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1 Charles St S, Boston, MA 02116-5447
+1 617-421-1200
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 yesterday

I needed a last minute reservation before going out to a show, and was lucky enough to find a table available on a Saturday with 2 hours notice... I had NO idea how posh and splendid the restaurant was, I just knew it was close...More

Thank jenweyler
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were overwhelmed at how fantastic the service was. Each server was extremely welcoming. We started with salads, each fresh ingredients. For the main course we had the halibut and the red grouper. Delicious! The bread was freshly made and warm to the touch. We...More

Thank ndaless
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a delightful dinner at Ostra with 5 of us. There were a few small service glitches or I would give 5 stars - one meal and separately one drink arriving quite a bit later than the others. Given that is a pricey meal,...More

Thank CathGo20
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ostra's ambiance is totally luxurious. The food is superb. Perfect for the big date or the important business meeting. Bring a bucket of money.

Thank Thorlove
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ostra is a beautiful restaurant with wonderful food but the prices are too high for some of the appetizers and desserts. I would also mention that our table was not ready, no one asked to check our coats and the busboys should be told not...More

1  Thank JUNEP5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Meals were outstanding. We had a party of 4, and shared all of the dishes. Sea bass tartare was incredible, tun tartare had too much ponzu sauce but still good. Our favorite first dishes were the gnocchetii and octopus. So good. Also had the seafood...More

Thank Derek B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The flavours and perfectly cooked fish made for a fantastic celebratory evening with a friend. The wild mushrooms with the monkfish were delicious in their creamy sauce. The beet salad appetizer was creative and seasonal. The lemon dessert good, but not over the top fantastic....More

1  Thank Zinfidele01
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ostra is one of my favorite restaurants in Boston; however the restaurant raised its prices for food and beverages significantly so that there now exists poor value. Service is very good; although you would think that at a place which costs approximately $100 per person...More

1  Thank MarcoPro2050
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

food served very hot and plentiful. A soup starter was refreshing and I very much enjoyed the paella which was exceedingly plentiful and tasty. It was varied in flavour. A little surprised with $11 for a small bottle of water but whatever. Regretfully I was...More

Thank Napata102
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Normally we are satisfied with he restaurants that are listed high on the TripAdvisor rankings but this restaurant blew it away. From the host and hostess to the atmosphere, everything was right. Our waiter Mike was incredible. Since we had an early reservation it had...More

Thank robweb13
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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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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