BLU Plate

BLU Plate BLU Plate is "Southern fare with Akron flair". Inspired by the food and culture of New Orleans, St. Louis, Kansas City, Memphis, Nashville and more!
Welcome to BLU Plate. BLU Plate expands upon the popularity of our award-winning speakeasy, BLU Jazz+, and pays homage to the food, music & culture of jazz – with an Akron twist. The table is set for what we like to call a “Modern Southern Comfort Chophouse.” BLU Plate pays homage to the flavorful cuisine, the memorable music & distinctive culture of places like New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville. Our expertly prepared dishes are made with the finest ingredients, exquisite presentation & culinary ingenuity are sure to delight your palette. Try one of our handcrafted BLU-libations, weekend BLU-board Features or treat yourself to specialty Finishing Note desserts & more. ENTER THE BLU ZONE An experience that transcends time. BLU continues the legacy of great jazz that started almost 100 years ago, luring jazz legends like Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, & Ella Fitzgerald as they made their way west from New York to Chicago. Much like jazz, the BLU Zone is a place that allows for spontaneity & improvisation to create a perfectly unique night out by providing a premier destination for live jazz, fine food, spirits & hospitality. The BLU Zone, a one-of-a-kind destination, offers a modern vibe that’s harmonically linked through the language of jazz, rhythm & blues. Our music-themed corridor is a collective ensemble of independent venues where the arts are celebrated to please the five senses. COME FOR THE FOOD --- BLU Plate bluplateakron.com STAY FOR THE MUSIC --- BLU Jazz+ blujazzakron.com STAY FOR THE NIGHT --- BLU Plate blu-tique.com
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Open nightly Tuesday-Saturday 5PM-11PM (Kitchen closes at 10PM) - - - HAPPY HOUR MENU Available TUE through FRI 5 PM - 7 PM DRINK SPECIALS • $5 Select Wines by the Glass • $5 Well Cocktails • $2 off Select Draft on Tap • $1 off Any Bottle or Can of Beer - - - BOTTLE WINE NIGHT Every Thursday 5 PM - 11 PM 20% off Select Bottles of Wine - - - Live Jazz at the Piano Bar FRIDAY & SATURDAY 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM - - - BLU-BOARD FEATURES Uniquely crafted, imaginative dishes to intrigue and inspire our guests. Every Friday & Saturday. - - - FINISHING NOTES Homemade desserts.

Price Range: $$$

So be Happy at @BLUplateakron piano bar & loungeTUE-FRI 5 PM to 7 PMHappy Hour Drink Specials:$5 Select Wines by the Gla...
11/13/2019

So be Happy at @BLUplateakron piano bar & lounge
TUE-FRI 5 PM to 7 PM

Happy Hour Drink Specials:
$5 Select Wines by the Glass
$5 Well Cocktails
$2 off Select Draft on Tap
$1 off Any Bottle or Can of Beer

#happyhourakron #happyhour #cocktails #beer #wine

Wishing a Happy Veterans Day to all our brave men & women in uniform who have fought to protect the freedoms of our coun...
11/11/2019

Wishing a Happy Veterans Day to all our brave men & women in uniform who have fought to protect the freedoms of our country — we salute you. 🇺🇸

Get Stacked at BLU!#StickyBLURibs with BLU’s Bourbon House Steak Sauce@bluplateakron & @blujazzakron#bluplate #ribs #ste...
11/08/2019

Get Stacked at BLU!
#StickyBLURibs with BLU’s Bourbon House Steak Sauce
@bluplateakron & @blujazzakron
#bluplate #ribs #steaksauce #bourbonsteaksauce #akroneats #akronfoodie

Get Stacked at BLU!#StickyBLURibs with BLU’s Bourbon House Steak Sauce@bluplateakron & @blujazzakron#bluplate #ribs #ste...
11/08/2019

Get Stacked at BLU!
#StickyBLURibs with BLU’s Bourbon House Steak Sauce
@bluplateakron & @blujazzakron
#bluplate #ribs #steaksauce #bourbonsteaksauce #akroneats #akronfoodie

BLU Plate's cover photo
11/03/2019

BLU Plate's cover photo

The BLU Zone is an upscale yet accessible destination with a uniquely metropolitan vibe offering the style and sophistic...
08/28/2019

The BLU Zone is an upscale yet accessible destination with a uniquely metropolitan vibe offering the style and sophistication in the heart of Historic Downtown Akron.

