Ostra

4.8
2707 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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. Ostra's private dining room accommodates up to 42 seated and 70 for a cocktail reception.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2707 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPickyL
Denver
77 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and delightful to eat it on China rather than out of little take out containers but the noise level is up to beyond prepandemic levels and is barely tolerable- it is beyond Ny restaurant noise levels

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robink
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit and again Ostra does not disappoint. The salmon and filet mignon were both fantastic. Thanks for another memorable dining experience…soup to nuts!

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vipGeorgetteB
New England
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service
Very fine food
Excellent !!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ostra is always on 100% everything about this place is perfection. Do not miss an opportunity to eat here because it will change your life!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Lovely experience! Will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorites in Boston. Exceptional seafood and great cocktails

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GregW
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't go wrong ordering anything here
While expensive, you leave saying what a great meal. Highly recommended.

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vipCarolyn
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, even better food. Will most definitely be back.

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vipAudsf
New England
63 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in Boston - always great food, wonderful staff and beautiful

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vipActondad
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perhaps the finest restaurant in Boston. I could rave about the service, food, cocktails and wine list, but you should just try it for yourself. Treat youself.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Wish there was more salmon tartare on the plate

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vipMelP
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I visited this place with family but I found it to be very nice place for taking a date . Overall it was a great experience

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vipToobsteakToobin
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Server was very good. All dishes were prepared well. Drinks were too expensive

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RickM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great, well presented and flavors were extremely well balanced. Staff were knowledgeable and pleasant. Value was just not there.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere are unbelievable. One of the best spots for seafood in the city.

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MichaelA
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent service. Nice atmosphere
Highly recommend for anyone who loves good food

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vipKaraO
New England
28 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oyster selection, drink selection, wine list and approach to using seasonal vegetables with current entrees is outstanding. The team were professional, kind, well versed on on the menu and have a fantastic approach. They are happy to help with recommendations when asked and their timing is perfect. Thank you to Hoshang and team for a great night.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and delicious food - will certainly be returning

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing time,the server was heaven

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Frequentdiner1
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We were promptly seated at our table. The staff was accommodating and efficient. All of us enjoyed our dinner very much.

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vipRogerS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is probably the best fancy seafood restaurant in Boston right now. The raw fish starters are top notch. Great wine list. Some will probably complain it is too expensive, but there is plenty of lower cost fish slop right down the street, so go there if you want value.

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SuzanneY
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hospitable and helpful server who seemed genuinely interested in our enjoyment. Excellent food beautifully served.

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vipcocoarmy
Louisville
22 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paella was fantastic. Ambience was classy modern. Service was spot on. Highly recommend for special occasion. Will be back next time in town.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Octopus, paella and branzino. Great wine list, had a French Burgundy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fish was fresh and creatively prepared. Everything was delicious! Outdoor patio is a bit noisy from traffic.

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vipbossarch
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience once again.

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roque
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Muy buena atencion, ambiente muy tranquilo y los platos abundantes .
Lo mejor fueron las ostras y el salmon con champinones

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DavidJ
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Our table was ready on time, didn’t see a server for roughly 10-15 minutes after being sat. Ordered some apps which came out accordingly. I ordered the 60 day dry aged steak at approximately 7:45 and at 8:45 asked another server what was taking so long. I figured based on the menu description I was getting a decent size thickness on it. It came out about 10 minutes after I asked. Paper thin, so.. that made me more intrigued why it took so long at the temp I ordered. Med. rare. It came to the table med well. The server apologized and asked if I wanted a new one. I declined. The manager came over apologized and offered us dessert which was amazing.
Also took it off the bill. I just feel as if the steak even cooked correctly wouldn’t be worth the money!

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orangedoc
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch food and service with prices to match but well worth it

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vipAudsf
New England
64 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always excellent food and service! Love being outside, tough to be on the street but worth it to dine outside! GREAT meal!

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ClaudiaG
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salt encrusted branzino is to die for

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vipBill
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, awesome experience. Tuna tartare was amazing and same for grilled octopus. Grilled branzino was so delicate and delicious. Warm chocolate cake provided a great finish! Service was impeccable. Certainly one of the Best of Boston right now!

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PaoloS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We got a tuna tartare, octopus, and Monkfish, and a Snow egg dessert. The food was overall very good, only thing the octopus was quite salty mainly because the capers used in the sauce were very salty. Apart from that, really really good. Bread was also very good.
Service was excellent. We shared our dishes (I was with my wife), and each time they presented us directly two half-portions.
On the pricey side, but overall commensurate the the quality of food, service, and ambience (indoor).

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent- beautiful and delicious!

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FrankG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everting was spot on from food, service and ambiance. The only miss was that there was no gesture or whatsoever in congratulating my wife’s birthday even though we said that’s what came here for in our reservation

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JackieK
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and our server Margaret was so helpful and friendly.

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vipgoodoldamy
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ll preface this review with the fact that we moved our reservation to accommodate a friend who wanted to join us. We moved the time and guest count, but the person who made that change didn’t update to a 3-top. They seemed stumped when we arrived and put us at a 6-top on the street; not exactly the intimate setting for conversation and we did not care for that treatment in the slightest.

The food, itself, was well-executed and the wine list - even by the glass - was more extensive than most. Our server was a great combination of serious and casual; which can be a hard line to walk.

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NAMP
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is impeccable and very attentive. The food is very fresh and delicious. The cocktails list is more than adequate meeting everyone's needs. The aged rib eye steak is delicious and the grilled branzino is cooked to perfection. The desserts are all tasted great.

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John
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FANTASTIC. Great cocktails, fluke Crudo specialty app and delicious oysters were the perfect match for our Tequila starters. The main course consisted off Ricotta Gnochetti and the famous Paella. Cannot recommend this enough to our Mediterranean restaurant lovers.

FAQs

Ostra offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 421-1200.

Ostra is rated 4.8 stars by 2707 OpenTable diners.

Ostra does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/38/columbus-hospitality-group.

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.

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