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About Rowes Wharf Sea Grille

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..

70 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Continental, American

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.

Cross Street:
Atlantic Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(617) 856-7744

Website:
http://www.roweswharfseagrille.com/

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.

Public Transit:
Blue line to the Aquarium

Executive Chef:
Daniel Bruce

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.

Private Party Contact:
Elias Akiki: (617) 856-7744

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Please be aware that there are two seating's for New Year's Eve with two separate menus:
First Seating: 4:30 PM- 7:30 PM 3 Course Prix Fixe Menu: $85 Per Person
Second Seating: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM 4 Course Prix Fixe Menu: $120 Per Person

Rowes Wharf Sea Grille Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (42)
Scenic View (30)
Special Occasion (22)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Good for a Date (19)
People Watching (18)
Business Meals (15)
Romantic (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Casual (7)
Live Music (7)
Seasonal (7)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Cozy (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Authentic (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I'm visiting Boston for the first time, and it was an excellent choice for a date with my wife. Perfectly flaky snapper, the clam chowder (though not exactly traditional) was buttery and delicious, and the view over the water was amazing.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fantastic breakfast. Wonderful (true 5-Star) service and great food. I️ keep coming back and have had an excellent experience each time; and during different meal periods.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Had a birthday lunch with a friend and the service was excellent. The asparagus crab soup was delicious. The mozzarella panini was not as good but we had an amazing seat by the window with a beautiful view of the harbor.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had family in from Atlanta and this was a last minute decision. Everybody was impressed with the food and the service. Halibut, red snapper, scallops and rib-eye steak all got rave reviews.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Romantic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent service, good food. Great time with friends!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The Boston Harbor Hotel is superb. And the Rowe’s Wharf Grill is an excellent place for breakfast. The food is excellent, the view beautiful and the service attentive.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great service, delicius food, quiet and clean. Can cordinate surprices for especial ocasión with the staff

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Really delightful dining experience! Highly highly recommend.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Hong Kong)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Claim to be a restaurant specializes in seafood, but I think it is rather disappointing. What is the most important factor to be a good seafood restaurant? Fresh seafood. It definitely fell short of that standard. To make it worse, the fish dishes were overcooked. Wouldn't go back.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The wine list is very good. The food is well prepared but not amazing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Service was outstanding. Food was exceptional quality and bar service was also very good. Ambiance was great and locale right on the water.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Perfect evening. Service was incredible. Food delicious. When we make it back to Boston - we’ll be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had a great experience at this restaurant a few years ago so when visiting Boston again, decided to return. We were so happy we did. The ambiance is so beautiful. Nautical colors inside compliment the beautiful energetic harbor view. The food was absolutely delightful. And service was excellent. Highly recommend.

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Overall the food was very good but my swordfish was a little fishy smelling and tasting and the black beans were bland. The corn chowder was a 9/10. I'll go back many times.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Business Meals, Fun, Great Beer, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I have eaten here a number of times over the years. The food was predictably good, but the service was subpar. When our oysters were first served they were not properly shucked and had to be sent back. The chef made good and sent us out new ones and more than we had originally ordered. That was much appreciated. Unfortunately, I had better, more attentive service at the local diner where I had breakfast the prior day than this restaurant. We had to repeatedly seek someone out to get service. Three times in a row we had to request our server's attention and it was not busy at all- just a few other diners. The servers were polite and pleasant, but it was tedious to constantly have to look for them.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Maitre D' was on top of his game. Chef did a fantastic job. Waiters were some of the most on the ball I've ever seen.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great hidden gem!!One of Boston's best kept secrets, Have the chowder. And the Halibut

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Staff helpful but food was average which did not match the price had the worse appetizer I have ever eaten and luckily the server removed cost from our bill. Good view though so that is my only complement for the restaurant

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Nice place, the service was excellent and actually the Shrimp and Wild mushroom appetizer was quite good. Had the Clam Chowder which had good flavor, but unfortunately the clam garnish was the only clam to be found in the soup. For main course had the scallops which were a bit bland. My wife had the lobster which was average as far as lobster goes. All and all the food was disappointing for such a nice place with good service.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 15, 2017

This was a return visit. The food is always wonderful, good wine list and the service excellent. You can't beat the view. It's always on our must visit list when in Boston. Thanks for a wonderful evening!

