Boulevard Seafood Company
An open kitchen is the focal point of the 70-seat restaurant, which features a 6-seat counter for our Chef's Table experience. To the rear is our casually appointed dining room, where we offer an array of daily lunch and dinner blackboard specials featuring the freshest seafood in the area.
Start with a fun selection from our "Mocktail" list that can be "spirited" with anything you'd like to bring! We are a BYOB so feel free to also bring your favorite beer and wine while letting our well-trained staff manage the rest!
$2 featured oysters all night long! Special oyster appetizers and $1 clams.
Crispy Fresh Calamari
ancho chili aioli | spicy marinara
Always a great meal. Had the crab and avocado cannelloni to start followed by the delicious swordfish special! No matter what I order, it’s always delicious and very fairly priced.
excellent food, wait staff was attentive to our needs. Only negative was the time between courses
Food was exceptional. Our server, Libby, was great. We look forward to our next visit.
First 5 star reviews are reserved for truly exceptional restaurants. That being said this was a delightful experience. The room was pleasant, menu items were varied. The wait staff offered recommendations and personal experiences that I found helpful This is a BYOB so be prepared. The waiter suggested a place a few doors down and even offered to walks us down there if needed. My wife ordered the salmon and thoroughly enjoyed it, I had the seared Tuna. Both presented well and prepared as ordered, not always the case in other seafood places. The room was a bit on the loud side but that may have been the table of 6 nearby celebrating something that we could not determine through the screeching. We will visit the location again, there is a menu to explore that based on first experiences is worthy of further exploration.
Chef was irate and yelling at his staff. We were the only people in the restaurant and I would have said something except he seemed overly upset.
Food and service excellent. A bit tight on space, but worth it
The salads and entrees were excellent, every ingredient is very fresh and of the highest quality. Our waitress was attentive, yet not overly so. We enjoy dining here, expect a very good experience, and they deliver.
Boulevard Seafood never disappoints. Fabulous meal, as always.
Always a good choice. The food is always good and the atmosphere is casual, like a sports bar without the televisions. Love the high tables.
Went to give this place a 2nd try after years of swearing to never go back after the 1st bad experience. But we went to give it another try. Unfortunately it was exactly what we remembered it to be, I think the workers can forget the quality of service goes a long way and even better when the food isn't great. I would go to a place with mediocre food any day if the service was exceptional. Between sitting right by the entry on a freezing night, a wobbly high chair, the server never reading the specials to us even though we mentioned the slim pickings on the standard menu. We couldn't see the board of specials from where they sat us. Then to top it off, waited 30mins for 2 entrees, the app come out in 3mins. I mentioned it to the server and he said it was coming out now and disappears for 15mins.... one of which was a popular dish he said so should have been ready to go. The food was bland and honestly the worst part was not one apology for the delay from the server or front manager that night. Lastly, I would mention if the delay was acceptable because it was super busy but it wasn't.
The quality of the food has seemed to decline vs. a year or two ago. Calamari was not as tender and coating was not as crisp as previously. Filet mignon was a bit stringy and accompanying potato cake was mushy.
Always good food. However, It’s gotten very dysfunctional. Needs someone to be the daily manager with authority. It’s at that stage when it will continue to succeed or quickly crash and burn. Lastly, needs an update on some of the food. Don’t get me wrong, it’s all good, but after a few years, it needs an update.
We’ve been there several times and always an excellent evening. Food was great. During the experience a waiter dropped an aoili ramkin which splattered all over the floor on to my new sweater and pants. It was an accident but diminished the experience. Our waitress later advised that management would like to buy dessert. We agreed and when we got bill we noticed four desserts. When questioned the dessert was only for me. Perhaps if the hostess or manager came over and did the usual thing when the experience was affected they may have agreed to four desserts. The waitress could have been clearer. Nonetheless not the best time there. It’s still one of the best seafood restaurants in area just an accident.
Our food was excellent as usual! Our group shared a variety of oysters, had salmon, corn chowder and tacos (shrimp and cod, but there are other choices). The entrees were super delicious & visually appealing. The atmosphere is relaxed, and the servers are attentive. Our only complaint was the dessert: espresso creme brulee was dense and not custardy and had no espresso flavor at all. At a previous visit, the cookie dessert was not very good either. Poor desserts will not keep us from returning, but we will remember not to order dessert in the future.
Seafood Boulevard is one of the most consistent performing restaurants in Somerville! I love how clean the kitches is and to watch the chef preparing my food when I sit at the counter. I am a regular and the quality of the food, service, and preparation are top notch!
First time here but I will definitely be back. Seafood was fresh, great ambiance and very good service. Really enjoyed my dinner at Boulevard.
