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Blue On Highland

4.3
973 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
Blue on Highland is an upscale suburban restaurant serving modern American cuisine in a contemporary, elegant setting, located in Needham, MA, just outside of Boston.Blue on Highland is perfect for power lunching or socializing after work over dinner and drinks, celebrating special occasions, or simply enjoying fine wine and appetizers in their beautiful bar and lounge area.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Contemporary Italian, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Sunday: Brunch 11:00am - 3:00pm Dinner 3:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(781) 444-7001
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Peter Tartsinis
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Catering
Plated
Banquet Style
Passed Orderves
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mark Lee
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Parking details
Parking behind the restaurant in public lot or on street.
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Public transit
Needham Heights MBTA Commuter Rail stop
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Entertainment
Jazz Brunch on Sundays
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Special events & promotions
Family Gatherings
Social Events
Corporate Functions
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 973 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Took my teen grandchildren to celebrate their great report cards.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Had an early dinner with a friend.
Drink was delicious- raspberry cosmo
Burger very good but a little over cooked
Rare is not medium
Service good
Will be back

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Second time at Blue on Highland and it was very bit as good as I remembered. We split the kale salad, truffle fries, scallop appetizer on risotto and mussels. This was a perfect amount for 2 people for dinner and gave us great variety. We had to send back the mussels because they were slightly under-cooked but the chef gladly cooked up a fresh batch and they were perfect. Our waitperson was adorable and very pleasant. She checked on us frequently and was very accommodating. Luckily we went early, but warning if you go late.. don't sit near the bar if you want to talk to the person you are with. The place does not have good acoustics and it gets very noisy.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

The food was good, very lively, service was great!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

We were seated promptly as per our reservation. Interesting draft beer list. The calamari appetizer tasted fresh, without the breading being too heavy. Could have used a bit more marinara sauce. Grilled Salmon and Pork Chop entrees were both excellent, piping hot. Service was friendly and efficient. Restaurant is lively - maybe a bit on the noisy side, but could still hold a conversation. Would recommend!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was fresh and perfectly prepared. Calamari and scallop apps were outstanding.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great meeting spot for work lunches. Very accommodating with booth request and menu changes. The only comment is that the acoustics not great when the restaurant is full.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The staff is so friendly, plenty of parking -- yummy food and wine. Lively place, so don't expect to have a quiet conversation. It was a fun date-night spot!

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Waited 20 minutes for a table despite having a reservation. To say service was slow is an understatement. 10 minutes before we even saw our waitress.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Overall good value but somewhat noisy

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

food was good, too much food and more expensive than used to be
beers not so great
don't like having to share the table. it makes it more casual than we like

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Love the people at this local spot, always friendly and attentive. The food is consistently good and they have great selection of craft beers,

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was good. Restaurant not too busy but food took forever and service was friendly but hard to come by.

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2.0Dined on March 30, 2018

terrible service, bartender made bad drinks and very expensive

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Wedding anniversary

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Lyndsay is the best!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Everything was great. The Harvest salad was delicious.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Getting together with old friends. Casual and comfortable. Good food and good service.
Restaurant not quiet but large booth offered us privacy and we were able to enjoy our reunion.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

My wife and I have dinner at Blue about once every two weeks. It is a true neighborhood gem. Excellent service, great ambiance, and excellent food. The salmon is particularly outstanding! My wife and sons enjoy the steak frites. The blood orange margarita is superb.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The best burgers!

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

This is a great restaurant for a get=together with friends. The menu has lots of choices, the service is pleasant and just attentive enough.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Our group goes here all the time. The menu is varied and you can get small portions which works well for us. Wish they would bring back the gourmet pizzas. My favorite was the wild mushroom truffle. The fig with arugula was also excellent. The ones offered now are very basic but still very good.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Good neighborhood restaurant with good selection of food and beer/wine. The service is good and the price is reasonable.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Our waitress was cheerful and accommodating. We had a pleasant meal

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Good food, good drinks, excellent service is what we expect here and that's what we get every time. Try it, you'll like it!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

It was all great. Prime rib was perfectly cooked, and tender; and our wait staff was pleasant and attentive.
Definitely will go back.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Blue on Highland always fill up so fast! We had to make a 5pm reservation which ended up being ok, being tucked in a booth instead out by all the families with small children. The food is delicious. The Thai Steak Salad is amazing as is the chocolate bread pudding for dessert.

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2.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Service was horrible, we had to flag down someone to take our order, someone to bring us drinks, someone different to get us our check! Food was bland, nothing to go back for.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Excellent food and service but is loud.

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2.0Dined on March 1, 2018

I go here often but this night,it was noisy and table was cramped due to rude gentleman leaning into the bar. The service was extremely poor. Clayton didn't pour water, mention specials, ask if we wanted a cocktail and dropped the food. Never saw him again. I had to ask another server to find him instead she cleaned the table. He came back, left the check with t hour a asking us if we wanted dessert, coffee or did we enjoy . Our meal. We were done in 35 minutes! So much for a relaxing dinner!
They also need to do something about the noisy bar area. Dinners around us had to raise their voices to carry on a conversation.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Great atmosphere at Blue. The service was good and the food was excellent. It’s a great lunch stop

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Was very good for a business meeting. Food was varied and excellent. Location a few miles off Rte 128 is very helpful.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Gretchen was a great waitress. Three of four meals were very good. Fourth seemed to be mediocre (was not reviewer's meal). Convenient location for the parties meeting.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

terrific fish tacos with fine service; reliable each time I've been here

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

This is our go to restaurant in Needham. Good variety. Don’t always want ethnic foods.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

A great neighborhood restaurant. It is convenient, the food is excellent, the staff very pleasant and the atmosphere is energetic but the noise level is not too loud to interfere with conversation. We haven't eaten at the bar but it seems like a very friendly part of the restaurant.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Our 1st time to Blue and we both enjoyed our Saturday Afternoon lunch.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

great service and food. the wait staff is always terrific, esp with toddlers.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

We always enjoy Blue on Highland for the food, service and atmosphere. It has a great menu with a great variety of food to select from.

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2.0Dined on February 15, 2018

The receptionist was not polite. When we were overcharged for three takeout items she was not pleasant about voiding my MC. The incorrect charge is still pending on my MC and the new charge has not been added. Therefore, I am not sure the waitress will receive her gratuity. I am sure I will have to go into the restaurant to get it all straightened out.

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