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“Sincerely Perfect”
Review of Ostra

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Ranked #3 of 3,229 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
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.
Salem, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
237 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Sincerely Perfect”
Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

From the initial warm greeting of host Colby to the knowledgable and refined service of Chris, this is top notch dining in Boston. Recommend a drink in the lounge with over the top piano accompaniment to kick off your next night on the town. Who knows where the night will take you from here, but this is the best place to start!

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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed August 26, 2014

Excellent meal! Oysters, ceviche and Branzino - BRAVO!! Service was wonderful - and very accommodating for a party of 6

Visited August 2014
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Iola, Kansas
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Perfect evening”
Reviewed August 24, 2014

We picked this restaurant by pure luck and felt like we had won the jackpot. Great interior, spacious and open but very classy. I ordered my usual Sidecar and it was one of the top two I have ever had, and I have had a lot my wife would say. We had the spanish octopus grilled and it was beautiful and delicious. I had the paella and each ingredient was perfectly cooked including the rice which is not and easy thing to do. Our waiter was informed, friendly and made great suggestions as well as making us feel comfortable and at peace. This is not to be missed in Boston.

  • Visited August 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

You have to save up a while before you come here, but it's worth every penny.

We had seven in our group and ordered family style. Each of us ordered something and it worked out great.

I will be back, but I think as a date night.

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Boca Raton, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Food In Boston”
Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

First you step into a beautiful environment. Then you go to the fabulous bar with luscious drinks. Then you are ready for the terrific food. The service is excellent and the menu choices are varied. Everything that we are was great. Oysters are a wonderful appetizer. Then the fish or beef entrees are a delight. Desserts are fabulous as well. The whole experience is special, but the prices match. It is worth it to eat at Ostra when in Boston!

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