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Waterfront Dining

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Waterfront Dining

Hello all,

I need to know of some quality resturants on or near the waterfront of the Boston Harbor. I am hosting an event that needs to be accesible by water taxi at the Seaport hotel. I looked at the Barking Crab, but it seemed a touch too casual due to the group seating. The most important aspect of the place is that it have a private dining room. We have no limit on budget, but wanted to keep it casual as a theme.

I also looked into Tavern on the Water and Union Oyster House, but both seemed to have mixed reviews.

Let me know! Thank you all!

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1. Re: Waterfront Dining


The Tavern on the Water is not really the place you want to be, unless you'll be wearing shorts and flip-flops. Nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon, but not the place to host an event, and they don't have a private dining room. So...

let's class it up a bit. How about Joe's Bar and Grille on Atlantic Ave. Certainly accessible by water taxi via Long Wharf. They have a banquet room at that location but you'll need at least 30 people to rent it. Give the banquet manager a call if you're interested at

(617) 557-6063. Cheers.

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Pier 4 is a possibility, but it's anything but casual. How about the Daily Catch at the Moakley Courthouse?? It's small, but I do know that they close the restaurant for private parties.

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Sel de la Terre restaurant might be what you're looking for. It is near the Aquarium and convenient to water taxis. They do private functions. It is a very nice restaurant but, not formal or stuffy.

I'm sure the Rowes Wharf Hotel could do a function for you if budget is not a concern. It has a water taxi station, but it is an elegant hotel and may not be casual enough for you.

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