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Rowes Wharf Sea Grille

#215 of 2,675 Restaurants in Boston
#231 of 2,888 Places to Eat in Boston
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70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110-3300 (Atlantic Avenue)
Blue line to the Aquarium
+1 617-856-7744
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: For great food, harbor front views, lively conversation and an upscale yet...
For great food, harbor front views, lively conversation and an upscale yet comfortable atmosphere, look no further than Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, located at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Open from morning to night, Rowes Wharf Sea Grille makes the perfect spot for a power breakfast, lunch with a view, delicious dinner and of course, people watching along Boston's HarborWalk. Whether you're joining us for a memorable meal or simply catching up with friends over cocktails, we invite you to relax and enjoy while our staff ensures you have a fantastic time. From outdoor terrace dining and summer nights filled with live music, to the chic yet casual dining room bursting with imaginative food and cocktails year-round, Rowes Wharf Sea Grille is one of the most exciting spots to dine on the waterfront.
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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Seafood restaurant

This restaurant has a laid back and elegant feeling at the same time. Our server, Francisco, was incredibly attentive and courteous. The view of the bay is pleasant. We ordered soup of the day, clam chowder, Char, Halibut and Ratzinger white wine. Plates had a good presentation, fish was fresh... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Azulado_01
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Wellesley, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
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Alexandria, Louisiana
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The Rowes Wharf Sea Grill is in the Boston Harbor Hotel on the waterfront. Along with the dinner menu, there was a special tasting menu which included four courses, each with a wine pairing. The courses included razor clams with stracciatelle pasta, grilled scallops with morel mushrooms and fiddlehead ferns, roasted daurade with vegetables in a saffron sauce, and cream... More 

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Stephen J, General Manager at Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our tasting menu! It was our pleasure to have you dine with us and we look forward to welcoming you back. More 

Wellesley, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
385 reviews 385 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This restaurant has a laid back and elegant feeling at the same time. Our server, Francisco, was incredibly attentive and courteous. The view of the bay is pleasant. We ordered soup of the day, clam chowder, Char, Halibut and Ratzinger white wine. Plates had a good presentation, fish was fresh, had nice texture, condiments and flavor were delicate. We had... More 

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Stephen J, General Manager at Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear that your recent experience at the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille was exceptional. We have certainly shared your kind comments with your server. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back in the future, and we thank you for your review. More 

Norman
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Breakfast buffet for two was $75 plus tip! Staff was attentive, lovely setting with harbor views. husband ordered omelette which was fair. I ordered eggs benedict with hard yolk....it was served very soft, runny whites and yolk....YUCK!!! Meats on the buffett, sausage and bacon. Were lukewarm, probably below recommended tempertures. Will NOT go back, ill go across the street to... More 

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Stephen J, General Manager at Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us with your concerns. It is truly disappointing that you did not enjoy your experience with us. We are continuously making improvements, and have used your comments as a constructive tool in this process. We hope to have a chance in the future to fully impress you with everything we... More 

New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I enjoyed breakfast on 2 days and 1 lunch. Terrific all three times! Service is just terrific and worthy of a visit.

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Stephen J, General Manager at Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear that your experience at the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille was exceptional and that we can look forward to welcoming you back! Thank you for your kind review. More 

Ma
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I have gone for afternoon tea at the Sea Grille a couple times. It's a yearly event for my mother and sister and I, and now includes our teenaged children. The setting here is beautiful, overlooking the water. The white clothed tables are strewn with rose petals. The food, from the scones to tea sandwiches, chocolate covered strawberries and desserts... More 

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Stephen J, General Manager at Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, responded to this review

Your review has definitely made us smile! Thank you for your kind compliments of the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille. We are so pleased that you have made our Afternoon Tea an annual event for you and your family. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future! More 

Prudhoe, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Great restaurant, great food, great service. Brilliant ambience and great views over the harbor. the main dish portions are big and the steaks are cooked to perfection, the Scallops were amazing. the breakfast buffet was huge.

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Stephen J, General Manager at Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille! It was certainly our pleasure to help create the most enjoyable experience for you, and we cannot wait to welcome your return. Thank you again for your review. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

everyone was very attentive, the food was excellent the waiters were very considerate. the seafood was fresh, a true luxury hotel!

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Stephen J, General Manager at Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear that your experience at the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille was exceptional. We look forward to welcoming you back! Thank you for your kind review. More 

Martigny-Croix, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We had a wonderful meal here. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable about the many different beers they offer and had good suggestions for the oysters too. Two of our party of three had fresh oysters which they said were delicious. And then we got a small basket of fried oysters for the table - I would get a large... More 

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Stephen J, General Manager at Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you found our food to be delicious, and our dedicated team to be friendly and knowledgeable. It was our pleasure to welcome you to the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, however, learning of your frustration with our music, greatly disappoints us. We certainly do apologize that you found our dining room to be too loud.... More 

Nashua, New Hampshire
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

the menu is sufficiently varied that everyone can find something to eat. Notably lacking is a focus on lobster. The seafood platter is enough to fill you up and has a fantastic variety of shell fish (except lobster) and fish to make it memorable. My litmus test is the clam chowder and as a "Maine Down Eastah" I am hyper... More 

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Stephen J, General Manager at Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments about your recent experience at the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille. We are pleased to hear that both your dinner and breakfast were superb, and happy that you experienced the most friendly service you’ve ever had in Boston. Also, we appreciate you sharing your comments about the food you enjoyed. We... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We went here for dessert and a few drinks after dinner. We had the hot chocolate cake which was really good and came with delicious ice cream. We also had 2 glasses of wine which came recommended from our server Adrian. He was extremely knowledgeable and told us about wine pairings they do. There's also a great view. We'll definitely... More 

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Stephen J, General Manager at Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, responded to this review

We are delighted to read that Adrian provided outstanding service to you. Thank you for sharing your generous praise of our restaurant; we have passed along your comments and they are very much appreciated. It would be our pleasure to have you dine again at the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille and we thank you for your review. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110-3300
    (Atlantic Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Blue line to the Aquarium
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: +1 617-856-7744

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Families with children

Description

For great food, harbor front views, lively conversation and an upscale yet comfortable atmosphere, look no further than Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, located at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Open from morning to night, Rowes Wharf Sea Grille makes the perfect spot for a power breakfast, lunch with a view, delicious dinner and of course, people watching along Boston's HarborWalk. Whether you're joining us for a memorable meal or simply catching up with friends over cocktails, we invite you to relax and enjoy while our staff ensures you have a fantastic time. From outdoor terrace dining and summer nights filled with live music, to the chic yet casual dining room bursting with imaginative food and cocktails year-round, Rowes Wharf Sea Grille is one of the most exciting spots to dine on the waterfront.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?