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Blue Dragon

4.4
186 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Asian
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Casual
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 186 People Are Saying
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4.3
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

My husband and I had reservations. We got right in. No wait. Food came out super fast. Everything was super fresh but we weren’t too impressed with the tapas or the selection. Maybe it was an off night for us. Was hoping to meet Ming but he was out of town.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

A perfect experience from top to bottom. Cannot recommend this place enough. It’s my go to for every occasion, including a random Tuesday night.

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Trusted spot!

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

The food is not as good as expected when compared to their price.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

In from out of town and so glad we choose Blue Dragon.

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3.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We went because of our prior experiences at Blue Ginger. Certainly not the same experience. Much more casual. It was fine but not anything special. My wife found a hair in her food.
Waitress was apologetic. We may try it again.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Consistently great food. Friendly helpful staff. Great drinks. You can't top Blue Dragon.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Chef delivered food most of the night. Great variety in the selection. Lot of different regional flavors. Staff was friendly and helpful.

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1.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Awful food

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Great food and I got to talk to Ming!

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2.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Not worth your money. I won't recommend and I won't go back. Small portion for the price.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We were visiting in Boston for a couple of days and being big fans of Ming Tsai we wanted to go to one of his restaurants. We were not disappointed! The staff was very accommodating with our seating requests - we didn’t want to sit on stools as we have back issues. We had 5 dishes. All were terrific and just the right size. We really liked the Duck confit potstickers and the house pickled vegetables. The wait staff was very attentive. It was noisy, both because it was full and the fact that the windows were open onto the street. We would go back again.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

I decided on Blue Dragon because I've been there a number of times and have always enjoyed the experience. I reserved a table for three for 730. GIven that I needed to enter a credit card with my reservation, I assumed that we would get prompt seating at the appointed time. My entire party was there on time (actually a hot second early). No table was ready at the time of the reservation (we actually had to wait a bit) and when we were sat, we were seated at a two person table, which was a bit tight given the tapas/share style of the restaurant, and, you know, that we were three grown ups.

Given the bumpy start, I was kind of ready to give a salty review, but I was actually pretty impressed at the turnaround. Our server was helpful and attentive (and not overcompensatingly so). The restaurant immediately brought over a few complimentary snacks for us to have while we were decidng on food. And, though a little late, once the party next to us moved, offered to consolidate tables to give us a little more space. We over ordered, but took the leftovers home and enjoyed what was left later in the week.

I would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Fantastic food, fun tiki drinks, great atmosphere. Great night out

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2.0Dined on April 27, 2018

The noise level was horrible! The menu seemed interesting but the food was unremarkable, and high-calorie. However, the place is extremely popular. I have much respect for Ming Tsai, but I'll stick to Blue Ginger.

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3.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Nothing special. Ordinary food, ordinary service but great cocktail (Thai basil). Was expecting more given the chef

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Arrived 25 minutes before reservation and was seated immediately. When restaurant is busy, they give you a time limit so it was good we were early and could spend 1.45 hours eating. Otherwise they allow 1.15 hours which is fast when out with friends for a Saturday night dinner.
Food was excellent. Great flavors and variety. Loved sharing small plates so you can try more menu items.
Waitress was sweet and bubbly. Helped us navigate menu and advised on food quantity.
All in all a wonderful dining experience.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

It was one of the best meals I’ve ever had! And being celiac everything was gluten free which made it 10x better!!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Fun tapas spot in Seaport. Creative food, great ambiance and service.

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3.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Came because of their amazing gluten-free options and attention to detail of food allergies. Service was not very good- waiter was inattentive and didn’t even say hi or welcome or tell us his name when we sat. The veggies were good- Brussels sprouts were my favorite. Veggie stir fry was very salty. Probably wouldn’t go back.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

took my eight year old daughter at 5PM for the fried whole chicken and "The Cookie". We both ate like animals and The Cookie.... soooooo good!

