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About Ostra

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.

1 Charles St. South
Boston, MA 02116
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Mediterranean

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

Cross Street:
Stuart Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 421-1200

Website:
http://ostraboston.com/

Entertainment:
Live Piano music seven nights a week.

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.

Executive Chef:
Mitchell Randall

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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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.

Ostra Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (81)
Good for a Date (61)
Fit for Foodies (54)
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Romantic (52)
Good for Anniversaries (51)
Creative Cuisine (47)
Notable Wine List (46)
Business Meals (40)
Pre/post Theatre (35)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Worth the Drive (26)
Hot Spot (25)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Bar Seating (18)
Healthy (18)
Authentic (17)
Local Ingredients (17)
Good for Groups (14)
Cozy (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Fun (7)
People Watching (7)
Live Music (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Seasonal (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Casual (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing seafood. Elegant, classy, excellent service. Wanted to come back before I left

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Delicious! Best place in Boston for outstanding seafood. Preparations let the seafood shine

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 (Perth / WA)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a wonderful meal here. The food and service we both great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Best restaurant in Boston --- no need go anywhere else

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on January 4, 2018

They were very reasonable to dietary needs.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Expensive but the food and service were excellent

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent bar service!!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve dinner at Ostra. Typically I anticipate mediocre food and service on NYE, but Ostra was fantastic and exceeded our expectations.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (México)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great Mediterranean flavours, the octopus was excellent, the Gnocchetti with lobster and the Monk fish with truffle amazing. The Wine menu is excellent with a great option of wines by the glass and Champaign by half bottles., prices very good. Our waiter Kelvin was outstanding he new the menu and food selections perfectly and very professional. It is always nice to dine in a fine restaurant where the people working there have pride in their work.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent meal with great service. Pasta courses are a must. Lovely for special occasions.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food . Try to order the specials
Great presentation

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (東京)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Nice seafood restaurant. Staffs were friendly. Oysters were very good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had a table for six for my son's birthday. Started with oysters and a cheese board which were great, but no better than what you get at most seafood places around town. From there things took a big step up. The seabass tartare was simply transcendent. The (freshly smoking) smoked salmon tartare was nearly as good. All three salads (snow pea, kale, lettuce) were ordered and all three were outstanding. Saffron fettucini and grilled octopus were also amazing, the octopus being as tender and delicate as I have ever had. For main courses two chose the pepper crusted salmon which was super fresh and cooked to just past sushi perfection. The one non-pescaterian had the chicken which, while by no means innovative, was perfectly cooked. I ordered the monkfish which was a generous portion that came bathed in sautéed wild mushrooms. The lobster-like fish was tender and perfect. My son got the scallops, which while delicious and generously portioned (5 large), seemed to have gotten lost in the kitchen and came out 5 minutes after everything else. The best main course of the night was the grilled branzino - tender, delicate, and superbly seasoned. Desserts were excellent - the basil sauce in the snow egg is something I had never quite had before in a dessert and I thought it worked perfectly. A beautiful (and complimentary) assortment of sorbets and a birthday greeting was delivered to my son. The knowledgeable waiter steered us well to a couple of Sancerres that complemented the meal superbly. All in all, it was a great dining experience. Definitely pricey (with tip $800 for 6), but well worth it for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Ostra is an excellent restaurant. We were being visited by our younger son and his significant other, who are foodies. They were impressed and asked to return after last year. They loved the meal options and prep.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The quality of the food was very high. We dine out at some of the best restaurants so when we say the Octopus, Scallop main dish and Paella were excellent. Service was also excellent. Dine here if you would like very good seafood prepared and served just right. There was nothing disappointing at all. Enjoy.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Very good restaurant.
Recommend to true food lovers.
Nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food amazing service

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

King crab appetizer and 3lb lobster were both very overcooked...crab servinfg was scant...major faux pas for "seafood" restaurant... Waiter served the meal, never checked back and disappeared after delivering the check...Price is not reflective of service or food quality. Too bad ...Great setting, front house staff was excellent...

