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“Amazing seafood amazing service”
Review of Ostra

Ostra
Ranked #8 of 3,448 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Went to Ostra pre theater and had a wonderful dinner. The octopus dish with lemon and raw onion was heavenly and the wine selection was perfect. A little gem in downtown Boston!

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Amazing fish. Exceptionally fresh. Great advice from our server who explained options that we were considering. Found a nice wine for us. Decor very upscale and not noisy.
Really enjoyed the fresh pea salad. The octopus was cooked perfectly. I was looking forward to branzino with a crispy skin but not served that way for one person. Server suggested the Bream that is grilled in leaves that are deliciously slightly bitter and crispy. Really enjoyed.
But the dessert- the egg one- meringue outside with soft lemon cream inside and basil that should not have gone but was delightfully fresh. Also had the warm chocolate cake - you can’t go wrong with warm chocolate...

1  Thank Jennifer H
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Everything was delicious although the place is a bit on the loud side and maybe a tad pretentious. Clearly popular.

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

beautiful space and table settings - fantastic grilled octopus and whole fish - good wine selection excellent service - if you're a martini fan don't miss the raw oyster martini!

Thank roboscout
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

We got a tip at the hotel to visit Ostra, and we where not disappointed.
First of all; The food is really good. Nicely presented in a creative way. The wine-list is extensive with both American and a nice selection of European wines as well.
The restaurant is rather noisy with a modern interior. Service is professional. We experienced that the waitress gave a somewhat wrong information on wines, but she compensated with free dessert and a glass of alternative wine.

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Thank Øyvind M
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