We very much enjoyed Blu--the
We very much enjoyed Blu--the food was delicious and cooked to order (rare these days!) Our server was very attentive--we were never rushed. The view is lovely.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect for a lunch before
Perfect for a lunch before the theater - quick service and within easy walking distance.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
go-to place before theatre
were very pleasantly surprised. a great place to go to before the theatre. ordered mostly appetizers and they were all good! would
recommend the flat bread, got 2 orders, it was that good! mussels and ceviche were great as was the grilled shrimp. definitely the
go-to place before the theatre! interesting space and view!
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Restaurant for Date Night
Had a wonderful meal on our date. Food was excellent as well as the service. We highly recommend Blu to everyone.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is delicious, the pricing is great and the ambience is amazing as you look out of large clear glass windows over the theatre district - perfect place for pre- theater dining
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Why isn't Blu busier?
The food is very good, the room is lovely and calm with a great city view, and the service is terrific. The restaurant may suffer from not being at street level so as to attract walk in traffic.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our experience at Blu was very good. The view is spectacular, the service great and the food delicious. It was a very rainy evening and the windows that we were seated under leaked onto us. Our server quickly moved us to a "drier" table. Overall, it was a nice dining experience.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
first time at Blu! decided to celebrate a joint bday with another friend. hearing good reviews about Blu, i was glad i could try the place out on a discount with a travelzoo voucher for a 3 course meal. we ordered beef carpaccio, lamb chops, duck, and tiramisu. the food although comparable to other fine dining places was worth the original price. the service was outstanding. our server was attentive to our needs but not overbearing, and she made us feel more than just "guests." i was able to take a peek into the bar area. it looks like a place i would most definitely visit with friends. i definitely recommend Blu.
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Why was it empty?
We took advantage of a Travelzoo dinner special. We really enjoyed food. Service was fine because we were the only ones dining at the restaurant. It is in a strange location adjacent to a health club. The casual dining and bar area next to us was busy, but the formal dining room was empty except for us. We were pleased with our dinner and would recommend trying.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent! A complete winner.
Excellent! A complete winner. Nice touch was validated parking in a garage attached to the building was only $5 for 3 hours. So worth it!
Would definitely return!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful restaurant , great
A wonderful restaurant , great view overlooking the theater district; terrific appetizers and desserts; fabulous and varied main entrees.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a very nice place we went for a birthday dinner and the food was good and the view is amazing.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful view with excellent
Wonderful view with excellent food. Nice for special occasions. Can't wait to dine there again
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Surprising find in the middle of the Theater District. Fun view of several theaters, excellent food and service at reasonable prices.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
It sounds bizarre for a finer dining experience but try the mozzarella sticks for an app, amazing. I had to take 1 star away here because all 4 of us ordered the steak and all 4 were overcooked, MR came as M, M came out as W. The steak was a nice cut and seasoned well so it was still very good and the bleu cheese onion & mashed potatoes sides were great.
As a whole the restaurant is a little too dimly lit. At this particular visit the fire alarms in the building went off so the last 10 minutes or so were spent talking over the whine of the alarm. The owner comped us drinks to make up for the annoyance, thus only a 2 star deduction, but it sort of ruined this experience.
4 stars so long as there are no fire alarms.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I have eaten at Blu twice before and each experience has been very good. The food is excellent as is the service. We'll be back...what more of a recommendation can you make?
7/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very nice restaurant
Blu was a very nice restaurant with a great secluded feel since it's not on street level. The food was very good and they had a good cocktail menu.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
TRY SOMETHING NEW
MY HUSBAND AND I ENJOYED MUSSELLS AS APP, DUCK, AND SIRLOIN AS ENTREE.
WE ENJOYED ALL 3. OUR WAITER, ERIC, WAS VERY PLEASANT ALONG WITH THE
OTHER HELP. VIEW OVERLOOKED WASHINGTON ST. (PARAMOUNT THEATRE)
WE TEND TO GO TO OUR "REGULAR RESTAURANTS" ITS NICE TO TRY SOMETHING NEW.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really liked the relaxed feel of this place. set up was nice,not a bad seat in the restaurant.I definitely would return to try more dishes. The mussels were perfectly seasoned, tasty. I had the Roasted Duck breast and was happy with the choice as the flavored of the duck and spinach and rice all blended quite well. My sister had the Bone-in Lamb chops. I'm not a fan of lamb but she said it was delicious. we topped it of with the Creme Brulee for dessert. it went well with green tea and coffee. Service was well-timed and friendly.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Eating Near the Boston Opera House
We were staying overnight at the Hyatt Regency Boston, on Avery Street, near the Boston Opera House, and I wanted to take our about-to-be-married friends out to a nice dinner. Blu fit the bill. Each of the entrees was delicious: my salmon with a rhubarb sweet-and-savory chutney, my husband's duck with wild rice, and the young couple's lobster roll and seared gnocchi. Since we had had appetizers (scallops, squash soup, and salads), we had no room for dessert, but the choices looked good. The waiter was attentive and helpful without being officious and helped my husband find the right bottle of wine. We will certainly go here again and recommend the restaurant to our friends.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Glad we get travelzoo
Used a coupon for a dinner of one appetizer,2 entrees,dessert. Seared tuna salad that was more than any one person could eat. divided into 2 portions. Perfectly seared slices of tuna with a salad of greens wonderful light dressing. Had the polenta sticks perfectly deep-fried so that the center was creamy, dipped a yummy cheese flavored sauce. Entrees was the artichoke ravioli, perfectly al dente, best pesto sauce I have ever eaten, ( I make my own from basil in our garden.) Second entree was the cod. Again, melt in your mouth, pan seared, perfectly seasoned. Portions are more than adequate, Had this amazing Belgiun chocolate cake topped with chocolate mousse. Gladly paid for this meal with a coupon.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best at Blu
My boyfriend and I had an excellent dinner, everything was great and the service was great too. We would definitely come back.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Boston theatre dining perfection!