We are excited for the new BLU-tique Hotel to enter the BLU Zone this fall, expanding our collective ensemble of independent venues harmonically linked through the language of jazz, rhythm and blues.

As with the history of Jazz, the BLU Zone is constantly evolving, expanding and changing the way the arts are celebrated visually, audibly, and edibly. In preparation for the BLU-tique Hotel to enter the BLU Zone, BLU Plate will be undergoing a property modernization through Fall of 2019.

Learn More at www.bluplateakron.com

BLU-Board Features Available at BLU Plate & BLU Jazz+ FRI & SAT (6/21-6/22): Pan Seared Blackend Grouper: Purple Asparag...
06/21/2019

BLU-Board Features Available at BLU Plate & BLU Jazz+ FRI & SAT (6/21-6/22):
Pan Seared Blackend Grouper: Purple Asparagus, Red Beans & Rice, w/ Cilantro Oil

Twin Grilled Chicken Breast: Rosemary Whipped Potatoes, Spicy Fried Brussel Sprouts, w/ Cabernet Compound Butter

Summer Salad: Roasted Red Peppers, Thai Glazed Grilled Chicken, Crispy Wontons, Wasabi Peas w/ A Spicy Vinaigrette
End your meal with one of our delectable

End your meal with one of our delectable FINISHING NOTES:
The Mud Kiss, Red Velvet Cake, & Italian Hazelnut Cake Each Served With Ice Cream

Plus, Live Jazz at the Piano Bar 5:30-7:30PM

#bluboardfeatures #bluplateakron #blujazzakron
#foodie #patiodining #outdoordining #patiodiningakron #eatoutsideakron
#pansearedgrouper #twingrilledchicken #summersalad
#LiveJazz #pianobar

Spice up your weekend with our Linguine Shrimp Arrabbiata.#bluboardfeatures #foodie #patiodining #shrimplinquini #arrabb...
06/14/2019

Spice up your weekend with our Linguine Shrimp Arrabbiata.
#bluboardfeatures #foodie #patiodining #shrimplinquini #arrabbiata #outdoordining

06/07/2019

Live music on the patio @blujazzakron
Happy Hour until 6pm!
#patiodining #patiohappyhour #happyhourakron
#bluviewakron

The taste of NOLA is alive and well at BLU Plate in the Akron Historic Arts District  with tonight’s feature: Fried Catf...
05/31/2019

The taste of NOLA is alive and well at BLU Plate in the Akron Historic Arts District with tonight’s feature: Fried Catfish Nuggets served on A Bed Of BBQ Coleslaw With Spicy Remoulade Sauce

Other BLU Board Weekend Features (5/31-6/1):
Seasonal Linguine, Key West Marinated Marlin, Baby Romaine

End your meal with one of our delectable FINISHING NOTES:
Red Velvet Cake, Italian Hazelnut Cake, The Mudd Kiss or Strawberry Cheesecake

Plus, Live Jazz at the Piano Bar 5:30-7:30PM

#friedcatfish #LiveJazz #pianobar #bluboardfeatures #bluplateakron #patiodiningakron #eatoutsideakron

05/30/2019
Enjoy a delicious meal at BLU Plate before listening to World-Class LIVE JAZZ. Catch your favorite artists this week at ...
05/29/2019

Enjoy a delicious meal at BLU Plate before listening to World-Class LIVE JAZZ.

