We had a wonderful time. The
We had a wonderful time. The food was very good, the service was outstanding and the decor was beautiful. I would highly recommend Turner Fisheries!
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Sustainable Seafood Option
We were thrilled with the selection of fishes onthe Turner menu. Our server was friendly, accomadating and very knowledgeable. The waitstaff did seem a touch understaffed, as we waited a little while for both menus and our main courses. All of the dishes were superb, I would highly recommend the bay scallops with spaetzle!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day brunch deluxe
I took my mother for brunch on Mother's Day 2013. We were seated at a table with a great view of the streetscape. The staff were wonderful and gracious, and couldn't be more helpful. I chose this place due to its food reputation, and specifically for its extensive brunch offerings. (Many place offer fixed price with limited selection.) There were a variety of options, including oysters, mussels, and shrimp!! There were healthy vegetarian items, too. Everything was good, but nothing struck me as outstanding. We enjoyed a leisurely meal, and the staff did not hurry us. All in all, very enjoyable. The bill was large (as expected), so be prepared to pay for the ability to eat your fill of a variety of food.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thank you for the grate dishes.
Thank you for the grate dishes. Our guest was very glad to spend her time at this restaurant.
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Boston MUST
I always make it a point to enjoy an evening at Turner Fisheries when in Boston. The food, service and atmosphere has proven to be a top pick from a romantic evening, intimate dinner to a group dining experience. One of my absolute favorite places for sure.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best appetizers ever
While the main dishes were good (as expected) the real standout here were the appetizers. The diver scallops cooked perfectly, the fried calamari not greasy, but light and the sauce complemented perfectly, and the raw oysters were some of the best I've had.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I truly enjoyed the meal, but from the time I walked in the service amazed. The waiter was wonderful and his suggestions appreciated.the Caesar salad was the best ever and lobster could not have been better
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday is Lobster Day!
Wednesday is Lobster Day! Go and enjoy a 2-lb. for half price. Great food and terrific service.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food & Conversation
FInally!!! A restaurant with good food, an up to date menu, a comfortable chair/table and best of all: a level of noise where you can have the pleasure of a conversation vs. one way shouting matches with those you are dining. It may be noisier on other nights, but was superb when we were there.
7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for a special dinner
Turner has a tasteful ambiance that sets the tone for a great meal. The breads that preceded the meal were outstanding. Very nice selection of beer and wine. Menu has lots of choices. Two of our dishes were exemplary: pesto grilled swordfish and wild striped bass. We would be happy to order these on a return visit (but probably would want to try others that might be equally as good). The service was very good. One can dress as casual or as formal as desired. A great choice for a special dinner or just a night out in a good restaurant.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was just there for my anniversary, it wasn't the first time I have been there. The first time was excellent and I was hoping that it would be just as good this time and it was. The food was really good and the service was excellent. Overall a really great restaurant that doesn't disappoint.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and the service were superb! The best meal I have had in I can't remember how long! Surf & turf, swordfish and salmon were all incrediably fresh and delicious!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was super impressed with the waiter Pete. He was patient , friendly and he knew the menu inside and out, outstanding waiter.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Preferred place for diner in Boston
Great seafood & impeccable service. Quiet atmosphere is perfect for agreeable discussions with tablemates.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Service
The food at Turner is delicious. The swordfish was thick, moist and delicious. The baked stuffed lobster with crab cake stuffing is great. Excellent service.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful atmosphere with superb wait staff. The food was excellent. Will definitely come again.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I would highly recommend!
We had a great dining experience at Turner Fisheries, the food was great, service excellent, & easy parking.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining at Turners
We had a very attentive waiter with no rushing us out the door but offered to let us linger on our drinks prior to ordering.
He also had very good suggestions on the entrees.
it was very quiet night due to the day which was middle of the week but it was a great food and excellent service. But be prepared to pay top dollar for all of these things but it is worth it .
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had the lobster special
We had the lobster special which was good, but a tad overcooked. Mashed potatoes were great as was the Oyster flight...fun to try six different varieties!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good meeting place
I had a meeting to discuss a chapter in a book with an author and it was great. Low noise, good booth, good light and good food. A triumph.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were impressed by the quality
We were impressed by the quality of see foods and the service. Thank you very much!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Two a charm
I have been to this restuarant for a 2nd time this year. Again, the food and service was great. Tuna with pea sauce was fantastic along with the crabcake. I hope this gem survives. It was completely empty on a Saturday night.
8/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect menu and service
In search for the classic New England seafood option for visiting family the Clam Bake fit the bill beyond expectations and each of the other fish entrees were also enjoyed. Highly recommend New England Clam chowder - a perfect suggestion by our server. The salmon was a bit overcooked and not as flavorful as the horseradish crust would suggest. Wild Striped Bass was incredible as was the tuna. Desserts & coffee were also great. Though not very busy the level of service and food were exceptional.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really thought it was going
I really thought it was going to be more of a fine dining place. The service
Made a difference with this experience. Gabin (our waiter) was very nice approachable
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hands down fav
This was our favourite dinner by far during our trip to Boston. Even the kids loved it. Stuffed shrimpnwas fantastic, oysters super tastyand the clam bake amazing. The kids enjoyed mac and cheese and fish & chips, and kids eat free, which is great when they don't always finish their food. A great way to celebrate our anniversary and a birthday.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Sea Food
Always consistent delicious sea food. Ask for Ishmael, who is a great server!
