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Row 34 - Boston

4.7
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$31 to $50
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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).

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 847 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food.

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wrain810
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service

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EastCoastEater
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Row 34 always delivers with amazing food! Love the tuna tartare and the crab cake!

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Mark
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and environment. Oysters were phenomenal.

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Claire
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent seafood tower, paired with a beautiful Riesling wine.

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Bobal
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff is well training and very attentive. Besides food one criteria I judge a restaurant on is attention to details. A pet peeve is always having to ask for water. Server ALWAYS kept glasses FULL even though a bottle of water was left on table. Row 34 passes that test.

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WelshGirl
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were there for lunch. I had the Tuna Pole Bowl and it was delicious. My colleague had the fish sandwich that came with what appeared to be homemade chips (crisps) which I stole every time he looked away. My first time there and commenting on foot. Was a bit difficult to find.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service, plus an energetic atmosphere! Went here for the oysters and was not disappointed. The shuckers did a great job of separation and presentation. The beer selection was fantastic, one of the best I have seen in a while. Love the Rothaus! Our fish was also fantastic, no complaints. My only criticism is there should be a tart desert (key lime or lemon ice box) to counter the seafood. Recommended!

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Kris
New England
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this place, just wish I could get a normal reservation time!

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vipsarm
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, food and service were great! Had a super time with friends.

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vipSEEFOODIE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Bad service / multiple rude waiters

Row 34 - Boston
Responded on March 11, 2020

Hi there, thanks for your review! I'd love to touch base with you personally if you wouldn't mind reaching out to us at shucking@row34.comregarding your experience. - Thank You

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NadiaS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Your Front of House needs retraining especially they are the very first group of people most guests will meet and the faces of your establishment. Our experience on Sunday, March 1st for Brunch was our first and could lead to our last at Row34 simply because of one of the front desk staff that was working Sunday Brunch shift with a terrible front of house attitude.

My husband and I came to your restaurant as it came highly recommended to us by our Bostonian friends who frequent your establishment. As we've just moved into the West Square on Friday night and will be staying in Boston for the next 4 months to film our AMC new drama series. Our friends took us to lunch at Legal Sea Food at Harborside and proceeded to give us a few neighborhood eateries so we can explore. They know we will be working long hours and won't be cooking much.

We would have bring the rest of the productions cast and crew over to frequent your restaurant if our experience there was similar to that we had on Saturday night at Blue Dragon. We certain we won't now with the cold and unwelcoming attitude I was shown by your front greeter on Sunday. The experience left me with a soured taste, even though your Brunch menu was delicious. We had ceviche, oysters, shrimp & grit, calamari, and scramble egg. All are fresh and delicious - though we have a home in Tulum, Mexico and ceviche portion is generous for the same price at Row34. Your ceviche portion is smaller than tapas side dishes for $14 & $15 price point, the portion is small. Our previous evening dinner experience at Blue Dragon was the exact opposite. It was both warm and fun with every one who worked there seemed to have a great time with their work that it did not feel like they were working but were having fun with guests at their place. The food was excellent and the service was welcoming to us as newcomers to the neighborhood. We will certainly be there again and again from now until July when the filming is wrapped.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time with Gabriel! Definitely coming back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was great except that most of the dishes we order is a little salty.

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vipKimberly
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and service was very good.

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MarkC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got there early, our table was ready! Did not once feel rushed by the waiter. Oysters and ceviche were delicious. We enjoyed the tuna tartare as well. Then we split a couple of dinner options. Didn't taste one bad thing between the beer and food all night. We had a great time and will be coming back at some point! It's worth booking far out if you have to!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Initially disappointed that there is no cocktail menu, however we were VERY happy with extensive beer & wine menu !!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food, interior and service excellent
Odd music (early 2000 hip hop and r&b)

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vipChrisE
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always top notch oysters and other seafood. Eclectic wine selection with decent pricing. Overall a great place for a boisterous dinner.

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vipmako
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always an impressive meal with amazing service, especially for out of town clients and friends.

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Ilovefood
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I’d been before and it was excellent. This time was just eh. Fish slightly overcooked and it isnt cheap so I expected a bit better. Especially after my previous experience. Just OK.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Family trip and Mum’s 66th Birthday.

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vipJustinG
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid seafood especially raw bar, made the mistake on the fish and chips, otherwise solid experience, very fresh oysters! Loved the crudos

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TimmyBtown
New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food with excellent service. the location is very convenient.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, good food, enjoyable atmosphere!

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vipMinaM
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I had a business lunch here and was specifically looking for a place that serves good lobster and fish. The food was absolutely delicious, the ceviches are to die for. The restaurant itself is very cool - high ceilings, steel and brick. Would definitely come back here next time I am in Boston.

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vipPatrick
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top of the list - please keep doing what you do best - Boston needs more high quality restaurants like Row 34.

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Chris
San Diego
1 review