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Ostra

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
RATINGS
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Service
Value
Atmosphere

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

Location and contact

Menu

TODAY'S SHELLFISH
All Accompanied with House Made Horseradish Cocktail, Lemon, Sparkling Mignonette, Tabasco. Pricing includes 6 oysters
6 for24.0
Kusshi*
Stellar Bay, British Columbia
6 for22.0
Pemaquid*
Damariscotta River, Maine
6 for22.0
Powder Point Petites*
Duxbury Bay, Massachusetts
6 for19.0
Little Neck Clams*
Mattawoman Creek, Virgina
RAW
$23.0
Faroe Island Salmon Tartare*
Smoked to Order, Lemon, Scallion, Shallot, Caviar, House Brioche
$21.0
Hamachi*
Citrus, Aiji Aioli, Cilantro, Jalapeno Oil, Mexican Chiltepin Pepper
$22.0
Yellowfin Tuna Tartare*
Yuzu, Ginger, Soy, Cilantro, Honshimeji Mushrooms, Sesame Toast
$23.0
Sea Bass Tartare*
Black Burgundy Truffle Carpaccio, Fennel Pollen Crostini
$20.0
Cobia*
Lime & Chardonnay Vinaigrette, Pickled Serrano, Bell Peppers, Espelette Aioli
$70.0
Siberian Reserve Osetra Caviar*
House Brioche, Buckwheat Blinis, Classic Accompaniments
$120.0
Supreme White Sturgeon Osetra Caviar*
House Brioche, Buckwheat Blinis, Classic Accompaniments
$155.0
Beluga Hybrid Osetra Caviar*
House Brioche, Buckwheat Blinis, Classic Accompaniments
$170.0
Golden Osetra Caviar*
House Brioche, Buckwheat Blinis, Classic Accompaniments
COOKED & CHILLED
$25.0
U-10 Shrimp*
5 Pieces, House-Made Horseradish Cocktail
$30.0
Alaskan King Crab*
Dijionaise, Lemon & Crème Fraiche
FIRST COURSES
$17.0
Crisp Snow Pea
Radish, Sunflower Sprouts, Carrot, Hearts of Palm, Parmesan, Zucchini, Aged Sherry Vinaigrette
$17.0
Belgian Endive
Tangerine & White Balsamic Vinaigrette Satsuma Marmalade, Navel Crisps
$16.0
Small Leaf Heirloom Kale
Caesar Dressed, Pumpernickel Croutons, Parmesan
$17.0
Corner Stalk Farm Lettuce
Shy Brothers Farm Cloumage, Aged Chardonnay Vinaigrette, Pecorino
$25.0
Prime Sirloin Carpaccio*
Wild & Exotic Mushrooms, Black Truffles, Parmesan
$29.0
Spain's Jamón Ibérico*
Manchego, Quince, Black Mission Fig
$19.0
New England Coastal Fish Soup
Saffron Rouille, Ciabatta
$25.0
Grilled Spanish Octopus
Lemon, Olive Oil, Crispy Salt Capers, Raw Sweet Vidalias
$18.0
Crisp Calamari Rhode Island Style
Spicy Bouillabaisse Brodo, Garlic Aioli
$22.0
Crisp Native Oysters
Cornichon Remoulade, Spicy Aji Aioli
ENTREES
$41.0
Roasted Local Monkfish "Sadde"
Foraged & Exotic Mushrooms Ragout, Fine Herbs, Shallots & Garlic
$43.0
Grilled Sea Bream in Trevisano Leaf
Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Lemon, Snipped Herbs, Seasonal Accompaniments
$40.0
Grilled Faroe Island Salmon
Black & Pink Pepper Crust, White Yam Puree, Kabocha Squash Brodo
$42.0
Pan Seared Native Sea Scallops
Salsify, Mandarin, Roasted Chestnut Gremolata
$92.0
Salt Crusted Branzino
Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Lemon, Snipped Herbs, Seasonal Accompaniments (for two). Please Allow 40 minutes
$49.0
Paella Valenciana Style
Spain's Bomba Rice, Saffron, Maine Lobster, Shrimp, Mussels, Clams, Octopus, Squid, Drumette Confit, Chorizo
$77.0
Broiled Maine Lobster
3 lbs, Roasted Cauliflower, Baby Carrots, Romanesco, Herbed Butter Sauce
$33.0
Roasted Cornish Game Hen
Market Vegetables, Pommes Purèe, Natural Pan Jus
$36.0
Grilled Arctic Char
Lemon, Garlic & Herb Baste, Roasted Potatoes, Vidalia Onion, Delicata, Shiitake
$35.0
Grilled Silk Snapper
Lemon, Garlic & Herb Baste, Roasted Potatoes, Vidalia Onion, Delicata, Shiitake
SIDE DISHES
$13.0
Truffle-Parmesan Fries
$10.0
Shishito Peppers, Sea Salt
$6.0
Pommes Puree
$9.0
Leafy Greens, Currants & Garlic
$17.0
Exotic Mushrooms, Shallots & Thyme
$10.0
Broccolini, Pine Nuts, Chilies**
$12.0
Roasted Winter Vegetables
About
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
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Seafood
FEATURES
Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We dined at Ostra for the first time and were delighted by the food and service. The grilled octopus was the most tender and flavorful I have had outside of Italy. For our entrees we had lobster, paella and a pasta (I forget which) and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Piocaesare
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Absolutely perfect in every way — food, service, and atmosphere. My fiancé and I shared several dishes, and they brought them out split and plated beautifully. Well done, Ostra.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank evanmsc
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were overwhelmed the minute we entered the restaurant. The vibes were incredible the selection of seafood was wonderful & all cooked to perfection. The diners were dressed men wore jackets the lady's were dressed to the hilt .I felt I was dining in Boston...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank _mburt12
Reviewed 6 days ago

Ostra is one of the finest restaurants in Boston with outstanding food and attentive staff. Their seafood is among the best in the city. They also have excellent cocktails and a very nice wine list. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 916scottp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had a lovely dinner at Ostra. We had delicious grilled Spanish Octopus as a starter. For entrees, the sea bream and grilled red snapper are to die for! Excellent ambience, great service and wonderful presentation. Will come back again! 😊

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank taleeboo2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous restaurant! We were visiting and wanted great fish for dinner and it was. The venue is serene and lovely with high ceilings and a very open feel. Staff is highly professional and our server was warm and helpful. I started with a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 795amyr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So met a Business partner there; very nice place....Ordered the calamari which was good, due to diet restrictions I did not try the Shrimp Cocktail but they were large pieces of shrimp and I believe there were 6 and customer said it was good....2 people...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there for dinner after a long day of difficult business travel. Just a super experience. The food was out of this world. I had the salmon for entree and easily the best I've ever had. You can't go wrong with ANY of the desserts....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank brydea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oysters ... okay, could have been colder Shishito peppers very tender, flavorful Ricotta Gnocchetti (lobster) was awesome! Paella was disappointing, flavorful but not crusty, arrived earlier than anticipated , not crusty on the bottom , seafood & duck slightly overdone . Service was impeccable! Would...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank pate376
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the relaxed yet refined nature of Ostra’s piano lounge. Live music nightly is excellent. The food and service cannot be beat. Salt Crust Bronzino is not to be missed. Octopus appetizer along with all crudos are excellent. Salmon typically is one of my favorite...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AlexBost0n
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Yes. Three minutes or less.
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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!
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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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