Blu

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1733 reviews
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Contemporary American
blu Restaurant and Bar allows you to take in sky-high views while dining on seasonal menus. Feast on Chef George's creations for either lunch or dinner while enjoying the view from blu's bar area or dining room. Located on the 4th Floor at Equinox Sports Club, blu is a perfect venue for a pre-theater dinner, special occasions, or hosting an event.

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DT
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blu great as always! Food superb, the wait staff so professional and they work as a team!

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SM
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I loved Blu! My ten year old has a fascination with Boston and its architecture, Blu give us a bit of both.

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New England
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

So very convenient to theater district. And great meal.

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MF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter made wonderful recommendations and food was delicious! He asked when we sat down if we were going to a show and when. We had 1hr45minutes until we needed to leave for the show and he had everything timed perfectly. We never felt rushed and we also didn’t have a bunch time to kill sitting around. The food was worth the price and the view is unbeatable. Perfect for any night out but especially before a show. Made for a wonderful date night.

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JL
New England
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reasonably priced for high-end food and service. A nice variety of well-plated dishes. Oddly situated in a health club, and accessed through a cafeteria. But once there, one would never know the rest of the club existed. Quite a feat really.

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AL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

View was amazing—perfect location for dinner before a show.

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M
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, the service was wonderful. Wonderful experience.

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SM
New England
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met friends for dinner before theater. Perfect location. Beautiful restaurant, overlooking theatre district. Service was friendly and attentive. Food was better than expected. Appetizers were creative and delicious, good portion for four of us without having to order a ton. Restaurant had a nice variety of dishes to choose from. We had fish (scallops and cod)for our main course- both were outstanding. No complaints about dessert either. All shared the warm donut w/ice cream and cheesecake.

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d
New England
43 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great pre theater dinner. A bit pricey but good quality.

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JH
New England
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hit Blu before the theatre and ate st the bar. The drinks and food came quick and were both perfect. 5 stars, would recommend.

Also, the view from the bar is amazing!

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W
New England
58 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very nice downtown restaurant for friends and/or pre-show. Not a place for foodies per se, but a good range of food, well prepared and delivered.

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B
New England
12 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely space, excellent service , scallops and risotto were devine.

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m
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner at Blu. The waitstaff was pleasant and attentive, the view is great and the food was excellent. We were going to the theater afterwards so the location could not be beat and we did not feel rushed. We definitely would go again and recommend it to our friends.

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PD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall great experience..Had dinner before a show..Wife made a slight modification tonher meal that was not communicated to the kitchen..but they handled it quickly ...A must place if in the area

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MB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I wanted it to knock my socks off. Food was good but more average than I hoped. Ambiance and service were great. The food reminded me quite a bit of Henrietta's Kitchen in Cambridge which is fine but I just that the food seemed like what many places are doing.

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s
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blu is our go to restaurant pre-theatre. The service is always good and the atmosphere is lovely with the floor to ceiling windows with views of downtown. My husband and I are Vegan and their Vegan entree is one of our favorites in Boston.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great view of the theater district. Food and service was excellent. Will definitely be coming back.

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VS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will definitely be back...the food, waitstaff and overall experience was excellent!

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j
New England
24 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience for my wife’s birthday.

Delightful view of downtown, comfortable venue, attentive waitstaff, and tasty menu items prepared with very fresh ingredients.

We loved the herb crusted cod and the bolognese, salads were fresh and delicious and appetizers were excellent!

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PL
New England
17 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was not our first visit to Blu and as in the past it did not disappoint. Food was delicious, we both had the Bolognese. We were heading to the ballet and they made sure we got out in time. We'll be back.

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JZ
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really wonderful service and great food!

Only problem was no towels in the ladies room even after I told the hostess twice

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CG
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was confused on the noise level part but the noise level was perfect. Created a great atmosphere but was also private. Very much enjoyed and can’t wait to come back

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t
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

have been to blu on several occasions and have enjoyed my experience always! had the same server on most of those occasions (unfortunately cannot remember name right now) and he has been attentive without being intrusive. the food is well presented and delicious- the cod and the beet salad are yummy and my go to- however wish there was a special or seasonal menu change for variety. never have room for dessert but the dessert menu is lacking. have requested to sit in bar area at time of reservation and request was fulfilled on all but one occasion. great hidden gem!

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RM
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, beautiful view, and amazing food

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F
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a great discovery in that part of town. We’d all go back.

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CS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always top notch

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CM
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, setting and view! Thank you.

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MD
New England
51 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Had a very nice lunch at Blu for Restaurant Week. The room is very pretty and the food was very good.

Couple of issues though:
The dessert option did not match what the RW website says. ("Chocolate Molten Cake
Vanilla ice cream, warm chocolate sauce.") This was a bit of a disappointment, as I select the restaurant based on the menu.
There were also a number of snafus regarding the check, including forgetting to add the beverages and (as I realized after we left) charging for more people than there were in our party. This has been corrected, but it led to a lot of confusion figuring out who owed what with the changing amounts.

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S
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Really cool atmosphere and location. Food was just a bit bland. Great service and great dessert though!

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DB
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent meal at Blu. The bone-in short ribs were delicious. The servers were great. They asked, up front, if we were attending a show later and ensured we were done with dinner in time to make the show. Great experience.

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D
New England
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

While the restaurant does have some very nice views, only a limited amount of seats gives you access to those views. Most of the restaurant looks out into neighboring apartments. It was quite dissapointing mainly because we'd gone solely for a good view of the paramount sign. The food was okay, not memorable. Ordered the lamb and flat iron steak

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S
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience at Blu. Food was very good, well presented, and served by a friendly waiter. Environment was visually compelling; noise level low enough so that we could have a good conversation.
Drinks were generous; much appreciated. Desserts were large enough to share. Thanks!

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K
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was very attentive and quick with beverages, but the food took FOREVER. This was a business lunch that should have been about and hour but took two full hours. The restaurant was half empty so I'm not sure what the issue was. This is my second time here and both times the food took way longer than it should - so be careful if you are on a time crunch! When it did arrive, the food was excellent - but maybe that's just cause we were all starving by this point.

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RS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing service was great...perfect lighting and view of the paramount

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was great! And the food was delicious.

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JH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the ambiance. I felt like I was in the middle of Times Square in one of the great hotels looking over the lights. It was a cold night and sitting by the windows was still very comfortable. I asked for chardonnay and was told they had a chard from France or from California and that was all I needed to know. It was very good. It was restaurant week so we ordered from that menu which was very affordable but the regular menu looks good. We are definitely planning on meeting there again for drinks!

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YR
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great customer service, food and overall experience!

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SC
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was good - salmon very well prepared and scallops were cooked well. It was not a particularly memorable experience so not likely to return but nothing negative, just not anything special.

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R
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is generally very pleasent but on this evening there were a large group of women talking loud so for about 45 minutes the noise level was very high. It was just one of those nights... Blu is one of our very favorite restaurants.

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HL
New England
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Maybe it was due to the date, but the restaurant was pretty empty, the food was not so great (to cooked, not very nourishing), and the view during the day is not worth it.... I would not recommend it

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