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About The Daily Catch Seaport
With our black pasta dish: Aglio Olio rated top 100 in the country, The Daily Catch - Seaport is considered by many as the best place to enjoy Pasta, Seafood and most importantly Calamari in Boston. Footsteps from the water, you can enjoy the ocean breeze while sipping wine or cocktails on our Outdoor Patio. Or you can sit in any of our newly renovated dinning rooms with stunning views of the Boston Harbor and City Skyline while taking in the aroma of fresh ingredients from our open kitchen. We are the #1 Seafood Restaurant in Boston's Seaport District according to Zagat Food Ratings. Your reservation is only a click away!
Boston, MA 02210
Seafood, Sicilian, Italian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11am - 3pm.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3pm - 9pm, Friday: 3pm - 10pm, Saturday: 12:pm - 10pm, Sunday: 12pm - 9pm
$31 to $50
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Limited street parking is available nearby. There are several parking lots to choose from in seaport such as the Vertex building, Seaport Garage, and Boston Fish Pier. Please see link above for more parking options.
Private Party Facilities:
We offer several options for private functions and events. During the summer season we have outdoor patio space overlooking the Boston harbor and city skyline that can accommodate parties up 250 people.
During the off-season we have a newly renovated bar and private room that can accommodate 50 or if you book our entire restaurant we can accommodate 100 people inside and the outdoor area if weather permits. Visit our website and download our function menu: www.dailycatch.com/seaport.html
Private Party Contact:
Manager: (617) 772-4400
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We offer several options for private functions and events. During the summer season we have outdoor patio space overlooking the Boston harbor and city skyline that can accommodate parties up 250 people. During the off-season we have a newly renovated bar and private room that can accommodate 50 or if you book our entire restaurant we can accommodate 100 people inside plus the outside area if weather permits.
The Daily Catch Seaport Ratings and Reviews
Went there with a couple of friends after attending conference at convention center. Saw a beautiful sunset from the outdoor seating (which is large, has a great bar area, and is perfect for large groups). We all had very fresh seafood (perfect lobster, swordfish cooked in a balsamic sauce). Would definitely go again.
Our party of 4 dined at 7:45 on a Saturday night and expected to have a leisurely dinner due to a busy kitchen, but about half the tables in our section were empty. Nevertheless, we waited at least 20 minutes for water, and about 10 more for drink orders and menus and drink orders.
As to food, fried calamari appetizer was seasoned well but soggy. Pasta aglio olio with squid ink, anchovies & ground calamari lacked the tasty bite from anchovies that we have had before at this restaurant and the dish was just blah. Linguine with clam/calamari combination featured about 3/4 lb. of overcooked mushy pasta and extricating the seafood revealed about 3 scanty ounces of clams and calamari. I hope this night was not representative of the current standard. If it is, another good neighborhood restaurant has gone the "tourist trap" way.
The staff held our reservation for outside, as we were running a bit late. We were still able to enjoy the fabulous water view. Service was excellent. Food offering was different and delious! Three of us enjoyed the clams and calamari over linguini while one had the grilled swordfish. We ate every bite!
It was a busy night but we still enjoyed a warm welcome, responsive service and delicious dinners. In the past we have liked the squid ink pasta with various seafood combinations, but more recently have been ordering simple grilled or broiled fish with vegetables. Tonight we shared the crab and lobster cakes as starter, which was served with the best cole slaw ever. The swordfish was absolutely fresh, grilled to perfection, and the broiled haddock was flaky, slightly crisp but moist and well-seasoned. Wanted the garlic bread but settled for a basket of soft, crusty Italian that was still irresistible to the point where we had way more than we should have. The view from the outdoot deck is the best in the city and all in all, it's one of our favorite local dining spots.
The food was was very good, but the best was the outdoor seating with the spectacular view of Boston and the Harbor. The seating is 20 feet from the water and there is a walking path that you can explore after your lunch/dinner that is just steps away. The only complaint is that the oysters were shucked improperly which left the oyster inside a bit chopped up. The restaurant is a bit hard to find since it is part of the courthouse on Northern Ave. That area has a lot of construction at the moment so be a little patient. The service was excellent and the overall staff was very pleasant.
Waitress was friendly but seemed new to the role. Ordered a pretty common mix drink, didn't have the ingredients. Ordered a glass of cab instead, all out of cab. Bread was on the stale side. Soup and salads showed up quickly, food was good. Entrees showed up with sides only minutes after salad. Table could barely fit the overlapping courses. Entrees were good.
It was nice to sit outdoors. Noise level increased substantially as tables filled. A little difficult to have a good conversation.
There are better options in the same area.
It was a great place for lunch. Great views. I would just recommend they drop the salmon burger from the menu. It was not good. It's not a steak, which was my mistake not to clarify. It's ground salmon that was molded into a very hard ball. Seemed like a waste of salmon, and it was dry and disappointing.
But the fries were delicious, and the service was great. When I said I didn't like my salmon my waiter went out of this way to make sure I had something I could eat and checked up on me many times.
So I would definitely go back, but I would recommend they drop that dish, unless they improve it.
