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Blu

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1476 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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blu Restaurant and Bar allows you to take in sky-high views while dining on seasonal menus. Feast on Chef Alex'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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Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:00pm (Lunch)
Monday - Saturday 5pm - 10:00pm (Dinner)
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Phone number
(617) 375-8550
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Alex Medeiros
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Cross street
Tremont & Washington
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Parking details
Self Parking available on Boylston Street entrance for $5 up to 3 hours with validation.
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Public transit
T: Green line to Boylston Street; Orange line to Chinatown; Red line to Park Street
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blu Restaurant and Bar is the perfect setting for private events.
Host your wedding, rehersal dinner, holiday party, corporate event, business meeting or personal celebration in the warmth of our intimate restaurant. Whether you are dreaming of an intimate wedding or an elaborate evening reception, blu will help you design a personalized and unforgettable experience.
Please contact events@blurestaurant.com

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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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blu Restaurant, Bar and Cafe,located in the Theatre District in Boston, is the perfect venue for a cocktail reception or seated dining, with amazing floor to ceiling windows, spetacular food and outstanding service.

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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

nice quiet ambience and a great view of the theatre district

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

While it has a great view, we felt the ambiance was ruined by the fact that it's part of a gym and adjacent to a juice/snack bar. It is a small, make-shift area where a curtain and a portable wall separate the restaurant from the lobby area. The service was slow so we just decided to have a drink and an app and got dinner somewhere else.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Cordial greeting
Prompt acknowledgement when seated
Knowledgeable affable waiter
Attentive but not intrusive
Polite support staff
Excellent food from beginning to end for everyone in our party
Great cocktails and wines
Overall a delightful experience

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

This one was my fault. We had 6:30 dinner reservations at Blu before a 7:30 performance next door - and were a little late. We alerted the server who did a fine job getting food on our table by 7. However we could both tell that the kitchen rushed our orders as both meats were under-cooked to our orders. However they were tasty and we got to the performance in plenty of time.

On the other hand, the portions were ample and on my side, the spinach-rice-lentil side was worth another visit just by itself.

They deserve another chance at my my business but with any unusual time demands .

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Perfect for pre-theater dining! Great service! Great menu!

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Blu was surprisingly good. Service was excellent, food great and view was fantastic. We had tickets for a show and this was a great place to eat beforehand. I'll definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Nice environment, great view, delicious dishes for all 4 of us. Very attentive staff. We had a wonderful time!

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The atmosphere, the food and the drinks were all great. The service was not.

The server was inattentive. Not rude, or anything, just never available. We had cocktails before dinner and, when mine was empty, asked if I'd like another. I said I'd like to have a glass of wine with dinner. He said he'd get the wine list and then he never came by again until after dinner was served. I was half way through dinner before he showed up with the wine list.

When he was dropping off our drinks, we let him know that we had a show to get to and needed the check. He passed by us twice more before dropping it off and 10 min later we had to chase him down to pay the bill. We had 10 min to get to our show and had to rush after being there for almost 2 hours. Aggravating to say the least.

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1.0Dined on April 10, 2018

THIS WAS MY SECOND TIME DINING AT BLU. MY FIRST EXPERIENCE WAS SUPERB, FOOD WAS GREAT. THIS TIME, MY EXPERIENCE WAS HORRIBLE. I FELT LIKE A THIRD CLASS CITIZEN. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND. THE FOOD WAS NOT THE BEST AND OVERALL I WAS DISSATISFIED.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Enjoyable from beginning to end. The service (Val was our waiter who was great) and the atmosphere was pleasant. The menu has an interesting variety of flavorful dishes. The cod and the rack of lamb were delicious. Favorite desert was the maple cheesecake. We had a wonderful evening and will surely return!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Really outstanding meal, service and view.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Nice Dinner ! We are from Nashville, we were in Boston for 4 days and this restaurant was a excellent! Food was great !

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great place for a date before or after the theater.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Food was absolutely superb... I definitely left there with a wish to return.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Visited most of the participating restaurant during Dine Out Boston week and Blu is superb! Not only has great amazing views overlooking downtown, theaters, universities, shopping but also has great food. I love it here - so close to where I work.

I been to Blu many times with family & friends and always have a good time. Great food, comfort, great ambiance and good service.

Definitely going to come back to bring other friends.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Blu was Outstanding-i went with a friend for lunch, the atmosphere is great- lots of glass so very bright at lunch which was nice- white tablecloths- GREAT service- Food was GREAT
I had the butternut squash soup, a grilled chicken lemony pasta entree, and the BEST chocolate lava cake with the BEST vanilla ice cream! My friend had the mushroom ravioli appetizer, cod, and passion fruit mousse. I would HIGHLY recommend it and I can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The food was sumptuous and properly prepared, wine and craft beers delightful, dessert and appetizers delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

This restaurant definitely gets high ratings across the board. The ambiance, service, and food presentation is unsurpassed. The food itself was very good and trendy. I ordered the short ribs and my friend had the cod. Both were very good but not extraordinary. We only had entrees so cannot comment on apps or dessert.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Blu was wonderful. We went for dine out Boston and enjoyed the short rib ravioli and the chocolate lava cake was delicious! Their regular menu had lots of options that I would love to try in the future. Thanks Blu!

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Waiter was not attentive. Did not replace forks after appetizer and did not refill water glasses. Kitchen was super slow and this we had to skip dessert.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Went for dinner with my six year old daughter before seeing Alvin Ailey. My daughter loves going to fancy restaurants. Service and food was amazing! Not stuffy, hearty portions and great view.

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Interesting option for restaurant week, but the setting within a gym was just not for me. The restaurant (and view!!) itself are lovely, but you can hear the buzz of gymgoers in the distance and there's lots of coming and going in gym clothes. Bartender was great .

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The place was wonderful and the service outstanding. The staff was very polite and served all our needs in a timely manner. Very good food and atmosphere, would recommend 100%!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The ambiance and food was fantastic. I don't usually like cod, but this was a happy exception. And the dessert with a creme brulee inside a chocolate cake was lovely. We came to Blu from the south and loved the easy access to the 93. And parking was easy and cheap when validated.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Overall we had a great experience. Or server Val was truly excellent and we had a lovely table. They accommodated an unexpected extra guest with grace and overall we had a great time. The drinks were excellent. The one area that was hit or miss was the food. Overall it was very good but the Caesar salad was poorly done and the truffle fries were only so so. On the other hand the chicken and shrimp scampi entrees were excellent as was the calamari app. Dessert was also very good.

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2.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Our 41 st anniversary
Why ask us that?
Your waiter acknowledged it was our anniversary and said his boss does nothing to acknowledge it
In fact last June when we came the waiter brought my husband cake with candle
I have the picture
We couldn’t order a drink just wine.
We couldn’t pay an up charge and order a steak. It was only 1.00 more!
We won’t be back.
Anyone with a special occasion is treated royally at Capital Grille.
They are fabulous, from the minute you walk in till you leave
To blame Travelzoo was ridiculous
The manager should have come over and made things right
Don’t bother asking if it’s a special occasion when you have no intention on doing anything. So disappointed

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

great spot for a business lunch. Stunning location/visuals - very quiet - plus excellent service and food.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Awesome view! Awesome Lamb!

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food was good (artichoke risotto in particular was memorable), and quick to arrive after we placed our orders. However, the service was not good. Though I did most of the ordering, the waiter only looked at and replied to my husband. When the check came, he gave it to my husband and then, after processing the payment, handed the check back to my husband even though I had very visibly been the one to pull out my card. He was also extremely inattentive - did not check in once to see if we needed anything throughout the course of the meal.

The waiter was young and I hope he was just having a bad day, but the poor service was noted. There are several other restaurants in the area with equal-to-better food and significantly better service - it's unlikely we'll be back to Blu.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I went with a friend - first time there for her - she could not stop raving about the food, the view and the excellent service that we received - and yes she and I will be returning in the very near future

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1.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We have been here before, and were looking forward to a nice meal pre-theatre, and for a birthday. Greeted and sat promptly. Waiter seemed good but got progressively worse, to point of disappearing after leaving dessert menus. Shared split salads, too small to share, 1 brie crouton ea, with brie highlighted in salad description. Vegetable sides, very small, and I am not a big eater. Entree delicious otherwise. Finally, given dessert menu, waiter never to be seen again. Finally we flagged down hostess, as we needed to leave. Hostess got a dessert to go for friend who had birthday. Waiter still MIA.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great food and a great view.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The view was outstanding!! The food and service were good as well. I thought pricing was a little high especially when you come out into the lobby of equinox and Blu is sort of hidden in a corner of that Lobby. But overall is a great spot to enjoy dinner and a view!!!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Delightful dinner, great table, wonderful wait service by DANIEL!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We arrived early for our reservation but weee seated right away. Our server was pleasant, helpful and considerate of our slower pace to order. The food was delicious, fresh and prepared wonderfully. The ambiance was beautiful as we looked out the floor to ceiling windows onto the street as the lights of the city came alive. Definitely a recommended spot

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Excellent service, good food, and nice ambiance. It was quiet the day we were there for lunch due to a big Nor'easter but that just added to the charm. The view down Washington St. is pretty cool.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Dinner before the theatre. Had reservation for 2 and when we saw friends, the hostess was very kind and moved us where our friends were located. Val was our waiter and he was great. Dinners (ravioli's and strip steak) were very good. Good wine choices too!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Great ambiance. Ask for a window seat overlooking theaters, it has a little NYC feel to the view. Excellent food!

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Good location, great view, nice ambiance and good service, but the quality of the food was very uneven. Salads very limp and fish and meat overcooked.

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1.0Dined on February 27, 2018

The service was very slow and impersonal, and the food was only mediocre. The most disappointing part is that in the middle of our meal we saw a mouse scurry across the dining room and back into the kitchen. This made our stomachs churn and we basically just wanted to get out of there. Really disappointing experience and will never return here.

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