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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

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (12)
Cozy (12)
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Fun (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Healthy (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Great for Lunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Romantic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great food and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Never disappoints. Wonderful food particularly if you like seafood.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 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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 (New England)·Dined on January 29, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined 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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vip
 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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

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 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fun, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined 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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 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined 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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 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on January 2, 2018

This place does great seafood, but has other options too. It has a casual vibe with good bar seating that always seems to be hosting a few locals chatting away. Friendly atmosphere, good service and decent value for seafood.

Tags: Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

After receiving a gift card, my husband and I made a late (7:45) dinner reservation. Right from the hostess greeting I found the service to be prompt, friendly and extremely attentive. The restaurant is not very large and longer than it is wide so it’s cozy but comfortable. There is plenty to select from the menu and I found the specials quite tempting. We shared an appetizer of calamari, ate way too much fresh Italian bread (basket was refilled before it was empty) and each ordered an appetizer. The waiter was patient answering our questions and sincere in offering recommendations. My husband had the seafood platter and I had the Frutti de Mare, fra diablo style (you have choice of sauce preparation). Though completely stuffed, we saw the tiramisu pass by and split it. We will definitely add this to our local favorites as it’s just a 10 min drive from the house with decent parking options nearby.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Outstanding. First time at this restaurant. We had a party of four and we were all pleased with the food, service, and surroundings.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great for dinner conversation on a slow Thursday night... Food (Surf & Turf) was good and the Rusty Nail pours generous!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Dinner was fantastic. We will done here again. Service was good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

This place is great. Nice and quaint and the food is phenomenal!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

When we arrived for our reservation, they only had a table by the door and it was quite chilly that night. As soon as another table opened up, they moved us to a more comfortable location so that we would not be chilled every time the door opened. That was very thoughtful. The food was very good and the seafood was fresh. The waiter was attentive to our needs. Overall, we had a nice experience for our first restaurant in Somerville.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was excellent. Cooked exactly as ordered. Wait staff was attentive and friendly without overdoing it. The fan was blowing either air that was too warm or too cool. That, along with the noise level (too noisy to have normal conversation without raising our voices), made the dining experience rather unpleasant. But the food was good enough that we will return. Maybe we'll go earlier before it's too busy or on a weekday night. We were there for a 6:00 reservation on a Saturday.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 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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vip
 (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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 (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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 (New England)·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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 (New England)·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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 (New England)·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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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 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 25, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 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 17, 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 11, 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 22, 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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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

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