Catch your favorite artists this week at BLU Jazz+
WED (5/29) Joe Hunter (FREE)
THUR (5/30) Reggie Bowens ($12) (Student Discount $10 with ID at door)
FRI (5/31) Daniel Weatherspoon ($20) (Student Discount $10 with ID at door)
SAT (6/1) Jazz Heritage Orchestra: "Music of Chas Baker" ($20) (Student Discount $10 with ID at door)

#bluzoneakron #livemusicakron #bestjazzclub
#downbeatmagazine
#JoeHunter #ReggieBowens #DanielWeaterspoon #JazzHeritageOrchestra

The sun is out and the patio is open. Start your Weekend off right with a Red Raven Cocktail.#handmadecocktails#patioakr...
05/17/2019

The sun is out and the patio is open.
Start your Weekend off right with a Red Raven Cocktail.

#handmadecocktails
#patioakron
#akronhappyhour
#dinnerakron

The sun is out and the patio is open. Start your Weekend off right with a Red Raven Cocktail.#handmadecocktails#patioakr...
05/17/2019

The sun is out and the patio is open.
Start your Weekend off right with a Red Raven Cocktail.

#handmadecocktails
#patioakron
#akronhappyhour
#dinnerakron

Come down to BLU Plate and enjoy one of our BLU Board features! Dig into the Homemade pimento cheese and crab salad atop...
05/10/2019

Come down to BLU Plate and enjoy one of our BLU Board features! Dig into the Homemade pimento cheese and crab salad atop of fresh fried green tomatoes with a roasted red pepper gel and chive oil served 5/10-5/11.

Live Piano Bar from 5:30-7:30!

#akrondining #akrondatenight #patiodining #jazz #bluboardfeatures #coctails🍹 #pianobar #foodies #bluzone #finedining #happyhour #akronhappyhour #downtownakron

BLU Board Saturday Feature (5/4)#blackendfloridagrouperPlus, Live Jazz at the Piano Bar 5:30-7:30PM#LiveJazz#pianobar#bl...
05/04/2019

BLU Board Saturday Feature (5/4)
#blackendfloridagrouper
Plus, Live Jazz at the Piano Bar 5:30-7:30PM
#LiveJazz
#pianobar
#bluboardfeatures
#bluplateakron

BLU Plate BLU Board Weekend Features (5/3 - 5/4)#bruschetta#springpappardelle #blackendfloridagrouper#Rackoflamb
05/03/2019

BLU Plate BLU Board Weekend Features (5/3 - 5/4)
#bruschetta
#springpappardelle
#blackendfloridagrouper
#Rackoflamb

Beautiful day & our patio is open!Happy Hour Tues-Fri 4pm-6pm@bluplateakron #smokedchickencuban#cubansandwich
05/01/2019

Beautiful day & our patio is open!
Happy Hour Tues-Fri 4pm-6pm
@bluplateakron
#smokedchickencuban
#cubansandwich

BLU Board Weekend Features (4/12-4/13):• Spring Berries & Greens• Tuna Nachos• Chili Glazed Pork Bowl• Shrimp & GritsFis...
04/12/2019

BLU Board Weekend Features (4/12-4/13):
• Spring Berries & Greens
• Tuna Nachos
• Chili Glazed Pork Bowl
• Shrimp & Grits

Fish & Chips available downstairs at BLU Jazz+

BLU Board Weekend Features BLU Plate FRI & SAT (4/5-4/6):BLU Crab GnocchiSeared Jumbo ScallopsBlackened MahiRoasted Chic...
04/05/2019

BLU Board Weekend Features BLU Plate FRI & SAT (4/5-4/6):
BLU Crab Gnocchi
Seared Jumbo Scallops
Blackened Mahi
Roasted Chicken Breast

Plus Live Jazz at the Piano Bar 5:30-7:30 PM

Live Jazz at the piano bar 5:30-7:30 PM & delicious Ocean Features tonight @BLUPlateAkron 🐟🎹🍷 #NewEnglandClamChowder#Sca...
03/09/2019

