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Ostra

4.7
1555 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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 featuring live piano entertainment. Ostra's private dining room accommodates up to 42 seated and 70 for a cocktail reception.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:30pm -10:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm-9:30pm
Bar/Lounge: Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm-11:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm-12:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm-10:30pm
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Phone number
(617) 421-1200
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Mitchell Randall
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Stuart Street
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Parking details
We offer Valet Parking beginning at 5:00pm for $21.00 per car. Valet is located at the front entrance of the restaurant.
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Entertainment
Live Piano music seven nights a week.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

Our private dining room at Ostra comfortably seats up to 42 guests and 75 for a reception. We also offer private buyouts of the restaurant for up to 150 guests.

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What 1555 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined a day ago

After making a reservation, to eat at 8 pm, was made to wait due to table availability!
Extremely loud and very disturbing atmosphere. Was unable to hear my wife sitting across from me. Difficult to communicate with servers. The food was good but very expensive. The server disappeared after taking the order and never returned. The last contact was as we ran into him on the way out and waved us goodbye as left...Not worth a return trip

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

One of the best seafood places I have visited! The octopus and the salt encrusted branzino were amazing!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Impeccable service and a delicious meal, not much more you can ask for. While a tad expensive, the ambiance was delightfully relaxed and comfortable without any pretension. Staff was approachable and menu had a lot to offer. Food was excellent. We were extremely pleased with our experience.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Definitely go for the food. Wait staff were pleasant and attentive. Atmosphere is current chic; all high ceilings and noise (oops, “energy” in today’s parlance).

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Excellent !

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

The steaks were done to perfection. The special open faced beef Wellington was delicious. Such a beautiful place.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Excellent service by everyone especially TREVOR

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Marathon celebration with friends and family

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

First time at Ostra and it was a great experience. Our server was fantastic and paced our food. The food itself was a star. Excellent and fresh seafood. The branzino for 2 is a must. Fun to watch the table-side preparation. Great restaurant!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The atmosphere was amazing, the service was spot on. Our server was very friendly and very helpful with suggestions and recommendations.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The paella was outstanding! We have eaten paella in all corners of the world, including Spain and this is the best to date. Thank you for a perfectly moist, tasty, fresh, well balanced dish. We'll bring paella lovers to taste this delight!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Excellent food! I love this restaurant! Staff is friendly and knows the food and the whole fish is like non other.... please try it

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent food. Very good service. Very expensive. Difficult to hear table conversations due to very loud room volume, poor acoustics.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

A little disconcerting having several staff waiting, clearing and serving. We actually couldn’t identify who our waiter was, although two of them were lovely. One staff member returned abruptly several times to remove or replace plates but never once excused himself or spoke at all- maybe not the right attidude for the hospitality industry... Food was very good, as expected. Fish display when you walk in is amazing. Have desert, so worth it!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Como siempre, muy buena atención, comida excelente y servicio maravilloso

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We had a nice experience at Ostra; the drinks and wine were excellent and the service was great, but the food was not worth the price. We went specifically for the salt crusted branzino and it was disappointing. We were expecting it to be filleted table-side and it was not. It was presented to us whole on a platter and then taken away, and we were brought plates of fish fillets. For all we know, the whole fish was just a prop. That's certainly what it felt like. It was also over seasoned. The beauty of cooking the fish in the salt (besides the perfect texture) is the simple elegance of flavor it draws out, but this one was drenched in an oil and lemon sauce that completely overwhelmed the fish. If you don't like fish, it's a great option because you can't even taste the fish, only the lemon sauce, and don't get me wrong, the sauce was good, just too much. While we ultimately enjoyed everything (despite the slightly disappointing fish), I just didn't find it worth the price. I'm happy to pay good money for good food, but we've had many better meals for less.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Food and service were excellent, and any issues were addressed quickly and efficiently. The layout of the space is a bit challenging for wait staff depending on how they set up their table tops. Space also can get noisy based on design and choice of flooring. This can be addressed in their upcoming renovations with a change in flooring type (i.e. cork, or adding felt under tables and chairs as this will support sound dampening.

Food was excellent and the kitchen staff were excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Favorite Boston restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The food was absolutely incredible. The service was great. A tiny little restaurant that was bursting with people. Would definitely recommend. The crab risotto is an absolute must.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

One of the top seafood places I've ever eaten, and I'm pretty critical. The langoustine Crudo and roasted monkfish were exceptional!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Could not ask for better seafood or service!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Loved it! The food was excellent and the service was even better!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Service was outstanding- Waitress from Brazil was excellent. Food was delicious . Plan on returning on next visit to Boston.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great restuarant. Service outstanding and food delicious. Very large menu that allows for a lot of choice. Impressed with the diverse deomographic in the room. Definitely on my go to list of places to eat in Boston.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had a great dinner in a very nice atmosphere. Our seats were comfortable, and the restaurant was relatively quiet. Our waiters were cordial and attentive. All in all, we had a great experience. I would recommend Ostra wholeheartedly.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Very lovely except one heavy hostess wearing too small a black dress with breasts popping out.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

One of the best places in town for seafood. Langoustine as appetizer was excellent. Monkfish with wild mushrooms was very tasty. Wine list is quite good. Waitstaff was very effective and friendly.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Thought it was just another over priced restaurant. The food was ok but not worth the $300 bill. The appetizers were good, drinks were good, main courses were ok.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Never disappoints. Fro start to finish our time was superb. Great team and the food is so special.
Thank you.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Very good food. Enjoyed the lobster gnochetti very much. Unfortunately we were seated very closely next to an obnoxiously loud man that made dinner not good. Tables are too close together.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Menu diversifié pour les amateurs de fruits de mer et poissons. Qualité supérieure, service impeccable.
Fortement recommandé.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Brought a 6-year old along to this otherwise childless environment. A few couples refused to sit near us. A nice couple did sit next to us and engaged in some banter with him. Service was very attentive to the point of replacing silverware and napkins multiple times during the meal. Wife had the filet, I had the ribeye and son had a pasta meal that the kitchen created for him as there is no kids menu. We all had artistically presented meals and my wife surprisingly said it was the best steak she has ever had, which is saying a lot. Finished up with lemon and berry sorbet and then a while listening to the piano. Nice wine selection and intelligent advice from the server. We were impressed.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Everything was incredible. Very expensive but unique food and great but subtle service. Perfect for lots of different occasions. Ours was a special meal with friends before a play on Tremont, just a block away.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Next time we are in Boston Ostra is a must. We mostly enjoyed the first course offerings. The best bite was the cuttlefish ink spaghetti, it was delectable with just the right hint of spice. The grilled spanish octopus was tender and tasty and the Ricotta Gnocchetti was melt in you mouth delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Had a wonderful evening! We will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Amazing as always
Staff excellent and warm
Great place

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

We greatly enjoyed our meal, it was a very special evening for us.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Boston is seafood. Ostra is Boston. A really great place to feel the lovely seafood tasting in an outstanding way. This is food that is really great. It is on high level and the service is very nice. The only small thing that they could change is the sound of the music. Why turn the music up so loud when you have such a great food and want to enjoy more the food then the atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food was cooked to perfection. Branzini simply grilled was delightful. Excellent wine pairing was suggested - would not have picked this on my own. Enjoyed the dining room ambiance. This was my second time dining and I plan to come back.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Delightful..... second visit and hope to return soon........

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