The Blue Ox

Our dining room and bar offers an approachable American menu, warm and family-friendly environment, and exceptional service filled with personality.

Having garnered many prestigious awards since its opening, The Blue Ox, an upscale casual American restaurant offers traditional dishes in a nontraditional way. Chef/ Owner, Matt O’Neil, a Swampscott native, sources premium ingredients from the top purveyors in the area and presents a unique wine and cocktail list boasting small production wines and local spirits all at a great value to his guests. He brings a little bit of Boston to the North Shore.

Happy 4th of July weekend!
Come join us and have a Betsy Ross martini...Bulliet bourbon, smashed watermelon, lime, mint with a blueberry star!

Bourbon, say hello to summer!! Welcome the Grilled Peach Old Fashioned, made with fresh peach puree and a fresh whack of basil. #summerinthecity #oldfashioned #lynnma #handcraftedcocktails

Bringing the summer produce out as a special appetizer tonight. Street corn kicked up with a spicy aioli and crunchy handmade potato chips #getitbeforeitsgone #localproduce #fromourkitchen #summerinthecity #lynnma

Congrats to our little sister restaurant Ledger from your Ox family!
Look forward to your opening on
June 20th!
Welcome to the culinary world!

and he will say "I want to go to The Blue Ox!"
We are featuring a Mixed Grill Dinner with BBQ Ribs, Grilled Sausage & Smoked Wings served with house coleslaw & baked beans. Our bar will have some fun craft beers too...all inspired by #1 Dad.

Dinner service from 4-8pm Sunday, June 18th

Cool, coveted and hard to come by beers featured this week at the Ox! L to R: Singlecut Weird & Gilly IPA, Relic Lee Shore IPA, Maine Beer Co. MO Pale Ale, and Banded Horn Luminaire Lager! Come enjoy while they last!

It's chowder season!
(well, aren't all seasons chowder season?)
Thanks Northshore Magazine for the great write-up!

Happy Mothers Day to all the exceptional moms out there, including these four who gave up their special day to make sure it was extra special for our guests.

Join us next Tuesday for this amazing 5+ course wine dinner with Canard Vineyard. Come hang out with Matt O'Neil and Adam Fox. A perfect gift for Mothers Day! Call 781.780.5722 for reservations. #lynnma #wine #winedinner #mothersdaygift

Preparing for the first night of the Kentucky Derby with mint juleps featuring Bulleit Bourbon!

Our spring inspired Parsley Gnocchi just hit the menu, made with wild mushroom, fava beans, pea tendrils, roasted creamed corn and Parmigiano! See you at the Ox!

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General Manager

Matt & Joanna O'Neil

Culinary Team

Matt O’Neil, Chef/Owner- The deciding moment in Chef Matt O’Neil’s life was when he discovered his love of food during a semester abroad in Florence, Italy while studying for a political science degree at Bates College in Maine. As he ate his way through Italy he began to understand the role of food as a culture thus triggering the start of a career dedicated to food and spirit. After graduation Matt moved to Martha’s Vineyard to work for Coca Cola in sales and customer service. Soon he found himself dining out often and getting to know chefs and restaurant owners as he would service their accounts. His passion and eagerness to get into the industry grew and grew until finally, through his friend (artist Traeger DiPietro) Matt met Chef Mark Chaput of the prestigious Vineyard Golf Club and accepted a position preparing salads and desserts. Soon thereafter Matt was accepted to the highly acclaimed Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. After graduation, Matt worked in award winning Boston restaurants such as Prezza and Copia alongside Chef Anthony Caturano, No. 9 Park and The Butcher Shop with award winning Chef Barbara Lynch amongst other established restaurants. An avid traveler, Matt has spent extensive time in Europe and South America. The Blue Ox is Matt’s expression of upscale casual American cuisine presented in a comfortable and tasteful setting. Matt was born and raised in Swampscott and currently lives in Swampscott with his wife Joanna, who he runs the restaurant with, and their two beautiful children. They look forward to hosting you and welcome your input!




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191 Oxford St
Lynn, MA

Opening Hours

Tuesday 5pm - 10pm
Wednesday 5pm - 10pm
Thursday 5pm - 10pm
Friday 5pm - 10:30pm
Saturday 5pm - 10:30pm
Sunday 5pm - 9pm
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