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Out of the Blue
215 Elm Street
Somerville, MA 02144
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Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
Davis Square red line stop
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.
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Fantastic food and service. One
of best seafood restaurants in Boston area. Unassuming and very pleasant. Good for all ages, size of parties, and occasions."
Dined on 7/26/2014
A great place for a post-movie
dinner. Owners are friendly, and made a minor modification happily."
Dined on 7/26/2014
My friend and I both got the
salmon, which was amazing. My husband got the seafood risotto and he said that was delish as well. My friends hubby got lobster far diavlo, loved it. Apps were delicious and the service was great. We have been there before and will go back again. Now if I could just get something other than the salmon. Lol"
Dined on 7/25/2014
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
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