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Aragosta Bar and Bistro

3.4
621 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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Welcome to Aragosta Bar and Bistro, the latest addition to Boston’s vibrant Waterfront dining scene. Located on Boston’s Harbor Walk in the North End, Aragosta offers a warm, social atmosphere in a stunning Waterfront setting, featuring an open kitchen with Chef’s Counter and an outdoor terrace with views of Boston Harbor and the U.S. Coast Guard.

The contemporary American cuisine gives signature flair to prime meats and New England seafood, using quality, local farm-raised ingredients.


For dinner, drinks or to lounge by the water for afternoon appetizers, join us at Aragosta, the North End's favorite bar and bistro.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak, American
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Hours of operation
ARAGOSTA:

Breakfast
Monday-Friday 6:30am to 11:00am
Saturday-Sunday 6:30am to 11:30am

Lunch- Bar & Lounge Seating
11:00am-5:00pm

Dinner (Dining Room)
5:00pm to 10:00pm- Dinner Menu

Bar Menu
5:00pm to 11:00pm

Bar Hours
11:00am-11:00pm

SEASONAL TERRACE & OUTDOOR FIRE PITS:
*Daily: 9:00am-10:30pm
Last seating for dinner at 9:30pm.

Reservations are strongly recommended.
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Phone number
(617) 994-9001
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catering
Fabulous semi-private space available for family & friend gatherings, business dinners, afternoon tea parties and more. Comfortably seats up to 25 guests.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Commercial Street
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Parking details
Valet service offered, street parking limited. Price subject to change, currently $16 (up to 3 hours) and $40 (up to 6 hours) with restaurant validation. Pro Park is the provider.
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Public transit
10 min walk from green (Haymarket or North station), orange (Haymarket) or blue (Aquarium) lines.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

From intimate dinners to large gatherings, Aragosta has the space and flexibility to meet the needs of your special occasion. The restaurant and lobby can be rented out in its entirety, or you may reserve our semi private area for up to 24 guests. Wine pairing and personalized menus can be arranged.

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What 621 People Are Saying
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3.8
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3.6
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3.1
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

e sat at the bar, and had plenty of room, even though all of the seating was occupied. The bartender was great, very friendly and attentive. We both had seafood and it was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Restaurant is quiet and nice but they were surprisingly very difficult trying to accommodate a gluten free and dairy free allergy in our party. Very inflexible and instead of offering substitutes just brought incomplete plates out. Service was a bit slow too since there was only one waiter on for a Saturday night.

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vipPamelaP (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve dinner at 6:30, very quiet and relaxing. Service was great and the food was plentiful.

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vipMLH1214 (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Average venue. Food and service were ok. Would not rush back.

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MustHaves (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Aragosta was listed as a place that was serving brunch on Christmas Day, but they in fact were not and the menu that was available and was small extremely overpriced. We decided to order a drink because we had already parked, the drinks were okay at best, but do not order a Bloody Mary.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

We got the s’mores platter and cocktails by the fire pits and had a great time! The blankets were a great touch on this cold night too. The cocktails were delicious! Great girls night, but would also make for a great date night spot — make sure to book ahead.

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vipDoItRight (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

The menu was very limited and if you didn't like truffle oil you were in trouble. The decor was dark and dated and seemed plastic. There was only one other table of 3 whilst we were there, it was deserted. . I'm sure in summer its a nice spot but its certainly not worth the cab ride from downtown Boston. Its basically a hotel bistro.....

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vipShannon (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

Our main issue was the wind outside - literally blew chairs and tables away. Fun night good food

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on November 2, 2017

Nice atmosphere but food mediocre at best and pricey

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vipBizDevGal (New England)
3.0  Dined on October 23, 2017

We were disappointed in the size of the portions--a bit small; but the price was commensurate. The food got cold quickly since the plates were not hot. All in all, good but not great.

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Irene (New England)
1.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

Came here on Saturday at around 8 pm. The place was dead, the service was awful: slow, inattentive. Food was bland.

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Jazzmatazz (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on August 11, 2017

Met friends and family for dinner and drinks. Sat on the patio overlooking the harbor. Nice ambience. Food was good. There Chowdah is the star. Scallops were good, and everyone in my party seemed to enjoy there meals. Service was decent, and the drinks were plentiful. I would go back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on July 30, 2017

Used to be one of our favorite places based on ambiance, food quality and service.. now seems to have let the last two slip in quality..

