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blu

4 Avery Street, Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common, Boston, MA 02111-1005
(617) 375-8550
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Ranked #650 of 2,820 Restaurants in Boston
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
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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
Senior Contributor
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
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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