Battery Wharf Grille

3.9
636 reviews
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Welcome to Battery Wharf Grille, the latest addition to Boston’s vibrant Waterfront dining scene. Located on Boston’s Harbor Walk in the North End, Battery Wharf Grille 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 Battery Wharf Grille, the North End's favorite bar and bistro.
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New England
42 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant! We had the lobster ravioli and duck for dinner and it was outstanding!

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KE
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed Jeff the chef, Paul our waiter and Eoin the hostess. I can't forget that Dan can make those Sangria. Eric was great too. Awesome Experience! Kudos! Very knowledgeable and helpful staff. I 💜it!🤩😀😁🤗😋

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M
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

The restaurant was nearly empty and the atmosphere was odd. It is such a gorgeous setting yet the curtains were drawn shut and it felt stark and bland. Our waiter was gracious and cheerful and that was the high point. I had the halibut which was just ok. A very small piece on a bed of something unmemorable that was tepid in temperature. My dining companion had the steak which he enjoyed. Overall it was disappointing as the food did not match the price and the atmosphere was flat.

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EB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Maybe just the season, but not an exciting atmosphere, not particularly attractive, no view. Food was okay. Only bright spot was our friendly server.

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b
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service excellent. It's never crowded so you can really enjoy a quiet meal. We started at the bar and decided to stay there for dinner. Super experience.

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W
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Bar Wharf Grill never disappoints! The food quality and the attentiveness of the staff makes dining there a true pleasure! Kudos to the chef for accommodating a specialized cardiac diet, too.

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DO
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had a great time but the service was very slow for a Saturday night. we had over communicated that we were there for the Gilt deal (s’mores platter plus two drinks) only to receive the bill and find out that only specific drinks are eligible for the deal. The manager kindly honored the deal but had we known the drink selection up front then we would have obliged. I would recommend informing the staff of possible deals on the internet could help the miscommunication. Thank you!

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CW
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful food and phenomenal atmosphere. The wait and bar staff were friendly and accommodating. I will definitely be back.

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H
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Service, Great Food. Would recommend the truffle fries

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KA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Worst service ive ever gotten. I think mcdonalds has better service. Spoke to manager about poor service and offers me a drink not knowing I dont drink alcohol. Dont waste your time.

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PG
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Read about the restaurant on Eater. The review was strong but it was not really worth a trip (it would be fine if you were staying at the hotel). The restaurant/patio is at the back of the hotel, not the waterfront side. You can still sort of see the water and some Coast Guard ships, but it was not on the water side. The food was a struggle. I asked for a burger "medium" and it arrived more like a hockey puck. They took it back and then 20 mins later another arrived. Also pretty tough (and I let them know). Hard to really complain about a burger (it is just a burger) but it also sounds like a simple thing to get right.

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t
New England
39 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was below par for Boston standards.
Attitude when we mentioned using Giltcity even though our order far exceeded any special offer!
Food good
Need to pack your lobster roll a bit more.
Ribeye was best dish at our table.

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DM
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Location is outstanding. The menu is limited however the offerings are excellent. The service was friendly and unobtrusive. However after dinner, there was no cappuccino. The waitress indicated the machine and been down multiple times. This restaurant is in Boston's North End, which has cappuccino machines everywhere. How is it that an expense restaurant in a very expensive hotel cannot maintain their cappuccino machine? It is inexcusable. No competent general manger would also this. It ended our evening abruptly and unpleasantly.

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EG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We made the reservation to celebrate a special occasion and no one at the restaurant acknowledged the event. We were seated outside as requested but in the direct sun. We were able to move seats.The view of the harbor is great, though it is mostly of the Coast Guard ships. Our waitress was busy and it took a long time to get our order in. My food (halibut) though very, very tasty and plated beautifully was cold when i got it. They did take it back to warm it up, which is all it was - warm. There was no silverware on the table so we had to wait for that to arrive after we got our meals too. Unfortunately, ambiance and view was great. Food tasted great but was served cold and the service was just slow and not well orchestrated.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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DC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We 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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JL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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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PP
New England
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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ML
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

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

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MH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

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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OT
New England
13 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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DI
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

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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S
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice atmosphere but food mediocre at best and pricey

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BD
New England
36 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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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I
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

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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J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

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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GS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

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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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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J
New England
64 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

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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JP
New England
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

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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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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g
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

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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H
New England
15 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

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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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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SG
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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New England
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

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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P
New England
51 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

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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