Love the food and service
Love the food and service just wish they had a larger space overlooking the water instead of a gas station. Restaurant itself in outstanding!
2/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a birthday celebration
Had a birthday celebration dinner with my family at Oro. I had heard good things about it and like to try new places every year on my b-day. I had the madeira duck which was cooked to perfection and delicious. Others in the group had a lobster cake special which l did nibble and found it was also very yummy. My husband had the little neck clams with pasta and liked it. Also served was the truffle pasta which got okay reviews. The food overall is very chic, creative, and funky. If you have a fussy eater in the group, or a typical meat and potato liking person, then this is not the place. The waitstaff was very efficient but not overly friendly. Sitting street level at the window offered a view of a gas station which was distracting.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
First time at Oro
The portions were above average size. We took home half of two courses. The entrees were outstanding, especially the local sole in parchment with mussels The calamari appetizer was a bit on the dry side. The beet salad , corn chowder and sushi appetizers were to die for. In fact, the sushi appetizer could serve as an entree! At first we were hesitant to drink the ice water due to hazy floatings but the server assured us it was lemon infusion! Drinks and wine were a bit pricey over similar fare elsewhere. Margarita could use improvement. Martinis were excellent. Service was very attentive. Will definitely come again!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent experience at Oro
Excellent experience at Oro - all three courses were delicious, fun drink menu and good wine selection, friendly, well-timed service, and loved the decor and overall atmosphere. I definitely plan on going back!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love Oro. It is a restaurant
We love Oro. It is a restaurant we save for special occassions as it is pricy but the food is always supurb.
Unfortunately the night we went a Mom brought her three young children in and they were seated directly behind me. I don't mind children going out to dinner if they are well behaved but a place like Oro is not where you teach children how to behave in a restaurant. These children were loud and moving from seat to seat...it spoiled our birthday celebration.
This in no way reflects on the restaurant which is why we will go back...I just wish parents would think before they bring young children into a small, quaint restaurant.
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Go! Just not when I want a table
Fabulous as usual.Just a bit difficult to hear over the "energetic" noise.
4/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always an excellent experience.
Always an excellent experience. Have been going here for quite awhile now and the food is always exceptional.
4/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, wonderful service!
We held our daughter's baptism luncheon there and all our guests raved about the food and service. We have been there a few times recently for dinner and love their food and the service is second to none. They have a great drink selection at bar too. I like a clear chocolate martini, they have the right liquor and shake it up just right! Delicious food, wonderful service and happening bar, why wouldn't you go??
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The noise level made it difficult
The noise level made it difficult to carry on a conversation at the table. The desert portions were on the small side, but overall a great meal filled with inventive flavor pairings.
4/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
will be returning
The food was very good and the service was excellent. We will definitely be returning to try the bar and some appetizers.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great spot on the South Shore
We are always looking for a new spot to try when visiting family on the South Shore. The food at Oro was excellent and the service was friendly. Portions were probably a bit larger than they needed to be, but things were pretty well executed. The wine list was small but well thought out - quality producers and a few unusual varietals/producers.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
a no brainer
friendly, knowledgeable, attentive service. very good food. drinks are a very good color...............
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Boston worthy food
the food was great. if you like boston quality fare them you will really appreciate this restaurant. the only downside is that it is too loud. whoever did the interior decorating made too many hard surfaces which causes the noise to bounce and the place gets REALLY loud. we had to yell to each other to be heard and at one point stopped talking because we were so aggregated.
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice find!
