herbed dressing and a large piece of salmon. Salmon first - mmmmmmm. mmmmmmm. Crunch crunch mmmmmm mmmmmmm sorry, typing with my mouth full. It's juicy, full of flavor. The top and skin have a nice crunch. I've never eaten fish skin because it's....fish skin. Best gosh this is good - crunchy like a spiced potato chip. Okay, I get it now. Oh yeah, there's a salad here! The taste is deep, and rich. Someone compared it to the chowder and now I see (taste) what they are talking about. Everything is chopped just so you get a piece of it in each forkful, so it's bam, boom , taste! I wanted to eat it all, but there is dessert - oh, there is dessert.... Creme Brûlée Cheesecake?!?! With toasted hazelnuts and fresh fruit compote. This review is getting too long, you'll have to wait & see! Food - 5 stars. Service - 10 stars Atmosphere - 5 stars My apologies to the chef & staff for my unrealized prejudice against "hotel restaurants". You have proven your point!
Totally awesome. Best restaurant I've ever eaten at in a hotel, hands down. Scallops were amazing. Muscles were delicious. Service was superb. I'll be eating here more on this trip to Burlington. Skyler, the GM, was super cool, really welcoming and accommodating and gave me other food recommendations to boot! If you're in Burlington, whether you're staying at the Marriott or not, get you some Bleu!
Great wine selection, must try the seafood chowder and the mushroom pasta dish! The atmosphere is excellent for dinner as well. Great bar area to relax in and wind down after dinner. One of the best in town in our opinion!

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