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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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4.4

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)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Good for a Date (20)
People Watching (18)
Business Meals (16)
Romantic (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Casual (8)
Live Music (8)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Fun (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Seasonal (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Cozy (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Healthy (4)
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Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
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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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 (New England)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Good food, good wine and service was excellent without being obsequious. Of course location is perfect.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Excellent, as usual. Attentive staff and excellent food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Fish preparations are exceptional. Stay out of the sun if outdoors.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Waterfront, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on August 8, 2017

With a summertime option to sit on the edge of Boston Harbor ands watch the ships and planes coming and going. Fine food, great service, excellent ambience.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on August 8, 2017

The service was very rushed, from start to finish. We were unclear as to why the service was so rushed as it was clear they didn't need our table. Plus, we were there for only one hour & 15 mins.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Wonderful breakfast - ricotta and lemon pancakes are a must! Eggs Benedict was fabulous.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 7, 2017

tables too close together, when restaurant is not crowded guests should be seated with tables in between to allow for more privacy

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Great ambiance and gorgeous outdoor seating. The food was average and the service wasn't great. I recommend tapas or shared meals. Don't splurge on meals here because it's not worth the money.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 5, 2017

It was a bit overpriced even for Boston. The prices were big and servings sizes small, and that would be OK if the food tasted fantastic. But the food was OK and just OK doesn't cut it when you spend $272 for food and drink for 3 people.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on July 31, 2017

As always, food, service and ambiance was great. Also, I love that you can actually have a conversation in the Sea Grille.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Casual, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on July 26, 2017

I am glad we went, but I don't think we will return. Although we made a reservation, we were told our table that was outside was promised to a bigger party that was staying at the hotel and we had to leave at a certain time if we wanted to stay outside. We were offered a table inside. Our reservation was for outside. For the price, the food was disappointing. We expected more.
The service was rushed. No one came by to offer a second drink and it felt like there was relief that we didn't order desert. Our check was lost because someone rushed it away to settle it without telling our waiter. Since we were being rushed the entire time (we stood to leave and three people were clearing the table before we even stepped away), and the food wasn't very good, it is unlikely that we will return.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Wonderful night, would do it again soon!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 25, 2017

I eat here fairly regularly and while the menu is not huge, the food is always consistently good. The service is also white-glove and very accommodating. A great place for a work lunch, especially this time of year. The music is fun at night too, but rather loud, so may make it difficult to hear your companions.

Tags: Waterfront
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We were celebrating our 32nd Anniversary and chose the Boston Harbor Hotel, Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, one of my favorite places to stay and enjoy a meal. I love sitting outside where you can hear music and people watch. During the summer they have live music and movies on their back outdoor restaurant facing the harbor. The views are amazing, the food was delicious, the staff was outstanding and attentive, friendly and kind. Kudos to each staff member that treated us with such special kindness for our anniversary and reminded us of why we continue to go back to the Boston Harbor Hotel and restaurant.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on July 20, 2017

It was a great night for dinner and entertainment. The staff was very accommodating and very pleasant. Loved the music and the food. We had drinks and lots of appetizers. Can't wait to go back. People watching on their way to the boats.

Tags: Hot Spot, Live Music, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Great food and service-will definitely return. Beautiful view right on the harbor.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Nice view, clam chowder was great. Lobster tail and steak were a little over cooked but overall a great experience

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Had a very good crab salad for lunch here. Dining outdoors on the patio overlooking the water. However, the view was somewhat obstructed. Imdoor dining looked very comfortable. Staff was helpful.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Price was definitely not what we were expecting. Try $30+ for entrées. View was great, I suppose that's what we were paying for. Food was good. Halibut was a little salty. Cod was good. Grilled tuna was done lovely, though the purple rice was a little al dente. Desserts were lovely. Expresso was good but for the price I would have liked a bit more than a few drops. Service was nice, minus the awkward asking if everything was tasting good when we hadn't received any meals...

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Waterfront
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·Dined on July 15, 2017

It was alright

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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Steak was over cooked and the fish dry bit the staff went over and above as far as the service.

Tags: Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on July 11, 2017

We had a great time and the service was awesome. The restaurant was so accommodating with my requests and everything was just the way we wanted. We were celebrating birthdays and watching my brother in law play in the band. Will definitely make this an annual tradition.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Was thoroughly surprised at how excellent this restaurant was in both service and food quality. It will definitely go on our list of favs!

Tags: People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Seasonal, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 3, 2017

My first time here, but it left a great impression. We came in late around 8:15pm for dinner. We sat inside the restaurant, and it was very empty and quiet, which we preferred, honestly. There were 7 of us ( 2 of which were 4 and 3 years old). The service was quality, the restaurant had a nice clean look to it and the food was incredible.

The next time we're downtown, we were planning on coming back. Definitely worth it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Our party of eight was seated inside at 7:25. By 8:10 we had not gotten our drinks nor had we placed our order. It was downhill from there. The manager got involved at around 9:30 once it was appatent that the entree order of one of us had not been put in. While the food was very good, the incompetent service ruined our evening. We were comped for a couple of dishes and given a 15% discount - too little too late. Very disappointing. Will not return. Will not recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Great place to eat! Louder than expected because of the boats and people walking on the harbor walk, but it didn't take away from the view or the experience. Loved it!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Poor service - Luke warm, tasteless food. Great location. They can do better

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

I was their for my Birthday, it was a beautiful night and the location is great! The service was OK, I could tell the staff was inexperienced but they were extremely friendly. The food was served hot on a hot plate which I always like and it was very good.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Seasonal, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (Austin)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Mediocre food. Margarita was terrible (maybe the worst ever), had to wait for it for ever. Also I ordered a cognac for dessert and got it after finishing the desert. Overall a very mediocre place and for sure not worth what they charge.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 29, 2017

I keep coming back for the service and for the view and ambiance !

Tags: Live Music, Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Good food. Ate outside with water view. A little pricey and portions a little small but overall a nice place for dinner.

Tags: Waterfront, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Very slow food service. The kitchen must have been backed up.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Wonderful experience! As we were caught in traffic, they happily held our table for us. Most places would not do that.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 21, 2017

I just want to Thank , Sara, Jamie, and Adrian for a very special time at there restaurant. Regina will never forget!! Thank you for all your Hospitality!!! Roz

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fun, Live Music, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on June 20, 2017

My now fiancé and I had dinner on the patio, the ambiance was perfect, we had excellent food, wine, service and music with the view of the tall ships that were in town. After dinner, we walked along the harbor to fan pier and that is where my boyfriend proposed with the beautiful Boston Harbor in the background! Thank you for starting our night off perfectly.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Romantic, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Always wonderful! Great food, service & ambiance. Headed back there Tonight!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The staff was very accommodating of a change of seating when a very loud band played outside. Calamari and clam appetizers were just ok. Several of the dishes were disappointing. The cod loin entrees (2 of them) were good but small end pieces, maybe 4 oz each - not thick like you would expect of cod loin. A grilled swordfish was rather dry and tough. Salmon and halibut entrees were good. But with entree prices of $30 and up, you would think they wouldn't serve anything they weren't proud of.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Came here for dinner after viewing the Tall Ships docked in Boston. Came with my parents and my family. Location is scenic and the dining area is beautiful.....but there was a major problem with the kitchen that night. Our server blamed the busy-ness of the Tall Ships exhibition, though the dining room wasn't full. We had to ask about our meal several times. Our server did look into it and was apologetic and was nice......but we did not get our food until a good hour after ordering. Our girls ordered pasta -- there is no excuse for the delay. When our food arrived you would think it might be piping hot, off the grill or out of the oven -- but no. All of our food was just warm. Made no sense. I didn't get one of the side dishes on my plate, which was the same exact order as my mother's. The person bringing our meals tried to explain how our meals were different and get out of bringing me the side dish, until he realized they were in the wrong.
They tried to make up for the tardiness by giving us a couple of free desserts -- but they never told us that was happening so it was a strange miscommunication -- the desserts were brought to the table and we turned them away since we didn't order it....then we figured they were giving it to us for free, etc. Honestly, I feel we should not have had to pay for our meal. A couple free desserts really wasn't enough. Not planning to go back.

Tags: Waterfront, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Food and service nothing to write home about. Just OK. Probably will not go there again.

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