Row 34

Row 34

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.row34.com/
  • Phone: 6175535900x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Jeremy Sewall
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Boston Wharf Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We validate parking in the evenings at the Stillings Street Garage for $5. (13 Stillings St.) A 10 minute walk from Boston's South Station, and a 5 minute walk from the Silver Line's Courthouse stop.
A word from Row 34
Row 34 is a workingman’s oyster bar. We serve great oysters and pour unique beer in one of Boston's best neighborhoods, Fort Point.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Row 34 reviews from OpenTable diners
181 reviews since April 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (122)hot spot (93)neighborhood gem (80)great for lunch (61)vibrant bar scene (57)good for groups (45)special occasion (43)notable wine list (37)great for outdoor dining (32)romantic (16)late-night find (13)kid-friendly (12)great for brunch (8)scenic view (7)Show More
  • Great Meal, Great waitress
    tmcd12VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have been trying to go here for a while. Everything we ordered was delicious. We got the heirloom salad, oyster lettuce wraps, oysters, blue fish and butterscotch pudding dessert. Would definitely go there again. The only drawback was that they only have beer and wine and I would have loved to have a martini.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a lunch!
    geckogirl
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our first experience at Row 34 was a lunch during Dine Out Boston. The special menu was very generous in its offerings, the food was terrific, the beer selection exceptional. But most of all, the service was outstanding. We'll be back soon for dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Come for oysters, stay for wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Honestly, there are few fantstic answers to any question about where to head for Boston seafood. But Row 34 is that, without taking on the middlebrow menus found in suburban chain seafood empires. Row 34 is owned by an oyster farmer and distributor -- which is evident in the range of delectable choices. The cornbread is awesome, there's an delicious range of wines which the staff treat well. But the killer app is the seafood, served smartly and without fanfare within earshot of the ocean.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Had lunch outside , Monday after lunch rush. It was great. I work in restaurants and have been waiting all summer to get there. service was terrific, attentive without too much, engaging, knowledgeable of menu items. hats off to the kitchen for treating each component of menu items with integrity. Thank you for the impeccably shucked oysters!!! Really makes a difference to see them not butchered in the shell Keep up the great efforts don't lower you standards can't wait to come back for more ps lettuce cups were outstanding in simplicity and balance of flavor yum
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The restaurant ran out of many entrees, leaving us disappointed with very few choices.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Deafening Music
    MichelinStarHunterVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Hip young place...which means expect club level music and bring 2 megaphones to communicate. We only had some appetizers (fried clams and fries) which were oily soggy, and saggy. However, the raw seafood here really shines! And the main entrees looked great at the next table. Service was extremely slow. In between dishes run to the contemporary museum and back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love
    Industrygirl
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Wonderful dining experience. Well executed dinner and amazing service. Thanks Becky!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding service and food
    BlackDogs02171
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Not that this is any surprise to those that have experienced Row 34, but the level of service here is simply outstanding. We went on the early side (it was the only reservation we could get), and had a constant flow of wait staff making sure we had everything that we needed. Excellent raw bar and the seasonal fish plates were perfectly cooked. It'd be great if they had a full drink menu, but the selection of beers were top notch (especially if you're a beer snob). They also serve Stumptown Roast, which I consider to be one of the better coffee beans and isn't a coffee that you'd typically see around the Boston area. Oyster selection was AMAZING!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great oysters!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great place for a nice selection of local oysters and a eclectic craft beer list. And that corn soup.... amazing!! Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best lobster roll in Boston
    NatashaO
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    So far, at least. Try the hot buttered lobster roll, you won't be sorry. Service was also outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lively and fun and Great Food!
    deedsatdux
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Fresh and inventive are two adjectives that describe the menu. Our fried oysters in lettuce cups were amazing. Not greasy fried... lightly fried. The crisp snap pea salad amazing. The whole fish and striper were fresh and nicely prepared. The blue fish wasn't oily or gamey tasting but had great flavor. The oysters and cherrystones were the best we've ever had. No grit, perfect temp., great size and flavor...To top it off, the desserts were AMAZING! Butterscotch pudding was the best I've ever had and the house cookie (our table dubbed it a snickers bar) was, really, out of this world. And we hadn't expected that at all. Industrial feel, mixed ages crowd, great service. I'd go back in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice lunch spot
    DavidinBoston
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Met a friend at Row 34 for lunch. Nice selection and reasonably priced. Would return there again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow lunch
    Irish26
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Took a group of three clients for lunch and we were seated promptly for our noon time reservation. The wait staff was quick to greet us and take drink and raw bar orders. From here things went down hill. It took 10-15 minutes for our oysters and little necks to find the table and they beat the drinks reaching the table. We then waited another 15 to 20 minutes for the waiter to come back and take our lunch order. Again it took the food forever to get to the table, which granted was over shadowed by the quality of the food, which was outstanding. You've got to try the Ethel lobster roll!!!! Over all it just took too long to eat lunch, at over 90 minutes, it's not a place to grab a quick business lunch.
