We shared oysters, I had seafood
We shared oysters, I had seafood risotto and my husband had salmon and all were delicious. This place is truly a neighborhood gem and a refreshing change from other Davis Square restaurants. Will definitely go back.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
North end food in Davis Square.
North end food in Davis Square. Food competes with bar and TV screens. Great fresh seafood, very good wine selection at mid price range.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Out of the Blue was my first choice for a local Mother's Day dinner restaurant. We've been there a number of times. The food is terrific, starting with fried calamari and going on to any of the seafood dishes. I'm partial to the pastas. I can always find something I'm happy with on the wine list. Don't know about dessert -- have never tried it. This is a reliable restaurant; I've always left happy.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
a great neighborhood restaurant
We come to this place probably twice a month and it's our go to comfort food restaurant. Most recently, we brought our friends from southern France, no strangers to seafood and other delicacies, and they loved it as well. We like the casual atmosphere, the food (their cioppino, pasta sauces and baked seafood are always so tasty) and the friendly service.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good, reasonably priced Italian
Came here with my wife and a guest from out of town on a Saturday evening. The focus here is definitely on seafood, but the menu is solid across the board. Could be a few more options for vegetarians/vegans. Very nice ambience, and waitstaff was helpful and flexible. Prices are reasonable, plenty of options under 20 and most under 25. We'll be back.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
My third time there and once again superb food and service.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Out of the Blue is my favorite
Out of the Blue is my favorite restaurant in Davis Square. The food is exceptional (try the fra diablo, the octopus salad, the scampi, the tiramisu) and the service is attentive and helpful but never intrusive. This is our go to spot for a great meal in a relaxed atmosphere. I strongly suggest you skip the trendy tacos next door and check it out.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Seafood Place
Imaginative fish prep with fresh and flavorful seafood.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Italian-Themed Fish
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.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great meal
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.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Davis Square Gem
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.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great swordfish, cooked perfectly. Good wine, good prices.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always consistently good food!
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.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've just discovered OUT
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.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent as
The food was excellent as was the service. However, the parking situation was impossible. We'll try to return on a Sunday, perhaps.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Aways the best fish meal
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.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fish foodies delight
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.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
last minute wonder
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.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM