Atlantic Fish

4.7
7950 reviews
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Atlantic Fish has been a favorite of both locals and tourists alike, offering classics like award-winning New England Clam Chowder and Maine Lobster to more adventurous items such as our signature New England Lobster Feast ( 2 lb. Steamed lobster served with clam chowder, mussels, steamers, corn on the cob, and new potatoes). The understated and timeless decor of the restaurant immediately draws the attention of those who enter. The dining room reminds one of a classic cruising vessel, complete with detailed woodwork and murals reflecting the spirit of the sea. Tailored to intimate dining with cozy booths throughout.
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HA
New England
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice but loud.

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EL
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh Seafood. Our waiter was the best! Wonderful food, wonderful time. Couldn't be better. My daughter said she found her new favorite restaurant. We will be back...many times over!!! :) <3

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really outstanding. Server jay and sommelier Elena are fantasti! What a great evening!!!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing service! We will definitely head back to Atlantic fish. Amazing wine selection and the sommelier (wine specialist) was very knowledgeable and gave great stories!

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CB
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal and service.

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AS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. It’s not crazy expensive and the service is always great! It definitely represents New England seafood very well. Always fresh !

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Lobster roll was horrible. Drinks weren’t good. We will not be coming back.

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ED
New England
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Just an amazing experience every time we go! So happy we got the cuttlefish! Key lime pie was fantastic!

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious chowder, scallops were perfectly done and "the best fish and chips I've ever had" according to my girlfriend. The Boston creme pie dessert was amazing as well. Lovely ambience and the service was really prompt and professional, though the server was not what I would exceptionally warm (a very minor quibble). Overall a great experience. We'll be back!

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m
New England
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We are never disappointed at Atlantic Fish. We have been here a half dozen times when we are in Boston and want fish and the food is always very good. I had the crab-crusted halibut and my husband had the sea bass as well as lobster bisque. Both were excellent. The bread is good here, too.

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New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Morgan was the best server we have ever had! She was pleasant and knowledgeable. The food was fantastic and it was a memorable Valentines dinner!

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V
New England
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this chain. Excellent food that is well prepared. Delicious. A favorite place to celebrate.

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DP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's tough to get a reservation for a Boston restaurant with such great reviews, so I was thrilled when it worked out. My expectations were high and I wasn't disappointed. My friend and I both had the marinated swordfish, which was incredibly tender and flavorful. I also appreciated the fact that cocktail options were creative, not overly sweet, and ample in size. For such a large, busy restaurant the service was excellent; we were allowed to linger over our dinner for more than two hours without being rushed, yet when we needed our server he wasn't far away. Plus, the ambiance in the dining room was good. I don't know how Atlantic Fish manages to offer such a pleasant dining experience with the huge volume of people coming through the door, but the restaurant is clearly well-run and the owners understand the importance of hiring an excellent staff.

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MB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic at this restaurant - the service, the food, everything! The oysters and the Boston Cream Pie were my favourite but all of it was amazing. I can't wait to go back!

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KS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing as always. The individual server we had was attentive. Our only issue was that we had to wait nearly 30 minutes to get a table that we had reserved for at 9 PM. That would’ve gone down easier with a free round of drinks or appetizers.

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JW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We absolutely love Atlantic Fish! it is our Go-To favorite restaurant! That said, it never ceases to amaze me that in an almost empty dinning room, the hostess would seat our party right next to the only other table in the dinning room that is occupied. There were literally two tables with parties at them in the whole dinning room. Why not spread people out so they are not overhearing each other's conversations? Other than that, our dinning experience was fantastic!

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Aweful waiter Andrei. Was completely forgotten and thought it may have been because our reservation was through open table. Was next to hostess stand.

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AR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

A rare dud at lunch for Atlantic Fish: the lobster was way overcooked, the Fra Diavolo sauce was tasteless, and the grilled fish was also overdone! Not sure what happened this time.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing service was amazing best meal in Boston so far

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent service! Food was delicious. Only negative was the dining room was too crowded between tables. There was no room to walk around and my chair was bumped by the next table trying to get up.

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K
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The restaurant is cozy but VERY loud. I also was not pleased with sitting next to the kitchen which has all the activity of a busy airport. The food is very good and the portion sizes are more than ample. I wish the service had been a little more attentive, my boyfriend sat with an empty glass for some time although the service was quite pleasant. I would recommend because the lobster roll was amazing and the Boston cream pie is unique and delicious.

