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blu

#432 of 2,675 Restaurants in Boston
#465 of 2,888 Places to Eat in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Italian, American, Contemporary
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4 Avery Street, Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common, Boston, MA 02111-1005 (Tremont & Washington)
T: Green line to Boylston Street; Orange line to Chinatown; Red line to Park Street
(617) 375-8550
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Today
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 20
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place before a show

Parked in the same building that the restaurant was in and then walked to the Oprah house to see Motown. Gave ourselves plenty of time to have a relaxing dinner with friends. Service was good , food was good but best of all was the convenience. Big windows all around so you could see helicopters... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
needlepointer60
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newburyport
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

amazing food and great service. could not have asked for more!!!!!!!! Highly recommend to others looking for a good restaurant.

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Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
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128 reviews 128 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

What a lovely restaurant - we had the window seats and had the view of the Paramont. The service was very good and the food choices were plentiful. My wife had the lamb and could not finish the portion. I started with the mushroom soup (excellent) and finished with the shrimp. Strange way of entering the restaurant (through the health... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I held my 40th b-day part at Blu for 20 of my friends. Everything from the setting, service and food was absolutely fantastic. Prior to the party, I had emailed the restaurant and coordinated the party with Danyella. She was extremely accommodating and was open to several suggestions I had in order make the experience truly memorable. The view of... More 

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dc
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This is a fun place with nice healthy menu selections and good chefs. Fantastic kale salad. Friendly server.

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newburyport
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Parked in the same building that the restaurant was in and then walked to the Oprah house to see Motown. Gave ourselves plenty of time to have a relaxing dinner with friends. Service was good , food was good but best of all was the convenience. Big windows all around so you could see helicopters flying over head, people on... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This restaurant is in the Ritz Hotel on an upper floor with full windows overlooking what was once the shopping area of Boston, now in redevelopment. It is casual dining and the food was excellent, as was the service.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Everything we read said that the HUB had the best view of Boston. Probably so during the day (although the food was horrible) but Blu at night cant be missed! We had dinner here for my birthday and the food was unreal. We asked for a seat with a view and were given the table overlooking the Paramount and Opera... More 

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MA.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I was there 13 years ago and mistakenly figured it would have held up. My first inkling that something was wrong was when we arrived there was no host. I peeked around the corner to see one couple at the bar, no bartender.. We walked deeper into the restaurant and a friendly waiter took notice. He tried to find our... More 

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Amherst, NH
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had a party of six. Easy walk to the theater district. The food was great but the service was lacking (and it was not busy). We have eaten here a few times. It can be noisy though-acoutics can be problematic.

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North Reading, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 Avery Street, Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common, Boston, MA 02111-1005
    (Tremont & Washington)
  • Public Transportation: T: Green line to Boylston Street; Orange line to Chinatown; Red line to Park Street
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: (617) 375-8550

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Scenic view, Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 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?