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blu

4 Avery Street, Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common, Boston, MA 02111-1005
(617) 375-8550
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Ranked #587 of 2,820 Restaurants in Boston
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Price range: $40 - $60
Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Italian, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Tremont & Washington
Transit: T: Green line to Boylston Street; Orange line to Chinatown; Red line to Park Street
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English first
North Reading, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

If your looking for a good place to eat in Boston's theater district, look no further. Great atmosphere, friendly service and my husband, a nonfish eater, said the best Fried calamari and ahi tuna salad he has ever had. A little pricey, but worth it!

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Arkansas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My sister held her wedding in the Boston Public Gardens and then her reception and dinner immediately following at Blu. The reception was held on the balcony overlooking the park and city, which was simply beautiful in the early evening. Blu provided everything for both the reception and dinner, including space for dancing! Drinks, food, service, atmosphere - all were... More

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Chicago IL
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Now I just read some of the negative reviews from 1 and 2 years ago and these bad experience might have changed our minds if you read the reviews first. Long waits, water down drinks, poor wine list, inexperienced-uninformed staff,.... We didn't find any of these problems as had a good dinner with a good waiter and our food was... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Strange concept in a gym building in the theatre district. Well worth visiting. Awesome views of the city, can't beat it. Great food, great wine, great service, great bar area. Thinking about it? Do it. Ask for a table by the window.

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Bradenton, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Blu is an outstanding restaurant in the theater district of Boston. Excellent food and service in a sophisticated setting overlooking the historic and colorful Paramount Theater marquee. Large portions for a dining experience of this type. Great for a romantic or special dinner.

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Bradenton, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

After seeing the chef on "CBS Saturday Morning" we decided to visit on the final night of our vacation in the Northeast. We are very glad we did! Beautiful open space with modern decor and terrific view of the theater district. Santos was our waiter and did an outstanding job. I got my slightly dirty vodka martini exactly as ordered.... More

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Concord,MA
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119 reviews 119 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

located on the fourth floor of the building that houses the Ritz Carlton Residences, Blu is wrapped by two story windows that overlook Washington Street and surrounds. One of the first 1960's retro restaurants to open in Boston (in 2004) Blu is minimalist modern in decor. I was disconcerted upon first entering Blue after exiting the elevator. There was glass... More

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New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Went to Blu with another couple for a business dinner. Was given a really nice table, lots of space, un crowded, and easy conversation. Had several different fish dishes and one vegetarian dish. All were extremely fresh! But no seasoning! Even the wild mushroom soup, though perfectly prepared ingredient wise tasted like dish water-not really, but it great need of... More

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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131 reviews 131 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

My first visit to Blu, and I was not dissapointed! Had dinner with a party of 4.....the ambiance was very open, big city vibe. Big windows. Our waiter was SPOT ON! We told him we had a show to go to, and he kept the meal nicely paced, without us feeling rushed. The table foccacio / olive oil was ok,... More

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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83 reviews 83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

There had been great reviews of the restaurant bout what we got was poor showing and not worth the price. First of all, the dining room was closed - maybe when we made reservations somehow we could have been told that there was to be a loud party there. That meant we were in the bar. The whole set up... More

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