Contemporary American with flavors from around the world, this is Blu. The daily changing menu sources the freshest local ingredients available with Chef Randy Chamberlain’s unwavering desire to be spontaneous. With an extensive wine list representing the wine regions of the world along with the best selections of Northwest Michigan, certified sommelier Mari Chamberlain can choose the perfect wine selection to compliment your meal. Located in beautiful Glen Arbor, Blu is 26 picturesque miles west of Traverse City and a stone’s throw from Lake Michigan. The glass walled and panoramic atrium dining room features glorious sun set views dancing on Sleeping Bear Bay, North and South Manitou Islands.

Contact information:
5705 South Lake Street … (231) 334-2530 …

Here’s a map of of Blu’s location in Glen Arbor:

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Please read this excerpt from Norm Wheeler’s story, “Eating and art converge at Blu” which ran in the Glen Arbor Sun on Nov. 18, 2010:

“Proprietors Randy and Mari Chamberlain like to emphasize local sources of everything for the quality that brings to the experience of dining, and our waitress Toni establishes the theme right away. She recommends a Woodland Red from Chateau Fontaine on French Road here in The County, and it is a hearty, full wine perfect for the variety of flavors we are about to sample. With the first pour she brings a nibble snack of Halpin Farm goat cheese with Sweeter Song Farm beets on a tiny square of toast, and we gaze out at the spectacular panorama that surrounds us at Blu. We reminisce about our wedding day all those many years ago in Denmark, the little white church on the hill beside the great oak tree, the all-day feast full of toasts and laughter, the evening banquet of venison at the local Inn, and we notice how the music in the cozy room synchronizes with our memories as Chet Baker croons “There Will Never Be Another You.” (You know how sometimes the music matches up perfectly with the flow of conversation and the unfolding of a meal in a trippy synchronicity, as if you’re in a movie in which even the sound track is scripted to amplify the arc of the evening? This is one of those nights!)”