Rowes Wharf Sea Grille

4.7
1777 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Rowes Wharf Sea Grille is perfectly situated at the most picturesque spot along the Boston waterfront. Celebrating New England cuisine through 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
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1777 people are saying
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Woburnite
San Diego
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was slow but food was good. It wasn't crowded as it was Monday, so the ambience was nice.

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TCar
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food. Fresh and delicious. Server was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family Thanksgiving dinner was absolutely delicious.

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DanB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Thanksgiving menu was outstanding, as are all meals at The Sea Grill at the Boston Harbor Hotel year round. The service is always excellent, too.

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PhilipC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Impeccable! Hostest was warm, gracious and inviting. My waiter gave me top notch old world service. Very polite, thoughtful and professional all around experience. Excellent visit!

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1DougBacon1
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience5

This is one of our very favourite restaurants in the world and we've been eating here since they opened. We were so disapointed with our meal this visit. We ordered steaks and they were so tough you'd need a chain saw to cut them. No excuse for a quality restaurant to send out food like this!!! Also the best dish they ever had, the 2 lb lobster out of the shell in various sauces is off the menu!!!! We so looked forward to dinners here and just can't believe how low the standard has dropped. Sad.

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SarahG
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

This is definitely more of a business lunch environment- we felt a little out of place here. It was also a little hard to find, it’s almost tucked away inside what appeared to be a hotel or conference center. My expectation was much different than the reality. There wasn’t really views of the water from inside the restaurant since it’s kind of tucked back a little.

Our server was wonderful, the staff was polite and helpful. The food was enjoyable but not spectacular-not worth the cost. It was our most expensive meal while visiting Boston. I would eat elsewhere next time.

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RobertR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience with our 5 year olds granddaughter.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the excellent service and for always showing the upmost hospitality.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as was the service. The ambiance of the entire hotel was wonderful

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RickR
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great service, food was good but small portions. Pricey but not unexpected. Great bar down the hall after dinner. On premise parking was reasonable with a third party app. Overall, a great night out with the extended family to celebrate a birthday.

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bernie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service great view of the harbor when light definitely a must to try!!

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WilliamMurphy
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place to celebrate a special occasion. The food and service was outstanding.

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vipTonyP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding all the way around

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johng
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time - helpful and courteous staff, food was good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We took the kids out and sat down for a good meal. Food was excellent. Everyone ordered different plates each was well made with detail and care. Fresh, vibrant and pleasing aesthetically.

Severs knew what to do and when.

They truly made an effort about our food allergies by asking in the beginning before seating us. This was a reservation dinner they were able to call us and confirm they also asked us about our food allergies.

We were impressed with the over all dinner experience.

We will definitely come back and refer others when they travel to Boston.

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vipPrimaDonna
New England
59 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We hadn't been out to a high end restaurant for a while so were not quite sure what to expect. We had a wonderful view of Boston Harbor and our serving staff was excellent. The food was very good but not exceptional. We had the halibut and the scallops which were beautifully presented and had some interesting additions. The desserts were just OK, we had the brownie (which was on the dry side & the ice cream was icy) and the miso brulee (the brulee was very good but the garnishes were not). If you want a beautiful location and excellent service this is for you! For exceptiional food I'd walk to the North End!

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TrishC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All was great regarding the staff, setting, food, quality and service. Amazingly, it was the clientele that was off putting. Diners arrived in workout attire. Some showing the sweat from their workout on their tee shirts! So many men keeping their baseball caps on at their tables. I don’t accept the explanation that this is what we do these days. That super casual is the order of the day. It’s disrespectful. Plain and simple. For the effort that the restaurant puts into providing a beautiful dining experience, I expect the customers to show their appreciation by showing up showered and in clean clothes. At the very least! And remove the cap! For goodness sakes!!

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Brucec
New England
54 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Just your average seafood restaurant.

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GaryG
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal and service was excellent. Also had lunch outside there the day before and really enjoyed.

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Samuelv
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, worth the extra $$ more than Legal Seafood :)

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vipBostonPete
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal…..scallops for 3 of us. Everyone enjoyed. Esteban is an excellent waiter.

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PaulH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff from the door man actually brining us the the Grille when we ask how to get there instead of just pointing to the girls at the front desk and the wait staff, everything was exceptional.

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jbv9
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. I had lemon ricotta pancakes and highly recommend them. In our party one got the French toast and the other eggs. We all really liked our dishes. Sides were generous and could be shared. The setting was beautiful. The service was excellent. We felt welcomed and relaxed. We would definitely go again and recommend it to others. Looking forward to having a drink at the bar sometime.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and it was a beautiful evening. The food was exceptional, the steak fritte was surprisingly massive, the avocado crab toast was amazing, and the halibut cream sauce even had couple surprise oysters in it.
Highly recommend this for a romantic evening!!!

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Jojo7
New England
23 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We ate outside and it was lovely with a view of the harbor.
Our waiter was helpful and attentive. Our wine and cocktails were great but the food was meh.
The grilled octopus app and clam chowder were decent but not great. The lobster bao was flavorless. I ordered tuna poke, it was bland and heavy. We also ordered the halibut which was also bland and over cooked. The service and ambiance were excellent but the food was disappointing. Would not return.

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vipfoodie
New England
125 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

I eat here regularly and was glad to see the great new menu. I'm a local resident born and raised in the area who eats lobster regularly. The "2 lb. lobster" was far from 2 lbs. The body was much smaller than that. The claws were missing and one very tiny claw was mixed in with the stuffing in the small tail. Just shreds of lobster were in the stuffing withno chunks or pieces, so obviously the claws were not used. While I realize lobsters have currently skyrocketed and I was willing to pay the $85 for a 2lb. lobster, this one did not even come close to that size. Very disappointing and misleading. Sorry!

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vipPeterC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unquestionably one of the nicest lunch places in Boston. Terrific staff and delicious food with a nice range of menu options. Add to that the beautiful harbor view and it's just pretty hard to beat!

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Julie
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The patio was lovely and the view was terrific, but the food was terrible. We had a great server and enjoyed the patio and heaters very much. None of the food was worth the price and we each order different entrées. It was worse than bad bar food. Great self parking option under the hotel.

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vipStuartT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When you pay too dollar you don’t always get what you expect.

But in this case we truly had a first class experience and will look forward to returning.

Food and ambiance were really great. Happy to recommend this place.

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Solid
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food presentation was exquisite.
The wine quality was sub-par.
The service was very attentive.
The COVID precautions were almost OK.
The view was beautiful

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vipDick
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Usual attention to detail expected at such a fine Boston hotel where everyone receives 5 star service at the Boston Harbor Hotel.which contains The Sea Grille.Will take friends there soon.

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SuzanneY
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So wonderful to return to Rowes Wharf and be welcomed by Roslyn, our favorite hostess of all time. Our dinner was wonderful seafood, good wine and a special chocolate birthday dessert recommended by our great server server Eduardo. This is a classy, fine dining restaurant that makes us feel special and appreciated. We are visitors but Roslyn makes us feel liked honored guests. She is the best!

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vipSisu
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I donut Sea Grille at least once a week. I live in the area and it’s very convenient. The view is always spectacular weather it’s high tide or low tide. There’s always lots to see especially if you dining outside. You could probably done

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Boston with our group of friends to experience the food and atmosphere. Our dinner at Rowes the first one on this trip and it has been phenomenal! The staff are attentive and friendly. Food did not disappoint. And price was reasonable. This has been a great welcome to Boston.

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HelenH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a seminal moment in our son's life. Everyone who helped us at Rowe's Wharf was attentive and professional, and was happy for all at our table. The food was delicious and expertly prepared.

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JackC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the outdoor breakfast ambiance and service at Rowes Wharf Sea Grille. The view to Boston Harbor and the airport are fabulous! We go nearly every week while the weather allows outdoor dining. Susan and Janice are both All Star servers. The food is alway top rate. I would suggest outdoor breakfast for anyone that enjoys outdoors and / or breakfast !

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SusanS
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our second time here in one year and the service and food are just fabulous! Great day to seat outside and enjoy the weather and watch 3 wedding parties.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience1

The place is located inside the Rowes hotel and the best is amazing. The food is descent but the service is really great. I will definitely come back for that view.

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DemiM
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First night in town we were too tired to go anywhere far staying at the hotel! What a nice surprise the big stuffed lobster was to die for as well as the raw oysters. Our waiter was fabulous what a great night!!!

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Rowes Wharf Sea Grille is rated 4.7 stars by 1777 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.