Rowes Wharf Sea Grille
Rowes Wharf Sea Grille

Rowes Wharf Sea Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.roweswharfseagrille.com/
  • Phone: 6178567744x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am

    Breakfast Buffet: Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am -11:00am;

    Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm;

    Afternoon Tea Daily: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
    (Please call for reservations 24 hours in advance)

    Bar Bites Daily: 2:30pm-4:00pm;

    Dinner Daily: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Continental, American
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Bruce
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Rowes Wharf Sea Grille is perfectly situated where land meets sea at the most picturesque spot along the Boston waterfront. Chef Daniel Bruce’s vision for the restaurant celebrates the sea—inventive seafood dishes artfully presented, and a contemporary space with design accents that mirror the ocean beyond the windows.
  • Private Party Contact: Elias Akiki 6178567744x
  • Special Events: We do not take reservations for outdoor dining. We will try to honor all requests, but can not guarantee specific seating.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Atlantic Avenue
  • Public Transit: Blue line to the Aquarium
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Validated parking is available for dinner reservations. Self Parking will be $8 and Valet Parking will be $12 with validation. Validation is good for up to 4 hours.
A word from Rowes Wharf Sea Grille
Rowes Wharf Sea Grille is perfectly situated at the most picturesque spot along the Boston waterfront. Chef Daniel Bruce’s vision for the restaurant celebrates the sea—inventive seafood dishes artfully presented, and a contemporary space with design accents that mirror the ocean beyond the windows. For great food, harbor front views, lively conversation and an upscale yet comfortable atmosphere, look no further than Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, located at the Boston Harbor Hotel..
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Rowes Wharf Sea Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
135 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (104)great for outdoor dining (101)special occasion (64)fit for foodies (43)romantic (43)great for lunch (36)good for groups (26)notable wine list (21)great for brunch (21)neighborhood gem (16)hot spot (14)kid-friendly (11)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (6)Show More
  • Absolutely Great Seafood
    FHBB
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    If you are looking for a great seafood in town, the address is the Rowes Wharf Sea Grill. The service is very good, too. Prices are reasonable for the fresh seafood and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It's a hotel restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    After reading reviews before I made reservations we were very excited for good seafood. When we got there we were disappointed to find it was the hotel restaurant and it was practically empty. Service was very prompt, presentation of the food was off. Taste was good. Good view of harbor. Overall though we won't be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    A beautiful dining room with a picturesque few of the harbor! Quiet enough to have a good conversation, but still had a lively atmosphere! Service was outstanding...very polished and professional staff! The fish we ordered was prepared perfectly and served beautifully on the plate. I would definitely recommend The Sea Grille!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite in all seasons
    noankpearlVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We took advantage of a beautiful fall day to have lunch outside at the Sea Grille - what a great decision! The fish dishes in particular are always fresh and excellent, and the staff cheerfully accommodates requests for slight revisions. Pricing is fair for such a lovely environment, not obnoxiously exhorbitant. It was a wonderful experience and we found it hard to leave! And despite the demand for outdoor seating on such a lovely day, the staff did not push us to leave.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Last night in New England
    GrahamQ8
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    On our last night, after two weeks in New England, we chose the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille at the Boston Harbor Hotel for dinner. The restaurant is in a good location with a great view of the water. The restaurant is stylishly decorated and has a relaxed ambience. Our service was attentive, friendly, knowledgable and very efficient. To start, we had the bacon wrapped figs & shrimp which was delicious. The salad was plentiful and the fish (salmon and haddock) excellent, the wine list is full but expensive. Overall it was one of our more expensive holiday dinners but for a special occaision well worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gorgeous spot, great restaurant
    BostonGirl
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a family lunch celebrating a birthday. The service was magnificent, without being overbearing. Food was wonderful. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Great views of Boston Harbor.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    Love2Eat
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Very exceptional service with higher standards displayed at all times. The wait staff was always checking in on us and showed a positive demeanor when waiting on us. I will definitely come back!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ShirazVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    This restaurant is in a hotel which we had not expected. So we were a little concerned. The restaurant was not busy and were seated at a window table overlooking the harbor area which was very nice. We were hungry and ordered immediately. For appetizers my wife ordered the mussels and I ordered the ceviche. The mussels were in a thai coconut broth and had a slight hot spike. The mussels were very tasty. Tie ceviche was nicely presented in a delicate lime dressing. Also delicious. For main courses my wife had the Haddock and I had the Tuna. Both were nicely presented and very tasty. Overall we had a pleasant romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • surprisingly poor service
    sparty
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    way too slow and the waiter had attitude. For the money not worth it
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just ok.
    Out2eat
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was good, not outstanding. Too pricy for what was served.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rowes Wharf Sea Grille Delivers!
