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Blue Inc.
Blue Inc.

Blue Inc. Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.blueincboston.com
  • Phone: (617) 261-5353
  • Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri Open at 11:30am
    Saturday Dinner Service Begins at 5pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, 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 & Promotions: 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Ahi tuna is a great appetizer and I'll always go for the spinach salad -- both a superlative choices."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Great, imaginative food -- Reliable spot for a business lunch."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "The food and drinks were very good, as was the service. Recommended."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Went to Blue Inc. for lunch, had the bleu burger. Good turn-around time, good service, good quality."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "nice menu, well-prepared food in cool modern setting. a very nice option in the Financial District/waterfront area."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Cozy, great knowledgeable staff, menu that always has Chef Jason's influence. We never regret going to Blue Inc., even with the kids."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "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 ..."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Decent enough food and service but there are better options within short walking distances."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Very good food. Great execution. It was a quiet Tuesday night. Good slightly pushy service but probably because it was slow."
    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."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Blue inc was very good. Great menu great drinks! Loved the nitro milkshake for desert #fourhorsemeneat !"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "This place was great though small and tight food was awesome and service amazing."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "We had a great meal on New Year's Eve with the prix-fixe dinner and a bottle of wine."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I had a good time, the food was great, service was very good."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Pumpkin bisque is a favorite. Shrimp tacos were yummy. Dine here often. Also great spot for fun drinks after work."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Went here for lunch and the food was fantastic! Small little intimate place with great ambiance. Great service too and the prices are great!"
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "The dinner menu looks awesome! Unfortunately, the food did not hold up to expectations. The 3 of us ordered the dishes (duck confit, fried chicken, and lamb shank) recommended to us and were all disappointed. The drinks (anorexic model, bite the bulliet, and off the trail) however, were amazing!!!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "This place is excellent. The menu constantly changes which is great, but they also keep fan favorites on the menu which is great for return patrons. Todd the manager was extremely warm and welcoming. the small size of the restaurant left me worried that I might be cramped, but they truly did a fantastic job with what space they had to work with, as I found it very cozy. The mussels were unlike anything I had ever had before! The best I've ever had in my life! And the duck was to die for! Will definitely return."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Heard great things about the food and read most of the reviews. Apps were fantastic....knew the menu was limited, but it has been the same one for a long time. No specials and that was a big disappointment. My co-workers duck was dry, my tuna seemed to have come from Stop & Shop was previously frozen. I got sticky rice with an avocado cut in half and placed on top....this chef would have been Chopped."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "I liked the relaxed feel of this restaurant. We were able to have good conversation without a lot of background noise. The Chicken Nacho Wrap was awesome and the sweet potato fries were a nice addition. Service was great. We were able to extend our conversation without feeling rushed. I definitely will be back."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "Great tasting menu here! We had the 4-course chef's tasting and it was a treat! Excellent touches by the chef all around, and attentive and friendly service. A great place in the financial district to get a foodie-indulgent dinner with a chic environment. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "I was really looking forward to our meal -when we arrived I was disappointed by the cheap décor which make the restaurant look like a cheap burger joint. Menu looked great though and we enjoyed our food tremendously. The gnocchi and salt cod croquettes were both large portions and excellently prepared. For entrees the duck confit was unusual and excellently flavored while ahi tuna was cooked to perfection. Both excellent. The crab cannelloni on the other hand had no flavor at all - very bland and gooey. Service was the pits. Our server was monosyllabic, taciturn and totally unfriendly - he had no suggestions to offer and seemed offended at having to deal with us at all. Seemed strange to us for sure. We will definitely try again tho"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Nothing was terrible, but the food is very over priced. The beet salad was nothing more than large chunks of roasted beets with huge globs of blue cheese. Also, for all of the hype the restaurant boasts about "Julia Child Meets Willy Wonka"... I'm sorry, but I must have missed the Wonka part. There was nothing interesting about any dish we had for dinner. I bought the Guilt voucher for a 4-course meal with a bottle of wine and was very disappointed with my experience. You buy these deals to get a DEAL and venture out to try something new. It was a HUGE slap in the face that there was a 5-course wine pairing deal written on the wall for only $5more than what I spent on the voucher. All in all, I will not be going back to Blue Inc."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "I have been to Blue Inc probably over 20 times, and it never misses a beat. The food is always impeccable, waitstaff are always pleasant and knowledeable, and it is just a great place to be. It's never crowded, and you can make a reservation day of. Overall great place that keeps me coming back!"
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "Just heard about Blue Inc. and had lunch there with a colleague and potential client. It was great! The atmosphere is different but not weird. There are some unusual items on the menu -- we tried the fried pickles. There are good choices for vegetarians, and the cappucino was remarkably good. I struggled to hear some of the conversation, but that is true for almost every restaurant I choose (exceptions -- Smith & Wollensky's and the restaurant at the Boston Harbor Hotel -- which are too serious for a lot of lunch meetings). Overall, a really great experience."
    Dined on 11/6/2013