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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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Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 Charles St S, Boston, MA 02116-5447
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by the Marriott Concierge; along with the glowing reviews on TA. What a disappointment. Seating is very cramped, booths are shared by parties of two, and tables way too close for any private conversation. Even the waitstaff had difficulty walking around...More

Thank Greg N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fabulous business dinner there. Great setting - airy and high ceilings, open kitchen and buzzy atmosphere without being overwhelming. The food is top notch - I especially loved the oysters and not being normally an oyster fan that is high praise! The fresh...More

Thank soha5017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Inviting, coastal themed atmosphere with outstanding service. Menu has extensive seafood choices and something for everyone. Salads, calamari were perfect. Meals are presented artistically and the sea food was fresh and tasty with imaginative accompaniments. Salmon, Seabass and red snapper were all fresh and tasty....More

1  Thank nancy p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely evening at Ostra, not a special occasion, but this is definitely a great place to celebrate, even if it's just celebrating a Thursday evening! There was a cappellacci special starter which we asked to share - the chef split it onto...More

Thank lexmiller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The space is large (high ceilings), but the arrangement of tables gives it a more intimate feel. The specialty here is seafood (ostra - oysters), and you are greeted at the entrance by a display case featuring several types of whole fish. A long open...More

Thank putnik123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ostra has everything you want in a restaurant, good service, comfortable spacious tables, a beautiful designed space with open kitchen and fresh fish displayed like a fish market. It is quickly evident that the management behind Ostra is experienced and shows on all level of...More

1  Thank Luciano M
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

This place is very special. We don’t get out much (ever) with anew baby at home- so this place was just perfect for a night out! The hostess was friendly & the service was great. We Loved everything we ordered. Yum yum yum. Filet mignon...More

1  Thank Erin B
Reviewed 8 January 2018

This restaurant is about as close to Michelin Star quality that you can get in Boston...WOW. The ambiance was very first-class, complete with appropriate music and wonderful decor. Our server was exceptionally knowledgeable about the menus, and helped us all pick from amongst the various...More

Thank Ashton S
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statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
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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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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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