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Blue on Highland

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American, Bar
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882 Highland Ave, Needham, MA 02494-1339 (Mark Lee)
+1 781-444-7001
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Blu on Highland was once beautiful, with appealing art and open space. THEN, they remodeled. Now the centerpiece is a bar, which blocks the light from the windows. The entire feel is dark and forced. We gave it one last try for Sunday brunch, with the appeal of a jazz group. Will never return. Food---eggs benedict---not good, too much of... More 

Thank hforb
Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The one downside to this restaurant is also one of its strengths. It is very popular and has great energy. This means it is sometimes hard to hear the conversation at your table. Other than that, the food is excellent and it's a great place for dinner.

Thank Peter M
Needham, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is a little better than 'average' Prices are ok Service is very good We weren't rushed to finish up. Our meeting lasted a longer than expected. No pressure to leave. Very relaxing atmosphere. I enjoyed the meal & The ambiance.

Thank dzigan1
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Great American cuisine restaurant! Has a little bit of everything on the menu and anything you choose you can't go wrong! Everything from steaks and seafood to the kid's menu are delicious! Super chic and comfortable ambience! Before going I hadn't realized how big it is inside! Don't underestimate it! Our servers have been super accommodating every single time! One... More 

Thank Kelly T
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Went to this place twice. Once for drinks, once for dinner. Good food, friendly service, excellent bar. Excellent local spot.

Thank fleishpa
Wayland, Massachusetts
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78 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Went here for lunch with 3 friends. Greeted and seated promptly. Noise level was ok, but I would guess might be pretty high when the place is full. Service was prompt, attentive and friendly. We all ordered fairly basic stuff (soups and sandwiches), but everything was good. Prices and portions seemed fair. I would be happy to eat here again.

Thank Maurice H
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Nice restaurant; good food and service kept everyone happy. Started iffy because they seemed to have not recorded our reservation properly, but with nine of us including three hungry young boys under 6 eagerly awaiting, they scurried to make it right for us. Much appreciated. Even the fussiest eater seemed happy with his selection. Great burgers and good overall selection.

Thank silverfox19542014
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 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
Reviewed 15 February 2017 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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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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
US$ 30 - US$ 30
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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?