Trade

4.5
237 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
TRADE opened it's doors in 2011 with a very simple and effective approach:
great atmosphere, great service, great food.

Our James Beard Award Winning Chef, Jody Adams, partnered with Eric Papachristos and Sean Griffing to bring an upscale casual restaurant & bar to Atlantic Wharf. Guests enjoy small plates and shareables, wood-stone oven flatbreads, creative cocktails and more - all featuring bold flavors inspired by our team's travels. Untethered to just one cuisine, we offer a variety of tastes reminiscent of the coastal Mediterranean prepared using locally sourced ingredients.

TRADE features an unparalleled atmosphere with floor to ceiling windows showcasing views of the Greenway. Our bright, energetic lunch service transitions to a sleek and sexy scene in the evenings for cocktails and dinner; reflecting our location on the edge of the Financial District and the Seaport District.

Please say hello to our General Manager, Lauren, on your next visit!
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New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very very good. The specials were excellent

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G
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific place. Very impressed by the greetings, friendliness, and professionalism. Loved our meals. First rate. It will be a regular dining spot for us

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SC
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food and service but too noisy to carry a conversation.

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CM
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Trade is an excellent go-to place for business and personal lunches. It has a bustling vibe within wide open spaces, along with excellent dishes and really nice staff.

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CL
New England
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a 4 person business meeting and found it very noisy. Eclectic menu was interesting and food & service were very good.

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New England
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent. Great menu. Service was excellent and made a great impression for a business lunch.

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DG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We visited Saturday night and it was quite empty, which was disappointing for a Saturday night out. Waitress was lacking in any personality - she wasn’t busy so we couldn’t figure out why.

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New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was mediocre, food was forgettable.

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RB
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

I have eaten at Trade and will continue to do so in the future. The only problem I had with Trade was the same as experienced at many Boston restaurants (for some reason this is unique to Boston), managers ignore how important the hostess is to the entire dining experience, thus, they hire young, inexperienced people to provide the very first and lasting experience of the restaurant.

In this case, I had a reservation for three for dinner at 7:00 pm. I was placed at a high top (as I requested) but in an area of the restaurant not served by waiters. I found out later, after waiting for 30 minutes, that we were the responsibility of the bartenders, however, no one told the bartenders!

When the bartender realized the mishap, he was fantastic and salvaged the evening for us.

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CS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Marisol, our server, was outstanding and attentive. She offered us opinions on certain dishes including her favorites. The food was delicious. We snacked on a flatbread and hummus, which were average. The entree dishes were outstanding and fresh. We ordered (i) freekah that had a pleasant amount of heat and the grain was perfectly cooked; (ii) farfelle with lamb bolognese and a bechamel sauce that was hearty for a cold night; (iii) roasted chicken with lovely potatoes and mushrooms; and (iv) halibut with kumquats that was sweet and savory. The restaurant was exceedingly noisy when we arrived but more tolerable at the local table level, which was a delightful curved booth.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently great food and fun for my monthly dinner with old friends. Really exceptional small plates options that change on a regular basis. We especially liked the spanakopita cigars and the hummus and the flatbreads.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and fairly quick service

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d
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trade is wonderful! The food is creative without being too complicated, and always fresh. The wait staff are friendly and efficient, and the atmosphere is upbeat and energetic.

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LT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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M
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and ambiance. Nice place to see friends or have meetings.

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New England
22 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Also a great spot for a business lunch ... Make a reservation and you'll be seated quickly

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JM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

First off, the food was delicious. For appetizers we shared fried Brussels sprouts and spanakopita cigars. Both were perfectly cooked and quite tasty. Three in our party got the Farfalle for dinner and raved about it. I had the chicken, which I don't usually order out (it was only one of a few GF options available that night) but it was absolutely fabulous. We dined on a Saturday night and the place was empty. The lack of patrons may be due to its location on the line between the financial district and the seaport. The service was great and very attentive. Do note that the menu featured on Open Table is not really the menu available in the restaurant. Visit their website for the real deal. It's a lot smaller. Things they could do better is get a citron vodka to improve their cosmos and make sure they have everything on their already limited menu. The night we were there they were out of scallops. Definitely give this one a try.

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

Overall, pleasant experience. Food was prepared very well, and I recall everyone enjoying their dishes very much.

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B
New England
17 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite lunch place downtown. Hummus is amazing. So is the fried chicken sandwich. Yum!

