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Blu, Boston, MA

Blu

4.6
4.6
2113 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 375-8550

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party contact

    Danyella Ohashi Monteiro: (617) 375-8550

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District

  • Cross street

    Tremont & Washington

  • Parking details

    Self Parking available at 47 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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,113 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. CH

    CelesteH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Lamb arrived late and was overcooked. Duck dish wasn't great either. Creme Brule was runny. Beet salad was good. Bread was terrible.
  2. CP

    ConcordPastor

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ambience with the glass wall and ceiling overlooking the city! Excellent menu and execution. Server was most accommodating to our schedule: we wanted a leisurely dinner before the theater - perfect!
  3. DC

    DominiqueC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a date night! The scenery was the best part. The food was great!
  4. KD

    KenD

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Very average food, but expensive
  5. MH

    MonicaH

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    If you are looking for a great restaurant for a special occasion or dinner before a show, this is a place I would recommend. My husband and I tried Blu for the first time before a show at the Boston Opera House and were very happy. We had a wonderful evening!! Food was excellent, our waiter Val was outstanding, and this was walking distance to the show. What could be better? Thank you Blu for a wonderful evening!!
  6. D

    Dave

    New England

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I would rate Blu as ok. Went there before the theater with reservations. Staff was excellent and friendly and super attentive. View is perfect. The food however I would rate just ok - a bit pricey I thought for what turned out to be average dinners.
  7. MI

    MIchele

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was very friendly and efficient. The food was delicious. Perfect location for a special night out.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Saw a show
  9. SH

    SuzanneH

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Blu was FABULOUS! Meal was amazing and the portion sizes were plenty. Definitely will be going back there!
  10. D

    Dtn62

    New England

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Did not live to expectations. Service felt rushed and not attentive. Salad did not have the dressing on it. Had to ask for some.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, ambience and service. You can’t beat the view, especially at night. All in all, a phenomenal experience and will definitely come back again.
  12. v

    vlade

    New England

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Great view and overall a nice spot for pre-theater dining. Food was solid, but underwhelming for the price point.
  13. JS

    JoeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great location, great drinks, great service, and a very nice atmosphere!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The server was great. Very knowledgeable, kind, and prompt. The atmosphere was relaxed and had a great view of Boston with the giant windows. I was not impressed with the food unfortunately. The Bolognese pasta (which should be thick) ended up being extremely runny to the point of teetering on soup. My partner was only content with her Statler chicken dish as the sauce was tasty but the chicken was overcooked.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Service was good. Food no flavor whatsoever very disappointing
  16. RW

    RonaldW

    Charleston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting Boston. This is the third time in a row on our visit to Boston that we have made a definite plan to have dinner at Blu. We love the food. Also the view from the bar is awesome. We will return next time we visit Boston
  17. Z

    Zeus

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thought the place was really and was surprised how good the steak and fries were. My only issue was the racist white lady to our right but that’s not the restaurants faults. Will def come back with friends.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Service was excellent. Drinks were good. Swordfish was overdone. Atmosphere was oddly in sectioned off part of gym cafe. Good for quick meal before show.
  19. E

    Elaine

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was impeccable
  20. Q

    suzieQ

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a simple meal of salad with salmon. The salmon was perfectly cooked but plain. The view was lovely for the one of us facing the window. (The tables for two are oriented such that one has their back to the window). Service was excellent not crowded at all.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view, great food and drinks, nice atmosphere.
  22. IW

    IvyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a party of 4, all ordered something different and everyone raved about the taste of the food. The Duck, Rack of Lamp, Sirloin Steak and Glazed Salmon were all delish!!!!!!!
  23. NA

    NotANative

    New England

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    We've eaten here several times before (we often go before attending events at the Opera House) and this time the food didn't seems as "fresh" or well prepared as previous times. The chicken on one of the meals was too dry (and salad a bit bland) and the shrimp scamp dish was more of a tired cream sauce than scampi sauce. The scallops and risotto were good, and bolognese was good. But two of four diners were disappointed with their meals given previous fabulous experiences. Maybe the chef had an off night.
  24. J

    Jayson

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience5
    First and foremost, I completely understand that the restaurant industry is short staffed. That being said, do not over book your reservations/restaurant and thus adding extra stress to the kitchen. Our table was ready a half an hour after our reserved reservation. Our dinner last night was just "blah." There was nothing spectacular about the meal except for the view. My Flatbread was burnt. My duck was over cooked as well as my friend's steak. Luckily the bartender knows how to make a drink. Our server was trying her hardest with all of her tables but obviously was behind in certain aspects of hospitality. Alexandro (I think that was his name) cleared our table and was extremely professional. I chose this restaurant because it was close to the Wilber. But, our meal was so not worth the $400 plus gratuity. We will try again but not anytime soon.
  25. L

    Laura

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    This is a very convenient spot for pre-theater or ballet, nice ambience, but food was just okay, not as elevated as I would expect for this spot.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great for before a show!
  27. PP

    PatrycjaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Amazing food and service. Pretty view.
  28. KD

    KelseyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service. Can’t wait to come again.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Weird that there’s no music or background sounds in the restaurant.
  30. T

    T911

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Friendly people, food is good. Lovely ambience. Recommend
  31. J

    Jess

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So pretty and nice. loved everything about it. would recommend.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Nothing special food came out overcooked took a long time to get it back and our other person was finished by then… comped one desert but should have competed the entrees
  33. S

    Sher

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Dinnee
  34. M

    Melissa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best meal I’ve had in a long time! Quiet, sophisticated atmosphere. Food was absolutely incredible. Beautiful view with lots of natural light. Highly recommend.
  35. SY

    SonjaY

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a pleasant experience with the noise level perfect for talking
  36. LT

    LiveToDineOut

    New England

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    For the first time, the scallops were charred and should not have been served.
  37. LM

    LeonardoM

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place to have a dinner with your wife/husband.
  38. s

    sherryw

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We have dinner at Blu before every ballet at the opera House. Great location and view. We are vegan and really appreciate the vegan feast option on the menu. Good drinks as well and great service.
  39. MI

    MITprof

    New England

    85 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The mediocre food was the most important aspect of the evening: warm soup, not hot; tasteless swordfish. It was accompanied by poor service, including lack of ability to understand the waiter, murmuring through his mask, but not understanding our requests, including our food orders. A second waiter came over three times to get the information correct. The only good part of the meal was the very tasty dessert cheesecake, with berry topping. And the coffee was fine. We do n ot plan to return.
  40. BP

    BrookeP

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Blu has a balanced and innovative menu, and the service was top notch. The restaurant is several stories above downtown, giving it a view and ambiance that can't be beat. Any sort of special occasion or "just because" meal would work here. If you're seeing a movie or theatrical event nearby, this would be a perfect place to go beforehand. Also recommended for birthdays or anniversaries as the place really gives a meal a special vibe.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

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 4.6 stars by 2113 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Blu

4 Avery Street Boston, MA 02111

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Tremont & Washington

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Self Parking available at 47 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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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