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Featuring contemporary cuisine with a distinctive Boston accent, TAMO Bistro & Bar brings you the best that Boston has to offer with hand-crafted cocktails and stylishly presented food inspired by Boston’s famous ethnic neighborhoods, the bounty of New England farms and the Atlantic Ocean at our doorstep. TAMO is a 3 Star Certified Green Restaurant.
Boston, MA 02210
Hours of Operation:
Sunday – Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Friday – Saturday, 11:30 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Sunday - Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday, 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
In addition to valet parking, self-parking is available in the underground Seaport Garage.
Silver Line World Trade Center Stop
Chef Robert Tobin
Private Party Facilities:
Experience customized menus from our award-winning culinary team in our variety of private dining rooms or distinctive Action Kitchen. From floral centerpieces to a staff specializing in one-of-a kind experiences, our private dining rooms are the ideal setting for your next event.
Private Party Contact:
Seaport Sales: (888) 351-5245
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Tamo Ratings and Reviews
While the food was absolutely amazing, the service was very poor. Our server rushed through ordering, to the point that she seemed annoyed with having to come over and talk to us. I was unable to ask about any substitutions or specific questions on sides because as soon as I ordered my entree she said "okay" and moved on. She did not follow up with us to see if everything was okay, either (although it mostly was).
Also, Tamo requires an 18% service fee "in lieu of tips." Hopefully they are actually paying their waitstaff a living wage to with that, but it does limit incentive options for both good and bad service from a customer standpoint.
Certain items on the menu are FANTASTIC and others are only fair. I would definitely return for the desserts after dinner elsewhere. The Smores and Cream Brulee were some of the best desserts I have ever had. The meatball appetizer and the lobster roll were also really good. The salmon and lamb shank were definitely not worthy of repeating. No parking and the restaurant doesn't valet or validate for the hotel parking. Not worth the cost of parking and hassle unless you are staying in the hotel already or are walking from a nearby spot.
I ate here with a friend before the Sting concert. The menu was pretty limited, but made choosing easy. We both had the Wedge salad with chicken. It was pretty good but not great like you get at a steakhouse. What delighted me was the oyster stew - spicy, with sausage and spinach. Very rich mix of flavors and I would order this again. The waiter was very attentive. We were surprised that they added a gratuity to the bill of 18% - unusual for a party of two, but we figured perhaps it is because some international guests may not be accustomed to tipping and this ensures that the wait staff gets what is due. The beer selection is nice and I enjoyed an IPA I hadn't had before. The ambiance is rather formal, so this is a place for quiet conversation rather than party time.
Went to Tamo for restaurant week - it offered good options for $33 3 course dinner - Chocolate cake was fantastic and we loved the seasonal grilled vegetables for the appetizer. Had dinner outside on a beautiful summer night - it's a little busy with traffic but still enjoyable. Service was friendly.
We went to Tamo before a show at the Pavillion. We arrived a few minutes late for our reservation, but were seated promptly - it was not busy for a Saturday night! There were 4 of us dining. We ordered drinks and then placed our food order. 45 minutes later, I had to ask the waitress to check on our order. She came back and said they were plating it and would be out in 5 minutes. We now had only 30 minutes until show time. We gobbled up our food and ran out to the show - it had already started. Oh well!
So, the food was good. My burger was a little over done, but tasty. The lobster roll was reportedly very good. The don't ask for steak tips on your wedge salad - they will charge you and extra $12, even though you didn't get the included chicken. Pork tacos were good, but very small. The prosciutto meatballs were good, but a little salty.
The waitress was okay - she did not stop by our table to see if we needed anything; didn't even let us know that our food would be out soon (which it wasn't).
So, overall the experience was not worth the wait.
We got the cheese dip for an app which was mediocre. For our meals we got steak and veggies. The steak was fatty and pretty bland and the veggies had an odd taste...something like vinegar with a kick. Would not recommend either.
The service was terrible. The waitress didn't ask how the food was and we had to keep asking for more water.
This was my first and last time ever going to TAMO.
Sitting outside is the best part of this location. Our server was fantastic. Brown sugared bacon and prosciutto meatballs were awesome and above average appetizers. Superb taste.
