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“Food was a knock out”
Review of The Blue Ox

The Blue Ox
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Ranked #2 of 184 Restaurants in Lynn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Market Street
Transit: We are a short walk from the Lynn station of the MBTA Commuter Rail.
Reviewed January 26, 2013

This is a fantastic restaurant in downtown Lynn. Ample parking, energetic fun bar, great drinks(local alcohol available, small batch made I assume), comfortable romantic restaurant, and fine dining. The menu is innovative and delicious. Service was top-notch. Love that they didn't try to upsell when we asked questions. Tuna tartar and oysters for apps, Filet mignoe and cod for entree. Chocolate layer cake for dessert, Wine for wife. Bear hunter(rye whiskey) for me. Everything was unbelievably fantastic.

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1  Thank RUDIMAY1
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

We drove one hour to The Blue Ox and we would again. Bread was good with Maple butter. Excellent oysters from Island Creek Duxbury! Good food, Service & Martinis! Decadent Cinnamon Ice cream! Even with the long drive, we are looking forward to going again.

1  Thank Tomansina
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Fabulous salad (chopped). Fabulous pasta, split as a second course (bolognese). Fabulous entrees (grilled pork dish and the cod dish). Fabulous after-dinner drink (cold toddy). Fabulous server (Dawn). We were deliriously happy eating our first meal at The Blue Ox.
Yes, like you, we thought: "Downtown Lynn?... Really??"
And the answer is: "Yes, Downtown Lynn...really!" Of course, it doesn't feel like you're anywhere but in a wonderful, warm, comfortable and cozy eating establishment once you walk in the door. We arrived as newbies but left as good friends, thanks to Dawn (what a terrific server: smart, funny, caring, and incredibly efficient in an understated manner) and Mark, the manager. We ate there on a Sunday night, and are returning as soon as possible, because the current lobster special (grilled lobster tail, $10, added to any dish) will be so fantastic on top of that amazing chopped salad, I can taste it now. My husband can't wait to try the burger. Every dish we had was exceptional, and of exceptional value. You can go with lots of food (like we did for our first foray) or a simple burger and beer, to keep yourself on a budget.
The vibe is whatever you want it to be: casual or dressy. The wine list has great depth, with very reasonable prices. And Dawn did what so few servers do: when she explained the wine specials of the night, she actually offered the price per glass "so that you won't be surprised." A small touch, but greatly appreciated (having ordered wine specials, only to discover, unhappily, astronomical costs when the bill came). The very, very, very good Malbec carried the very, very, very fair price of $14; the excellent William Hill chardonnay was $7.95 a glass - fantastic.
Oh - and there's a free parking lot. Sigh. All of a sudden, the Lynnway is the Yellow Brick Road, leading to this destination. They do Open Table. Whenever you decide to go: make a reservation. And then allow yourself total delirium!

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2  Thank travelerfromWinthrop
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

Simple,Elegant,superb food and service!! Our Server Effie was wonderful from the second we sat down! Wonderful food selections great atmosphere and no rush service!! If I was back home in Ft. Lauderdale We would have paid twice as much also!!.. THIS IS A GEM!!! As was our server!!.. A must do in Lynn!!

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1  Thank CHALEA
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Good selection on the menu. I get the tuna tartar on every visit. The beers on tap are always different (and always good). Make reservations because it gets crowded early.

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Thank Fratzog
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