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Wonderful place. Great for a meal and conversation. All dishes well prepared.
Food is outstanding; wine prices were a bit high based on other comparable restaurants. Waiter was good but a bit slow with bringing drinks.
excellent service and food!! Try the Sea Bass tartare!
We love Ostra, great food, classy atmosphere, and an exciting vibe!
We celebrated Valentine's day at Ostra over the weekend. Service was impeccable - attentive hosts, service was fast, good recommendations from staff. Food was very good. Not quite as inventive as other restaurants in this price range in Boston, but very fresh food that was cooked appropriately (we
ordered seafood and steak). Next time will order dessert, the menu looked amazing.
Food and food service was excellent. We sat at the bar and the bartenders were a little green and not very outgoing. We had fun overall and would highly recommend.
Menu was very interesting and the food was excellent. Waiter was very attentive and made sure we were able to make it to symphony with time to spare. Highly recommend for food and service
Good overall experience, service was a bit slow, the food was good, but the noise level was high.
Have the sea bass tartare.
Impeccable service. Great food. The prices are quite high … I am not sure a dinner for 2 exceeding $400 is value. It is an airy room with high ceilings which leads to a loud dining experience. Overall, it was lovely and I would probably go back for a special occasion.
Food was spectacular. Table service very good. Bar service prior to sitting down, bad. Bar tender was not good at all. Plus, my wife had full drink, bag and coat and hostess did not offer to carry anything. My hands were full too. Not a huge deal but a surprise for a place of this caliber
Great for a special occasion. The food was beautiful and delicious.
We went for a birthday celebration. I was amazing.
Incredible meal. We had the crap appetizer, the octopus and the scallops. Great food, even better service. Nice wine list. Top notch all the way around
We love this place and have been here many times before! The seafood is fresh and delicious and they were able accommodate food allergies in our party. My husband tried the steak and it was wonderful too!
Good Excellent Tasty HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Every time we dine at Ostra we are wow’d - by the food, the atmosphere, the service! They exceed our expectations. There are few restaurants that consistently hit the mark for us. Ostra always does. The food is tasty and healthy, and my dietary needs are easily met. The atmosphere is warm and the staff is friendly and helpful. The service is top notch, professional and personable. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an excellent dining experience soup to nuts.
Always a great meal. Love it here. Perfect for dinner and a show. One of the best places in Boston.
I look forward to dining at Ostra when in Boston. The food is superbly cooked and delicious. The carpaccio was to die for and Spanish octopus did not disappoint. My husband had the scallops with he loved. I ordered the dry aged ribeye, there was a sweet sauce that was on top of my steak. I am not someone who like sweet with their meat so it was a let down. The steak was properly cooked and had good flavor, just really missed the menu description on the sauce. One small issue was no black napkins, I prefer not to use a white napkin when wearing black slacks.
Amazing food and amazing service
Excellent cuisine, courteous service and very pleasant ambiance. Will definitely visit again.
We went to Ostra to celebrate my birthday. We were a party of 10. The food was delicious, beautifully presented and the ambiance is great. There was barely any noise. The service was a little too slow between our appetizers and mains despite the fact we went on a Sunday night and there were barely any other people at the restaurant. Overall great experience, highly recommend this place!
We had a reservation at 7:00PM on Sunday. The place is easy to find. All the food are extremely good, the staff are friendly. Do ask them to recommend if you don't what to choose. They can also help you to take good photos.
I had the monk fish which was served over mushrooms, hen of the woods and it was fantastic. My date had the bream and enjoyed it. The seafood really spoke and wasn’t obliterated by creams sauces etc! Great access to parking and the theater district
Ostra is a sophisticated, elegant restaurant with a hip vibe. We were treated like treasured guests as soon as we walked in the door. The manager took our coats, and when we were leaving he even zipped my coat up for me. After being shown to our table (I had requested a quiet table based on Open Table reviews) we saw another table we liked better. They graciously seated us there, and the noise level was only bothersome when a table of 4 cackling women were not engaged in eating. After their food started arriving there was no noise to speak of. Our waitress, Margaret, was exceptionable, giving us stellar advice throughout the evening. We shared a grilled Spanish octopus appetizer that was split in the kitchen. Since I have an allergy to onions, the kitchen baked a separate loaf for me without onions on top - very thoughtful. For my entrée I ordered the grilled sea bream, and it was delicious! My husband’s paella was filled with fresh seafood and so large we took some home (along with 1/3 of my entrée and most of the delicious roasted vegetables that accompanied the dish). For dessert we split the warm chocolate torte with Tahitian vanilla ice cream. It was dreamy - the best we’ve had in ages. My husband doesn’t drink, but I asked to taste 2 different white wines by the glass before selecting a generous pour of Grüner Veltliner. Everyone on the staff (including the bus service) went out of their way to make our evening at Ostra extra special. Proper training and instilling an attitude of warmth and caring among the staff in a restaurant go a long way to set that restaurant above all the rest. Even though this, our first visit to Ostra, was for a birthday celebration, it will definitely not be our last. We may even pop in sometime, sit at the bar, and enjoy a less formal dinner (and, course, a glass of wine or a cocktail). We actually live less than a mile away.
Hard to imagine what sort of food could justify these prices. This food definitely did not achieve it.
Found myself in Boston and had to go back again! And it did not disappoint. I found out they have a complimentary car service available within 2 miles of the restaurant! Now that is what I call service!
Incredible. Everything we ordered was delicious. You must get the grilled octopus, dreamy.
Best restaurant experience in Boston. I travel for business and to date it has been my best food and restaurant experience. Exceptional seafood, service, and presentation!
Incredible food. Amazing service. Spectacular restaurant.
Spectacular experience. Food and presentation are amazing. Wish I could afford to go more often!
I was very excited to dine at Ostra with my husband and parents for a special Birthday dinner. I left the restaurant disappointed and probably won't go back. We arrived right on time for our 8:30 reservation and told they couldn't seat us right away because a few tables were finishing up. I dine out often and understand this happens, but wasn't thrilled since it was a later reservation. My mother and I excused ourselves to the ladies room. Meanwhile my father and husband saw two empty seats at the bar and started to sit down. The bartender informed them these seats were reserved. There was no reserved sign when they went to sit down but the bartender then put a reserved sign up. I found this quite rude.
We were seated at our table about 10 minutes past our reservation time. The server was very knowledgeable and polite. The pace of the meal was good. I was disappointed in the food. I had shrimp cocktail, which need salt. My husband and I had the paella and there wasn't much flavor to it. Overall, the dinner was a disappointment, especially for the price.
Great experiencie, food was deliciuos and the service was perfect.
Simply the best fish and seafood in Boston. They nail it every time, with moist, fresh seafood cooked and seasoned perfectly every time.
One of the finsest fish and seafood restaurants in the Boston area. Freshest ingredients.
Great menu and preparation; excellent seafood selections
Just an amazing dinner impeccably served. Pricey but worth every bit of it.