Boca Oyster Bar

4.3
537 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Located at Steelpointe Harbor, a new public realm consisting of a network of streets, open spaces, water views and harbor side strolling, Boca Mediterranean Oyster Bar will be your go-to destination for stunning water views and New England fare.

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
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
What 537 people are saying
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vipzeeiva
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food, courteous and efficient service in a pleasant setting

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vipMikeP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Will be a "neighborhood gem" (when the neighborhood is built!). Great food with equally as good service. Perfect location - will be even better when the area is developed. We always arrive by boat (small fee for dock space - and worth it). Sightly "industrial" ambiance - but I get it. Good bar with many TV's for sporting events. Outside seating is great during the warmer months. Highly recommend.

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Tatertot
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Food is delicious but service very poor. We had to get up multiple times to get our waitress to actually do her job and water forget about it -don't bother asking because you won't get it.

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MrKTrumbull
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Been there 5 times and was excellent every time, so we brought the whole family. Wasn't good this time.
Fish Taco - something was wrong with it, had it before, tasted like the batter was bad or made wrong. Two people thought was bad.
Steak - ok, but I'm spoiled by dry aged now, so portion good, flavor/quality just ok. Needs a coating of salt or something. Grilling was done nicely.
Apple crisp - was mushy ontop. Got another, same. Never had a crisp that was mushy.
Was maxed out, so maybe understaffed and they were cordial but several of us thought they didn't care. Prior waither from time before was stellar gentleman.
We aren't that tough of a crowd. I'm sure it's tough running restaurant consistently, all respect. WhenI spend nearly $45 a person, kinda high expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Sister’s Birthday

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3foodies
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

First time there. Brunch. Not a fan of the "industrial" look inside. Cement floors, metal tables. I can see that this place would be booming in the summer especially with the younger crowd. Beautiful view because they are right on the water.
I probably will try again when the weather is warmer so that we could eat outside on their expansive patio.

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vipHeather
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wonderful service.

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Neppie
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Excellent service. Oyster platter was great. Steak sandwich was okay. Setting outstanding.

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RonaldM
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Claire was beyond great..Helped us decide on what food to get etc and everything she told Us try was so good. Very professional and checked on us regularly. She made experience very enjoyable and it was my fiances Birthday which she found out at the end and of she recommended the chocolate cake for desert 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾🎊🎉

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vipCharleneL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a friend for appetizers and drinks. Great wine list and the seafood and lamb lollipops were excelllent. Service great from Jose. We will be back!

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Foodies
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Waiter was attentive. Very very expensive shrimp cocktail. Octopus very tasty!

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DinaZ
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had heard the service was slow but that was not our experience at all. Jose was very attentive and the service staff made sure we had everything we needed.

The food was very good and presented beautifully. My stuffed clams were not heavy or bready. There were actual pieces of clam in the stuffing and the size of the clams was just right; they were not tough or chewy. There are three in an order which is normally perfect for sharing, but a bit more stuffing would have been nice. My blackened salmon was crusty on the outside and cooked perfectly and unbelievably moist. They offer fried shrimp and fried clams so I thought maybe could accommodate a combination, but sadly, no.

There were five of us at dinner and all of the appetizers and dinner portions were generous, except my husband’s three small stuffed shrimp were overshadowed by a monster baked potato.

Side dishes are ala carte. My grilled asparagus looked great and was not over-charred or undercooked, but I needed a steak knife to cut them because the pieces were large and a bit tough.

We saw the Smokin Bacon appetizer at another table; it looked delicious and was served vertically!

The interior is sleek and industrial so at night, when you don’t get the benefit of a bright harbor view, it seemed a little dark and cold.

I think the outside could use better signage. Boca is in a multi-use building so, in the dark, we correctly assumed the main entrance would get us to the restaurant. The parking lot is to the side of the entrance and there was nothing on the front door with the restaurant logo.

As a Bridgeport native, it was nice to see the area being revitalized and the prices reflect a more upscale experience. I would go back again.

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urstrulyhg
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Very delicious food. I was surprised how bright it was in the restaurant. It felt more like a cafeteria than a nice restaurant.

