Ostra

4.9
2609 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
A Contemporary Mediterranean Restaurant featuring both innovative & classic preparations of the finest seafood available globally. The dining room at Ostra evokes a sense of style and sophistication in a comfortable and inviting setting. Ostra also offers a fine bar and lounge area. Ostra's private dining room accommodates up to 42 seated and 70 for a cocktail reception.

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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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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What 2609 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JohnnyPines
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Horrible !!!

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MrLima
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and value loved the food. Can’t wait to go back

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lovinlife
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, service was lovely, ambience great, food was amazing! We would 100% recommend to make a point to go to here.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We mentioned the birthday to server and manager that came by but it was not acknowledged. Besides that, it was a delightful experience.

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vipAnneB
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and attentive service. The salted branzino and oysters were outstanding! Fun place for a special family meal.

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vippeabodyfoodie
New England
72 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to Ostra since Covid. Proper precautions were taken, but did not feel closed-in or claustrophoic. As usual, food and service were top-notch. Time between cocktails, appetizers, and entrees were nicely spaced-out. Branzino was broiled perfectly, and the Paella was fantastic as usual. Wine selections were also great. Looking forward to coming back for another special occasion.

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vipScottJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful meal. The waitress was very knowledgeable and helped us plan out the perfect courses. I would definitely go back. The place is not cheap so be prepared! But, it was worth it.

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KatherineD
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious oysters - New England is the best for tasty, smooth, and fresh-like-the sea oysters. The Powder Point oysters were our fave. Steak and Monkfish were delightful. The Paella was overdone; unfortunately, the rice & chorizo were burnt and inedible. That said, the seafood (shrimp, mini-octopus, calamari, lobster) in the paella was amazing. Adding the artichokes was a pleasant surprise.

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JahmiyaP
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding! The food was very good, our overall experience was spectacular. Great ambiance, would highly recommend!

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bstrick
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a night out with friends or significant other. The atmosphere is incredible.

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LeilaZ
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at Ostra
Food is really nice and service is great!

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vipTheresa
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional in every way . At this time when care needs to be taken in all interactions this restaurant does it right. Our meal was delicious, elegant, special in every way. Our server Katherine was professional in every regard yet she took the time to personally recommend things for both our dinner and our trip to Boston! Overall a great night!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic! Ostra always does an exceptional job at providing 5 star service. All of the staff members were attentive to keeping the tables clean, waters filled, timely food arrival. I really love my birthday experience there and very happy with everything despite the current city/country wide restrictions.

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vipElizabethR
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, ambiance, cocktails and food!

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vipParma
New England
27 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Sadly not the same in pandemic-obviously. However, the staff and food were delicious! :)

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vipRobertG
Pittsburgh
27 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was wonderful and the whole team could not have been nicer. The food was excellent! We will definitely go back again.

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LillianE
New England
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The waiter was rude and obnoxious! The food was good though but probably not going back anytime soon.

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LangaT
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An amazing restaurant! My husband and I celebrated his birthday and we couldn’t ask for more. The food was great and the service was even better. We’d love to come back soon!

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vipbossarch
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we have had. Wonderful experience

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vipEPJS
Greensboro
13 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family gathering

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vipDoug
New England
32 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food & service here!

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AppleG
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Just a bit too pricey for the food quality. Would have expected over the top taste for the prices charged.

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scottn
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The service was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive. If I could have given 4.5 stars I would have done so as the only flaw was the whipped potatoes, which were delicious, arrived at the end of the meal. The salted branzino and paella were simply outstanding, each very flavorful and well prepared. Giving the value of the experience 4 stars rather than 5 is based solely on the price of the meal, which I thought was high even by pre-pandemic standards. Nevertheless I was happy to support the restaurant and will return.

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vipATEH
Las Vegas
25 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always excellent food Arguably one of Boston’s best restaurants never disappoints!

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vipReviewsGPC
New England
13 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great as always!

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Alex
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food across all courses, charming service and classy ambience. couldn't have asked for a better night out!

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Nrpmny
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent high end seafood option for date or girls night.

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vipusamolly
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic menu with exception service- we will be back!

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vipJoeT
New England
83 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Trever and great food. Can’t wait to go back

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LynnL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hope to experience a new menu in addition to daily special. I have been to Ostra for 5 years and the menu remains the same. Delicious as usual I have to say. But looking forward to experiencing something new.

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evangelosg
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent dinner experience starting the moment we walked in. Very attentive and helpful staff, prompt service and an attentive staff that was always checking on us and making sure we were taken care of. The food was outstanding and one of the best meals we've had out in a while. Highly recommend!

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Frida
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, great ambiance.,table was ready on time and excellent cleaning. Food was perfect, thanks a lot

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JustineG
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were >20 minutes early for our reservation, and they kindly seated us anyway.
We felt very safe due to spaced out tables, but they made an excellent effort to make everything feel "normal." Staff was very efficient bringing out food, but not so fast that we felt rushed. (There was a 90 minute dining limit, but it still felt like plenty of time.)
Enjoyed the sea bass tartare; can't wait to try the others.

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KaurelyS
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excelente comida! Loved the hispanic staff! 🥰 Great spot and parking bear by!

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vipBarbaraI
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to eat here. They are doing a great job with Covid precautions and safety without sacrificing ambiance and overall experience. And the food as always is superb.

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vipBeatrizG
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Ostra it guarantees quality and service. Food is superb and never disappoints. Thanks

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vipStephanieW
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always and felt very comfortable with how the restaurant is managing the COVID situation.

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BeverlyS
New England
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very expensive and still hungry after dinner
Noise level ...... comes with beautiful space with high ceilings ...... could be Addressed

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it all

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vipChristineD
New England
21 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ostra is always elegant with superb food and beverages as well as thoughtful and impeccable service. It never disappoints.

FAQs

Ostra offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 421-1200.

Ostra is rated 4.9 stars by 2609 OpenTable diners.