Even after getting stuck in Boston traffic, late 45 minutes for our reservation, the staff still held our table for us, we had just enough time to enjoy a cocktail and appetizer before our evening out to see the Musical Wicked at the Boston Opera House!
The polenta fries and flat bread w/caramelized onions, asparagus and cheese appetizers were amazing. The wait staff couldn't have been more accommodating, making sure we would not be late for the show. The Panoramic view over looking some of the theatre district including the Paramount sign and the Opera House entrance was beautiful. It really was a perfect beginning to an evening out on the town. We look forward to going back and having dinner!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great view / Good Food
Very nice time at Blu - little tough to find in the upstairs in the health club - Lovely view and food / wines were fine.
We will return.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The dining room was quiet,
The dining room was quiet, had an attractive asthetic and delicious drinks.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner before theater
We ate at Blu before going to the Boston Opera Company to see Wicked. We were there early, at 6:00pm, and the place was quiet as they were at the beginning of their service. The food was very good (rainbow trout and the Artichoke and Fontina Ravioli). So was the dessert (Belgium Chocolate Cake)! The restaurant overlooks Washington Street at just the right height, so that you feel the activity of the street and the venues below you.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner was great......a little
Dinner was great......a little odd to get to, had we turned right instead of left we would have been in a gym and even then walked thru a gym cafeteria to get to Blu but once there it was lovely! Good food, service, atmosphere and view! Will definitely go again:)
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant was very nice with food good. We went because it was very convenient to the theatre. They also offered discounted parking. We had very nice time.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The decor at Blu is sleek
The decor at Blu is sleek and chic, and the view is great (the theater district). It's kind of odd that it branches off the deli/gift store area of the hotel, but that makes it even more fun - it's like you stumbled into a secret bar, like on a really cool commercial for vodka or something. The food and service were also very good. My husband's pork shank came out a little cold, and they took it right back and warmed it for him. It was tasty and falling off the bone, with a nice gorgonzola mash to accompany it. My scallops with lobster risotto were also very yummy, and the risotto had giant chunks of lobster in it! This seems like a great place to come for after-work drinks, too. Not too raucous, just sleek and chic.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice find in the theater district
My wife and I went here to eat and we're very happy with everything.
They are located on the 4th floor so you need to know where you're headed.
We made a reservation online very easily. We were about 20 minutes early but the seated us right away. The staff was friendly and the service was fast.
We started with a salad with Apple smoked bacon and blu cheese and a bottle of German Riesling that was very nice. My wife had scallops that were tender and tasty, I had the swordfish and it was cooked perfectly and had a great sauce. We finished with the Creme brûlée.
The seating had a great view of the city and the atmosphere was cozy and quiet.
We both recommend this restaurant. If you go there once you will want to go back.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The size of the restaurant
The size of the restaurant was surprisingly small, however, the food was very good. We had requested a table by the window but we were told that they were all reserved (we did have a reservation to the restuarant). At least 3 tables remained open during the entire 2+ hours that we dined there so we were not sure why we were denied a table by the window.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Blu is a hidden gem. It's hidden in a sports club but once you are inside, you can easily forget the entrance. We dined with another couple before heading to the theater. The waiter was very conscious of our timetable and our drinks nod food were served promptly. The view at night is beautiful. The interior of the restaurant is contemporary. The food was delicious. I have Celiac disease and the waiter was very knowledgable of the menu. I had many choices. Everyone enjoyed their experience at Blu and we'd definitely go back.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Things aren't always as they appear
When you get off the elevator, you see two things, the entrance to the sports club and a "deli counter" with seating. "oh my God is that the restaurant?"
As it turns out the actual restaurant is a few more feet past the deli counter. The place was empty when we showed up a little early for our 6pm reservations, so finding a nice table was no problem. The exterior wall of the restaurant is all glass structure and provides an interesting view of Washington Street and adjoining buildings. Not romantic, but interesting.
The service was excellent. Attentive and helpful. The menu varied with everything from light fare to a full entree. Everything was fresh, nicely presented and tasteful. Great find.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous spot. Great food
Fabulous spot. Great food and service. Close to the theater. Very convenient.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unexpected Treat in SportClubLA
We are staying at the Hyatt Regency on De Lafayette and wanted somewhere close to eat.
Blu is a 2 minute walk away. At first I was shocked as it is in the same building as the gym and it feels weird going up in the elevator all dressed for dinner and everyone else is in work out clothes, but once you get past the healthy food counter part of the gym, you are in the restaurant with great views from the 4th flour.
The food was excellent, we had the swordfish and the shrimp pappardelle. Great wine and cocktail selection, and really good service.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hidden gem in gym
Blu is located within Boston's LA Fitness Club and therefore might not get the foot traffic it deserves. But the food is consistently terrific, the small dining room is intimate, and it offers views of Downtown Crossing from its 6th floor floor-to-ceiling windows. A great place for lunch.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Swordfish was the best I ever
Swordfish was the best I ever had, melted in my mouth. My bride's steak was supposed to be medium rare but a bit overcooked and nothing special. We were going to a show or would have sent back her steak. All else was very good.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Blu has a beautiful nighttime
Blu has a beautiful nighttime view and very attractive interior surroundings. The food is excellent, and service is good as well. The only minor downside is that Blu is inside the premises of a Fitness Center - Sports Club type facility, so it may not be the best place to impress a guest and it is somewhat difficult to find. It is located on the fourth floor of the facility, and when you enter the elevator, go up, and exit, you don't feel like you're in a sports club, so it made no difference to my wife and me. We really enjoyed and found the prices to be reasonable also.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Solid pre-theater choice
The views and ambiance are fantastic at Blu. The food was very good, and the service was quietly excellent. Perfect spot for a tasty meal and good cocktails before our show at the Opera House.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful first experience!
We loved our experience here. A bit upscale without making us feel out of place. Beautiful view and lovely ambiance. The food was delicious, and the staff - very knowledgeable and professional. A bit pricey, but worth it for a special and romantic night. We WILL be back! And suggest it to friends :)
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a very pleasant atmosphere
It was a very pleasant atmosphere and very good food. It was somehow quieter considering it was a Saturday night. The view was excellent and the food was very good. Excellent location right next to the theater district and a convenient garage(s) in the area.
We would most likely try it again after a theater excursion.
Overall experience was very good.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was absolutely wonderful.
The food was absolutely wonderful. Unfortunately, the quality of the service did not quite match the quality of the food. For that type of restaurant, and at that price, it was a little disappointing to have to constantly ask for my water glass to be refilled and to have to ask for silverware when my dessert arrived, rather than it being automatically taken care of.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Girls Night Out
After catching a show at the Boston Opera House, BLu was the perfect choice for dinner and drinks. I highly recommend the Red Sangria, although it is only sold by the glass (pitcher preferred :-)) Favorite appetizers; Thai Shrimp and the Calamari. I love the server did not rush us and left us to really enjoy the evening.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed our dinner at Blu. We were celebrating our anniversary, and we were not disappointed with the food or service. The calamari was great, the swordfish very good and the diver scallops were awesome. The waiter took a tad long to first approach us, but once contact was made, he was very good. We liked him because he wasn't back too often.
They were out of the wine that we originally chose, but they were very kind enough to sub in a similar wine which only came in half bottles. They only charged us what the original wine would cost, and not 2x the price of the half bottles.
The one aspect of the meal that left us a bit disappointed was the deserts. They were good, but not outstanding.
All in all we like Blu.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We got there late and were
We got there late and were pressed for time before theatre. The waiter did not rush or scold us but made the dining a relaxed experience. He was great!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and beautiful view
It can be tricky to find but the restaurant is great. The atmosphere and food are great.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great location if you want
Great location if you want pre- or post-theatre dining. Food was fresh and nicely prepared. Wine selections are also fine, both by the glass and bottle. Servers were friendly and attentive.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The view from this restaurant is incredible. Te theatre district is all lot up and it's gorgeous. Your tables are all candle lit and the lighting is very romantic. You get good portions for what you pay and it's a mildly exotic menu compared to regular restaurants. We got in right away but I will say it was very loud where I was seated. Request seats away from the bar area unless you don't mind be noise. It was so loud I couldn't even hear my waiter most of the time.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Pre-Theatre Restaurant
The food was delicious. We order calamari for an appetizer which was light and very tasty. Our meals were also delicious. Great view. Nice fine for pre-show dining.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Theater District standout
Our delightful evening at Blu for a birthday celebration last Saturday was most memorable. Our table for five was strategically located, affording spectacular views along Washington Street and its theaters, holiday decorations and shoppers. The food was terrific, paired with a nice wine list, and the lighting was conducive to relaxation and enjoyment. But the service was perhaps the most memorable aspect of the evening. We were treated as though we were the only diners in the restaurant! We will return soon and often.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM