Skipjack's Boston
Skipjack's Boston

Skipjack's Boston

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.skipjacks.com/
  • Phone: 6175363500x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Jeff Senior
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Party with us! Let our experts help you celebrate hassle free. We can create a menu and atmosphere perfect for your party needs. From family parties to corporate events, your place or ours, we eagerly await your call.
  • Private Party Contact: Allison Barnhart 6175363500x
  • Entertainment: Live jazz brunch every Sunday at Skipjack's! The Winiker's offer top quality jazz with their quartet. Skipjack's offers an acoustically favorable room and delicious brunch fare to make every Sunday memorable. Starts at 10am every Sunday!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Boylston & St James
  • Public Transit: We are walking distance from both the Back Bay Station(orange line and commuter rail) and the Copley T(green line).
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer two hour free parking in our building anytime after 5:00PM. Simply have your parking ticket validated by your server prior to leaving. Enter the underground area on Clarendon or St James.
A word from Skipjack's Boston
Located in the heart of the Back Bay (across the street from Trinity Church). Skipjack's has devoted itself to importing the freshest seafood from around the world and offering it at the best prices in town. Skipjack's is a local favorite. Superb seafood, prime steak and a fresh creative sushi menu. Delicious cocktails and libations with an award winning wine list.
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Skipjack's Boston reviews from OpenTable diners
71 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (21)good for groups (20)great for lunch (17)special occasion (14)neighborhood gem (12)great for brunch (9)hot spot (6)kid-friendly (6)great for outdoor dining (5)romantic (4)late-night find (4)scenic view (3)vibrant bar scene (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Good food and service
    MKET
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Great evening out. Terrific drinks and recommendations were spot on. When scallops were too spicy the waitress had them replaced. I didn't have to ask she took it upon herself. Great evening out.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing bad, nothing really good
    JDouglas
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Food okay. Service okay. Not what I was expecting.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfect
    MoMo
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    we had an awesome meal. the service was informative and attentive. maybe a little hovering, however it was not that busy and he was a delight to talk to. food came exactly as described. always a pleasure to visit this place.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Lobster Roll!
    LuvgrtfoodVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    My husband and I were delighted to find out that each lobster roll ($25), is made to order. The server specifically asks how much mayonnaise you want in your lobster preparation. Both my husband and I are very health conscious and asked for very little mayonnaise. We both received rolls that were overflowing with lobster, very little mayonnaise. The menu says each sandwich has a half pound of lobster in it, I think our rolls had more like three quarters of a pound each. The restaurant itself has little ambience, it looks much like a Bennigan's inside. This is a great place for lunch, specifically if you ordered the lobster roll. I would not recommend as a special dinner location.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not overwhelmed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Skipjacks is a reasonably price restaurant close to the Copley and Prudential centers so makes for a convenient escape from your local hotel dining facilities. This is my second dinner experience with them and it is OK but not anything draw me back again. Next time in the area, I am going to give them a try for lunch.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappointed in Skipjacks
    jpwhelan
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This is one of my favorite restaurant s in Boston. A great location on Copley Square; delicious seafood cooked to perfection; moderate noise level so conversation can flow. Walking distance to symphony, theater or Jordan Hall.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely lunch
    Bjwints
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Went to celebrate a birthday with my adult daughter pre afternoon theater and it was really good....food and service. They made a point of honoring my request for a nice table and remembered to wish her a happy birthday. I was really pleased.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food, poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We did not receive the correct menu for a Sunday brunch. The waiter was disinterested to rude. There was an error on the bill.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Marathon Escape
    Hollymac
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Just a block from the Marathon finish line, this quiet spot has excellent seafood selections and some of the most terrific rolls you can find anywhere. Sunday Jazz brunch is a must at my neighborhood gem!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Yes!
    StacyandPhilip
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    2 Words - A. Mazing. We both had the Lobster Casserole and it was perhaps the best thing I've ever put in my mouth!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    LMF1VIP
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    The food is always so great, the service is quick and the menu has a little bit of everything for all palates.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lilsplendorVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Food is decent. Good for quick work lunch as there's never a wait.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent choice for Seafood.
    LoveSeafood
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    excellent choice for Seafood. I Highly recommend for business events and social gatherings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was good. Waiter seemed
    KAC1
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Food was good. Waiter seemed overwhelmed at first, and we had to ask if we could order drinks when we sat down. Overall, a nice experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jazz Brunch always a winner
    MrGeeVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Nice the the brunch went back to having the guest singers get up. Makes it much more fun most of the time
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The makings of a great evening-but
    PickyButReasonable
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    This is a great location, with very good seafood. Not too fancy - comfortable place to eat. What ruined the evening was the service. Our waiter was clearly bored with his job - rattled off the 'favorite' menu items too fast to understand, and visably sighed when he was asked to slow down and repeat. There was no effort to note down the seating of the group, so when the appetizers came, they were offered to the wrong guests. Same with the dinners. These were both served by people other than our waiter, so I cut some slack there, but our waiter took our coffee/cappuccino orders and then delivered them himself and got the placement wrong. With more attentive and caring service, this restaurant could be a favorite.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No bueno
    Elaine
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We loved our experience at the Foxboro location. The dining experience this time was far from perfect, an almost empty restaurant and our waitress was non-existent. My swordfish was like a block of wood. I did say something and they took it off the bill, however they did not ask if I would like something else. I left the restaurant hungry. :(
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Food was not great. fish was fresh but not much flavor. Unimpressed. Expected much more for the price. Not one healthy or close to it side on the menu.. Potato and rice only.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Chilean Seabass
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    A friend of mine recommended Skipjack. This was my first visit to Boston and I followed his advice. After having the Chilean Seabass Skipjack Style I must say goiung to this restaurant has become a "must" every time I'll go there.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • our go to place for lunch
    CharScottVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    When we attend an afternoon theatre performance, this is always a good choice for quick, pleasant service and tasty food and we know we will not be late.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Skipjack's Boston
    HL123
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Food and service were excellent. Lobster bisque was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good seafood near Copley sq.