The food lacked sparkle. The Daily Catch in The North End is by far - hands down - the choice location. Additionally, the ventilation isn't strong enough to keep the smoke out of the dining room.
If you want to be able to book a reservation then this would be one of the other of the 2 locations out of 3.
I would suggest that you make the time to the Little Italy location as it is well worth the wait.
Everything was delicious but the squid ink pasta with chopped squid was incredible! This Italian restaurant had no problem cooking the pasta perfectly al dente, so that the pasta retained a slight chewiness. And the sauce, oh my the sauce! Also ordered calamari, and the fried lobster with a sweet chili sauce - also delicious and portions quite generous for family style sharing, which I enjoy. This is the only restaurant that I will keep on my list for my next visit to Boston.
We had lunch on a very cold and rainy Saturday and we were able to walk right in (I guarantee reservations will be needed on a summer day - the setting is wonderful for outdoor dining). It smelled very good as we entered and the young man who greeted us was pleasant and professional. We proceeded to order our lunches, each opting for a variation of the black pasta. I had a glass of pinot grigio which was very good. The food was ok - one in the group did not like the heaviness of that pasta - I don't have anything to compare it to but it was as thick as stringbeans and rather chewy. The portion was generous and service was very attentive. We enjoyed ourselves very much and then took photos of a fogged-in Boston across the inlet. Will return in better weather and try another dish - but probably order that same wine!
We were pretty disappointed with our experience here this weekend. The location is a great spot right on the water but that was about the only positive note. The layout did not take advantage of the water view. There was no way you could have a conversation. The bread they brought out was something you would get at an inexpensive pizza place when you order a salad. The menu was pretty basic. You can get your seafood broiled, grilled or fried. There were a few other options of preparation so I tried one of those. It was not what I was expecting. The swordfish was so over drowned in the sauce you could not taste the swordfish. My partners linguine came out in a fry pan plopped down in front of her that was uneven at the bottom so it rocked on every bite and was extremely hot. The sauce was basic and the scallops had no taste. The orange salad had no flavor. We could not wait to leave.
Business Dinner in Boston. I was looking for a place that central to a clients location and the hotel we were using. Found this place on the map and it had some great reviews. I wanted a local place not a corporate franchise. Since I am from California I don't know many "local" places. Booked using Open Table and reviewed the menu online. All of us were more than pleased with the service, the food and well everything! My boss had Monk Fish with mushrooms and a sauce that looked wonderful. One of us had a Grilled Yellow Fin Tuna Steak that was one of the nicest looking pieces of Yellow Fin I have seen. I had Grilled Swordfish which was excellent, roasted asparagus, and squash with fresh herbs. (the Asparagus and Squash was perfect) . The waiter never let us run out of water. For desert we all enjoyed Tiramisu that was just amazing. It was freezing cold outside, but it was perfect inside and this was one memorable meal I will not forget. The Daily Catch... Can't wait to go back for lunch tomorrow and try something else!
We had a group of 9 traveling for a conference, and the Daily Catch was a perfect spot. The service was awesome! Our server Taylor was great, and did a wonderful job handling the large group with lots of demands, questions, and separate check needs.
Everyone loved their food, but I ordered the Tuna, and everyone was jealous, cooked perfectly and was delicious. I would recommend it to anyone for a group. It is pretty laid back, not overly fancy, just simple and delicious food with very friendly staff.
By far the best restaurant we experienced in Boston.make sure you go to North End though!
Prepare to queue as dinner is served for every 20 or so people as it is a tiny place! So in order please!
But once you're in. Wow!
Chef is furiously busy but makes it look easy. Anything superfluous is outed down the drain. Sous chef on hand and one waitress to serve.
Calamari linguine to die for! Vongole Neapolitan on a different level to anything in this world and black pasta puttanesca....take me home mama! I've died and gone to heaven!
We chose the Seaport location because it was the only one of the three that accepted reservations. The restaurant was very empty, possibly because of the weather, so we were able to be seated right away. The only complaint I have is that after we were seated, with only 2 other groups of customers, it took a long time for someone to wait on us. I noticed that the waitstaff was talking and didn't seem to know who was supposed to come serve us. Again, maybe because the place was dead that night and they needed to make sure everyone got their share of tables.
Once we were served though, I was very happy. Our waitress was helpful with any questions we had about the menu and made recommendations based on our conversation. She recommended the black pasta and did a good job explaining the difference that the squid ink makes in the texture. My wife had broiled shrimp and scallops and I had the shrimp, scallops and broccoli in a red sauce. I felt that the price was reasonable and the food was pretty tasty.
I was surprised that they didn't have a full liquor license, but that didn't have any impact on my experience.
Our waiter, the food (squid ink pasta with calamari) and the drinks were outstanding. While the outdoor seating is the highlight, if you stop by here in the winter you have no choice but to sit inside. Where do I start? The lighting is comparable to my dentists office. The seating is tacky and cheap. The wall colors are horrendous. Whoever had this job must have lost it... it desperately needs an improved ambience. It would not take much, even the simplest fixes would make a difference.
