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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.
US$30 - US$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 yesterday via mobile

Was a walk-in ended up with bar seats for lunch. The cider mussels and mixed seafood with spicy arrabiata sauce were fantastic and highly recommended. Scallops in the pasta were perfectly cooked. Top notch service and ambience. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, bar, staff, cocktails, and food. I had the chowder, seafood fra diavolo in the arrabiata sauce and both were fantastic. Some nice heat to the sauce. Our waitress (wish I remember her name) was great. She steered us towards the Boston cream pie...for dessert and it was unforgettable. We had reservations for early dinner and the place was packed so plan accordingly.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, the service was amazing. So amazing that we surprised our server with a 50% tip! They ran out of the dessert I wanted and someone went to their sister restaurant to get it. Fabulous. Had lobster - was terrific. The clam chowder...could have been more flavorful but the chocolate covered peppermint ice cream pie blew my mind. White burgundy wine recommended by server was exactly the wine for my meal. Sat outside and it was a terrific experience.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch here as part of a week long birthday celebration. We’ve been here before and it’s always just excellent. Oysters on the half shell were wonderful. We had the fried clam appetizer with Caesar salads. Friendly bartender and great cocktails! Yum!

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant will not be missed if I go to Boston again. It was perfect: the atmosphere, the service and the food were all exceptional. I had the Branzino, it was so delicious, my only regret was I could not finish it all. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2021
Marketing Manager, Marketing at Atlantic Fish Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us! We are so pleased you had a wonderful time. Looking forward to having you back!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The quality of the food in this restaurant is excellent. The service is top notch as well. The crab cakes are out of this world! The ambience is sort of dark and clubby. It is in a very convenient location in downtown Boston. Our service...here left nothing to be desired. Good seafood is always expensive, but they somehow managed to keep the price within reason for such a delicious meal.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Marketing Manager, Marketing at Atlantic Fish Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your thoughtful review and 5-star rating. Comments like yours make our day. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you and your family again very soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, I am in Boston for a conference and this is my 4th night and the past three has featured some great food but fair to lousy service, until tonight at Atlantic Fish Co. I had some lowered expectations but they did a tremendous job....I started with Jumbo Lump Crab cocktail and then Clam Chowder followed by their awesome Lobster Roll and then finished off with their delicious Keylime pie. The service was great and the was as well, so just a great, all-around experience. I will definitely come back the next time I am in Boston, you should check it out.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Marketing Manager, Marketing at Atlantic Fish Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words and 5-star rating!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was our sixth visit to the Atlantic Fish Company and as always they did not disappoint The oysters were delicious and the grilled halibut and cod were cooked and presented perfectly. We have never had a bad meal here and the serving staff have...always been attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu. The seating is comfortable, especially the booths that seat four. We visit here every time we are in Boston and will continue to do so.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Marketing Manager, Marketing at Atlantic Fish Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great feedback. We try really hard to provide a good experience and are really happy to hear that you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 22 October 2021 via mobile

Best in town. Keep in mind not to delay your reservation. Try to be on time. Pretty crowded restaurant and high in demand. Exciting variety of sea food menu. Lovely presentation and taste is beyond thoughts. You will just love it. Ambience could have been...better.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Marketing Manager, Marketing at Atlantic Fish Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing your feedback! We hope to have you back again soon.

Reviewed 16 October 2021

This was the worst dining experience of my recent 8 night Boston and Maine trip. Definitely took a long time to get drinks after we ordered. Started with the roasted beet and goat cheese salad. It was a horrible presentation of mostly greens and instead...of slices of roasted beets they were practically raw and shredded into the greens. You could not even taste the beets only knew you had one when it crunched in your teeth. The sides served with our main dishes were room temperature not at all hot or close to warm. Our waitress never came back to see how our dinner was so we had to flag down another server. They sent over a manager who asked if we wanted new dishes. 20 minutes went by with no food, no apology, no offer of a glass of wine or cocktail while we waited. Our waitress passed our table 4-5 times never once saying a word to us! I asked her why and she said “ my manager said she’s taking care of it” Terrible service!! The manager asked if I wanted sauce with my swordfish which the waitress never asked. The swordfish was dry, fishy and a very small portion for the price. Manager said it’s a 5 oz portion? Maybe that’s OK for lunch but I would expect a larger portion for $37 at dinner. When 3/4 of the plate is mashed potatoes and spinach something is not right! My husband’s crab topped haddock was also over cooked. We live in Florida and go to Abe and Louie’s in Boca all the time and expected the same high quality food and service here. Not even close! It was a huge disappointment with respect to both food and service!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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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.
4 October 2018|
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Response from Carmen A | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. I venture to say yes, but call them in any event, to make a reservation. They are always full!
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Atlantic Fish Co is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5