The Blue Ox
amazing cuisineBest cuisine around. Wonderful service, great variety, interesting drinks. Second room is quieter.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBlue Ox - Great place to meet.I went to the Blue Ox to celebrate Mother's Day with my parents and husband. The service was OUTSTANDING and the food was absolutly delicious, I highly recommend a visit to the Blue Ox!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLong Live The OxBoth the food and the service are the best around. Every time we go to the Blue Ox we have a fantastic meal, served by a professional and fun staff. Long live The Ox.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Mother's Day Dinner!Going out for Mother's Day dinner is usually a gamble, i.e., "special" menus that are not so special, poor service, mediocre food quality. That was absolutely NOT the case at The Blue Ox!
Took my mother and aunt and we were greeted warmly, and seated right away. Service was attentive (team of three worked together beautifully) and the food as good as I've experienced there previously. They did offer a special menu, 3 course prix fixe, with great variety for the first and second courses, and 2 delectable desserts. They had the asparagus/tomato salad (tomatoes were amazing), I had an excellent tuna tartare. Entrees were filet mignon done to perfection and cdelicious pan seared cod. Hats off to The Blue Ox team for a great Mother's Day!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMHave never been disappointedHave never been disappointed anytime (often)that we have been to the blue ox.Food is delicious,prepared excellantly,and the presentation is delightful,and would highly recommened to friends5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an excellent meal.We had an excellent meal. Everything was great! Never a bad meal at the Blue Ox!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous lobster tail!I wanted a light dinner so I ordered the lobster tail appetizer that was a special for the evening and a pear salad. Just perfect!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant is great forThis restaurant is great for couples who want great food and wine but also want to bring their little ones to dinner. The place is very kid-friendly since its fairly loud, has a small kids menu and an accomodating staff. The service is fast and very attentive. The lobster tacos, bolognese and cinnamon ice cream were great.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful find in Lynn!Had concert tickets in Lynn so decided to try Blue Ox based on great reviews. We were not disappointed! We were late due to traffic and downpours but had called ahead. At first I was worried about noise level but we were led into the main dining area and that was much better. Our server was prompt and friendly, checked in enough but not intrusively. Really appreciated her asking if we were planning on going to show so the chef could plan accordingly. Our food was delicious and they try to use local sources as much as possible. Nice cocktails, addictive butter (drop of maple syrup added!) and really good coffee!
The location is a bit hard to find but well worth the trip and only a few blocks from venue! Will definitely go back!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat!Always, always a great night out! Really enjoy dining at the Ox!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBlue OxThis was our first visit to the Blue Ox. We enjoyed the experience. Our waiter was terrific and the meals were awesome. We will definitely return.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways Perfect meal!Everything has been wonderful on the five occasions we have eaten at the Blue Ox.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMKudos to Effie our waitress,Kudos to Effie our waitress, she is special...........4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSmall place, great vibe andSmall place, great vibe and fabulous, creative food. Staff is very friendly. Would highly recommend.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Blue Ox was excellent!The Blue Ox was excellent! From appetizers to desserts, the food was fresh, tasty, and beautifully presented. Our waiter was superb! He made sure all of us were well satisfied and happy with our meal. I cannot wait to return.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe entrees were excellent,The entrees were excellent, the appetizer an OK variation, the dessert was skippable.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to the blue ox toWe went to the blue ox to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had the best service I've ever experienced. Attentive but not oppressive, they even surprised us with a delicious dessert. We weren't expecting it but we're completely surprised and thankful. The food was amazing. My salmon was luscious, creamy and had the tastiest crispy skin. The couscous was flavorful and quite enjoyable. My husband loved his ravioli and tried his first ever ramp. All in all best experience ever and will be going back again and again.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was great. OurThe service was great. Our waiter was prompt and attentive. We did not have to wait long for our dinners. The pork tenderloin was tender and the steak was cooked perfectly. The clam chowder had a nice kick to it. Overall, excellent meal and service. Worth the money.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMLove coming here!My husband and I go often. You see a variety of age groups all having a great time.The food is awesome and the service is friendly and professional.we absolutely love going!!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to the Blue OxWe have been to the Blue Ox several times and it continues to amaze me at how consistently good it is. The quality of food rivals any restaurant in Boston. Keep it here on the North Shore !! Great wine list too4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to the Blue OxWe have been to the Blue Ox 3 times now, and we love it.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and serviceExcellent food and service ate in bar area loud fun atmosphere and decor the tuna Tatare and clam chowder are crazy good4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHave been to The Blue Ox aHave been to The Blue Ox a few times and this was by and far the best experience yet! The other times we had gone it was VERY loud, we had to almost yell at one another while having a conversation. They have fixed the problem the best they could and it was much easier to carry on a conversation. We had fried pickles (great) and crab cakes (so-so). Cocktails were good. For our entrees I had the halibut with duck (EXCELLENT!!) special and my husband had the hanger steak (always done well). We tasted a habanero beer which was very interesting and surprisingly tasty. Though a sip or two was enough. Could never have had a full glass. Our waitress was friendly and knowledgable. Glad to see this place is doing so well in downtown Lynn.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favoriteMy favorite restaurant ! The food is amazing and the service is wonderful. Chef Matt O'Neil is incredibly talented!!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love Blue Ox- everyoneWe love Blue Ox- everyone at our table (6) thought their dinner was great!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBlue HeavenI have been to the Blue Ox several times--and I've loved it every time. This time I went with a party of 7, and it was awesome! Advance reservations got us a great table, service was terrific, and the food was superb. Most of us got the filet mignon special, and the plates were practically licked clean. Amazing! And the thoughtful waiter stuck a candle in one of the desserts un-asked--just to acknowledge our friend's special day. Amazing and I loved it. and the 5 people who had never been yet? It's their new favorite place.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMService was fantastic at theService was fantastic at the right pace, sirloin was incredibly tender and delicious and the desert was WOW4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent. I hadFood was excellent. I had the house burger and my boyfriend had the pork entree. Our server was friendly and efficient. Overall, I great experience and we would definitely go back!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first dining experience:Our first dining experience: The Blue OX was fun & delectibly delicious!!
