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About Central Wharf Company

Housed in what was once home to the Central Wharf Tea Co, and just steps from the waterfront this space has floor to ceiling windows, nautical decor, three bars on two floors and a striking layout that gives guests a unique experience unlike any other bar in the city.

Central Wharf Co. located in the Financial District, welcomes you in with its long, oak bar, inviting banquette seating, exposed brick and modern industrial charm. Complimented by a creative menu with a focus on using locally sourced ingredients, as well as a premium craft beer and seasonal cocktail list, Central Wharf Co is the complete package. Central Wharf Co also features a full whiskey bar, with 40+ varieties of bourbon, rye, scotch, and whiskey. With various bars, our space is perfect for any private events or parties!

160 Milk Street
Boston, MA 02109
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Dining Bar, Fish

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00am

Cross Street:
Surface Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 451-9460

Website:
http://www.centralwharfco.com/

Entertainment:
Live music & weekend d.j's

Parking Details:
Street parking as well as several near by parking garages are available.

Public Transit:
The closest T stops are the Blue Line (Aquarium Station) and State Street.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Central Wharf Company Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

3.8

ambience

3.8

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

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Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Waterfront (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food. Very reasonable price. Large open space, big screen TVs. Not too loud. Awesome time.

Tags: Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Healthy, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Stopped by for a Saturday night dinner with the family and had a great meal along with great service and will return. Prices are reasonable for Boston.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

I was in Boston for a night and went to dinner with colleagues at Central Wharf. I was very disappointed. I ordered the linguini with clams but they were out of clams so I settled for a buttermilk fried chicken dish but the chicken was not very crunchy and the mashed potatoes were cold. To top off the night, my colleague noticed a mouse scuffling about and we notified the waitress who said she would tell the manager. The manager never apologized to us and charged us our full bill even though I couldn’t finish my meal. I will definitely not be returning.

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food, service and atmosphere. We will definitely go back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Upon arrival we were promptly ushered to our reserved table. They seemed to be a little short staffed and service was a little on the slow side, but not outrageously so. The food was tasty, inventive and reasonably priced.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Not a good experience starting with being sent on a wild goose chase to the wrong location to find a hostess, up a second floor then sent back down to a different first floor location to find the right spot and still waited there a few minutes for a hostess to appear and seat us.
That was followed by a 45 minute wait for drinks and food that was mediocre at best. Everything we ordered was heavily breaded and fried including a Thai shrimp wrap. We had to scrape excess breading from the shrimp. Given an an almost complete lack of any sauce, not sure what made this a "Thai" wrap as opposed of a wrap of fried glop.

To add insult to insult to injury, Central Wharf reported to Open Table that we did not show up for our reservation. Wish we had been smart enough not to show up there. Won't happen again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Great food, great service, very reasonable prices. What more do you want from a restaurant.

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food5
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Mostly good, only complaint I've heard is the chicken pot pie was a bit watery. Always a bit iffy when it's served with a spoon...

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Food was good. The service was the worst ever experienced by this reviewer. Our server was incredibly distracted and walked away before complete order was placed. There were no refills on drinks (or offers for any other drinks). Order was slammed on table. Our server was having a bad day that sadly had to include us.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Pretty mediocre experience. Wouldn't go back. Food wasn't bad just nothing special, wish I had gone to a different restaurant in Boston.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We really like this restaurant. It's great for a good meal when out on the town with family.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great place with good food. We all enjoyed the clam chowder! Lobster Rolls were very good with plenty of lobster in it. Cod Fish sandwich was, also, quite good. Will definitely be back.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 24, 2017

I reserved a table for a group of 12 for an office lunch last minute. They had 12 seats set up and did not have any problems getting seated. They gave us a good amount to figure out drinks and what we wanted to eat. Our server was super attentive and checked in on us the perfect amount of time. We had lunch on a rainy day so it was pretty quiet here. The food was fresh and I loved the clam chowder! I ordered the cod sandwich, which was light and crisp but could use a bit more lemon aioli. We all had a great sit-down meal together here and everything was great especially on this rainy day.

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·Dined on July 21, 2017

The food was EXCELLENT! However, when you have "Wharf" in your name I would expect a plethora of seafood options. Especially in Boston. Turned out to be typical upscale bar menu items...that in all reality were executed extremely well!!

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food5
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Have the "grown up" Happy Meal (chowder, Sam Adams, Lobster roll and Cape Cod Chips)

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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Great food...loved everything we had and service was great too.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Food was good. Oysters were yummy. Lobster Mac &Cheese was more pasta cheese with lobster. Beer salad was ok. Lobster roll meal was good. Shrimp flatbread was fine but wasn't sure were the pesto was.
Scene was ok. Waitress was nice but often no where to be found. Only two stalls in the restroom, one was clogged and the other had no TP. At least the food was good.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The menu on open table is not accurate to the menu at the restaurant. The only vegetarian options at the restaurant are salads and 1 pizza. We went here expecting the menu that was advertised on open table which had many vegetarian options and were very disappointed and ended up leaving without ordering anything.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Great! I had 14 people and a baby! They accommodated us beautifully. Nice place. We went during Sail Boston in the harbor, it was an easy walk and kept the nautical theme going. Couldn't have been happier.

