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Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, Boston, MA

Rowes Wharf Sea Grille

4.6
4.6
1884 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Welcome to our nationally recognized Sea Grille restaurant sitting boldly on the Boston Harbor waterfront. We proudly prepare and present the finest breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert in the city where it all began. Let executive chef David Daniels paint you a picture with vivid, bold flavors plated like works of art. The freshest ingredients sourced daily from local markets provide an unparalleled dining experience while gorgeous harbor views set the tone. Tame the ocean, ignite your palette!


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Continental, American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 856-7744

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    David Daniels

  • 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 David Daniel’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.

  • Private party contact

    Tim Clapp: (617) 856-7744

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District

  • Cross street

    Atlantic Avenue

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    Blue line to the Aquarium

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,884 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston

    Great for scenic views

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  1. PC

    PeterC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and delicious food. I always enjoy the Sea Grille no matter what the occasion - whether business or purely social. Be sure to try the clam chowder!
  2. CT

    ChristinaT

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all had the Turkey dinner and it was delicious.
  3. BH

    BobH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, drinks, and service - as always! Thank you.
  4. CM

    ChrisMc

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and great service. It is one of my go-to restaurants in Boston.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was fantastic, convinced the kitchen staff and chef are very talented professionals. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Gentleman who acted as our server was so nice and helpful. Building and area was beautiful.
  6. A

    Actondad

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent. View was partially obstructed from the middle row of tables but still nice. Service was relaxed until we told them we had a plane to catch and then it accelerated nicely. Come here for the view, enjoy the food and be prepared for a relaxing meal.
  7. CB

    ChrisB

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Visiting Boston
  8. RS

    RoberS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Been here many times in the past but the food quality has seriously deteriorated. Came for lunch. Turkey club was cold and soggy and so were the potato chips (as if it had been in the refrigerator for a while and prepared in advance. The fish sandwich is a mess. The scallops were over-battered and tasteless - obvious frozen - not fresh.
  9. PH

    PamelaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The restaurant is beautiful and elegant but not at all stuffy. Staff was very friendly and the food was delicious. My steak was perfect and the tuna flat breads were out of this world.
  10. DT

    DavidT

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently great and creative meals. Atmosphere is delightful and the tables are not on top of each other making it a great spot for conversation.
  11. s

    stanleys

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The evening was poor in all respects The host was not present and took several minutes to show up. The service was uneven and the food was mediocre
  12. KG

    KellyG

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view, fabulous food and wonderful Service.
  13. P

    Peejay

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places in the whole world. Really!!
  14. L

    Lena

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The food was dissapointingly bad. The clam chowder, though flavorful, was full of potatoes and no clams; the halibut overcooked and probably reheated. A couple of years ago the food was excellent as was my overall experience.
  15. BH

    BobH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal and service. Janice is the best!
  16. RK

    RobertK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an excellent restaurant for any occasion. We loved the atmosphere and food. The staff were amazing and very attentive to our needs. We will eat here again the next time we are in town.
  17. BL

    BennyL

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing we had the halibut, oysters, and clam chowder. Service was one of the best service I’ve ever had.
  18. JS

    JillS

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was a very nice spot for a family dinner. We had my 87-year-old father with us and I wanted a place with excellent food but a quieter atmosphere. Rowes fit the bill perfectly. The presentation of the food was lovely, and the setting and the service were top-notch. Very good all the way around.
  19. DM

    DavidM

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience3
    I used to really love going here for breakfast but the menu has changed. They used to have a crab meat and lobster omelette but crabmeat is no longer an option. Prices also seem to have gone up by a significant amount. It was still good but I would not go out of my way to eat here again.
  20. GB

    GastonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extraordinary food with impecable service in a cool atmosphere
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall great experience!
  22. Y

    Yummy2

    New England

    52 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    I ordered the scallop appetizer as my server said there were five scallops. Turned out there were only three and it was $22. The presentation was beautiful but you could not cut the scallops as their presentation was on a shell that slid off the base. They charged for a half order of bread. And the bread was so stale, inedible! Very disappointing for a restaurant of this quality.
  23. ML

    MichelleL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent. I would especially recommend the clam chowder!
  24. J

    Joanne

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The food are not what we expected, please see what we think: First the drinks are good for both of orders, the oysters, only one kind which was very disappointed and cracked shells in some of them and some of them didn't cut through, no spoon for the sauce..the chowders are cold, it should be hot...the octopus does not taste grill and not grill marks..magical mushrooms are very salty.. the Japanese wagyu fried rice it is cold too and the beef is tough to chew on....(I don't believe it's wagyu beef). We are celebrating my husband's birthday that day and I thought there may be some surprise, because when I book the dinner, they asked me "what occasion for the reservation" it's for a birthday... anyway I think this review will tell the future customers, be aware!!! it's not worth of you $$$.....
  25. E

    Ethan

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    2LB Baked Lobster was fantastic. My date got the lobster Mac, which was also very good. Location is great with views of the water. Went around sunset and it was beautiful. Would recommend to any seafood fan.
  26. DP

    DeniseP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an outstanding birthday celebration for a dear friend. Everything was perfect but a special applause to the bartender. I can’t remember his name but he is from Morocco. He went over and above to make our event truly wonderful.
  27. RG

    RaniaG

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waiter, great suggestions and the food was delicious
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The Hostess was very pleasant and accommodating; sat us at a nicely set up table. Susan V greeted us within a minute. The steps of service was very precise and professional. Plating was exceptionally beautiful to the eyes but not so much to the palate. It was very nice of her to surprise us with the anniversary dessert plate. Much appreciated. 10 out of 10 for Susan.
  29. T

    Trinir

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food in a lovely by the water setting
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food and very fine atmosphere and service. Worth splurging on.
  31. BN

    BrklNative

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    This was an impromptu dinner after a ferry ride over from the Logan. Food was good and service was good, but with only one other table with diners, they seated us in a corner. Very Strange. The bar had 6+ people seated, but we felt like we were on an island.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Took my son and husband to dinner. Service was great. View spectacular. Food decent and drinks great. My son enjoyed walking around while he waited for his food. We enjoyed an adult beverage with a view.
  33. Y

    Yena

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The food came too late. 10 minutes after my child finished her children's meal, my husband and I could start eat our main dishes.
  34. c

    cfh1

    New England

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made a reservation for lunch on the patio, but it was raining so we ended up dining inside. While we initially went for the view, the inside is very pleasant (also with a view) the food is well executed and the service exemplary. The prices are what you would expect for a restaurant in a top-rated hotel, but not out of line for the quality of the food. Good wine list, and reasonably priced. The lobster roll is especially good - generous amount of lobster, just the right amount of sauce, perfectly toasted brioche bun, and a excellent french fries.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had drinks here on the patio before we went sailing. The shrimp cocktail was enormous, best shrimp I’ve had in a while. Good wine selection. Service was attentive. Can’t beat the location. We’ll be back!
  36. D

    Daber

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic spot! The view, the food and service were all amazing.
  37. JG

    JackG

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great setting, excellent seafood, wonderful service. Noisy environment with big boats running engines for prolonged periods of time.
  38. S

    Stu1260

    New England

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside in perfect weather. The umbrellas were very nice. Our server was excellent!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was beyond expectations. Very nicely executed dishes with fresh and quality ingredients. The service was good, and being in front of the harbor ai Biston is very special.
  40. LH

    LindaH

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant lunch with attentive service. The scallops were fabulous. The out door dining view was beautiful. I can’t wait to go back again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Rowes Wharf Sea Grille is rated 4.6 stars by 1884 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Rowes Wharf Sea Grille

70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Atlantic Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Continental, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    Blue line to the Aquarium

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David Daniels

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 856-7744

  • 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 David Daniel’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.

  • Private party contact

    Tim Clapp: (617) 856-7744

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