Battery Wharf Grille

4
655 reviews
$31 to $50
American
Welcome to Battery Wharf Grille, the latest addition to Boston’s vibrant Waterfront dining scene. Located on Boston’s Harbor Walk in the North End, Battery Wharf Grille offers a warm, social atmosphere in a stunning Waterfront setting, featuring an open kitchen with Chef’s Counter and a seasonal outdoor terrace with views of Boston Harbor and the U.S. Coast Guard.

The contemporary American cuisine gives signature flair to prime meats and New England seafood, using quality, local farm-raised ingredients.


For dinner, drinks or to lounge by the water for afternoon appetizers, join us at Battery Wharf Grille, the North End's favorite bar and bistro.
What 655 People Are Saying
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4.0based on all time ratings
4.0
food
4.0
service
4.1
ambience
3.1
value
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Expensive mini breakfast. Poor service wrong orders and felt rushed when only 2 other parties were in the place. Son found hair from cooks uncovered beard in good

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JoanneW
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Not much of menu, service was no the best. They were often times confused and service took forever!

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brunchcuple
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had a reservation on a Saturday night with Celine Dion and the nutcrackers in town went to the restaurant note on door said closed no warning no email letting us know poor operation

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vipLoriW
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The smoked salmon Eggs Benedict was so good!

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vipKika
New England
63 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I’ve been at the restaurant many times, basically since it was opened. It’s a nice location and very good ambience. This last time the food took forever to come, more than 50 minutes and they said it was because they had a large party going on. But, the restaurant was not full, they only had one longer table with 15/20 people. They need to programe and/or train better their staff.

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Megg
New England
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a birthday reservation here for dinner, unaware of the protests going on. We ended up just getting a drink to feel it out but the chanting and chirps made it impossible to stay. Place was empty and I assume this was why!

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NabilDM
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Outdoor was closed (we had booked a table.outside...), food took ages to arrive

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Curleygirl
New England
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

When we walked in for our 1:00 lunch reservation on a Tuesday in August, the restaurant and bar were empty. The website has beautiful photos of the harbor from the outdoor seating. But, the indoor seating has limited, unremarkable views. I was worried that we made a huge mistake.

However, the service was great and the food was delicious. I ordered a salad with crispy salmon. The salmon was perfectly cooked with crispy skin and tender meat. My friend is a big crab cake lover and said they were very good.

The wine list was just ok. Bottles started at $50. But, the selection was not special. We were celebrating a birthday and wanted wine so we ordered the Chateau St. Michelle Riesling to go with fish. I often buy that wine at Trader Joe's for less than $15/bottle so it hurt a little to pay $50 even allowing for the service.

I would recommend this restaurant for the food but not the views or wine.

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ArgenisO
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved the way the waitress made the whole experience very personal and super friendly!

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vipJonathan
New England
63 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

This place is very nice in good weather when you can take advantage of the outdoor patio. Inside dining is not a great atmosphere

MG
MicheyleG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kudos to the manager, servers, and chef. The food and service were all wonderful. We look forward to returning in 2 weeks.

KC
KarilynC18
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an absolutely perfect place to celebrate my cousin's joy-filled wedding anniversary! Thank you for making the night so unforgettable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Took 30 + mins for 2 salads that came out the size of your clenched fist .. cost $70. Only enjoyable aspect was it was near the water, although mostly the view was starting at the industrial area of the wharf. Won’t be returning.

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vipLynn
New England
22 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The best part about this restaurant (and the reason we decided to bring out of town guests to dine here) is the location on the harbor/views. Last time we were here (just about 2 years ago), it was crowded and lively; we were also able to enjoy the "urban fire pit" for dessert. Not this time. Service was slow and unprofessional; the food was delivered at room temperature; when we were ready for dessert, we were informed that the fire pit tables close at 9:00 pm!!!! That was an unpopular change we weren't ready for.
What restaurant in Boston stops serving at 9pm?! Anyway, our out of town guests were disappointed so we left. Won't be going back to the Grille and certainly won't recommend it for dinner - maybe lunch on a beautiful warm day but evening dining is certainly not a strength of this restaurant. It's too bad.

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christinam
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I think the location is key, but the food is subpar, at best and overpriced. I would recommend more fire pits and more food choices to go with the fire pits making the fire pits the main attraction.

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vipmommy77
New England
46 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We sat outside on a nice night. The tables really need a white tablecloth since they are chipped and rusted here and there. It really killed the ambience. The food was fine. I got the scallops on a place of a potato/fish mix. The mix was not that appetizing and it really needed a vegetable on the plate for $38 and 4 small scallops.

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ChristinaC
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Experience is completely different from the website claims. Outside was not set up at all, no flowers, table sets, nothing. No one there. We were early by an hour. Seated. The only ones there. Server friendly. We’re asked if we wanted something to drink. Sure. Discovered they had no bartender and no drinks, cocktails. What!? No liquor service, we’re told they sometimes had bar service on Fridays. Here’s the thing. If you don’t have bar service,let folks know on your website. This was a wasteland. Huge disappointment. We left.

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DeniseC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went there after my daughter's high school graduation and the service and food were both excellent. Will definitely return.

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vipbostongirl
New England
23 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I was so excited to visit this restaurant during my stay with my husband at the hotel, but unfortunately it was a disappointment. Our waiter was very nice, but unprofessional. She brought out our entree way to quickly after the appetizer, and then once she dropped the check off, she vanished for over 20 min. I’ve worked in the service industry myself, so I try to be understanding, but the restaurant wasn’t even a quarter full (on a Saturday too, a red flag in retrospect). We had to flag someone else down to take our check, and they also vanished for another 10 min, so we had to go find a manager, who told us that they had accidentally put the wrong charge on the card, and were in the process of cancelling it.

