Atlanta >Food & Dining > Bluepointe
3456 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030533.851428 -84.361329
Neighborhoods: Northside, Northside, North Buckhead
Overrated in Buckhead – The service was great, no complaints there. For a Buckhead restaurant, there are many choices that are much better in that area. For one of the "Buckhead Life" group restaurants, I would rate this one at the bottome for the quality of the food. The steaks were overcooked, my salmon was served in a bowl and tossed on the table by one serving the food, not even on a base plate, in this fine white linen table cloth restaurant. My daughters did like their lava cake dessert. This is a one and done restaurant. You feel the need to try it based on the other "Buckhead Life" group restaurants, but once you spend that kind of coin, you feel like you had been taken. Much better choices down the road.
Expensive...Why? Better off with the cheap apple martini's – Yeah, yeah... the hype of this place makes me laugh... Service was awesome. Food was really expensive for what you get. I got a raw chopped up scallop appetizer with some chopped garnish? Sushi rolls are to be avoided, I think the Kroger lady makes better rolls, not that i wouldn't know "cough" "cough." If you like mexican sushi go for it, not to be against non-Japanese chefs wielding Walmart bought knives? The management just being frugal with their affordable entrees ... they're just watching their labor costs? If you have to take your date here to get props then tell Paris to valet her exotic outside where the paparazzi can see you. Overall the Service and People there were beautiful to say the least. Bar scene there on Tuesdays was interesting to say the least, make sure you pull up in your porsche and sport your rolex. Pretentious:Yes! Affordable: Depends on wallet size or credit limit. Thirty thousand dollar a year Millionaire's paradise for a "strut and fret upon a stage."
Wonderful dining experience – My husband and I celebrated our 34th anniversary on 1/19 and we had a wonderful experience. The sushi was outstanding and our meal was delicious. Our sevice was also great. If there was a complaint it would be that we didn't know they were going to surprise us with a dessert for our anniversary and I ordered a sorbet (because we were so stuffed) and then they brough this enormous dessert that was out of this world. I wouldn't have ordered the sorbet but then I would have missed some of the best homemade sorbet I have ever eaten. We plan to take our children back in a few weeks so they, too, can experience some of the best fine dining I have ever had.
You owe it to yourself to try this restaurant! – It had been several months since I had last dined at Bluepointe, so when a friend called to suggest a fun dinner out, we both remembered what a great experience we'd had there on our last visit! The atmosphere is "quintessential Buckhead", and the food is fabulous in presentation and such unique blending of flavors. I came away feeling satisfied that we had made the right choice for a girl's dining night out! We ordered appetizers, and ended up sharing an entree as we found the portion size to be ample...dessert and coffee were nearly impossible, but we couldn't resist the creme brulee with lemon and pear! You owe it to yourself to try this restaurant...food, service, and atmosphere are all top-notch!
Too much money for 0 service – Walking in this hip and trendy place was disappointing. When dining (please note: Dining not eating) the experience and customer service should begin as soon as you exit the car. This particular restaurant is nestled in the corner of a high rise. So, It felt a lot like going to work. Entering BluePointe is confusing and awkward. The hostess stand is situated in an odd spot igniting an uncomfortable feeling as you wait for the hostess to grace you with her attention. We, as in 2 people, had arrived 15 minutes early for our 9:00 reservation and was immediatly advised to go to the bar and wait. No problem... after all we were early. The bar, however, was yet another awkward and uncomfortable setting. Getting a drink took far to long and the lack available seating was fuel for a fist fight. There is a long red bench with a few tables that are spaced too far apart. There is no intimacy and no place to put your drink... well, unless you stalk one of the tables, but forget about sitting at the bar. So, $50 and 45 minutes later we found ourselves waiting for our table..... still. This was obviously not a busy restaurant problem but a lack of good management. After 45 minutes we decided to leave. The managers reply? "If I sat you now would you stay?" Our reply: if you can seat us now why are we not already sitting. They compromised service and quality to get more tables. I heard the food was ok, but I wanted to try it myself. So, my first impression: an overglorified Applebee's.
