Rowes Wharf Sea Grille

4.6
1289 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Seafood

Restaurants you may also like

View all

About

Rowes Wharf Sea Grille is perfectly situated at the most picturesque spot along the Boston waterfront. Chef Daniel Bruce’s vision for the restaurant celebrates the sea—inventive seafood dishes artfully presented, and a contemporary space with design accents that mirror the ocean beyond the windows. For great food, harbor front views, lively conversation and an upscale yet comfortable atmosphere, look no further than Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, located at the Boston Harbor Hotel..
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Seafood, Continental, American
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am

Breakfast Buffet: Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am -11:30am

Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm

Afternoon Tea Daily: 2:30pm - 4:30pm
(Reservations required - Please visit https://www.opentable.com/r/rowes-wharf-sea-grille-afternoon-tea-boston)

Dinner Daily: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Please be aware that our outdoor seating is first come, first serve.
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(617) 856-7744
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Business Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Daniel Bruce
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private party facilities
The Rowes Wharf Sea Grille is perfectly situated where land meets sea at the most picturesque spot along the Boston waterfront. Chef Daniel Bruce’s vision for the restaurant celebrates the sea—inventive seafood dishes artfully presented, and a contemporary space with design accents that mirror the ocean beyond the windows.
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private party contact
Elias Akiki: (617) 856-7744
Open Google Maps
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Atlantic Avenue
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Validated parking is available for dinner reservations. Valet Parking will be $18 with validation. Validation is good for up to 4 hours. Car must enter the garage after 5:00PM.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
Blue line to the Aquarium
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1289 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Quiet
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
CW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a wonderful breakfast at the Sea Grille. We had a window seat with nice view of the harbor. The waitress was very sweet and attentive. The buffet was very good - the usual breakfast buffet food but piping hot. I had tea with my meal. It was a loose tea and was wonderful. We truly enjoyed ourselves and will be back.

Report
Helpful
SB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful meal and excellent service. Just what we were looking for to celebrate a special occasion.

Report
Helpful
N
New England
21 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and elegant, as always!

Report
Helpful
JL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful view of the Boston Harbor with generous portions of delicious, inspired dishes with friendly, excellent service. The house Cabernet and mocktails were fabulous, too. Try it!

Report
Helpful
L
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed the view and experience. Tasty food and outstanding service.

Report
Helpful
GA
New England
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

It is a beautiful place, elegant interior and views of the water. After having had dinner at the
Grill where we had the best salmon ever, we thought we try it for lunch. The bib salad with crab meat was ok, but the chicken sandwich was awful. The chicken was way overcooked and dried out. Any chain restaurant would have done a better job at half the price.

Report
Helpful
BR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch with my sister. We split some items and they delivered them divided, nice touch!

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and staff. Our waiter was excellent

Report
Helpful
VF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinary gracious service, perfect timing on food and drink, lovely view, quiet enough for conversation and lovely food beautifully presented.

Report
Helpful
CR
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service . Everyone extremely courteous. Lovely view.

Report
Helpful
JM
New England
48 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a business lunch with a colleague. Service by Susan was great. She addressed me by name. My colleague had the crabmeat salad and I had the shrimp cobb salad. Both were excellent.

Report
Helpful
DM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome breakfast

Report
Helpful
PF
New England
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

I dined at Rowes Wharf Sea Grille with my adult children on Christmas Eve as a special occasion. I requested 2 weeks in advance a window seat and quiet table. Upon arriving the hostess showed no interest whatsoever in accommodating my requests. Although the restaurant was only half full she insisted on seating us at a noisy table near the kitchen away from the windows and refused to seat us at better situated tables that were empty and apparently set for the following day. She was deeply apathetic, lazy, and showed no awareness of the important holiday and event. Even after protesting and suggesting other tables she refused to accommodate us. The table service was OK. The food quality was very mixed, not good, with the meat dishes very dry and inferior. Bad value for the money ($300 dinner), apathetic hostess and service environment. I dine out very often in Boston and I definitely will never return to this restaurant. Don't visit unless you want to leave in a very bad mood.

Report
Helpful
SB
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the service to the food was phenomenal. From the moment we pulled up to the hotel we were greeted with smiles and helpful guidance (seeing as we were visitors to Boston). The ambiance was spectacular and the dining room was beautiful. Our waiter was kind and considerate recommending the best for us and being careful of my food allergy. The food was delicious and filling, having graduated from culinary school I can be a little critical but the food was amazing. We will definitely be returning to this restaurant in the future and I highly recommend it.

Report
Helpful
CJ
New England
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I went here for our first wedding anniversary after my father-in-law gave us a gift certificate to the Boston Harbor Hotel (so we could choose from a couple of restaurants). We decided to go to Rowes Wharf Sea Grille due to the menu and the waterfront views. We had a wonderful time, the food was outstanding, and our server, Adrian, was amazing. We are looking forward to visiting in the summer to experience the outdoor seating and live music!

Report
Helpful
M
New England
47 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 of us had a very nice business dinner. Our server Adrian was very efficient and super nice. He recommended delicious Chardonnay, which made a guest from NYC happy. Food was wonderful.

Report
Helpful
OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A weekend away

Report
Helpful
OT
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Thanksgiving Dinner

Report
Helpful
J
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, loved it! Ridiculous that open table requires this to be at least 50 characters long.

Report
Helpful
TC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I met friends and we had an absolutely fantastic meal at Rowe’s Wharf. Our waiter was excellent and the food was superb. My wife had the seared scallops and said it was one of the best she had ever had. My friend and I each got the halibut based on the Easter’s recommendation and it was truly one of the best pieces of fish I have ever eaten. Simply prepared and just melted in your mouth.

Ambience was nice but not overly fancy. Tables were a good distance apart so you could hear each other talk and have a nice conversation. We will definitely be back!

Report
Helpful
OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jonathan, our waiter, was fantastic! Great menu recommendations, great timing, very attentive and very charming! A Great dining experience!

Report
Helpful
CR
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We started with Clam Chowder - which was one of the best I have every had. And it is served in a beautiful bowl with a fantastic piece of toasted bread. I had the pan seared scallops and they were cooked to perfection. My husband had the special for the evening which was a pan seared trout. Man the flavor was fantastic - an awesome smoky flavor. The entire dinner and service was fantastic.

Report
Helpful
KQ
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch there, great food and excellent service, we will definitely return. Thanks!

Report
Helpful
FC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good little spot for a romantic dinner. The ambience is really nice. You can have a conversation. I had the most delicious lobster meal. I tried my husband’s fillet mignon and it was delicious. I might order that the next time we go to this restaurant. The waiter was really attentive, he checked on us periodically, and he was very efficient. I would recommend this place for romantic dinners and special occasions.

Report
Helpful
PM
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic find in Boston. Great ambience, exceptional service and some of the freshest seafood in town.

Report
Helpful
PS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place in Boston for a business lunch when the conversation is important. Great and unimposing service, perfect food and quiet. Perfect!

Report
Helpful
JC
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time eating here. Now our favorite for seafood in Boston.

Report
Helpful
TN
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely first class restaurant with impeccable service and fantastic food.

Report
Helpful
A
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had an early dinner and got a table at the window, with a wonderful view of Boston harbor. The atmosphere was quiet and very comforting. The food was excellent (albeit not cheap). The recommended wine was also very good (also not cheap, but well worth it).
The service was also quiet and efficient. It was a great dining experience, and albeit somewhat expensive, we plan to come back for special occasion dinners. it was too cold to sit outside, but I believe that the outdoor seating experience in summer is probably also excellent! And the unrestricted view of the waterfront with no car noise provides an excellent dining location.

Report
Helpful
MD
New England
19 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server (Adrien?) was exceptional. He and his assistants made you feel like you were the only diners in the restaurant and they catered to our every need.

Report
Helpful
t
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere and scenic view of the wharf. Food was excellent. Very accommodating. We showed up early and they were happy to seat us.

Report
Helpful
OT
Kansas City
80 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took a group of colleagues to breakfast at Rowes Wharf Sea Grille. The food and service were excellent and it was nice to be able to chat comfortably among 7 people without any background noise.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and amazing service. Only recommendation is to offer a few more dishes, menu was limited.

Report
Helpful
KR
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Excellent location, service was great. Food wasn’t that amazing, especially for the price. There was a mistake with my guest’s dessert, but they were nice enough comp both desserts, but it took longer for dessert than the entire meal.

Report
Helpful
SE
New England
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

All was fine and I would return again. Felt the halibut was perfectly cooked, but bland and then lost in the big plate of risotto which also did not have a distinctive taste. Soup was good and waitress recommended a smaller portion which pleased my guest from New York. Ambience for visit to Boston was perfect. perfect for her for Boston.

Report
Helpful
CK
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

When we first got there we were not welcomed/waited on for 20 minutes or so until I went up to the host to let them know, even after that our service was lacking as we had 3 different people waiting on us. The food was good, but when you are eating at this type of restaurant it is the top-notch service that makes it worth it and we just did not experience that.

Report
Helpful
B
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Service attentive with good drinks. Cozy restaurant

Report
Helpful
OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 10th wedding anniversary. From the Hostess to our Server and everyone in between, we were made to feel very special and we were even surprised with a couple glasses of Champagne to toast our special occasion. The ambiance was beautiful and the outside porch had an amazing view. Very memorable and special experience!! Thank you!

Report
Helpful
KP
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

While the scenery and ambiance were amazing, the actual food left a lot to be desired. We were originally ordering cocktails and appetizers only, which were good. We then decided to stay and order dinner. My husband ordered red snapper and I ordered the seafood pasta. Both dishes very pretty, but VERY bland and just not what I expect at this price point— not necessarily mind-blowing, but at the very least a tasty dish. Very disappointing.

Report
Helpful
BG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our "go to" place in Boston. If friends coming in, it's the best place to give them a great Boston experience.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
33