Grilled Spanish Octopus
Lemon, Olive Oil, Crispy Salt Capers, Raw Sweet Vidalias
Paella "Valenciana Style"
Spain's Bomba Rice, Saffron, Maine Lobster, Shrimp, Mussels, Clams, Octopus, Squid, Drumette Confit, Chorizo
Sea Bass Tartare*
Black Truffle Carpaccio, Fennel Pollen Crostini
A little noisy, would have preferred more separation between tables. That said the food was fabulous!!
The octopus was over the top! Had the monkfish for main course and it was “perfection “!!!!! Sat at the bar and the bartenders were professional and extremely attentive and friendly. Definitely would go back again
Food and service were good but the meal wasn’t anything outstanding.
The food was very good and differnet offerings. Enjoyed some nice glasses of wine with our dinner. Great service, did not feel rushed at all.
first dinner out since covid began (last dinner was at Ostra as well, the Friday in March 2020 when the state closed down.
staff were accommodating and friendly and acknowledged our concerns about how busy the bar was, where we had reserved seats for dinner, and seated us in the lounge in a perfectly socially distanced spot.
bream and paella were our main courses. the fish was cooked, seasoned and de-boned perfectly. the paella had a great bed of crispy rice, as paella should but rarely does in most reataurants, and each protein addition (lobster tail, head-on prawns, little necks, mussels, chicken, linguica and duck leg) was cooked as the should be, moist tender and succulent.
a wonderful experience!
The restaurant ambiance was wonderful. Clean and classy as you would expect for a high class dining room. The staff was wonderful and attentive. Chris our server was absolutely amazing and made sure that we were very well taken care of and explained all the dishes in great detail. We could tell by his attention to detail and attitude that he is very passionate about his job. Every plate that came out was wonderfully presented and was just as tasteful. By the end of the evening we were so full and satisfied.
Overall, this is one of the best places that we’ve been in Boston if you’re looking for classy seafood with amazing service. Highly recommended.
Amazing food and service. Really worth it!
The salt crusted branzino was a good size but after they cleaned the bones, the portion became very small. Too expensive for what we got.
The best meal so far! Service was amazing food was heavenly. The special birthday treat made it perfect
server made us feel rushed and we felt a lack of hospitality .
Everything was superb. Our hostess experience could have been better as it was a little “cold” and unwelcoming. Everything else was so superb .
seriously one of my most favorite meals i have had here in boston (and i’ve lived here for 4 years now). our waitress, katherine, was nothing short of stellar. we ordered everything at once and she brought it out in courses, well-timed out. after the oysters/other appetizers they brought us hot towels to warm/clean our hands (such a lovely touch). i cannot recommend this place enough—it is a must for dinner!!! incredible ambiance, super friendly staff who truly seem like they want to give you the best experience, and the most flavorful and delicious food. this restaurant goes to the top of my list !
WOW! what a perfect place to have a fine dinner. We were treated like royalty, the food was superb and it was the ideal spot to celebrate a special event. The wine selected by the staff was a wonderful complement to our dinner selections and we loved the elegant atmosphere. Thank you so much!
One of the most wonderful meals Ive ever had. The service was excellent. The decor and vibe was fantastic. The food was out of this world. New favorite treat.
4 appetizers and a bottle of wine served us well. Excellent ingredients coupled with creativity!
Grilled Octopus and Gnocchi were amazing. Paella was excellent
Food and wine fabulous. Not cheap but worth the money.
Perfectly prepared dishes , excellent wine list .
A must if you like seafood .
Raw oysters were delicious. Snap pea salad had no flavor, could have eaten paper with more flavor. Yes that bad! Do not order the King crab legs appetizer, it was very soggy. Very disappointing with such high prices. The lobster with mushrooms was very good along with the octopus but these did not make up for the other indescript foods. Very disappointing.
Great experience at ostra!! Food and service was fantastic
Everything was exquisite at Ostra
Would repeat without question.
Simply order the life changing grilled octopus - amazing.
Incredible food in an upscale environment with perfect service
Fabulous, as usual. A welcoming staff, wonderful ambience, impeccable service and fresh, delicious seafood. It doesn’t get much better.
It was surprising that our entrees took so long even though we has an early , 5:30 reservation and it wasn’T busy at that time.
We ordered Paella and it was only edible meaning the sauce was not delicious. Everything was overcooked and chewy, mussels were not cleaned properly. Oysters were good, monkfish was okay. Cooked and chilled crab was good. It is definitely was overpriced, there are way better seafood restaurants in Boston.
Simply the best dinning in the city!!! Service is A+++. The food / service / ambiance is easily as good as Michelin Star rated restaurants in NYC. It’s time Ostra gets their star!!!!
Came to visit my daughter in Boston .. great dinner and service.
Service and good are always excellent and exceeds all else!
Excellent service. We loved the Sea Bass tartare. Great drinks.
Simply fantastic Food. The Faroe Island Salmon was beyond excellent. The Shishito peppers, Fries were great compliments. The Hamchi Crudo, and Oysters were great.
Fine dinning at its best. Great food and excellent wine choices.
Had dinner with my husband after we dropped off our son at university. It was a celebration of sorts. The food and atmosphere were beautiful And the service was great. Highly recommend for seafood- but quite pricey, I think the food was worth the cost, but certainly a special occasion event.
Best oysters both raw and fried. Warm chocolate torte... wow SO good!!