Ming is the Man!

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This is a fun place with a great concept, however, we found every dish to be quite over-salted (even the tuna tartare due to the super salty house made chips it went with). It is still a very fun room, and we will continue to go for a cocktail when we are in the mood for a loud and social and fun bar scene. Bt, for dinner, again? I really doubt it.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Excellent service and food but the restaurant is too noisy for good conversation.

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2.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Blue Dragon is fine but everything it is trying to do is done much better by Tiger Mama

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

What a fun spot this is. Creative menu and cocktails and everything is executed well.

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

I was excited to try Blue Dragon on our trip to Boston. We made a reservation on Open Table, which required a credit card, even for a lunch reservation. I immediately found this strange because when we arrived at 1pm the restaurant was practically empty. I had requested a booth, but all the had were high top tables ad benches. After being sat in the corner next to the door, the waitress/hostess asked us for our order before I even had my coat off. After telling her we weren't ready yet, she disappeared for 15 minutes. The GM walked by us several times with menus closed and no drinks in the table and didn't stop once to ask us if we needed anything. When the waitress finally took our drink and food order, she forgot my drink from the bar. When she brought out my daughters meal, without my meal, I finally got the chance to ask for my drink. When my daughter was done eating, they finally brought my meal. Thank goodness the House Ramen was delicious. The pork belly, poached egg and broth were smoky and juicy! Unfortunately the service seems to be destroying the good food this restaurant has to offer. Hopefully the front of House gets it together soon!

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1.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The food was not flavorful - For the various dishes we tried for Restaurant Week, not even one of them stood out as something I'd return for. I expected so much more! Very disappointing!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We came here for Boston's restaurant week. The food was very good, but the variety seemed to be lacking. There were six of us, so we could get one of each snack and dim sum option. Most of those choices seemed to be some variety of fried. The main courses had more variety, and taste could be summed up as "bold." I can see how a more delicate palate could say the food wasn't good, but that wasn't our experience this time. The drinks were strong and tasty, staff friendly, and the dessert cookie was the highlight of the meal.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Food was incredible!

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Highlights were the pork and scallion wontons, brisket bulgogi pot stickers, Brussels sprouts and the Thai basil cocktail. The chicken tempura was over cooked and resembled fried rather than tempura. Overall very good and we will be back. BTW not a good value for restaurant week.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The food was both delicious and the right amount to make you full. However the staff was not attentive enough to notice when I was missing a plate or needed another drink

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The food was creative, but a few of the dishes had a similar feel to them due to the chili oils used. We told the waitress we wanted mild dishes, but some were too spicy for those in our threesome. Portions were larger than most tapas meals so we could not finish it all, which seemed wasteful. Only small dish was the deviled egg-which was ONE deviled egg for three people?? We ordered an extra veggie, and I wish the waitress had told us about the portions. The waitstaff started off as very friendly, but something happened at the end of the meal and we waited ages for our last dish and dessert which we boxed up to go. We told the manager and he presented the bill. I noticed he took off our sodas which was nice, but there was no comment/apology for the very long wait. I paid and we still had to ask again and wait additionally for the wings that the someone forgot about. I was with my elderly mother and It was much noisier than we anticipated. Better for young, hip crowd. I was excited to try the restaurant and left with an "eh" feeling at the end. Probably will not recommend this place above the many other choices in Boston.

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1.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Our Food took FOREVER to get to us. Funny enough, the table by us got their food and dessert on time even though they got to the restaurant a SOLID 20 mins after we arrived. The service here SUCKS - our waitress had no opinion about the menu and in the middle of our meal (while waiting for our entree) a random server decides to ask us again is we were ready to order. The food is decent, i'll admit that much but l won't be coming back to a restaurant where I feel like I do not matter. Oh not to mention that our food came out in a disordered fashion - side dish but no entree????.. . I would hate to think it's because i'm black this is why my service sucked but this is my humble opinion/experience.

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