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Top Five Restaurants around Boston Harborside

Do you enjoy good food and wine? Then you have every reason to know about the best restaurants in town. For all you Bostonians who frequently visit the harborside on business, or for any other reason, here is a list of the top five restaurants where you can enjoy good seafood and also a good view of the waterfront.

Legal Harborside

One of the most popular places to eat seafood in Boston, Legal Harborside is a classy, upscale restaurant with glass walls and roof. Many of those who frequent this legal seafood joint find it is the best, especially for the usual fish and chips. Just like the food, the view also does not disappoint you. If you are fine with the service, which sometimes goes below average, then this is a place you must visit when in Boston.


Aura may not be everyone’s favorite, but for some it works just excellently. Located in the Northern Avenue at the waterfront, the Aura is award-winning chef Rachael Klien’s restaurant that serves some of the yummiest scallops, tuna dishes, and desserts in the most presentable way possible. The waiters here are friendly and know how to do their job very well. You can simply walk-in and get a table if you are lucky, or make a reservation to avoid waiting.

No Name

That is the name of this seasonal waterfront restaurant located in Central Wharf. The place opened back in 1917 and is one of the oldest restaurants of Boston still in service. The food tastes good but your options here are limited to a few varieties of broiled seafood to fried foods. Besides the food, people also prefer this restaurant because of its service and the ambiance.


Venezia is famous for its Shrimp scampi, which happens to be the local favorite around harborside. The restaurant lies at 20 Ericsson Street and is right next to the only winery in Boston. The place has an elegant banquet hall and is one of the select places that people like for weddings in Boston. The Italian restaurant serves a variety of salads, sandwiches, pastas and more for lunch and dinner, and is also affordable.

Atlantic Fish Company

The last on our list of must visit waterfront restaurants in Boston is the Atlantic Fish Company, which gets a rating of 4.3 out of five on Google. The seafood specialty restaurant is located at Boylston Street and serves some of the best Chilean Sea Bass, Crab Melt Sandwich and not to forget, the delicious eggs benedict with lobster and filet mignon. Another thing that Bostonians crave for here is the yummy lobster roll, one of the best you can get in the area. The place has an open table policy and also allows reservations.