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In August of 2016, owners Erik Kleven and Jennifer Lester joined forces as strangers to prepare and execute an eight course charity dinner in the very space that would house the Bleu Duck a year later.

The historic Conley-Mass building on 4th street SW was under full construction at the time with no kitchen, no dining room, and just the bare bones of a restaurant in the making. Their ability to execute this dinner as a team made it clear that they would have a strong partnership as they cultivated Bleu Duck into the unique dining experience that it is today. Take a virtual tour here

After opening in August 2016, Bleu Duck Kitchen has gone on to win;

Best Restaurant - 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024

Best Food Truck - 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024

Best Seafood - Oysters 2023

Best Restaurant Service - 2023

Best Cocktail - Old Fashioned 2023

Best Takeout Meal - 2022

Best Dealing With The Pandemic - 2021

Best Place For Cocktails - 2019

Best Bartender - 2018

Best New Restaurant - 2017

Throughout this evolution of the restaurant, one thing has remained; Erik Kleven and Jennifer Lester regard each customer as a welcomed friend, and aim to provide them with a new experience that is both personal and unique every time they visit. 

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