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Blue on Highland

882 Highland Ave, Needham, MA 02494-1339
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Ranked #19 of 56 Restaurants in Needham
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Price range: $30 - $30
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Mark Lee
Transit: MBTA Needham Heights train stop
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91 reviews from our community

52% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Food is great -- wine by glass is pricey. Room decor is really quite beautiful. Service is excellent.

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Four different dishes (two pasta dishes, chicken piccata, and a lobster roll) - all excellently prepared and enjoyed by each diner. The lobster roll had large chunks of lobster meat but just a few too many diced onions for my taste, but reasonable. I would rather have my lobster roll without onions but this was an excellent roll. The meals,... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Blue on Highland has never disappointed us. This is a casual, friendly restaurant with excellently prepared food and wonderful service. You can order burgers, salads, or upscale entrees, so there is always something for everyone. It is equally good on a weeknight or for dinner with friends on a Saturday evening. When the windows are open to the street during... More

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Boston, MA
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I've gone to Blue on Highland several times recently and I really enjoy it! The drinks were delicious as were all the dishes I've tried. The burger is excellent - as is the thai steak salad. It's wonderful that they also open up the front of the restaurant during the summer - it almost felt like we were sitting outside!

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Needham, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 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
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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