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Mar 11, 2008 06:35 AM

Blue Sky?

Wondering if anyone has been to Blue Sky on York Beach lately and how their experience was. Thanks!

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    1. We went on a dreary,rainy Monday night and it was the perfect spot to keep out of the storm. The restaurant is BEAUTIFUL. No doubt that some thought went into the decor. We sat at the bar and everyone was very friendly. The owner even sat next to us and chatted for quite a while and then bought us a pizza because he said we had to have it! Spicy lamb pizza - a winner. The rest of the meal was just as good. Lobster and finnan haddie chowder - not too smokey but luscious. We are glad we went off season because I bet in the summer it will be a zoo. For locals I would say go now while you still can enjoy it without the tourists. We can't wait to go back

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      1. re: redbarn19

        I thought Lydia Shire was the owner???

        1. I posted this about a month ago--thought I'd copy it here...

          Just wanted to say that recently we ate at Lydia Shire's new restaurant in York, Blue Sky, and took family foodies from the west coast. The food was mostly very good (a couple of exceptions). The cowboy steak was prepared very well, the lobster stew was delicious as were the salads, and I loved the pasta with sqash dish. The linguini with clams was just ok. We enjoyed it overall and the dishes are generously portioned. We even brought our middle school aged son, who is well behaved and loves food, and I felt very comfortable with him there. It is rather "out of place" though. Very New York, not York, ME. I like the no dress code policy--it feels like you could dress up if you wanted to or come in blue jeans and either would work well. White leather seats, mod details, nice big booth tables, fire places, interesting curved bar. I must say (and I hope Lydia sees this) that the music was HORRIFIC--it really affected our experience there. Its not that I'm out of touch with what's "hip and now" and I think I get the idea (whispy contemporary-sounding re-makes of things like classic rolling stones tunes), but it doesn't work there--perhaps in a hair salon on Newbury Street or something? Much better to play more classic jazz--like Ellington or others of that ilk, for instance. The music really colors the dining experience that is otherwise very pleasant.

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          1. re: liveforfood

            I also ate at Blue Sky a month ago. We found the value relative to price is pretty low. Of the four dishes we ordered (salmon, fried lobster, skirt steak, and swordfish) only one, the steak, was great - the others fine but not stellar, Service was extremely disappointing - the waitress had clearly not been trained properly, which I think is negligent in a restaurant of the caliber it portrays itself to be. She could not walk us through the menu in any coherent way, was spotty answering questions. She also knew nothing about wine the sommolier did not deign to come to our table although we would have valued his or her advice.

            In short, a restaurant that can not really deliver on what it is trying to be - not worth the trip from Boston.

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