Row 34 - Boston

4.7
967 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

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We’re Row 34. If we could eat oysters and drink beer for every meal period, we probably would. Professionals Only.

Our menu changes daily. Visit our website to take a look at our most up to date menus.

The sibling restaurant to Island Creek Oyster Bar, Row 34 serves up a seafood-heavy menu in an industrial-inspired setting. Chef/Owner Jeremy Sewall's menu offers fish entrees and an extensive oyster selection, along with craft beers and an eclectic wine list. Classic comfort food side dishes round out the menu.

Looking for another reservation? Visit one of our sister restaurants: Island Creek Oyster Bar (Boston & Burlington), Row 34 (Portsmouth).

Support Row 34 - Boston during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 967 people are saying
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vipAmyC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff took every step to make you feel safe and yet comfortable during these trying times.

Food was executed perfectly.

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DonaldP
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Heard the hype of row 34 for a while now. Tried it out and was a little disappointed. The crab cake was amazing, but the cocktails were brutal. The clams and pasta was pretty sub par. The Brussels sprouts and salmon was ok could have cooked the Brussels more

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AdamA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. Our favorite restaurant in Boston.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night spot! Food was excellent and the lobster roll might be the best we’ve ever had.

MJ
MikeJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food selection needs to be expanded and they should also serve spirits and just not beer and wine. The Boston seafood restaurants is competitive and so this restaurant ranks below the others. Positive notes is that the waitress was nice and the atmosphere was decent.

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DiZT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite reduced COVID seating with a quieter atmosphere than usual, the staff made it a fun night out with a positive and enthusiastic vibe. Excellent food and service as always. Let’s keep supporting our restaurants!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food! oysters are so fresh!! must try lobster roll!!

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vipNaomiS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The seafood was really fresh and delicious! Some of the dishes lacked seasoning and we ended up having to season the lobster risotto ourselves. Overall, great food and a great place for raw bar.

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HonestK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

After hearing from locals I thought this place would be more than what it was. Food was the worst I’ve had in Boston and the service could have been better. I wouldn’t come back, but I appreciate the surrounding area to walk around and enjoy! The reviews are very overrated compared to the place.

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CourtneyM
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic tuna crudo, excellent mussels, tasty oysters, and the best Brussels sprouts we’ve ever had!

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vipKathryn
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service! Our go to place any day

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JohnS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal, love the oyster selection. Servers are top notch.

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LauraD
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Three of us went to dinner Saturday night - the food was outstanding! Did not seem impacted by COVID at all. Everything we had was great - we shared the fish tacos which were amazing.
The service was good, a little bit slow but that was ok as we didn't want to rush out. Due to COVID very few people in the restaurant so it definitely felt different. But the same great experience as we used to have! And they still have the cornbread with maple butter, which I describe as the best food I've ever eaten. And excellent craft beers, including IPAs from Lone Pine and Brick & Feather. So an excellent dinner all around!

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KellieT
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the first time my mom met my fiancée and this was the perfect place for us to break bread and the two of them get to know each other. It was a glorious weekend over lobster rolls and Row 34 fries!!!

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LisaS
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING FOOD FOR A GREAT PRICE! SERVICE WAS ALSO GREAT! We ate all over Boston including fine dining, and this was by far, our best dining option! Best and cleanest oysters in the city, clam chowder was a grand slam and the warm lobster roll..... WOW! We loved it so much we went back twice!

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vipCandyD
Caribbean
11 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What I love about Row 34 is the consistency of the quality of food and service by the restaurant. In today’s world that is an achievement that doesn’t go unnoticed!

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LuWest
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's pricey, but one of the best lobster rolls ever! Raw Bar is outstanding as well. If you love seafood, you will love it here.

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maggie
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was Amazing! Taylor picked a great beer for my husband and I. She helped us pick our food. Everything was Fantastic ! Will definitely return!

GJ
GJD2
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Food looked nice but didn’t taste particularly good. Trendy look but curt service.

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BOSTONTEXAS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Row 34 consistently delivers some of the best seafood in Boston. The best lobster roll in the city and the nicest, most well-shucked oysters. Very nice heated patio seating during COVID.

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vipMinolla
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Best oysters in town, amazing crudo/ceviche, stellar food overall

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vipRebel57
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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vipArtFoodLover
New England
39 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Wow the oysters were fresh. Wonderful staff.

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vipAdamA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ROW34 is our favorite spot in the city. The food is always consistent and exceptional. The service is outstanding. We consider them an extension of our family and we are happy to be able to support them as frequently as possible!

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vipJulieG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a fantastic recent experience at row 34. All of the food was perfectly cooked with amazing presentation. Fresh, well shucked oysters. Flavorful tuna tartare. Always love the wine and beer list as well. The creme filled cider donuts were also a nice finish to the meal -full of flavor and not too sweet.

The bartender (turned server due to Covid) was also extrememly friendly and attentive.

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Emanuel
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place was fantastic! It was nicely socially distanced which made me feel safe. The waitress was so much fun, she created such an enjoyable atmosphere. Lastly, the food was phenomenal. The warm buttered lobster rolls were some of the best I have ever had. The bread was toasted to perfection, the rolls were filled with the perfect amount of butter, and lastly, they stuffed the roll with a generous amount of lobster. Overall I could not recommend this place enough!

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was absolutely incredible! Samantha our waitress was beyond kind and so well informed on every detail even the % of alcohol in beer(lol). She treated us like family. The food was delicious the fish pate and the crudos were great.
I would pass on the oysters believe it or not. The scallops were delicious. It was over all amazing.

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ColbyA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! You can’t go wrong with anything you pick. Great for a date night spot or friends night out. Highly recommend checking this place out!

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Phil
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding! Drinks were delicious as was the food. I will be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Being a big fan of Row 34 in both your Portsmouth and Boston locations, I decided to take my boyfriend on a special occasion date for hitting his yearly sales number (where his manager would normally bring him if things were normal). Anyway, we ordered a bunch of our favorite apps and drinks to celebrate and as much as I still love the foot and vibes of Row 34, I was very put back with my last experience. My waiter (who at first appeared to be very nice and on to of things, shorter bald guy that moves very quickly) he forgot 2 of our 4 apps that were sitting on top of the seafood bar for 35 minutes. We didn’t want to be rude nor grab them ourselves so we politely reminded him after finally flagging him down. I watched him fully realize what he had done and that he completely forgot our apps (for a significant amount of time) and there wasn’t even a single apology spoken but the check afterwards. This was extremely distasteful in any scenario, but especially for the level of excellence I typically experience with you guys.

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vipGastronymous
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect,as always. This place is the best!

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vipCandyD
Caribbean
11 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. The staff and food are always great. And they are taking all the protocols serious.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great experience. Love the atmosphere, food, service and beer list.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely accommodating as it was some of the new moms first night at a restaurant since the pandemic which was well deserved, they made sure we had a patio table even though it couldn’t be guratneed everything was timely and delicious and the wine recommendation was phenomenal (we had 3 of them). Again since they hadn’t been out in a very long time we over stayed our 90min window but when we asked they were very pleasant and since you were not extremely busy at that point (were getting busy) they let us stay for more wine :)

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David
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience! Food was good. Service was smooth. Great ambiance!

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vipBinky1979
New England
29 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service! We ordered the seafood tower which was amazing, fresh and quite filling! Followed by the tuna ceviche which was excellent! For dessert we had the butterscotch pudding, yum! We felt very safe inside the restaurant as the tables are appropriately socially distant.

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vipCandyD
Caribbean
11 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was diligent with Covid protocols while making us feel safe and relaxed. Service was amazing and food incredible.
I give the team lots of credit in balancing all the new protocols while still making sure you are enjoying your experience.

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vipScout65
New England
66 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

There were so many things wrong with this experience: Host who sat us never spoke to us, sat us at a poorly located table and we had to ask to be moved because it was by an open door in an heavily traveled path (other groups also asked to be moved from same table), service was incredibly slow with no explanation as it wasn't busy, waitress couldn't answer question about menu items and didn't seem to care, food was mediocre and not seasoned correctly - this is a seafood based place and my salmon was over cooked and bland. The setting is very industrial and cold - nothing inviting about it. I will give them credit for good beer selection (not my thing but my dining partners ). Based on the above I wouldn't return or recommend.

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vipbackbaychick
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing meal

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vipArtFoodLover
New England
39 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best clam pasta ever! I wanted to order pick up of same next night. The heat lamps on the patio did the trick. This is one of our favorite places in Fort Point/Seaport.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Row 34 - Boston using the Order Online button. Row 34 - Boston also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar. Row 34 - Boston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 553-5900.

Row 34 - Boston is rated 4.7 stars by 967 OpenTable diners.

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.