    Clarabelle66VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Over the past year, I have been to the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille at least ten times. I enjoy bringing family and friends to this lovely waterfront restaurant because of the great view from the terrace, the delicious food, the wonderful service, and the lively (and free!) concerts in the summer. My favorite entrée is the halibut, and I really enjoy the Wharf Manhattan, too. 😊 And their mashed potatoes are delicious! Jon and Jeisson are the best waiters ever....attentive, warm, and knowledgeable about the menu. Restaurant Manager Phil Huber displays the same professionalism and warm personality, and he goes out of his way to greet diners and seek feedback. You can't go wrong dining here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good dining on harbor
    Ffode
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was excellent. Service was great. Views are good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    noankpearlVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The Sea Grille is reliably enjoyable in any season. Usually we sit outside at this time of year, but the chilly harbor breeze led us to request a table inside, yet by the window. Food was delicious as always, and the grilled fish selection is always a rewardingly healthy choice. Service was a tad slow, but we were in no rush.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mark Ellis
    MarkAE56
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The service was very good--optimal, polite. The calamari were outstanding. The grilled fish entree was small, but fine, although the rice accompaniment was uninspired--just white rice on a plate. The glowing write-up on the chef caused me to expect more. Having just come from the Martingetti wine tasting, I was sated on wine and only had water with dinner. In the future I will certainly avail myself of the cocktail menu and wine list!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Right place, right time
    BeefstuVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Took some out of town customers. They loved the food, service and view. Great night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Lunch!
    DuxGirls
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This is one of our favorite locations in Boston, spectacular harbor views! The seafood and fresh vegetables were delicious! We highly recommend this spot for lunch in the city. A great meeting spot for lunch with good friends.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Went on a Sunday night so wasn't crowded. Service was outstanding and food was absolutely delicious. Cocktails are well crafted - also delicious. Sat outside on a nice, warm night to enjoy the harbor view and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time
    James
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The Sea Grille is a great place to eat outside, right on the water, and watch the world go by. That being said you pay a premium for the view but with uninteresting cocktails and a just ok wine list. The food was actually pretty good but the menu itself isn't too interesting and lacks creativity. For a hotel bar/resturaunt on the water the Intercontinental is infinitely better right around the corner. Plus they have a French restaurant, Oyster Bar, and great cocktails. I even like the view better there anyways. Service at Sea Grille was ok but imprersonal, definitely more of a transaction for them than an experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy diner
    okayJ25
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    For dining on Boston Harbor this is a tough location to beat, the scenery is great. The starting fresh bread basket is well prepared and unusually good. The chop salad was excellent with a nice variety of of veggies and contrasting kalamata olives; the kale-ceaser salad was a little more mundane. The clam chowder is for true clam lovers. The clams and mussels on pasta was first rate (although the sauce was a little too rich for my personal tastes - my wife loved it), the salmon in a tomato sauce looked stunning to look at, but in flavor the sauce was disappointingly bland. The deserts were wonderful - we had a blueberry mousse, really magical, and the key lime pie - great re-interpretation of a classic - lean cuisine it is not.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tourist trap
    Foodsnob
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Disappointed to say the least. I made a reservation to sit outside as we were there to watch a band and we were sat 1.5 hrs later than I requested. The food was bland. If I am going to pay 28 dollars a plate, I would like it to taste like it deserves to be at that price point. I would have been much happier running across the street to panera and eating a bacon turkey bravo on the steps. Atmosphere was fantastic, severs were nice and the hostesses were young idiots.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Just Perfect
    VeryPleased
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Perfect lunch, outdoors on a sunny day with mild ocean breezes shaded by a large umbrella, excellent service, fresh wonderful sea bass - couldn't have been nicer. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great view
    Itravel4aliving2
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I love this restaurant for the great food, and the service. The best part of this restaurant is the view. Outside seating is preferred for the best experience. Make sure you have reservations as the restaurant fills up quickly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sherry
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    excellent seafood - the lobster was cooked to perfection
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed
    vitto
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    yes I did say "disappointed" ... hostess, waitress and the staff were all very pleasant, we ordered our drinks they were fine, my wife had a cosmopolitan, I had a rusty nail ... we ordered an appetizer, Shrimp wrapped in bacon with figs, Shrimp and Bacon showed up, Figs took a walk, ... my wife ordered pan sheared Scallop's with Spinach & garlic which was OK nothing to get to excited about, I ordered cod with rice and Spinach & Garlic, ... Cod was tasteless nothing to enhanced the flavor, BLAND/BORING. I figure if I can prepare food better than what I'm being served it's a failure. desserts were a complete failure.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • summer concert series
    coronaandline
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We went to Rowes for the summer concert series, not really the food. Of course the wait is long but when there's music playing, do you really care? Don't go starving and your wait problem will be solved. The music and atmosphere is fantastic. I would suggest ordering bottles of wine as the cocktails are expense and the waiters are really busy. If you don't want a crowd or noise, sit inside. It looked like those people get sat immediately anyways
