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Aragosta Bar and Bistro
Aragosta Bar and Bistro

Aragosta Bar and Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.aragostabistro.com
  • Phone: (617) 994-9001
  • Hours of Operation: ARAGOSTA:
    *Daily: 6:30am-10:00pm
    *Bar: 11:00am-11:00pm
    *Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am-2:30pm

    *Daily: 9:00am-10:30pm
    Last seating for dinner at 9:30pm.
    *Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am-2:30pm
    Reservations are strongly recommended.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary European
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Visit our website www.aragostabistro.com for up to date special events and promotions.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Commercial Street
  • Public Transit: 10 min walk from green (Haymarket or North station), orange (Haymarket) or blue (Aquarium) lines
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet service offered, street parking limited. Price subject to change, currently $12 with restaurant validation (up to 3 hours, dinner). Central Parking is the provider.
A word from Aragosta Bar and Bistro
Welcome to Aragosta Bar and Bistro, the latest addition to Boston’s vibrant Waterfront dining scene. Located on Boston’s Harbor Walk in the North End, Aragosta offers a warm, social atmosphere in a stunning Waterfront setting, featuring an open kitchen with Chef’s Counter and an outdoor terrace with views of Boston Harbor and the U.S. Coast Guard.

With influences from Marseille to Genoa, the contemporary Italian cuisine gives signature flair to hand-made pastas, prime meats and New England seafood, using quality, local farm-raised ingredients.

For dinner, drinks or to lounge by the water for afternoon appetizers, join us at Aragosta, where Italian meets New England.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "We celebrated a night out among longtime girlfriends and a wonderful time. Service was impeccable, table was lovely, ( gorgeous water glasses!) Aldo our waiter was fun and extremely attentive. The chefs selection appetizer platter was almost enough for a meal, but we shared small plates tapas style on a lobster theme and every dish was a dream! Great evening. Thank you."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Ask for Aldo! He was extremely personable and provided amazing service. The restaurant is a ten out of ten without him, but with Aldo as your waiter it's a twenty out of ten! Great place for seafood and a view of the water. The oysters were delicious and the scallops melt in your mouth like butter. It's a must try."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "sat on the outdoor patio which is highly recommended, not enough outdoor seating options in Boston. Very Good food but pricey and probably over priced. Paying for the location. Doesnt have the most dinner options on the menu, but what they have is very well done. Would recommend for special occasions. Can also reserve fire pit tables which looks like would be good for a group."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "You can't beat the waterfront tables on a warm summer night in Boston. Food is somewhat expensive, but choose a couple of small plates as a fun option. Service was a little irregular because our server spent a lot of time talking and telling stories to other tables, while our water was not always refilled. Request terrace dining when you book - that's the best thing about it. Also note that they do NOT validate Parcel 7 Garage."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Food and service were outstanding! Highly recommend!!!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Sunset martini on the water, perfect service and a meal I won't forget any time soon!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We made reservations for outdoor seating on a stunning summer evening and arrived early. After having a drink in the lounge, we expected to be seated at our reserved time. We were still not seated 35 minutes later. We finally opted for indoor seating because we were rather hungry. Our waiter was great, but the food took forever and we had to send the night's special back because it was dry and over cooked. The lobster flatbread also tasted like it had been sitting under a heat lamp for too long. It may have been a one off, but given the price tag, I expected much better food and service. I would not go back."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This was our first time here. The service, atmosphere, and food are all perfect."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food was pretty good but the menu was limited. Also wish they had a heathy alternative to fries with lunch."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We were there for lunch and, because it was a beautiful day, requested a table on the terrace. The service was very professional and we were very comfortable under our umbrella. The food we were served was beautiful. The beverages were beautiful and even the water - beautiful It seems to be their goal to make everything they offer to be visually stunning. And it all tasted great too."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Used a Travelzoo voucher for a great lunch for 2. I was concerned after reading reviews of long wait times as we had a plane to catch at Logan at 4pm. We mentioned this to the server and he expedited our lunch but we never felt rushed."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I love being able to conveniently make a reservation online. It went through smooth and flawless. The Aragosta has a very nice waterside patio, which is quiet and relaxing for it's location. The valet parking is good and at $14 for 3 hours, that is the best parking rate in the area (unless you're lucky to find street parking). The food was great too (lunch menu). I suggest the flat bread for an appetizer, much more then just flat bread and tastes amazing. Their iced tea is different, maybe a hint of fruitiness, anyways it too is recommended if you drink iced tea."