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“Worth the wait!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Atlantic Fish Company

Atlantic Fish Company
761 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116 (Back Bay)
(617) 267-4000
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Ranked #9 of 2,846 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Back Bay
Cross street: Fairfield
Transit: Green Line Copley Plaza Back Bay Commuter Rail
Description: Atlantic Fish has been a favorite of both locals and tourists alike, offering classics like award-winning New England Clam Chowder and Maine Lobster to more adventurous items such as our signature Swordfish Chop. The understated and timeless decor of the restaurant immediately draws the attention of those who enter. The dining room reminds one of a classic cruising vessel, complete with detailed woodwork and murals reflecting the spirit of the sea. Tailored to intimate dining with cozy booths throughout.
Milwaukee
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48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Worth the wait!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Everything here was fabulous! I could've eaten here every night of my stay. I'll definitely be going back the next time I'm in town.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Beyond Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Unbelievably great food. We felt extremely luck that our concierge from The Back Bay Hotel managed to get us a table. Arrived on time, but there was a bit of backlog, no problem we were greeted and offered a complementary drink until our table was vacated. It was well worth the small wait. Incredible fish meal, oysters, lobster, sea bass the best we have ever eaten, innovative presentation and selection of vegetables. Max our waiter certainly went the extra mile, very knowledgeable about the ingredients of the meals we had chosen and the choice of wine. This restaurant will be our first table to reserve when we book our next trip to Boston.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
“Unbeatable & interesting food. Professional service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

This place gets the whole thing right. I often bring out-of-town clients here to experience the absolute BEST of New England seafood. No matter what everyone orders, I pile on an oyster platter and both varieties of calamari to start. I know it's the right move, because there are NEVER any leftovers!

The other night when we were there, one of the cooks was wheeling around this giant halibut (a 50-60 pounder!) for everyone to have a look at. It was a nice bit of "theatre" that points to this establishment's sense of fun.

Wait staff are top-notch and on-point. There's always someone paying attention and they know their stuff, wine-wise and menu-wise.

Business dinners aside, I have also had some EPIC meals here with foodie friends. It's a great place for a special celebration or a relaxed lunch.

Only "ding," for me, that holds back the fifth star are some lapses in the host/hostess department and the fact that their valet set-up is a little funky (shared with Abe & Louies.)

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Camberley, Surrey
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“Packed solid at 6.00pm - this is why”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

On previous visits to Boston we'd never got further than Legal Seafood, but that chain palls when you find Atlantic. We were there before 6.00 and there was not a space to be had inside. Happily, the pavement area had heaters so we settled for that. All the atmosphere, all the same food, with the unique advantage of watching the world go by. Loved the oysters and the sole, and the waitresses were charming. No wonder it's near the top of Trip Advisor's favourites.

Visited October 2012
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“Great food and service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I had some pretty tasty clam chowder, pasta, and delicious sangria with a dear friend I've not seen in 6 years. It began to sprinkle a bit out on the patio and the staff quickly created shelter so that we could continue to dine outside. I will return to this restaurant.

Visited October 2012
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