Two words. Short Rib
We went to Blue Dragon for our teen daughter's birthday. We enjoyed sharing the small plates and sampled many of the dishes on the menu. Really loved the dumplings and tuna tartar.
Not bad but nothing special, considering Ming Tsai. Expensive for what you get. Blue Ginger is a better value (price vs quality)
Cold draft... otherwise great!
Great evening as Blue Dragon, as always. Service was knowledgable and friendly. We enjoyed the Kung Pau Brussel Sprouts which were tangy with a hint of heat, a special shrimp and crab potsticker, sweet and sour pork ribs which were tender and delish, as well as the Dan Dan Noodles which never disappoint. Cocktails were on point as usual-Thai Basil Smash (so good!) and Cucumber Gimlet. You can never go wrong at Blue Dragon.
Fantastic. Great food. Great drinks. Fun menu. Great service. Ming Tsai at his best. Would go back anytime.
Excellent as always. Hands down the best and most consistent dining experience in Fort Point.
We wanted to visit Blue Dragon, after having enjoyed many years dining at Blue Ginger.
We were not disappointed! Very different vibe, much more casual - even more casual than Blue Ginger's bar scene. Amazing service staff, super chill and as imagined super yummy.
We dined at the 'chef's table' next to the kitchen and shared our dishes family style.
An intimate experience in an energized atmosphere. Don't miss this one.
Very innovative, delicious cuisine, dessert cookie is very tasty!
Good food. Good service. Easy location to U ER to in Boston. Restaurant was extremely loud, though. I had to almost yell to hear my wife.
We had a great experience including creative food, good service, and exciting atmosphere. We ordered a ton and would recommend the Chicken Rangoon and Dan Dan noodles above all else. However we also liked the Beef Bulgogi pot stickers and Udon noodles.
Great food in a casual environment. Great for those with allergies or intolerances.
My son has food allergies and Ming Tsai’s restaurant s have been safe and accommodating. We used to frequent Blue ginger and now this is our new fave. The food and service were wonderful! Thank you to our server Sara!
My family and I frequently visited Ming Tsai's previous restaurant, Blue Ginger, so we wanted to check out Blue Dragon, his new gastro pub.
I loved how Blue Dragon, primarily a social venue, can accommodate large parties in its lazy-susan styles of dishes . The depth and quality of food is a notch below Blue Ginger, but different than his previous restaurant is the hospitality and warmness of this Blue Dragon. The vegetarian egg rolls and cookies skillet are a must. Most importantly, the atmosphere of Blue Dragon is conducive to a great conversation.
The food and drinks were amazing! Service was a bit off, which is weird because it wasn't a particularly busy night...
Had such a great time last night at blue dragon. We tried the fish tacos, Brussel sprouts, lime chili pita chips, and the begogi potstickers. Everything was FABULOUS!! The martinis were amazing, staff was terrific! Our waitress recommended all that we tried and she was spot on. I highly recommend blue dragon.
I was not a fan of having to share a table with another group of people especially because we had made a reservation weeks ahead. It wasn’t a huge deal, but we didn’t want to share a table space with others.
Some of the items we ordered were uneatable
Food was disappointing as was the atmosphere
Service was good
Loved the location. Great service. Food portions were very small for the price although great flavor and creativity. Drinks overpriced also.
Thank you to the Staff of Blue Dragon - especially Sarah Ann and her amazing service and more importantly conversation. While I am not local to the Boston area, I would recommend this establishment for anyone who wants an amazing meal and drinks but also for folks that have to deal with food allergies. This is the safest option for food allergy sufferers that I have ever seen and "they get it" due to the work of the staff and Chef Tsai's desire to build a safe option and cuisine for everyone!
Food was disappointing, seating options not very comfortable and worst of all, the staff was not friendly at all. This what not what I expected.
Highly overrated. Ming surely was not cooking, or does not cook here often... that is our guess from the taste of our food. Have loved Ming's show for years, and, this only left us missing the brilliance of Blue Ginger. Ridiculously missing Blue Ginger. Definitely pass over and choose another spot nearby. I'd say this is just as mediocre as PABU. When the Whole Foods hot bar, "dumplings, potstickers, and sushi" taste better, that is a sad realization; $9.99/lb. grocery store option both tastier and less expensive, than these small plate / courses. Not sure how these "new" joints are getting away with lackluster food and higher prices, but, a second warning, PABU was another huge disappointment for us.
Never disappoints. Everything was amazing
We love Blue Dragon and cane for my sons birthday. Delicious cocktails and inventive food but our birthday dessert cookie took 30 minutes!!!
I saw Ming Tsai in a recent documentary and heard he was on TV as an “iron chef”. The way he talked himself and his chef skills let me to believe I would be up for a great food experience at his restaurant . So when I visited Boston for business from NYC I booked a table at Blue Dragon, one of his two restaurants. The place looks nice and was busy. As I asked the waiter what specifically he would recommend he said more or less everything. Already a sign of poor service. As I ordered many appetizers to get a flavor of this restaurant food diversity I could taste anything good. What supposed to be a spicy garlic-ginger bok choy (according to that same waiter) Was blend and uninteresting . The shishito peppers were the worst I have ever had anywhere in the world (I had shishito peepers in many restaurants and countries ). How can one even mess up a fried shishito peppers: well blue dragon will serve those peppers a bit hard and completely blend taste. The King Pao Brussels sprouts were good ! But that is the only good thing along with the sriracha hot sauce that I used to enhance the meal. The sriracha was probably the best taste in that table . I tried a special: artichoke dip with watercress . So disappointing : any sports bar in NY gives you better dips ! The octopus was hard and again no flavor . The flavor I recon hitting most my palate was .. salt. Salt in everything ! The rice with duck .. I tasted it and really could not eat much .. overall one of the worst food experiences at a high price (nothing is cheap at Blue Dragon). This restaurant would not survive a week in nyc ! I then left and went to China town across the channel and ordered a delicious eggplant meal at Gourmet Dumpling House !!!