Live Jazz at the piano bar 5:30-7:30 PM & delicious Ocean Features tonight @BLUPlateAkron 🐟🎹🍷 #NewEnglandClamChowder#ScallopsCoqAuVin#WasabiPeaAhiTuna#FloridaScarletSnapper

#BLUBoardFeatures
#LentSpecials#pianobar

Don't let our Ocean Features swim away without taking a bite.This weekend we are featuring: New England Clam Chowder, Sc...
03/08/2019

Don't let our Ocean Features swim away without taking a bite.
This weekend we are featuring: New England Clam Chowder, Scallops Coq Au Vin, Wasabi Pea Ahi Tuna, or a Florida Scarlet Snapper
#BLUBoardFeatures
#LentSpecials

Don your masks & grab your beads & let the good times roll.FAT TUESDAY Happy Hour Specials 4 to 6PMNew Orleans Hurricane...
03/05/2019

Don your masks & grab your beads & let the good times roll.
FAT TUESDAY Happy Hour Specials 4 to 6PM

New Orleans Hurricanes • $6
Peace Love & Gumbo • $8
Shrimp & Grits • $21
Po boy with Chips • $14
Crawfish Nachos • $13

Plus, enjoy your regular Happy Hour drink specials & shareable plates.

Add some swing into your week BLU Jazz+TUE (2/25) – “BLU-esday Tuesday” Blues JamWED (2/26) – Gretchen PleussTHU (2/27) ...
02/26/2019

Add some swing into your week BLU Jazz+
TUE (2/25) – “BLU-esday Tuesday” Blues Jam
WED (2/26) – Gretchen Pleuss
THU (2/27) – BLU Jazz Jam w/ Theron Brown
FRI (3/1) – The Nasty Nati Brass Band
SAT (3/2) – Swing Dance Party w/ Moustache Yourself & Get Hep Swing

This weekend's BLU-Board Specials features a delicous vegetarian option #RavioliFraDiavlo made with Ohio City Pasta 3 ch...
02/23/2019

This weekend's BLU-Board Specials features a delicous vegetarian option #RavioliFraDiavlo made with Ohio City Pasta 3 cheese ravioli Other specials: #LobsterBisque, #LambChops, #MapleSearedDuck, #CorianderDustedAhiTunaAvailable FRI-SAT 2/22-2/23 @BLUPlate

Weekend BLU-Board Specials(FRI-SAT 2/22-2/23)#LobsterBisque, #LambChops, #MapleSearedDuck, #RavioliFraDiavlo made with O...
02/22/2019

Weekend BLU-Board Specials
(FRI-SAT 2/22-2/23)
#LobsterBisque, #LambChops, #MapleSearedDuck, #RavioliFraDiavlo made with Ohio City Pasta #CorianderDustedAhiTuna

Happy Hour just got jazzier - with new shareable plate options at BLU Plate TUE - FRI 4PM to 6PM.#HappyHour #ShareablePl...
02/19/2019

Happy Hour just got jazzier - with new shareable plate options at BLU Plate TUE - FRI 4PM to 6PM.
#HappyHour #ShareablePlates #DrinkSpecials #BLUPlateAkron

Catch a vibe this week BLU Jazz+TUE (2/19) – “BLU-esday Tuesday” Blues JamWED (2/20) – Jackie WarrenTHU (2/21) – Student...
02/19/2019

Catch a vibe this week BLU Jazz+

TUE (2/19) – “BLU-esday Tuesday” Blues Jam
WED (2/20) – Jackie Warren
THU (2/21) – Student All-Stars Concert Series
THU (2/21) – 3rd Thursdays Salsa and Bachata Party
FRI (2/22) – Wave Magnetik
SAT (2/23) – Bob Baldwin & Friends

Dinner & A Show in the BLU ZoneAkron’s Premier Valentine’s Date Night!Special Menu & Free Live Jazz at the Piano Bar all...
02/14/2019

Dinner & A Show in the BLU Zone
Akron’s Premier Valentine’s Date Night!

