Ostra

4.8
2546 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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Starting Feb 14, 2021

Join us at Ostra for a romantic evening. We will be offering our regular a la carte menu with a holiday inspired special.

What 2546 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Rushed service

JT
vipJoeT
New England
79 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food and can’t wait to go back

GS
vipGaryS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, service outstanding. Would go again.

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Emma
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening! Incredibly quick service, delicious food. Great date night spot.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food, service, ambiance!!

KM
KayM
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The food wasn’t all that great for the amount that I had to pay for just two people. My first and probably my last time going. The service was great ! Just not the food. The paella wasn’t pleasing at all

AY
vipAngieY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious new year eve dinner ❤️🥂🍾🍸🥖🥩🥗🫕🍲🦪🍤🥂🍾🍸🍷🍴🥃🍛🍤🦪🦐🦑🦞

KV
KailahV
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. And staff was super friendly and personable.

HA
HASS
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food as usual a bit rushed when you order the salt covers backed fish as the time limit with Covid or new year’s dinner was only 1 1/2 hrs.

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vipCynthia
New England
14 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At the risk of repeating myself, the dining experience is fabulous on every way! Service, food quality, preparation and presentation are perfect 10! Moreover, the staff warms my ❤️

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vipraidersix2002
New England
115 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional food in a good atmosphere with attentive service.

KP
vipKPMedical
New England
23 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in Boston. I love it here and have never been disappointed in a meal. The seafood is always the best so fresh and prepared to perfection. Excellent Christmas Eve dinner. I'm so happy this restaurant has survived during this awful pandemic. Here's to better times ahead in 2021.

JB
JoseB
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Long waits on food ordering, and even for getting the check.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection, like always!

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Anayra
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went there for my birthday, was perfect!! Excellent service.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Truffle Sea Bass Tartare is amazing!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable food, wine, and service

C
vipCynthia
New England
15 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food, service, ambiance’

DF
DanF
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place and think it’s the best restaurant in Boston. They have great service taste snd quality food

FF
vipFussyFoodie
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

We are repeat customers and are never disappointed. While the ambience was lacking that's entirely due to the COVID restrictions and we also dined just after Thanksgiving so it was quiet anyway. But it was pleasnt enough, which is as much as you can hope for in the current environment. The quality of the food, wine and service were all of a level we have come to expect from Ostra. The hamachi, tartare and octopus were all spectacular. Great flavours. We also had the king crab and the salmon which were also good, but the flavours in the small plates are tough to beat.

CB
ChipB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as always the food was great and of course neli the bartender gave us great service

TH
vipTessH
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place! Food and service (thank you Chris!) are always great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and excellent service. Dining room decor could use a refresher as the white them is looking a l little dingy and dated.

RD
RubyD
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the salt crusted branzino highly recommended.
Sea bass tartare were amazing we enjoyed the flavors.
Grilled Spanish octopus one of our favorite.
Warm chocolate torte are to die for.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

CJ
vipCharlesJ
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Wonderful menu. Top ambiance and the food spectacular.

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vipkennynohome
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

we ate outdoors (our request). Location is very noisy. will not do it again.

MO
vipMayO
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meat I had in a very long time .. highly recommend it

MH
vipMichaelH
New England
18 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

It’s hard to review a restaurant during COVID as I don’t necessarily think that you get the best representation of their product. However, some things should be consistent even in the pandemic. For instance, my paella shouldn’t be burnt whether or not there is a virus. The seafood was very dry and over 1/2 of the rice was burnt to the bottom of the platter. For $55, it was rather disappointing. Our other items were ok but richly sauced and overly salted (Grilled octopus, king crab risotto, salmon tartare). We were surprised with an anniversary dessert so that was a nice touch. Overall, it was OK, but it was tough to find the value there.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Food was spectacular. Service second to none.

EP
vipEttaPlace
New England
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Even better this year as we were able to eat outside the 2nd week of Nov (55-60 degree night) and w heaters. And the maitre d’ was terrific as our car broke down right at the corner in front of the front door, and he dealt w AAA road service and moved the car and more w/o disrupting our dinner while seated outside.

NS
vipNylaS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Have adapted well to serving in a COVID and outdoor environment. Was super impressed!

DG
DanG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I've been to Ostra a number of times and it never disappoints. The service is great and the food is wonderful. Even during this Covid-19 pandemic, they continue to offer a great and safe environment to enjoy a fantastic night out.

MA
vipMikeA
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience1

The food was very good but the ambience was disappointing. Ostra is expensive, you go for that dining experience. We were rushed like a diner, quickly serving food. I do not think we will go again. It was not enjoyable!

BM
BrittanyM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best seafood we had in Boston! Excellent presentation from the staff as well- highly recommend this place.

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Yeremycuevas
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's all about seafood and there's a great cultural combination of asia and america latina that sort of feels in the food too. The lady that answer the phone was sort of mad at me at more the one point. They sort of wanted us not to go, also after we finish the sort of wanted us to leave, it was a rainy night. But overall it's a nice experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Brought my boyfriend here for his birthday and he loved it. The food was delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice night over all

JM
vipJML51
New England
72 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Ostra is one of the few Boston restaurants I will dine at during Covid. The tables are adequately distanced and all Covid precautions are adhered . And of course, the food is fabulous, as always.

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Rycon
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cotuit Oysters, crispy Spanish octopus and the Lobster Gnochetti were all stunning dishes. Fantastic wines by the glass and bottle!

FAQs

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

Ostra is rated 4.8 stars by 2546 OpenTable diners.

Ostra does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/38/columbus-hospitality-group.