One thing I loved about this place is that the server didn't rush us. The food is served tapas style and comes out relatively quickly - because of this, she made sure to course out the dishes so we didn't feel overwhelmed. The food was fantastic (brisket bulgogi potstickers - wow!) and the drinks were fun and delicious. I definitely recommend this spot!
The food was good, as usual but our server was horrible. She was not friendly and got our order wrong.
My wife who is the real foodie commented that everything seemed to have the same taste, no real unique flavors with respect to the seasoning on the dishes that we had; puppus for two, spring roll, short rib. Duck pot stickers were the exception;
Also we had a reservation and they initially seated us in 2 uncomfortable chairs facing out to the street; did not ask what type of seating we would like; we ended up sitting at the bar;
No real huge complaints, no mind-blowing food, thus the 3 star rating
So so service. Food was good.
Food was a bit over spiced and over salted. Some dishes just ok, others very good.
We always like Ming Tsai's restaurant Blue Ginger. Blue Dragon is so much more convenient for us though, we always seem to end up there. The food is always good (not great) but the service is never very friendly, the tables are way to close together (when you get up your rear is in your neighbor's plate) and the prices are high for what you get. Although we arrived on time for our reservations our table wasn't ready (since the restaurant was virtually empty we were confused) but we had a drink at the bar. I can honestly say that the bartender took our order and delivered our drinks without saying one single word to us. Drinks were good although $$. For appetizers we had the edamame (excellent), the shrimp shumai (overcooked) and the wontons (good). For entrees I tried the Chow Fun (stir-fried veggies). I added mushrooms ($8 extra????) and it was one-note. Nothing wrong with it, but nothing special. I tried to get a side of rice (which they charged me for) but it never came. Hubby had the venison special which he loved. It was cooked just as ordered and was very tender. Our server was efficient, but again wasn't friendly at all - maybe it's a rule there???? Although our meal was flawed, we've had much worse. This is still high quality food and we'll probably come back again.
I have never had a bad meal here. The chicken is amazing!
Great atmosphere and the service was fantastic!
We shared the shrimp special for 28.00 and that's all you got besides some green beans on top.
We had to remove the heads and shells off of shrimp, very messy not worth the value.
The Mai Tia's were full of shaved ice, 3 sips and your finished, not worth the 14.00 ea.
First time at Blue Dragon, 7PM on Friday (after Thanksgiving): lots of empty chairs and 80's rock a little too loud. We ordered the "pu-pu" platter and a few other things, all pretty good with unusual seasoning/ flavoring typical of Ming's "east-meets-west" schtick. The variety of appetizers and small plates should allow anybody to find something to like. By the time we left, the place was jumping, still a bit too loud for my taste.
Menu was not expansive but everything we tried was superb! Must try the fried chicken-pack leftovers. The chicken was delicious a day later - even cold! Leave room for The Cookie!
Extremely disappointing. The duck confit appetizer had an off taste and lacked any "pop". The octopus appetizer (when you could find the octopus) could have been better if not for an overwhelming amount of ginger and "green" slices. The noodle dish was tasty but should have been characterized as a "carrot dish" and the noodles has a burnt taste which lingered. Thank goodness we ordered a good bottle of wine.
Our waiter was excellent and the manager did address our concerns. I would be hard pressed to return to this restaurant, especially when Boston has so many other fabulous restaurants.
We had been to Blue Dragon right after it opened several years ago, and remembered it as a comfortable, hip place with good food, so we suggested it when we met friends in the city for a drink and small meal before they headed to Logan for an evening flight. Other than the service, which was outstanding -- very attentive but not intrusive --, our experience was really disappointing, especially the food. Our friends had heard of Ming Tsai, so expectations were high, but even for a non-celebrity chef, the dishes we tried, while presented interestingly, were mediocre at best . The Kung Pao Brussells Sprouts were the only item that we felt was actually seasoned, but they were chopped so fine that what we got were mostly charred "leaves". We had the same criticism of the octopus -- it was sliced so thinly that it was dry and tasteless, although the accompanying salad was good. The fish on the fish and chips was badly overcooked, although the french fries were better. The fried rice we ordered was also overcooked and under-seasoned. Sadly, I have to say that the beer and wine lists were uninspiring too. We won't be going back -- there are so many more interesting and tastier places to dine in the area.
Terrific, flavorful food. Fabulous, friendly, professional, laid back service. Will go back very soon!
My wife and I dined here for the first time on my 65th birthday. The cocktail I chose, My Favorite Mistake, was lovely--light and bright. I ordered the appetizer special, Crab Rangoons, which were delicate and delicious. Although our waitress cautioned that the Dan Dan Noodles would be spicy, they were just right for my palate. For dessert, my wife and I shared The Cookie, a skillet-baked chocolate chip cookie fresh from the oven (I first typed "fresh from the heaven"--a Freudian slip!) topped with vanilla ice cream, which melted perfectly (not too fast) over the cookie. The dessert arrived with a flaming birthday candle in the ice cream, a thoughtful touch. Quite a bit later, as we left the restaurant, the waitress who'd served the dessert called out cheerfully, "Happy Birthday!" All in all, a delightful evening. We'll be back!