Atlantic Fish

4.8
9857 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Atlantic Fish, located in Boston’s Back Bay, has been serving New England’s freshest catch since 1978. The fine-dining landmark serves award-winning classics alongside signature dishes. The fresh catch menu features hand-selected seafood, sourced from the harbor every morning. Atlantic Fish offers brunch, lunch, and dinner with indoor and outdoor seating. Delivery and take-out available.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 9857 people are saying
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vipFESRSFC
New England
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and service were excellent. The food was delicious. We had a great experience.

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Roberto
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

While the service at Atlantic Fish was excellent -- our server, Connor, was knowledgeable, personable, and attentive -- the food was unimpressive. The lobster crab Louie was so mild as to be almost tasteless. The Fisherman's platter contained some dry, overcooked pieces of whitefish, some tiny mussels, and some overcooked shrimp and scallops. The atmosphere at Atlantic Fish was lively and congenial, and the wine list was excellent, but the food was so lacking that I would not go back there again.

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vipFESRSFC
New England
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atlantic Fish Co. Is a lively, bustling restaurant with excellent food. This restaurant never disappoints!

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EmoryF
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As always excellent.

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LandonR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Christopher, was phenomenal! Very personable, humorous, and he valued our time. He truly treated us as if we were his only responsibility, but what was even better was we had the pleasure of watching him in action, responding and interacting with his other tables! A true gem of an employee! They are extremely lucky to have him!!!

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IrwinB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience5

A person’s hair was found in our food.
Team was apologetic but the presence of the hair caused questions of the facility’s overall quality.

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vipBaselMike
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we've had in Boston!

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Foodie2015
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I made a reservation well in advance but stuck in a corner with a small bench and chair. The sea bass recipe apparently changed since my last visit back in 2018. Did you change a clean healthy dish into a rich heavy cream with pasta dish?

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vipJoyW
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. First time visiting. Will definitely recommend.

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vipRobertG
Pittsburgh
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. A must fir steamers, fried clams and lobster every visit to Boston. Waiter was the beat and the food is awesome. The entire staff are so nice.

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DAVES
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

service waiter SOD was excellent. Drinks, food were very good. A bit expensive but this is great seafood in a major city Boston. Would defiantly come back again. Was there for lunch, not sure if dinner menu is same?

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terence
New England
45 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The iced tea was delicious. However the grilled cod was over cooked. But the mushrooms were terrific. A reason to return

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LornaM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a reservation for 2, Thursday at 8:15pm. We arrived at 8 and the hostess said we would be seated at 8:15 and we could go to the bar for a drink in the meantime. First impressions, it was very crowded and loud, , I had a bit of covid anxiety but we found a spot to have a drink....as I said it was crowded. The staff were so nice, we were seated at 8:25 at a fabulous table by the window (no outdoor seating this night as it was pouring) We had a lovely bottle of wine and I went for the baked stuffed lobster which was gorgeous. My husband said at some point later that it was my birthday and the brought a delicious slice of key lime cheesecake (my choice)with happy birthday written on the plate in chocolate. Go for it! It is a bit pricey, but the staff were great and so was the food! We had a wonderful night!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend....

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!!

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vipmainguyen
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitstaff were personable & efficient. The asparagus side was surprisingly smaller than expected (4 stalks). The raw oysters were well done. The fried whole belly clams were well cooked w/ a tasty tartar sauce. The clam chowder was solid. I think that the noodle side that came with the octopus was a little flat. The wagyu carpaccio was the dish I enjoyed the most.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding as usual, and the service from Morgan was exceptional. The only disappointment was that several menu items were unavailable because of late deliveries, as we were very apologetically informed.

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vipThomas
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! The service a little slow through the middle of dinner

Atlantic Fish
Responded on September 8, 2021

Thank you for your feedback!

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vipJP05
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place for a special occasion.

Atlantic Fish
Responded on September 8, 2021

Thank you for your kind words and 5-star rating!

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Fastfreddy
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The lobster meat was just thrown in a bowl and the crabmeat or crab cake whatever was on top and was burnt on the outside, the Lobster had absolutely 0 taste and the presentation was so poor that not only will I never go back but I will tell people to never go there. We were offered a free dessert for a birthday but instead drove to Chart House for dessert and after dinner drinks. This was after 3 weeks of planning and calling and ended with the worst meal and service ever.

Atlantic Fish
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thank you for pointing out this situation and area of opportunity for our team. We are committed to making the guest experience the best it can possibly be, and your insights help us achieve that. We apologize for your disappointment and hope you will give us another chance in the future. We would like to connect more. Please reach out directly to kate.tremblay@tavistock.c o m with a copy of your review and the date you dined. Thank you very much for your time.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience.

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JacobG
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Service was impeccable. A kitchen snafu was handled respectfully by management

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vipGGSS
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Seafood and Service in Boston. A neighborhood gem.

Atlantic Fish
Responded on September 6, 2021

We’re happy you are satisfied with the quality of your experience with us. It means a lot! Thank you for reviewing us!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This was my second time having dinner here and it was not as good of an experience as my first. Being seated right next to the kitchen entrance with carts of dirty dishes rolling by constantly was not pleasant. Or food was good and timely however our waiter disappeared for a very long time after we were done eating and we were left staring at each other saying “ if you see him call him over”. Yet we never saw him. When he finally returned we just asked for the check. We were no longer interested in finding out about dessert or coffee. We had been waiting too long. The start of our meal up till dinner was good until that point. The noise level also bothered me which is irritating when you’re left there for a long period of time waiting for your server. I would go back. But I would refuse the table near the kitchen and pray for a more responsive wait staff. My first experience here was awesome and so was our waiter.

Atlantic Fish
Responded on September 6, 2021

We are disappointed to hear this but appreciate your honesty. Our teams work hard to deliver great service, and addressing your concerns is a priority. Your experience is truly important to us, as our goal is to live up to our exceptional standards. If you want to discuss this further, please email Kate.Tremblay@Tavistock.C o m.

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vipMary
New England
35 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a go to for special occasions.

Atlantic Fish
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thank you for your 5-star rating!

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vipGator
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food...great service. Good value for the price.

Atlantic Fish
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We will share this with our team to let them know to keep up the amazing work.

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vipSeanL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice experience. Service was excellent.

Atlantic Fish
Responded on September 6, 2021

Having you and your group dine with us was a pleasure! We really value the fact that you took the time to share your feedback. Hope to see you soon!

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iseeyou
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate on the patio. Nice that they have decor that blocks sidewalk traffic. Food was delicious. Drinks were wonderful. But that butter and bread stole the show. Boston cream pie wasn't what I expected. More fancy like custard wrapped in chocolate.

Atlantic Fish
Responded on September 6, 2021

We are so grateful for your 5-star review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
31 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always professional and tasty. Superior wait staff.

Atlantic Fish
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you for joining us! We’re pleased you enjoyed our cuisine and exceptional guest service. It’s guests like you that make our job fun. Hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant!! Has the best bread!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Fabulous service…..Randy made our last night in Boston an A+

Atlantic Fish
Responded on August 31, 2021

We love to hear from our guests, and we really appreciate your kind words and great review. It’s our top priority to provide exceptional service and menu items—and we’re so pleased we exceeded your expectations. Thanks so much!

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vipAndreaR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Every time I visit Boston , I go to Atlantic Fish every time!

Atlantic Fish
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thanks for sharing your wonderful review! We look forward to serving you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my most favorite brunch spots. Always a great experience!

Atlantic Fish
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you for your kind words and 5-star rating!

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vipCastlerocker
New England
19 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A classy New England seafood restaurant. Excellent food and service and an attractive decor.

Atlantic Fish
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you for your kind words and rating!

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SCNC
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated and accommodated in a timely manner. Our waitress was wonderful!

Atlantic Fish
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thank you for joining us! We’re pleased you enjoyed our cuisine and exceptional guest service. It’s guests like you that make our job fun. Hope to see you again soon.

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CNYCHARLES
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant experience was fantastic !! Except the Bread was mediocre (perhaps not fresh that day). The waiter was top notch and attentive. Each Dish was absolutely delicious. We had 6 people in our party and everyone ordered something different and we were all completely satisfied. They had a very interesting and varied wine menu that, again, thrilled us.

We have already penciled it in for our next trip to Boston.

Atlantic Fish
Responded on August 31, 2021

As proud as we are of our food and service, we are always looking for ways to improve. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to incorporating it into how we move forward. Thank you for your review.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect for our 25th wedding anniversary! We were greeted at the door by the hostess who wished us a happy anniversary. We arrived 30 minutes early and that sat us in a booth right away. Our server was excellent and the food was delicious, especially the lobster appetizer. The best part was the complimentary key lime pie for dessert with happy anniversary written in chocolate sauce! We will definitely be back!

Atlantic Fish
Responded on September 6, 2021

Happy Anniversary! Thank you for celebrating with us! We hope to see you again soon.

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wendyc
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely seat at the open air as we dont eat indoors anymore. The waitress Amanda was super nice and friendly. Everything came perfectly as ordered and delicious fresh seafood. Do not skip on the peppermint ice cream cake for dessert. Enough to share round the table

Atlantic Fish
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you for your excellent review and rating! I’ll be sure to pass along your kind words to our staff. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipKDub
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely evening. Celebrating our anniversary in Boston. Our server Glenn was great, excellent rapport and service. Food was outstanding - sea bass, lobster di avalo and Far Niente! A crème brûlée offered by the restaurant to celebrate us, thank you!

Atlantic Fish
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you for celebrating with us! We hope to have you back again soon.

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vipGIgi
New England
35 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious, excellent service.

Atlantic Fish
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you for your kind words and 5-star rating!

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You can order delivery directly from Atlantic Fish using the Order Online button. Atlantic Fish also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Atlantic Fish also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 267-4000.

Atlantic Fish is rated 4.8 stars by 9857 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.