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Wonderful to sit outside. Service was terrible. Had 7:30 pm reservation. Got there then and was told table was not ready. Turns out it was empty and it took 25 mins to set it for two. Then waited 45 for our apps to arrive - oysters I might add. Then waited and waited for main course. Waiter was surly and inattentive. We live in the neighbourhood and sadly, this is not the first time that that we have had such a disappointing experience."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Above average fare with a gorgeous view of the Boston Waterfront. The only drawback is the high cost..., even given the quality."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We waited for an outside table for our lunch on a beautiful day. It was 12 minutes before we were even acknowledged once we were seated. Our particular waiter seemed inexperienced, once he spoke to us. The food was very good and creatively presented, but the service was lacking and extremely slow by our wait person. The patio was not busy by this time, but something was amiss."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Had the most delicious meal here the other day. Started with a drink at the bar, the cocktail list was full of original concoctions. Then got seated outside, what a beautiful patio! Lovely ambiance. All of the food was exceptional, and our waiter was funny and attentive. The only downside was we finished our main courses around 1030, asked for dessert menus, and we're told we would have to move inside if we wanted to continue our evening! We opted to just get our check. This wouldn't have bothered me if there weren't other diners outside still working on appetizers! Oh well, saved me the calories and probably an extra 40 bucks on my check!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Excellent location, great view, great service, varied menu, delicious food but pricey, valet parking at a reasonable price, water taxi service to the airport."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "It is great place to go if you want to enjoy a very relaxing dining experience. You can sit in the back by the water and it is so calm/quiet. It is the perfect place for a first date, catch up with a friend, or a romantic outing. They treat you very nice and the food options are delicious. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Such a cool restaurant and bar! Notable wine list and cocktail !"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Our waiter Will was one of the best servers we've had in years. Food is top tier. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food and staff were all outstanding. One of Bostons best restaurants"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great setting for a quiet dinner. Service was very good, as well as the food. No fuss, just good food in a nice dining room. I highly recommend this place!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Our first time here was for lunch (thank you Gilt City!); the food was superb, the view at the waterfront was very picturesque, and wait staff were extremely friendly and accommodating, and brought up the fact that they have a 2-for-1 afternoon tea promotion going on right now as well. Will definitely be returning for that!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We loved the new small plates concept! There are so many interesting items on the menu and it was great to be able to try several in one meal. Among the small plates, the burrata and the meat balls were both excellent. For our entrees, we had a mix of classic Italian and more modern fusion dishes. The pea/mint risotto was beautifully refreshing. The rib-eye was perfect, accompanied by truffled compound butter and romano/herb potatoes. We sat at the chef's counter and Chefs Graham and Donna were both charming and knowledgeable. They answered our questions about the sources of the food, and we saw how prepared they were when another party came in with some food allergies. Our server Don was also top-tier with flawless table service."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "There were four of us for dinner. Conversation was easy because we could hear each other. Tables were not crammed together. Our waiter was exceptional, attentive and funny without being always hovering. I ate every morsel on my plate - the scallops were excellent."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We were disappointed regarding the special event ladies night was not available even though their web site said it was. They did give us 2 appetizers on the house but we had to pay more for dinner then expected. The food was very good but limited menu for entrees."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Beautiful setting with outdoor seating. Not an extensive menu, but balanced and very upscale dining. Wait staff were very cordial and aim to please. I was there for lunch, but would go back again for dinner. Really enjoyed the quiet atmosphere!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Great place. We go therefor our anniversary.The waiter send us Champagne on the house. Food was awesome . We had a Wonderful time.Can't wait to go back !!!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "I selected Aragosta for an all girls night dinner for my roommate's birthday. All of us LOVED it - our waiter was super attentive and spoke intelligently about the menu. We had multiple bottles of wine and all were great. The food, phenomenal. I read a few mixed reviews but I don't consider myself a food snob but I thought it was great. I did the "whim" prix fixe which I thought was a neat addition to a menu, and I was not disappointed. We were hoping to be able to go out on the deck for smores but the weather wasn't cooperative that night. All in all, our experience was wonderful and each of us said we would be back again for sure."