Ostra

4.8
2968 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Post flight, was very good despite being tired

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vipGingerC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Service was fair. Had way better service at Minstral. Most of the Food was good. The $120 lobster could’ve been better. We had better in the Bahamas. I was expecting melt in your mouth.

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Wonseok
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Es muy buenito! Las comidas muy bien.
这家饭店的菜非常厉害。以后要回来。

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!

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vipvinrouge2
New England
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic venue with excellent food. A most go to place

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great good and great service. A great place for a special occasion.

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vipIngeH
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely time. The food was superbe, very expensive, but one of a kind.
Will certainly be back.
Would be nice to ha e some vegan options so everyone in our party can enjoy a full beautiful meal.

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DavidG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food and impeccable service. The pacing of the meal was exceptional

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience at Ostra was incredible, the ambiance and the service was very good overall. The presentation of all the dishes were amazing and felt very special for each course. The food quality is amazing and portions are a good size. The oysters and salmon tartare were some of our favorites. I would rank this in the top 10 dinner experiences
of my life, just go for it!

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vipjrkayri
New England
34 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't often use this term when describing food, but the word "sublime" comes to mind. From the first bite of bread to the final bit of dessert everything was exceptional. The service was attentive without being intrusive and they did an excellent job of helping us celebrate a milestone birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Very disappointing salmon. Presentation was nice but I have had far better in way less expensive restaurants.

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vipSarahP
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. The risotto first course was delicious and one of the highlights. Excellent cocktails. Ambiance was classy and I appreciated all the details that they used (seaweed like lights, silverware that sort of had scales). I was so sad we needed to leave early and miss dessert. Can’t wait to go back!

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RobynH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing just perfect. I would go every time I visit Boston.

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Nutsforquality
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

If extremely loud music is not an issue for you then you should try this restaurant out. For us, we practically were shouting across the table. Food-wise, the paellas were not all cooked the same way. Some were drier and less tasty. Oysters need to be better shucked.
The restrooms need to be cleaner and free from clutter. There was some hair tool lying around, clothes still on the hanger. It could be that employees do use the restrooms but that does not mean that they cannot put their belongings away. It was pretty shocking for a supposedly high end restaurant.

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JJF0926
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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rickyk
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

overall excellent - good food, good service, high quality.

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Beber
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is astonishing, and the service impeccable despite could be quicker at times. Ambiance and decor great.

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

Could not recommend Ostra more! Always an all-around stellar experience. Cuisine: fantastic Drinks: yum Ambience: so elegant and also great background music Service: attentive, professional, kind. Brandon is an outstanding waiter, hosts are welcoming and personable, buspersons are on top of their game. Shout out to Catie for stopping by our table to check on us even though we weren’t even seated in her section 😊 Love this place!

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Morgan
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Boston. Outstanding service along with excellent food. Spanish octopus and snap pea salad are exceptional

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vipANNEs
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding all around. Service, food, ambiance. Always a perfect date night at the bar.

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Serge
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as always

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yosh
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was very enjoyable the cocktails and wine selection were very spot, the server was very knowledgeable about the wine which helped my selection be very easy. For appetizer we ordered the fresh oysters they caught for the day which where out of this world, the octopus followed after that which also was very delicious. The staff throughout that time was very attentive to water refills and plate clearance to get you ready for your entree. My girlfriend had the halibut and I had the salmon which both were excellent. Overall was an excellent dining experience will definitely be back in the future!

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MelissaC
New England
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. The carpaccio was outstanding. Cornish Game Hen was beyond. I will definitely be going back.

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vipLouisG
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food!! Great atmosphere!!

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vipRobertS
New England
20 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and a delicious meal.

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Fara33
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Impeccable service. Food tastes amazing but the portions are somewhat small.

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vipAlanS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently one of the top restaurants in Boston. Never disappointed with the cocktails, food, wine or service!

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vipDroopy1965
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ostra was a real treat, the food, wine, service, and atmosphere, all perfectly tuned. Special credit goes to our waitress, her wine advice made the evening. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Amateurs running a fine dining establishment. Never coming back. Management and service dont know what they are doing. Go to a steakhouse and spend your hard earned money some place you dont have to get aggravated.

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vipLabLoverLaura
Columbus
70 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My bday weekend in Boston and ended so well at Ostra. A bottle of Forever Young, Malbec. How appropriate. ;) Fabulous split entrees of pasta. Chocolate cake torte for bday dessert. The ambiance was amazing. The service was fantastic. The food was PERFECT. The most perfect was to spend my bday. Thank you!

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vipRobertL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great chic ambiance, excellent food and service

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ChristinaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food were fantastic! I would highly recommend for a special occasion. The paella was delicious as was the special appetizer, a spicy shrimp ceviche. All the food that my party ordered looked and smelled amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience2

Absolutely terrible service. This was my second time at Ostra and we were insulted by the server several times throughout our meal.
The first time we went to the restaurant the service was great. This past visit we were not offered coat check, we were seated at the worst table available after telling the staff it was a special occasion. Instead of pouring us the last half of a glass in our bottle, the server suggested we take it to go; when we expressed surprise she asked us if we “were not from around here.”

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing! We had the branzino, oysters, paella, and shishito peppers and it was all delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambience within the restaurant the service was great and the food was even better. I had the monkfish and it was absolutely divine 🤌🏻

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DeniseP
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server (and the salt encrusted Branzino) was the highlight of the evening. Apropriately attentive, unflappable in the face of all our menu questions (and we had A LOT) - one of the best service experiences I've had in years. And thanks for the instructions on how one might salt encrust a fish at home! I'll try it when I return home to California, but alas, it will never compare.

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SarinS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday dinner was excellent! The atmosphere was beautiful and my waitress was very attentive.

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vipshawnlaugh
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, gorgeous place!

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tuanhng
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic foods. The breads was one of the best that I have tasted.

Roasted monk fish was great, the aroma of the dish when it just came out made it attractive.

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amandaa
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very pricey but some of the dishes were spectacular (octopus! Lobster gnocchi!). The entire staff was extremely warm and friendly, and the service was excellent.