This is a small restaurant with an open, comfortable, contemporary atmosphere. The menu had many interesting items and we were both pleased with the dishes we ordered ( pork chops with vinegar peppers and sole en papillote). The presentation of both entrees was lovely. The service was friendly without being intrusive. We will be back to try the recommended corn chowder and other imaginative sounding menu items.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our second date night at ORO. The cocktail list is inventive. I had about a bourbon cooler and loved it. I will try the King Martini on my next visit. The corn clam chowder is a Must try. We had the oysters and Tuna Misto they both tasted fresh, fresh, fresh. The only low point was our house made chips were a little greasy. Entrees were delicious also. Dessert were both comforting and exciting.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything we had the other
Everything we had the other night was wonderful. I will be dining at Oro's again soon.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent selection of foods on the brunch menu. All of our parties' food was tasty and appealing to look at. Had a great time. We would all highly recommend the restaurant.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food here is consistently delicious and with good presentation. The Misto Del Mar, Beet Salad, Bone-in Pork Milanese and Salmon were our choice and of course the Warm Chocolate Pudding Cake with salted caramel sauce.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal, great service,
Great meal, great service, all around wonderful experience!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I returned to Oro recently for our 14th Anniversary dinner. We had a great time, seated promptly, our server was very friendly and helpful. The food was fantastic, I had the charcuterie platter, and when I showed my enthusiasm on ordering, received and additional on item on the board! My main course was the duck, seared breast and confit leg, delicious! My wife had a generous beet salad as her first course, then two succulent lobster cakes as her main course. We split a chocolate cake with coffee ice cream to finish off a fantastic dinner, which we followed with a walk along Scituate harbor, and out at the Lighthouse.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not a lot of choices for unique and great food on the south shore. Oro fits both.
Also great service.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food at this place is so delicious. Our server was attentive and helpful. I was dining with a guest with dietary limitations and he was very accommodating. Will come back often
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was great and portion sizes right on. The staff went the extra mile to create a special drink for me. I feel is was expensive however and would return more often if the food was less.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good menu which didn't offer
Good menu which didn't offer and over abundance of endless choices. The food was prepared very well ans looked as good as it tasted. I was pleased with the wine list as well as surprised as it contained wines I often and only see in far more expensive restaurants. I thought it loud which is fine for a bar/restaurant but Oro appeared and is presented more of a restaurant hen bar although it has both. The wait staff seemed compotent and did a good job.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place for a special occasion.
Went for our first anniversary. Very pleased. Great food, great service, they definitely took good care of us!
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best food in Scituate Harbor
Food is exquisite: we loved the calamari and the special striped bass dish. The bar area and the dining area on a hot Thursday evening had many loud people.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service.
Have been here twice in a few weeks and Anthony served us both times. Outstanding service and food was great both times. Drinks and wine was excellent as well.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
appetizers of mussels and
appetizers of mussels and calamari were both outstanding. good portions - enough to split both between 4 people. Main Meals were fantastic, striped sea bass and corn/tomato salad were just the right combination together. Grapefruit martinis was perfect.
highly recommend . Dessert menu limited but ok. We (4 of us ) split the cookie ice cream sandwich which was ok...
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oro has great food
This restaurant had great upmarket food. The server was very knowledgeable about the menu, and the service was good. We went on a Saturday night, so the place was full. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars was because the noise level was way up there. We are not old and we had trouble hearing each other talk. Some curtains or other soft furnishings would not go amiss. It is a small place with low ceilings and the noise just bounces around off of all the hard surfaces. We will go back because everything else is good, but probably on a week night when it might be less noisy.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
South shore over boston!
On par with anything in Boston, excellent prep, ingrediaents and service.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was outstanding so
The food was outstanding so were the drinks. I would definitely go back Food presentation excellent, the seabass outstanding, loved it!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
It was our fifth time to visit Oro and the food and service were outstanding. As usual the noise level was a bit much and like several time before they had overbooked and we had to wait for our reservation. All in all we will go back because we love the service and the food.
8/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
I thought everything was great,
I thought everything was great, except that it was very loud and it was tough to hear.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was so happy with my diner at Oro. We were celebrating my birthday and I was not disappointed. The food was outstanding !
