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Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://outofthebluerestaurant.com
  • Phone: (617) 776-5020
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Wednesday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Antonio Landaverde
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Grove Street
  • Public Transit: Davis Square red line stop
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Meter street parking After 6 pm free limited parking right behind the building off Grove street
A word from Out of the Blue
Family owned restaurant specializing in seafood.With an open kitchen and a small bar.We been in business since 2000. We bring to your table the freshest seafood directly from the fish pier .Your food is cooked to order .All the sauces dressings desserts are made in house.Our style of cooking is Italian.We also have grilled, baked and fried seafood and for the non seafood eaters we have poultry,meat and vegetarian options.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Always dependable, wait staff is terrific, reasonably priced"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We've gone there many times over the years and always enjoyed it. They topped there best on Saturday night - the BEST 3 dishes we ever had. We just kept eating off of each other's plates so we could enjoy all the flavors. Wow!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had such a great evening here - Charlie, our server was excellent. In addition to great overall service, he helped us figure out our cocktail flavor preferences and made each of us amazing drinks - Vanilla Vodka Gimlet for me - yummy. The food was terrific - a great night all the way around."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We used to have dinner at Out of the Blue on a semi-regular basis, but I hadn't been in a few years. Everything we ordered was delicious. The dishes we had included: fried calamari appetizer (you might want to ask for more lemon slices), linguini with littleneck clams (several of us got this and were happy we did), fried fish and clam platter. Delicious tiramisu for dessert."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "great food, good drinks, terrific staff, and all at very moderate pricing for the quality. VERY good about honoring our reservation !!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food was delicious but right out of a70s Italian restaurant. Our waitress was outstanding! It is a very small place and the noise level is really high. I was disappointed that they only served 3 kinds of fish: haddock, salmon and swordfish. The rest were shellfish and meat."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We enjoy the great seafood at "Out of the Blue". Usually have the Fried Clam appetizer. This visit we had Swordfish and Stuffed Shrimp. Food was excellent - service good. On our list to return."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We read reviews online and people seemed impressed by the quality of the food, so we decided to give this Davis Square restaurant a try. We got a bit of reservers' remorse when we approached the storefront, which is a little dated looking. When we entered, we were greatest by a wonderful blast of garlicky aroma that tipped us off--the food would be something to remember. We stood at the door for a bit, it seemed like there was one guy who was playing waiter, expediter, and host and just a few others bringing out food and bussing tables. Good came out surprisingly quick and everything we ordered was delicious and well prepared. It isn't the elegantly plated seafood you will find elsewhere, but it's great for a quality affordable seafood fix."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Extremely fresh oysters! Our senses were treated to wonderful aromas up walking in the door. Sign and store could use a lift...we had visited location next door multiple times and didn't know your restaurant was there. Not, to mention so...good."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Out of the Blue has so many wonderful gifts from the blue seas!! The murals are go good it feels like eating next to the ocean. Staff are top notch."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "This place is upscale dining in a casual atmosphere. The seafood is fresh and the menu outstanding. We've been going to this restaurant for years and it is consistently very good. The hipsters can have their noisy Davis Square Bars (which can be fun) but if you want really great food in a restaurant where you can have a conversation. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We liked the creativity shown on the menu, like the 'Red pepper salad' and the 'broccoli - spinach appetizer', both of which were well prepared, tasty and well presented. Most other items were average. Out of the Blue is an average but nice restaurant with reasonable prices."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Everything we ordered was okay, but nothing was great. Overall, it was a good dinner out, but nothing amazing."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Good seafood expertly prepared with classic saucing. Great value. Service is very good. Wine list small but you should find something you like. Dessert choice tiny but all home made and very good indeed. The restaurant is so small the chefs can see when you have finished your appetizer and fire the main at the right time. When food is ready it comes to the table immediately and does not sit under a heat lamp. Not fancy at all and one of the best seafood restaurants around."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "After reading all the glowing reviews, I booked a dinner with a friend. I found the food to be ok, but honestly nothing special. It took a while after we sat down before someone brought us our menus and took a drink order. The crab cakes didn't seem to have much crab in them. The salmon special was overly laden with sauce and the sweet potato wasn't cooked enough. The prices were very reasonable though, making the food a better value. Overall, I'd have to guess there are better meals elsewhere."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We selected this restaurant as a neighborhood opportunity. Unfortunately, we selected swordfish as an entrée. It was dry, and not edible. Clam chowder was OK,. Scallops were outstanding. Bottom line - variable food quality."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This place is fabulous! The service is outstanding and the food is fresh and delicious. Great menu selection and they cater to special requests."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Delicious Italian seafood. The grilled octopus appetizer was tender and flavorful, scallops and pasta was simple and brought out the flavors of the scallops, mahi-mahi special made me think for a minute I might be in Florida instead of Somerville. Wait staff was attentive but not intrusive. The restaurant was on the noisy side but we could hear each other without difficulty when seated at our table. Happy to find this place in Zagat's--would definitely go back if I were in the area."