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Apr 22, 2009 09:06 AM

The Blue Ox

The Blue Ox is the third restaurant in the same location on Oxford Street, Lynn, MA. The new owners expanded into the space next door, making it a bigger restaurant. The food was delicious! The prices are reasonable. We were a party of 5. We all enjoyed our meal. We had a variety of foods. .. Haddock, Steak, Pork Tenderloin, Pasta, and Hamburger. Will be making another reservation soon!

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  1. Thanks for the report. I'm looking forward to checking this place out soon.

    1. Glad to hear it! Hoping to try it out myself.

      1. I tried this restaurant, based on CYNJLs recommendation (and all the buzz I was hearing about it). I went on a weeknight without a reservation and three friends and was surprised to see how busy it was! The bar was hopping, the soundtrack was great, and we were greeted by the staff with a big smile and some friendly small talk. We opted for a comfy high table in the bar area where we watched the Red Sox game. The full-dinner menu was offered and we started by ordering the mussels special and fried calamari. Both came out piping hot and were delicious. Even though we just went in for some appetizers the menu drove us to order more...our entrees were salmon with couscous, a blue cheese burger, lobster ravioli, and roasted chicken. All were to die for, but the roasted chicken was exceptional AND reasonalbly priced at $13. I was surprised to find this little gem in downtown Lynn. Being new to the area, I didn't get to try the restaurants there previous to The Blue Ox, but based on my experience, I would say this place is here to stay.

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        1. re: JustInTown2

          Glad to hear it was busy and good, I'd like a good place by my house that sticks around. You guys and gals don't think it looks a little too expensive for downtown Lynn though? Not crazy high, the appetizers looks nicely priced, but the entrees and $11 burger seem a bit high for a working class city.

          1. re: scorp508

            Went last night and it was delicious. Had the mussels to start (it was an app special) and they were very good. With a little spicey hint they would be excellent. For entrees we had the pork tenderloin and the surf and turf special. Pork was wonderful, so tender that I could cut with my fork. It was seasoned great and came with mashed sweet potatoes and asparagus. Turf was a hanger steak with a port reduction - very good and cooked perfectly. Overall great meal would definitely recommend.

        2. Went here with some friends on Friday night. There was a good crowd when we arrived but we were able to be seated right away. We sat in the bar are at one of the high top tables - very comfortable and allowed us to watch some of the Red Sox game. Bread and maple butter were a good start. We had the fried calamari and the stuff zucchini as appetizers - both were tasty, calamari had a nice light coating. Two of us had the pumpkin ravioli which was a delicious good size serving with a nice brown butter sauce. Hangar steak was tender and the fries were incredible with a little bit of skin, a nice crisp and lightly salted. The gnocci with sausage and broccoli rabe was also a hit but i didn't try it. Desserts looked good but we were way too stuffed. Only bad point was that I didn't care for their house pinot grigio at all - but noticing that our server quickly brought me out a nice sauvignon blanc. We'll definitely return.