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The Ebbs and Flows of Blue Island Oyster Bar

The new Cherry Creek spot has fished out many reviews, generally positive.

Adam Larkey

The Fresh Catch News: The Seafood at Blue Oyster might just be the freshest catch around. According to 5280 Magazine, the restaurant has partnered with a Long Island-based shellfish farm, which sends over the freshest catch of seafood from the East Coast overnight. [5280]

The P is for Pricy News: More than one online reviewer of Blue Island deemed the Cherry Creek eatery pricey. Google reviewers were especially vocal regarding prices, with one claiming it was "too expensive for mediocre & cold far," while another: "Oysters were a bit pricey for this East Coaster tourist, but well worth the price!" [Google +]

The Solid Service News: Yelpers proclaimed (more often than not) that service at the oyster bar was a highlight of the overall experience. Oyster varietals do require some extra background knowledge, and one Yelper cited that "the bartender was really knowledgeable with the different types of oysters." Another claimed that her service was "the shining star of this establishment." [Yelp]

The Awesome Atmosphere News: Restaurant-goers everywhere know the importance of a great atmosphere. "Great space," "good ambiance," "fun atmosphere," "bright and clean decor," and "the vibe is spot on" were some of the many positive nods to Blue Island's upscale and nautical environs. [OpenTable]

The New Classics News: Denver Post's dining critic, William Porter, gave a solid three-star rating to the new seafood restaurant. He particularly appreciated the combination of classic flavors and dishes with innovative presentations, like the deviled salmon, served smoky and creamy in a kitschy glass jar with a side of saltines, or the spruced-up key lime pie dessert, which Porter claims was a twist on the classic version. [Denver Post]

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