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Blue on Highland

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882 Highland Ave, Needham, MA 02494-1339 (Mark Lee)
MBTA Needham Heights train stop
781-444-7001
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good meal; good value for money

the atmosphere is very good. service is nice, helpful and fast. I was a bit disappointed with the quality of my food. I would give the food only 3 bubbles. but the price was very reasonable

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2015
EJT1966
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Needham, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We had dinner at Blue on Highland with friends. The restaurant has a relaxing atmosphere and very good food. We especially liked the salmon. The Greek salad entrée is huge so if you order it, you may want to share it. It is easy to park in the nearby lots.

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Thank Rick02492
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

the atmosphere is very good. service is nice, helpful and fast. I was a bit disappointed with the quality of my food. I would give the food only 3 bubbles. but the price was very reasonable

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Thank EJT1966
Boston, Massachusetts
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382 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Recently renovated and feels open and new. A lot of selection from sandwiches to entrees. A good option for a meal in Needham with a little something for everyone.

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Thank Adam R
Reading, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Team dinner here, nice variety on the menu and friendly service. Not cheap by any means but certainly not extortionately priced. Menu made it tough to pick just one dish and quality of food was very pleasing.

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Thank Mark H
Columbia
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

So often you hear about a great local place with great food . And your first inclination is to think been there done that and so here we go again another disappointment ... Well not this night .. We arrived early , being I had been traveling all day and to say 5:30 pm wasn't really the ideal dinner hour... More 

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Thank Larry R
Connecticut
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191 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Recently renovated - no longer tired looking. Have had many meals here over the past several years. Six of us last night. Two with Blue Burgers, one of which turkey instead of beef. Remainder some variant of salad with add on. My iceberg wedge with crumbled blue cheese, bacon bits, cherry tomatoes, carrots with blue cheese dressing & seared tuna... More 

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Thank Doubleeagle
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Recent renovations makes this a modern upscale restaurant. Friendly bar with tables around it for eating. Consistently excellent food (I love the Salmon) and great service. Relaxed atmosphere. My husband and I eat here very often. I would highly recommend it!

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Thank Virginia C
Needham, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The service and surroundings were fine. The food was ordinary-had expected innovative. I had asked for a cup of hot water with my meal=learned long ago from an Indian friend that hot water aids digestion. I was billed $1.00 for the use of the cup. When I asked the waitress why we were not billed for the use of the... More 

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Thank Carol F
Massachusetts
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Our friends had suggested Blue to meet for dinner. Very cool and chic atmosphere, loved the open space and the booths looked extremely comfortable. We were seated in a half booth which was just as nice. The bar area looked very upscale and was hopping throughout the evening. There were also tables in the bar area by the front window... More 

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Thank Linda P
Sharon, Massachusetts
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179 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Nice lively place but not too loud. Good atmosphere and pleasant knowledgeable waiters. Food was excellent and fairly priced but certainly not cheap. We've been there a few times already and will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 882 Highland Ave, Needham, MA 02494-1339
    (Mark Lee)
  • Public Transportation: MBTA Needham Heights train stop
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Needham
  • Phone Number: 781-444-7001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?