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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
Website
Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Elegant American dining in Needham Heights

Blue on Highland offers a terrific, upscale dining experience in the heart of Needham Heights, within walking distance of the commuter rail station. As passengers from the Boston train had just disembarked one weekday evening, the lively bar filled up quickly. The dining room is large with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
CoolAZMom
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Phoenix, Arizona
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Phoenix, Arizona
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84 reviews 84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Blue on Highland offers a terrific, upscale dining experience in the heart of Needham Heights, within walking distance of the commuter rail station. As passengers from the Boston train had just disembarked one weekday evening, the lively bar filled up quickly. The dining room is large with large modern artwork on the walls; fortunately, tasteful restraint of the color blue... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Blue on highland has come into its prime. In the past year the menu has evolved into a wide array of pastas, chicken, fresh seafood, and creative chef inspired dishes. The atmoshpere and decor is eclectic and lively. You gotta check this place out. Ask for Scott he is the GM and will definetly make your experience a great one.... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My husband and I have eaten at this restaurant many times.The atmosphere is very nice for a neighborhood place.The new winter salad and the grilled seasoned salmon is a winner.Our waitress Nicolle I was very friendly and nice.We brought our grandson and he had the steak tips and he enjoyed his meal .He was allowed to get a sundae which... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Great atmosphere for drinks after work or an evening out for dinner. In the summer months the floor to ceiling windows open to create an outdoor atmosphere. Excellent drinks at the bar.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

My duck salad was awesome. My husband and friends said their choices Of sandwiches with fries was fine. I felt my drink for $11.00 was watered down. Our waiter was the highlight of the visit . He was friendly, funny, and helpful.

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Boston
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A great place to meet for either a casual or business lunch. The food is consistently good. The daily risotto is a highlight but I always order the mussels and have never been disappointed. Additionally the evening crowd is upscale and lively. Only question; why do they open the windows on a busy street in the summer? If you enjoy... More 

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needham
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The food here is nothing special. The menu never changes. Nice space and fine service but the food is not a high point.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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118 reviews 118 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

When visiting our family in Needham we had passed this restaurant multiple times. We decided to try it tonight with our children and grandchildren and were quite pleased. Nice atmosphere - a little noisy but that is because they are child friendly and it was an early reservation. A very diverse and reasonably priced menu. Everything was well prepared and... More 

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boston
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

One of the great finds from this quiet suburban. The menu has plenty to choose from. Wonderful service by our waiter. I personally like the crab cakes, and steak. It was cooked perfectly.

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Prosper, Texas, United States
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111 reviews 111 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I ate here while in town for business. The food was delicious (Lobster roll!), and the atmosphere was lively. I really enjoyed the meal, and will definitely be back next time I'm in town.

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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

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?