Most of the food was very tasty, but one of the dishes was served with a side salad that had a very interesting dressing that was not described on the menu and it ruined the whole taste of the dish. The brunch menu is quite limited, but they were accommodating and did make a salad from the lunch menu. Service was fine, but the food came out very, very slowly - with 2 appetizers and 3 mains, we were there for well over 2 hours!
Once I relaxed following an initial encounter with a very abrupt hostess, the dinner could not have gone better. Our waitress was friendly, knowledgeable, and patient. We never felt rushed.
Oysters were clean and cold and priced fairly.
Seafood Risotto was outstanding.
Reminds me of a narrow cafeteria, but if you want great seafood at a fair price, and a BYO, this is the place.
Hard to imagine that I am the first to comment on the abrupt hostess however.
Best fish/seafood around!
Food was absolutely delicious. Best fish I have eaten in a long time.
Just love the place.
Our favorite place in Somerville.
Food is outstanding.
This is about the third or fourth time I have had the pleasure of dining here and I must say that the food is ALWAYS outstanding - fresh and delicious! Don’t forget that it is a byob ( I did yet again ) but there is a wine store just across the street. The staff -not our waitress - brought out our main entree while we were still eating our appetizers, but other than that gaffe the service was just fine. I highly recommend going here and trying whatever special thats “on” for the evening. You won’t be disappointed! Bon Apetit!
The BEST food!!!
From appetizers to salads to soup to entrees, everything was beautifully prepared and delicious! Waitstaff was attentive, too. Can’t wait to return again!
We had an excellent meal. The waiter John recommended a few items and they were delicious. Service was outstanding and good came out timely and perfect temperature. The tacos are amazing!!
Never disappointed! This is our go to restaurant. A must if you’re in Somerville or traveling through. The staff is wonderful and friendly. The seafood is fresh and always delicious. My husband and I go every few weeks.
Excellent meal! Had the shrimp and corn chowder and fish and chips ! Date had the steamed clams and fish and chips ! Fish was fresh and perfectly cooked ! Looking forward to returning for the fish tacos !
The food was delicious and fresh! I had the swordfish special and it was really good. My friend had the lump crab w avocado n mango salsa. It’s a BYOB which is nice. We didn’t have dessert but it looked great.
Our server John was very attentive and so friendly. We will definitely be back soon.
Never dissatisfied. Always a great meal and service.
We were going to be in the area and saw this place on OpenTable. Decided to give it a try. We were pleasantly surprised. We came a little early, so not too crowded. Hostess sat us immediately. Very sweet. Server gave us a couple of minutes to settle before approaching. Appreciated. Server was able to help us with our questions and making menu choices when have difficulty deciding. We went with the spicy tuna roll which was an interesting a delicious twist on the Japanese roll. Then we had the shrimp tacos and seafood salad. Delicious and filling. And one of the best features of this establishment is that it is BYOB!
Very enjoyable New Years Eve dinner. Food and service were very good . One of our favorite places. Always busy.
The swordfish and shrimp dish was well-prepared and flavorful. The fish and chips were excellent. The service was pleasant and responsive. The place has a nice buzz and the people around our table were all having a good time. We will be back.
We were warmly greeted when we entered the restaurant and the serving staff was attentive throughout the meal. We started with calamari, which was fresh and lightly breaded, and oysters. All three meals were well prepared. The seafood risotto was creamy and contained enough variety of seafood to satisfy. The crab cakes were savory and paired perfectly with the sweet corn succotash. The fish special was a delicious selection. After a filling meal we shared a generously sized espresso creme brulee. We will definitely be back when we visit Somerville.
Wonderful specials, delicious menu, fun place to celebrate and be together with family and friends
This is my second time at this restaurant & I was totally please with my dinner again. Our waiter remembered that we were here before & that my husband ordered the same entree & that was more than a month ago. I higher recommend Boulevard Seafood.
Food was excellent Fourth visit always fresh seafood Will go back again
Excellent meal and service!
My wife’s birthday is December 27 and every year for the last three to four years I made reservations for noon. It so enjoyable ever year because the Restsurant is quiet and mostly all to ourselves. We start with oysters and bottle of white. The noon menu is different every year, which is great to try something new each time.
This year I actually thought that I should try something new but, it was a pleasant surprised to see the fare was different. And both my wife agreed that this OUR place for the 27th, every year..!!
All food prepared fabulous great selection great fish nice staff always go back frequently!!!
Food is always excellent, and the service is attentive and friendly. No liquor license means you need to think ahead.
Boulevard Seafood Company offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 722-3300.
Boulevard Seafood Company is rated 4.5 stars by 833 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.