Atlantic Fish

4.7
8356 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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New England
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a Father's Day dinner with 4 of us and it was one of the best dinners we have all had in a very long time. My husband and I ordered the King Crab feast for 2 which was outstanding. My daughter loved the lobster risotto and her boyfriend had the fish of the day with Mexican street corn - all was amazing. Our waiter was great and so was the bartender where we had a cocktail while waiting. I can't wait to go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I cannot recommend this place enough. This was my second time at Atlantic fish and they were just as good (maybe even better?) than my first experience. The food is absolutely incredibly and worth every penny. My favorite seafood spot in boston!

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

We went for Father’s Day. Everything was perfect from the food to the service to the ambiance. I would definitely recommend Atlantic Fish.

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MG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

we have been coming to your restaurant for a long time.The quality of the restaurant is declining.The food was awful, full of butter .
what a disappointment it was. Paid a lot of money for Father's Day and didn't enjoy the food.
you lost one customer.

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

We love going there for lunch or brunch. The quality of the dishes is consistent and the service is great.
You know what you are paying for. It’s worth it!

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r
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I've been going to Atlantic Fish for 50 years -- since the late 1960's, before the fire and remodel/rebuild, when they had the big blackboards with the chalk menu of all the fresh fish and seafood. Every time, I would consider all the options, but I always ordered the fried sea scallops - big, juicy, tender, absolutely perfectly cooked every time. This was my go-to place for scallops in Boston, and we ALWAYS brought our out-of-town visitors there for the seafood and chowder and lobsters -- and they were always impressed.

Last Saturday, however, the fried sea scallops were nowhere to be seen on the menu. But our server assured us we could get an order. When my "dinner" arrived, there were about 9 small pieces of scallops - maybe cut from 3 bigger scallops, and they were a bit overcooked. Our friends from Texas had also ordered a side of these scallops and theirs were the same. I was so embarrassed and disappointed. My husband's tuna was good; our Texas friends' lobster was good; but how could you let me down on the scallops, Atlantic Fish?

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New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great atmosphere! Great even with kids!

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LG
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love Atlantic Fish. It is by far the best seafood restaurant in Boston and is fairly priced and excellent quality. I make sure I visit here at last twice during every trip to Boston.

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New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

No gift cake

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BZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

We ordered the Seafood fra diavolo. When the dish came,it smells not good and obviously the seafood was not fresh. Fortunately the restaurant hasn't charge us the fish. It is really a pity!

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D
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, great food, professional wait staff

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AJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I came here at 5 PM on a Tuesday evening to celebrate his birthday. The dining room was about a quarter full, and the patio outside was full (the weather was beautiful!). The dining room filled as the evening progressed, but the noise level was always comfortable and never bothersome. Our waiter was incredibly attentive and welcoming, and we enjoyed the fresh bread and cocktails at the start of the meal (the Juniper-based one and the Mule). The calamari (fried, of course) was a larger portion than expected - we devoured it and ended up packing 1/2-3/4 of our entrees (SF Cioppino and Seared Tuna) to go. The Cioppino was full of huge variety of fresh seafood, and the Tuna was prepared perfectly. Although we were incredibly full, we also packed the chocolate dessert - it was delicious - to go. The portions were generous, and the food was delicious so we definitely plan to return in the future!

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LJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I had three meals (2 lunches and 1 dinner) over 2 days this week.
The meals were final ... though not a good as one would expect for the price.
Especially disappointing ... lobster nicoise. Salad greens were good ... lobster flavorless, very tough ... as if taken out of a can of processed lobster. Unfortunate ...

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We had reservations for 8:45 pm. We were not sat until 9:20pm. Lots of excuses. Our server was great and the food was great.

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a
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I went to the Atlantic Fish with colleagues for an informal business diner. The reservation process was fluid and we were seated exactly at the expected time. Despite the fact that the place was overcrowded, we were served swiftly and could enjoy a nice dinner. We all chose the lobster al' arrabiata. The lobster was a little chewy and hot, but good. The wine selection is substantial and the prices are correct given the quality.

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MC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal, service from Nick Q was very good, scallop starters excellent, SF fish stew chock full of fish and shellfish, my wife's haddock topped with crab cake was okay but not as impressive, would go here again

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CL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal. The lobster risotto was great. It had chunks of claw and asparagus and corn, plus a small split tail on top. My husband loved his fries clam app and lobster roll. The drinks were great, too. Highly recommended!

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j
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. Appetizers, entree and dessert and of course cocktails! Highly recommend. Get a reservation for sure. This place is packed and rightfully so!

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EA
Toledo
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole family loved their food and experience at the Atlantic! We will definitely return when in Boston again.

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DB
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. We had the bacon wrapped scallops for an appetizer followed by the stuffed lobster and lobster risotto for main course. The peppermint appetizer is awesome!

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DC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had exceptional fish/seafood and great service. A bit noisy, but really good.

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OA
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with delicious food! We had a very good time.

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AG
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In town for my first Red Sox game and also wanted to have a great seafood dinner. Atlantic Fish Co. was recommended and I must say the total experience was awesome. The food was top notch, the waiter was attentive, knowledgeable and the ambiance was excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting to having fresh, tasty seafood at an upscale establishment. Bravo

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V
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

My husband and I dined here based on great reviews. We were very pleased to be seated in a booth as we requested. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. Our food came quickly. I ordered the vegan tomato soup which was delicious. My husband ordered Oysters Rockefeller which he said were average at best. My Caesar salad had very little flavor. I ordered shrimp scampi, but asked if I could get scallops instead of shrimp and asked for extra lemon on the side. When the dish came, our waitress said they added the lemon for me instead of putting it on the side. It was overpoweringly lemony instead of allowing me to add it to taste and the scallops were small and way over cooked. My husband ordered the bacon wrapped scallops which were also over cooked and rubbery.
It was a very disappointing meal, although the restaurant atmosphere were very nice. We will not return here in the future as it is way overrated.

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MC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deliciousness....great wine, crab crusted haddock, aromatic bread and the best butter!

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CJ
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were celebrating our 39th wedding anniversary and decided to go a little upscale from the usual Legal Seafoods. We thoroughly enjoyed the crab-encrusted haddock and grilled swordfish. The service was friendly (thanks Glenn E) and effective. We will definitely be back!

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Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful fine dining place. Fresh seafood. Clam chowder is out of the world. Lobster roll is a definite must.

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TT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not our first visit and excellent as always. Not fancy, freshly prepared to maximize the flavor of the Main ingredient. The best coleslaw in Boston. Every trip to Fenway includes a stop at Atlantic fish. Thank you to the wait staff for the outstanding care.

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S
New England
38 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great experience at Atlantic Fish. They never disappoint.

Joe and his team are great!

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EH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and wonderful ambience!

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LA
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous place. Great food, friendly staff and great location. Glen (our server) was super!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Server was very slow to bring drink refills and check in the end.

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D
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely terrific service. Equally fine fare and beverages. This spot always delivers!

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V
New England
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

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S
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Very noisy and crowded. One meal had to be returned—not cooked through. Bowl for shells came ten minutes after meal. Requested a birthday dessert—-never happened. We used to really like the restaurant. Brought an out of town guest. Very disappointed.

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AG
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place, really good food, Swift service well worth a visit. Value for money.

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DJ
New England
19 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food...great service...nice evening...would return

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SK
Denver
121 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Boston for 3 days and this was the best restaurant of all that we went to. Wonderful, gourmet food, fit for "foodies" and the drinks were large, made properly and made perfectly. The waiter was terrific, professional, pleasant and attentive. We cannot wait to go to this restaurant during every visit to Boston! Thank you!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, and the servings were large. The clam chowder bread bowl and lobster roll are a must have if you’re visiting Boston.

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RG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a guest with celiac disease who enjoyed her dining experience immensely, because she was not at all stigmatized for her gluten concerns. Our server was top-notch and the food was worth the spluge.

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