Blue Dragon

4.6
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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 option is an incredibly simple process that can be done through a quick call and pick up at the host stand. We are also on delivery platforms Caviar and Door Dash

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JonM
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Simply the food at my local Chinese American restaurant is better than Blue Dragon with much better value. Many of the dishes are fried/cooked and then topped with a salty sauce. When a frozen cookie/ice cream combo is the best part of dinner, it is a sad night out after paying more than $170. We wish we would have spent that money many more times at a place with greater value.

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vipLaurenP
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Dine Out week and it was above and beyond what we expected! I’d heard great things about Blue Dragon, but the service was really fantastic, the food (both quantity and quality) was tremendous. Will definitely be going back!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun was delicious! love the atmosphere

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Karen
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious drinks, good food. Nice atmosphere for a group.

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Porter
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BD don't sell out, one of the few repeatable great choices to eat in the Fort point Channel area

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jjhmolbio
New England
41 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome and plentiful! Service was fantastic and I got rock star parking! Definitely a great choice for restaurant week!!

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DanielQ
New England
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Dine Out menu and options compared to the whole list.

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BrieS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Went here on a Wed evening for Boston Restaurant Week. Service was extremely slow because there was only 1 server for about 8 tables. If you're going to participate in restaurant week you should probably staff more servers, she was great though! I wish I could remember her name. The food was very salty and I felt sick the entire next day. Also the music did not match the vibe. It has an asian modern bar theme but hip hop rap music. Not great for a Wed evening crowd of business professionals. Also the bathroom has a window in it that looks directly into the kitchen, why?!

JP
JenniferP
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The place was very noisy and the seating exceptionally uncomfortable. We were put into a high-top table without discussion. The drinks were good as was the food. The dandan noodles were outstanding, really fantastic, as were the brussels sprouts. The pickled vegetables were rubbery but the deviled eggs were nice. The fried chicken was desiccated. The dessert was chocolate chip cookie in a pan and, though fine, don't kid yourself -- in a blind taste test, you'd favor the version at Applebee's.

So, if you're imagining that Blue Dragon is just Blue Ginger in Boston, erase this from your mind. Blue Ginger was remarkable from beginning to end, Blue Dragon is meh.

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Rainbow
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good for a few apps and a drink. Salty food.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Blue Dragon and were especially surprised when Ming Tsai himself brought the food to our table. He was very down to earth and personable. The food was exceptional!!! So happy to see a couple Filipino dishes on the menu (sisig and lumpia was one of the night’s specials). Would highly recommended this restaurant!!!

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baskim
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time there and we love it! Great food and environment.

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AndreaH
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and experience. Would definitely come back. Great value and menu.

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Danielle
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was different in terms of selections and flavors but we enjoyed it! Would probably go back again

JK
vipJustinK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic! Food was even better than I remember it and the service was great.

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EvaH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

You don't want to miss this place when visiting Boston.

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StacyQ
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried two of the signature cocktails and both were fabulous. All the snacks and small plates were ordered were delicious - such a wonderful combination of flavors in each dish.

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vipTchickpoomTchickpoom
New England
20 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Maybe time to update some of the dining tables and chairs...Other than this, always a treat to be eating at Chef Ming’s gastro pub. Delicious fusion food experience- very nice service- (winds list by the glass...looking for more options ;)- overall, highly recommended!

PT
PhillipT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Surprisingly casual compared to the Blue Ginger in Wellesley. Not what I expected, but good.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ming does a great job.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the coolest spot in Boston. Awesome staff, bar staff are great too. Great vibe, awesome food and great value.

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FelixG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Entire staff from the hostess to the waitress and the manager were fantastic

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RichardI
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife is a huge fan of Ming Tsai and after our valentines dinner experience at this restaurant I am too! We had the valentines dinner special and we were not disappointed! Great/unique food with great service and atmosphere...don’t miss this experience

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gusterviv
New England
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the Valentines Day menu, which was SUCH A GREAT DEAL!!! James greeted & seated us and was so kind. Joe provided fantastic service. Thank you to everyone at BD for a fantastic & delicious evening.

