Atlantic Fish

4.9
9542 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. Nightly chef-prepared dinners, cocktails, and wine to-go gives guests a chance to experience Atlantic Fish at home. Delivery and take-out available.
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Safety precautions

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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4.9based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.9
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4.7
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!! Looking forward to be back

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food is above average, but I wouldn’t say anything special (except the crab cakes which were exceptional). Service is outstanding and ambiance is nice.

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vipWawo
New England
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Atlantic Fish totally delivered! Bar service was great, as was the table service. Food was truly superb! I’ve been going there for many years & will continue to do so.

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vipWags
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The worst lobster roll I've ever had. I've never had lobster that was so tough to chew. And for that poor quality there wasn't enough dressing on it. The little biscuits with the chowder were hard and stale. The chowder was fine and fish and chips were serviceable. I don't understand the ratings.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My daughters 21st Birthday

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was incredible and the food was amazing! Best fish fry I’ve ever had!! I would highly recommend this place to anyone in the Boston area!

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Jocelyn
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Atlantic Fish. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding-from the hostesses to the wait staff. We loved our waitress Rafaela who went above and beyond; she was the absolute best. We will definitely return and recommend to others.

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JeffreyW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was visiting my Boston college student. Superb service - friendly and knowledgeable staff. Also quiet booths available among the louder main area - nice if you want to catch up and hear the people you’re speaking with. Good wines by the glass. Perfect neighborhood - good vibe overall. I’d call it relaxed chic with a hint of tourist. Shrimp salad perfect. Well blackened shrimp and perfectly cooked. Yet- my steak was overdone. Didn’t complain. It’s not the service. Cliché I know to order steak and lobster - the lobster was perfect. Streak cooked too much to be medium - I know it’s a seafood place and steak is always suspect at any seafood place- but that could have been better. Enjoyed the atmosphere too much and dinner conversation to interrupt with a steak correction so let it go. Also the Boston Pie was over ambitious. Too much cream - not enough cake and while it looked beautiful dipped in chocolate, it became a sloppy mess with the first cracking of the spoon - it’s a miss. Overall though, I will definitely be back. I’ll stay with fish.

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MarisaJ
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My to go place when visiting Boston. Food, drinks and ambiance is the perfect combination for a date, celebration of any kind. The service is awesome too!

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vipnobu
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food and staff

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Littleangelfish
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was great dinning experience, good service and good food, but tables are pretty close together, our table of 4 is squished into a booth. Seating was not the best and because its so close to other tables, its hard not to heard others.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

server kevin was awesome. told him we were tight on time and he was super accommodating, brought all the food out within a few minutes!!! food is always great here of course, which is why we keep coming back. so happy they stuck through covid.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

You should put another $$ and add menu prices. I chose this place solely on value and $40avg entrees I wouldn't categorize as just 2 $$.

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MargaretL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate was fantastic. Oysters, carpaccio, whole bronzino, soft shell crab, creme brûlée, drinks. All absolutely amazing. Our server’s name was Randy and he rocked. Went above and beyond throughout the meal. Ask for him. Seriously.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wow! Delicious, fresh, perfectly prepared seafood and wonderful service. We can’t wait to eat here again!

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NicholasG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Hand sanitizer in perfume bottles on every table, outstanding food, wonderful ambiance, outstanding service.

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AliM73
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh, tasty seafood, nice ambiance and excellent service! Would definitely return next time I am in Boston.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal

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vipMargaretR
New England
17 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was fine.

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vipRachelW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience1

We tried to go for a birthday celebration, mentioned it to the waiter, and the reservation no recognition at all.
Great food but wished we got a birthday celebration

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vipMarcelM
New England
31 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service

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vipBarbaraM
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. I had the crab-crusted Haddock and I loved it

Atlantic Fish
Responded 6 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Randy, was amazing! Loved that he shared historical facts about the restaurant, as well. The food really spoke for itself, absolutely amazing and so fresh!

Atlantic Fish
Responded 6 days ago

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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vipterence
New England
42 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always the food is good, but since they stopped putting the french fries in greasy bags they are much better. Perfectly cooked so well that they are crisp outside and soft interiors this alone is worth the trip and of course the lobster roll is a plus.

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Outstanding
New Orleans
33 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, John, was delightful, right from the beginning. He was thorough, attentive and enthusiastic. Of course the lobster was amazing as was the clam chowder and raw oysters.
The only negative was the noise level - it was very hard to have a conversation.

Atlantic Fish
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your very kind words. It is much appreciated. We take pride in providing the best service possible and are quite happy that this reflected during your most recent visit. We hope to see you again soon!

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KevinK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and top notch service.

Atlantic Fish
Responded 6 days ago

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

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PVDisgr8
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great safe table (booth) separated from others. Usual great food. Service is always impeccable.

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Cosmo
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a beautiful Easter Dinner. Our waiter Sud from Nepal did a great job.

Atlantic Fish
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your very kind words. It is much appreciated. We take pride in providing the best service possible and are quite happy that this reflected during your most recent visit. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipCoffeLover
New England
43 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great, and made sure we had time for dessert! For a long time now the food has been amazing. They've upped their game.

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SheanaB
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The amount of food was not worth the cost. $75 for a quarter pound of crab legs was hardly acceptable

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vipDeborahS
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Custom prepared a fish due to allergies. Not a problem and delicious! Staff could not have been nicer. Great experience.

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ManuelaD
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, ambiance was great. Our waiter was really knowledgeable and professional, outstanding service.

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mabuss3
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Atlantic Fish has a great menu especially for seafood! My favorite seafood restaurant!

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Letty
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, seafood we had the crab ravioli it was amazing

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Andy
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waitress was very nice and very professional. After dinner I seat by the bar Rares the bartender very professional and funny gentlemen.

Atlantic Fish
Responded 6 days ago

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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KarlaC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

We love the restaurant, but it doesn’t make any sense to accept a reservation at 9:45, since the kitchen closes at 10. So, when we got there, the first thing were told was that we had 15 mins to order everything we wanted.

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JackKillarney
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Table wasn’t ready upon arrival, had to stand outside in the cold for 10 minutes while we waited. Afterwards, service was ok, waiter was somewhat attentive and polite.

Food was mediocre, I was disappointed. Clam chowder was thin, but tasted alright. I’ve had better, but I’ve also had worse. My son’s child portion of broiled haddock with sides was larger than my 30 dollar fisherman’s pasta. It was adequate, but for the price I expected a larger portion.

Side note: the fisherman’s pasta was fresh fish, clams, mussels, shrimp, with a white wine sauce over linguini. The fish that was used was salmon. Not at all what I expected in a pasta dish with the other delicate seafood flavors. I expected a delicate white fish of some kind. Wish I knew ahead of time, would’ve ordered something different.

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ChrisChimi
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Absolutely worth the price

Atlantic Fish
Responded 6 days ago

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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Johnnymike
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great staff. Slightly expensive wine list.

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OliviaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

College tours

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FAQs

Atlantic Fish does offer 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 4.9 stars by 9542 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.