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blu

#243 of 2,720 Restaurants in Boston
#264 of 2,934 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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7:00 am - 7:30 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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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 32
    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
Nice, upscale restaurant with a view

Went for my boyfriend's birthday...the food was very good but overpriced. Polenta fries and Atlantic Miso Salmon were delicious! The restaurant itself and view outside are gorgeous. I would recommend checking this gem out!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Danielle M
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Newton, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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boston
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

blu, on the 4th floor of the Equinox Hotel is an upscale, yet reasonably priced, dining choice for pre-show dining. I have dined there twice in the beautiful dining room surrounded by windows, and each time the service and food was outstanding. On my first visit with a group of neighborhood friends, we ordered primarily salad's with a protein, wine... More 

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San Diego, California
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

So, yes, the Blu restaurant is located inside of the Equinox gym. Had I known this I may have opted to eat elsewhere - i'm glad we didn't as the food and service was excellent. While it is a little strange walking through the check in area of the gym, the restaurant is located in a nice part of the... More 

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Pittsfield, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We certainly enjoyed our evening at Blu. It is higher up in the building & the view was nice. Food & service outstanding. Excellent pear martini. My husband wanted a glass of Merlot but it is served only the bottle. Odd I thought

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

small and cozy.....upstairs on 4th floor of building on Avery St. near the Paramount and Boston Opera House theaters. delicious food.....unusual pairings...prompt service, if before theater....

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Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Went for my boyfriend's birthday...the food was very good but overpriced. Polenta fries and Atlantic Miso Salmon were delicious! The restaurant itself and view outside are gorgeous. I would recommend checking this gem out!

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Blu seems to cater to the casual visitor to pick up a bite and also a well-run upscale bar and restaurant. We ate at the bar and the bartender and regular clientele were friendly and welcoming. The food was just outstanding, bordering on gourmet. I am so glad we bumped into Blu during our visit to Boston.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I went on Sat night. I read great reviews but it was pretty empty but i dont know why. I loved the view of Boston high rises. No loud music. Very contemporary and clean. Dim blue lighting and polite waitstaff. The food was perfection. Best appetizers trio I ever had with lamb lollipops, steak spring roll and haddock tenders. The... More 

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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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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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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: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Doing business
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?