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blu

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Tue, 7/23
8:00 PM

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#381 of 2,432 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017, 2019 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$40 - $60
CUISINES
American, Contemporary
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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meals, features

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Menu

APPETIZER & SALADS‏
9.00
Wild Mushroom Soup
Truffle oil, scallions, brioche chips
9.00
Butternut Squash Soup
Smoked bacon, roasted pears, pumpkin seed oil
13.00
Warm Lobster Dip
Mascarpone, spring onions, crispy flatbread
13.00
Steamed Mussels
Chorizo, cherry tomatoes, scallions, garlic-white wine sauce, grilled miche bread
10.00
Polenta Fries
Truffled fondutta, chives
12.00
Flash-Fried Calamari
Lemon herb aioli, mild cherry pepperoncini, olive tapenade, capers
14.00
Crab Cake
Sticky rice,‏ fresh avocado, chipotle aioli, sesame seed oil
14.00
Tuna Tartar
Sushi grade‏ tuna, toasted sesame, soy sauce, taro chips, avocado
14.00
Miniature Lamb Lollipops
Pancetta kale ravioli, pomegranate reduction
17.00
Beef Carpaccio
Arugula, horseradish, golden raisins, capers, shaved parmesan, sea salt
SALADS
12.00
Baby Spinach
Hazelnuts, fried shitake mushrooms, yellow grape tomatoes, goat cheese, warm smoked bacon vinaigrette
11.00
Tuscan Kale
Lacinato kale, zante currants, toasted pine nuts, pecorino, parmegiano, lemon vinaigrette
13.00
Caprese
Vine ripe‏ tomato, burrata mozzarella, sea salt, baby greens, basil oil, aged balsamic
12.00
Caesar
Chopped romaine, shaved parmesan, boquerones anchovies, brioche croutons
11.00
Arugula
Red peppers, carrots, grapes, warm goat cheese fritters, lime vinaigrette
13.00
Roasted Beets
Great hill blue cheese, dried cranberries, baby greens, pistachios, orange-truffle vinaigrette
18.00
Seared Yellow-Fin Tuna
Carrots, daikon, scallion, crispy shallots, mint, ginger vinaigrette
ENTREES‏
24.00
Vegan Quinoa Feast
Grilled portabella mushroom, acorn squash, broccoli rabe, roasted beets, cilantro vinaigrette
26.00
Free Range Chicken Under-a-Brick
Artichoke risotto, oyster mushroom, kale, masala glaze
30.00
Diver Sea Scallops
Lobster risotto, baby greens, lemon aioli
27.00
Sweet Potato Crusted Cod
Garlicky rapini, parsnip & celery root puree, spicy clam broth
26.00
Atlantic Miso Salmon
Golden quinoa, snow peas, carrots, shiitake mushroom, miso vinaigrette
30.00
Grilled Swordfish
Lobster mashed potato, grilled asparagus, saffron-butter sauce
30.00
Rack of Lamb
Roasted red bliss potato, haricot vert, port wine reduction
30.00
Bone-in Braised Short-Rib
Baby carrots & zucchini, creamy mashed potato, sriracha demi glaze
32.00
Roasted Duck Breast
Glazed cipollini onions, sauteed spinach, braised farro, grainy mustard cider sauce
27.00
Seared Pork Tenderloin
Pancetta wrapped pork loin, plum tomatoes, roasted baby potatoes, beets, raisin demi-glaze sauce
DESSERTS
9.00
Seasonal Cheesecake
9.00
Belgium Chocolate Cake
Dark chocolate mousse, glaze
9.00
Kahlua Tiramisu
Mascarpone cheese‏ mousse, kahlua, coffee syrup
9.00
Cinnamon Creme Brulee
Orange, almond biscotti
9.00
Black Cherrycake
Chocolate ganache, black cherry mousse
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was incredibly impressed with Blu! I had the pear martini, kale salad, and Shrimp and pasta. It was out of this world!!! My friend had the scallops and they were cooked to perfection. The atmosphere of Blu is very cool. I will eat here...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 278katen
Reviewed April 24, 2019

We had an amazing dinner at Blu last night. First time at this little treasure of a find, as we decided to enjoy Boston/dinner before a show at the Opera House. We enjoyed the Grilled Sirloin Steak, as well as the Bolognese....both were cooked and...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank lewBostonMA
Reviewed March 13, 2019

I had a delicious dinner at Blu last Saturday night before seeing the Boston Ballet perform around the corner at the Opera House. The view is great and it's so convenient for pre-show dining. There was a moment of discomfort at the start of my...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Ann Marie R
Reviewed January 22, 2019

Went here before a show and loved everything about it. The food was delicious! We had lamb lollipops and haddock balls for an appetizer. Sirloin and rack of lamb for dinners. Outstanding! Our waiter was very friendly and not pushy at all. He let us...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Julie M
Reviewed December 1, 2018

You will walk through a weird public area and think: "this is it????" ... and, then you will go a little further and think: "this is it!!!" This place has an impressive view and impressive menu, but read the menu clearly. The staff is charming,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SarabethBlairSC
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Great place to eat before a show. The food was excellent, loved the view overlooking Washington St. I recommend the lobster risotto.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AAABrook
Reviewed October 12, 2018

I ate here and had a fantastic meal. Drinks include a Barbados Old Fashion--nice smokey flavor. Beet salad had good vinaigrette and flavor. Scallops were buttery and fresh. Michael was our server and he gave honest advice on drinks and food. The place is small...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mark D
Reviewed September 15, 2018

Very much enjoyed our meal at Blu. We were in town to see J Baez and needed something near both hotel and the Wang. Found Blu and was intrigued by their menu. Started with lamb meatballs and "sampler". Both very good--best halibut I've had in...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mkoi56
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Sadly, this did not at all meet my expectations. After being sat, service was slow and clearly not communicative with one another. The gentleman whom dropped off our appetizer at first placed it on the table (for a second) and then said “hold on one...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank prism6789
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Went here last Thursday evening. This place was AMAZING!!!!! Started out with a pear martini which was out of this world. Had the flat iron steak as a meal. It was superb. Everyone I ate with loved their meals and dessert. I would highly recommend....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Andrea B
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