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We had reservations for a party of 7 on Saturday night of Valentines Weekend. Table set up in small alcove of restaurant for us that provided privacy and ample space to talk and enjoy a great meal. Owners Steve & Lydia make you feel like you are eating in their home kitchen. Friendly atmosphere. If it's not spelled out on the menu, just ask. They will do whatever you want in preparation, variation of seafood. Very accomodating! Food is always fresh, nicely prepared and just enough for reasonable pricing. Why go to overpriced, over advertised, seafood restaurants when Out of Blue is the best. A neighborhood gem that everyone needs to visit and go back over and over again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was well prepared and seafood very fresh. We ordered a Vouvray that was available by the glass -- too sweet -- like a desert wine! We ordered a Sancerre, --quite good but rather expensive. The fried calimari, caesar salad, frutte di mare and clams in white sauce were all above average. Not quite the North End but fine for a neighborhood night out. Ordinary white bread - would prefer pain de compagne. Nothing especially romantic or special for Valentine's Day. Strange that the lights kept dimming too -- some kind of electrical problem. But the service was very attentive and the food was good. There is plenty of parking at that end of Davis Square and The cannoli was outstanding -- what more does one need?"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Really excellent food quality, that surprised me. Service was adequate. My only issue, is it was extremely loud. But that would not stop me from going again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Out of the Blue is our go to restaurant when we want to relax, be pampered and enjoy excellent food. This family owned and run restaurant cares about its food and takes excellent care of the people is serves. Meal pacing is excellent and we continue to try and enjoy new dishes. It is a lovely place in a great location and I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Every time we go, we are very satisfied and happy customers! The food is ALWAYS perfect, and the service is great. If you haven't tried it, you must!!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the food a lot and loved that they had gluten free options. However, it seemed to take a really long time to get the food, especially since it did not seem that busy."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "The family could not have been more pleased. The was great variety on the menu and everything was perfectly cooked to order."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "This is the food people expect from a good restaurant in the North End (but seldom find in the North End). Red sauce, pasta & seafood. A few special things on the menu - the octopus app is great, but a lot of uniquely Italian dishes - e.g., no scungilli or sardines. Service is courteous and prompt. Ambience in o.k. Not too noisy. Much better than many Boston icons like Giacomo's. Did I mention that there is ample street parking? Davis square still has a vibe. So for a straight ahead Italian seafood place with reasonable prices, it hits the spot."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We had the swordfish, which was delicious -- tender, flavorful, and an unusual preparation. Service was absolutely fantastic. We sat in an out-of-the-way corner, and felt that we had the place to ourselves, even though it was plenty busy."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "I searched through Trip Advisor and found this restaurant. Definitely the best place I have eaten since coming to Boston 2 months back. Had a first date there thursday night and couldn't have asked for more. The service and food were incredible. Thanks f or everything Steve!!!!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Fabulous! Excellent seafood. Neighborhood bar feel. Very friendly staff."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Booked a table for 7 the afternoon before Thanksgiving for 7:15. No problem. Very attentive service and very good food. Seafood cioppino had lots of seafood and excellent broth."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "This bustling little place serves delicious fare from the sea. The grilled octopus salad was superb and the sauteed halibut was moist and tasty, They were both specials that evening but it shows that the kitchen has skill and a great palate."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Davis square has many restaurants but Out of the Blue is the best for a seafood dinner. We have probably been 30 times and it is always a great meal. If you are closer to Davis Square than Gloucester, go to out of the blue for a great seaside meal."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "The food was excellent as was the service. However, the parking situation was impossible. We'll try to return on a Sunday, perhaps."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We've just discovered OUT OF THE BLUE although we live within walking distance and we have been there twice. Both times we had excellent food in an unpretentious, very pleasant atmosphere. On our most recent visit we were twenty minutes late for our reservation but they held the table for us and our waitress was very helpful, not intrusive and extremely solicitous. The food here is so well cooked, not fussy and very fresh and the prices for food and drink reasonable . We have now made it one of our neighborhood favorites."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "We live in the neighborhood and this is our go to place for a casual dinner that serves great food. We have been dozens of times and are big seafood lovers. The seafood is always fresh and cooked to perfection."
    Dined on 10/8/2013
  • "We both had swordfish from the grill - excellent. However, there was only one waiter for the entire restaurant and he had to bar tend as well. He did a heroic job, but we never got a dessert menu or saw him after the meal due to his being so busy. We got the check and left after 15 minutes. I don't know if staff had not shown up. It wasn't his fault, and someone else said on a different night there was no problem. The swordfish from the grill was one of the best swordfish dinners I've had."
    Dined on 9/29/2013
  • "Great swordfish, cooked perfectly. Good wine, good prices."
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "This is our go-to local. In a vibrant square with hip restaurants and trendy menus, it's easy to walk by this place. The awning and murals on the walls date the place a bit and the paper napkins don't feel very special, but don't let any of that fool you. The food here is excellent. Our favorites: Oysters, Spanish Octopus, Mussels in a garlicky broth, Puttanesca, Lobster fra Diablo, Mixed Seafood Grill and the Sole with Risotto. The service is excellent and often the owner will take your order or one of the other long time employees. We are dreading the day that they replace the awning, paint the walls and add white table linens... because then for sure we won't be able to get in the place without a reservation."
    Dined on 9/26/2013
  • "First time eating here. It was a Sunday, so a bit quieter than we've seen when we've walked by in the past. We had the specials to start - Grilled Sardines and an Octopus Salad. Both were very good indeed. My wife had the Cioppino and she raved about it. I had the Sesame Salmon - a big piece of fish cooked perfectly right off the grill with a very tasty pan sauce that was obviously made to order. Delicious. We were really too full to have dessert, but we did anyway. The flan was large, nice and firm but airy. The Tiramisu was excellent. The wine list seems to have one of everything. We had the Sancerre which went very well with the fish, and was reasonably priced. We will be happy to go back."
    Dined on 9/15/2013
  • "Had a wonderful meal at OOTB. Food was excellent. Calamari appetizer was very tender and not too greasy. My cioppino was very good, and everyone else raved about their dishes. Servings were generous, the service was gracious, and prices very fair for what was delivered."
    Dined on 8/29/2013