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meals, too loud
Great food, service and wine. Sadly we were shouting to hear each other in our group of four. Will go back for the food but not on a weekend when it is so crowded.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The only thing I was sad about when leaving the restaurant is that we hadn't gone sooner! Everything was amazing food and service!! The calamari and gnocchi were out of this world!!!!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
terrific south shore spot
Incredible food as always - seasonal heirloom tomato salad, calamari, and beet salad to start. All highly recommended. Steak, chioppino, pork chop and salmon for the mains - all incredibly fresh and packed with flavor. Cannot wait to go again!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food with a flair with great
Food with a flair with great service. Wonderful evening.
Only problem was with our reservation with Open Table. Open Table reserved a table for 2 when the request was for a table for 4. Oro was very gracious in accommodating our needs. Much appreciated.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great. Well prepared.
Great food. Great Service. LOUD - really LOUD. The need to baffle the ceilings.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely dining experience
My wife and I celebrated our one year anniversary at Oro
and had a wonderful and romantic dining experience.
Beyond the delicious food, of which dessert was my favorite,
the service was excellent. The wait staff was kind, friendly,
welcoming, and made our experience all the better.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my fifth time at Oro, and once again it was terrific. We had four people in our party and ordered six different dishes among us. Everything was delicious. Our server, Valerie, was outstanding in service, especially when answering questions and helping us make choices.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
food was outstanding
We took our Italian friends (from Italy) and were concerned about taking them to an Italian resturant. They LOVED the food, said it was excellent. They loved the Chippino? (fish stew mussels, calamari) said it was the best they have had.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We brought out of state friends for dinner on Saturday night. Everything was outstanding, but the very high noise level made it difficult to fully enjoy the experience. I'm sorry that they no longer have the small private room that would allow for a more relaxing meal. That said, the food and service were excellent. So happy that Scituate has such a fine restaurant in the harbor.
I would definitely recommend it!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to Oro for the first time with a couple of friends in from the west coast. We had oysters, burrata salad, and beet salad to start. Everything was fresh and beautifully presented. Had swordfish, duck breast, steak, and a chicken special for entrees. All dishes were again beautifully presented, cooked per order, and delicious. Menu was fairly creative and progressive overall - more like something you'd find in a major city rather than in Scituate where the majority of the area restaurants serve pretty standard fare. Ambiance is cool and energetic. Service was satisfactory. Prices were on the expensive side but the food lived up to it. We will come again.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
food and service were very good - would recommend !
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Probably one of the best meals ever. Nothing too fancy, just great ingredients prepared in a creative way. Also it was half the price of some fancy NYC restaurants we tried last month - and twice as good! Highly recommend.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A decent gluten-free experience
My husband and I enjoyed a lovely dinner at Oro. Our server was very helpful with the menu, and we enjoyed our meal. The only disappointment was the lack of gluten-free and dairy-free dessert options. We were certainly well-fed between our appetizers an entrees, but were surprised to find they don't always have a sorbet or fruit option. So if you're gluten-free, just plan on dessert elsewhere.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food and excellent
Delicious food and excellent service. Loud and hard to hold conversation. Everything else was amazing.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food Wonderful, Noise too much
Every we ordered: to start, oysters, corn chowder with Berkshire bacon, Caesar salad, and Misto del Mar (raw tuna & salmon with avocado & ginger soy vinaigrette); entrees: Cider Glazed Chicken Breast, Crispy Scituate Lobster Cake, Braised Beef Short Rib; and desserts: Warm Chocolate Pudding Cake and Buttermilk Panna Cotta, was DELICIOUS. Lovely food presentation, generous portions. Our server was very helpful, even going back to ask the chef when she did not know answers. But the noise (and AC), were almost unbearable. We were seated next t the bar, which was active & very noisy, and got rowdier as the evening went on. Would go back again in a heartbeat, but maybe on a weeknight, maybe it's quieter. Noise permeated the whole restaurant..
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
A great night out with friends
Superb culinary experience. Very loud, and noise could be absorbed with floor, wall & ceiling treatment.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM