June 2, 2017
jessica laniewski | February 24, 2014 | Food & Drink
Broiled Maine lobster with roasted cauliflower, broccolini, delicata squash, and herbed butter sauce.
Memo to aspiring restaurateurs: If you’re going to open a fish-focused eatery near a Legal Sea Foods location, you’d better make it special. Ostra, the new restaurant from the Columbus Hospitality Group (which includes Mistral and Sorellina) rises to the occasion. Local artist Joanna Ciampa created an octopus floor mosaic for the foyer, while a mystical sea creature adorns the wall behind the bar. Standouts on the menu by chef Mitchell Randall (formerly of Mistral) include local shellfish, salmon tartare, and grilled whole sea bream in trevisano leaf. “We have our own fishmongers,” says Randall. “We go to the docks every day and select what’s fresh.” While the fish options change almost daily, the roasted Giannone Farms chicken and the 10-ounce filet mignon are great options for landlubbers. 1 Charles St. South, 617-421-1200
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