There’s a lot to like about Blue Mango, which just opened on Glenwood South.
In focusing my reviews on new restaurants, I’ve seen a lot of places open up, with varying degrees of success. Blue Mango has done a really superb job. Everything about the restaurant is quality; the interior design, the service, and the food. The other restaurants that come to mind that had it right from day one are Beasley’s and Calavera. Perhaps even more importantly, the staff is especially attentive, almost to the point of falling over themselves to ensure that I enjoyed my experience.
From the lunch menu, I ordered jal tarang, seared scallops sautéed with spices and herbs served with mango and turmeric sauce. This was a wonderful dish. The scallops were fresh, perfectly cooked and were complimented by both a more traditional Indian curry sauce and a tangy red sauce.
The atmosphere had an interesting serenity about it. Even thought I was having my lunch on a busy weekday on Glenwood, I felt like I had stepped into a more peaceful place for a short while. The contemporary interior reflects the modern take on the cuisine. As I write this, I wonder if the purists will take me to task for choosing scallops…
I did not have a chance to try any of Blue Mango’s unique cocktails, but I will have to remedy that deficiency soon. I foresee a supplement to this review in the coming weeks.
222 Glenwood Avenue • Raleigh, NC 27603
919 . 322 . 2760