The manager was nice, but this was definitely not the kind of experience that I would hope for at such an expensive restaurant. The food was fine, but nothing to write home about. If you’re staying in the area, you’d be much better served going to one of the many lovely places in the North End. Such a shame on our special night!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Just not good. The newly renovated space is cheap and cold. As is the food. So disappointed as this used to be a beautiful space with decent food. The maitre’d who was also our waiter (first clue that this was not going to be good) was trying his best and so kind and professional. But he was working against too many bad factors.
Overpriced, food was not good, portions scarce, ordered a martini that came in small water glass. Had to ask for bread vs being offered it when the disappointing food took more than 45 mins. Really like so many of the hotel staff here so this was really disappointing.

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vipLisa
New England
63 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant! We had the lobster ravioli and duck for dinner and it was outstanding!

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KEVAW
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed Jeff the chef, Paul our waiter and Eoin the hostess. I can't forget that Dan can make those Sangria. Eric was great too. Awesome Experience! Kudos! Very knowledgeable and helpful staff. I 💜it!🤩😀😁🤗😋

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vipMarie
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The restaurant was nearly empty and the atmosphere was odd. It is such a gorgeous setting yet the curtains were drawn shut and it felt stark and bland. Our waiter was gracious and cheerful and that was the high point. I had the halibut which was just ok. A very small piece on a bed of something unmemorable that was tepid in temperature. My dining companion had the steak which he enjoyed. Overall it was disappointing as the food did not match the price and the atmosphere was flat.

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vipEllisB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Maybe just the season, but not an exciting atmosphere, not particularly attractive, no view. Food was okay. Only bright spot was our friendly server.

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vipbobs
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service excellent. It's never crowded so you can really enjoy a quiet meal. We started at the bar and decided to stay there for dinner. Super experience.

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Whinewine1
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bar Wharf Grill never disappoints! The food quality and the attentiveness of the staff makes dining there a true pleasure! Kudos to the chef for accommodating a specialized cardiac diet, too.

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DevynO
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a great time but the service was very slow for a Saturday night. we had over communicated that we were there for the Gilt deal (s’mores platter plus two drinks) only to receive the bill and find out that only specific drinks are eligible for the deal. The manager kindly honored the deal but had we known the drink selection up front then we would have obliged. I would recommend informing the staff of possible deals on the internet could help the miscommunication. Thank you!

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ChadW
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful food and phenomenal atmosphere. The wait and bar staff were friendly and accommodating. I will definitely be back.

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Hard2please
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great Service, Great Food. Would recommend the truffle fries

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KevinA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Worst service ive ever gotten. I think mcdonalds has better service. Spoke to manager about poor service and offers me a drink not knowing I dont drink alcohol. Dont waste your time.

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PeerGynt
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Read about the restaurant on Eater. The review was strong but it was not really worth a trip (it would be fine if you were staying at the hotel). The restaurant/patio is at the back of the hotel, not the waterfront side. You can still sort of see the water and some Coast Guard ships, but it was not on the water side. The food was a struggle. I asked for a burger "medium" and it arrived more like a hockey puck. They took it back and then 20 mins later another arrived. Also pretty tough (and I let them know). Hard to really complain about a burger (it is just a burger) but it also sounds like a simple thing to get right.

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viptravellingfoodie
New England
47 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was below par for Boston standards.
Attitude when we mentioned using Giltcity even though our order far exceeded any special offer!
Food good
Need to pack your lobster roll a bit more.
Ribeye was best dish at our table.

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dmspier
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Location is outstanding. The menu is limited however the offerings are excellent. The service was friendly and unobtrusive. However after dinner, there was no cappuccino. The waitress indicated the machine and been down multiple times. This restaurant is in Boston's North End, which has cappuccino machines everywhere. How is it that an expense restaurant in a very expensive hotel cannot maintain their cappuccino machine? It is inexcusable. No competent general manger would also this. It ended our evening abruptly and unpleasantly.

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vipEileenG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We made the reservation to celebrate a special occasion and no one at the restaurant acknowledged the event. We were seated outside as requested but in the direct sun. We were able to move seats.The view of the harbor is great, though it is mostly of the Coast Guard ships. Our waitress was busy and it took a long time to get our order in. My food (halibut) though very, very tasty and plated beautifully was cold when i got it. They did take it back to warm it up, which is all it was - warm. There was no silverware on the table so we had to wait for that to arrive after we got our meals too. Unfortunately, ambiance and view was great. Food tasted great but was served cold and the service was just slow and not well orchestrated.

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FadyG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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DaveC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We sat at the bar, and had plenty of room, even though all of the seating was occupied. The bartender was great, very friendly and attentive. We both had seafood and it was excellent.

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vipJessicaL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Restaurant is quiet and nice but they were surprisingly very difficult trying to accommodate a gluten free and dairy free allergy in our party. Very inflexible and instead of offering substitutes just brought incomplete plates out. Service was a bit slow too since there was only one waiter on for a Saturday night.

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vipPamelaP
New England
21 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve dinner at 6:30, very quiet and relaxing. Service was great and the food was plentiful.

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MLH1214
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Average venue. Food and service were ok. Would not rush back.

MH
MustHaves
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2017
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Aragosta was listed as a place that was serving brunch on Christmas Day, but they in fact were not and the menu that was available and was small extremely overpriced. We decided to order a drink because we had already parked, the drinks were okay at best, but do not order a Bloody Mary.

FAQs

Battery Wharf Grille offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 994-9001.

Battery Wharf Grille is rated 4 stars by 655 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.