Ostra

4.8
2051 reviews
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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 featuring live piano entertainment. Ostra's private dining room accommodates up to 42 seated and 70 for a cocktail reception.
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Ostra doesn’t disappoint. Excellent meal and service.

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RT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite restaurant in Boston! Everything was perfect, except for the dessert (but that's okay)!

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New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really nice, food was spectacular and also the service!

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SQ
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was excellent. We've had better service at Ostra in the past but it was Mother's Day and quite busy. If they know the white wine is not as cold as it should be when served, then not serve it right away.

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J
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very thoughtful restaurant and professional service! We had a wonderful birthday dinner there!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Mother’s day

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LR
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding menu and service that exceeded all expectations. The food was the best we enjoyed in Boston by far. Great dinner!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We are out-of-towners, but we notice that waiters are usually blah everywhere in Boston. Our server in Ostra was a robot. Food was great though. Overpriced and small portioned, but tasted good nonetheless. The amount of wine they give you in a cup was laughable. I double checked with the waiter and about it, and he confirmed that it's the right amount of wine in the cup. Just be ready to spend some good amount. We spent a little under $175 for 2... And that's with 2 wine cups.

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s
New England
40 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food, well prepared. Each dish was fresh. Extensive wine list. Expensive but consistently excellent.

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p
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

a truly interesting and creative cuisine. Thoroughly enjoyed it

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SH
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing place. Service was excellent and the food was superb. Definitely a place we will be coming back too.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

Amazing ambiance but food and service were under par

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JD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ostra is always outstanding. A little expensive..but it's worth it!!

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AF
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a very professional operation with regard to both food and service. It is expensive. The only problem was the noise level.

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SS
New England
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Portion sizes are way too small for the cost of the dishes. I ordered the snapper and it came with half a tiny potato and half a tiny turnip. The snapper was presented in 3 small pieces. A little shocking for me

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j
New England
26 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great meal, but expensive. (A great place for special occasions.)

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OT
New York Area
178 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Ostra, one of our favorites, numerous times. If even possible, this time was the best. Every single service interaction was delightful, every bite of food delicious, the table and pacing was great. Fantastic!! We can't wait to go back. Thank you to the Ostra staff for making such a wonderful evening.

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M
New England
111 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Definitely s place to go for a special occasion, though first time there, didn’t know what to expect beyond the menu. Service was terrific throughout. Food very good. Menu has something for everyone, but I would consider things pricy. Food came out timely, was piping hot, and very good. Will go back sometime, but with all of the great restaurants in the downtown area, it may be a while before I get back.

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b
New England
30 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is so sophisticated and the menu has so many choices. Everything we have ever tried there is delicious. What stood out for us on this trip to Ostra was the hospitality. Our servers were excellent and so pleasant. They added so much to an already near perfect dining experience. We can't wait to return soon! Thank you.

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F
New England
144 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and always fresh! Best seafood restaurant in Boston.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Boston, if not THE best. Everything from the food to the service was outstanding

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VK
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Oysters were great. Very disappointed in the Paella, not likely to return. Over priced for marginal food, at best.

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Consistently awesome. Top 5 restaurants in Boston.

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CH
Orlando
25 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good experience.

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RB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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LT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was top-notch, and the dishes were innovative and delicious. We noted that we were sharing most items, and our server had the kitchen divide & plate them separately so we both enjoyed the beautiful presentation. I’m generally not a big dessert person, but their strawberry rhubarb sorbet was dreamy!

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DB
New England
13 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great sea food restaurant in Boston! Possibly the best! I have been here three times in two years and I think it is amazing! Furthermore they are really cool about sharing dishes - and the service is excellent!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was outstanding and the staff surprised us with a desert that said “happy anniversary” as I had noted the occasion on our reservation. That was a really nice touch!

Some of the food was amazing...the grilled octopus in particular as well as the hamachi. The paella was just ok.

Our seating was in an area that was very close to another couple so that was a little awkward when they started arguing. Would have preferred a little more of a secluded spot.

Overall a very nice meal.

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F
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always amazing. Never disappints.

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JD
New England
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I ventured to Ostra based on Trip Advisor which I find fairly reliable. From the moment the door opened until it closed behind us when we left, the dining experience was top notch. Professional is the word that describes every moment of the unobtrusive attention we received during the entire meal. Every course was beautifully plated, delicious and plentiful.
Ostra is definitely worth a visit..and, the best part-we never felt rushed and the food was spaced with plenty of time for drink and conversation.

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n
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Very expensive and uneven service. Lounge service was horrible. Meal was very good but not up to the level expected based upon reviews.

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R
New England
66 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ostra is a favorite to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. The food is absolutely delicious and the service and room elegant. A special restaurant indeed.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time and great service.

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e
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good. Seafood is excellent, the service is outstanding. This is an excellent place to have an expensive, but well-worth it dining experience. So glad we went. Also, I have celiacs and they had many great choices for me.

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FT
Toronto
37 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service to add to an extensive range of wine selections and wonderful food in its creativity, presentation and taste.

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C
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ostra is expensive, but worth the fine dining experience. Both food and service were excellent. The specialty is seafood and the fish I had was outstanding. The menu offers many fish choices, lobster and oysters and clams. It also includes a chicken dish and 2 beef dish choices. The ambiance is very good. It was full of diners on a Tuesday evening with good energy and a bit noisy, rather than quiet.

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DB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive service, great food, very nice atmosphere. Really enjoyed it.

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A
New England
16 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food very good with exception of salmon which was no better than what we’d cook at home. Octopus very good.
Cocktails pricey and and too generous with ice — bit of an insult that.

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K
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and excellent service.

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SG
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and awesome service. Reservation was for 5:30, first of the dinner service-that didn’t go as well. They ran behind to start seating. A little frustrating but worth the wait

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