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Blue on Highland

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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882 Highland Ave, Needham, MA 02494-1339 (Mark Lee)
+1 781-444-7001
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After a many year hiatus we tried Blue again. We didn't get beyond the front door. The restaurant had multiple empty tables in clear sight, but we were told that we'd need to wait 30 minutes because all the tables were being held for reservations, even in the bar. Interesting that they prefer empty tables. They must be doing well...... More 

Thank Emily P
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food range from hamburger, sandwiches to great healthy salads. I had a lobster quinoa arugula salad with a lemon vinaigrette dressing. My business partners had the grilled salmon over a salad and one of the guests had a yummy burger. Delicious hot bread Service was attentive and not hovering Interior design is clean and sleek looking after a recent update.... More 

Thank Betty S
Albany, New York
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful meal with three family members recently - service was friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Our food was wonderful. Will be sure to go back to try other drinks and items on the menu.

Thank AmyJM2013
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118 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As an avid Opentable user, I like to search out new places and venture to them. Well, Blue was the next place on my list. We found it to be very chic inside. Our waiter, Nick, was friendly and attentive. We had the loaded baked potato soup, delicious. My wife had the fish tacos and I had the Highland burger,... More 

Thank Khris B
Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

The positives would be the decor, the service and a Saturday night bar scene for an older, suburban crowd. Having not been back for a few years, I was impressed with the remodeled decor and spacious booths. Our waitress was attentive and quick. No fault with her. The noise of the restaurant is a design flaw not helped by too... More 

Thank diane w
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

This is a nice restaurant with delicious food. I tried lamb lollipops and tuna tartar - really tasty! Their drinks are good as well. Nice place but closes early.

Thank Darya D
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

I have met friends for dinner at Blue On Highland several times. The menu is nicely varied and the meals have always been well prepared. Nice atmosphere, especially after the remodeling a couple of years ago.

Thank jonb0730
Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

The burgers are great and there are always dinner specials. The service is good and the price is reasonable. Beer selection is also very good. A great place for causal family dinner or get-together with friends.

Thank chhoisham
Needham, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

Had lunch there. It was ok. Salad was ok, doesn't think was fresh. It has nice location and has parking. Inside is ok. It was fast too.

Thank Larissa921
Medfield, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

We were coming home out of Boston at 4:30 in the afternoon on New Year's Eve and hoped to find someplace open for a quick bite. Lots of places were closed but not Blue on Highland! We'd heard great things so stopped. We were not disappointed! Sat at the bar and sampled a few craft beers before deciding on 2.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 882 Highland Ave, Needham, MA 02494-1339
    (Mark Lee)
  • Public Transportation: MBTA Needham Heights train stop
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Needham
  • Phone Number: +1 781-444-7001

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?