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About Blu

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.

4 Avery Street
Boston, MA 02111
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:00pm (Lunch)
Monday - Saturday 5pm - 10:00pm (Dinner)

Cross Street:
Tremont & Washington

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 375-8550

Website:
http://www.blurestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Self Parking available on Boylston Street entrance for $5 up to 3 hours with validation.

Public Transit:
T: Green line to Boylston Street; Orange line to Chinatown; Red line to Park Street

Executive Chef:
Alex Medeiros

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

Special Events & Promotions:
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

Private Dining

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.

Blu Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

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Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (29)
Good for a Date (24)
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Special Occasion (17)
Romantic (17)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Fun (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
People Watching (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Business Meals (10)
Casual (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Cozy (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Authentic (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful pre-show dinner with my son. He ordered the rack of lamb and I had the arugula salad with goat cheese croquettes & seared scallops. Everything was delectable!

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic menu and view of downtown crossing. My GF loved her vegan special and my scallops and risotto were perfectly cooked, PERFECTLY. Also a very good value considering the location.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful service, great food & views

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

We were at Blu on a Saturday night before a show. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It was our first time at Blu. We loved the ambiance, the open structure and the large windows looking out on the streets below. The food was very good, the service was great, and the ambiance was very nice. It was pretty full but we could have a pleasant, quiet conversation without feeling "squeezed" by others around us. Will definitely go back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Very good food, nice wait staff

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We went for dinner before the Nutcracker. Great service...very accommodating! Staff payed close attention to the timing to make sure we weren't rushed but had plenty of time to make the show. Terrific seat at window over looking Downtown Crossing and meals were delicious. I would highly recommend!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Tapas, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, People Watching
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Stopped before going to a play at the Opera House. The restaurant was spectacular-great view of the Theatre District from above!

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Tapas, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, People Watching, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We regularly eat at blu, and once again received exceptional service from Rogerio. He is a professional server, providing excellent service and food !

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Wonderful experience overall! Would recommend to anyone.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food here was good but the real draw is the view down into the theater district especially in the evening when the area is lit up. Also, a great deal for parking as they validate parking for the garage around around the corner.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 29, 2017

My friend and I were celebrating our birthdays and said so when we made reservations. Our evening at the restaurant passed by, however, with never a mention of the occasion--not a happy birthday, not a candle on the dessert--nothing. We were rather disappointed at that.
The food was very good, especially appetizers and dessert, which were superb. The entrees were good but not particularly innovative or exciting.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Fabulous contemporary atmosphere in the Ritz building. Very nice offerings - recommend the Blu Plate appetizer. Perfect for dinner for any activity around that area. Pre-Theater, Sightseeing, Shopping, etc. Really enjoyed the experience.
Convenient $5 valet parking in the garage for under 3 hours.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Lovely setting, fabulous dinner choices, attentive wait staff, perfect for dinner before the theater!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great view, food was good, server was nice. Prices were steep, portions small, and the ambiance poor. Did not feel like a restaurant.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was delicious. Nice atmosphere. Quiet and enjoyable evening. Servers somewhat inattentive. Rarely checked table. Waited 20 minutes to order drinks. Despite marginal service would go again for the food or if looking for a dining spot for quiet uninterrupted conversation.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent in all regards. Great service, superb ambiance, incredible food. I highly recommend treating yourself to a night out a Blu. We'll be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Blu was a great place for a date night and had amazing food and service throughout the night. Definitely a place worth checking out!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We found the entrees to be too sweet, lamb and the potato was under cooked. Great service!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food and a fabulous setting for a business lunch.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Lobster mashed potatoes were ridiculously good. Nice views of theater district through the huge windows.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Eat here regularly before the ballet. Excellent wait staff who is are attentive and professional.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wonderful menu, excellent service, very pleasant atmosphere, conveniently located in the theater district.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Incredible ambiance and very friendly server!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

My first visit to Blu will not be my last! My 13 year old and I dined prior to seeing a show. The atmosphere was nice, service was great and food was delicious. Our server Daniel was quick, attentive and made a great dessert recommendation. We’ll definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our seating was on time and the staff was very attentive and professional. We had dinner and drinks before a show at the Paramount. The food was superb and the view was terrific.

I would highly recommend it for a group outing or a date night.

Nancy

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I’ve been dining at Blu for years and nearly always enjoy it. Very good food at reasonable prices and a lovely atmosphere. Great for pre theatre or pre movie dinner, or meet up at the bar after work. Not enough people know about Blu because of its odd location; you have to take an elevator up to the same level as a health club. Once you’re in the restaurant, though, you’re overlooking Washington Street and the theatre district, and the wait staff is always friendly and gracious. I recommmd it highly.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Good food , atmosphere and prompt service! Too bad they ran out of the tiramisu. Womp womp!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The best parts of Blu are the atmosphere and the view - fantastic! Food is also delicious and the wine bottle list is good.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Missed dessert because waiter was busy & we need to make theater

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Blu is our "go-to" place before Broadway in Boston shows at the Opera House. We've had the same waiter twice and he is very professional, knowledgeable and attentive. We love the menu, and we're out with some time to spare to take a nice walk before going to the theater.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Always love Phil -- whether at a table or the bar, he takes care of you!

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 (Naples)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Lovely atmosphere, fabulous food and attentive waitstaff. Easy access to theater district!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Beautiful and delicious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This should have been a really romantic evening for my husband and myself. We were just in town for the weekend hoping to enjoy a great evening dinner. It started off well and we were seated in what I believe to be the best seat i the house. We had a view of the paramount and it was picture perfect. Our appetizer and drinks came quickly and we truly enjoyed it. Bread came after (odd), then dinner, which we both truly enjoyed. Then a few bites into our dinner it all went down hill. Two tables away from us were a group 15-20 girls celebrating a sweet 16. We actually didn't even notice them until this point because we were enjoying each others company and they were doing the same. But when the girls finished their meal they got up to take photos. A few photos would have been fine. But this proceeded on for TWENTY MINUTES!! Each girl had to take 10 photos with every girl there. It didn't stop until my husband realized their chaperone was at the bar and asked her to settle them down that they were ruining our dinner. We were visibly upset and annoyed. No staff asked if we wanted to be moved or if anything could be done.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Excellent food, wonderful waiter, very pleasant environment.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Healthy, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent food and everything

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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great experience, food excellent! Great place to go before a show!

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great service. Great food. Loved the view. Fun before a night at that theatre.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 21, 2017

This is our go to spot for our theatre date night...can easily find a good meal and glass of wine!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, People Watching
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 20, 2017

I wanted to treat myself to a special lunch. This was the place to do it! The soup, in particular,was outstanding.

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