Due it once and you're satisfied. – I can't complain about the service because we had reservations and were seated and served our drinks promptly. I ordered an appetizer, it was good but still after the main course and dessert, I was still hungry. Although we thought the food was great and the environment nice, this is not a place we will return. Overall, for the money, I expected more. I agree with a prior review, ...use your company business expense account to impress someone with lunch or dinner. They will enjoy the good food and company.
Just OK – I had heard wonderful things about Bluepointe so I decided to try it out. I wasn't completely impressed. The server left a lot to be desired for. He was distant at best and it seemed as though he wanted to quickly turn over the table to increase his chances of getting more tips that evening. The appetizers and sushi were excellent. I highly recommend the crab spring rolls. The entrees were good but too expensive for the quality. If you make reservations, expect to wait about 30 minutes after your reservation time for a table.
Ummmm....it was okay! – I am confused about this place. What is it specializing in? The Buckhead Life Group has restaurants geared towards specific areas in the culinary spectrum, and this one seems to be shooting in mutiple directions. Now with that statement out the way I must start with the scene. The restaurant is open and very blue, as hints the name Bluepointe. The chairs and walls are decorated professionally and everything feels very modern and sleek. The bar also makes for a fine view. Honestly, it was a nasty day oustide and the big windows gave the restaurant a dark feeling, but I guarantee on a nice day that place is gorgeous inside. Starting with the Blueplate appetizer I must say I was impressed. I love the taste, the crab spring rolls were fantastic. I was not as impressed with the main course. Again, it was good, but it did not stand out in my mind. The fish at the Atlanta Fish Market is defintely the place to go for fish in the group of restaurants. The peanut crusted grouper tasted pretty good, but again did not have the pop I was expecting. My girlfriends braised beef short ribs fell right off the bone, but oddly had a little too much fat with it. We then thought it might be a great idea to try some sushi, and this is where I was impressed. The rolls were tight and did not fall apart in my poor chopstick technique. The sushi was full of flavor, and delicious. Overall, I would say try the other Buckhead Life Group restaurants first, but if you feel the urge to go hey feel free to give it a whirl. Almost forgot to mention the service, The waitress was nice and prompt, and answered all of our questions 8 out of 10 on the service.
Outstanding food and service – We just had at BluePoint one of the truly outstanding meals of our experience which includes 14 years living overseas in places like Brussels, Belgium (where food is the national sport); Frankfurt, Germany and San Juan, Puerto Rico and 34 years in international business. The food was obviously prepared with tender loving care, the sauces tasty and delicate, the sushi unique and flavorful and the wines expensive but worth it. The bill was astronomical but it was a special occasion so we felt that we got our money's worth. The service was constantly attentive and anticipated our every wish including a birthday dessert which we didn't announce but which the waiter picked up when he saw the gifts. We did go early at 6:30 on a Friday night, so we beat the crowd. And when we left, the bar and waiting area were packed. They may be over booking. But I cannot help but wonder if the folks who wrote such negative reports went to the same restaurant we did. Or, maybe they were some of the ones in the mob scene waiting when we left at 9:30. One wonders if the management may be assuming one hour for dining when the actual time was more like two and a half hours to take advantage of all the appetizers and deserts with which they successfully tempted us.
Great food, bad service – We ate at Bluepoint on Friday night. We had a drink at the bar and were seated about 15 minutes after our reservation. The food was great , but our service experience seemed to be par for the course. Not good.
Our waiter spent about 1 minute at our table the whole night. The backwaiters were on top of bringing our food out in a timely fashion. By the way, the spicy shrimp appetizer and Sea Bass are outstanding. The problem was that I could not get anyone to bring us our check. When our waiter finally appeared at an adjacent table I flagged him down for the bill. He brought it over and it had an item on it that wasn't ours. It was only a party of two and I cannot remember the last time this has happened to me. I would like to see a waiter's expression if I made a $10.50 error in his tip in my favor. He corrected the bill, dropped it off, and ran. I had to go to the check in stand to pay the bill. I spoke with the manager, who was very appologetic, and took some items off of the bill.
If you want to eat a good meal in a trendy restaurant and can tolerate some bad service, this is the place.
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