Rowes Wharf Sea Grille

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Seafood
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..

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First Seating: 4:30PM- 7:30PM -3 Course Menu $90 Second Seating: 8:00 PM-10PM- 4 Course Menu $125.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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New England
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate here several times during our stay at th Boston Harbor Hotel. Excellent food on all occasions, including breakfast (4 times), Sunday buffet, and dinner (the latter 4 times, incl. room service). Favorite main courses were the duck, the butter-poached lobster, and the halibut.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Not worth it for Thanksgiving. It wasn’t advertised as a buffet before 4. Did not have many accommodations for kids, which went against the advertising. 70$ for a buffet thanksgiving is just not worth the money. Server was not very communicative of what our dining options were as you could order off the regular menu or have the buffet. The experience was so disappointing for our family outing. My daughter hardly ate for 30$. It was like lighting money on fire. Maybe it’s better for regular service, but I would pass for Thanksgiving especially if you eat before 4.

m
New England
29 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely quiet lunch with a very good and attentive waitress. We will go back often.

IE
New England
220 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have never had a bad meal here. Service is polite, attentive, food is very good, and the view on a clear day is quite lovely. The room, even on a rainy day, is pleasant and cheerful.

k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful birthday brunch for our son. Our server Susan was terrific.

DK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

I had scallops that were so overdone, that they were completely inedible. They sent it back to the kitchen for another try, but still failed, miserably.

T
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Breakfast buffet was excellent- amazing variety and a great value. Server was fantastic. Hostess was quite rude- she was not welcoming in any way and she seemed to display this same flat affect with everyone. Maybe place her behind the scenes.

j
London
36 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Seriously overpriced.

SN
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No better place for any occasion! Amazing food and service and the view is second to none.

C
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food and wonderful service! We came here this time for breakfast the day after our wedding. Was not disappointed:)

f
New England
121 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

This restaurant, close by, is not consistent. The ambience both in and out is outstanding. The service is generally very good. The food - up and down. My most recent meal was fair as the fish, a decent portion was overcooked. I'm not a big fan of plain tasteless rice, compatible with most people I know. Not just here, but in general. Mashed potatoes not an option here, french fries for mature people can be a digestion problem as it is with me. Vegetables scarce on the plate. I've had some pretty decent meals here, but if you are looking for something outstanding - try Meritage upstairs. Fabulous, always!

MP
New England
42 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent eggs Benedict, coffee, good service but the jam pot had been opened and sampled, but it was quickly changed out and they were slow to take our payment but it was busy

s
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I ordered a grilled chicken sandwich. The roll was very stale.

BC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, view, food, and service were all top-notch. Be prepared to pay for the experience, though. A very nice restaurant to visit on occasion.

SF
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a great spot - everyone commented on how good the food was, impeccable service - thank you!

BM
New England
54 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beautiful view, excellent service-John T
Reasonable price

C
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I came here on a date. I have been to a lot of nice restaurants in the past and the value for money was not good here. I ordered the scallops with risotto. The scallops were over cooked and the risotto was not risotto it was more like wild rice. If it was risotto it was cooked incorrectly. My boyfriend ordered the steak and it had nothing on the side it was just a steak on a plate, and honestly it wasn't cooked well either. All I am saying is that for a meal that is 100-150 dollars it was not as well cooked as it should have been. Also the service was lacking for sure I had to ask the waiter for everything. He only came over to our table to take our drink orders when we arrived. After that I had to catch his eye for everything. For a four star restaurant it definitely needs to improve its service and food quality. That being said I am not saying its bad food I am just saying that it was not worth the money.

DT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

our server, Zhara, was very gracious and attentive. We enjoyed our meal and our table position right at the window.

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Server was excellent and stood out- professional, responsive, timely - he made the experience memorable. Everything else was average.

m
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Excellent service.