I ordered shredded pork tacos. They were average in the presentation and taste. My girlfriend ordered curry chicken and would not share so it must have been good. I tried the other meals. My daughter ordered buffalo chicken. Not a typical taste. Was a little bitey. And quality of the chicken itself was average. Her boyfriend ordeted chicken and waffles. Was ok. Maple flavored waffles with crispy fried chicken. Disappointed syrup was not part if the equation and the expected fun of eating this unusual cultish meal.
All on all, was an average place to eat. Appetizers were the best part of food. Sitting outside be at part of ambience.
Our table was ready on time and we were lucky to be seated near a large group of friends. It took at least 5 minutes before our waiter came over. It seem like we started with one wait staff member and then switched to a different one. Perhaps there was confusion over whose table it was. In any case, once the service began, it was excellent! The lobster roll was one of the best I've ever had and my companions loved their meals too. We were attending a concert & the waiter was very obliging in making sure that we were able to finish up & pay our check in a timely manner. Overall, great experience. I will definitely return!
We sat indoors which was comfortable, quiet, and attractive. Small menu, but a variety of choices among which our group had the North End Pizza, the lobster roll, turkey wrap, pork tacos, steak and cheese spring rolls, and the burger. Everything was prepared and plated with care and was fresh and delicious. They use locally sourced ingredients. Service was good - efficient and respectful. I would definitely go back.
This was our first visit here, and had I known they had an outdoor seating area I would have requested that. I would suggest that when they call to reconfirm a reservation they should ask if the patron has a preference for indoors or out. Instead we were told upon arrival that there was no room for us outside so we would have to eat indoors. Not a good greeting, but indoors was pleasant and comfortable, so it was fine. Very enjoyable meal.
Tamo has a great menu but we were disappointed when 2 of the 4 appetizers were unavailable. The restaurant kindly comped our soft drinks because the apps were unavailable. On the whole the food was good. The sushi (lobster sushi and spicy tuna) was delicious but way too large to put into your mouth in one bite. Having to cut them took a bit away from the dish. The chipotle sauce gave life to the otherwise bland and flavorless steak and cheese spring rolls. Everyone LOVED the candied bacon strips. The scallop dish was the best entre ordered - large, well-seared and fresh. The steak tips were good but not outstanding. Our waiter was extremely friendly and professional but it took a very long time for our food to be served -- despite the restaurant being relatively quiet. We got there at noon but we weren't served any food for the first 45 minutes or so. The meal took a full 90 minutes from start to finish. I wouldn't balk at going back to Tamo for lunch but it wouldn't be my first choice either.
We got married at the Seaport and returned to Tamo to celebrate our one year anniversary. The restaurant is quiet and not crowded. Seating is an open floor plan with some large leather bucket seats with picture windows that overlook the pier. The menu is creative yet simple. Nothing too fancy but we enjoyed the entrees and small plates we ordered. The service was excellent and most of the servers have worked at the hotel for 10+ years.
Delicious burger and fries and yummy cocktails . Service was very friendly but could have been a bit more attentive and quicker given we were getting to a concert. Had to flag down the hostess for the bill, and she was very efficient. Ate outside under the heat lamps which was lovely. Great menu, and food was very good.
Although it was a little bit pricey I fully enjoyed the scallops with cucumber noodles. Even when I was full after having the calamari, valcano sushi and our tropical bowl. I could not stop eatting the scallops. There is no way they could have been food more perfectly then how they were and the cucumber noodles went perfectly with the meal. The staff was friendly and very welcoming. This is deffinently a place to sit down, look nice, and celebrate!
The food at Tamo was great. There is a wide variety of foods, so pretty much something for everyone. The view is beautiful, so definitely great place on the waterfront. My complaint was that the service was just ok and we realized why when we got the bill. We were a party of 4 people and they put in an automatic 18% gratuity. It doesn't say anywhere that the gratuity is included and I think for a party of our size it is very unusual. I probably would have left that for a tip anyway, but it does explain why the waitstaff was very leisurely in their service.
I would not recommend this restaurant. It was in the lobby of a hotel and was a typical average hotel restaurant with minimal ambiance and mediocre food. I only had two nights in Boston and chose this restaurant based on the 4 plus star reviews on Opentable. I was very disappointed.
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