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The ambiance and service at this place are simply amazing, not to mention the harbor-view and the adjoining lounge. However, dinner was a tad on the disappointing side - I guess we were expecting something a little more mind-blowing based on everything else. Arriving early, my companion and I sat at the bar and enjoyed a couple of very good drinks. After being seated and choosing a bottle of wine, we selected the mushroom flat-bread as an appetizer, which was VERY delicious. For the main entree, my companion (a vegetarian) had the risotto and I chose the chicken. We were a little underwhelmed. However, it was still an overall great experience. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Our waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful. I had lobster bisque (very tasty and a fair amount of lobster chunks), and my partner had the beet salad which he loved. We both had the sea scallops, which were delicious. Creme brulee for dessert was good. The layout of the restaurant is odd - kind of long and narrow, not much ambiance (though the outdoor patio is probably very nice in summer). Nothing was particularly outstanding, but it was a good meal overall. I would not be against returning, though it's a little out of the way unless you are staying at the hotel."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • " We arrived in from Montreal the day before. We parked at Quincy Market to take advantage of the weekend rate and had a nice brisk walk through the nice waterfront. The food was very good, not at the very top of foodie heaven, but very acceptable for Easter Brunch with my parents, who are not foodies. The blueberry french toast was very good, the crab omelet was excelent and lobster fritata received rave reviews from my mother. The service from all the staff was professional and top notch. My family really enjoyed this Easter. I would recommend this restaurant for small groups and families as the setting is intimate and you can hear each other talk without being too close to other diners. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Great service, from beginning to end. Great with allergy requests. Excellent food."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I took one of my girlfriends here for dinner and drinks and she fell in love with the place!! The food is consistently delicious and the staff could not be more friendly and helpful! We sat at the chef's counter and had Don as our server. She was very attentive and made sure that we were taken care of and NEVER had an empty glass of wine. Chef Graham came over and introduced himself, and helped us to pick out our dishes for the night. He persuaded us to try the burrata (which was DELICIOUS) as well as the scallop and chicken dish. Everything was phenomenal and we cannot wait to go back once the Spring menu is available! I would definitely recommend Aragosta for amazing food and wonderful service!! "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "our first "chef's table" experience. Worth every penny. The chefs were great - very communicative - and didn't seem to mind chatting with us over their cook surfaces and plating areas. Creative dishes that were well/properly prepared. The wine selection is decent - if not at proper temperature - THAT is probably our only criticism! Servers were very happy to let us taste before we bought our wine selections."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Waited nearly a half hour to be seated (table for 2) in a pretty empty restaurant. Took almost two hours to get our meals. Manager could definitely sense our dissatisfaction and entire meal ended up being on-the-house because of the slow service (which seemed kitchen related). Walk up Hanover into the North End ......"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I had purchased a lunch on LivingSocial at Aragosta, located along the wharf in the North End, next to the Coast Guard. A very good glass of Italian white "Aragosta" and tasty Caesar salad with lobster made for a delicious lunch. While I've not yet tasted enough for a fair review, Aragosta's relaxed, elegant ambience, professional and personalized service, and interesting culinary details make it a place I'd like to go back to and recommend. Croutons were home-made with focacia bread; stemless water glasses, handmade in Italy featured floating shapes of white and either orange or green on the clear thick glass, and patterned white napkins by Frette could catch any crumbs that may have dropped off your fork. (Located at end of Hanover St.)"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Our visit to Aragosta was amazing. Wonderful waiter, delicious food and loved the atmosphere. The live jazz was a great touch as well! I can't wait to go back :)"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Beautiful place. They play jazz Friday and Saturday night. The food was okay not great. I was expecting more of a gourmet meal at these prices. I would recommend going for drinks listening to jazz, skip the dinner"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Ate here as part of Dine Out Boston. We took the prix fixe menu with wine pairings and were surprised to be offered options as we feel that the pairings should be the choice of the chef and sommelier. The lighting was terrible and cast a green hue over the food, I commented to the waiter that I had never seen a pea-colored lobster bisque before.He assured me that it was the normal rose colored liquid in the kitchen! The sea-bass on a bed of couscous was very tasty, if a little salty. The Amish chicken was ordinary but served with a sauce that overwhelmed the chicken."
    Dined on 3/25/2014