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • composed plates lacking
    Cheddar
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Raw bar was excellent with excellent quality, service and options. All the bivalves, and the smoked and crudo selections were delicious, well presented at the right temperature with excellent side sauces. I was unimpressed with the composed plates and dinner sides. While the fish was fresh and well cooked the sauces and accompanying ingredients did not work well with the fish or each other. The beer list was fantastic with good variety of unfiltered beers, ales, and cider. In future would stick to the raw bar, beer and wine selections. Very limited desert menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lunch spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Picked a friend up at Logan and headed right to restaurant for late lunch. Location was great for another few friends working downtown to join us. Food was awesome and fresh. So much on the menu I wanted to try. Will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nailed it
    Hopalong
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I'm never down this side of Boston but was at a convention and was taking some customers out. Found Row 34 reviews on line and it looked like a solid alternative to other mid range or upscale seafood restaurants around. Glad we tried them out, the food was great. We had the "Heads" special which was phenomenal if you are a little adventuresome. Very good beer selection but no liquor if you lean that way. Service was a little slow on getting started with drinks but other than that it was a good location with outdoor seating on a nice summer night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Lobster
    pjd1
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    love the high tops, the decor and energetic environment, and mostly loved the lobster.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Impeccable oysters, tuna tartare, and mussels. Had not heard great things about the entrees, so just stuck with appetizers. Did not disappoint. $5 validated parking at the Stillings St. garage across the street.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Off the bath of the hustle of touristy Seaport is this neighborhood gem. I was in Boston at a conference and happened to snag the only available reservation for 2 diners early on a Friday night. The place delivered. The service was seamless and the cerviche was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • row 34
    Grandma
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I wanted fried oysters. It was my birthday. as a tourist we reliied on the menu. Thhe food was good . The noise level 'very high even tho we werre outside Recognizing my birthday a plus. Thè sides were unusual..I was too old for this place.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Fish Ever...possibly
    wmidoj1
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I was over the top happy with this dining experience. Everything from the friendliness of the person who called to confirm the reservation to the bartender who cheerfully helped select a bottle of rose to the most amazing bluefish I've ever had. Not to mention awesome oysters, warm lobster roll, snap pea salad and onion rings. I already have plans to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great new spot
    LateNightDiner
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Had a wonderful late weeknight dinner as only reservation we could get was 9:30pm. Beautiful space with a hopping atmosphere. Food was yummy, especially the smoked seafood sampler and the lobster rolls. Our table had both the butter poached and creamy rolls. Everyone loved them. Hopefully, next time we can get an earlier reservation. Left at 11:45pm with very full stomaches.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Boston restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We have been to Row 34 many times and love it! We recently went with a family member who is a self proclaimed wine snob. The server was great. She knew her stuff and recommended and excellent wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just amazing
    BostonstrongVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Freshest seafood I have ever tasted. Outstanding in every way.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch spot
    Mce303VIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We had a great lunch at Row 34 - the oyster cups and the crab cake were fabulous. Attentive and friendly service as well. This is a terrific restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Way way to loud!!!!
    BostondinerVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This was our second visit and while the food is good, location great - the music is WAY WAY to LOUD!! No one could hear and we wound up shouting the entire time. Will not go again - sadly.
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  • Great Meal
    foodforthought
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We had a late (9:30) reservation on a holiday and I was expecting the restaurant to be busy and our meal slightly hurried. While the restaurant was busy, our meal was calm, the service was great, and it was never too loud. The food was great, I would recommend this place to anyone who loves seafood!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Raw Bar, Beer List Stands Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Excellent raw bar, nice limited menu, amazing beer list in an "industrial chic" bustling (noisy) atmosphere. Service is excellent... staff has a great attitude. Valet parking would be a nice addition.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • "Neptune" without the wait
    jacksbkVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Seafood is everywhere in Boston, Row 34 takes it to another level.. The oyster and clam choices are fresh and there are many from which to choose. The dinner options are varied and reflect whatever is in season. The Striped Bass with faro and fava beans I had was as good as I have ever been served. The room is large, open and convivial. The beer list is comprehensive. The wine list works well with the food. Spirits and cocktails are not available. This is a restaurant that should be around for many years. This was my third visit and the first with my two young grandsons. They very much enjoyed the scene, were treated correctly and ate accordingly. The ten year old tried his first oyster and asked for seconds.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a wonderful evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My fiancee and I just got engaged that day and I planned a special dinner with us and our friends. They were there when we arrived and had champagne waiting for us! We ordered more drinks; they took a bit of time to arrive. We ordered oysters and a few appetizers but only the oysters arrived, no appetizers. We asked the waiter for other appetizers and still did not receive them. We did not bigger to make a fuss about it because the oysters turned out to he enough before our meals. The meals were excellent.