Thanks,
Holly

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vipMiniMom
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We sat on the patio and the weather was as good as our meal. Menu was great, service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice place. Some hiccups with the entrees. The fresh pasta is very delicate and they obviously left my entree a bit too long. The food looked like and tasted noodle mash or baby food. Quite disappointed but they did made it right again. But still if you are changing 36 a dish, this is not a good mistake.

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Love4Food
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

This was my first time dining here and I have to say the food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food was excellent

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LizO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Boca Oyster bar did not disappoint. Waitress was lovely and the food was great. Ambience was nice and the prices are great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was excited to try this place bc their menu looks amazing. There were 4 of us and thought food was just okay. Pricey for the type of service you get, I was expecting more fine dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All three of us ordered the Boca Burger. They were cooked to perfection and very tasty. We had terrific service too. All in all an enjoyable experience.

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KarenM
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, great service and nice outside eating area on the water

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Jamsav
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Gorgeous spot. The food and service are better than need be, considering the location.
Nice place, will go back when in Bridgeport

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Jose was a great waiter, greeted us in a timely manner…we ordered steak tips MEDIUM RARE and they came out MEDIUM WELL but the meat was good quality and it was tasty nonetheless.

After dinner we went to the bar and had a drink. The bartender would not make eye contact with us and wasn’t coming to us so I had to get up and go to the other side of the bar where she was chatting with a server and I asked for 2 drinks. She said she would bring them around to us. Her name was Tara, she was the least friendliest person I’ve ever met who tends a bar. The people we were sitting next to agreed she was extremely unpersonable to them as well and they had just spent over 300.00 on 2 meals and a bottle of wine…

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vipzeeiva
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food, superb service, very pleasant ambiance

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ClaudiaG
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food is as always very good and we will continue to frequent this establishment

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vipChristineC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent and atmosphere was very enjoyable.

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DeborahB
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It was a beautiful evening and we ate outside by the water. We were very disappointed though because 2 dinners were terribly overcooked. The lamb chops were ordered pink and they were brought charred. The clam strips were also overcooked and rubbery. We were treating a couple to dinner, and it was their first time at Boca so it resulted in a less than pleasant memory.

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vipJeffG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Still waiting for someone to bring the fresh pepper.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We sat down and waited 20 min before the waitress to come by, appetizers arrived before drinks, she brought the wrong wine.. food was cold, simple, no flavor! Poor service, we order more drinks and she totally forgot.. so we ask for the check and leave! It was really a bad experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The table was in the middle of nowhere! A little rushed for a 8:15 reservation
Will go back. BUT I will say NO to a poor space to dine.

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foodnfun
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere and friendly service. Lunch special was a good value if not ordering any items with an up charge. Was expecting a more meat in the lobster roll given the price. Good distancing of outdoor tables.

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MargaretG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations and met a friend for Sunday for brunch at 1pm and was able to get a prime table on the deck. It was fun to watch the Port Jeff ferries and assorted yachts come and go. Food and service was excellent. It got crowded fast because it was a beautiful day. Definitely going again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the BIG raw platter and it was more than enough for the two of us and got a bottle for the table. The environment was phenomenal and the people were super nice!

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Jzzzzzzzz
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enzo was our waiter and did a great job with recommendations since it was our first time there. What a beautiful location. The music came on around 1PM and it wasn't too loud to have a conversation with him playing. Tuna tartare and lobster eggs benedict-highly recommended!!

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DanaB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Large portions and beautiful scenery.
The food was great.

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John
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Margaritas were so,so. Food was excellent. Service was good . Ambiance was very good. Music was good but a bit loud, at least at our table. Prior to coming we were told the restaurant was pricy. We thought it was a reasonable value. Overall worth a return visit.

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vipjlminv
New York Area
219 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful spot

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and amazing food

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vipJohnnyO
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Just a beautiful day Saturday and we were so looking forward to great food and drinks. Everything is always on point. We had the Scallops and Lollipop Chops as appetizers - so delicious. Stuffed Shrimp and the Boca Burger were shared for our early dinner. Peach Tea and the Tito's Cosmo were perfect. Can't wait to go back. The band was great too!

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vipMikeyL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal at Boca. The live band was wonderful, service as always was great, including the boat side docking service.

The best part by far was the food. Every meal at our table was exceptional! I look forward to coming again soon.

FAQs

Boca Oyster Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 612-4848.

Boca Oyster Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 537 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.