Fabulous experience from start to finish! Our shared mussels in white wine and garlic was a perfect appetizer and so was every entree on our table. Bronzino, the roasted whole fish is surrounded by perfectly roasted potatoes, sweet potatoes, tomato w a touch of capers and perfectly prepared fresh green asparagus for a divine dish , as good as I have enjoyed anywhere! My son loved his Seafood fra diavalo , nice and spicy and my husband's monkfish was fresh and memorable as well. Their bread is just the way Italian bread should be and the wine , I had a Pinot Grigio from Italy , was served by the glass and very affordable. What professional effortless service by super attentive , knowledgeable wait staff! These guys know exactly what they are doing at Out Of The Blue!!
Just a wonderful place to enjoy excellent food. Simply elegant and very comfortable.
First time here for girls night out and a show at the Somerville Theatre. Service was fast and very friendly. We ordered the calamari and scampi for appetizers. Very tasty. For dinner, the salmon, swordfish, monk fish, halibut stew, and chicken parm was ordered. We were all extremely happy with our meals. Cooked perfectly. Very nice meal and will return.
Good seafood and well cooked pasta. Generous portions. Solid neighborhood eatery.
I have been to this restaurant several times and was always impressed with the Italian style seafood, friendly service, and the ambiance. You feel like you are dining in a small restaurant in Italy. One of my favorite places to eat.
We ate here when in Boston visiting colleges. The staff here were wonderful in spite of it being a very busy Friday evening. The drinks were great (especially the lemonade-vodka drink) as was the food. We all loved their homemade chowder and the oysters also.
OOTB is always excellent, I've been a regular since 2003.
Fabulous! The food was delicious and the service was great. The only thing I'd change would be to get rid of the TV.
Delicious food in a relaxing environment. They seem to put their efforts all in the food, without overdoing the ambiance. Our service was efficient and left us to enjoy our wine after dinner. It was great!
We love eating at Out of the Blue - never disappoints - even on a busy Saturday night!
Our menu favorites are any grilled seafood, plus the mussels marinara in fra diavolo sauce.
Tonight we also had the calamari appetizer - fresh and delicious.
The food was great. Lots of fish selections at decent prices. Some non-seafood items, too. My Arctic char was great and my husband’s seafood platter was really good also. Our waiter seemed like he had had a long day, but the man who actually served the food was delightful. Good wine and beer selection.
Swordfish and scallop dishes cooked perfect. Very good service and value.
I have had dinner here twice and will surely go back again. The fish dishes are extremely fresh!
I have not been here for years and it was such a wonderful experience!
Professional and pleasant wait staff.
Perfectly delicious food.
Lovely wine list.
I had grilled scallops. They were bland The vegetables were over cooked
My friend had swordfish which soggy and with no flavor again vegetables were overlooked and mushy.
Food was delicious as usual. Noise level annoying. Not great for conversation. Service was hurried AND slow. But I still like the place because of the food and the casual ambiance.
Absolutely outstanding... food couldn’t have been better and the service was excellent... I highly recommend Out of the Blue !
Calling all seafood lovers! This place is the perfect spot. The feel and ambiance is nice, warm, welcoming, casual but surrounded by a good family vibe. All of the staff are super attentive and helpful. The value of the food was great too. We got the stuffed clams, stuffed calamari, and oysters for our app (everything delicious) and then for dinner my fiance got the grilled scallops which was a very plentiful portion, and I got the weekly special Tuna dish in a horseradish red sauce. Finger licking good.
Great as usual. One of our go to Friday night spots and it never disappoints
Came here for dinner on the busy Tufts parents weekend. We had not made a reservation anywhere ahead of time and were excited that Out of the Blue had a 730pm reservation. I think someone had cancelled at the last minute. We really enjoyed our dinner. The Cajun swordfish was excellent and the shrimp scampi tasted so fresh. Walking into the restaurant a wonderful aroma hit us. Very inviting.
I chose this spot for a quiet Birthdsy dinner... the food was for the most part excellent!....best halibut my husband ... very fish fussy....has had anywhere... loved it. My son's swordfish was excellent. My daughters fish with pasta was delicate and perfect. My steak and shrimp earned the four star as opposed to five star as it was somewhat tough... the veggies and shrimp were delicious tho. Note that no oil/herb dip is offered with bread... you make your own at the table if you want it... the bread is beautifully crust-crispy. My Caesar salad with anchovies and home dressing was delicious!!
Highly recommend ... lots of great items to choose from, very relaxed atmosphere. Lots of patrons in the restaurant even tho it was a Sunday evening and pouring rain!!!..., says a lot for the restaurant and food!!!
Good home cooking feeling food and excellent service.
a favorite that never disappoints--wonderful mediterranean food. fresh ingredients deliciously prepared and delightful service
Food good but not great. But a good addition to Davis sq choices
My husband ordered the swordfish which was bland although he was told it would be a bit spicy. I ordered the special halibut and it had absolutely no flavor! Definitely not worth the drive or the money.
Great food. Nice nieghborhood restaurant. Great selection of apps and entree's. Meats,fishes and pasta. I had the chopped seafood over black squid ink pasta. Delicious!
I had the whole sea bass which was served un boned and no dish for the bones. It tasted fresh but not particularly sweet. The wines are a bit pricey but the service was friendly.
Very good service
Food was just ok
Fried seafood platter just had 2 shrimp
Grilled salmon and veggies lacked seasoning
Delicious Food. There were 6 of us
And everyone loved their meals!
Great staff and quick service. I would highly recommend this restaurant!
Great, very fresh seafood! Calamari and the Frutte di Mare in their Fra Diavolo sauce was very good. Moderately priced. Service was a little brusque but overall good experience.
Very friendly accommodating staff paired with fresh seafood
Great food, great value. Everything on the menu is delicious.
Excellent food and service. They made my birthday special. We will be back!
Always enjoy a delicious meal at Out of the blue. Easy walk to Davis Sq. Friendly staff
I have been to this restaurant many times and I have written good reviews for it. Apparently there is a new cook who either is a bad cook or who doesn't know how to cook fish. I ordered the red snapper in spite of the fact that I have seen that fish on lists of endangered species. I really wish I hadn't, since that was the last time I will probably ever have red snapper. It was so over cooked and tasteless.
Out of the Blue is one of our favorite go-to restaurants. Great food & service. Never disappoints. We love sharing this restaurant with our local and out-of-town friends and family. Truly fantastic fish and very fresh, delicious vegetables. Yummy pasta. Can't wait to go back.
Outstanding meal and great service. Had the stuffed calamari appetizer which was truly unique and a "must order" if you like calamari. Clams casino were the perfect size with great flavor. Dinner was the Lobster fra Diavlo which was outstanding. Finished up with a canola which had shaved pistachios and was phenomenal. This place is a must visit if you are looking for Italian food with a flair for seafood.
Glad we used Open Table to book a reservation. Restaurant was packed but we were seated within minutes of arriving. We had the stuffed calamari for an appetizer, clams and linguini with red sauce and scallops with vegetables. Food was excellent. Wish we had room for dessert as they make their own desserts. Next time. We'll definitely be back!
Always a great meal and experience. Super staff, great food, generous drinks, well priced wines.....they deserve their crowds!