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Blue on Highland

882 Highland Ave, Needham, MA 02494-1339
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Ranked #21 of 56 restaurants in Needham
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Mark Lee
Transit: MBTA Needham Heights train stop
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Needham, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

My wife and I stopped by for a light meal and a fun drink. We really enjoyed the Pomegranate Cosmo and the Margarita along with the yummy bread and dipping sauces. Then we had the Guacamole. You wouldn't think this would be a guac place but a very generous portion of yummy guac was delivered in the traditional stone molcajete... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This excellent restaurant is tucked away in Needham on a busy street. I discovered it through my niece who lives in Acton. I believe she read a local review which peeked her interest. The ambiance is pleasant and friendly the only draw back is its proximity to the street. Traffic noise can intrude, especially the occasional transit of emergency vehicles.... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

this is a fine addition to the casual local scene, Reservations are accepted and honored. the menu provides ample diverse selections, and the service is reliably good. Best of all, the tables are spaced in such a way as to allow for private conversation, and the noise level is reasonable, unlike most other places. reccomend this for dinner with friends... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This was a perfect choice for lunch. We had 2 different salads, both generous portions and the freshest of ingredients. Even though it was quite packed it was blissfully NOT noisy and we could talk and not feel rushed. A great find

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Needham, MA
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I took my teenager and my elderly mother-in-law to this restaurant for the jazz brunch. We arrived a few minutes before the restaurant opened and were the second party seated. We waited over ten minutes for the waitress to take our order. Then we waited another half hour. Just as my mother-in-law asked me why the waitress wasn't bringing any... More

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Needham, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We eat here at least three to four times per year. The service, food and drink are always great. Good bar scene on Thursday nights and during football season it is great to grab a drink here on Monday nights.

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Needham, Massachusetts
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great place to go out with a friend for an end-of-day glass of wine and a shared plate of parmesan fries with a truffle-chive dipping sauce. mmmmm!!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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135 reviews 135 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I do not agree with the previous negative reviews. My guest had the salmon wrap; I had the open steak sandwich. Both were deliciously prepared. The staff was very nice and the dining room pleasant. Not too loud. It's great to have a reliable restaurant locally. Give it a try. They seem like nice folks.

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Wheaton, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

This place was highly recommended by our hotel staff. They must be getting a kick back because the food was pretty average and overpriced.

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Needham, Massachusetts
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Just back from meeting a friend at the bar for a bite...it was a highly mediocre experience. We each had a beer and then ordered the guacamole...it was utterly tasteless. The texture was just the way I like it, chunky rather than creamy, but there was no taste. I asked for some sriracha which did little to liven it up...it... More

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