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Tsac
New England
23 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a delish meal and great night out. Drinks were unique, smooth and fun, food was creative and yummy and service was impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place does not look like much on the exterior, but it is totally opposite of that inside - very nice ambience, overflowing with lively & lovely crowd on a regular Thursday lunch time, not even Friday! All dishes looked really nice, and my Blue Dragon burger with teriyaki onions was nothing short of amazing! Definitely would wanna go back!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service and ambiance was excellent! Food was good but a few dishes were very salty and we were unable to finish them because of that (deviled eggs, Brussels sprouts). I will go back because it was a fun experience but I will l try other items on the menu.

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CaseyF
New England
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so impressed by my entire experience here! Everything from the flavor of the food, reasonable prices, strong delicious cocktails, pleasant servers, and ambiance were right on point. My only criticism is that I ordered and ate too much! I’m a fan of modern Asian fusion cuisine AND tapas so this was a perfect spot. They definitely didn’t cheap you out about the drinks (a little too strong for me) but you really get your money’s worth!

KL
vipKateL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I’m very sad to be saying this because Blue Dragon has been a favorite go to for us for at least a year, but this last visit was mediocre. Our server was totally absent even though the restaurant was not full (we had an 8.45 reservation on a Thursday. We had to track down another staff member who was busy cleaning tables to be served. The chicken satay special appetizer was undercooked and underwhelming and the famous Dan Dan Noodles that we ALWAYS order did not deliver. We hope this was just a fluke, because we love Blue Dragon and it’s usually on point!

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vipfoodieinboston
New England
21 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently wonderful every time we eat here. We've come for date nights, bachelorette parties, friend dates, and visiting friends here. Perfect for any occasion! Some favorites are any of their potstickers, the huge thai bbq short rib, and the wok stirred chow fun. You cannot go wrong with anything you get here. Also, their cocktails are amazing. I love the Thai Basil Smash! Every dish is flavorful, fun, and delicious.

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RandyM
New England
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Dragon is a great example of Chinese fusion done right!! The Duck fried rice with mangos was an unexpected delight, plenty of duck meat and the rice was cooked just right with the mix of mangos as a wonderful fusion combination.

Cocktails were good and to finished the meal we had the cookie in the skillet with ice cream which was super delicious.

The restaurant itself was a beehive of activity and considering the location on Melcher Street a pleasant surprise.

Check it out, you won’t be disappointed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An Asian fusion staple. We come here for a change of scene/ celebrate without breaking the bank. Everyone is always super nice when we’re there, they’re happy to accommodate to dietary changes and special events. The server is always polite and patient to explain the food and make solid recommendations.

MG
vipMattG
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I've never had a bad meal at Blue Dragon, it's one of my favorite restaurants in Boston! I also went with friends who are vegan and have Gluten allergies and there were plenty of items on the menu to accommodate that. The cookie skillet is also a must anytime you go!

GK
GKF2019
New England
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

I love Ming Tsai and have wanted to dine here since it’s inception. Sadly it did not live up to exceptions especially having been a patron of Blue Ginger. I brought two co-workers who agreed that they would not return. We had dumplings, spring rolls, house ramen, a bowl, and chicken stir fry. It saddens me to write this review.

DB
vipDaarulB
New England
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was too salty. I found the food too salty. If there was one thing I'd fix, it'd be too much salt in the food.

KS
KarenS
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the atmosphere at the blue dragon. The Thai BBQ short rib is amazing. That is my favorite item on the menu. But everything is delicious. We have a dairy allergy in our family and the waitresses are very knowledgeable about the menu and very aware and helpful. I will definitely be returning to The Blu Dragon.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service!

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alexg
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant - great food. They accommodated a change from 8 to 9 people last minute. Very loud - difficult to talk to more than one third of the table

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vipLinda
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service staff, we sat at the bar. One of our dishes needed to go back and they took it back and made it right. As well, they took it off our bill and provided us a round of drinks for the inconvenience. Mark of a great restaurant is how to resolve issues in a positive manner.

LA
vipLouA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was actually disappointing- ordered several things to share - some things were ok while others were not. Looked forward to trying this place but sadly nothing would really entice me to return.

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Blue Dragon offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 338-8585.

Blue Dragon is rated 4.6 stars by 510 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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