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king_patton Jul 6, 2008 06:27 PM

I am relatively new to this site and I do not consider myself a foodie, yet. Anyways I had one of the best dining experiences at the Blue Point in Cleveland. The Blue Point is a fine dining seafood restaurant in the Warehouse District. The menu offers and array of Seafood items.

To start off with I had the "Sweet Hot Calamari" which is lightly breaded with cashews and BBQ. It was amazing. The calamari was so flavorful that no dipping sauce was needed.

For the main course I had the "Nags Head Grouper." This was cooked to perfection and as a side it came with Lobster Mash which was to die for. The sauce and spinach were very good.

On top of the wonderful food, I received excellent service. Our server was timely and prompt. Our food was spaced out adequately. She was quick with refills and did not bother myself or my date with talk. She was knowledgeable about the menu and wines as well.

P.S. The presentation was great. As I looked around at all the food being taken out to the tables, I always notice how it looks. The chef must take pride in the presentation, but on top of that the quality is excellent.

The restaurant was clean and quiet. I was sat near the cooks line, but it was not a distraction. The manager and hostess staff were friendly and obviously have good communication to make sure guests are seated in a comfortable area and timely manner.

The only small complaint I had was that towards the end of my dining experience a group of people came into the restaurant with jeans and t-shirts on. I am a jeans and t-shirt kind of guy all the way, but I can respect a restaurants policy of "proper attire." I was wearing a suit that I had just purchased. I do not think owners should relax on these rules. It tends to make for louder environments which can ruin a perfectly good date.

Anyways, I love Blue Point and recommend it to anyone who goes to or is in Cleveland. I can't wait to write another post. See ya.

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  1. NancyH RE: king_patton Jul 7, 2008 07:05 AM

    Thank you for the great report! I live in Cleveland but I haven't made it to Blue Point yet; your review has motivated me.

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      reiflame RE: king_patton Jul 8, 2008 07:15 AM

      Good to hear Blue Point is still good! I loved it when I lived in Cleveland 5 years ago.

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        jinglejangle RE: king_patton May 22, 2009 06:01 AM

        Does anyone have any other good chow recommendations for the Warehouse district? Visiting from NY next weekend, prefer casual, and a good bar scene is a plus.
        Thanks.

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          NancyH RE: jinglejangle May 22, 2009 07:17 AM

          Crop Bistro www.cropbistro.com.

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          Crop Bistro & Bar
          1400 W. 6th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113

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            uhockey RE: NancyH May 22, 2009 07:17 PM

            Oddly I just wrote a blog post about Crop today.
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/621985

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            rockandroller1 RE: jinglejangle May 22, 2009 08:10 AM

            I like D'Vine wine bar.

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            D'Vine Wine Bar
            836 W Saint Clair Ave, Cleveland, OH

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              jinglejangle RE: rockandroller1 Jun 1, 2009 07:17 AM

              We did go to D'vine, was only place open serving food after Saturday night's ballgame. Very friendly service and delicous snacks. Also went to John Q's for a burger Friday night. Huge burger w/the works for $12? Fries included. Great deal. The place was pretty empty at 9PM though.

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