Blue Dragon

4.5
252 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Asian
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 252 People Are Saying
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New England
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and by Boston standards reasonably priced.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I have to say I was disappointed. Food was so-so ... kind of bland and not that tasty. Seemed like the fryers needed their oil replaced. Service was slowish. I wish it was better b/c I LOVED Blue Ginger.

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JG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fabulous dinner with exceptional service, the small plates were fun and very well done.

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m
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

We are fans of Ming Tsai from Blue Ginger and have been to Blue Dragon once before. We were very disappointed in the majority of the dishes (the brussel sprouts were an exception and delicious). The sauces seemed to have a very strong (unpleasant) lemon/vinegar/sour taste...the tuna tartare was flavorless and could have benefited from a slice or 2 of jalapeño, sesame seeds/drizzle, soy sauce/ginger. We took my niece who was from Pittsburgh and wanted to share some good food with her. We were bummed.

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J
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible service and food was horrendous. Everything tasted sour!

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s
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good but we expected more from a Ming restaurant.

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s
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service at Blue Dragon was wonderful. They were very accommodating given my food allergies. The waiter had a menu written up for me before I got there with all my options. Food was great!

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New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Shame on you Ming Tsai. Been wanting to go here for year. The food tasted like something that came from Panda Expess. Cocktails were great. Service was great. Your food is simply not good.

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New England
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have one dessert (the cookie skillet), it is so worth it to save room just for that.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Poor mgmt. Octopus should have been named shaved zucchini and 4 slivers of octopus. When we voiced our concern to the manager, she said we hear that from alot of people. If that's the case why don't they change it. She keep saying yes, it's a little light on octopus, multiple times to us. Point of fact, it really have 4 or 5 wafer thin slices of Octo. Best thing on the menu was the crab and pork scotch egg and the short rib.

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MH
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Some of the dishes were really good (duck, lamb lollipops). Some were just OK (Garlic-Chile Braised Octopus). Diverse beers (bottle/can).

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CN
New England
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Poke bowl bland and dumplings meh. Dull food. Surprised

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PW
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I would not recommend the Blue Dragon Restaurant because the food is AWFUL!! The lamb chops weren’t made fresh the food was old and very greasy!! I will never return! I can’t believe that Ming Tsai ownes this establishment!!!!

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AD
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and they even did something special for my Dad's birthday! Service was amazing

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F
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just go! This was our second time and was just as great👍

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MT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. We ordered six or seven appetizers and a couple of orders of dan dan noodles. Everything was so flavorful! We didn't have a single miss in anything we ordered. Drinks were great. Amazing experience.

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D
New England
183 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was beyond our expectations. Everything was delicious. Can't wait to get back.

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G
New England
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visited the Blue Dragon on our anniversary. Arrived a little before our reservation time and ordered a drink at the bar and was then seated promptly at our reservation time. Ordered several different items from the menu all of which were excellent. The pork and scallion dim sum and deviled eggs were particularly good.
Service was attentive but not overbearing. Did not feel rushed in any way.

Overall, a very good dining experience. Not the place to go if you want a quiet romantic dinner but definitely an excellent choice if you want to have great food with great drinks.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Decent Asian fusion food. If you’re looking for the old Blue Ginger, you’ll be disappointed! It’s a new concept more casual and small bite food. Excellent beer list.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff are always top notch and the food to die for. 🙌

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j
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent for food allergies!!

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DO
New England
17 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a client dinner at Blue Dragon. I was looking for a different experience and one with small plates and great drinks so we could enjoy the evening. Blue Dragon was fantastic! We absolutely loved the evening

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WP
Cleveland
53 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Pork belly bao followed by the skillet baked cookie topped with vanilla ice cream is perfect. Innovative menu, fun sharing meal with friends.

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TK
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing menu! The staff was very friendly and helpful as we dined.

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c
New England
35 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Not as good as expected...perhaps we ordered "wrong." All the dishes were very salty and soggy - the brisket potstickers (absolutely soaking in sauce, flabby and unappetizing), the duck fried rice, the pu pu platter with the beef sate, chicken wings etc. (The spring rolls were delicious). Seemed like way too much seasoning, too rich, too much soy, too much hoisin. As I said, perhaps the combination of dishes we ordered needed to be tempered by something a little fresher/crunchier/plainer - the noodles maybe (which looked great on a nearby table), or a veggie dish. The ambience was really nice, low lights, cool vibe in a nice small space...we'll go again. The first visit was great, so maybe the third will even it out.

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EL
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best restaurant in Boston. The food is absolutely incredibly. I’ve been multiple times and can’t wait to go back. My favorite orders are the pu pu platter, Kung pao asparagus, and Dan Dan noodles! Delicious.

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SP
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Interesting menu, delicious food, nice addition to the oriental restaurant scene.

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Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Food was average and muddled in flavor. Some dishes seemed to have little in common with the namesakes that inspired them—and by that I mean bold flavors and inspired pairings were not really to be found. Had the appetizer platter and chow fun noodles. Noodles were boring. Only the ribs on the platter wouldn’t have been a disappointment if ordered on their own. Failures in seasoning. Lack of flavor. A mediocre fusion restaurant. Disappointed.

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BB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

You can never go wrong with this absolute gem in Fort Point.

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TM
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ordered 4 items, of which three were outstanding!! But the signature "chicken wings" were very disappointing; they were almost tasteless, and it took forever for the chicken wings to arrive at the table!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and allergy awareness.

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MB
New England
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredibly delicious- the sliders and french fries were the best I've ever had!

Only downside is that it's noisy and can be hard to hear conversations, which is a problem is so many new restaurants that are designed using hard surfaces and high ceilings.

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JS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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AW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

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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AL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

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

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TJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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L
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

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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