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Blue at the Topaz, Flagler Beach

Blue at the Topaz

1224 S. Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach, FL 32136

Avg. Rating

out of 5
Service
out of 5
Atmosphere
Rating: 85% - 113 Reviews

Total

4.24
4.24 out of 5

Blue Details (Closed)

  • Cuisines: American (Modern), Eclectic, Seafood
  • Phone: (386) 439-4322
  • Address:

    1224 S. Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach, FL 32136

  • Hours: Closed
  • Price Range: $$$
  • Payment: All Major Credit Cards
  • Alcohol Served: Full Liquor Bar

Reviews of Blue at the Topaz

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  1. Review by Paula Cotter, Palm Coast 4/14/2014
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    My friends and I go out once a month and try different Restaurants. The "Blue" really needs some sprucing up. It's dated and not very pleasant atmosphere. But.. I ordered a Filet mignon. It was delicious. Done just the way I love it. My friend also ordered the same thing. She thought it was delicious also. Actually all the meals were great. Service excellent. But the atmosphere not so good. We were lucky to get on the pouch. Looking inside looked drab. It was old and not kept up. Prices could be a little lower. Prices did not fit the atmosphere. The Chef had to be good as everything came out great. It's just not the atmosphere I would brag about.

        Not recommended
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  1. Review by Colleen Mathews, Palatka, FL 8/28/2013
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    My late husband and I tried for years to get in to the Blue. They were always so crowded we were turned away time and again. Today (eleven years after my husband passed away) my grand daughter and I made a special trip to Flagler Beach to enjoy dinner at the Blue. They are no longer open for lunch so we arrived as they opened (4 p.m.). We were the only diners and opted to dine inside. That was our mistake---we should have chosen the porch with a light ocean breeze and unobstructed view of the ocean---thus the 3 star rating for atmosphere. We began our meal with the calamari. Light and delicious! Only rings of the body were used, no tentacles. My grand daughter enjoyed the stuffed chicken breasts with the Caesar salad, smashed potatoes and sautéed mixed vegetables. She thought it divine! The chicken was tender and very tasty. The vegetables were delicious and not overcooked but not entirely crisp. The bread was crispy on the outside and oh, so warm and soft on the inside! I enjoyed a house salad with the balsamic vinaigrette dressing followed by the rib eye steak cooked medium rare with the smashed potatoes and sautéed mixed vegetables. The steak was melt in the mouth good! The service was superb, perfectly timed. Each course was brought out in a timely manner without rushing us through the prior course. Servers were very cheerful and attentive. Our first experience was delightful. The only downside that will delay our return is the price. Not that it is crazy high but on a fixed and limited income we were able to enjoy the Blue tonight with a gift certificate allowing us to dine like royalty while staying within our entertainment budget. Without that discount the prices are out of our range and unless another gift certificate comes our way, we won't be able to enjoy the Blue again any time soon. On another note, this site needs to update the restaurant information. Blue is no longer open for lunch. They are open at 4 p.m. seven days a week for dinner only.

        Colleen Mathews recommends Blue
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  1. Review by Peggy Stephens, Palm Coast 10/12/2012
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    My husband and I just had lunch at Blue today for the 1st time in about 5 yrs. Was so very disappointed with the food. I had the grilled portabella mushrooms and eggplant. Had no taboulie so had assorted veggies (which by the way very good)....Was told I would have rice and veggies as a base. My husband had the pecan caramelized salad with chicken. The chicken was extremely tasteless and dry. The bread that was served with this salad was so hard you could put a hole through the wall. The waitress saw him struggling to cut into the bread and she brought another role (which by the way was a dinner role instead of the whole wheat role served first). He is just now complaining about how bloated his stomach is from eating this salad. We will probably not go again. Oh, by the way, I had a glass of Chardonnay wine and the price was $1 more than anywhere on the beach.

        Not recommended
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  1. Review by Maureen Rodgers, Palm Coast 6/30/2012
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    Blue, oh, Blue. My friends come from NY and NJ and insist on coming to Blue. Their food is excellent and their wait staff is the best in Flagler County. They absolutely have the best burgers in Flagler county. Their blackened scallop salad cannot be compared. Always ask what the special of the day is. Dinner is a little more upscale but excellent.

    Blue is absolutely my favorite choice with my out-of-town visitors. Kelly, the owner, comes over to make sure everything is OK. They get my five star rating! It amazes me how many people I have introduced to Blue -- they weren't aware of it. This is a restaurant you don't want to pass up. Enjoy and embrace it!

        Maureen Rodgers recommends Blue
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  1. Review by June Vignati, Flagler Beach 6/23/2012
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    If you enjoy a wine and beer bar, sitting on $5 plastic chairs from Walmart, with a very limited ocean view, and eating mediocre food with fair service; this is the restaurant for you! We have tried eating there 4 times and each time sent food back and was disappointed. Examples: Lobster Bisque was runny and covered with black pepper (this dish should have a very delicate flavor); Blu Steak was too salty to eat and undercooked (I ordered Medium and it came out Rare). Never again!

        Not recommended
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  1. Review by Joyce, Flagler Beach 4/17/2012
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    I just took two friends, from Chicago, to lunch and never had to think about where to go...Blue is the best! We had the Grilled Chicken sandwich, Crab Cake sandwich and the Cobb Salad, everyone thought theirs was the best! Can't wait to go back!

        Joyce recommends Blue
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  1. Review by Scott, Palm Coast 4/13/2012
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    The food is amazing! I went there the other night and was so surprised by the quality of the food. The food is 5 star quality. The only draw back is its very dark and a little dingy inside. My advice is to focus on the food and your guests, you will love it.

        Scott recommends Blue
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  1. Review by Olivia, Palm Coast 4/12/2012
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    We don't dine out as much as we used to so when we do hope to make it specials. We chose Blue from past experience 3 or 4 years ago and glad we did. We thought the restaurant itself is looking a little tired but our server was a breath of fresh air and the food shone. Prices were on the high side but still worth every penny. The bisque is still the very best and Blue remains one of our favorites.

        Olivia recommends Blue
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  1. Review by Tom, Palm Coast 3/26/2012
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    Love the wasabi crusted oysters and fish tacos. Kelli the hostess was very friendly and Troy the chef has been impeccable.

        Tom recommends Blue
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  1. Review by bruno, NY/Palm Coast 3/19/2012
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    I too was there this weekend and I've been goin there over 5 years. Food was just OK, service was great , maybe they need to regroup. I still will be back.

        bruno recommends Blue
        
  1. Review by rhweir, Palm Coast 3/16/2012
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    Well, we had said never again due to several bad experiences after some really nice experiences early on, but this was not so good. We waited and waited and waited and the steaks were over done and the service slow. Could have been due all the tourists but still, they should know how to accommodate it all. So, we're done! Maybe next year if the restaurant is still there, maybe we'll give it a go again. Nice view, if you get a seat that faces east, mediocre food, slow service and not worth the money.

        Not recommended
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  1. Review by Ashley, Palm Coast 1/30/2012
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    I've been here numerous times and I have never had a bad experience, ever! The food is always GREAT and the staff are awesome! One of my favorite places to eat at in Palm Coast/Flagler Beach. I highly recommend Blue! My favorite is their lunch.. the crab cakes are extremely good, not made with a bunch of fillers! The lobster Bisque is tasty as well.

        Ashley recommends Blue
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