8/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great seafood, excellent service
We were in Boston for a business trip. Seafood was fresh and very well prepared. We had a couple of flights of oysters, which were very good. Our waiter, Robert, was extremely professional and helpful. Great place for some of the best seafood in Boston.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
best fish around Boston
excellent chef; great fish, seafood and meat, great service.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We truly enjoyed our lovely dinner at Turner Fisheries as well as the outstanding service. Looking forward to a return visit.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great find
The food was amazing, as was the service. Highly recommend that others try this restaurant for the food, especially their Lobster Risotto.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a nice surprise.
The swordfish was outstanding and beautifully presented. The ambience is sophisticated but very comfortable and we sat in a booth which was surprisingly private even though it was in the middle of the room. This last minute choice turned out to be a great dining experience.
9/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was wonderful and the service was fantastic. We had visitors from Japan and we had to take our time to explain. The waiter was so patient. We all had a nice time and will be back again.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and device were absolutel perfect! Highly recommended
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Daily Lobster Specials
Wide variety to choose from, but daily lobster specials are solid bets. Thoroughly enjoyed two dinners there with excellent waiter (Pete)- Especially interesting were their zucchini gaspacho puree and delightful Sea Bass w/ anaheim pepper polenta.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
SUPERB BACK BAY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
We've dined here many time and prefer it to the more popular chain seafood restaurants. This one is unique with great service and great cusine. Starwood diners come here in droves along with the locals. This is a must and reservations should be done through OPENTABLE.COM. If you are a Starwood member please present your card for a sizable discount.
Don, Henry, Mike, Ton of Palm Beach and Boston
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic Anniversary Dinner
We had a really nice table and warm welcomes from the Maitre'd and server. We started with two of their special martini's -- mine, made with apple cider should have been delicious by the menu description - it wasn't. It was so bad I sent it back. My wife's wasn't too bad, but I tasted it too and didn't like it one bit.
The appetizers were delicious, as were the entrees. We were too full for dessert, but had a really nice time. We had a small round booth for our table which made for a cozy setting where we both could see each other and the people going by. Its not at all a "cheap date" location, but made for a great anniversary dinner celebration.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food in a quiet restaurant
My friend and I were headed to a concert at Symphony Hall and had a very tasty dinner here beforehand. We had asked for a quiet table and were very pleased with our surroundings as well as the food.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food/Limited Menu
Have been here many times and the food and service is always good. It also is almost always easy to get a reservation - though that may not be good news for the restaurant (which I believe is now owned by the Westin). However, the menu is very limited, not giving guests many choices.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A lovely experience for out
A lovely experience for out of towners. Very friendly service.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to Turner based on a recommendation from a friend who said they had the best Chowdah' in New England. It turns out that they actually were awarded best chowder, but only back in 2005...Our waiter's presentation was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and gave great wine recommendation for our entrée (we split the swordfish). Both of us got the chowder and it was "amazeballs". A very hearty variety indeed as every morsel was packed with clams and potatoes. Definitely not your grandma's soupy clam chowder. The entrée wasn't out of this world but the presentation and garnishes went well with the dish. We were afforded in depth service by the restaurant staff for a question about the origin of the word "cocktail".
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mom and daughter dinner
I was in Boston on business. I live in Atlanta and my daughter lives in CT. She took the train up to see me and we had a wonderful meal. It was really cold outside but the Bouillabaisse was warm and wonderful. The hostess placed us in a cozy corner. I don't see her as much as I'd like so it was great to chat.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really nice restaurant
Enjoyed the restaurant. Food was great and service was fabulous. Will definitely dine here again when I am in Boston.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was encouraged to try Turner Fisheries by a friend and told to have the fried oysters - alas there were no such thing on the menu however the broiled oysters were wonderful! Our waiter was attentive enough, but very quiet and quite on in years - seemed that he had a hard time hearing us sometimes which I suppose made for a less than stellar though very adequate service experience. I loved the atmosphere, the bar area is spacious and vibrant with interesting, well made cocktails. Its location is perfect for anyone staying in the area for the convention center access - you can get there indoors from most hotels. I would definitely go back - it could be an "outstanding" ranking with the right people and the right food choices!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best clam chowder
The clam chowder is amazing. The rest of the food was great. Awesome service and attention. They gave my gf a free dessert for her birthday, nice touch.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best clam chowder
This restaurant is a must for anyone visiting Boston. Everything we ordered was delicious. Our favorite was the clam chowder. Lobster was excellent. Atmosphere was inviting and waiter was great.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food but slow service
Had a wonderful meal, Lobster Risotto, but it took very long and our server was not very attentive.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Top quality - no surprises
Always enjoy the top quality seafood prepared predictably well. Clam chowder is as good as it gets.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thanksgiving was special
We decided to visit Boston for Thanksgiving, but needed a place to eat Thanksgiving dinner. WOW we're we not only impressed by the large variety of choices, but the delicious flavor each menu item had.
So glad we decided to eat at Turner Fisheries.
Last visit to Boston we ate much and enjoyed it tremendously.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
We ended up at Turner after a day of walking through the city with out of town guests. It was not busy, since it was the day after Thanksgiving. Service at the bar and at our table were very good, and we all enjoyed our meal very much.
Only caveat is that it is cold near the windows in winter.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Kept "Secret"
The food is consistently outstanding, presented beautifully and delicious. Wait staff is very professional and the decor is sophisticated.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM