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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
  • Email: steve@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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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