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.View Private Dining Details
The food was excellent and the service was great! The restaurant fulfilled all my expectations and more!
One of the best dining experiences I have had!
Food, service, atmosphere!!!!!!
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Over priced, nothing spectacular
We had never been to Blu before and made a reservation for dinner prior to attending a musical. The wait staff were very nice. However, at the end of the meal he never asked if we wanted coffee or desert and just brought the check. We did not want it but he should have asked. The food was just ordinary and nothing special. One had the salmon which was nothing special but the carrots were overcooked. The other date the shrimp scampi and it was dry. We would not go back to this restaurant.
I went to blu before seeing a show at the opera house. We ordered a bunch of apps and they were all delicious! The tapas platter was my favorite. The ambiance and service were both great! I would definitely recommend blu for a pre-show dinner spot!
We went before the theater and it was very busy, but noise was passable. Great food and excellent service. The view is great! All window where we were and a great view down the street to the theater.
nice quiet ambience and a great view of the theatre district
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.
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
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 .
Perfect for pre-theater dining! Great service! Great menu!
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.
Nice environment, great view, delicious dishes for all 4 of us. Very attentive staff. We had a wonderful time!
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.
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.
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!
Really outstanding meal, service and view.
Nice Dinner ! We are from Nashville, we were in Boston for 4 days and this restaurant was a excellent! Food was great !
Great place for a date before or after the theater.
Food was absolutely superb... I definitely left there with a wish to return.
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.
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.
The food was sumptuous and properly prepared, wine and craft beers delightful, dessert and appetizers delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 .
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%!
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.
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.
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
great spot for a business lunch. Stunning location/visuals - very quiet - plus excellent service and food.
Awesome view! Awesome Lamb!
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.
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
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.
Great food and a great view.
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!!!
Delightful dinner, great table, wonderful wait service by DANIEL!