AF
New England
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very fine meal, with excellent service, and elegant atmosphere

B
New England
42 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Seats outdoor at the waterfront has disadvantages despite the view. Blasts of sounds from the Odyssey cruise, crowds lining up for boarding etc. Nonetheless, waiting staff seem attentive. The heat lamps also made the terrace seats comfortable even in chilly weathers. Overall, the food was of good quality and service quite acceptable.

OT
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in Boston and wanted to try a nice restaurant. Food and ambience was great! The spicy margarita was amazing!

LD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and a nice casual place to have a good meal with a nice quiet view.

KM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a huge fan of the Sea Grille - always have been. The service is impeccable and food is delicious!

SL
New England
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time experience of the restaurant and we would definitely go back.

We had a reservation for an inside table, as the patio is first come first serve... but I called ahead asking if when we arrived if there was a table outside if we could transition the inside reservation for that. When we arrived the maitre d' remembered my call and immediately sat us at a lovely table for two on the patio looking out into the Harbor.

Our server was friendly, professional and efficient... answering any of our questions & giving us time to linger between courses when we wanted it.

The food was totally delicious... from our salad to the main course of a crab stuffed sole... everything was prepared with care and served elegantly... ! Lovely spot to spend an evening....wonderful food and good value !

b
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For our 45th wedding anniversary we chose Rowes Wharf Sea Grille as we had lunch there previously and really liked it. It did not disappoint. Service and food was excellent and we were not rushed at all, making for a very nice, memorable anniversary celebration.

SK
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was our first time to Boston and your place was recommended. Great weather and food. Sat outside which was great.

IE
New England
220 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A pleasant seafood restaurant serving unimaginative but tasty food. Service is highly variable but always tries to be helpful.

J
New England
47 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Sea Grill..the staff are friendly and very professional. Our food was excellent -we both had the filet mignon with grilled asparagus- perfectly cooked. A great place to go when you want a place that is very comfortable that is easy to talk with your companion.

j
New England
36 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is a great variety of choices. We sat on the patio as it was a lovely warm night and it was very nice. One of us had halibut, another scallops and the third ravioli. All three meals were outstanding and filling. They came with a nice bread basket and butter (not frozen as butter usually is!). We had no room for dessert. Our waiter Jeisson was very attentive and knowledgeable.

JM
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful plating, very tasty food and a great selection of wines. And the outside terrace is very charming. The only bad thing are the small midges that keep falling into the wine glasses, but the restaurant staff offered us a perfect solutions. Enjoyed the whole dinner!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent, healthy meal!

WA
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect end to our day In Boston! I had scallops they were perfectly cooked, my husband had swordfish it he said it was delicious the portions were generous. We were sat near the bar so there was a bit of chatter but we didn’t mind. Overall we enjoyed the restaurant

f
New England
121 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Brunch has been very inconsistent. My omelet was tasteless and dry . I believe they forgot the cheese and I had three small leaves of spinach. Waitstaff and ambience wonderful. Would love more consistent meal. Last time eggs Benedict. Muffins barely cooked. Sorry. Beautiful place. Meritage upstairs over the top terrific. Same chef. Somebody downstairs needs to pay more attention. Others in group with eggs and toast unhappy also.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One important factor, we were not rushed. Service was perfect and unobtrusive.
Food was delicious and presented with professional care...
We had a wonderful, private visit and my guest will take her husband there for birthday dinner.
Also, when I made the reservation they had an option to send an invitation to my guest for the lunch. She answered with such surprise.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I’ve already reported our dismal experience.

OT
New England
54 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice to sit outside under headlamps on an early September night. All the fish entrees we had were great

OT
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on a beautiful day for lunch. Service was attentive. Food was delicious. Overall an excellent experience.

PS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Price for expresso.. $9 was ridiculous. All of us had the same reaction after receiving a very small shot of expresso.
I’ve ordered expresso at many fine restaurants and this was not in balance with the rest of an excellent experience at Rowe’s