Strega Waterfront

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Italian
Strega Waterfront is Boston’s place to see and be seen. Enjoy unforgettable Italian cuisine in Strega’s beautiful dining room adorned with two fireplaces and original artwork. For a lively night out, sip on specialty cocktails in the bar and lounge area beneath the television wall. Strega Waterfront offers three separate private dining rooms available to accommodate parties of all sizes and occasions.
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Sun - Thu 4:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 11:00PM
Fri - Sat 4:00PM - 5:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

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CD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent as always. It is noisy in the dining room making conversation challenging. Still it is one of my favorite restaurants in Boston.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall very nice. Portions are very small for the price

S
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Strega on the waterfront. Great vibe and of course we love Phil. He makes everyone feel like they are special.

EE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was great! Daniel our server should be "Best of Boston"

EG
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner for a party of 7. The food, service and ambience were perfect and amazing! Highly recommend.

w
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Strega Waterfront on 11/28, Thanksgiving afternoon for dinner. The bar area was excellent, complete with fireplace! Dinner and service were superb: I will definitely be returning soon!

MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was excellent, the service the food and the atmosphere!

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great private dinner

DR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had a great evening in our first visit at Strega Waterfront. The food and atmosphere were very good. And even though it was a busy Friday night, they still sat us at a 4top so my wife and I had a lot of room at the table. The Veal Saltimbocca was amazingly tender,

The service was a little surprising though. The waiter completely forgot our Salad course. And surprisingly chose to do nothing about missing it other than removing it from our bill. We ordered dessert and it would have been nice to have at least one, if not both comp'd for the mistake.

Highly recommended!

JB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I had the distinct impression from looking at the online menu (perhaps I was mistaken, but nonetheless) that the "Tortelloni Alla Panna" entree offered at their Hanover Street restaurant was also on the menu at Strega Waterfront.

It is not.

That was a disappointment. (Not by any means a deal breaker, but definitely a disappointment, because that dish is AMAZING...)

If you want to eat Italian and you have a big party of guests (we were a party of 11)? Strega Waterfront will probably not disappoint AT ALL! Our service was TERRIFIC, and the food was DELICIOUS!!

ME
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, excellent service, and amazing views at right times of day. Good for business meals.

B
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we loved our meal -everyone loved what they got! I had the Risotto with lobster and it's now my favorite dish.

NL
New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Staff and food were excellent. It was belated birthday celebration for my friend. I was totally surprised when the Staff was attentive to my special request from the Open Table reservation. 4/5 times the request is overlooked and nothing is said by the Staff. I was pleasantly surprised. ☺️ thank you.

PD
New England
27 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was excellent; food was wonderful, well prepared, full of flavor and well presented. The veal dish was stunning and the lobster ravioli was very good. Will be back for sure.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. I got engaged there

AL
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We celebrated our daughter’s 21st birthday. We were seated in a small private room. The whole experience was special!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall2food5service3ambience1

Wrong music

k
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Strega Waterfront because it had plenty of parking nearby and it was an easy Uber ride to TD Garden. We brought my parents to dinner there before a concert and everything was delicious! The wait staff was attentive and their recommendations for dinner and wine were superb. I highly recommend Strega Waterfront for date night, special occasion or just as a treat for yourself!

LC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our friends got the veal chop Parmesan and it was not only humongous but delicious. My friend and I had the chicken lemon cello which was good. Our waiter was amazing and he truly made it a great experience for us. The only complaint I have is that we sat at a booth right in front of the door and we froze every time the door opened.

GS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the 2nd time that we dined at Strega Waterfront and it was just as great as the first time. It was well worth the drive from Western MA

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Entertaining people visiting from outside of town.

OT
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Kellner war in ca 45 min 10 mal am Tisch

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d
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great all around!
The best food and server!
The best view!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was great. Everyone loved it. My meal was the bone in filet which I got without the coffee crust. Tequila sauce was overpowering. Steak was still good though.

FT
New England
19 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated exactly at our reserved time. Only negative thing of the entire evening was the archaic ploy of having to order a drink in the bar before we were seated....Really ?
Anyway.....Food and service were great...We opted for a smaller table but it suited us fine.
Highly recommend...Just pass on the bar thing .

IM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our waiter, John! We had so much fun with our two teenage boys and enjoyed every bite!

JC
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Bit disappointing - beet salad appetizer was bland. I had a filet and my wife had the salmon. Okay but nothing great. Side of brussel sprouts appeared to have been re-heated....not good. Two small pieces of asparagus with the filet (which tasted fine) and one carrot (barely cooked). We won't be rushing back.

W
New England
35 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Courtney was excellent

F
New England
79 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The pluses — the Buffalo appetizer (mozzarella and prosciutto) appetizer was large enough for 2 (as our waiter told us) and was delicious. The stuffed veal chop and the seafood Oreganata were outstanding. In particular, the seafood provides a low carb turn on the mixed seafood entree, using arugula instead of pasta. It was all great, and the swordfish was exceptional. Service was attentive and made good recommendations.

Slight disappointments — This place is VERY expensive. No doubt this is someone’s sense of a "trademark," but what’s with The Godfather series (and other Italian classics? I’m not sure) playing on 6 screens above the dining room? If you are going to run these movies, can you at least play the whole movie and not some 8 minute clip that keeps recycling on some of the screens? It got to be a distraction after awhile. And the drink we got before our table was ready was marvelously prepared, but tasted decidedly watery. Finally, about halfway through dinner, a remarkably loud rhythm-maker started booming from the bar. There’s no dance floor here, so why do this?

Overall, an expensive, but truly delicious meal in slightly disappointing ambiance.

L
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was $$$ and not good. I ordered lobster w angel hair and there was hardly any lobster. Lots of pasta.

MS
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

this was the worst experience we ever had we waited 30 minutes and had to go ask for a waiter. we did not get our food until a additional 45 minutes later. No apologies from the waitstaff we even had to pour our own water from a pitcher from another table. We were hosting a business luncheon as we are tenants in the building. I had to go speak to the manager to see if we could receive some compensation. It was a appalling experience and we will not put ourselves in this environment again.

LS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaun took great care of us!

OT
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Reservation was over 45 minutes behind; ok, drinks at the bar. Made wrong twice. Margaritas were made with coconut rum and when we complained the bar tender said the rum is next to the tequila so it’s an easy mistake. At over 16.00 a piece they should pay attention.
Very crowded which is ok, but we had to ask three times about our table and given attitude. The third time they said it was ready and had been...no one came to get us at the bar. The waiter was nice, however oversold the meals. Appetizers are small, lobster Risotto was described to have lobster chunks, of which had two knuckle pieces and at over 50.00 a dish very disappointing. Drinks arrived after the meals, probably due to the bar being busy, and again margaritas made wrong. Waiter never asked how food was or it would have been sent back.
While the vibe is good, loud and music, the overall census on our group of four was we were all left disappointed and won’t go back.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service

KA
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Came here on a Saturday night. The place was very busy and lively. We got there earlier than our reservations with the idea of grabbing a drink at the bar. The bar was crowded but the bartender was very attentive. We ordered our drinks (dirty martini & makers) and the martini was spot on. We ordered one more drink before being seated at our table. The table location was nice (all the way in the back) and I did not feel crowded as previous reviews stated. The waiter acknowledge us immediately. My husband and I decided to start off with the meatball apps. Here is where is goes downhill....before ordering any food I went to the ladies room - no line, no wait, so it took me about 5 mins or less. When I got back to the table the meatball app was already at the table....hmmm... We then ordered the Lobster Ravs as a dish to split. The ravs were filled with mostly cheese....bummer, because they were not cheap. On to the main course - I ordered the Filet that comes with mashed potatoes and asparagus. My husband ordered the bone in filet that comes with risotto. Both steaks were just ok, not the melt in your mouth like other steak restaurants. My mashed potatoes and asparagus were cold, ordered another side and those were just warm. The risotto was more like a rice dish, not the creamy texture of an actually risotto. The service was very good, the atmosphere was fun, I would come back to have a drink at the bar, but I would not be coming back for the food, especially for the price. Just not worth it when there are other places you can grab a good meal.

JM
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food, but needed to wait quite a long while for food to come. Also very busy and noisy restaurant, but a lot of energy if that is of interest.

J
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food is always great. Our server wasn’t anything special, and I believe at a restaurant like Strega they should be. Our server didn’t have anything to really say to us and left us alone after realizing we weren’t drinking. We had about 5 other staff members waiting on us the rest of the night. We had to hear the specials from the other server telling the table next to us. As we were paying the bill , a server who wasn’t ours asked us how our meal was and made suggestions that would of be helpful before we ate? Our meals were great but the service was just off and it wasn’t the first time.

TW
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter celebrated her 18th Birthday with. Group of friends. They were thrilled to be seated in their own room and they reported that the food and service were top notch. thanks for making her night special!

KT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The bar staff was amazing!!! The food was excellent. The problem was we had an 8:30 reservation and only got all our entrees at 10:30. They came out staggered over 10 minutes.

Strega was “transforming” the dining room that night for a large event and in retrospect never should have taken our reservation. Wait staff was not able to keep up with simple requests.

When your spending that kind of money your expectations are higher

CC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food in a hip and vibrant atmosphere. The meatball was fantastic. Service was quick and efficient, with absolutely no hospitality at all. Get-em In, get-em out. Rinse and repeat.

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