Blue Inc.
Blue Inc.

Blue Inc.

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.blueincboston.com/
  • Phone: 6172615353x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon-Fri Open at 11:30am
    Saturday Dinner Service Begins at 5pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jason Santos
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We are also a Full Service Caterer on or off site
    Please contact danielle@blueincboston.com for more information
  • Special Events: A Fun Cocktail Reception
    Catered Business Lunches
    Unique Corporate Functions
    Special Events (birthday parties, bachelorette dinners, rehearsal dinners)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Atlantic Ave.
  • Public Transit: The nearest T stop is Aquarium on the Blue Line: Go to Atlantic Ave (facing Faneuil Hall) and take a left (toward the Boston Harbor Hotel). Once at the Boston Harbor Hotel Arch: Take a right onto Broad Street. We are on the left hand side on the first block.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is on street parking, garage and private lot parking.Parking is also available at 1 International Place Parking Garage. Entrance on Atlantic Avenue. There are 800 secured parking spots and it is located across on High St.
A word from Blue Inc.
Chef Jason Santos of Hell"s Kitchen has taken over 131 Broad Street, Boston MA to introduce his newest venture, Blue Inc. We are a vibrant, fun, creative American restaurant! We cannot wait to share what we have in store for you!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Blue Inc. reviews from OpenTable diners
30 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (13)great for lunch (13)neighborhood gem (12)great for outdoor dining (11)hot spot (5)romantic (3)scenic view (3)special occasion (3)notable wine list (3)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (2)good for groups (1)Show More
  • Different from past experience
    WinerDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Salads were delicious. Then a few of us ordered the cod--our expectation was that the cod was the star of the dish with heirloom tomatoes, corn, etc., but the dish was actually a very heavy cream based pasta dish with cod crumbled on top that was just ok and didn't agree with some of us. The fresh donuts with sauces for dessert (since we only ate a third of our dinners we could try dessert) were wonderful! If we go back, we'll be sure to better understand the entree descriptions. Bar looks fun, drink menu interesting, and our waitress was very nice and attentive.
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  • pleasent experience
    lindysalem
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    They were in the middle of a menu change but the offerings were fine. I did want to try the cod on the menu but the cod special was acceptable. The wine by glass list should be enhanced but otherwise pleasant experience. My cod dish was lovely my dining companions had the flat iron steak and both really enjoyed the meal and the presentation. We did not have any appetizers but they did look appealing. The service was wonderful.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    Solidforce
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Quiet, great food, and amazing drinks! Food was a little slow to come out but we were not in a rush. Surprisingly, the place was empty. Bathrooms could use some work, but no complaints otherwise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Good cocktails, but the diploid was a disappointment. The stall rated of lighter fluid, the Mac and cheese was runny covered in breadcrumbs that even out five year old scoffed at. Our outdoor table was at a busy street corner, and our table was covered in soot. A real letdown.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quant, Great Food, Afforable.
    Timmayyyy
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I found this spot in 2013 and enjoyed it so much I went back. Took a client there on August 21st and they had the windows open and outdoor seating. Space is quant, food is great and pricing was very reasonable. I would go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum!
    BostonistaVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I absolutely LOVE everything about Blue Inc. The atmosphere is wonderful, and the service is even better. I couldn't say enough about my server. She was so sweet and knowledgable. And for the food... TO DIE FOR! I could eat the ahi tuna app all day!! 5 out of 5 stars, any day of the week!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food decently priced
    pheldegression
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food was well cooked and came out quickly. The beer and wine list is extensive, and the cocktails offer a different twist on classics you're used to. I highly recommend the alcoholic milkshakes for desert. They are fantastic. Over all, great place to stop in for dinner, on the waterfront, within walking distance to a bunch of nightlife and hotspots
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • something different
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The financial district is populated primarily by pubs and carry out joints. Blue Inc is a notable exception. Has a nice non-touristy vibe, interesting cocktails, and a small but varied menu. Food is well executed. Definitely worth a visit, especially if you are staying in the area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best of the Week in Boston
    Michael
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Great food and presentation. Pretty good wine list. I believe the inside ambiance, we sat outside, may have kept many diners away. It appeared as more of a bar than a restaurant. However, the chef knows what he/she is doing and of the restaurants we visited this week in Boston, this will be the one to which we will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food and service
    TC123
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    enjoyed lunch here, we were in a hurry and the staff was very accommodating, salads with our choice of additions (tuna and avocado for me) were delicious
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing in a bizarre kinda way
    TNeilVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The experience was so odd that it was actually amusing after a while. Have you ever asked for a bottle of wine (which they had) only to be pushed to two other options? Have you ever asked for a salad not to have cheese on it...have it come with cheese...sent it back...and then be told that the cook picked out the cheese but they would remake the salad if we wanted them to? We were a group of 6 and during the 2.5 hours in the place and there was only one other table taken (with 4 people) which made me wonder why it took forever to bring meals. Never experienced anything quite like it.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic, differentiated food
    jdcarVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Ahi tuna is a great appetizer and I'll always go for the spinach salad -- both a superlative choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    iggy
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    With a decent Zagat rating, I had high expectations for this new supposedly 'trendy restaurant' (also according to Zagat). I did not comprehend any of the dishes that we ordered. The marriage of flavors leaves a lot to be desired...ahi tuna with mayonnaise and a huge portion of rice as an appetizer...mayonnaise + rice + ahi tuna =??? For 17$ was a disaster.The burrata cheese was tasteless and cannot compare to others I have tried in Boston restaurants and the plating was equally ?? the plate took up half the table, and now I come to the barbequed flavored muscles ?? Non of the flavors in any of the dishes made sense nor tasted good. Friday night was empty, no ambience; pricey, not worth it.
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  • Fabulous!
    AnnM
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Dinner here is always a treat. The food is amazing, and the menu changes every few months to reflect the chef's talents and freshest ingredients of the season. Todd and the staff always make sure you have a wonderful, memorable dining experience. I highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Undiscovered Gem
    jdcarVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Great, imaginative food -- Reliable spot for a business lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    frequentdiner
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    The food is excellent, service friendly and attentive without being pushy. Attractive space. Lamb with couscous a particular favorite along with salt and pepper shrimp. Do NOT miss the cast iron cookie for dessert - delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 345 reviews are from the Blue Inc. reviews archive.
  • Excellent lunch
    elnox
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    The food and drinks were very good, as was the service. Recommended.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Went to Blue Inc. for lunch, had the bleu burger. Good turn-around time, good service, good quality.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good lunch in 'hip' setting
    chuckmac07VIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    nice menu, well-prepared food in cool modern setting. a very nice option in the Financial District/waterfront area.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dessert Made the Meal
    TamieLVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Overall very simple chic decor. The service was prompt and the food was expedited in a timely manner. Now the food was AMAZING!!! Especially the freshly made donuts that come with melted dark chocolate, whipped ricotta (I think) and caramel sauce. I will definitely be going there in the future.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Middling Experience
    TheBigDivaVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    It wasn't horrible overall, but there were issues. The woman who greeted me at the door and tended bar was fine, but she somehow wasn't able to do anything about the flat diet soda I was served. My regular server was very good and she sold me on the tuna dish which was quite tasty but a very, very small portion for $26. She also recommended the donuts which were fantastic. In the end way too overpriced for what you end up receiving.
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  • We've been going here since opening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Cozy, great knowledgeable staff, menu that always has Chef Jason's influence. We never regret going to Blue Inc., even with the kids.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Peter
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Our understanding is that there is a new chef and owner - and a new menu. The new menu very disappointing: quite limited; missing the favorit duck and also the lamb. We have come often, mainly for the outstanding food. We were quite disappointed this time. Blue Inc probably lost some regulars ...
