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Atlantic Fish Co

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Atlantic Fish, located in Boston’s Back Bay, has been serving New England’s freshest catch since 1978. The fine-dining landmark offers award-winning classics and signature dishes.
$30 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, Seafood
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a marvelous waiter and he deserves to be serving better food. Truly great service. An additional positive, the table was large even for a deuce and the chairs comfortable. And a pretty good selection of wine by the glass. The food on the...other hand is merely corporate fare. Lobster roll was meh, tasteless and with lobster cooked yesterday. The fries are better at fast food establishments, for which you might want to substitute the coleslaw which was good. Don't bother, there are much better restaurants in the area. Select Oyster Bar for one.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and great service. It was a pleasure to be at a restaurant that knows how to treat guests like they are a priority.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our waiter explained different aspects of the menu. I had 2 starters, as I find American sized portions are too big! Food was delicious and atmosphere was relaxed but up market.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 13 April 2022 via mobile

Having dined at Atlantic Fish several years ago, I was disappointed with our dinner experience this time. First the positives: Good bread, good salad, good wine. Also, our server was friendly, attentive and kind. Now the negatives: The seafood. For an iconic Boston seafood establishment,...this constitutes a total fail. The skate was small, dry, tough and had an ammonia taste. Clearly, it was not fresh. The halibut was small, tough, dry and overcooked. I just don’t understand how such a famous seafood restaurant can do such a poor job.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 9 April 2022

Four of us went here for dinner and all meals were good. The Shrimp Cocktail and Scallop appetizers were particularly tasty. The Sangria was better than all but one place I had it in Florida, which says some thing for a Massachusetts bar. The service...was equal to the food. I recommend this place for seafood.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 2 April 2022 via mobile

Excellent oysters, great vibe. Book in advance or take your chances finding a space at the bar. Lively atmosphere and really good seafood. Well worth a visit

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 31 March 2022

We don't get down to Boston very often and remembered dining at Atlantic Fish Co. The food and service didn't disappoint. Atlantic Fish Co. is just a block from The Lennox Hotel. Do make a reservation as the restaurant was full even at 6 pm.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 29 March 2022 via mobile

An enjoyable experience here. Food was good (nothing more than that though) and service excellent. Bar service excellent too. It’s a busy place with a good vibe

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 20 March 2022

I enjoyed my meal but despite very good, fresh ingredients the cooking was not as special as I'd expected given the reviews I'd read beforehand. The ambience was very good for a Saturday lunch time and the service was very attentive

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 6 March 2022

My wife and I dined at Atlantic Fish yesterday during a visit for an event in Boston. We had reservations for 4:00 PM, but our event ended early. We called the restaurant at 2:20 to see if we could change our reservation to 2:30, and...they were extremely accommodating. When we arrived, we were seated immediately in a comfortable corner booth, even though the restaurant was absolutely packed. My wife and I each had the Super-Lump Crab Cake as appetizers, followed by Lobster Bisque. The Lobster Niçoise served as my wife's entrée, and I had the Whole Mediterranean Branzino. My wife ordered wine by the glass, and I enjoyed two excellent cocktails, The Old Hudson. Our food was delicious, and our server was extremely attentive and friendly. Our overall experience was outstanding. When I read negative reviews, I can only imagine people who are either foreign to the concept of fine dining or, more likely, people who are simply riding on far too high a horse.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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12 February 2022|
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Response from DoctorM | Reviewed this property |
Expect to spend $100 per person for a nice meal and drinks at dinner. It is a crowded and lively environment in the upscale Back Bay district.
7 July 2019|
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Response from KariandKev | Reviewed this property |
We shared a salad...I don’t think it will be a problem.
27 May 2019|
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Response from Richard T | Reviewed this property |
No dress code, per say, but shirts and shoes are a must.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Atlantic Fish Co

Yes, Atlantic Fish Co offers takeaway services.

Yes, Atlantic Fish Co is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Atlantic Fish Co is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5