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GabeS (Pittsburgh)
1.0  Dined on June 24, 2017

The experience was awful. When we arrived right on time for our reservation, we ended up having to wait 15 minutes in order for them to seat us in a nearly entirely empty patio. Secondly, the menu on Open Table, which is quite large with many vegetarian options, is not up to date as compared to the extremely limited menu at the restaurant. Thirdly, our reservation was for 7:30pm on a Saturday night and they were out of nearly half of the entrees (including the one vegetarian option) on their already limited menu with no alternatives. When we asked the waiter to speak to the chef for other options, he never did. We should have left then, but on a Saturday night, out options to go elsewhere were very limited. Further, we ended up waiting 45 minutes for entrees of a cold salad, burger, and lobster roll - 45 minutes!! And through this time, we had to seek water refills from everybody else beside out waiter who was extremely innattentive. The food was OK, but I would never go back there. Ever. This is also the first time I have every felt the need to write a review given how dissappointed I was with the level of service since we had brought out of town guests with us. So embarrassing!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined on June 24, 2017

We went in for our reservation around 7:10 pm. Our reservation was at 7:15/ We requested to sit outside at one of their fireplace tables and were seated right away. The fireplace was not lit but we figured our waiter would do that for us.

My husband and I waited around and no waiter came around. There was a female waitress cleaning up a table right beside us but she never checked on us either. She just continued to clean up her table. After looking over the menu and knowing what we wanted to order for apps. dinner, and drinks, still no one had come to our table. We then waited for over 20 minutes and no one came so we left.

We were very disappointed since we had come across the city specifically to dine there and the experience was so quickly awful. I am so hesitant to go back.

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vipJames (New England)
3.0  Dined on June 21, 2017

Since this is so close to the heart of the north end, you can do better, but it does have a waterfront patio. However, the patio and the place itself could use an update to look nicer. Food was good, nothing too special.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on June 17, 2017

We went to sit on the patio for Tall Ships. We had a reservation for noon and when we arrived no one was around. After 10 minutes a line was forming and the manager appeared and looked frantic. Many of the guests were angry. Although most of the parties had reservations the dining room had not yet been switched over to lunch and the manager said they would not be ready for at least another half hour. After some discussion he was able to get everyone to the patio as all requested but it was not set and everything was wet from the rain. Tall ships was a huge planned event and this restaurant has prime viewing - this should have been a foreseeable rush of people. Drinks did not appear for nearly 45 minutes and our food came 1 hour and 30 minutes later. My sandwich did not have all of the listed ingredients and it took 15 minutes for the ingredients to be provided as listed on the menu. The view made the wait better but the service and unpreparedness was disappointing. The manager took our drinks off the bill, but it was only after we asked and there was no effort to apologize for the inconvenience and poor service. The food was fine, but we probably would not recommend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined on June 13, 2017

Very disappointed- the restaurant is under construction, the wait staff was inexperienced (the waiter mentioned it was his "first night" 6 times during the meal, and it showed...) and the food was horrible.

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vipguarj (New England)
1.0  Dined on June 11, 2017

Aragosta is under going a renovation inside. We sat outside which is the only reason I would give this any good marks. The menu was a disappointment, the waiter told us at least 7 times it was his first day, the food was only passable. I would not recommend at all until they complete renovation and find themselves. We've had nice meals previously and the outdoor s'mores tables are fun, but even with respect to the fire pit tables, only one was in working order.

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vipHappy (New England)
3.0  Dined on June 6, 2017

The menu has changed.
No more charcuterie board, and the other choices were so basic that the experience was overall downgraded.
Aragosta has always been a hidden go to gem.
Please kick it back up a notch! N

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined on May 27, 2017

The burgers were over cooked sent it back to get it well done again. The deserts were previously frozen and tasted stale even the icecream was lousy. The waiter was awesome and tried to help but it was a disaster. They comped 1 Burger and the desert. The entire meal should have been comped. Had a great time last year...sounds like there is new ownership.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on May 22, 2017