Tags: Great Beer, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on June 16, 2017

I love democracy, the republic, and this restaurant.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on June 7, 2017

I was recommended by a co-worker since I was looking for seafood. Checked out the spot and it was pretty good.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2017

first bad review I've written because I was very disappointed since I booked for 10 workmates sight unseen based on the reviews and rating here and we were not happy. Service was very, very slow and not friendly. no real check ins for water or drinks and though we waited a very long time for entrees after apps, most items were cold (meaning they sat waiting for pick-up) and one item, originally forgotten, came out with the center completely cold/uncooked.

nachos had a whole top layer of burnt chips, and were generally eh, hummus platter the same, people said the chowder was good.

Overall the mediocre food and really slow service could have been overcome with a friendly and apologetic waitress who brought us more drinks before we had to flag her down.

first time in 20 years of business dinners I gave the minimum 15% - and she was lucky to get it.

too many other great places in Boston - would not recommend or go back.

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food3
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 (New England)·Dined on April 18, 2017

The Central Wharf Company restaurant is a great place with excellent food. We had incredible service and enjoyed the nachos especially. The beer and wine selection were great.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on April 15, 2017

We (2) had come to the central wharf company when they had an event upstairs. It seemed to have distracted the service downstairs a bit. The restaurant had great potential, but we did seem to hit a bad night.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 3, 2017

The nachos were scrumptious and hearty. The eggplant and portobello mushroom sandwich was perfectly layered. The eggplant was well prepared (not mushy) and the balsamic was the perfect compliment to the vegetables. The atmosphere and service were excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Waitstaff service was really slow despite the restaurant being very empty and we were the second table seated. Asked for bread and after waiting for a while, two slices arrived on a plate with no butter. I ordered the grilled octopus and it was so mushy (not grill tasting at all), I had to order a chicken salad wrap. I wasn't charged for the octopus. The French fries (although I asked for them to be left off my order) were very nice. My friend's cod sandwich was nice, but the accompanying salad was overdressed. We won't be going back.

Tags: Disabled Access, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 21, 2017

our entire table had something with fish. everything tasted fresh and seasoned just right. Lunch wasn't overly crowded and the atmosphere is just right.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 16, 2017

We had a table by the door on a cold night and there was a private party upstairs so he had cold gusts of wind, loud music and it was so dim it was hard to read the menu. Food was ok but I would not make a special trip. If I wanted a meal and drinks near the financial district or Fanuel Hall then I would come back

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 11, 2017

The burger I had was great, the service was very slow and not very friendly. I would not dine here again.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Good heavier salads and lunch options. Service a bit slow especially given there was not much of a crowd. But a good spot for business lunch to talk.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 18, 2017

Good menu selection and good quality. Attentive service in a great historic Boston atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

It was New Year's Eve, and pretty early in the night. Everything was fine.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Very nice lunch at the bar with Chris. Erin recommended the restaurant highly and it did not disappoint. Great bar service, tasty drinks, and delicious food. Very highly recommend a visit.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Service took a while to get to us as we were seated in the back. Server was less than friendly and forgot a few items along the way. Food was good but sandwiches portions were small. Crackers/bread were stale on the starters.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2016

I loved this place! We had our company holiday party here. There are only 12 of us, so a private room wasn't really necessary. We were concerned that we would be too loud with our large party playing games after dinner. The ambiance was perfect for a holiday get together and the menu wasn't overwhelming and had something for everyone!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2016

Had a delicious lunch. As this was a business meeting, I appreciated the host seating us at a table in a quiet area. The menu was well-priced, which is especially important when someone else is picking up the tab! I would highly recommend Central Wharf Company for business lunches, and I plan to go back for non-business dining soon!

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Nice spot for a bite; service was attentive, menu was pedestrian, food was definitely edible. Nothing special in either direction.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2016

Overall it is a great spot and I would visit again. I went for dinner with to other friends and after we stayed for the Boston Plant Nite (I bought tickets online). It was a great venue for the event. The food was very good as well as the music. I can not believe I have never gone until that night. I do plan to go again soon.

Tags: Disabled Access, Live Sports, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Outstanding Value, Late-night Find, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2016

The food was great but the service was lacking. My husband ordered chowder to start and it took quite a while to get it. He had only tasted it and the waitress brought our entrees.
Seriously?? I took mine since I didnt have an appetizer but we asked to have his held in the kitchen and kept warm.
The wait staff needs to know something like that should not happen!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Decor was great and so wasn't the good. Prices were reasonable. Couldn't tell if the waitress was new or just not knowledgeable/familiar with the drink menu/alcohol. Would definitely recommend/go again

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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