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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

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.1

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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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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 (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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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Absolutely delicious!!!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

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!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Always a great meal and experience. Super staff, great food, generous drinks, well priced wines.....they deserve their crowds!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

If we lived in Somerville, we would eat here all the time. The restaurant seats a limited number of people, so I would always recommend a reservation. When we walked in the door, it seemed a bit noisy, but we were seated in the back near the kitchen, and the loud conversation wasn't a problem. The service was friendly and efficient. I had the Surf N Turf, which was excellent, a nice-sized steak and several grilled shrimp, along with broccoli, potatoes and half a sweet potato. Each person in our group enjoyed their meal very much. My wife and her friend ordered a side of broccoli and spinach, and were able to share one order--with some left over. Very generous. Nice to go out and have good food, with reasonably-sized portions at an affordable price.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Family owned, good food, convivial atmosphere. The long time staff are happy to greet, seat and serve you.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We celebrated a birthday with a group of 6, and all had excellent seafood dinners. My filet of sole francaise with mushrooms was terrific! Service was friendly and efficient. It was noisy, and we could just about could hear ourselves our talk, but we all enjoyed and I would definitely return.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 19, 2017

We eat here a lot. Salads are fresh, fish always fresh and nicely prepared. A nice wine pour. The wait staff is experienced and wonderful. Great neighborhood place.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Quaint New England restaurant with amazing food. Some of the best Haddock I've ever had, and portions were quite large.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Wonderful, as always. This is a great place to catch up with friend. The service is friendly and attentive and sensitive and unobtrusive, yet you are not left wanting anything. Food is delicious. One of my favorites.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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