Dinner at The Blue Room

One of the highlights of our girls’ weekend was definitely dinner at The Blue Room in Cambridge’s Kendall Square.

The Blue Room

From start to finish, we were treated like VIPs, starting with a coveted table on The Blue Room’s beautiful patio. The space is urban yet secluded, and it is definitely one to add to my patio dining list. The wine list, atmosphere, service, and food all made our dinner at The Blue Room one of the best dining experiences in recent memory

The Blue Room

The Blue Room has an incredible by the glass and bottle selection of wines, including an impressive array of rosé wines.

The Blue Room wine list

wine by the glass

Our server and the hostess kindly started us off with glasses of cava rosado, a pretty, fresh pink bubbly with lots of bright fruit flavors.

cava

We were also treated to these cheese gougeres to pair with the cava, which turned out to be one of the best food and wine pairings I have ever had. The gooey, tangy cheese and light pastry were perfect with the cava.

gougeres

As food bloggers and people who love to eat, we were all excited to browse the menu, and surprisingly, we decided on starters fairly quickly.

The Blue Room menu

We also decided on more pink bubbly, this time a Cremant de Loire from Domaine de la Bergerie. Tiny bubbles and a nice acidity made this wine a great pairing for all of our starters.

octopus

{Wood Grilled Octopus and Squid}

This was some of the best octopus I have ever eaten. There was not a hint of toughness to it, and I seriously went to town mopping up the zesty sauce that was underneath.

The Blue Room surprised us with more treats, this blood sausage paired with Txakoli, a Basque wine from Spain. I’m not normally a blood sausage fan, but I wanted to give this a try with the wine, and I really enjoyed it. blood sausage

cheese plate

(One perfect cheese, rhubarb jam}

tomato basil soup

The surprises kept coming. Chef sent out this chilled tomato and basil soup for us. It was richly flavored with basil and very smooth, a soup I could easily eat all summer long.

After all of that, we still had entrees. To go with our main courses, I ordered an old favorite, Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare. I’ve been a Bonny Doon fan since our visit to the tasting room last year, and the Vin Gris, another rosé, is a favorite of mine.

clams

{Wild Duxbury Clams}

Ever since the weather started getting nicer, I have had a major shellfish craving, so I went with the local clams, topped with generous portions of grilled bread for dipping. The broth was simple but flavorful, and the clams, just like the octopus, cooked to tender perfection.

I also stole a few bites of Daisy’s faro. Doesn’t that look beautiful? 

faro

{Buttered Faro}

dessert

We were thisclose to skipping dessert, but we decided to share the chocolate terrine. To add a sweet ending to our evening, The Blue Room sent out a little dessert sampler as well. By that point, I could barely fit another bite, and I know that I need to return soon.

The Blue Room really treated us like special guests and made the night spectacular. I can’t recommend them enough for a special occasion or date night dinner, and I hear that their lunch grill is fantastic as well.

We worked our dinner off by dancing the night away at Naga, the nightclub portion of Moksa. You won’t be seeing any photos of that. Winking smile  It was a lot of fun, and I would also definitely go back to Naga. I LOVE dancing.

Many thanks to The Blue Room for taking such good care of us. They are truly a top notch team.

What’s your favorite place for a night out with friends? Date night?

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  1. Megan’s avatar

    Love your recap of our fabulous dinner. I’m so glad they sent out the blood sausage because I doubt I would have ordered it, but I ended up loving it. (I do have a picture from Naga… but no worries, it won’t be posted!) Lunch grill soon!

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  2. Daisy’s avatar

    really great recap of this amazing dinner. I felt transported to a different time and place on that patio!

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  3. Michelle Collins’s avatar

    I adore The Blue Room. I also love Oleana, right up the street!

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  4. Elizabeth’s avatar

    The Blue Room is so high on my list of places to try. I would love that farro.

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  5. Alaina’s avatar

    I went to the Blue Room once in 2007 and it left the best impression on me. I have got to get back there sometime!

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  6. Lindsey @ BeantownEats’s avatar

    We know one of the bartenders there, but haven’t been yet. Sounds like you had a great experience, so hopefully we will get there soon!

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  7. Michelle’s avatar

    I loved the patio at the Blue Room. I’ve got to say that I also adored our server who was so friendly and knowledgeable! We’ve got to get back there again soon!

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  8. melissanibbles’s avatar

    Huge fan of Blue Room. Glad you had such a good meal!

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  9. Colleen @ Culinary Colleen’s avatar

    That sounds like such an incredible meal. My mouth is watering…

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  10. Emily @ A Cambridge Story’s avatar

    The faro with the egg seriously has my stomach grumbling. As do those gougeres!

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