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About Out of the Blue

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.

215 Elm Street
Somerville, MA 02144
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Grove Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 776-5020

Website:
http://outofthebluerestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Meter street parking After 6 pm free limited parking right behind the building off Grove street

Public Transit:
Davis Square red line stop

Executive Chef:
Anibal Alvarenga

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Takeout, Wine

Out of the Blue Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Healthy (8)
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Comfort Food (6)
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Pre/post Theatre (5)
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Sunday Lunch (4)
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent!!
Best seafood in Massachusetts, it never disappoints. Don't walk, run to Out of the Blue

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We love this neighborhood restaurant. The fish is fresh and nicely prepared, and thwait staff is top notch. Its like eating at home, only better,

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 4, 2017

I love this wonderful seafood restaurant! The bronzino is outstanding, although yesterday I had linquini with perfectly grilled scallops and pesto cream sauce. It's always a great meal and I'm happy to go back again and again.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The scallop with pesto cream sauce dish was delicious! Great service as well.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Casual, Cozy
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Good food.
Great service.
We had a lot of fun!
Kids friendly:)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

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!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Just a wonderful place to enjoy excellent food. Simply elegant and very comfortable.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Good seafood and well cooked pasta. Generous portions. Solid neighborhood eatery.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2017

OOTB is always excellent, I've been a regular since 2003.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fabulous! The food was delicious and the service was great. The only thing I'd change would be to get rid of the TV.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.
Enjoy!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Swordfish and scallop dishes cooked perfect. Very good service and value.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I have had dinner here twice and will surely go back again. The fish dishes are extremely fresh!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I have not been here for years and it was such a wonderful experience!

Professional and pleasant wait staff.

Perfectly delicious food.

Huge menu.

Lovely wine list.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Cozy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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.
Very disappointed

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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Absolutely outstanding... food couldn’t have been better and the service was excellent... I highly recommend Out of the Blue !

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

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!!!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Good home cooking feeling food and excellent service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

a favorite that never disappoints--wonderful mediterranean food. fresh ingredients deliciously prepared and delightful service

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Healthy
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Food good but not great. But a good addition to Davis sq choices

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 18, 2017

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Very good service
Food was just ok
Fried seafood platter just had 2 shrimp
Grilled salmon and veggies lacked seasoning

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Delicious Food. There were 6 of us
And everyone loved their meals!
Great staff and quick service. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Very friendly accommodating staff paired with fresh seafood

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great food, great value. Everything on the menu is delicious.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Excellent food and service. They made my birthday special. We will be back!

Tags: Hot Spot, Healthy, Spicy, Paleo Friendly, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Always enjoy a delicious meal at Out of the blue. Easy walk to Davis Sq. Friendly staff

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 7, 2017

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.

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·Dined on August 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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