Blu

4.6
1978 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Views of the Paramount sign on Washington Street reminds one of a little Times Square. Floor to ceiling blu lights and all around glass windows make a perfect ambience to celebrate a special occasion and act as a perfect background for pictures. Enjoy our fresh seasonal menu like our Sirloin Steak and Rack of Lamb. Vegan and vegetarian options are also available and it’s very gluten free friendly.Blu Restaurant and Bar is located on the 4th Floor of the Ritz Carlton Complex, inside of EquinoxSports Club. *Window requests are considered but are not a guarantee
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.7
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4.7
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4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the check in to the check out it was phenomenal through out. Every single instrument placed on our table was carefully thought of. The food was fantastic & the server was a stand up gentleman. Definitely a place I will be recommending to everyone that wants to come to Boston. Thank you for making my fiancée’s birthday such a memorable experience !!

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Nika
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was awesome and they were so nice. I called and said that I was looking for parking they helped me with a lot that validates for only $5. Plus the food was delicious!!

MB
MaureenB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience from beginning to end! The view from Blu is one of the best I’ve experienced in a restaurant, overlooking the theater district. The swordfish I had, as well as the cod that my girlfriend had, were both phenomenal. I had never seen swordfish so big! The lighting was perfect and the service was extraordinary. I will definitely come back on my next visit to Boston!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let’s start with the reason why we’re visiting the restaurant THE VIEW!!! Is wow! I got the best table and it was amazing. The pictures don’t do justice to it :-)
It’s a great place to celebrate a special occasions. Food, drinks, and service was A+ my Experience was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the shrimp scampi and the herbed cod!

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MirandaS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was lovely he made us feel welcome though keeping professional. Good food, nice table by the windows to view the lights of the city.
Over all good though maybe slightly more for tourists than townies.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
48 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is absolutely delicious and ambiance lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a 2 year anniversary Food was absolutely amazing, had the Duck breast so tender and cooked to perfection, and our server was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Great ambiance, great food, and the atmosphere was quiet and intimate. Great place for a date. Get the calamari and scallops!

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TracyL
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at blu. The food was amazing! The view was awesome and our bartender/waiter was great, he was engaging and friendly.
Will definitely be back!!!
Thank you for a great evening
Tracy Lessard

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!

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Vanesharimiran
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a good time at blu also the food was sooo good and the service was great

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PatriciaG
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Great view. Beautiful place but in need of a new chef and more options on the menu

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great dining and ambience. Waiter was very attentive.

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HermanO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night & dining experience would recommend to anyone, they serve the best food too

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious! The carrot and squash soup was the star of the show. The steak was good but the accompanying red wine sauce was too sweet for me.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food was good. Pricey for moderately good tasting food. Overall we were satisfied. Tap beer was ICE COLD

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Glori
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails and scallops were amazing ! Loved the over atmosphere of the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food, great interior but cold inside

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Bria
New England
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this place. I mean a little odd that you could see into some of the homes across the street but other than that the street view was pretty cool. Our server was a nice man from Brazil. I can’t remember his name but he was fun, attentive, and was able to keep up with a group of five girls celebrating a birthday! He did well. The food was amazing. I had the lamb roast with potatoes.. TO DIE FOR. I had the duck as well and I’m not really it sure which was better. It was all so delicious. I couldn’t decide what drink to get so I kept it simple and stuck with a white sangria. That was good as well. They brought out chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream to me that said happy birthday on the plate. The decoration was good but the cake was even better. Overall a really great experience!

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FarrahQ
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Blu was great, food, drinks, and ambiance all fantastic. The restaurant was a bit chilly, possibly because it was 12 degrees out and the restaurant has giant windows. The service was a bit slow and it was not crowded so that seemed strange. Otherwise, very good.

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Rick
New England
30 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time diners at this restaurant. Hardly any other diners due to the pandemic, but that was fine. Service was spot on. Food was perfect and presentation was beautiful. Waitstaff was kind and friendly. Was nice to sit and eat at our own pace without any crowds or noise. Will go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The food was not good for the price but the view was nice

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vipmoseyd
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant is built to display a lot of drama, so my expectations for food were a bit lower. It turned out that the meal was very good - fish, pasta, vegetarian, all strong. Service was excellent.

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AlexK
New England
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time at Blu! Incredible service and a beautiful view! Perfect place to celebrate our anniversary!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday dinner and the service and food was amazing! Loved everything about it, and would definitely recommend it to friends.

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vipDBrown
New England
16 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food was fabulous. Had the short rib, delicious. Service was prompt and friendly. Love the atmosphere and great view of the city. Tables are spaced apart and very enjoyable.

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C2020
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

The food was excellent! Very filling and looked great. The service however was terrible. They were all very snobby and rude, the group I was with all felt the same. Horrible customer service and terrible attitudes. Too bad I definitely would have gone back again for the food but the staff there almost ruined our entire night.

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matthewl
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 stars, great service, great food. I would recommend Blu.

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Stan
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My GF and I enjoyed our time at Blu. Great service and super view of Washington Street. The food was good and plentiful. Parking in the same building was a plus.

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emily
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

It was a nice place, but given the way it was advertised I was expecting a lot 'more'. The food was good as well as the service, but I had thought the view, ambiance, and overall experience would be better.

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AmandaT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just googled restaurants with a view and Blu was the best restaurant we went to all weekend. Did not disappoint. We got the calamari and sirloin steaks that were in an amazing red wine sauce. Highly recommend and the view was also great! Was a little pricey, but worth it. When we are back will definitely come again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, great food and beautiful view!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Great service.
Loved the city view!
Will definitely return.

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Adri
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Honestly the food wasn’t great, not worth the price, but the drinks were lovely and the staff was as well.

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AimeeD
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our experience at Blu was amazing! The service was spectacular, our waiter was so attentive and made our anniversary dinner that much better! We had an AMAZING city view and the ambiance was romantic and chic. They also had a vegan option for my boyfriend, which is not easy to find in fine dining restaurants in Boston! They even gave us a voucher to save money on parking! I would definitely go back and would recommend to anyone looking for a night date night spot.

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WaltG
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

I took my girlfriend to Blu for out 1 year anniversary and made a reservation a month in advance to let the staff know so we could be given seats with a view of Boston. When we arrived, they bumped my table to one in the center of the dining room surrounded by other guests in favor of a large party that was coming in later. Otherwise the food and service were great, but I did not like the fact that they did not accommodate us as requested because the view was the sole reason I had made reservations there.

Blu
Responded on October 26, 2020

Hi Walter. I am so sorry we couldn’t accommodate your request. Due to COVID-19 regulations we are very limited and have only half of our capacity. We try our best to accommodate all reservations that request window seat, but it’s mostly first come first serve as pretty much all reservations have the same request. I am glad that you enjoyed your dinner and had a good time celebrating your anniversary. I apologize again, hopefully you can join us another time. Happy Anniversary!

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ChristiDuro
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

I was very happy to go to Blu for a birthday dinner. We had a lot of fun!

Blu
Responded on October 26, 2020

Thank you for choosing blu to host your daughter’s birthday dinner. Hope to see you back soon.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Blu using the Order Online button. Blu also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 375-8550.

Blu is rated 4.6 stars by 1978 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.