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice evening by the water
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    My mom is visiting Boston and I wanted her to enjoy the Boston Harbor music series. The waiter was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Even though, they couldn't find my reservation, they were able to accommodate me. My only wish, was I had known we could order a burger. My daughter very much wanted one, and was a bit disgruntled when the person sitting next to us was being served a burger. I understand how you may not want to advertise this as an option. But it was the only thing that put a damper on the evening. Grumpy teen. The crispy fries, clam chowder (not too heavy) and oysters were great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful Day!
    Buzzknit
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Had lunch with a good friend and we were hoping for a perfect day and we got it. We had reservations (but they only take them for inside), but requested an outside table and were seated outside right away. Being outside on such a beautiful day was great, the only thing is the tables are quite close together - so you do feel a bit crowded, but other than that it was a nice lunch and so wonderful to sit outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Fantastic food, ambiance and outstanding service! A little pricey, but worth it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Might be OK indoors but not outside
    Suz363
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We made a reservation through OpenTable only to discover that reservations were not accepted for outdoor seating. We waited 45 minutes for a table and then were stuck in the corner by the waitstaff access area. We had a crying baby on one side of us and a table of drunk people on the other side. Our waiter was a fine waiter but he had way too many tables to cover. The food, once we got it, was delicious. It might have been better to eat inside.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • knitzy
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The ambience won me over. We sat on the deck overlooking the wter. Food (we both had the lobster roll) and cocktail (passion fruit margarita?) were also quite tasty. The service left something to be desired. Our waiter was often nowhere to be found, and more than once we had to ask other waiters/servers for things, or to help find our waiter. Not what I'd expect for a place with average entree priced around $26.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful restaurant great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great ambiance, delicious food, generous portions. I loved everything about this restaurant. Perfect for a romantic dinner. Try to get a table in front of the windows the view is gorgeous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tourist Restaurant
    Michael
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The fish was very fresh and nicely done but everything was either packaged, or frozen, or both. Bread was packaged, sugar snaps so stringy you couldn't eat them and even the basmati was packaged. Least impressive restaurant of the 4 we visited while in Boston. Unimpressive wine list.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mediocre, overpriced
    homeCooking
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Service was a bit overly dramatic. Prices were higher than they should have been even for this location. Almost empty on a Friday evening.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, poor service
    Mfsmith140VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I lunch at the Sea Grille at least 3-4 times over the summer. Fish is always great. This time, despite the abundance of wait staff, the service was terrible. I had to ask the host twice to send a wait person to take our order. People who were seated well after we were were served well ahead of us. Had to ask for check and waited over 10 minutes for it to be processed. There are plenty of places to dine alfreso. Sea Grille needs to get their act together.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • location! food ok, bad parking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    great outdoor lunch spot. fish sandwich very good, crab & bibb salad very good. lobster roll just ok, especially given the $26 price. don't mind paying for it, but somewhere like neptune oyster bar it is worth every penny. this one really was just ok. brioche was stale and lobster didn't make up for it. service was good. we valet parked and they told us to get validated. when we went to leave restaurant told us they only validate after 5 pm. parking ended up being $48 for a few hours!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful Lunch
    Emma
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I enjoyed lunch indoors while looking out at the water. It was so delightful as it was quiet, excellent service and the food was delicious. I had the lobster roll and it was wonderful and the French fries were incredibly crispy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience!
    JohnnyD
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I went on a date on a Tuesday night during the summer and I could not have been happier with the overall experience. The service was great as our waiter was cery helpful about everything on the menu. The food was delicious as we got the scallops and the halibut. The mojito and margarita also come highly recommended as they were refreshing and sweet. The only inconvenience I had was since i made the reservation through open table I was unable to communicate that I wanted to sit outside to enjoy the live music. I showed up at the time of reservation and they said it would be another 45 min. Luckily, we were on the waterfront and just went to Tias for a couple drinks. Overall, we loved the place and will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    as expected very pricey. Depending on one's emphasis-food quality, quantity, ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday evening
    Satdiner
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Perfect day and perfect spot for dinner Saturday evening. Great views of the harbor. Outdoor dining very comfortable with great service. Food was excellent. We recommend Sea Grille and will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    RobinVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Went here last night to celebrate my friends Birthday. I can't say enough great things!! Food was excellent, service impeccable from the hostesses to the busboys. The view is insane and our table on the patio was in the perfect spot. We are already planning our return visit!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic