Boston >Restaurants > Blu Restaurant
4 Avery St (The Sports Club/LA Entrance), Boston, MA | Directions 0211142.351465 -71.060177
Mon-Thu 11:30am-2pm, 5:30pm-10pmFri 11:30am-2pm, 5:30pm-11pmSat 5:30pm-11pm
Neighborhoods: Chinatown / Leather District, Central, Chinatown, Downtown
I Highly Recommend This Place! – Blu Restaurant:
I've been at Blu Restaurant for both lunch and dinner. Delicious food, great staff and exemplary service! The bartenders there make the best drinks (especially the mojitos)! Because it's located on the 4th floor, people don't realize the restaurant exists cause it's hidden, but the environment and decor are beautiful! The restaurant is surrounded by glass windows and the view of boston is AMAZING--especially at night! Candles were the perfect touch for dinner cause it really set for a pleasant atmosphere. Also, the restaurant consists of a casual area and a fine dining area so you really don't need to worry about if what you're wearing suits the environment of the restaurant!
I haven't tried everything on the menu yet, but for the foods that I have tried they're all yummy! Quick service, friendly staff and great food! Good place to go to if you just want an in and out kind of thing. But if you want to sit and enjoy your food, they have tables as well.
All in all, I've had many wonderful experiences at Blu. That is why I am sharing it with you all! And I should also add that because it's located inside the Sports Club LA, all the food from both the restaurant and cafe are made as healthy as possible! :) I HIGHLY recommend this place!
Boston's best kept secret! – Wonderful atmosphere, pristine environment, spectacular service and palatable cuisine.
Best Hidden Gem in Boston – Its just a nice restaurant that is hidden in the sports club on the 4th floor, once you find it you won't be dissapointed. This place is great food and really great bartenders that make amazing drink cocktails. Great place for a romantic dinner and with friends!
Moneyed tourists and freshly-showered workout warriors fill this property in the Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common. – With a modern interior and colorful views of the streets below, Blu provides hotel guests in need of an upscale dining destination with an excuse for not venturing outside. Sharing a floor with the upscale Sports Club/LA, Blu's café area provides the post-workout crowd with a healthy "Look Good, Feel Good" menu. Dining room patrons enjoy artful comfort fare like a lobster club sandwich with pancetta, or maple-roasted monkfish with rice beans in a spicy tomato broth.
Great Gym! – Wonderful gym; the construction mentioned in the other reviews is finished and the place looks GREAT. Highly recommended!
Inedible Food, Rude Management – I know restaurants hate restaurant week because the lowly masses traipse through their shmancy digs, but the folks over at blu have reached a new low. The only excuse we could come up with for the quality of the management and food, was that they were purposefully being rude and serving horrible food so their restaurant week customers wouldn't come back. We ordered an arugula salad which was salty, limp, and had fuzzy peaches and mushy onions. The steak could have been good if they would have provided some sort of instrument with which to cut it, say, I don't know, a steak knife. And the risotto, no kidding, looked like [regurgitation citysearch wont let us use the v word for this medical condition] in a bowl with garnish. It came complete with undigested corn kernels. The chocolate mousse was the best of the three desserts (raspberry shortcake and a caramel flan type dish) though still not incredible. Coffee was cold. The wine was great. Expensive (100 for two half bottles) but good. Which is what kept us in better spirits through the meal. The manager of the restaurant actually came over and yelled at us when we said in passing to our waiter that the salad was salty and none of us wanted to eat it. She told us we didn't have an educated palette and that the food was supposed to taste that way. To her credit, she did offer us one of the other choices on the menu, but she was so mean and aggressive that all we wanted was for her to go away. After the entrees came and we gave those back uneaten as well, we were hoping she wouldn't come back again. We spent $250 for three people to eat during restaurant week. We were served salty fuzzy mushy salad, [regurgitation] in a bowl, and a hunk of meat with no way to cut it. We then got yelled at by management for not liking the food. I don't even treat my dog that way. Save yourself the money and aggravation. You're just going to have to get drive-thru afterwards anyway.
Poor Customer Service, under construction and the highest rates in town--save your $ for when Equinox opens next month! – You'll pay a hefty joining fee and about $200/mo. for membership here and what does it get you? Terrible customer service 9read: does not exist) and the feeling that you are in a construction zone!! The womens' locker room has only 4 working showers and is cut in half with cardboard walls. There is no access to the sauna or steam room yet the club insist on chraging its same usual high rates in spite of the terrible inconvenience to its members. Exercise classes take place in the basketball court--not fun for the class takers or the poor guys playing b-ball while listening to the strains of Britney Spears from the cardio class 2 feet away. You've got to be kidding! Save your money!!!! It's so not worth it.
good food but miserable parking experience – My husband and I just celebrated our wedding anniversary at blu. We have enjoyed blu for many years and thought it would be perfect for this occasion. We had a delightful dinner, enjoying the seven-course chefs choice tasting menu.
When we went out to get our valet-parked car we were told that we were 12 minutes over the three-hour limit and would have to pay $22 instead of the usual $10. We explained that we had been eating upstairs the whole time and were told that the only way to get the $10 charge was to get a signature from the restaurant. We asked them to call up but they refused, so, babysitter waiting at home, we went back and got the maitre d to sign our parking stub.
We went back downstairs, only to be told by the parking manager that he didnt recognize the signature and we owed $22. We asked that he call upstairs and he disappeared with our stub. Five minutes later, we were told that the maitre d's signature wouldn't do. The manager couldnt tell us whose would suffice. We brought the maitre d' back. He talked to the manager and said that normally we would owe $42, but now only owed $22. We explained our problem and he said that he only sat people and couldnt help us. We asked that he pay and get reimbursed and he said he wasnt paid enough.
Because we had a sitter waiting at home and had waited 25 minutes to get our car, going up and downstairs twice on the power-hungry parking managers wild goose chase, we paid the $22 and went home.
We will not be eating at blu anymore. After spending over $300 on dinner we were not treated like respected patrons but rather as though we were trying to cheat blu and the parking company. Had the maitre d' taken responsibility and insisted we only pay $10, or had our waiter mentioned that there was a three-hour limit we would remain loyal customers.
I used to consider blu the best restaurant in Boston.
Great gym! – The gym is so nice! It has a squash place, basketball court, swimming pool, a pouch, Dry cleaner shop, very nice restaurant, haircut, and a sport store. where you can enjoy the sun and see the whole view of Boston common (it's on the 4th floor so you can see the whole Boston). All the nice equipment that you ever needed. In the bathroom it has towels for you, shampoo and conditioner, body wash. And in the sink, it has shaving cream, comb, mouthwash. On the mirror section, it has deodorant, hair spay and Q Tips! Omg Q-Tips! Down side is that is wicked expensive. For the cheapest plan, it cost 600 dollars to join and 150 per month and the best plan is the executive plan which cost 1900 dollars to join and 260 per month. About the executive plan is that the people will clean your clothes overnight.
Good but not great – Menu is especially inspired but food ais good. The sunny room is great for a relaxed and cherry brunch.
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