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    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid place! Try it for yourself
    skrebel
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great restaurant, great service, great food, but for personal preferences just not my go to place for seafood. I would recommend this place for others to try for themselves. Also happy to hear comments on what other people think... Had the following items: Raw Oysters - Loved them, can never go wrong with Island Creek and the Row 34 oysters were great. Spicy mignonette was one of the best I ever had. Snapper Ceviche - Solid dish but thought the flavors from the mango and grilled pineapple were a bit overwhelming. Creamy Lobster Roll - Again solid, had a lot of lobster but end of the day I'm a bit of a minimalist when it comes to lobster rolls and I wasn't a fan of the chopped onions or the chopped pickles.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh seafood, modern atmosphere
    Melanhead
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    My mom, from WI, wanted one thing during her visit to Boston/New England: a lobster roll. At Row 34 we had two lobster roll options with homemade, super-crisp potato chips and free sparkling water. She loved the warm buttered lobster roll and I devoured my crab cake with corn salsa. I will definitely be going again.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food good ambience
    Fish
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    They are always friendly and have a great beer selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Seafood, Needs More Smoke!
    marojale
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Came here at the suggestion of a waiter at Neptune Oyster as a place to find some smoked seafood, was disappointed to only find two smoked items on the raw menu, smoked tuna salad and smoked scallop. Both were very good, but was hoping to find more variety as I haven't seen it anywhere else in Boston. The rest of the raw selection was good, comparable to the rest of the places in Boston, and the entrees were good as well.
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Craft beer and oysters?? YES PLEASE
    DrDT
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    You won't be disappointed. We arrived about 20 minutes before our reservation (& before the restaurant opened...oops), so we sat at the bar and discovered that it is also a craft beer place. The hostess and bartender were incredibly gracious and made excellent recommendations. Once sat at our table, we ordered oysters from the raw bar, clam chowder, half a lobster, the tuna tacos, tuna crudo, and smoked trout pate. All very very good. Made for an excellent lunch. Even better that it is located next to Trillium Brewing Company where you can buy freshly poured growlers and bottles of locally brewed craft beer to go. I would definitely recommend Row 34 to others.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great addition to Boston dining
    CohB
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    A beer list to satisfy and intrigue the most meticulous of beer geeks. A raw bar bounty, highlighted by a spectacular oyster selection, to please the most sophisticated piscavores. A full menu, heavy on the local seafood, to sate the tentative diner (great fried clams, lobster rolls, burgers) or the gourmet adventurer (crudos, ceviches, and beautifully cooked seafood). All wrapped in a very hip, bustling warehouse space with an enthusiastic and charming staff. I aspire to become a regular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oysters!
    MickyMVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Great oysters and the waiter did a nice job recommending wine and beer pairings that complimented the flavor.
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    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They know their seafood
    Valani
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    I went on a business lunch with someone who doesn't like salmon. I ordered the salmon and he decided to give it a try. We both LOVED it. He told our waitress that it was the best salmon he'd had. My only wish is that they served a big salad for lunch. It would go so well with the oyster/lettuce wraps which are fantastic. Can't wait for the outdoor patio to open!
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic meal!!!
    jrsuperstarVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Took clients and colleagues for dinner at the suggestion of many local friends while visiting from NYC. The food was SPECTACULAR!! Raw bay oysters - TUNA CRUDO - WOW!! Lobster rolls, clams, crabcake - were all fantastic. We were talking a lot which I think made the server want to leave us alone but I wish should would have been a little more attentive was food was served - people we hoping for additional wine with dinner that was never offered. Granted it was busy - that would have made it a little sweeter. The whole
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fab Fish
    BearVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Great raw bar and excellent seafood entrees in a upscale urban setting. Worth the wait for a reservation.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.