Anthony's Pier 4
Anthony's Pier 4 BostonAnthony's Pier 4 Boston is a classic restaurant with great food and service. The view of Boston Harbor although somewhat comercial is very nice. The only negative here is the facility is dated and the area has major construction. However the food and dining experience overshadowed that fact. The 'popovers' are a traditional favorite. Highly recommend Anthony's, one of my favorite restaurants in the US.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciousFish,Popovers,Baked AlaskaExcellent seafood & wine menu;
great appetizers to start and desserts to finish off.
Perfect for a relaxed meal with friends you want to converse with
while watching planes take off and land, boats sail or cruise, and sunsets6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMpriceeeeeVery overpriced. Portions were appropriate size (not too large) and seafood was fresh, but price should really be cut by 1/3. I will nnot be coming back.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food, great view ofgreat food, great view of the water and attentive, friendly service5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMA Boston Must DoI had the Lobster, Lobster Bisque Soup, House Wine, and Chocolate Sundae for dessert. Service was constant and polite. The scene across the bay is spectacular. Allow some time to see all of the photos. The photo gallery was well worth the trip. The layout is suitable for groups, first dates, or a weary traveler.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall GoodThe food critics in my group were many and everyone thought the fish was great, service was good abd pricing "Boston Waterfront expected." Near the end of the evening the bottles of wine were waning and someone asked the waiter for a glass of pinot noir to finish his salmon with. They do not serve pinot noir by the glass and only offer two red wines by the glass; one a cabernet and the second a Carminaire. Neither went with all of the fish we were eating. Also the bread choice they had -- popovers were mushy inside and not cooked all the way through. So Anthony's, if you want to attract us back, increase the wines that pair with the fish on your menu by the glass and serve a better bread choice! There is a lot of good fish served in Boston!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMA good meal for a special occasion.Anthony's is a classic old-time seafood house with a great view of the harbor. We had some difficulty gettimg seated even though the dining room was not crowded. We requested a table near the window, and although one was open we were made to wait in the bar (maybe we were expected to shtupp the maitre d'). Waiter was exceptionally nice, food was excellent, portions generous. The popovers have been a classic for decades. A good meal for a special occasion.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat traditional Boston experienceBoston traditional food and dinning experience at its best. Antony Pier 4 is a place to enjoy that special moment or event.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAnthony'sAnthony's made our special occasion graduation dinner for 13 splendid. The service was attentive and accommodating. The food dishes were wonderful. Dinners ranged from salmon to crabcakes and escargot. All guests were very happy with their meals. The scenery overlooking the Boston Harbor was a wonderful backdrop and the restaurant lighting/ambience was welcoming and elegant at the same time. The noise level was lively but never overpowering.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMVery accommadatingFamily favorite. Large group of 10. An hour late for reservation but still able to work out a table. Great seafood!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBoston InstitutionRecently dined at Anthony's Pier 4 and the food and service were good- Good Seafood- Service was good but a little too "hovering" maybe because we were there for lunch and it wasnt crowded. Excellent for special occasions- would love to go back when the outdoor seating is open5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMSave Anthony's!We have enjoyed Anthony's Pier 4 for many years. It is more than a restaurant, it is an historical gem. I dread the day it is closed to make room for the development project. The food is delicious, the view spectacular, and the service impeccable.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMI can only sum it up as perfectI can only sum it up as perfect in every way. Outrageous food, the best service I've ever seen and so nostalgic. Amazing place!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Waterfront DiningAnthony's Pier 4 is a fabulous restaurant. I love how every table has a commanding waterfront view. The food is simply delicious. The lobster, baked stuffed shrimp and clam chowder are out of this world. They also serve you marinated mushrooms, Anthony's famous pita bread and pop overs as apps free of charge. Don't forget to top off your dinner with dessert; try the Baked Alaska - it's a great dish to share. Anthony's has a great location on Boston's waterfront, the prices are reasonable and parking is included!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPhenomenal ServiceOur waiter, Petrid, was the most outstanding service person we've ever experienced. Not only was he diligent but he truly cared about making our meal a very enjoyable event. He is what every waiter should strive to be.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent, asThe food was excellent, as was the service, especially for a party of twelve.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMIt had been 45 yearsI remember going to Anthony's Pier 4 for my brother's graduation from Boston University 45 years ago. I just recently moved to Boston, so I thought that I would go there, remembering the popovers. I read the reviews, which were quite mixed, especially concerning the service.
Some things had changed and some were the same. It is a much more casual restaurant, as many dinners were dressed in t-shirts and shorts, on a Saturday night. The service was outstanding. Our server could not have been more friendly, attentive and professional. She gave great suggestions (the swordfish was fresh and delicious) and did not rush us at all. The food was good, the popovers warm and delicious, as I remembered them. Parking is free and convenient.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSave room for the souffle!We were greeted with marinated mushrooms for the table and their famous popovers. The rack of lamb was encrusted with a balanced blend of mustard and spices and was cooked to a perfect medium rare. It was accompanied with perfectly roasted fingerling potatoes and ratatouille. The seafood selections were also cooked to perfection. A generous portion of filet of Sole was served with a light coating and mushroom sauce, If you want to indulge, Anthony's has the BEST souffles in the city. We have had souffle at French restaurants and they fell flat compared to the chocolate souffle and the Grand Manier souffles we had at Anthony's. Our server Jess was so pleasant and attentive without being invasive. It was a wonderful evening.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA Boston ClassicIt had been years since I visited Anthony's and it really was a pleasure, and to some extent a blast from the past to. Formally attired and attentive wait staff, outstanding selection of classically prepared fish; no Chilean Sea Bass here. And yes, they still serve their famous popovers!
