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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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Open Now
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 Charles St S, Boston, MA 02116-5447
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So many choices in Boston for a special dinner. We ended up here on a whim from a recommendation from the concierge at our hotel. Everything was amazing and the restaurant is beautiful, even the tableware is pretty. Our group had yellowfin tuna tartare, king...More

Thank dunn99
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Reservation is needed for this upscale restaurant. Friendly staff, excellent food and ambiance. Excellent restaurant for business dinners.

Thank Pierre J
Reviewed 2 days ago

Service is first class, the staff works very well together. The oyster shucker is really first rate! I’d define this as a special occasions place due to the prices, but you get what you pay for! It’s really a seafood place but one of our...More

Thank Stuman10
Reviewed 3 days ago

First time at this well rated restaurant and felt it was a Boston version of Le Berdardine. The preparation of our dishes were excellent, with the exception of the portions being too generous, but then easily sharable with our close friends. The wine list extensive...More

Thank tremm298
Reviewed 6 days ago

Dining at Ostra is a first class experience before you’re even seated. Wondering how long we would have to wait for an Uber car pick up from our hotel on a rainy night, I discovered that the restaurant offers car service. The interior space is...More

Thank tasteful_10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing dinner at Ostra. It was a bit pricey, but worth it. I had the 8 oz filet and shared the grilled corn and parmesan truffle fries with my boyfriend. Everything was delicious. For mainly being a seafood restaurant, they cooked the...More

Thank Akira S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything from the second. You walk in the door is exquisite. Truly some of the best seafood I have eaten outside of my home state of Florida. Fresh and creative cusine. Fantastic experience

1  Thank G6Ranch
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had dinner at Ostra last night. Based on the reviews as the #1 rated high end restaurant in Boston I was looking forward to a unique experience. The service was 'good', the food was 'good', and the drinks were 'good'....but just...More

Thank Matthew F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The chefs preparation of the food at this restaurant was very delicious and the service was excellent. My only small complaint it was quite the wild in the restaurant and I had to be moved to a different area with my business Clients. I will...More

Thank twomenwithtrumpets
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came after a long flight and long day of shopping, and just wanted to chill and dine somewhere nice but also close to the hotel. I was rather lucky to get a table without reservation. The ambience's really nice - stylish but cosy, and...More

1  Thank Carman Y
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through
one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston
Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling
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
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
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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, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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