We arrive at the restaurant after making a reservation a month in advance to celebrate my wife'said graduation, when we arrived we were told the restaurant was reserved for a private event and we have to go and eat in the hotel lobby were they put some tables. Obviously it was very uncomfortable, they offer a small table for 6, had no view (that was one of the reasons why we went) and the manager never apologize for the confusion or offer anything for our trouble. We left the restaurant and had to eat in a average place because everything was booked in the area

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vipSusanG (New England)
1.0  Dined on May 20, 2017

My four friends had all arrived from out of town and I was excited to bring them to aragosta, a cool place with firepits. I made the 4pm reservation in advance and even called and left a message that we prefer a fire pit table. When we arrived, the place was deserted. Finally a very rude bartender arrived and told us the dining area was not open and he didn't know anything else. He said he was busy cleaning up the mess on the bar. When we asked about our reservation and food, he said he had a bar menu but had a horrible attitude so we decided to leave. If the restaurant is not open certain hours, you should not be allowed to book it through OpenTable. Terrible experience.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on May 19, 2017

Aragosta has a beautiful location and wonderful views of the harbor. However, their service is seriously lacking. I made a reservation and called to ask some questions - I left three voicemails about my questions over the span of five days and never received a call back. When we arrived at the restaurant there was nobody to check in with and nobody confirmed our reservation or checked that we were there. Drinks took about 30 min to come out (for 5 cocktails) and food even longer. It's a shame because it's such a beautiful spot but the service was seriously sub-par.

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vipPenenden (New England)
1.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Really nice bar with good cocktails in a good location on the wharf. However the food and the service in the restaurant section were poor. Cold under cooked food and we had to wait 45 mins to get wine. Then they told us they didn't have the bottle we ordered. To be fair they took my wife's entree of the bill and offered a free bottle of wine as a replacement. We declined the offer as we had finished eating. The kobe burger was quite good.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

This is the first time I have felt compelled to write a review. Aragosta was horrible. We went for Mother's Day brunch. We arrived at 1145 for our 1145 reservation. There were maybe 3 other tables seated at the moment, and the hostess/waitress told us it "would be a few minutes". So we waited there with our 3 kids who were restless and climbing the bar stools. She then took us to a table right next to where we stood. There was food on the floor - half a sausage, some asparagus, and some bread. Clearly never cleaned from the diners before us. We got the menu - a plain simple breakfast menu - at almost noon one would reasonably expect a brunch menu - maybe even a special Mother's Day menu. We asked if they were serving lunch, the server took 5 minutes to find an answer. When the answer was yes, there is a bar menu for lunch, my wife decided on the French toast. She was told they were out of French toast. We had to ask three times for water. I saw another diner have to walk over to the food service station to ask for a coffee refill. The food was sub-par at best. I could have easily made the turkey club I ordered, and my children's pancakes were hard. Overall, it was a terrible experience on a special occasion. It is a shame that such a nice location and a restaurant within a nice hotel could be so bad. We will not return.

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Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

This is only a place to hang out if you need a quiet place with a bar... We ordered the mussels with wine & garlic, but taste plain. Also salad greens are not fresh. The table next to ours even complaint to the waiter and had it switch.

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TJosephOBerry2901103301 (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on May 12, 2017

I booked in a couple hrs before arrival but never received a call-back as their answering service said, on 7 attempts to call, they were busy assisting other customer. My date and I arrived only to find an empty restaurant with no one eating; that should have been the first red flag.

The cheese board was cold, straight out of the fridge- cheese is meant to be served at room temperature. This was the first bit of wasted money on an overpriced starter.

Cocktails were fine and reasonably priced. However, the wine from JOSH vineyards, which NEVER is priced over $20 at any wine store across the country, was priced at $50. Absolutely ridiculous! And the Veuve champagne was a whopping $175 when the actual retail price is NEVER over $50.

Although the service was nice, I can see why it was not busy. The food was average and way overpriced, as was the wine-champagne list.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on May 5, 2017

It was my birthday 🎉 and I wanted steak and my fiance treated me there. I just wished it wasn't so cold and rainy outside.

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Michael (New England)
2.0  Dined on May 5, 2017

Food was good, restaurant has a nice for a hotel ambiance, quiet place to talk, but service was very slow and inattentive. Perhaps they were understaffed that day, but it not appear very busy.

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