Special Menu & Free Live Jazz at the Piano Bar all weekend.
www.bluplateakron.com/valentine

#valentinesdatenight
#bluplate
#steakfor2

Tonight's Prime Rib is roasting in the oven and is waiting for you to enjoy with a bottle of wine at retail pricing.#Pri...
02/13/2019

Tonight's Prime Rib is roasting in the oven and is waiting for you to enjoy with a bottle of wine at retail pricing.
#PrimeRibNight #RetailWineNight #PrimeWednesday #BluPlateAkron

This week marks the beginning of our Valentine’s Day festivities! For more information, visit blujazzakron.com.
02/05/2019

This week marks the beginning of our Valentine’s Day festivities! For more information, visit blujazzakron.com.

BLU Board Specials 2/01-2/02: Our Beets and Berries Salad will transport you to sunny days! Starting this Wednesday, we ...
02/02/2019

BLU Board Specials 2/01-2/02: Our Beets and Berries Salad will transport you to sunny days! Starting this Wednesday, we will be having our Prime Rib Wednesdays. Hope to see you there!

WHAT DO Winter Scallops, Lobster Bisque, Yellowfin Tuna, Grilled Lamb, Espresso Rubbed Filet, and Seared Duck have in co...
01/27/2019
Valentine's Weekend Dinner & Show at BLU!

WHAT DO Winter Scallops, Lobster Bisque, Yellowfin Tuna, Grilled Lamb, Espresso Rubbed Filet, and Seared Duck have in common?

THEY ARE EACH featured on our VERY SPECIAL Valentine's Weekend Dinner & Show menu upstairs at BLU Plate from February 14-16!

CLICK BELOW to see the COMPLETE menu and make your dinner reservations TODAY at bluplateakron.com! 💙

Celebrate your attitude of gratitude at "Akron's Premier Valentine's Date Night," BLU Plate & BLU Jazz+! Featuring special Valentine's menus & entertainment on Saturday (2/9), Thursday (2/14), Friday (2/15), and Saturday (2/16)!

This week will be full of music and food! Come on in and have a good time!...Tickets can be found at blujazzakron.com an...
01/14/2019

This week will be full of music and food! Come on in and have a good time!
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Tickets can be found at blujazzakron.com and our menu can be found at bluplateakron.com

Come for the food, stay for the music. Just by looking at our menu, who would want to leave?...Want to see what else is ...
01/05/2019

Come for the food, stay for the music. Just by looking at our menu, who would want to leave?
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Want to see what else is offered? Check out our entire menu at bluplateakron.com

Happy New Year from BLU! Join us tonight as we start off our celebration of 2019 with a double feature with Dan Wilson. ...
12/31/2018

Happy New Year from BLU! Join us tonight as we start off our celebration of 2019 with a double feature with Dan Wilson. ⠀
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Need tickets or want to see the show schedule? Head over to our website blujazzakron.com. Hungry? Visit bluplateakron.com to see our menu!

What pairs well with a performance by Theron Brown tonight at 8? Our Beets & Berries Salad created by our wonderful Exec...
12/27/2018

What pairs well with a performance by Theron Brown tonight at 8? Our Beets & Berries Salad created by our wonderful Executive Chef!
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Want to see what else is offered? Check out our entire menu at bluplateakron.com

Each dish here at BLU Plate is prepared with extreme care and , of course, with a smile on our Executive Chef’s face! ••...
12/15/2018

Each dish here at BLU Plate is prepared with extreme care and , of course, with a smile on our Executive Chef’s face!



Our full menu can be found at bluplateakron.com.

Look at all of this talent this week at BLU Jazz! The only thing better than our shows is the food prepared by Executive...
12/10/2018

Look at all of this talent this week at BLU Jazz! The only thing better than our shows is the food prepared by Executive Chef Nate!

TUE: BLU-esday Tuesday

WED: Dave Banks Big Band

FRI: Justo Saborit & Latin Soul

SAT: Barbara Rosene

ORDER UP! One of our awesome servers, Martin, ready to bring some of Chef Nate’s delicious dishes from our ALL-NEW @blup...
12/10/2018

ORDER UP! One of our awesome servers, Martin, ready to bring some of Chef Nate’s delicious dishes from our ALL-NEW @bluplateakron menu to some hungry customers. Make YOUR reservations on our website and join us this week for an unparalleled dining & live music experience! (📷: @cindynicholsphotography) #morethanacolor #attitudeofgratitude #akronohio #akronoh #southernfare #akronflair #chophouse

Chef Nathan Kelly has masterfully reimagined our Traditional Gumbo recipe, along with the rest of our menu, to introduce...
12/08/2018

Chef Nathan Kelly has masterfully reimagined our Traditional Gumbo recipe, along with the rest of our menu, to introduce an all-new “Modern Southern Comfort Chophouse” concept into the BLU Zone. 🍽

Come see us TONIGHT and warm up with a bowl of this classic southern dish, complete with a Brown Butter Roux, Seafood Stock, Rich Tomato Bisque, Land & Ocean, & Fine Herbs. THEN join us downstairs for some swinging live jazz as guitarist Nick Paparone and his band dazzle & delight! SEE YOU THERE! (📷: Cindy Nichols Photography)

Come in for a wonderful and delicious meal before the show! ________________________________________________TUESDAY, DEC...
12/03/2018

Come in for a wonderful and delicious meal before the show!

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4 2018
8PM-11PM
"BLU-ESDAY TUESDAY" BLUES JAM

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5 2018
8PM-11PM
Joe Hunter

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6 2018
8PM-11PM
Chris Hovan Organic Trio

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7 2018
8PM-11PM
Cleveland Jazz Orchestra: “The Holidays with Helen!” FT. Helen Welch

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 2018
8PM-11PM
Nick Paparone Sextet

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Tickets can be found at: blujazzakron.ticketleap.com/blu-esday-tuesday-blues-jam-11-27-2018/

Cooler weather getting you down? Not only can our  diverse menu items warm you up, but our show list this week can do th...
11/26/2018

Cooler weather getting you down? Not only can our diverse menu items warm you up, but our show list this week can do the same!




TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27 2018
8PM-11PM
"BLU-ESDAY TUESDAY" BLUES JAM

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28 2018
8PM-11PM
Bobby Selvaggio ft. Anthony Taddeo

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29 2018
8PM-11PM
BLU Jazz Jam w/ Theron Brown

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30 2018
8PM-11PM
Charita Franks

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1 2018
6 PM (Masterclass) 8PM-11PM (Show)
Cowboys & Frenchmen: “BLUER THAN YOU THINK”

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Tickets can be found at: blujazzakron.ticketleap.com/blu-esday-tuesday-blues-jam-11-27-2018/

Hungry? These specials will have your mouth watering! Guinness Mac & Cheese- Smoked BBQ Brisket, Guinness Cheddar, Cavat...
11/16/2018

Hungry? These specials will have your mouth watering!

Guinness Mac & Cheese- Smoked BBQ Brisket, Guinness Cheddar, Cavatappi Pasta, Rye Croutons, Candied Pumpkin Seed

Cowboy Ribeye- Coffee Rubbed 30 Day Aged 16 oz Ribeye, Sweet Potato Wild Mushroom Hash, Braised Winter Greens, Bourbon Apple Caramel

Angry Lobster- Whole 1.5 LB Lobster 3 Ways, Coconut Crab Fried Rice, Collard Kimchi, Ponzu Reduction, Mango Ketchup

BLU Crab Cakes- Horseradish Whipped Potatoes, Roasted Root Vegetables, Lobster Bourbon Cream

Address

45 E. Market Street
Akron, OH
44308

Opening Hours

Tuesday 17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday 17:00 - 23:00
Thursday 17:00 - 23:00
Friday 17:00 - 23:00
Saturday 17:00 - 23:00

Telephone

(330) 252-1190

Services

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  • Kids
  • Outdoor
  • Reserve
  • Takeout
  • Waiter
  • Walkins

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  • Lunch

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