    foodlover
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    As a visitor in town on business I asked my client for a suggestion for a business lunch. Skipjacks was his recommendation and it worked out well. Attentive service, followed by a wide selection of seafood as well as options for non-seafood eaters. Swordfish was fresh and moist and my colleague had a well-portioned bento box of sushi. Again all fresh and good. The noise level was moderate and a business discussion can be had without too much difficulty. Prices are very reasonable too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • basic but good
    spector
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    i ducked into skipjacks on a weeknight. The server was very pleasant, quick and efficient. The food was fresh and tasty but I felt it was a bit oily. My son ordered a friend calamari appetizer and loved it. He followed with fish tacos which he also said were very good. I had broiled mahi-mahi which was good but a tad dry. I also felt the side dishes were uninteresting-fries, mashed potatoes etc. I think it would be a good place for families with basic palettes. They did have a nice looking sushi menu although I didn't order anything. I think our bill was around 90 dollars which would be a little steep for some considering we did not order dessert. I wouldn't consider it gourmet cooking but it was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Bal5045
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    "I love the relaxed feel of this place - like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. Our server was great and outstanding even though I don't remember his name.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    2goodVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Excellent food and service! Received a reminder call about our reservation. Went for Valentine Day and it was the perfect experience. The appetizer were great; drinks on point and ginger sea bass excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great time at Skipjacks
    CruzFamily
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I've been to Skipjacks many times, but my last time there (Valentines day 2014) topped them all. The menu choices were fantastic- you had the choice of Pre-Fixe or choose your own. The food as always was amazing, from the starter salad and shrimp cocktail to the entrée, and the dessert. Both the chocolate bread pudding and mousse were amazing. The waiter, Tony, was one of the best waiters I've ever had. He recommended a great wine for me and my husband, and even helped my husband tie his lobster bib (albeit a bit embarrassing for me). Overall a great experience, I always have a yearning to go back to Skipjacks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SkipJack's not likely!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Looking forward to dining there sooner than later. Really enjoyed the crab cake! As a matter of fact there was nothing that I didn't enjoy. The selection of music was a pleasant surprise < ;
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Give it a try
    hummVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    This was my third visit to the restaurant. Each time it was for Sunday brunch as it is near the hotel were I usually stay when I'm in town. The Jazz was good and so was the service, but the food was different. It wasn't bad, just different. I can't say that I will visit again, but there is no reason why you shouldn't. Good location, nice layout....and your first Bloody Mary is only $1.00.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Skipjack Style
    HerkyVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Trust the server's recommendation for the best fish of the season & then have it Skipjack style: excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is ok, great service,
    mjbos
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    Food is ok, great service, good for a quick lunch. Friendly atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    Visiting from Philly for a few days so I need to get my fish fix! Excellent meal with truly exceptional service. I would definitely come back, maybe even tonite for my last night n Beantown!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GF Menu - Be Aware if Allergens
    ChrissieVIP
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    The gluten free menu had lot of great options. Be aware - the fries etc are cooked in the same oil as those items that are NOT GF. Our waiter was not properly trained and couldn't answer my questions. I do have other allergies and my dish came out wrong and had to be remade. It was delicious once corrected.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No go
    FoodVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    We made a reservation to try the Jazz Brunch on a Sunday after reading reviews of shoddy service and decided to give it a try. The music was lovely. However, after watching the same waiter serve the table next to us for the first 20 minutes of our visit with no acknowledgement we got up and left. There were several other wait staff that saw us there and were doing nothing except staring as we left. We didn't even get water, much less a greeting. If you want listen to Jazz and be ignored this would be a fantastic place for you.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great fresh seafood
    galsinboston
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Terrific raw bar, all seafood fresh and prepared simply but very tasty and flavorful. Would recommend highly to seafood lovers!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We enjoyed the Jazz brunch.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    We enjoyed the Jazz brunch. Live music was a real plus. Food and service both excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • There are better choices....
    kelljVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Great service, nice ambience, fair food...at the end of the day you do to a restaurant for the food and the quality of the food was equal to that of a Red Lobster...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    Satisfied
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    I went to Skipjack's with three friends and we loved everything we ate, even the french fries and potato chips that came with the meal. I'd particularly recommend the calamari and dumpling appetizers. There is more of a variety of fish than most restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal as always
    DonnaB
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    I had the wasabi crusted Salmon over grilled veggie - it was flavorful and delicious. A friend and I also tried the tuna sushi roll - fine to split (3 pieces each). It was very good. Service was excellent. This is one of my favorite places to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner on New Year's eve was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Dinner on New Year's eve was disappointing, food was mediocre and the restaurant was out of several menu items.
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  • It was ok
    ManRiVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The food was a bit pricey for the quality . The chopped salad was mushy and the lobster new berg had too much breading and too dry. Service was fine .
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    I would recommend this to a friend.