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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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Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 Charles St S, Boston, MA 02116-5447
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a place for an expensive dinner. Food was very good, for example, the paella. But not the best I’ve eaten, and it gave me the impression that the rice and seafood were cooked in different pans. I’ve been to several restaurants in Boston...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Marcos S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Comfortable, well-appointed restaurant with very good seafood. Sound level was moderate. I enjoyed the seafood pasta and the crudo dishes. Service was very good, and it was a good pre-theatre dinner.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dgourmac
Reviewed 3 days ago

The service was great the atmosphere was current the fish was amazing and a great wine list, and the desserts over the top

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rlbelvedere
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was good !! The food was good also . Definitely would go back again Gghdhhfjugfggggvggggvvxxxcvmnkkklllknvfdfhggggreeswdfgghvfg....

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Voyage59908247905
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant has a sort of timeless elegance to it and has great staff- attentive and friendly. Very efficient. Menu has many different sea food and fish dishes- snow crab was wonderful. Sea bass cooked to perfection. Fish cooked and presented at its best here- not...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kingpaul100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This contemporary restaurant in decor is warm and friendly to its guests. The service is first rate by personnel who know the menu, are quick to share their knowledge and then do whatever is necessary to provide an wonderful dining experience. The service is only...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ugyved
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived late due to traffic only to find I had made the reservation for the wrong night. They were very gracious and seated us in the bar area ever we had excellent service and outstanding food in time to take our seats at the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank momoboys_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jenweyler
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ndaless
Reviewed 5 weeks 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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CathGo20
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, 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
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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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