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Ostra

4.8
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2501 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2020

We are offering our limited à la carte dinner menu including a holiday inspired dinner special

What 2501 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAnuA
New England
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and the wait staff went above and beyond! They dragged over additional heat lamps so we were cozy!
Thank you for an amazing birthday dinner!

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Anonymous
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't believe in services like OpenTable forcing customers to write review comments.

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vipSean
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience5

We were sitting outside and my girlfriend asked the server many times to move the torch closer to our table but was ignored.

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vipYelenaM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with amazing food and one of the best service.

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vipRestaurantPro
New England
48 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal. The Hamachi Crudo, Lobster Gnochetti and Salt Crusted Bronzino are among the best dishes in Boston. The old octopus preparation was tastier than the current one, however. Great meal, professional service.

JM
JasonM
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and presentation, great service and elegant ambience. Very satisfied with my visit!

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mariannem
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like fish (as I do) this is the most delicious restaurant in Boston. Each dish we ordered was exceptional as were the sauces (herbs and other tasty ingredients). We ordered the sea bass tartare (absolutely yummy!!!), the octopus and monkfish - each and every one of them delicious and original...Service was as great as the food. Thank you. Will be back very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and great service.

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vipArthurR
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, we sat at the bar and were very well served. Spanish Octopus was delicious followed by Sea Bream. We’ll be back real soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was on point. Three cheers for everyone at Ostra!!!

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Shsh7
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was a lovely birthday experience for my son and me. Service was great and food was delicious. Highly recommend celebrating your special occasion at Ostra

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Klebert our waiter made the experience incredible. The food was also outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

superb paella, salad, dessert, professional and courteous staff.
best paella in the region.

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DENISEM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best choice for fine dining in Boston. Food was phenomenal! Service and ambience was excellent! Can’t say enough about this restaurant and would definitely come back. Don’t pass this place up if you’re in the area.

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Luckydog
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails,oysters,hamchi, octopus, lobster and monk fish with sautéed greens and currants. Every bite was delicious. I brought dessert home and ate it in my PJ’s. I’m looking forward to my next visit already

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HeidiI
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely wine selection and the service was excellent. Had a number of small plates. The tuna tartare was delish

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My top 1 spot in Boston.

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vipPhilipW
New England
19 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without a doubt, one of the best dining experiences in the country. Both the kitchen and the wait staff, never cease to amaze us. A truly amazing place. Kudos to all.

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EricaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service from start to finish! All of the seafood was fresh and cooked to perfection. We had the Hamachi crudo and fried oysters and both were divine. Paella and lobster gnocchi for dinner were both fabulous.

On top of the delicious food, the service was very attentive and professional.

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AldoN
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It had been over a year that I had not been to Ostra. The food was just as amazing as I remembered! The only only difference was the ambiance had changed because of all the Covid regulations. Still had a great time though.

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Bernardj
New England
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Given the COVID circumstances, they kept a high level of service and quality

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are outstanding!

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SamJo
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing

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DariuszD
New England
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was Great! service very good.
I wish noise levels would be lower.
But that is the problem of most Restaurants in US.
Please make restaurants quieter. Put nice carpet and level of noice will drop significantly.

I had


Sea Bass Tartare - very good starter.

Grilled Sea Bream in Trevisano Leaf. - outstanding pice of fish. Last time I had something this good was is southern France.

Warm Chocolate Torte - good ( not outstanding)

Cappuccino- wry good.

Composition and presentation of food was great.

Service - very good.

Noise- considering quality of food and service and price I wish would be quieter inside.

value? : considering location food and service - very good

Would I recommend it. yes. Yes. YES.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent seafood. Wine selection by the glass had great variety to choose from instead of a handful of basic ones.

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AllenF
New England
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Expensive but worth it for a special dinner. We ate outside for safety and the staff appeared well versed in Covid 19 precautions.

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Shaq
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really amazing food, and what really sets Ostra apart is the service. We asked for entrees to share and they divided it up on separate plates with their own sides. Would recommend for any occasion

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The Paella was overcooked & over salted. Disappointing for a $52 entree

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

Wedding anniversary

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vipJoseph
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service has always been consistent and immaculate. Definitely one of my top restaurants to go to. HIGHLY RECOMMEND 👌🏾

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Service was very attentive and timing of our courses was spot on.

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baaaaaaaaaaaaaaadfish
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely evening outside!

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JosephS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great night! The food was awesome along with the service.

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vipChristineD
New England
19 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience at Ostra. Outstanding food and staff.

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charlesd
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Pretty much the rip off I know it to be, $22 for oysters? You can buy them for a buck 50 at the fishmarket. On street dining is way too noisy, cold, Not worth the money for sure

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vipPete
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Our waitress (I believe Lauren) was amazing and so courteous and professional. The food was delicious and perfect. Every waiter and waitress was extremely attentive. The prices might be expensive, however they are totally justified when the food is of such high quality, and the service is also on par.

I recommend this place 100%.

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AdamF
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood around. I recommend the sea bream.

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vipWorldTraveller
New England
45 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ostra succeeds at providing diners with outstanding service and excellent food. The crispy oyster appetizer is delicious and you must try the paella, expensive but worth it. We plan to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! The food and the attention from Cristian was awesome.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly the best meal and service experience I’ve had in a very long time.
The food was phenomenal and cooked perfectly (Kusshi & Powder Point raw oysters, grilled Spanish octopus, filet mignon and warm chocolate torte). The grilled Spanish octopus had a melding of flavors that was so unexpected and delicious, a must have.
We sat outside and some motorcycles going by were loud but didn’t distract too much from dinner.
The staffs attention and knowledge was above and beyond my expectations.
I can’t wait for another visit to Boston just so I can go back.

FAQs

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

Ostra is rated 4.8 stars by 2501 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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