Excellent dinner after the Boston Marathon! Everyone enjoyed their food from appetizer to dessert.
I loved the food, music, decor, the service was excellent! I nice place to go with your spouse to enjoy a great moment
I chose this for some carbo loading prior to the Boston Marathon and it was perfect. I got the meal I needed and my table mates also had wonderful meals. Friendly, quick service and the food was great.
Great lobster bisque! The complementary house-made potato chips are even better with one of the luscious beers on tap.
we came for a date night and had to wait a little, the host and manager were so amazing and so kind while we waited and checked on us throughout our dinner, and the food was incredible, so it was an amazing experience
Great apps, but salmon entree had a thick nasty sauce that looked like liquid butter
I've never had a bad meal here. My husband works upstairs so goes there for lunch often. I've been here about 4 or 5 times and it's always superb. I always get the oysters and tuna tartare--super fresh and delicious. Great fries too! My husband loves the fresh tuna BLT. Great wine list and cocktails. Outstanding service.
The seafood here is out of this world. Staff is great, I recommend making reservations, they have always seated us right away even though we were early.
This review is based on Dine Out Boston menu. I was very curious about what they can serve for $28. I quickly learned that there was no dessert (understandable) in the course. We ordered one each from the first and second courses in which they prepared two different dishes. The best one was crab stuffed lemon sole and the worst one was beet salad. Because we also ordered a dozen of oysters and drinks, which resulted in almost $140. Next time we will choose other restaurant for Dine Out Boston.
ordered the blue cod as entree, it was overcooked and borderline inedible. had mussels as appetizer and they stuck to shell and were tough. Service was mediocre i did not complain at the time as i was treating someone on their birthday and did not want to spoil the event.
Excellent, fresh seafood! Had a stack of oysters, that were distinct in their flavors. Followed that with the special Lobster Boil. Could have used a few more clams, but overall, for the price, it was well done. Seated immediately, service was good.
Awesome oysters !
I have sent two matchmaking dates to this location and each time they have come back loving this spot. It's the perfect first date spot. The food and drinks are great. The place is busy without being loud, so that you can hear each other talk but also not feel completely alone in the restaurant. Great spot! Thank you
We visited as a family during dine out Boston. The food was excellent, and they have a kids menu, so everyone was happy. Particularly memorable are the fried oysters, kids fish and chips, and tuna BLT. We plan to return.
Food was lousy and drinks were so overpriced! You don’t really want me to write over 50 words in my review.
I love the atmosphere of The Hourly Oyster House, so even though I'm a vegetarian, I enjoy going there. It's energetic but not too loud. The one vegetarian sandwich that they have is great. The beer list, while expensive, is good. And the service was great. The sandwich was a totally reasonable price, the beer not so much.
Loved it. We had a family gathering. Enjoyed the wide selection of oysters and the restaurant week menu with wine pairing. Great deal! We chose the stuffed sole and fried oysters which were delicious. Our server was excellent. I highly recommend it. Validated parking across the street was a plus.
First time there, Hostess very accommodating as we weren't sure we could make the reservation time. seated promptly and our server showed immediately with the menus and drink selections. she was very attentive as were the "clearers", yet never felt rushed. the food was pleasantly different. i'll give you a for instance, everyone seem to do friend calamari with peppers and aioli, your calamari had another level that just wow'd us. Her lemon risotto, ya-uum. the best thing i liked, as an oyster virgin, is the descriptions of the various offerings. so we tried four and noted the taste, texture for future outings. please let your wait staff know, what they do matters. thank you
Service and atmosphere were top notch. The main course (all three of us had some form of lobster)was exactly what we were hoping for at this price point. It was not bad, just in comparison to other place I was a little disappointed. We did have oysters as an appetizer and they were tremendous.
Amazing food. Oysters are a must. Service is attentive and good arrives in a timely manner. Great dinner!
Delicious meal! Great ambiance!
Reliable spot with good food and good service. Really like it there!
Been in Boston for 4 days and this was my favorite restaurant, the only one I will seek out again when I return. Great service, great ambiance, an experience rather than a meal.
The food was very disappointing!
Two of our party shared a Caesar salad that was flavorless and dry. The salmon portion was small and the accompanying sides were pitiful-cauliflower and apple purée was tiny cut up pieces about a teaspoon worth and the other item on the plate was a small amount Frisée lettuce and pieces of cabbage.
Thankful we had Mike’s Pastry next door for cannoli!!!
Won’t be coming back.
First time coming here and it was great - I'll definitely be back. Classy spot with delicious food and a great oyster selection. Large wine list, but I got a gimlet and it was perfect. The restaurant itself is very nice inside and beautifully decorated. It is conveniently located in Harvard Square and the perfect date night/friends dinner spot.
Food delicious, service prompt and helpful. Courses came a little quickly - next time will ask for more time.
Great spot for oysters, craft cocktails, and great ambiance. I was super impressed with the lobster portions for the price as well.
The food needs some tweaking.
Was pleasantly surprised by Hourly. I went in with moderate expectations and the food and service definitely exceeded them. The branzino was phenomenal, and the oysters were so fresh! They have lots of seafood options, which for me is so important, with a paleo diet.
Love this restaurant. The staff are incredibly friendly and accommodating.
The food is great - I just wish the portions for some things (e.g. the steak dish) were a bit bigger. But taste was great and the cocktails were well-crafted.
Will certainly be going back.
Great venue, wonderful food prepared perfectly. Seafood was excellent - great oyster menu. Service was wonderful, very helpful and relaxed (didn't rush you through meal).
Very nice restaurant! Good service, good ambiance and good food (except for the lobster pot pie which was terrible).
Great find. Loved the oysters. Will return Nice wine list and overall menu too
Great oyster selections from MA and RI.
Food menu is simple but the food is fantastic!
Great service with friendly people.
Comfortable seating and it is not so noisy.
We were not told that adding a protein to the salad entree nearly doubled the price. For that I’d expect a full steak, not five tiny shrimp
Great service and great location, but the food was NOT worth the price. Burger was very run of the mill, and pasta was not up to the $26 price tag. Come here for oysters and a beer, but maybe not a date night.
The food was delicious, the service was excellent, and we didn’t wait long at all for our food. Would definitely come back!
The oysters were fabulous and every dish was very well prepared and sensibly sized. A relaxed diner with excellent food and service
It was great except 2 of us ordered the steak and it came out cold. And not Luke warm but cold cold. We sent it back. Someone came out and informed us it was hard to make a rare steak warm. False. We cook steaks every bit as rare as what Hourly served us and make it hot every time. This entree sat out for awhile before being served. They brought us the same steak heated up which was mostly fine except they mixed up the plates so we got the wrong entree back. Been many times but this service really makes me question going back