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Ostra

1 Charles St S, Boston, MA 02116-5447
+1 617-421-1200
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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1 Charles St S, Boston, MA 02116-5447
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Reviewed yesterday

The flavours and perfectly cooked fish made for a fantastic celebratory evening with a friend. The wild mushrooms with the monkfish were delicious in their creamy sauce. The beet salad appetizer was creative and seasonal. The lemon dessert good, but not over the top fantastic....More

Thank Zinfidele01
Reviewed 4 days ago

Ostra is one of my favorite restaurants in Boston; however the restaurant raised its prices for food and beverages significantly so that there now exists poor value. Service is very good; although you would think that at a place which costs approximately $100 per person...More

Thank MarcoPro2050
Reviewed 4 days ago

food served very hot and plentiful. A soup starter was refreshing and I very much enjoyed the paella which was exceedingly plentiful and tasty. It was varied in flavour. A little surprised with $11 for a small bottle of water but whatever. Regretfully I was...More

Thank Napata102
Reviewed 4 days ago

Normally we are satisfied with he restaurants that are listed high on the TripAdvisor rankings but this restaurant blew it away. From the host and hostess to the atmosphere, everything was right. Our waiter Mike was incredible. Since we had an early reservation it had...More

Thank robweb13
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and presentation was excellent, reservation was timely! It was a busy Friday night, so service was on the slower end. The atmosphere was modern and clean, but the acoustics were very loud making it difficult to hold a conversation. Again, the food was...More

Thank ryeoneill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Suburb special occasion place. I am a snob about octopus. But the octopus served at Ostra is the best I’ve eaten in Boston, NYC and DC. No one does it better, in my view. Other dishes shine, too, and the quality of food never disappoints....More

Thank kathyrogers726
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service. Octopus appetizer was good. Paella is great. Salt Crusted Bronzino for 2 is a must. Great flavor and moist.

Thank JBtravel66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the fresh oysters and calamari for the appetizer and they were both amazing. The waitress was wonderful and described the different fish dishes. I had never tried monkfish before and it was yummy. No room for dessert. The ambience is beautiful.

Thank Val131964
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An outstanding menu with an excellent choice of seafood characterizes this downtown Boston restaurant. An attractive venue, the appetizers are exceptional and the wine list is outstanding. This is an upscale venue and a gem in downtown Atlanta.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We picked Ostra based on reviews from trip advisor. I wanted a giant lobster and Ostra delivered a three pound lobster beautifully served so that I didn’t have to wrestle with it. My husband had the branzino which he loved. The service was over the...More

Thank slhFortSmith_AR
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nbdraleigh61
October 6, 2016|
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Response from bigBlue78 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Three minutes or less.
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JoyintheJourney1111
July 19, 2016|
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Response from jackie075 | Reviewed this property |
Upscale casual is how I felt comfortable. You could dress up more but unnecessary. Enjoy!
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lolamilano69
May 18, 2016|
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Response from Harvey L | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is $65 or $70 but you have never had anything so good!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Monday
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Charles St S, Boston, MA 02116-5447
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-421-1200
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Description
Ostra, located at One Charles Street South in Boston's Back Bay, is a contemporary Mediterranean Seafood restaurant. Inspired by local and European varieties of seafood, Chef/Owner Jamie Mammano and Executive Chef Mitchell Randall focus on specialty seafood found throughout the Mediterranean and regions within the U.S. The light preparation of our cuisine highlights the natural and fresh flavors of each dish. The dining room at Ostra evokes a sense of style and sophistication in a comfortable and inviting setting. Ostra also offers a fine bar and lounge area featuring live piano entertainment. Ostra's private dining room accommodates up to 42 for a seated event and up to 70 for a cocktail reception.
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