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K
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Went here for girls night dinner - while blown away by the apps - we ordered broccoli rabe, hummus and chicken meatballs, I have to say the dinner was nothing to write home about. The apps were great, especially the chicken meatballs. They were so good, upon having as an app, one of my girlfriends changed her mind from ordering a flatbread for dinner to ordering another round of meatballs! I should have followed her lead. No real "salad" options on the menu, but one squash salad with an assortment of what I would consider eclectic toppings - pickled grapes? blue cheese? I subbed the blue for goat - which seemed to bother the waitress. Also, don's expect to be able to add protein to your salad. I asked for chicken, waitress said she would check on that - next thing I know / next time we see her they are bringing the food to the table. My salad, dressing on the side with chicken turned into salad, dressing on, and no protein. I mean, no BIG deal but had I known I was getting a dinner of lettuce and some pickled veggies and cheese, I would have chosen otherwise. Long story short, Trade is great for their small plates and flatbreads. Don't try to go off the menu ordering, but enjoy their wine and beer list and the people watching!

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RW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always like to visit Trade when in Boston on Business. It is a great venue to take clients to.

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c
New England
39 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Appetizers are always very inventive and delicious @

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J
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trade is one of my go to restaurants for business lunches. There are menu options for everyone. I had the Arugula salad with the Halibut and it was delicious. Try to reserve sitting in the front room as the side room feels a bit claustrophobic.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Fun place for drink and small plates. A little loud but food was good service was good but then they forgot about us. Not a big deal.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Trade a number of times. The food is always excellent with interesting variations of preparation. Our waitress was not as informed about the wines as I would have expected but made up for it by bringing three wines for us to taste for ourselves. I will continue to go return.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Hard to tell who was our actual server. Many people came to the table but no one seemed in charged. Waited a long time for food, for check, it was as if we were forgotten about throughout the time we were there

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

I hate writing a bad review but this was the worst dinner I've had in a long time. The oysters had a weird after taste. The chicken meatballs were so hard and dry on the outside it was tough to chew. The squash salad tasted awful, the combination of the herbs used were a bad contrast to the sweet taste of the squash. The prosciutto flatbread had zero flavor, was burned on the edge and was soggy and oily at the bottom. The dessert, a simple chili brownie with ginger ice cream looked awful and tasted worse. The brownie was cold, thrown in a bowl with a messy dollop of ice cream. The brownie tasted strange. I like a taste of chili with chocolate, but this had an after taste. The ice cream had large chunks of ginger in it that just had a bad consistency with the ice cream. My friend who ate with me, had never been here before but she also agreed the food was terrible. Our server was great though and very attentive. For a New Year's Eve dinner I was thoroughly disappointed. The sad part is I came here a few years ago and loved the food. I have no idea what happened. I will neve go back.

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ST
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great food, always a great time! Trade knows exactly how to serve up delicious food, while providing an energetic atmosphere.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Awful. I really don’t know where to start. I don’t want to go on a long rant but this place is terrible. Deferred from getting entrees after tasting some of the small plates and I’m extremely happy I did. The spanakopita tastes like frozen spinach, the burrata is over salted, the pork belly is mealy, the vegetable fritto misto was inedible.

Our waitress was inattentive to say the least. It was almost comical to have my table and the table next to me share a laugh as we waited for a check for 45 minutes. She had no pulse for the night and clearly was inexperienced. From not remembering what drinks we ordered to not checking in on things, it was a disgrace.

The only saving grace was the food runner. He was extremely courteous about the table that was wobbly, making sure our food was okay and that we were comfortable.

I have never written a review on this website because
I think people have different tastes but I need people to know how poorly run and how terrible the food is here

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DS
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

NYE and Birthday celebrations

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was really good. Unexpectedly good.

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V
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Asked Alaska was outstanding!

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AK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was amazing, as always. The service left something to be desired. We didn't see our server for 20-30 min at a time and, therefore, wound up unable to get additional small plates after we finished our first ones. Even after leaving the check, he was nowhere to be found to pay. It was frustrating.

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FW
New England
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Everything was good - our waiter was GREAT! But we had a reservation and still had to wait a long time and it was a lunch hour, so that was not good.

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SD
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Creative and eclectic small plates menu. Outstanding service - host, waiters, bartenders.

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l
New England
18 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I had to meet to colleagues for a business lunch. We had a great meal and super service. Thank you!

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Z
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I eat there a lot. The food is always good+ and the service is spotty. Tonight’s waiter was exasperated that three of our party of four were choosing not to have cocktails. Then, after all of our food was thought to be completed, we realized that one of our entrees never arrived. Our waiter said it had been delivered to another table. No apologies, no asking if we still wanted it and no offer to compensate in any form. Unprofessional.

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DM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Seems out order for lost in the shuffle and took about 45 minutes to come out.

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l
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, atmosphere, and food where really great! The staff/hostess was the BEST.

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b
New England
23 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Food was ok but not great. Chicken dish was extremely dry. Small plates were decent. Service was awful. I was shocked at the lack of attentiveness we received as the place was only moderately busy while we were there. Drink glasses were empty so long that the bus boys cleared them. We never had a chance to order a second drink. Water glasses were left empty.

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