Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://outofthebluerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6177765020x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: 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.
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Out of the Blue reviews from OpenTable diners
14 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (9)fit for foodies (6)good for groups (4)kid-friendly (4)notable wine list (3)hot spot (3)romantic (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Sat. night during the Honk Festival
    Subdharmabum
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had another wonderful dinner with friends this past Saturday night. Although the Honk festival was underway in the square and the place was bursting at the seams they did a good job seating us close to the reservation time. The food was very good and fresh and the server was attentive, polite and took good care of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent seafood
    Kitty
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Best place around for fish! Wide variety of food options. We have never had a bad meal here! Loved our server Frank! He was attentive, personable and very professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like salt and loud noise?
    openopentabletable
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The server (very welcoming staff, relatively attentive) mentioned that the seafood risotto was his favorite. I hope he hydrates a ton, because that was one salty dish! In general, all the dishes in our 5-top were mostly flavorless, except for salt. :/
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  • Ginny
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had a wonderful lunch. The food was delicious and the waiter was very attentive. We will go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect
    CarlVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Cioppini to die for. Fresh vibrant salads. Nice, moderately priced Geek wine. Warm service. What more to ask on a summer night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cute little place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This place is a great place to go if you are looking for something less crowded in Davis Square. The food is really good and the service quick and pleasant.
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  • Too quiet
    scottyVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I really enjoyed our server. I didn't catch his name, but he was young up beat and communicative. The oysters were fab- one of my favorite things to splurge on when I go out. My only complaint is one of them were bad- and I was still charged for it. The meals weren't up to par. My fiancé got the surf and turf and I had the clams and fettucini. The presentation needs work and the flavor needs sprucing. The calamari was awesome- the batter was flavorful. If it weren't for the server, we probably wouldn't have enjoyed ourselves.
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  • Amazing place!
    xxxx
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • friendly fish!
    BSOgirlVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    A great place for a post-movie dinner. Owners are friendly, and made a minor modification happily.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!!!
    Datenight
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 69 reviews are from the Out of the Blue reviews archive.
  • cad128
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Always dependable, wait staff is terrific, reasonably priced
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  • outstanding meal and service
    BostonVisitor
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Personal Attention
    RestaurantRegularVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I forgot how good the food was here
    Nandrew
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great value
    jpnewton
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    great food, good drinks, terrific staff, and all at very moderate pricing for the quality. VERY good about honoring our reservation !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian place, not a seafood place
    Gingernai
    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.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Seafood in "The Square"
    CAG2
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly Good
    BuffaloBill
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and iindoor scenic views
    bosbobVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem
    out2eat
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An average good place
    DhanVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent but not amazing
    Annie
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Everything we ordered was okay, but nothing was great. Overall, it was a good dinner out, but nothing amazing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good
    CaptainHaddockVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent food at reasonable prices
    gwerlinich
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food Variable - Place Noisy
    animallover1VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A gem in Davis Square
    Kitty
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    This place is fabulous! The service is outstanding and the food is fresh and delicious. Great menu selection and they cater to special requests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Italian seafood.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Local Favorite
    Paul
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No-Frills Italian Seafood
    DYBBUK
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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?
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  • Best seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Davis Square Gem!
    KK1029VIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    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.
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    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Davis Square favorite
    LaurieA
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    We leave just a few blocks away and it is our go-to favorite in the square. We've been back several times and the food is always fresh and tasty. Good wine list and beers.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food but...
    Naco
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic seafood, fair process
    theelkVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    The family could not have been more pleased. The was great variety on the menu and everything was perfectly cooked to order.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood and red sauce
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    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.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • an unexpected find
    roger1950
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    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.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best First Date
    Everett
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    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!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous! Excellent seafood.
    xxxx
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    Fabulous! Excellent seafood. Neighborhood bar feel. Very friendly staff.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic