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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

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (25)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Scenic View (22)
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Romantic (22)
Special Occasion (21)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Business Meals (14)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Casual (11)
Fun (9)
People Watching (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Cozy (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Authentic (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Waterfront (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 8, 2017

I love the big floor to ceiling windows! Todd and service were both very good!

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on June 8, 2017

First time at Blu but it won't be my last! First of all, our waiter was wonderful. We were late for our reservation due to traffic and he did everything to expedite things and make it a pleasant experience. We had theatre tickets and he timed things perfectly so that we were in our seats when the curtain opened!

Secondly, the entire meal was the best I have had in a long time. The caprese salad was excellent! I had the rack of lamb when was prepared perfectly and the flavor profile was second to none! For dessert, the warm apple bread pudding and salted caramel ice cream was out of this world. Also, the wine recommendation was fantastic! I highly recommend this restaurant for a wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Healthy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, People Watching, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Food is always awesome!! Very nice place to eat and enjoy the company you are with!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Solid New American cuisine that was well executed. The dishes on the menu were not the most imaginative, but everything was tasty and well-cooked.

Tags: Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great spot with a fabulous view, perfect before theater. The food was excellent, the service was very attentive. Will definitely go again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Handy to parking and theatre district of Boston. Great view up lower Washington Street. Food was fresh and perfectly seasoned and cooked. Portions were more generous than we expected. Middle of the road wine list.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Blu is our favorite theatre distict restaurant. The room is open and airy and has a special occasion feeling. The view is what makes it for us, though: sunlight on the surrounding buildings changing to the neon lights along Washington street at dark. Never disappoints.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 30, 2017

There were 4 of us dining. We had appetizers, salads , main dinners, and dessert. Everything was delicious. Would definitely come again.
The only negative was the waiter was very new and didn't seem to have anyone guiding him. But we were able to get out in time for our theater tickets at 7:30.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Terrific view, service and food. Purchased a terrific deal on Travelzoo and the exceeded our expectations.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Healthy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Friendly, efficient staff provided great service. Food presentation and taste was excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on May 25, 2017

We went on a weekday evening so it wasn't very busy. The view was perfect. We sat right in front of the Paramount Theater. However, there are condos just to the right and we could see one of the residents walking around in her thong. So that was a little annoying. But it was beyond the restaurants control so no fault to them. The service was good. The drinks were strong. I was impressed with the mushroom flatbread appetizer. And I enjoyed the veggie lovers vegan feast for my entree (the only vegetarian option). The dessert was good too! Would recommend to others.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Located on the 4th floor, secretly tucked behind a cafe is the beautiful Blu. The food was excellent (tagliatelle pasta with shrimp and filet mignon), the server was very attentive (and extremely handsome!). The ambiance is wonderful as the high ceilings feature softly lit blue columns. The view from a window table even in a rainy night was "paramount". Treat yourself to this gem:)

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 20, 2017

My food was very good. (Beet salad first, swordfish main). The wine list was varied and had plenty to choose from. The service was a bit slow. The room was loud, it may have been the night, as a large party had children with then who were running around the dining area close to us.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The food was excellent. Val our server was great. Great environment.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2017

This was our second visit to Blu. Though the veggie feast fell short of being a feast, it was a good vegetarian option. Our waiter was top notch. Blu has a great vibe for different occasions; a fine choice if you are looking for reasonably upscale dining.

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Vegan, Late-night Find, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Meal was ridiculously fast paced. App served as cocktails arrived. Entree arrived as app cleared. Everyone enjoyed their food except me. Rack of lamb was medium-med/well instead of med/rare. The waiter pulled out his phone flashlight to verify my interpretation of no its not pink. They reserved and gave me cold and raw. Retired again and 2 chops were good and 2 rare and 2 still raw. They did waive the charge on the meat.

It is a beautiful dining space with fantastic views.

I would dine there again but not planning on it. Too many better options.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Excellent as always

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 (New England)·Dined on May 4, 2017

This was our second time back - we enjoyed ourselves even more than before. Will def return.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Our waiter was super duper! He brought our GF guest GF bread!
Food was great!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on May 4, 2017

This was a great place to celebrate my birthday before going to the ballet. Parking options were plentiful and in close proximity. The server was excellent and attentive. We were seated by a window as requested. The calamari as an appetizer was fresh and large enough for four. Very nice drink selection. I went with Champagne which was exquisite. The scallops with lobster risotto were cooked perfectly and very nicely seasoned. The rack of lamb was tender and delicious as was the duck. The fusilli with beef, pork and veal sauce was nicely prepared but on the heavier side. The tiramisu, creme brûlée and chocolate cake were phenomenal. My tiramisu arrived with a lit candle which was especially thoughtful as I only mentioned the birthday in my Open Table reservation. Beautiful view out the window and fantastic to see the theatre district from above! Will keep in mind for another special occasion spent in Boston. We had a 5 o'clock restoration before a 7:30 performance and the timing was perfect, not rushed.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on May 3, 2017

One of our top 3 best! Absolutely a great find in Boston and worth the trip!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 3, 2017

I recommend reservations as it isn't a very large place. It is fine-dining but there's a casual bar right in the dining room and this is inside a sports club (exercise) that has a cafe right on the other side of the restaurant. It's a unique setup but the food was amazing as was the view and it had a fancy feel without being pretentious. Really loved it and would dine there again. It was a special experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 1, 2017

It's a nice restaurant. The service was really cordial and timely. The food was very good for a reasonable price. It was a convenient location and nice ambiance, associated with the Equinox club.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Had dinner at Blu before a show at the Boch Center. Food was delicious, server was attentive and helpful. View was great. Will definitely go back again.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Service was great, nice table tucked away, wonderful view from floor to ceiling windows. Wine selection was ok, food had great flavors although fish was Over cooked. Overall very enjoyable time.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Prior to a show at the Wilbur Theatre, my wife and I dined at Blu; we loved it! The service, food (the Rack of Lamb was so good!) and atmosphere were excellent!
We would definitely eat here again and highly recommend it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Right down the street from the Boston Opera House. Service was warm and friendly. The food was good. Fresh pasta.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 21, 2017

We were on a tight schedule as we had theater tickets. In spite of that, we had a delicious appetizer of fig pizza plus entrees. Loved the view overlooking the Paramount and street scene below. Will most definitely return

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 (New England)·Dined on April 21, 2017

We had an excellent view of the very vibrant Washington street/theatre district area. We sat right by the floor to ceiling glass wall. It was spectacular. Also, the food was very good and very reasonably priced.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on April 17, 2017

Beautiful view from large 4th floor windows . Excellent caprese salad and steak. Brick-pressed chicken also outstanding. A little unusual - essentially connected to a high end workout club, but was definitely a good find.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 17, 2017

I love blu. The food is always excellent and the service is impeccable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, People Watching, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Food at Blu was better than I expected, based on reviews I had read. Wine choices by the glass were also quite nice. Overall, a very good experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Bizzare location/way to get into the restaurant - it's located next to a gym!
You can literally smell the sweat while walking into the bar area...

Great view once you get seated but much too odd (and overpriced) to dine again.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Beautiful, albeit crowded space. It would be an elegant restaurant but for all the folks in gym clothes coming in and out. Everything needed salt.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Best meal we had during our recent stay in Boston. Nice fourth florr views & excellent food & service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Food was delicious. Service was awesome!!! appetizer and drinks was delicious. dessert was phenomenon!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Went for a friends birthday prior to going to the Theatre. Called ahead to see if they did anything special for birthdays. They said they would put a note on the table and a desert with candle. Neither of which happened. Food was simply ok.

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 31, 2017

We have used Blu often when we are going to the Theater District. It always satisfied. This time we were in a separate space, without asking, and it was quiet and thoughtfully served. We also love sitting by the windows looking down Washington Street.

Tags: Disabled Access, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Service pre-theater was great (we had limitand time) and staff lovely. Food was very good and nice variety in menu, but nothing earth-shattering and no veggies (only ala carte) with many of the main courses. Portion size was fine, but pricey. View is very nice. Only real down side is waiting for elevator and getting in and out of elevator to restaurant with people going to Equinox gym (same floor) and then having to walk thru gym-club lobby and snack bar/take out in order to
get to restaurant. Not terrible but a bit unappetizingz

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Great quality food, service a little slow, prices on the high side. Nice view and atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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