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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 - 9:00 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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    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
Great dinner

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Paula R
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Needham, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Discovered this place while exploring Needham and Newton. Now my favorite place for business lunches. Service is excellent...never too noisy...and a great lunch selection. The salads are my favorite although Blue makes great burgers.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

One of the best restaurant in Needham, MA. I love the fact that they have some good vegetarian options. I love the pasta with broccoli. Price is okay from a US market perspective. Service is very good. Highly recommend.

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