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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

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (36)
Scenic View (34)
Good for a Date (33)
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Special Occasion (31)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Romantic (21)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Fun (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Fit for Foodies (13)
People Watching (13)
Casual (10)
Cozy (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Business Meals (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Healthy (5)
Authentic (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Tapas (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Nice atmosphere. Great view of the city. Delicious food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a delightful dinner celebrating my wife's birthday. Seating was very comfortable (we had a table for 5) and we were not rushed at all. Would recommend to anyone celebrating an event or just for a night out.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Food and ambience were excellent. Highly recommended. The floor could have used one more waiter to make timeliness and efficiency stronger.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great service and beautiful views! The meal was delicious.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

Came for the view, stayed for the view. Food was good as well.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

one of the best places in Boston for a quiet business lunch in a spectacular urban setting.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

The butternut squash should and Vegan feats was very well prepared. My boyfriend tried the scallops with lobster risotto and was very pleased as well! The service was very good and the view was fantastic!

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and view our Waiter didn't pay much attention to us though, maybe because it was a busy night

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Great service, nice ambiance. The food was just okay. For the cost I would have expected a little better quality and flavors

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

We love this restaurant. Spectacular food, wonderful service. Great atmosphere and views. Real gem.

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Food: I can appreciate clean and simple cuisine, however, I found all the dishes to lack much needed seasoning.
We ordered the scallop/pork belly dish and lobster salad appetizer. Scallops were gritty but cooked appropriately and served on top of the pork belly which took away the crunch factor. The salad was my favorite dish. Perfectly dressed and lobster was prepared well. Our entrees included an over-cooked ribeye steak and a bolognese that was oddly reminiscent of chef Boyardee. The ribeye had a nice crust but was medium to medium well in some parts and it was ordered medium rare. Those who are fans of a sweeter, tomato purée-like sauce may enjoy it. Needless to say, we didn’t stay for dessert.
Service: it’s hard to say service is horrible if there isn’t any. I appreciated that our waiter was a straight to the point kind of guy. He took our order once and served us food. No small talk, perfect. We waited 10-15 mins with empty cocktail glasses until he came by to collect the empty glasses without asking if we’d like another beverage. We patiently waited for him to collect our other used dishes before interrupting his race to the finish line. He was clearly busy because he didn’t stop moving for a minute but I wasn’t there to time his speed. I just wanted a drink. We told him about the steak when he collected the plates, as a suggestion to the chef so no one else would have the same problem, but he inspected the half I cut up (to show the uneven over-cooking) in the light and nodded in agreement followed by an “okay”. Good talk.
Overall: This would be great for the bar area.

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Was an amazing valentines dinner !!! We loved our sever and the food was outstanding . We were seated right on time and were happy to get great seats and the view is amazing !!! Can’t wait to go back

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Bar Seating, Fun, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Went there for Valentine's Day and the atmosphere and views were great. Very little noise, good waitstaff and food was good, not the best, but then again the price was a good value for an upscale setting.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Came here for lunch on Valentine’s Day for lunch and had a lovely experience! Food was great, but the view was better! We will definitely be coming back. We had Will as a server and he was incredibly helpful with the menu and made good suggestions. Thanks for a great meal Blu!

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching, Fun, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The staff were very helpful and accommodating, the food was delicious and the view was terrific. We had an overall wonderful experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great view of theater district, interesting building architecture in restaurant area. Food was excellent all around - appetizers, salmon entree, lamb entree, and dessert. Wines were outstanding as was the coffee. The entry through a cafe and adjacent to a health club is a little odd but once you're in the restaurant you forget about that and the atmosphere is very nice. We'll be back!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were bummed out because they would not honor our Travelzoo voucher, and didn't make us any offer to stay, but instead suggested we move to the bar for a drink.
We decided to stay and eat at full price anyway.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We came to blu before the theater. We were promptly seated at a lovely table with an view of Washington st. Our waiter was very professional , he didn’t t rush us but was there when needed . The kale salad was excellent , wine and beer list presented good choices. We enjoyed fusilli and fig and goat cheese flat bread , both well prepared and very tasty . Good place , nice view , not too pricey , we will return .

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner before our visit to the theater. I had the rack of lamb,and my husband had the duck breast,which both were perfectly cooked to our liking. Our table had a perfect view of the street below in the theater district. Our waiter was very attentive to our needs. We will definitely come back again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

As always Blu was fantastic! View of Washington St never gets old! Great food, drinks and service!

Tags: Scenic View, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was absolutely phenomenal. We went before attending a play and found ourselves done and bill paid with 30 minutes to spare. The service was so attentive and helpful. Their recommendations were perfect. Great atmosphere, great service, great food.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The view was lovely. The food was not bad, but not good enough for the price (compared to other restaurants nearby - priced close to Ostra, quality close to Back Deck). On a rainy night when you don't want to venture far from the Opera house before a show, it worked - but I doubt I'll go back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent as usual! The food, service and ambiance was wonderful. Great spot for pre and post theatre!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We loved the atmosphere and the view of downtown from the fourth floor. The fig prosciutto flatbread appetizer was very good. We enjoyed both the roasted duck and the beet salad with salmon. Portions were on the small side but adequate. Our server was attentive. I ordered a mixed drink that was very strong, too strong to drink, but that is just my opinion. Definitely worth a try. We will come back again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This was my first time at Blu and I loved it! Took my boyfriend here to celebrate his new job and we both really enjoyed our meals and the appetizers were notably great. The cocktails were nice too! Great atmosphere and I requested a table by the window, so the view was nice too!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Fantastic dining experience. Every bite was great. Service was impeccable. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Tapas, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Overall, we love Blu. Been there multiple times. The service was fantastic. Very attentive and always pleasant and professional. If I had one piece of feedback it would be that I ordered my duck medium rare and it came out more like medium well. Although still very tasty, it was a little bit dry. I ate it anyway as we had to head to the theatre. We definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 30, 2018

What a great view and the food and service where excellent - will return for sure! - parking is convenient and validated

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 30, 2018

We went to Blu before going to the theatre. It's very convenient to downtown Boston and theatre district. The view is very nice looking down Washington Street towards the Paramount Theatre and beyond, especially at night when everything is lit up. Wait staff was very nice and attentive, although forgot to bring a requested second glass of wine for my friend. The extra-dirty vodka martini was perfect! We started out sharing the Caprese salad which they split for us in the kitchen. Nothing to write home about. They put the buffalo mozzarella on a half of tomato (tomato wasn't very good) and the ratio wasn't quite right. Then we both had the swordfish and substituted the lobster mashed potatoes for spaghetti squash and roasted asparagus. That was delicious and enjoyed that very much. Did not have dessert because we like to get peanut M&Ms at the theatre:-) All in all, a nice place with great ambience and would definitely go there again.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful gem nestled in the theater district

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Tables to Close, food average, cost high, not flexible in seating,

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent service. Pretty good wine selection. Ambiance is elegant and pleasant, and with low noise so it is conducive to conversation. The bread pudding is outstanding.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Every aspect of our experience at Blu was exceptional from the view to the food and the service. The choices were diverse, healthy, tasty, and perfectly sized. The person serving us took care to make sure all our needs were met, and the check came quickly when it was time for us to catch a show at a nearby theater. Although you have to enter a large building and take an elevator to get there, the view is totally worth it!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The atmosphere. It was not dense. Beautiful view. Quiet. Roomy and comfortable. Great service. Very very good dishes. Great portions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve dinner with friends. Delicious food, great service, nice location!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

View was absolutely amazing! Food tasted great and came out quickly (though it wasn’t too busy). Our waiter was a little slow and less attentive to our table than those around us. Noise level was just right, chatty but not loud or overwhelming by any means. Would definitely come back to try other tasty items on their menu!

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 (Key West)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Loved blu, the food was excellent, service was very friendly and attentive, and sitting by the huge windows overlooking Washington Street was very cool. I'll go back for sure.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Food was outstanding and our server (Val) was a pleasure. Would highly recommend and will be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Food was delicious, slightly pricey but all excellent. Not too noisy for talking, friendly service was impeccable, waiter checked to see if we had to make it to a show (we did not) so it was relaxed and not rushed at all. This was my second time and I plan to return!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We always go to blu when we are in the area. Fantastic food. Great service

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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