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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.
Boston, MA 02116
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
$31 to $50
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Live Piano music seven nights a week.
We offer Valet Parking beginning at 5:00pm for $21.00 per car. Valet is located at the front entrance of the restaurant.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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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
They sat my friends and I by the kitchen with many tables open. Why do restaurants always sit groups of women by the kitchen? Very loud and we are older, please bring baby boomers to quiet side of restaurant!
We ordered salad and received 1 crouton on it after ordering it for pumpkin croutons. We spoke up and received 5 tiny croutons for each of the two salads. Wait staff was attentive. Main courses were very good. I will not recommend to friends, sorry.
Every dish was over the top gorgeous and delicious! The staff were incredibly accommodating and very friendly. The entire experience is very high end, the decor is reminiscent of a luxury sea voyage, and the quality and freshness of the food and herbs is top-notch. I had the broiled lobster (my first fresh new England style lobster experience) and it was outstanding. Overall an unforgettable adventure, and was a great meal for us to start off our first ever night in Boston!
The food is excellent as usual. However the service is not too good this time. The waitress never tell me anything about the menu. We had to wait for a long time for her to take our order. Same happened for dessert. In fact we had to wait so long , we just ask another person to give us the check .
We have been here many times before and it never happened to us like this before. Hope it will never happen again.
From the start we were given great service. I have a peanut and tree nut allergy and the menu did list which dishes had nuts in them. The waitress also took care to ask the chef if nuts could be removed from certain dishes so my significant other and I could share our meals.
Lets start with the bread and butter they brought out before the appetizer. It was a ciabatta dusted with light seasoning and warmed to perfection. Perfectly crisp on the outside and melt in your mouth soft on the inside. It was served with butter in a little dish with olive oil- a mixture I never thought of combining but it worked wonderfully.
The grilled octopus appetizer was the best I ever had. And I have eaten octopus many times in Italy. It was perfectly tender and buttery, not at all rubbery! For my entree I ordered the monkfish and mushroom ragout, and it was out of this world. So many tender and flavorful mushrooms and a perfectly cooked piece of fish. The truffle and parmesan fries had the perfect amount of seasoning in every bite- one of my biggest rants is when people are lazy and just throw some seasoning on top of the fry pile but it was obvious that they had carefully seasoned the fries with truffle oil and parmesan BEFORE putting them in the serving dish so that there would be the same flavor in every bit down to the bottom of the dish.
The apple spice cake and s'more desserts were wonderful and balanced in flavor. Our waitress even gave us extra housemade salted caramels for forgetting the coffee we ordered (which we didn't even notice as the dessert was so damn captivating) The whole experience was perfect for our special occasion date night and I can't wait to go back again. Unfortunately, it is super expensive so it must be reserved for very special occasions.
Went for an early dinner after a matinee at the theater with a party of 4. We had a reservation for the time when the restaurant opened (5:30pm) and arrived on time but were told to wait even though it was empty. Then we had to wait while others who came in after us were seated first - very annoying!! The hostess seemed disorganized. Besides that, once we were seated the service was very attentive and I have nothing negative to say. The wine list was good, but could be pricey. We had various appetizers and entrees and everyone enjoyed their meals. There are a lot of seafood options and our fish was prepared to perfection. There are some expensive entrees on the menu, but most are what you’d expect for Boston prices. Convenient to the theater district and we would go back.
Consistently good food and good service experienced over a number of visits. Fresh vibrant food and a varied wine list. Professional staff try very hard in providing a quality service. In short they are doing an excellent job in providing the essentials of an enjoyable dining experience.
We first noticed the really bad cocktail list - which featured creative designs like grapefruit liquor with grapefruit juice, and bitter liquors mixed with other bitter liquors, and even a vodka/mezcal concoction. Not good. So we moved on to the wine list, and sadly found it to be at least half again more marked up than any restaurant that respects its clientele would ever go for. You have to really not know wine to order wine here. Finally I gave the waiter my own cocktail recipe while my wife just opted for a classic dirty martini.
The food was uneven at best and showed the same propensity for playing at being a grown up restaurant as the bar menu. We had a hamachi tartar that lacked half of the ingredients listed and a monkfish dish that was drowned and overwhelmed by a murky mushroom... broth I guess you would call it. It certainly wasn’t the roasted mushrooms with truffle that was promised. (And if it contained any truffles at all then that was a tragic waste of truffles!). We had a steak that came resting on the blandest grainy potato paste I’ve seen in awhile, accompanied by one round of seasinless, over cooked carrot.
I can only assume that the good reviews for this place were written by small town tourists or people who desperately want to believe that they’re on to something new and fancy. We won’t bother trying again.
The ambiance in Ostra was beautiful from the dinner-wear to the hanging lights. The food was so fresh. Each of us tried a different fish dish and we were all delighted with the flavor and the presentation. Portions were just the right size and the dessert we shared, an apple cinnamon cake with ice cream, was light and lovely.
Fantastic dining experience! It's definitely not inexpensive but the quality of the food and service is worth what you pay. The pasta dishes were wonderful and filling, despite the seemingly small portion. The oysters were amazing. The service is impeccable. The staff are all friendly. The ambiance is absolutely wonderful. We would definitely return to Ostra.
The appetizers were great, especially the hamachi. However, we ordered the paella and half of it was burnt- the bottom of the pan was black and the rice was stuck to it as well. Also, we ordered it without chorizo, but there was one piece of chorizo in the dish. After we received our entrees, the server never came back to check on us; he didn't ask how our dinner was after our plates were gone and the dessert menu was dropped off to our table by another individual.
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