Blu

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blu Restaurant and Bar allows you to take in sky-high views while dining on seasonal menus. Feast on 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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K
New England
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Get a seat by the window!

Y
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fish was super fresh and the flavors were balanced and delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing in every single way. Will be going back soon for sure.

BK
New England
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was a nice dining experience. They have a very good menu (many vegan/vegetarian options). Food was well prepared and the service was good although our server disappeared for a bit and didn't check in with us. We had a great table with a view of Boston's "Broadway" and the seating was comfortable. The portions were substantial and very delicious. We only remembered that the restaurant "shared" the space with a health club when we went to the rest rooms. Desserts sounded good, but we were too full to partake. We would definitely return. Great location and nice ambiance.

l
New England
18 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous lunch at Blu before a matinee of Neil Simon's play Plaza Suite with SJP and Matthew Broderick. Not even over and I rotally recommend both.

KP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! I was very impressed by Blu. I had not heard much about the restaurant but knew it was there next to Equinox but I was so pleasantly surprised how good it was. The lamb was to die for as was the salmon and scallops. I can't wait to go back!

CR
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was excellent. Ambience was average, minimal decor. Cool views of the theater district. Service was good, we did need to ask for bread and forks though.

LP
New England
15 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

While Blu can be quite noisy, the wonderful food and modern decor make it a special occasion.

JS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Relaxing and enjoyable.

KM
New England
33 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for dinner before theatre 😍

D
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve written a review before and Blu continues to be a great place to go before the show or anytime you find yourself in town and wanting a good meal with a great view. The wait staff is always amazing combing the best mix of attention and privacy. Apps were delicious- fig flatbread and carpaccio salad. Entrees were all seafood this evening, which were fresh and flavorful. Timing allowed us drinks and dessert which continued the well rounded meal.

L
New England
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a bit on the higher side for price, but it was a fun vibe and great service!

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre theater dinner with family. Nice view. Enjoyed the food.

B
New England
41 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience5

This last visit was SO disappointing, I don't think we'll go back. Drinks were good, location perfect, atmosphere great, service good but the food was really bad and expensive. My husband's swordfish was so overcooked it was like rubber. My flatbread pizza was so undercooked and gooey, I ended up just eating the top. Our appetizers were also poor - his cauliflower was tasteless and overcooked and my salad was limp. Yuck. We ended up leaving a good tip because the bad food wasn't the waiter's fault but never again...

M
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service.

KH
New England
33 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

First time for lunch and not sure if they were understaffed or I experienced the norm but definitely too slow for lunch when we all needed to get back to work.

The server was doing the best he could but never addressed how slow it was (I didn’t ask either).
I have had better experiences - both service and food- when I have gone for dinner.

CJ
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food was very good, one waiter on staff for the entire restaurant was a little problematic, but he did his best.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I was a little hesitant to go here after reading it was in the Equinox sports club. However I'm glad we went. The service was very good. The drinks were great, my Old Fashioned was made properly with 1 large cube. The flat bread appetizer was large and tasty. The salmon entre was also very well done with fingerling potatoes, roasted Brussel sprouts, and carrots.

f
New England
135 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great place for a pre-theater dinner!! Relatively small dining room, nice and quiet. Service was very good - friendly, attentive but not too much, and we were able to enjoy a leisurely meal. Fried calamari were excellent! Italian sausage flatbread was good but broccoli rabe was overcooked. Then the herb roast cod was delicious!

EH
New England
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Waiter was excellent. Food came out in a timely manner. Food quality was decent. Expected higher quality food for price.

MA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was OK. Two of us had salads with protein added, they were good. Another ordered the swordfish, barely ate any, said that it had no flavor.

JG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a wonderful spot at which to dine before going to the theater! The dining room is so beautiful with a view that is stunning. Fantastic food and service also, but I would have given the food five stars if they had served what I call a REAL Caesar salad, unpickled anchovies that is, and had green beans that were really tasty! Hubby had swordfish over lobster mashed potato and I had the rack of lamb, both delish with the small exceptions above. Oh, and the cheesecake turtle dessert couldn’t be beat!

w
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Blu before we see a show. The service is great and everything we have tried on the menu has been delicious. Portions are big enough to share.

p
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blu is a favorite of ours. It is located in the heart of the theater district, has great food and atmosphere, and the wait staff is outstanding. We go regularly to the theater from the suburbs, and the travel time is unpredictable, but Blu is always accommodating when we get caught in unexpected traffic.

CW
New England
32 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. I had the herb cod with vegetables There were so many different tastes that each bite was a pleasant surprise.The tapas platter for 2 to share was also delightful. This is a restaurant where you can hear each other and that was my number one reason for choosing it. We had a lovely view of the theatre district from the fourth floor. My guests were impressed with my choice. Everyone was pleased with their main course as well. Highly recommend if you have out of town visitors. We took a walk on the nearby Boston Common to see the holiday-lit trees which was a nice prelude to our dinner.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Did not like the menus choices

NK
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely experience here. This was our second time visiting Blu and we could not have been more thrilled. The food is excellent (I had the salmon) and the view cannot be beat. We will definitely be back in the future, likely the next time we do another friends-night-out!

L
New England
24 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food in a room with great views of the neighborhood.

AN
New England
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food,nice ambience, really nice service. Good price.
Everything was perfect.

TO
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was pleasantly surprised by how nice Blu was as is never heard of it before. I found it by searching online so it was a risk booking. We all really enjoyed our food, the service and the view of downtown crossing. If you can plan ahead try to book a window table!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious with great views of the theater district.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food and drinks were wonderful. Great place to eat before seeing a show!

CY
New England
56 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went to Blu with friends prior to the theater and had an great experience. They were very accommodating and flexible for dietary constraints and late arrivals. Portions were generous and food delicious. Definitely will go back.

V
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blu is always our “go to” restaurant before attending shows in Boston. It’s only a short walk from the theatre district and the service, food and view are all outstanding!

e
New England
14 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant , service was great as well as the food .
Wonderful service and the view is to die for.

JA
New England
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were absolutely delighted with the food,service and great menu. Coming from the south shore we will definitely tell our friends to have dinner at Blu. A great end to an evening in Boston. Hope to return soon in 2020.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My wife and I were quite pleased with the room. It had a fresh look and the lighting was perfect for a romantic dinner. We were both underwhelmed by the food. My wife had the vegan feast that by her description tasted funky, and was under seasoned. I had the rack of lamb that was also under seasoned and was over done and quite tough. We had theater tickets so didn’t complain as we would have been late. Maybe just an off night but noticed man next to us sent his steak back. Our waiter was attentive so no complaints about service.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2 year anniversary dinner before the nutcracker. Unbelievable experience, we’ll be together until death do us part because of the time we shared at blu!

PB
New England
21 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The view from our table, looking up at the theater marquis lights, was amazing. My wife said her dinner was excellent. My calmari was very nice, nothing spectacular. The kale salad was a bit of a miss, in my opinion.

OT
Miami
45 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Phil is a delight , surprised it is not busier as the food is outstanding. Thank you