Bluestone's sleek, steel gray facade suggests the kind of place that serves up tuna tartare, but all pretense melts away when you walk through the door: With an indigo color scheme, a crackling fireplace and exposed brick walls, Bluestone is a casual joint with some trendy spoils.
A lively bar at the left side of the restaurant hosts flat-screen televisions and martini-swigging sports fans. Pull up a stool and order up a round of Bells or Sierra Nevada from the excellent beer selection. The bar menu offers a variety of beyond-jalapeno-poppers grub like calamari, turkey Rueben sandwiches, salads and the customer favorite, thin-crusted, barbecue chicken pizza.
The right side of the restaurant displays a decidedly more family-oriented vibe. Expect a caramel-hued, warmly lit room strewn with oriental rugs. In the dining room, parents and kids get cozy with upscale comfort food like chicken pot pie and beer-battered tilapia with homemade chips.
Average cost: $10-$20
Centerstage Reviewer: Jennifer Berg