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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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“branzino” (84 reviews)
“gnocchetti” (33 reviews)
“seafood” (136 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 Charles St S, Boston, MA 02116-5447
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Ostra is hype worthy and worth every expensive penny, after having a fantastic nearly 3 hr dinner, I can confirm it! The seafood is fresh and cooked perfectly, nothing was dry or overcooked, especially loved the branzino.

Thank CherM34
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We started our experience with lobster gnocchi and sea bass tartare. They were incredible; the lobster gnocchi was my favorite. My husband got scallops that were so sweet and cooked perfectly. I got the filet mignon. It was also cooked perfectly. For dessert, I highly...More

Thank travelmomteacherwife
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful mediterranean seafood restaurant in the heart of the theatre district is top notch in a city where seafood is a Bostonian tradition. From the host to the wait staff everything was super. The wine list, the whole branzino (fish) plus. overall I will...More

Thank oscardguerrero
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Honestly this is in the top 2-3 meals I've ever had and I've eaten in many restaurants in NYC, Paris London, etc. I chose this for a special anniversary dinner expecting it to be good. Calling several days in advance I was still only able...More

1  Thank Karen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exhausted after a long day at a conference, we almost literally tripped over Ostra in the evening. From eating being a chore of the tired, it rapidly became a real pleasure: some of the best prepared seafood I've ever eaten (Sea Bream done to perfection),...More

Thank technomague
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ostra is a type of restaurant where it is top notch for everything. From the time you walk in to the time you walk out. The decor, the staff and the fine cruisine. If your looking to impress or your looking to have a meal...More

Thank lindabV5468RV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

4 of us went to Ostra prior to attending a Janus Joplin musical at the Wilbur. Once again the dinner was spectacular. The octopus was cooked to perfection, very tender. The scallops were sweet and not overcooked. And the Paella, as usual, was the BEST...More

Thank 669Joseph_P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a pleasant surprise to find this relatively new swank seafood restaurant with tremendous service. The salt crusted branzino was a terrific signature dish and the setting was perfect for a romantic dinner or a business get together. It was lively with high ceilings and...More

Thank AmanJunkieBoston
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Fantastic experience. Food, service, ambiance all top notch. Our server, Erica, was unbelievably attentive but subtle. The food is out of this world. You will not be disappointed. Dave and Peg

Thank David L
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Dinner for 10 with work colleagues. Whist a predominantly fish based menu it did provide other options. However if you do like fish then this is the place. Super options and service with a wine list to match. Not inexpensive.

Thank Tipptrader
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7 October 2016|
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Response from bigBlue78 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Three minutes or less.
20 July 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!
19 May 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
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-421-1200
  • E-mail
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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