Row 34 - Boston

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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MC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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!

CE
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

m
New England
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

I
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.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Family trip and Mum’s 66th Birthday.

JG
Chicago
57 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

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

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

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, good food, enjoyable atmosphere!

MM
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.

P
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.

C
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant. Great assortment of seafood, loved the oysters and the sauces that accompanied them. Loved our server too, she was so nice. If I had to pick a flaw it would be the wine list. Considering that it’s beer and wine only, no liquor, there weren’t a lot of options for wine by the glass. We opted for a bottle thinking it would also save us a little money, however it ended up being pretty much a wash because of how high the bottles were marked up. Would still definitely recommend for dinner though, it was an overall great experience.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

$34 for a lobster roll. A bit much.....

C
New England
19 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We didn't check out the menu before we booked it. I was having lunch with my sister. We wanted martinis but they only had beer and wine. We stayed for a glass of vino and some mussels. It was great. I remember this for the next time I just want wine or beer. I will definitely go back to try the rest of the menu

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The crunchy fish sandwich, fries and Brussels sprouts were fantastic and so was the service. Great place to share a special meal with a friend visiting from out of the country who wanted delish seafood!

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Oysters were great, service not so much, food was tasty but not too much to write home about. Overall good.

CR
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best beer list in Boston, seriously it is delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully flavorful food. Attentive but unobtrusive service.

J
London
22 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless. Never disappointed. You can’t say that about many places even in a city with spectacular choices.

S
New England
12 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Generally a great experience and great food. The service was almost too efficient and due to the crowd we felt rushed even though we had a reservation. Total time including oysters, drinks and entrees under on hour! Only negative on the food was that it was a bit over seasoned with salt. Overpowered some of the more subtle flavors in the dishes. Not a full bar, only beer and wine.

d
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

overall, had a good time at Row 34. nice atmosphere and decent food. appreciated the craft beer selection. only negative was the welcome at the door. why so cold and rude? sorry for not looking like your usual clientele?

JC
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great beer and wine selection including local offerings. The seafood in on point especially the oysters. The place was packed on a cold January night which says a lot.

SB
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening.First time there and everything was great

s
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience dining at Row 34. The service is exceptional, the food is delicious, and the selection of beers is outstanding! The mussels were fabulous. The housemade bucatini with crab was slightly spicy, which was perfect to offset the sweetness of the crab. Everything was wonderful!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fantastic service and a very knowledgeable server

B
New England
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Boston

S
New England
121 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience3

Food was very good - particularly liked the tilefish entree. Crab cake appetizer was also quite good. Place was busy and vibrant. Service was a bit rude and unfriendly.

S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Superb lobster roll. Would recommend the fish tacos ONLY IF you're really dying for fish tacos as the accoutrement do not add much for this dish, the fish steals the show!

Additionally, must get the cornbread aka make this your cheat day. Ambiance, service, all awesome.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh seafood, amazing service and excellent wine selection! Will return!

DB
New England
77 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Terrific raw bar - fun selection of oysters served with a choice of 3 sauces along with several bottles of hot sauces to zip up your favorite cocktail sauce and various smoked fish pates, with a delicious variety picked onions and cucumbers. The tuna tartar was nearly perfect (just lacking capers) and the grilled salmon entree was cooked exactly as requested. Our waiter was busy (it was Saturday night) but was fairly attentive and anticipated our needs through out the evening. Like most trendy restaurants, Row34 is designed to maximize noise, so be prepared to yell.

AE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Top notch service. My fiancé is a stout enthusiast and Our waitress took time to make several recommendations based on flavor profile. Not only this, our waitress even gave my fiancé two samples with our check for him to try additional favorites of hers on the menu.

Aside from this great service, the brunch was excellent.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Free champagne for our anniversary!

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed.

ED
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing!

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a dinner with my "boss" and other colleagues -it was great! Christian our severer was great but the real kudos (also the food) goes to Alison at check in-I had made an error in time -she very nicely corrected my error -did not judge-was very gracious Our favorite restaurant!!

AF
New England
24 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes, Yes and Yes-----but please don't go to Row 34 so I can find a table. Ok...I am selfish!

S
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

a fun lively place with decent raw food. good place to come with a crowd

JK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was my friends birthday and I noted it on our reservation not really thinking anything but they brought out this delicious mouse dessert with a candle at the end of the meal. It was such a nice touch!!
The oysters were delicious / about $3-3.50/each.
There was a hair in my beet salad, I’m not too fussy and didn’t want to detract from my friends celebration so I just wiped it away. Otherwise from that, there was no downside to the evening. The salt and something board on their appetizers menu was superb, especially this mussels onion ceviche type thing they had on it.
Pretty expensive but nice for a night out.

PH
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood.

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu selection is varied and everything we ordered was delicious and well-presented. Service was exceptional.