Ostra

4.8
2791 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2791 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipjoycee
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We were seated on time. Waited 20 minutes for server to address us. We ordered appetizer & sparkling wine. Waited another 20 minutes. Ordered a bottle of wine. Still no dinner order taken. After over an hour we decided to leave taking wine to go. Then all sorts of attention, it was my husband’s birthday & dessert served etc. a little too late. Very disappointing. I don’t like to write negative comments & we are patient people but this was a huge disappointment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good to revisit! Everything was great.

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GEORGEA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent overall. Food was very good, service was attentive and good

A little slow in the kitchen

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vipJNGdiner
New England
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third visit to Ostra. The ambience is chic and inviting. The food was simply superb, and our server Catherine was outstanding - engaging, knowledgeable, professional and utterly charming. We will visit again!

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MaryB
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service were terrific. We asked to be seated outside due to having an immunocompromised person with us and we were very grateful to be accommodated. It was really loud, though! No fault of the restaurant, though. Overall a great experience and we would highly recommend Ostra!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant!
My only suggestion is to replace the Australian wagyu sirloin with a Japanese wagyu. The sirloin was well-prepared, but a Japanese wagyu would be juicier.

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LindaT
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

We sat outside by choice and the city traffic was very loud. Food presentation was beautiful, but our entrees were very salty. Several servers & wait staff we’re at our table—I think we counted 8 people total who took care of us. However, the waiter also had tables inside, for the price of the meals, we would expect the main waitstaff to be more attentive—but understandably he was working in two different, completely independent areas.

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vipSarahsmom
New England
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to a show at Wilbur and had dinner at ostra. Lobster gnocchi is always fantastic. The raw fish appetizers were delicious. Desserts were delicious especially the chocolate one.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing; ambient noise was little high but food and service definitely puts it to background..

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SteveC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently outstanding. Food is fresh a d flavorful. Accommodated my GF/DF restrictions without sacrificing taste. When a person from an adjacent table got up to leave, he accidentally knocked over my partially filled glass of wine and the contents got all over my husband and his food. The restaurant replenished my wine in a new wine glass and offered to prepare a new dish for my husband to which he politely declined. Upon receiving the bill at the end of the meal, they covered all of our drinks! Ostra is a first class restaurant! Go and prepare yourself for a royal experience!

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EdwinS
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Ostra was impeccable as always; it comes out slightly slower than at other places and on busy nights it can be a bit more of a wait, but be sure that it is because the wonderful staff takes painstaking efforts to make every dish perfect.

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salty
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well the setting is very cool and modern the staff is very friendly and helpful. Food was delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Me and my boyfriend were visiting Boston and were browsing dinner restaurants and decided to try Ostra! After booking, a couple local friends told us this was one of their favorite restaurants so we felt we had made a good decision ☺️ upon arriving we realized we could not have made a better decision! The restaurant was gorgeous and the service was immediately outstanding. Our server was well educated on all of the food and wine and provided some great recommendations (he started us off with the oysters and a French wine to pair with and the flavor combo was to die for)! I can easily say this was one of the best meals I've ever had and one of the most amazing restaurants I've ever been to. While in the restroom I was talking to a woman who was seated nearby and we both were raving about the food and restaurant over all! It was her first time as well and we agreed we were absolutely blown away by this place. Will definitely be back next time I'm in Boston.

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vipMithrilBoston
New England
20 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food as always!

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IreneM
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect!!!

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MarkC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and wine selection. Will definitely be back

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vipCarla
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service, highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an excellent restaurant with great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic! Will be back!!!

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vipFoodie
New England
31 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality ingredients and elegant presentation

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vipAlexD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outdoor patio on a noisy street but still worth it

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vipdocjeff
New England
62 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We went because we had enjoyed excellent paella in the past. This time it was overcooked, the chorizo was blackenned and the entire dish too dry. Also, there was little saffron flavor. The lobster and gnocchi was excellent.

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djdiners
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food. We started with the pea pod salad, which was delicious and refreshing. For mains, we had bronzino and paella. Both were delicious. Portions are large, so you may want to consider sharing; we did that for the salad. Service was impeccable and attentive. I truly think this is one of the best restaurants in Boston. The only reason I rated lower for ambience was that we ate outside (my choice). The outdoor seating area is not as private as some other outdoor restaurant seating and the traffic is somewhat noisy.

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Vanna
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food quality are outstanding, highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Amaizing

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vipraidersix2002
New England
146 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

So this is a favorite of mine but diaappointwd this time. Hostess was disorganized. Service unusually slow. Salmon at the very wrong end of fresh . . . . surprisingly average this time at a premium price point . . . one bright apot the Beuller cab sac was exceptionally good. Hoping for better next time.

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vipRobertD
Western NC
16 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Ostra. Enjoyed the preparation of monkfish. We make it a point to dine here when in Boston

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance. The food and service was wonderful. Great staff and the dessert was excellent.

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vipcmdrb
New England
18 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Every dish was fabulous. Very high quality. Martinis were a little watery but decent. We had an most enjoyable meal and evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, ur server gave us very good recommendations about the wine, the food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Ostra and the food and service was outstanding. Every employee was so courteous!

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PaulH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Boston- they do everything very well.

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vipTimW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A bit noisy but attractive

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AlmaS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is not too big. The tables are pretty close but still it wasn’t too noisy. The service is impeccable. The food is delicious.

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viprabenbru
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A truly lovely evening. Important business dinner. The service was great. The Som helped me pick a great Chablis at a decent price. Our head waiter help me order for the table. The Oysters were amazing. As was the branzino, crudo , Alaska crab and seafood pasta. It was a little loud

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PaulM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great bar, food, and service. Major drawback was the noise. Absolutely need to install ceiling/wall noise reduction panels. Sounded like we were at a circus.

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vipLPcritic
Orlando
26 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Monk fish was excellent. Lobster and gnocchi was fantastic. Wine selection excellent but very over priced. Our waitress was not attentive and very slow to get to the table initially and failed to follow up often Don't know her name but she had a very unappealing black nose ring

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FaridaJ
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed thoroughly.

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ShahrimaH
New England
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was awesome and our server was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service. One draw back was people on laptops in the restaurant.

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MicheleS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server knew the menu well and his suggestions were on point. Everything we ordered including the steak was out of this world. Can't wait until our next visit.

FAQs

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

Ostra is rated 4.8 stars by 2791 OpenTable diners.

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

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