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Surrey)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Lovely meal. Staff very friendly and food was excellent

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on September 12, 2017

I had a reservation and when I arrived there was plenty of outside seating. However, the hostesses were very unorganized and seating from 2 different locations resulting me in waiting unnecessarily for a table. People who arrived after me ended up being seated before me. The table location as a result was poor.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Had a great luncheon. Was able to sit outside and enjoy the weather.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

Our waiter was exceptional. I do not know his name but he was a south American gentleman. He provided a great explanation of the menu and was very informative, courteous and friendly all evening. His recommendation on the wine was spot on. I was there for my wife's birthday but take clients to the restaurant all the time. Exceptionally consistent. Sea food is always fresh and well presented. I recommend the restaurant to people all the time.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Great snapper, good drinks, warm service. We had a wonderful dinner in a beautiful setting.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Business Meals
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 (Manchester)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Simply gorgeous food, even though a little pricey! Excellent service and no-one rushing us between courses. Lovely setting on waterfront.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Attended the Summer Music Series while dining at the Sea Grille, and also happened to catch fireworks over Boston Harbor. Amazing ambiance, danced the night away on a floating barge. While the food is a bit pricing, the atmosphere was spectacular.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 30, 2017

The lemon sole of my guest was dry and tasteless, while my filet mignon and vegetables was not medium rare as I requested and EVERY THING was OPER-PEPPERED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I've enjoyed going to the Sea Grill many times, but apparently they had fourth-ranked chefs doing our meals. I will have to wait to decide whether I go back again. Probably not, even though it is right across the street from where I work. Such a disappointment and I feel embarrassed for my guest who was expecting a great meal as I had told him it would be. Shame on the Sea Grill!!!!!!!!!!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Fantastic setting overlooking Boston Harbor, with a private party over our shoulder. Excellent food, but really a truly wonderful outdoor dinner experience.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

We eat here often. Superior food and service. Great views. Our table was NOT ready.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on August 23, 2017

The ambiance cannot be beat. The food is very fine, consistently. This is a great spot if you eat outdoors. Indoors, it is fine but not superb.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Great for brunch after picking up a relative at Logan airport. Terrific seaport views, great food, parking garage nearby.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2017

This was a small 50th birthday celebration with a view of the Blues Barge. Being of moderate income, we stuck with the salads but splurged on 3 delicious desserts. The best touch was the Happy Birthday in writing on my friend's dessert plate. Despite our meager order (no liquor either) the waitress was attentive and gracious, and we never felt like we had to finish quickly. thank you!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Good food ,great views, great serice,no rush to move you along

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, People Watching, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fun, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on August 15, 2017

The service was superb! The cocktails were so delicious, we had to, both, have a second!!
However, being named the Sea Grille, we expected our fish entrees to be superb as well, so very disappointed! We have to give it sometime before we returned as there are so many great restaurants surrounding it.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 15, 2017

We went for afternoon tea and made a reservation on Their website - since we could only do 2:30 on open table- arrived at 1:30 reservation time to be told tea began at 2:30 (not on their website) and if we made a reservation on open table it would have been blocked - but we made it ON THEIR SITE with no note of time. Hostess rude about it - we went for a walk on the harbor came back, different host was better. Hostess made a big deal about whether they could fit us in as they were so busy, making 2 phone calls -one to kitchen and who?. We were there through the whole seating time and one one other group of 2 women came in.
The waiter on at least 3 occasions reached across me from the left to serve tea - boarding house reach my mother called it -rather than serving from the right - REALLY? Someone who presents themselves as luxurious and proper with the white linen and your waiters do not know to serve from the right??
Was rather a disappointment in proper hospitality by 2 employees - others we encountered were gracious.
The hour also cost quite a bit on parking as we had prepaid for a specific time and the extra hour cost.

Tags: Waterfront
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2017

We took our company to dine outdoors and had a great time with good food and drinks. The wait staff was attentive but not intrusive and were very informative. Our entrees were superb especially the pea/pasta dish.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Healthy, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

This restaurant serves great food and good wine in an interesting and vibrant location.

It's just let down by the service.

It's one of those restaurants with friendly hosts who seem to serve no other purpose but to seat you.

Then there's a small handful of waiters who are supposed to serve and remove dishes.

But the ordering of food and wine and the paying of the bill can only be handled by one man who seems to covering the whole restaurant. Crazy!

As a result of this silly staffing structure the order had to be corrected and delay seemed to be caused at every turn because the poor head waiter was occupied elsewhere.

And it can't be that they are understaffed. Not at those prices!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We had no expectations, just found it through yelp and opentable.
Great service, reasonable prices for the quality and taste.
We would definitely go back our next trip to Boston.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Tapas, Live Music, Good for a Date, People Watching
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

This is not a complaint email at all. I was only surprised at the expense of the meal!
My friends birthday dinner was the occasion. Everything was outstanding and I imagined the bill for the dinner would be somewhat expensive - I just didn't think it was going to be $175!!
Y'all can charge whatever you'd like for dinner (I live local in Boston), and I realize you cater to a high end clientele, but WOW! I wasn't expecting that.
I think I'll just come for coffee and dessert instead. And probably just once a year for a special occasion.

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