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blu

#494 of 2,354 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Downtown
American, Italian, Contemporary
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4 Avery St, Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common, Boston, MA 02111-1005 (Tremont & Washington)
(617) 375-8550
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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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Hidden gem ... The lobster sandwich is full of lobster so tasty. Burgers are huge and high quality. Love the crisp bacon and fried egg on top of burger. Great place to visit before seeing a play. Sort of hard to find. Must go into the Equinox health club and take the elevator to the 4th floor.

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New York City, New York
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63 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Went for business lunch. The restaurant is nice. Great potential reasonable view. We came at 12:25pm which one can assume is prefect lunch time. Nobody was in the reception and we had to wait a few min. Once we were seated the waiter went through the specials and 2 of us ordered the swordfish (which was the day special). Guess... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

I was a little optimistic after reading that Blu was located on the same floor as Equinox gym. I was more than pleasantly surprised as we were shown to our seats with a wonderful panoramic view of downtown Boston including the Paramount theater. The service was great and the food servings were filling. I ordered the scallops with lobster risotto... More 

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Thank squishdirk
Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We had dinner here for my birthday. We stayed in the hotel for the night next door. The atmosphere at unique and modern restaurant made me feel special that night. The food was great. The waiter was very pleasant. Highly recommended!

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MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

We had dinner here before catching Pippin at the Opera House. Everything was excellent! Service, drinks (the Bartlett pear one!!), appetizers (calamari and eggplant napoleon), main course (diver sea scallops over lobster risotto and rack of lamb), coffees (one straight up and one decaf cappuccino) and desserts were light and just the right size (tiramisu and chocolate marscapone mousse). Our... More 

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MA
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147 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

Both the hostess and our waiter were standoffish and not friendly. The food was good, especially the lobster mashed potatoes, but we won't go back.

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been here many times as I live right nearby. While I wish they would varied the menu a bit more, the quality is very good. My favorites are the seared tuna salad and the crabcake. Also, I tried the egg plant Napoleone for the first time and it was superb. Highly recommended.

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York, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

We had noticed this restaurant had good reviews so thought we would try it out. Rather unusually located behind a Gym and accessed via a lift and the Gym entrance, this is a fairly small modern restaurant. The food was well presented and high quality which is what you would expect for the prices. The only small quibble was the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

I've dined here twice, the food is absolutely delicious and the views overlooking the Boston Common are amazing. Love this place !

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Easton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Had dinner here with friends on a Saturday night in Boston. The setup was nice inside with a complete glass enclosure. Our waiter was very nice and knowledgeable of the menu. The food was quite good. 2 of us had the sea bass and we were all quite happy with this preparation. The only complaint that we had was the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40 - $60
Cuisine
American, Italian, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Special occasions, 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Avery St, 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>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (617) 375-8550

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Staying in Downtown

Neighborhood Profile
Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.