All in all a delightful evening.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food, great viewIt may be "old school", but it could not be better. Attentive service, hot popovers, fresh well prepared seafood, good cocktails, and a view of Boston Harbor. It is a great place and I will continue to go back again and again!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother nice lunch at PierAnother nice lunch at Pier 4. Enjoyed the baked alaska ice cream treat for dessert!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic meal in one of Boston'sFantastic meal in one of Boston's legendary seafood restaurants! Had a window seat and the view was great. The server was a little stand-offish in the beginning but came around as the evening went on.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a wonderful dinnerWe have enjoyed many events here including our first date as well as our daughters graduation from MIT!
We always love coming here for dinner. The food was wonderful and service was good. We had to get our own drinks from the bar but that did not detract from our experience. We are sorry that the restaurant will be forced to move to a new location with the sale of the site but we will follow!
We love Anthony's and recommend it to anyone visiting Boston.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI had not been to Anthony'sI had not been to Anthony's Pier 4 in many years. But in the past month I have been there on 2 occasions. I love the place especially the menu, ambiance, and service.
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Stonehill College4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA 1995 cabernet is too oldA 1995 cabernet is too old to be served or put on the list4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden GemGreat Location for that Special Someone and Family environment. Scenic view is wonderful, After dinner walk on the pier is a perfect ending.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMPier 4's service, food, andPier 4's service, food, and atmosphere was wonderful. We always enjoy our time with family and Pier 4 allows us the best of times with their unspoken but seasoned approach to our every need.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was amazing the viewsFood was amazing the views were beautiful but the icing on the cake was the service. Manny, our waiter, was delightful! Anthony's Pier 4 is at the top of our list of dining spots.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasantly surprised. BuriedPleasantly surprised. Buried behind the parking lots on the waterfront. Classic Boston. I can't wait to return for dinner. Free parking - bonus!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything right and nothingEverything right and nothing wrong about Anthony's Pier 4.Finally a restaurant where you can go as an older adult and enjoy good conversation and good food in a quiet atmosphere.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMsit by the windows watch planessit by the windows watch planes taking off and landing.
good lobster roll!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friends and I loved theMy friends and I loved the place. This was our first time going there for dinner, and we loved it.
Great food, excellent service and an amazing view.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI had not been to Anthoy'sI had not been to Anthoy's for many years. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the food is still delicious and the service is still warm and attentive. The popovers were to die for and the lobster roll was crammed with large portions of lobster. The Baked Alaska was so large that I could not finish it3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA very enjoyable meal withA very enjoyable meal with excellent food and a great view. The bread was great for starters followed by the marinated mushrooms. We had two excellent meals in the shrimp and the salmon. We will definitely return.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy Customer!1st time and our waitress was awesome! Will definitely return again... Food is great, but a little expensive but so worth it!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always TOP SHELF.......sadAs always TOP SHELF.......sad it will be closing (or relocating) in fall of 2013. Everyone should experience the current location of the icon Anthony's Pier 4 before it leaves.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMElegant large dining roomElegant large dining room with great views of Boston Harbor. Parking was free when we went for lunch (a rarity in Boston).3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoyed our lunchWe really enjoyed our lunch on a snowy day at Pier 4. Our server Andrew was perfect as usual, as were the Popovers, the Chowder, and the Scrods.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOldie but GoodieAn oldie but goodie. Superior quality of food, that is why it has been around so long. Love the popovers. According to the server, Anthony's will remain open for quite some time during construction. Once construction has been completed. Anthony's will be relocating into the new building.3/18/2013 12:00:00 AMA shame to see them close soon.For all the negative reviews I see, this place was outstanding.The baked stuffed Lobster was moist & tender with a ritzy cracker stuffing along with extra Lobster meat.The fish chowder was stock full of fish low on crean & flour. So many places use a ton or cream & flour to hide the small amount of fish in the chowder. My partner had the "Restaurant Week" menu. It was a Lobster pie. It was pretty good, but when any place runs these type of specials, they're never as good.The popovers were great as always.Desserts were an icecream sundae & Toffee Pudding. Both were very good. The decor & interior do need an update, however.Knowing that this place will close in another year or 2, I doubt much will be done to fix it up. The food is fantastic.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMreturned to Anthony's Pierreturned to Anthony's Pier 4 on a recent business trip to Boston. I remember a special night there 30+ years ago and wanted to return. The spot is beautiful overlooking Boston Harbor, and pictures harkened to a bye-gone era of the 1960's, and 70's when the restauranteur welcomed many famous people. The food was good although not particularly inventive, and also seemed to harken another period with complimentary marianated mushrooms and gigantic hot popovers. I am sorry that after 50 years this restaurant is being torn down to make way for a water front park near new construction apartment towers. However, the times are changing. So sorry to see this icon go, however, even if it does feel a bit dated. Thanks for the memories.....3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI LOVE THE AMBIANCE AND GREATI LOVE THE AMBIANCE AND GREAT QUALITY FOOD THAT I GET HERE. IT IS A SPECIAL PLACE THAT I WILL MISS.3/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great birthday dinnerAnother great birthday dinner at Pier 4. We have enjoyed 5 decades of regular visits to this classic Boston establishment !1/7/2013 12:00:00 AM