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  • Nice evening dinner
    King
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    The food was very good, and the waitstaff was friendly. There were groups of people, people at the bar - it's a small place but conversations could be heard. The restaurant was never crowded, but always busy. The only issue we had was that apparently Blue Inc. is not participating in Dine Out, which we found out after being seated and having drinks ordered. It would have been nice if they would have honored the Dine Out Deal.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent enough food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Decent enough food and service but there are better options within short walking distances.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Solid four and half stars
    Shannon
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Very good food. Great execution. It was a quiet Tuesday night. Good slightly pushy service but probably because it was slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good, but more importantly
    Squid
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Food was good, but more importantly the service was fantastic. Great recommendations from the wait staff. Smoors milkshake was as good as advertised. I would certainly go again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always
    Andaroo
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    With an ever changing menu, Blue Inc. always keeps me coming back to see whats new, and it is always fantastic! Highly recommended as one of the best restaurants in the financial district/faneuil hall area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mixed reviews but overall very nice
    seafoodlover
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    The butternut squash soup was one of the best that I have ever tasted, the tuna dish was good but a bit underwhelming (needed more flavor since the crusted tuna with adjacent avocado (which was not quite ripe) was a bit bland). One of our party raved about the duck and the 'spaghetti' squash was considered very good but could have been enhanced perhaps with some grated parmesan. Our waitress was great and the ambience very nice but a bit noisy.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little Goes a Long Way
    Shanlizbeth
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    my fiance and I decided to try someplace new in the city, so we went to blue. It was a cute little bar right off of Atlantic Ave, little menu, little restaurant, little table. Huge flavor! Great drinks! Wonderful service. We were truly impressed it would definitely come back, are only disappointment was at a large group was gathering around the bar and our very small table of two was right next to them. Would have been nice to sit further away from the crowd. But this is a neighborhood gem, and we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It you only consider the food.
    Danielle
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I are huge fans of Chef Santos, even been to his last restaurant opening party, you can not include just the food in a review. We went for Valentines Day/Husband's birthday. The menu was pre fixe but each course was better then the last and surpast our expectations, but the tables were so so close together you thought you were eating with the table on each side of you and my husband and I both felt that if we talked too much we were impeding on everyone else's dinner. bathrooms were dirty/ with paper towels all over the floor and in order to get there you have to use the service side of the restaurant and go near the trash...a row of black lawn and leaf looking bags that were all lined up and they smelled of foul diaper.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Impressions
    FoodieArchitect
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    There is service and there is annoyance - sometimes the attempt to provide superlative service can veer into the realm of being annoying if the wait staff "hounds" the patron with repeated check-ins on how everything is going, etc. I noticed this is a tendency at Blue which was consistent over the last three visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very quiet on Monday night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    The food was good, but there was at least one element in both entrees that I tried that just didn't work. The blue corn tamale was a complete disappointment, and the waffle with the southern fried chicken was dry and almost inedible. Great wine. Very quiet intimate atmosphere. Waitstaff was great, and didn't hurry us. At one point we were the only patrons in the dining room.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blue inc was very good. Great
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Blue inc was very good. Great menu great drinks! Loved the nitro milkshake for desert #fourhorsemeneat !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    nini
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    My first time eating at Blue, Inc. and everything was absolutely delicious. The Pumpkin Bisque soup may just be the best soup I have ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Hidden Gem
    MrGeeVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    This place was great though small and tight food was awesome and service amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blue Inc-near Boston Harbor Hotel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Blue Inc. has fabulous food. Short menu, but interesting selections; quality is great. I was looking for a place near where some guests were staying in Boston and decided to go to Blue Inc for the second time. It's small, a little casual/funky, but with menu selections that aren't the run of the mill boring items. Everyone loved what they ordered from the crab cannelloni, to the beet salad, to the lamb shank with the luscious sides to salmon where I substituted the lobster saffron risotto for some vegetables, which the restaurant gladly did. I would go back again if I were in the area. Try it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jason Santos & Blue Inc. is Amazin!
    HeraVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    This is my second time (in less than 2 weeks) to Blue for lunch. My friends and I have had different dishes each time we've been. The menu is small and changes; however, what is on the menu is done to perfection and with a twist. From the FRESH crispy shrimp tacos with fresh tortillas and mango salsa to the chicken BLT. This is a must try for anyone working near or in the Financial District. It is a small place, but so cool inside. The bar area is neat and summertime seating is available.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Eve
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We had a great meal on New Year's Eve with the prix-fixe dinner and a bottle of wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I had a good time, the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I had a good time, the food was great, service was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate