Blue Dragon

4.5
219 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Asian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Tapas
Blue Dragon is Ming Tsai’s Asian gastropub in the heart of the Fort Point Channel and is about gathering and sharing. The menu features Ming’s signature East-West twist to classic pub fare. The tapas style menu (small plates) is designed to provide guests with a variety of options and flavor profiles. There are also a few chef inspired “Dinner Plates” that are served family style. Blue Dragon offers both a dine-in lunch menu as well as a to-go lunch menu. The dine-in lunch menu is more of an abbreviated dinner offering with a few additional lunch favorites. The lunch to-go menu showcases Ming’s Bahn Mi sandwiches on house made sesame salted baguette with flavor combination like Roasted Chicken with Dijon Aioli and House Pâté. The lunch to-go option is an incredibly simple process that can be done through an online ordering app and a quick pick up at the host stand.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Asian, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(617) 338-8585
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Tom Woods
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Private party facilities
Our private dining option is a complete restaurant buy out for a specified period of time. You will work with our Managers and Chef to plan your perfect event.
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Catering
Catering is offered for business lunches as well as for private events. There are multiple options to choose from. You will work with our Managers to plan your perfect catering function.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Melcher Street
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Parking details
We validate in The Necco Street Garage @ 10 Necco Street, Boston After 5pm only
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 219 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.3
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4.1
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I went to Blue Dragon for restaurant week. The food was tasty, but very filling!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food. Extremely gluten free friendly. The combination of flavors was impeccable and the portion sizes were just right.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was very good, fresh, flavorful, creative. The service however was not good. No one greeted us on arrival, after a minute or two a waitress came by and seated us. Initially the waitress was attentive but then disappeared. I was going to order the djneout menu but she said we both had to so we didn’t. We waited an eternity for a dessert (25 minutes) and I finally had to go find someone else and ask for our bill.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Menu looked great, food was a bit of a disappointment- very middle of the road.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent poke bowl. Food was fresh and the service was excellent. Had lunch there...quite a hum. Catered to our food allergy concerns. Very attentive staff. Re on end highly.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Fantastic!

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Absolutely fantastic. The food was delicious, and the atmosphere was the perfect balance between comfort and class. Our server was friendly and helpful, and the only problem I had was getting to full to try more food!! The tiki drinks were a lot of fun as well!

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3.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Great spot with awesome drinks and the menu options are creative and most importantly, delicious. BUT, the noise level was way to loud. We were a table for two around 6:30pm and we had to lean in to lean in to hear each. Maybe turn up the A/C too. Overall, great spot.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

LOVED the food, temperature of the restaurant was a little warm for a hot summer day trying to escape the heat.

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2018

The food was really outstanding. Every dish was tasty and delicious.
But I will wait for cooler weather to return to Blue Dragon because for some reason, the place borders an too hot to enjoy sitting in for very long. Why can't they cook the place down so it's comfortable for eating??

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3.0Dined on August 7, 2018

We were there for the Boston Restaurant Week Summer 2018.
The starters are all good. However when it comes to the entry, we ordered three different bowl. We found that there are just too much pickle with vinegar. We have to keep drinking water to dilute it. We could not finish half of it.
We also ordered the hamburger which is done very nice.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Great food and experience but restaurant was so hot! Should not be sweating while eating

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Noodles were delicious, dim sum too! And service was well above average.

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3.0Dined on August 3, 2018

We watch Ming's show and the food he prepares with the guest chef's always looks amazing. But the food at Blue Dragon disappointed us. It was ordinary and not well cooked - the garlic chile braised Octopus was rubbery. Th best thing was the duck confit potstickers but they were quite rich and oily - I was glad we were sharing. The sesame powder on the shishito peppers was weirdly tasteless and made them unappetizing. I would not go back.

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2.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Coming from someone who has working in the industry for 15 years it was a bit disappointing. The Octopus was of questionable quality. Also seemed as if every dish was missing something or just plain. Did their herb delivery not come that day? Our first visit shortly after it opened was delicious and set a standard I was hoping to get again and most definitely didn’t...

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Great spot for family dinner after work! We had fun sitting in a corner booth with the spinning table. We ordered lots from each section of the menu and shared. Nobody had a complaint about anything on the menu! The waitress was awesome about letting us know how many of an item came with an order. Very friendly for dietary restrictions (vegetarian and food allergies). Some of our favorites were the Tuna ceviche, BBQ pork pot stickers, chow fun, and whole chicken. Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Very much enjoy Blue Dragon. Amazing that every time we’ve been there Ming Tsai has also been in the restaurant.

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Great menu selections and excellent gluten free menu
Welcoming and Efficient service Discount garage parking available

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Service wa excellent. Food came promptly and accurately. Small, medium, and large plates require nacigstion with a knowledgeable server. That was critical. We were satisfied that our party of eight was well taken care of. The one dessert, cast iron skillet chocolate chip cookie a la mode was tasty. It some variety of desserts would help. A definite place for a repeat visit.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Had a great anniversary dinner! Fun to see Ming Tsai there mingling with the patrons.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Chinese dishes prepared with new combinations of flavors. The BBQ Ribs are spiced beautifully with vibrant asian flavors. All the dumplings are hand-made and yummy. Creative Tiki drinks. Service is friendly and attentive. A Boston favorite!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

This was our first time eating here. My son has a peanut allergy so it was great finding a restaurant with a nut free kitchen. The food was great. Definitely will go back next time we are in the area.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The restaurant was quite busy for early evening, attesting to its popularity. Drinks were delayed due to 'a miscommunication with the bar', which threw off the mood. Nonetheless the plates came out promptly, and everything was delicious. I really enjoyed the retro Tiki bar cocktail offerings, and the Flying Dutchman (Ginever, amaro, and fruit juices) was excellent.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Great food at a great price. Bigger portions than we expected with the noodle dishes. Fun atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Very disappointed. Was a big fan of Blue Ginger. Expected similar . Food was too spicy for us. Each dish had too many discordant ingredients for me. One outstanding dish was the Flatiron steak. It was excellent. They had a shrimp special but were out of shrimp. To add insult to injury we got a $60 parking ticket. Had not realized the meter was in a residential space. Will not return

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3.0Dined on July 15, 2018

We had an overall good meal with the exception that we thought the pork dim sum was rather under cooked and very pink. The waitress took care of it and everything else was very good.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

It is wonderful to have a delicious, completely nut-free destination in Boston. Many thanks to Ming Tsai for cooking a fabulous meal and dessert especially for our teenaged grandson from California three weeks ago. It was the high point of the trip for him. Monday's meal was memorable, too.

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2.0Dined on July 7, 2018

the food has gone down

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Great food with excellent service.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Our waiter smartly directed us to the Clam Noodle Dish - AMAZING. We would have never order it, but now we'll have to have it every time. I'll also be craving Spicy Chicken Rangoon

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Great service. Excellent food. many gluten free options.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Excellent food and experience. Was surprised to have Ming Tsai deliver food to our table.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

highlight was the food but even better: Chef Ming Tsai served us Hawaiian shrimp! He taught us how to deshell the beautiful large prawns and suck the heads and chew the crunchy legs. spicy and delicious! what a wonderful birthday surprise! Will never forget this experience. :)

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

We visited the Blue Dragon with a group of colleagues for a business lunch on a Friday afternoon. Our table was ready immediately, and the staff was very friendly. Very cool setting and the food was even better! Our waitress was so helpful and knowledgeable, she made sure to give proper expectations about level of spiciness and when someone in our group was disappointed (she didn't realize that the poke bowl would be raw fish) she immediately brought a side of chicken to replace the fish. Would highly recommend for both business and fun outings!

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3.0Dined on June 5, 2018

The food was good but a bit too spicy for my tastes. However, the noise level was unbearably loud. So loud that we had to shout to hear each other. We couldn’t leave fast enough. For the high prices, we shouldn’t leave with a headache.

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2.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Had a less than memorable lunch recently. Pork wontons were dry and not very well wrapped so that we ate meatballs with pieces of noodles as opposed to wontons. Ramen was more than al dente and the broth extremely thick. Chicken stirfry was really good and had good flavor. Service was good. Wouldn't recommend it overall and not planning on returning.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Terrific service, the food was phenomenal, and I like how they verify whether anyone in the party has food allergies. Mix of 4 small and medium plates was more than enough for 2 people. Highly recommend and can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Great food, the fried chicken was awesome, broccoli was awesome, pimento cheese was awesome.

Service was super friendly and Jodi is the best

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Service was just OK... pork spare ribs were a major disappointment... The balance of the food was good to very good. I'd go back, but I won't run back...

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We went around 5pm on a Saturday and it was perfect. Not crowded, the waitress was so nice and knowledgeable. They go out of their way to fulfill requests and the owner personally delivered the birthday dessert which was so thoughtful. Loved everything about this place and will definitely be back.

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