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a
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always fresh and delicious! Glad to visit every time we are in Boston!

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Toledo
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful Cioppino and oysters. Seafood in cioppino was cooked to perfection and piping hot. The server, Andrew, was very helpful and animated when talked about the selections. Negroni was unusually bland and had to send back...not much Campari or gin.Second one was only marginally better. The food more than made up for the drink.

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S
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice dinner. Great service.

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BK
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal as usual!! Food is ALWAYS fresh, prepared to perfection and served hot.
Absolutely can’t go wrong having a meal at Atlantic Fish! The servers are friendly, attentive and very knowledgeable, a rarity these days.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superbly consistent

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EL
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my birthday with a joyous and decadent dinner at Atlantic Fish. It was delightful! The location is in a beautiful part of Boston, and was an easy walk from our hotel. It's also very near a T stop, so very convenient. Our server was knowledgeable, accommodating and charming. They had an excellent selection of fresh seafood and offered a variety of preparations. Four of us started with a platter of a dozen oysters - 4 each of the 3 varieties they offer, so we each got to try each oyster. They were, of course, all delicious! We also shared the appetizer portion of the lobster ravioli, and it was so delicious. The staff seemed to universally understand not to take the plate until all the sauce was sopped up with bread.
I had the "Funny name for Grapefruit Martini" and it was so delicious. Perfect birthday cocktail!
We tried the lobster bisque, the sea bass chowder and the clam chowder. All 3 were yummy.
Every one also really enjoyed their entrees - especially the sea bass.
The one disappointment, oddly, was the lobster. My son and I shared a 2 pound lobster and it was a bit chewy. I learned an expensive lesson that day. Lobster is not a great value, at all. Every other single thing we ate that night was delicious, but the plain lobster was, well, plain. Not special, and yet the most expensive. Next time I'll stick to the lobster ravioli, or try the lobster risotto, since a taste of lobster, well prepared in a tasty dish, is better than a whole lobster, over-steamed and just plain mediocre.
We finished the meal with a shared slice of key lime pie - perfection!

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D
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went in for a late Saturday dinner. We were seated right away in the front by the windows. Our waiter named Jay was lovely. Our daughter was dining w us and right away, Jay seemed like a kid friendly guy. He leaned in to hear her when she ordered and cracked some jokes w us. Food was great and perfectly cooked. Red sangria was yummy, as usual. The only thing was my sea bass chowder appetizer literally had 2 pieces of fish in it. If it was at the end of the batch, I wish we would’ve known. Seeing as it was the end of the night, we asked Jay to send any extra bread home w us. He came back with fresh unbaked bread. They make their bread fresh to order and wanted to make sure we had some for our morning - 450 degrees for 5 min. What a guy! First time bringing our 7 yo daughter and she LOVED the appetizer serving of lobster ravioli. It was a great, cozy late dinner on a cold Feb evening. A little drafty up front but a lovely night, nonetheless :)

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MR
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, the food, the service. Would definitely return!

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CG
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

The food was excellent. The waitress service was very very good. The wine hostess was quite snobby and unfriendly. The atmosphere, it was crowded and noisy. But overall it was a fun night.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very happy that they gave me exactly the table I wanted.

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JW
New England
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! Our server Glen was marvelous! The menu has so many great choices. We will be back!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent as always - price is higher end as always but you get what you pay for. Will be back.

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JN
New England
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a very specific diet restriction in our party and Bobby, our waiter, was extremely patient and went to the kitchen multiple times to check on ingredients to come up with something that was safe. Even being restricted by what ingredients they could have, she said this was the best meal out she's had in a very long time. Thank you!

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, the lobster risotto was fantastic. Pricey but perfect for a good food date.

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RD
New England
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were outstanding. The staff and our server "Morgan" was exceptional! Morgan's knowledge of the menu and her recommendations impressed everyone (six). It was my wife's birthday and we had two of her siblings and spouses with us and I couldn't have been more pleased. Morgan was extremely pleasant and made everyone feel at home. I highly recommend Atlantic Fish for any occasion.

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PR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Usually a delicious pick however the harissa carrots were severely undercooked!

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and presentation. A bit crowded and noisy, but we really managed well..
food and service was perfect
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E
New England
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and terrific seafood. We had a leisurely lunch and were never rushed. I would certainly return to try other dishes and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.

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MT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent.

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