Tags: Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The evening was special as always. And As always, it is the people, and Trevor made it that way.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Delicious food, outstanding seafood, ambiance is gorgeous and very VERY elegant. A wonderful date night, our waiter was fantastic and so knowledgeable of everything on the menu and the drink menu. 5 Stars!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Canberra / ACT)·Dined on December 22, 2017

There are many choices for fine fish/seafood in Boston, but Ostra is definitely 'up there' with the best. It was our first visit, so navigating the menu and deciding was not easy. For starters I had the Faroe Is Salmon Tartare and for main the Brandzino. My wife had the Fried Calamari for starters, which was huge! The fish was fresh and melt in the mouth. Beautiful restaurant with great service!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Most unusual menu, with fish dishes (beautifully prepared) that I have not seen anywhere else in Boston or outside city (even Gloucester!) as well as special oysters from Maine and Canada! It was a great find!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

The lobster was close to the most amazing food we have ever eaten.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great table in hip modern decor. Service was great. Lots of attention to detail in both service and cuisine. I highly recommend the tuna carpaccio.

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Ostra is a great restaurant food and service is excellent
Our waiter Mike was terrific and Alex and associates Sam and Laura were fantastic

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Bar Seating, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Very creative menu and presentations. Exceptional wine list. Staff was subtly ubiquitous and well versed. Extremely high ceiling amplifies the energetic vibes that emanate from very satisfied clientele.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

An incredible restaurant. Service is awesome and fish is fresh and creatively prepared

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Overall it was an amazing dinning experience!!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Outstanding service, even better food, and no lack of options for every diner. From the starters to the entrees everything is unique and extremely well done. I highly recommend the paella.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Bed of rice in my paella was burnt to the plate/pan

Tags: Healthy
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Wait staff were cordial, diligent and unobtrusive a rare hat trick for wait staff. Beet salad, wellfleet clams and Monkfish were succulent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Good food, paella , especially, outstanding service, a little noisy

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Great service and the food was wonderful. Nice touch to have a anniversary decorated plate for desert.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 13, 2017

I was a little worried when I walked in because it felt very formal, but soon relaxed into the experience. The cocktails were delicious and the service was excellent! I had the paella and it was the best I've ever had. Honestly the dish could be split, especially if you order side dishes. The truffle fries arrived hot and crispy and the crispy oysters were delicious (said my mom) and arrived elegantly plated, as if they were raw. Very clever! My niece is vegetarian and the chef customized a pasta dish to her liking which was a nice surprise. It's not an inexpensive place, but it's worth every penny!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Waiter, food, and ambiance were great. Being pricey was expected, just thought some dishes were a bit overpriced, but nothing crazy for an upscale restaurant. The waiter also brought us a free dessert due to it being our anniversary (thanks to selecting the anniversary occasion option when booking on OpenTable). Overall great experience!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 12, 2017

I was very pleased with my dining experience most recently while dining at Ostra. The venue is at a convenient location and easy to get to. Upon entering you are greeted by a very friendly hostess and guided to you seat. Once seated you are then greeted by a vey friendly server/wait staff member who is readily available and attentive to your needs. Lots of dining options are available to you to choose, can be a bit overwhelming unless you have someone with you that had been to the restaurant and can suggest options. Presentation of each dish as it arrives to the table was splendid and I enjoyed indulging in them. Finishing my night off with something sweet which i rarely do was the icing on the cake. Very unhappy with myself for not snapping a few pictures of my meal as i always do. Next time.

Looking forward to dining at the wonderful restaurant again.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Fantastic meal with good wine options. Great service as well

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The service was well managed and the food was top notch. I look forward to dinner here on my next trip to Boston.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Wonderful establishment in all respects. Great service and outstanding cuisine.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on December 10, 2017

A Beautiful restaurant and bar, with equally creative cuisine and talented, attractive staff.

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