We went for my boyfriend's mom's birthday. We ordered broiled haddock and broiled shrimp and scallops with black pasta. It was delicious! However, two complaints. We ordered a bottle of wine and appetizers, when the server came back for our dinner order, we already had them on the table with the menus. A wine glass was knocked over. They were great at cleaning in up quickly and replacing one of the appetizers with glass in it, but they should have poured us a new glass on the house. Most restaurants send out a small dessert or scoop of ice cream or something nice for the person celebrating; however, the Daily Catch didn't. We found those two instances awkward. The food was excellent and we've been several times. And the broiled menu is delicious. But the service could use some work (especially since it was a slow night).
Went to the Daily Catch, Seaport Boston restaurant for Dinner recently. We were a little disappointed to be told that despite our 8pm reservation, we could not eat in the restaurant due to a private Holiday Party. We were given a table in the bar area which was very cafe like, brightly lit and not at all the ambiance we were seeking. However, the place was warm and cozy, they had decent Holiday music, and the people were really nice. When the food came, we were very impressed; the fried calamari was excellent, light and tender, my shrimp and scallop linguini with broccoli was very tasty and the seafood cooked perfectly. My husband had the wild salmon which was very good but the star of the show was the Black Ink Pasta with Puttanesca sauce, which was rich and flavorful, quite excellent. Good job, guys!
We would love to return, and next time maybe sit on the outside patio..... the only reason this review does not get 5 stars is due to the seating change.
We met a friend we hadn't seen for 10 years to enjoy the evening . We ordered many appetizers and some entrees to share. The appetizers came in a very timely fashion...and while the appetizer plates were still ,ore than half filled the waiter came to exchange the plates and brought the main dish. The reason was the kitchen was slammed with a big party..ruined my evening..
Looked like a great scene weather permitting..
We learned there are two Daily Catch restaurants, this one by the seaport and a smaller one (we were told took cash only/no reservations) in the North End. This was a pleasant surprise. Food was very good and the service was outstanding. Wine list was reasonable. Try the calamari meatballs as an appetizer. We had the Lobster Fra Diavolo split 3 ways and not a drop was left. Would definitely go back!
After recovering from a horrible experience at the "Barking Crab the night before we decided to visit the "Daily Catch" across the street for dinner Saturday night. Making reservations online was a snap. The cab ride from the Hyatt at the Harbor was about 10 minutes and $20. We arrived at the beginning of the dinner seating around 5:30. We were welcomed in by a very upbeat & polite young man who seated us.
Our table was a 1/2 booth configuration that worked out perfectly. Our server Erwin was the best. He made us feel like we were regulars. He was very knowledgeable about all of his menu and the evenings specials. He also presented me with 2 different wine and beer lists. We ended up ordering a Calamari appetizer before dinner. Erwin suggested that I try the Lobster dinner which did not appear on the menu, but would be prepared for me. My partner decided that he would have Linguini & Clams. We both had a great salad before our meal arrived. With dinner we enjoyed one of our favorite bottles of wine "7 Deadly Zin's ". Our entrée came right out of the kitchen as soon as it was ready. We proceeded to enjoy the rest of our meal for about 45 minutes. After dinner Erwin made us a nice cappuccino & espresso that we enjoyed with a Frangelico cordial and the house Tiramisu.
We had great conversation with Erwin throughout dinner.
We both travel extensively and enjoy it when we receive this caliber of quality for and service.
Bravo Erwin and The Daily Catch !
This is really just a tourist trap that only offers a great venue in the summer for outside dining on the water. For a rainy and cold November night, it was no more than a very expensive waste of a meal. The calamari was heavily breaded and soggy and we got about 10 pieces for $13.75. Their signature dish. .. .black pasta was so sad for $24.75. Ten strands of black linguine (what $2 per strand?) and a few chopped onions, peppers, a mushroom and 1/8 cup of minced calamari. Flavor was boring. I was at The Daily Catch in the North End many times 15-20 years ago. It was fresh and fabulous. They are just phoning it in now. Just hang up!
my friends and I were in Boston for the weekend just for fun. At brunch our server recommended some restaurants for a late dinner before going out. We picked the Daily Catch based on his recommendation and unfortunately it was a bit of a let down. The food was good but nothing to write home about. Honestly I was most turned off by the wait staff's lack of customer service, we were never properly greeted, no smiles and we were shoved into a little "booth" until I asked to be seated at a higher table that was open.
More than anything I was displeased that they seemed so bothered by our 9:45pm reservation. Do not allow a reservation that late if it is such a problem for the kitchen and wait staff.
We had an 8:30 reservation on a Saturday night. First told we had to wait for the diners at our table to leave, despite the
fact that there were plenty of tables available. That was corrected and then we had to wait for our server, who was inattentive throughout
our meal. We had to ask if there were specials and he didn't write our orders down and didn't get them right.
The food was unremarkable; one dinner arrived cold, one late.
We were looking for a good seafood restaurant and found it. The food was great and very reasonably priced. Our waiter, Alex, was excellent. He was extremely knowledgeable about all the dishes and the portion sizes. Service was fast but we were never rushed. I highly recommend The Daily Catch.
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