Central Wharf Company
Central Wharf Company

Central Wharf Company

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.centralwharfco.com/
  • Phone: (617) 451-9460
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Kurt Vogel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Live music & weekend d.j's

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Surface Road
  • Public Transit: The closest T stops are the Blue Line (Aquarium Station) and State Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking as well as several near by parking garages are available.
A word from Central Wharf Company
Central Wharf Co is another great addition to the Boston restaurant scene by the Glynn Hospitality Group.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Central Wharf Company reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (13)great for lunch (9)vibrant bar scene (6)neighborhood gem (5)hot spot (4)special occasion (4)fit for foodies (3)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)romantic (1)notable wine list (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Good for Business Lunch
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Have been a couple of time, this time the food was good, not outstanding but good. Service is a bit of a rough spot, somewhat slow and sporadic. The restaurant did not seem to be overly busy so not sure why, and as I recall from my first visit service was similar.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kmac
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Very cool spot but the entrees weren't what we expected... The apps were great and the beer list was extensive but I would just stick to a burger next time around.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The food was excellent and the service was great. I did find it rather loud. We were there after work and it seems to be a place where people meet after work and it gets loud as does the music. We were sitting in the dining room and it was hard to hear each other talk.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burgers are AWESOME!
    bearhillboxford
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Brought 9 people on Sunday 10/6 after the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. We were seated promptly, server was attentive to our needs and 9 out of 10 of us ordered a hamburger; one broiled cod (delicious). They were cooked in a decent time and all cooked exactly as ordered and everyone loved them. Fries didn't taste like re-heats, even the pickles were delish! Reasonable price and it was quiet enough that we could all talk to each other. I would highly recommend Central Wharf.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bland, bland, bland
    Wellfed
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    In looking at the menu, I thought that this is a place I could come to many nights in a row. However, everything that we ordered was extremely bland. Asking for hot sauce and getting Tabasco is a cop-out - come on....you can do better.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice looking but sub par food
    KingSizeVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    First off new bartender didn't know how mix drinks, both we're terrible so my wife & I ordered wine. Tuna poke had canned pineapple that tasted like the syrup in the can.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous meal
    Allissa
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I had a lovely early dinner here on a Sunday evening. Straight off a whale watch, my teenaged nieces and I were super hungry. We were seated right away, at a great table by an open window (the street is not at all noisy). Everything was really fast, but not rushed. We got our drinks quickly, and our appetizer and meals were not far behind. Our server was fabulous, the food was delicious, and there was a great variety. We had fish tacos and fish and chips and ribs (for my non-seafood niece) that fell off the bone. I would go back to Central Warf Company in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Right in the mix of Boston
    NanZVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We chose Central Wharf because it was close to our hotel and near Fanuel Hall. We liked the big window openings but were seated at an inside table, which was probably better since some smokers walk by the openings. Food was great and our server was knowledgeable about the menu. Chowder was amazing!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I went with my boyfriend on a Sunday night for an early-ish dinner. We had a nice table near an open window and our waitress was super friendly and on top of things. We started with the mussels, which were very tasty. I then had the pear and walnut salad and my boyfriend had the black and bleu flatbread. We both enjoyed our meals. The ambiance was a little odd, though. The restaurant wasn't all that busy, so it was rather quiet and we could hear the conversations of the people next to us. I'll chalk that up to being 6:30 on a Sunday night.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 18 reviews are from the Central Wharf Company reviews archive.
  • Nice Spot for Business Lunch
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Enjoyable, Gastro-Pub level food, a range of options with intersting twist, a decent wine and beer selection. The open window table seating is a nice touch. They did a great job with renovations and site is a long way from it's former Jose McIntyres days
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time eating here - good lunch
    BostonEater
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I went to Central Wharf with six other co-workers for someone's last-day-at-work lunch. I got the "Pear & Walnut" salad for $10 which was very good. Other people's orders included crab cakes, pulled pork sandwich, pulled pork pizza, and caesar salad. Everyone seemed very happy with their meals. It is definitely on the pricey side for lunch, but the food was good and I like the way the restaurant is setup (much better than the restaurant that last inhabited the building - they changed a lot!).
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    food was only OK. Cocktails were limited and not very good. Oysters were small.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Open Table Points
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Although I loved the restaurant, the service and my meal, I was disappointed that I did not receive Open Table dining points for this reservation. I was told by the hostess there that she thought I would receive them, but for some reason I did not.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must see in Boston
    ReviewsbyMo
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Great food, atmosphere and service. Will definitely go back. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love look; work on everything else
    ChristyN
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I was really excited to see what they did with the old Jose McIntyre's. The upstairs bar and seating is the place to be; open air with big windows, a nice nautical theme and sizable bar. Service started off strong, but then dropped way off once the whole party was present. It wasn't nearly at capacity. We also had a server swap which slowed down service. The appetizers were pretty good (I liked their version of a wings appetizer) but the entree salad of popcorn shrimp and kale was disappointing. Just clumps of pre-breaded, fried shrimp on a bed of raw, bagged kale. Despite the by-the-sea theme, they were also out of oysters. I'd stick to getting happy hour drinks and apps here to enjoy the ambiance, and move on for dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and atmosphere
    Christina
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I went to Central Wharf two times in one week, that's how much I liked it! Dimly lit which gives it a nice vibe, spacious, not overly crowded, and great food (try the seared tuna sandwich and the three beet salad... yum!).
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty food & lively atmosphere
    Mark
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    The food is delicious and the menu offers a variety of options depending on what you're in the mood for. Atmosphere is lively and sometimes they have an awesome musician. Would definitely recommend to a friend, service was great too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Central wharf
    AnneB
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We picked this as part of our visit to Frost Bar. We walked in and were seated immediately - a little before our reservation. Waitress was attentive. The clams casino flatbread was delicious. As was the chicken dish I ordered. Within walking distance from Faneil Hall. Would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Post- Jose Macs
    SH89VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The manager and the waitstaff were nice enough, but it doesn't make up for the first three things we ordered off of the menu that they were out of (beer and raw bar). When you have 2 items on your raw bar menu, you should probably be in stock with both items. It's decorated very similarly to Granary Tavern next door. Nice decor, bad chicken sandwiches, and limited menu especially with out of stock items.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good new place
    BobibosVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    restaurant was nice - drinks were huge and tasty...menu looked great. Food was nice looking and portion sizes were good, but flavors were very bland. We had an 8pm reservation, got seated right away...food was prompt as was service - but the waitress sort of rushed us to pay since her shift was over, which was strange bc we weren't there for that long. Even in the restaurant part, don't sit anywhere near the door/windows...very drafty /cold. I would go back, given the location, drinks and menu options. I would give it another shot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truthful
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    We were seated in the back room and waited for 20 minutes before leaving. Not one server approached the table. Menu had food all over it. This survey makes you answer the food question or it will not process the review, so I had to make up that answer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Excellent food, friendly staff and reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Diooooon
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Would never know this place used to be Jose macs. Place is completely different. We went for valentines day. Had a great night, great food, great wine, and awesome service. I got a surf and turf with steak and a lobster tail. Bomb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Day Evening
    Nathan
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Service was great. For the price the food was outstanding. Fixed price menu: 3 Courses for 2 for less than 100 dollars including a bottle of wine. Raw oysters were fresh. Had the surf and turf entree, the filet was perfect, the lobster tail was small and somewhat overcooked, sides were good. Dessert for two: "chocolate covered strawberries" was a big bowl of lemon sorbet with one strawberry, they must have been running low by that time in the evening but whatever, food was good enough overall to make up for it. Great little place, will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines day
    OutoftownerVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    They had a great deal but the food was just okay. Service and atmosphere were nice!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great building, nice staff,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    great building, nice staff, and outstanding food - the tuna nachos are a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So Good!
    CMCG
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    I still cant get over how great the food was. We ordered a bunch of apps and first course options... unreal. For dinner, I ordered the Startler Chicken and expected it to be half full of bone it was so big... was certainly not. It was the tastiest, juiciest chicken I have ever had. Everyone else in our party really loved their food. It was a shame it wasn't busier. That place should be packed every night with the quality of food it produced. The bar was a bit slow with getting our server our drinks but, it has amazing potential. The beer selection was incredible.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.