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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 - 10:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 12
    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
Very good service and ambience

We had been here once before, years ago, but had been holding a gift card for some time --- won in a silent auction. It had no expiration date, luckily. The decor and service were excellent, and even the occasional nearby commuter train sounds lent a romantic touch, surprisingly enough. The food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My second time for lunch here. If you plan to go right at 12-1 pm it is best to make a reservation as this place fills up. There is seating at the bar but I think the kitchen can get slammed when it is super busy. Last time I went at 12:30 and this time at 2 pm - it... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

it was actually great! I miss Heights Pharmacy as much as the next local, but Blue on Highland has turned out to be a long lasting pillar of the neighborhood. The burgers and pizza and poke have always been good (although the poke has gotten a bit pricey), and you always knew you were going to get a good meal,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We had been here once before, years ago, but had been holding a gift card for some time --- won in a silent auction. It had no expiration date, luckily. The decor and service were excellent, and even the occasional nearby commuter train sounds lent a romantic touch, surprisingly enough. The food was a bit uneven: my duck was well... More 

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39 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I'm a town resident for 20 yrs. I would love to like this place due to its location. But I just can't. It's like a siren song. It has the look of a Newbury St., Boston restaurant-complete with wide open windows and a pretty Decour. But it's all a facade! Greats lace for beers and MAYBE an appetizer. But the... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We eat here whenever we are in the area... Always a great meal with a superb variety of specials ...

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This well equipped spot offers good service, great spirits, and great food. Even after a calamari appetizer was a bit over cooked, the staff quickly fixed the problem and we moved on to a wonderful meal of salmon, and their seafood risotto special. Hats off to the chef who created the risotto recipe for both dishes as the flavor added... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
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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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8 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about Blue on Highland

Address: 882 Highland Ave, Needham, MA 02494-1339
Phone Number: 781-444-7001
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Needham
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

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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?