Blu

4.5
2044 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 SEATING IS NOT RESERVABLE AND GUARANTEED, IT’S FIRST COME FIRST SERVE
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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
What 2044 people are saying
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Kitsclan
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal at Blu. Excellent service and getting our delicious meal quickly was great! We also enjoyed the view. Initially we were sat in a corner without a view of the theater district but when I asked to move to a better table, the hostess was very accommodating.

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Xxxxxxxx
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food5service3ambience3

Wicked rude hostess ruined the experience. I wanted to sit across from my dining companion so moved the chair to do so and was abruptly told by the aggressive hostess that I could not do that Bc they get bad reviews about ppl bumping chairs when they get up from their tables. Very forceful manner made me uncomfortable. I could see how other tables were pretty squished together in that part of the restaurant, but there was more than enough space to do it at my table. I dined with my back to the restaurant instead of across from my friend as she demanded.

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PhoebeJ
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal. Service was excellent and love the ambiance and the view! Highly recommend.

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TeenMom
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Went for a birthday celebration for my daughter and me with her friend and mom. Got a window seat which was great! Service very slow and only asked and served one drink where we could have had many. Food was just ok. Our dessert came on a birthday plate with a candle but no singing or any celebration. Restaurant half empty on a Saturday night which is reflective of Covid, but was hoping for more “alive”.

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Gabby
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food better drinks! Ambience in the view was phenomenal

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FireHazard
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The place was nice. Service okay. Food—mostly bad. The chicken was dry—actually inedible. The steak was over cooked—sent it back and we got a new one that was cooked better but thin and meh. The risotto was tasty. The “spicy” fish tacos had no spice AT ALL and actually didn’t taste like anything.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was really good, the port wine reduction from the lamb was good but I think it could have more flavor, but in general really good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve.

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janynec
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best. Will definitely visit again. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was incredible. If possible ask for a table near the window

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was fantastic, each of us got the fish meals cod, salmon and swordfish, each plates was delicious and presented beautifully on the plates

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vipCher
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, ambiance and view were outstanding.

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vipLisaG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was good. But not amazing. Didn't match with the price. I guess you are paying for atmosphere
Service was amazing, very short staffed and waiter did his best.

NOTE: They added a 20% gratuity to check total for a party of 5. We didn't notice... until we got home. So be aware...

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, services, everything was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lamb was a bit over cooked but everything else was delicious! First time at Blu and would definitely recommend!

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SamP
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Blu was amazing food little bit of a weird spot being in the ritz Carlton but amazing food nice people and it was really pretty in there.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious tremendous tasty respectful

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BWK3
New England
17 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Happily surprised at 4th floor location, looking through huge windows up Washington Street. Very cool spot and bar.

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vipErikaL
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was outstanding and the food was delicious and not insanely overpriced for a nice restaurant. Loved the ambiance and vibe of the place too, the views of downtown crossing topped the experience off.

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vipwooop
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service and fantastic view of the Paramount theater. Added to a night out before the nutcracker

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was excellent but noise level louder than during the week. Also restaurant was almost full and did not get a window view.

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vipSweetpea
New England
128 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The space itself is quite nice - cool decor and nice view. Our server had to be new - so the experience wasn’t great. Food was average at best for the prices charged. It was convenient to theatre which was why we picked it. Don’t go with high expectations.

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Pgridehd
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With a beautiful view of the Christmas lights, we enjoyed a superb dinner with exceptional service. We had the Shrimp Scampi and the Salmon. Both were wonderful.

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JF95
New England
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate with you before heading to the ballet - the food was great as well as the service and you location

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matt
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was amazing as we looked down At the Opera House. The wait staff was amazing very polite and friendly. The food was top quality and served hot. I would definitely be going back soon

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StephanJB
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was honestly one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to. Very professional staff the food is amazing and it’s a very cozy spot for dinner. With great views of the city.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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BillW
New England
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our night was amazing. Food was fresh, service was very pleasant. We did feel a little rushed, but not too bad, and I imagine on a Saturday night it is important to keep the tables moving.

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CristianS
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Asked for a view, didnt get one

Celebrating engagement and no talk of it by wait staff

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vipLynneK
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambience, excellent servers and cocktails! We only got apps and dessert...perfect spot for that.

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Obie211
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to the Nutcracker for our Christmas tradition and this was the first year trying Blu. I am so glad we did. Food, service and ambiance were all amazing!

We started off with the calamari. It was lightly fried and the aioli was very tasty. I had the salmon, my sister in law had the cod, my daughter had the steak and her daughter had the raviolis with pesto. All tasted amazing as were the sides. My only slight complaint was the steak was a bit drier than she liked but nothing worth of sending back. Us ladies had each a wine, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, both of which were nice.

The girls each finished with a desert. Her daughter had the cheesecake and my daughter had the mouse. They polished off those plates and pretty sure they would have licked them clean had we let them lol.

Our waitress was personable and professional. She only checked on us when she could see a drink was low or how our food was. I like when they give us time to have our conversations and not check in every 5 mins.

Ambiance was amazing. The view of downtown crossing at night really sets the mood. The restaurant is a bit dark but with the candles at the table and the blue lighting you can still see everything fine.

I would definitely recommend Blu to anyone looking for a nice dinner in Boston.

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DmDMD
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ate here by myself before a concert and enjoyed it. I should’ve asked for a better table with a view of the whole street but it was still an ok view. Service was fast and the food and drinks were very good. I was there early and it was quiet but slowly filled up. It never got loud but I was all the way on the end so might’ve been slightly removed from the sound. Overall I had a great fancy meal and was taken good care of.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful view, very quiet ambience for conversation, warm professional service, great fresh food, cooked just right.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The sirloin was cooked perfectly and so delicious! Staff were very friendly but there was a slight language barrier and they misunderstood my drink order.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This is not fine dining. It was loud and full of kids. The hostess was not friendly at all. The waiter was nice but was clearly not experienced. Our table faced the kitchen door and the computer for ordering food was in full view as well from our table. The drinks were mediocre but generous pours and took a long time to arrive. We were finished with our appetizer by the time the drinks arrived.
The salmon was yummy. The duck, not so much.
I wouldn’t recommend or return to this restaurant but the food really wasn’t awful. The view out the window is kinda cool but there are many tables that don’t have a view.
This place would be ok for a hotel restaurant but I would advise against it if you are looking for finer dining.

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vipKishanM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great views, excellent service! it's great for a date night, and a hidden gem to dine with close friends.

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MarceloA
New England
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The hostess unfortunately was a bit... controversial. We asked to her if we could switch tables to be close to the window where there's a great view. She said we couldn't because the tables near the windows were for larger groups (3+), and we were in two. Totally understandable. Nevertheless, a couple comes in, and sit just beside us, in a table for two. Before they sit down, they ask exactly the same thing to the hostess (meaning, to change tables and get one close to the windows). To our surprise, the hostess says "SURE", and guide them to the new table. My friend was shocked and decided to question her why she would change their table but not ours. Her explanation was that they requested in the reservation to be in a window table...

I honestly prefer to give the benefit of the doubt (and not at all believe that this was a biased attitude from the host based on race - my friend is a brown Hispanic). But considering that the restaurant was not even full, and there were tables available near the windows, I cannot help but wonder why she couldn't accommodate our request.

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vipDanaW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a pleasure to enjoy dinner here. Excellent, friendly service and delicious food combined with a great view make for a lovely evening out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are both Brazilian and it was a great pleasure to have a Brazilian as our waiter.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A tad tricky to find as there is a larger sign for exercise and a Smsll blu sign but if you’re looking you’ll see it.
Restaurant area is lovely, overlooking theatre street. Menu covered all our various family tastes (would hsve been nice to have a mire inreresting Italian choice than tomato sauce). Tapas app was delicious.
All meals were delicious, short rib yum! Steak beautifully done, scallops fresh and scrumptious and pasta was nice.
Donut x2 desserts were a big hit the orange creme brûlée perfect, bread pudding and caramel icecteam were the best yet! We will definitely be back when in the area

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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 4.5 stars by 2044 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.