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Damariscotta River, Maine
Sea Bass Tartare
Black Truffle Carpaccio, Fennel Pollen Crostini
Lemon, Garlic & Herb Baste, Roasted Potato, Vidalia Onion, Radish
Amazing dinner - service inconsistent.
Vacation in Boston
My husband and I dined here for the first time for our anniversary. I reserved bar seats and added a note of preference for seating. Upon arrival, my request was received, and from there on everything was outstanding! The bartender Chris was very nice, professional, and informative about the food, the restaurant, and was honest about his limits. He referred us to the sommelier when picking a wine, which was great. The food was fresh, creative, delicious and beautifully plated. We were delighted with a surprise chocolate dessert which completed a memorable experience. We will definitely be going back and recommending Ostra to friends.
Excellent fresh seafood. Good selection of quality wines and spirits. Friendly and efficient waitstaff. A great experience!
Amazing meal and service!
Great service. The staff really made the food experience. Seafood lovers restaurant.
Good was outstanding and aervice was excellent
Terrific experience with friends during Thanksgiving weekend. Our food came out promptly due to our timing for our concert.
The fish was perfect-light and with nice butter sauce.
The portions are petite on the first plates and dessert but otherwise perfectly created.
Post flight, was very good despite being tired
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.
Es muy buenito! Las comidas muy bien.
Everything was amazing!
Fantastic venue with excellent food. A most go to place
Always great good and great service. A great place for a special occasion.
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.
Incredible food and impeccable service. The pacing of the meal was exceptional
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!
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.
Very disappointing salmon. Presentation was nice but I have had far better in way less expensive restaurants.
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!
The food was amazing just perfect. I would go every time I visit Boston.
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.
overall excellent - good food, good service, high quality.
The food is astonishing, and the service impeccable despite could be quicker at times. Ambiance and decor great.
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!
One of the best restaurants in Boston. Outstanding service along with excellent food. Spanish octopus and snap pea salad are exceptional
Outstanding all around. Service, food, ambiance. Always a perfect date night at the bar.
Superb as always
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!
Absolutely delicious. The carpaccio was outstanding. Cornish Game Hen was beyond. I will definitely be going back.
Great food!! Great atmosphere!!
Great service and a delicious meal.
Impeccable service. Food tastes amazing but the portions are somewhat small.
Consistently one of the top restaurants in Boston. Never disappointed with the cocktails, food, wine or service!
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!
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.
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!
Great chic ambiance, excellent food and service
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.
Ostra offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 421-1200.
Ostra is rated 4.8 stars by 2976 OpenTable diners.
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.