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Ostra

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1 Charles St S, Boston, MA 02116-5447
+1 617-421-1200
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (123 reviews)
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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 1 week ago

This was my mom and I's first night in Boston and I wanted a light meal. I tried broniza fish, which was delicious. The only downside was that it was very loud inside.

Thank cameroncuster
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice place. Food and service was great. It’s expensive, but it worth it. I will go back for sure.

Thank johnmichal12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there for our anniversary dinner. The food was fantastic and so was the service. Well worth the money for a special occasion or nice evening out.

Thank mparikh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect spot for a perfect meal! Wife and I like to order several small dishes and sample what the restaurant has to off and our server Mike was more than willing to divide all the dishes we ordered so we each had our own service....More

1  Thank Rick E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for date night and was not disappointed. Monk fish with mushrooms was outstanding as was the calamari. The desserts were scratch made and while I was skeptical about how good a homemade marshmallow could be the result was out of this world. Exceptional...More

Thank RJDev
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our best meal in Boston, wonderful atmosphere, expensive but not stuffy and well worth the price. My husband had the sea bream and shrimp cocktail and I had filet and lobster starter. Everything was delicious. Staff were very knowledgeable and efficient. Shout out to John...More

Thank Dorothy W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really nice place. Everything about it. Food was good service great. However. It’s expensive. And in the end not sure worth it. But for a special night out it was a great choice.

Thank JmpPsu2004
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brought girlfriend here for her birthday. We both really enjoyed it. Great food and wonderful staff. Will recommend and visit again.

Thank aelarose87
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Four of us were lucky to be able to make the reservation to Ostra on the same day. The place is really nice, the hostess was wonderful and accommodating. Our waiter, Michael/Mike, was so helpful and had lots of great suggestions. We had a vegetarian...More

Thank Alex_suomi
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Really excellent high end restaurant. Food was delicious, although after 5 days of fish we went turf and thoroughly enjoyed. Staff were very attentive. Only gripe was the wine mostly started at $100 plus a bottle. I like good wine, but restaurants rarely do it...More

1  Thank Christopher S
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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, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Charles St S, Boston, MA 02116-5447
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: 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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