There are many choices on the menu with dollar friendly prices and a variety of select wines. Variety of people enjoying a friday evening with laughter & smiling faces around the bar.
One person in our party needed to alter her entree because of food issues. Our wait person accommodated her easily & politly with a 'no problem' approach. How refreshing.
Overall, the service was superb!! Our Reservation, done on-line, was returned promptly with a phone call confirming our reservation.
A side note: The Blue Ox is just a few walking blocks to the Memorial Auditorium.
We will go back soon for another enjoyable and tasty experience.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to the Blue OxI have been to the Blue Ox numerous times and the food and service continues to be excellent. I would recommend The Blue Ox to anyone.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMMy most favorite restaurantMy most favorite restaurant for special occasions !!
I "live to eat", rather than "eat to live" and would rather cook for myself than have a mediocre dinner out. I coul eat at the Blue Ox every night !4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat experience and greatgreat experience and great food !!! Never disappoints !!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent. TheThe food was excellent. The atmosphere was great, but a very loud restaurant. The crab cake was delicious. Will definitely be going back!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst Visit but not LastOur first visit was a tremendous experience. Excellent yet professional friendly along with knowledgeable service.Nice variety of menu along with delicious specials which we ordered and thoroughly enjoyed. Great overall experience. Will be back soon. Recommend very highly.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMI'd heard about it a whileI'd heard about it a while ago and am sad I waited so long to go! The service isn't great by American, rush you out the door standards, but I like a place where I don't feel like they are just waiting for me to leave. The food was creative and delicious, and although vegetarian options are limited, I will definitely go again, because the veggie dishes I did get were phenomenal!! Who knew the City of Sin had such a neighborhood gem :)3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner was great, was outDinner was great, was out of beef but what we decided on in place of it was excellent. The Service was wonderful. We will defintely refer friends to the Blue Ox!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMwe have been a couple of timeswe have been a couple of times can't wait to go again it is truely a treat!!!!!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been several timesWe have been several times to the Blue Ox and every time the experience is wonderful and who we bring along for the first time are always very impressed as well. A reservation is highly recommended.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night at The Blue OxGreat night at The Blue Ox once again! Great food, great drinks, and great service. I have never had a bad thing to say about this place. No matter what the occasion, The Blue Ox is the perfect night out!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat atmosphere, wonderfulGreat atmosphere, wonderful and friendly staff. Top notch place to dine!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, cod, chicken andGreat food, cod, chicken and special scallops were all received well. Good place for a family dinner.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAll around great nightThe Blue Ox continues to provide a wonderful dining experience for all occasions. My husband and I enjoy sitting at the bar for a drink and a quick meal, eating at a table, or sharing a joyous family occasion. The food is outstanding, and the service is attentive and friendly. We were a group from 18 months, to 90 years old, and everyone enjoyed their meals, and attention from staff. I would recommend The Blue Ox to everyone.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, had a great mealAs always, had a great meal here at The Blue Ox! Will absolutley be returning again!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLOVE It!!I go out to eat all the time and the Ox is by far the most enjoyable dining experience. the food is a 10plus, the staff is great and the wines are unique and awesome! I look forward to going every time and it never disapoints!3/10/2013 12:00:00 AM10 stars!If I could give 10 stars I would! There's no other restaurant around that even comes close- food, service, comfortable atmosphere all at a more than reasonable price! I love going to the ox!!2/24/2013 12:00:00 AMNo place better!Another great night out at the blue ox! It was my husbands birthday and I couldn't think of a better place to celebrate. The food is fabulous as is the staff!! Thanks to all at the ox- you are the best!!2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMLove it! I go at least onceLove it! I go at least once a week and look forward to it every time. The menu options are diverse, the service is professional and friendly. Recently had the swordfish special and it was amazing as usual. Fried clams on the side were out of this world. The ox is the best!!1/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Value!My husband and I go out all the time and have gone to various restaurants in and around Boston. Blue Ox is tops!! The value for the quality is unreal!! The menu is well diversified , there is something for everyone here and it is all amazing! Love it here!!1/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWowWow is all I can say! What a GREAT place! Had the oysters which were fantastic and the cod which was wonderful!A warm , lively atmosphere with a great, knowledgeable waitstaff makes this place an all around awesome night out. No wonder it was voted one of the top 100 restaurants in the United States!It deserves it!!1/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMagicNot too many restaurants serve the high quality , expertly prepared foods that the blue ox does in such a warm, casual atmosphere. They really have the magic combination- amazing food at very reasonable prices ! It's absolutely , the BEST restaurant around!! Had the swordfish which was a special that night and was blown away. The warm sticky toffee pudding is too DIE for!1/10/2013 12:00:00 AM