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About Tamo

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.

One Seaport Lane
Boston, MA 02210
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Sunday – Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Friday – Saturday, 11:30 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Kitchen hours:
Sunday - Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday, 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Cross Street:
Seaport Blvd.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 385-4304

Website:
http://www.tamoboston.com/

Parking Details:
In addition to valet parking, self-parking is available in the underground Seaport Garage.

Public Transit:
Silver Line World Trade Center Stop

Executive Chef:
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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

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Monday, December 25, 2017

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Monday, December 25, 2017

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After opening the presents, leave the cooking to us. Join us for a festive Christmas brunch with both lunch and dinner options. The youngest guests will enjoy a visit from St. Nick himself!

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Sun 3:00PM - 5:00PM

Mon - Fri 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Tamo Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Business Meals (2)
Waterfront (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
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Fit for Foodies (1)
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Late-night Find (1)
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Great for Lunch (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
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Seasonal (1)
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 9, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Super comfortable seats. Attentive waitstaff. Great creative fresh food prepared perfectly.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Terrible service from the wait staff and the steak was not fully cooked

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Varied menu of very high quality. Great service and the whole family were very satisfied.
Quite noisy on a Saturday evening but that did not spoil the great dinner.

Tags: Healthy, Kid-friendly, Casual, Spicy, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Had a great experience at Tamo! Professional friendly service and wonderful food. We had a group with mixed dining needs and all were met! Quiet and civilized environment which is good for conversation!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great food and service, overflow from bar made restaurant too loud. Should consider a noise barrier between the bar and restaurant

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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Service was wonderful! Our waiter was awesome. Food is good, atmosphere is quiet, and the restaurant overall is on the casual/fancy side. Good for a 21 and over family dinner or date night.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Tamo provides that relaxed, spacious, comfortable feeling. While the menu is not extensive the quality of the food is very good. The staff was very friendly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Loved our experience! Enjoyed the personal attention and vreat food!

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

We selected Tamo for a dinner with family and friends. Each appetizer and main was excellent. The spicy tuna was delicious. It was in a hotel but this is no ordinary hotel restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Very nice chicken and waffles, though it felt we were sitting in the hotel reception...

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Casual, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Excellent food, no bad choices on the menu. Gratuity included in the bill. 2 ap

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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Great comfort food. Great service. Really nice to be able to dine outdoors.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Waterfront, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on August 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on July 27, 2017

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!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Vegan, Tapas, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on July 17, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Best lobster roll I had for its value!!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Really enjoyed the Tiki Bowl cocktail! Great choice for Blue Hills Bank Pavilion pre- concert meal .

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on July 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Tasty, good value meal, served promptly by helpful staff.

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Excellent food, great atmosphere

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 (New England)·Dined on June 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on June 9, 2017

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!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The waitress was pleasant and highly attentive. The spicy yuna roll was highly filling as was yhe mixed green salad! Cocktail and wine list were nice. I found the background music too noisy for dinner but that is a minor complaint

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Great place to get together with some friend I had not aeen for a while. Right next to the World Trade Center in Boston.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Enjoyed lunch at Tamo after our daughter's college graduation. Our server Ili was very attentive and the suggestions he made were excellent. The menu is not large but there is enough variety for everyone and the food was excellent. We will be back again.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day brunch

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great quality food and good service! The view of the harbor was awesome. The location couldn't have been better for our Mother's Day brunch.

Tags: Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Fantastic Mother's Day brunch!!!! Food was wonderful as was service and atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 8, 2017

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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 (New England)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Went to Tamo while in Boston for a convention. The staff was super friendly and the food was great. Nice and convenient and overall a fantastic restaurant for a delicious meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on April 27, 2017

I am vegan and thought the pureed cauliflower side dish and the nepalese dal was delicious.

Tags: Vegan, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on April 21, 2017

The bacon appetizer is not to be missed, it's​ a wonderful marriage of spices and maple. The lentils​ are complete perfection with the beets and goat cheese! Don't forget the yummy and refreshing sangria blended better than any I'd had in a long time!

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