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Rowes Wharf Sea Grille

4.6
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1594 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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..

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1594 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Food not very good. Better meal at Bertuccis. No comparison to Meritage restaurant upstairs that has now closed. Thought the Sea Grille would step up the quality of food since Meritage has closed, but not the case. Server, staff, cleanliness and ambiance all great!
Sorry but thank you...

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vipREK1
New England
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was lovely, sitting outside with heaters above and a view of the water. I thought the menu was a bit limited and had items I had no interest in such as salmon encrusted with horseradish, but what we ended up ordering was excellent. We had the Caesar salad with Jonah crab, a winner, and the steak which was cooked perfectly and had a tasty sauce. I would definitely come back.

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LyanneV
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hospitality and service. The food was delicious. Great view of the harbor

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DouglasD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was magnificent! Breakfast was great! Beautiful place along the harbor. Food was quality.

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KarenN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful waterfront dining on Boston Harbor! Food was pricey but delicious and the service was excellent. Safe indoor and outdoor dining available.

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SusanS
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Celebrating our 30th anniversary and very employee was so kind and friendly . Will definitely be going back.

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KHB75
New England
18 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect setting and food was delicious. Loved the seasonal menu! The service was exceptional.

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Bostonbaewatch
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My beau was visiting from TN, and I knew I wanted him to have an iconic and romantic evening, so I decided on the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, and it did not disappoint. Lovely service and amazing food. We asked for a recommendation of a bottle, and the waiter selected a great bottle based on our tastes while keeping in mind we were balling on a budget.

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SylviaS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. I loved everything. The fox, ambiance, service. I would definitely go back again.

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vipdrcol
New England
25 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The ambiance was wonderful as well as the warm table outside. We were given the following days menu and then when ordering - told that we don’t have that. When they gave current menu it was NO where as good and we were disappointed. Food was good but evening started off in the wrong foot which was a bummer

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ShopperMel44
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service was very slow and food was only so so compared to price.

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GinaM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Clam chowder was delicious. However, my burger was sub-par - very bland (though the fries were delicious). My husband got the lobster hollandaise with truffle - was good.. but you couldn't taste any truffle. They also forgot to bring the included mimosa with my husbands meal and we had to ask for it. Overall.. was a beautiful view but for the price food was just mediocre.

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vipNataliyaT
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing view and service! Our server was super sweet and patient!

The food was great, nothing crazy but good !

Highly recommended spot and service!

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoying our time outdoors as long as possible. The Grille is always a special occasion and the service outstanding !

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KyraM
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

If you are looking for a guaranteed outdoor eating spot on the water, this place is great. They do limit your time to one hour and a half but I really appreciated their honesty up front when we booked and I totally understood it. The food was good. They did do a lovely presentation for our son's birthday with dessert.

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MatthewS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! The food, the view, the drinks and Adrien was fabulous!

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vipWib2
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful!! Service was amazing! Food was fantastic!
Our favorite place to go!!

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CourtneyM
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and service — thank you for a great experience!

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vipMonicaF
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t tell you how attentive and wonderful the staff were here. The drinks were delicious and the ambiance and the views were very nice.

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viprhonda
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, atmosphere, food - absolutely wonderful dining experience!

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DanielB
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and wait staff was impeccable,

10/10 would do again

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vipSanC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I appreciate the consistently high quality of food, service, atmosphere, perfect view, and high degree of safety and protocols for cleaning and spacing. One of the only outdoor dining experiences I do at this point in Phase 3. The superb wait staff and hostess team make my meal a special one.

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NancyD
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We live at 20 Rowes Wharf so always happy to be there.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to celebrate our anniversary, our server was lovely, the food was fantastic. To address the reviews that say things were salty, there were a few dishes that are cooked in a “salt crust” if you don’t like salt then don’t order those items. My salt crusted baked potato was delicious as were the king crab and oysters!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly staff!! Location was excellent with a great view.

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Raymond
New England
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is great. Our waiter Adrian was amazing!
We had a reservation for outside seating and when we got there it was really cold and requested an inside table, we were escorted no problem to a beautiful window seat.
All of the food was absolutely delicious. It was our first time there and we will be back again soon. Go there..you won't be sorry.

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Frenchie
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside and had a lovely time celebrating our Anniversary. Food and service were great! Only comment would be wishing heat lamps were hotter on this chilly night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nicest server :)

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vipOpusFlorida
Miami
180 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best lunch in the Seaport with incredible views out on the patio. Food is well prepared and delicious. Service with Susan and Janice is the best in the city. I strongly suggest you give it a try as I find this one of the best experiences in the city.

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NickC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value overall. Great service, view and food

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AnnB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and setting. It’s our favorite place in Boston.

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DanielP
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Food was terrible. Should have returned it. Service was good but I will not return

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vipluvAgreatSteak
New England
33 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is simply spectacular! Additionally, the food was delicious as always. We enjoyed perfectly prepared food and excellent service. We love this breakfast as it is fine dining in the AM!

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NancyB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We were told that we were limited to 1 1/2 hours. We had a very difficult peasant light lunch with no issues. The hostess did not find our dinner reservation, even though we showed her a printout of it.
One order of salmon was fine. The other order, which was hangar steak was overdone. The potato served with it was also overdone and dry.
Despite being told we would be limited to 1 1/2 hours, there were many available tables throughout our meal.

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BarbaraL
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the service, the atmosphere and the food!

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vipOpusFlorida
Miami
180 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a first class experience outside on the patio. Janice and Susan are true professionals. The food is delicious and the view even better! I strongly recommend.

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vipseafood4me
New England
27 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Being connected to a hotel, the price point of the food tends to be on the higher side. This was our second lunch visit. We had the sandwiches and salad, which we all enjoyed. I had the lobster roll and was not disappointed because there was a lot of meat on the bun. The service was professional and attentive. Given the COVID-19 situation, the place is kept very clean, and we all felt safe. The most important thing was that the tables were well separated such that when you sat down, you were still more than 6 feet away from the next party. I can't say that about other restaurants where the tables may be 6 ft apart, but once you sat down, you are more like 4 ft from the next party. I'm happy to see that the Sea Grille takes their customers' safety very seriously.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience4

Had the fish and chips—fish encrusted in covering-very little fish. And fries tasted like out of bag. Overpriced for what I got

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vipNorw
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside dinning overlooking Boston Harbor. Seafood tower was loaded and fresh!

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DonaldB
New England
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The setting is fantastic but that's about it. The first issue was what looked like fruit flies. They were all over the food and even went into my wine which was replaced and then I covered it with a napkin. The calamari was over cooked ( when we complained it was removed from the check ). Also my haddock was overcooked. If you still want to go there, they do have very effective heaters on the outdoor patio.

FAQs

Rowes Wharf Sea Grille is rated 4.6 stars by 1594 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.