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For 2
Date
Tue, 4/24
Time
10:00 PM
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Out of the Blue

4.6
391 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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Family owned restaurant specializing in seafood.With an open kitchen and a small bar.We been in business since 2000. We bring to your table the freshest seafood directly from the fish pier .Your food is cooked to order .All the sauces dressings desserts are made in house.Our style of cooking is Italian.We also have grilled, baked and fried seafood and for the non seafood eaters we have poultry,meat and vegetarian options.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(617) 776-5020
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Anibal Alvarenga
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Grove Street
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Parking details
Meter street parking After 6 pm free limited parking right behind the building off Grove street
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Public transit
Davis Square red line stop
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Takeout, Wine
What 391 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.1
ambience
4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The menu was great, the food and drinks were excellent which almost made up for the service which was a disappointment. Despite the reservation, we were seated in the doorway and were right in the line of traffic. Initially we asked for alternate seating and the hostess was really annoyed we asked, maybe she was having a bad night. (btw: be prepared to sit European style at most tables, and by that I mean most tables are very very close together)
We waited over 10 minutes for someone to come to the table, got menus and then waited another 10 minutes for the waiter to come back to take drink orders (after we asked another wait staff if we could order drinks)...so by about 25-30 minutes we had drinks and were able to order food.
Again, food and drinks were excellent...just be prepared to wait.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Always a pleasure dining at Out of the Blue!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

This is a warm, cozy neighborhood restaurant. Food is always reliably good with fresh fish and seafood. Quite a few dishes have an italian flare to them with great pasta and flavorful sauces and dressings.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great location in Somerville. Easy walk to Davis T Station and Somerville theater. Unpretentious. Seafood lovers paradise.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Best seafood! Enjoyed the food and the waiters. Nice people and great restaurant. Can't wait to go back!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Was annoyed that we would not be seated until everyone was present, especially since the place was crowded. Service was efficient and selections were well explained. Servers were not rude but certainly not overly friendly. There were few smiles. Entrees were served simultaneously so the food was hot. The food was very good and reasonably priced especially for Square. Everyone in our party was able to hear one another which can be challenging on a Saturday night. The group was satisfied and would return again.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in the Somerville area.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We had heard about this restaurant awhile ago but never seemed to make it over to Davis Square. Finally we went and were so happy we made it in. The food was delicious all three of us loved the meal including my 13 year old niece. The service was excellent as our waitress anticipated everything to perfection.
I can't say enough about what a great experience we had and we are looking forward to returning.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Very good Italian style seafood. I went with a group of 5 and we hit the seafood pretty hard, in total ordering the whole Branzino fish, scallaps and linguini, frute de mare and lobster fra diavola. All wonderful. Lots of seafood and pasta. The Lobster Fra Diavola was basically a Fruita De Mara but with a lobster on top. Nice meal. I could have skipped the pasta all together but I suppose that is a matter of taste. Quality of the seafood was very good.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We have dined here many times and the food is always fabulous-- best linguini and clam sauce around, and everything we've had is delicious too. Prices are reasonable, and the service and environment all relaxed and enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Out of the Blue is terrific! We have been regular patrons there for a number of years and it NEVER fails! Great food, great service and pleasant atmosphere. Seems to be very noisy on Saturday night....but still god atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Out of the Blue never dissapoints ! Great menu and the owners are always there helping out and making sure everything is perfect. Had really great sea scallops grilled with fresh veggies it was amazing.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great choice for seafood. The grilled Cajun swordfish was excellent!!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Overall great experience. Our waitress was great and very friendly. Food was very good as well!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great priced, quality seafood in Davis! Enjoyed everything we ordered. Save room for dessert and get the flan!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Amazing food amazing place amazing staff

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Best food around it's relatively small so at peak hours when it's busy it can get load but manageable so you can have a conversation. I've been here a bunch of times and everything I've gotten has been perfect. I always look forward to doing back

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Delicious food. Service was good. There was a large party near us that was noisy but I think on another night it would be fine. Will dine there again.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Out of the Blue was amazing! The servers were attentive and kind, and the food was very good. The shrimp scampi was perfect! Highly recommend this family owned gem!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Food was excellent and service was perfect. Staff friendly and helpful.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Just an excellent overall seafood dinner. A great value. Friendly, efficient staff. The woman who seated us, I feel was an owner or manager, was just the nicest! So glad we found this place. We're from out of town, I'd go back...I highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Food was wonderful but service was lacking...I feel bad, as they were understaffed.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Wonderful place for seafood...great food...efficient and pleasant service...good prices

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Caring attentive wait staff. Delicious lobster Fra diavolo and great tiramisu.

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3.0Dined on February 16, 2018

I would have to rate the food as average. The bread was stale. We got crab cakes for an appetizer. Very soggy. I had shrimp scampi that I was pleased with. Daughter had fried calamari plate. Seems like fryer oil needed to be changed. The food was fried dark and rubbery, not light and crunchy. Husband had baked scallops, he said were just OK. Prob won’t return.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Out of The Blue affords diners a great seafood meal without the higher prices of downtown. We have been there four times now and each time the experience gets better. Service is friendly and attentive without being intrusive. This time my wife had the grilled salmon- done just the way she likes it and I had shrimp scampi over linguine. I try something different each time but this shrimp dish will definitely get visited again. Hopefully this time I will be able to finish it. Davis Square is a nice place for a dinner and a film and Out of the Blue certainly meets the requirement for good food and a pleasant dining experience.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Never disappoints. Wonderful food particularly if you like seafood.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

I knew this would be a good meal from previous experience. Food and service were very good. Friendly staff and nice surroundings. Would recommend.

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3.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Wonderful space and fantastic service! The bread served before the meal was fairly mediocre, but our arugula salad was very fresh and perfectly dressed. The pasta special I ordered had great flavor, but the shrimp and scallops were over cooked and a bit rubbery. My friend’s swordfish was also over cooked, but with good flavors. Overall, it’s a wonderful spot, but maybe on this particular night the cooking wasn’t at its best.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants. Seafood is always fresh and delicious.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

SO Pleased with this gem! Walked past it a million times and assumed it was expensive, but was pleasantly surprised. The food is AMAZING and they are so accommodating if you want to customize your own meal. The wine was super affordable. Our waiter was super friendly and even offered to take a photo for us. The atmosphere is casual and cozy - 10/10 would eat here again. A true North End meal in Somerville.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We go here often and love it. The food is very good and affordable, it is the kind of restaurant that isn't easily found - warm, friendly, good seafood and a loyal following.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

This great neighborhood seafood restaurant is terrific. The service is excellent, a good and reasonably priced wine list, and a great menu. The fish is fresh and well prepared. The kitchen area is open so you can see the chefs at work and smell the wonderful aromas. The prices are food are reasonable and affordable. I think Out of the Blue is as good as any seafood restaurant in the Boston area. It's now on my list of "go to" favorites.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Absolutely delicious. The whole fish (Branzino) was amazing!

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Nice place. Good food at good value. Pretty quiet--able to have a good conversation. Service, well, was OK--nothing great, not bad. Wine list well priced.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

A warm, welcoming neighborhood restaurant. It features a broad and interesting menu and friendly, helpful yet unobtrusive service. There were four of us; both appetizers and all of our meals were terrific. As was the freshly made cannoli we shared for dessert.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

I was picking my husband up at the Boston Airport at 4pm on Sat night. He suggested we go out to eat and didn't care where. I tried to pick a place that would be on the way home for us since we live in NH. I picked Out of the Blue in Somerville MA. It was a great pick. It is mostly a seafood restaurant. We had PEI mussels for an app then Scallops and Salmon for our dinner entrees. It is in a part of Somerville called Davis Square. The parking will be your only issue. I made reservations on Open Table for 5pm so we didn't really have a problem. Hope you will give it a try.

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3.0Dined on January 11, 2018

I was very pleased to have a meal that was cooked to order and not over cooked. I was suprised to see OUT OF THE BLUE as casual as it was.

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Really enjoyed our entrees - Cajun Swordfish and Sesame Salmon - both were delicious! Staff and owners always very welcoming - great place for hot meal on a cold night.

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