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About Central Wharf Company
Central Wharf Co. Located on Milk Street in the Financial District and just steps from the waterfront, Central Wharf Co. welcomes you in with it’s long, oak bar, inviting banquette seating, exposed brick and modern industrial charm.
Housed in a 200-year-old building that was once home to the Central Wharf Tea Co., the space has floor to ceiling windows, nautical decor, three bars on two floors and a striking layout that gives guests a unique experience unlike any other bar in the city.
Complimented by a creative menu offering refreshing options with a focus on using local foods and homemade ingredients, as well as a top-notch craft beer and cocktail program, Central Wharf Co is the complete package. With multiple rooms, floors and bars, Central Wharf is also a perfect space for functions of all sizes. With multiple rooms, floors and bars, our space is perfect for any event or function
Boston, MA 02109
Contemporary American, Oyster Bar
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00am
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live music & weekend d.j's
Street parking as well as several near by parking garages are available.
The closest T stops are the Blue Line (Aquarium Station) and State Street.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Central Wharf Company Ratings and Reviews
first bad review I've written because I was very disappointed since I booked for 10 workmates sight unseen based on the reviews and rating here and we were not happy. Service was very, very slow and not friendly. no real check ins for water or drinks and though we waited a very long time for entrees after apps, most items were cold (meaning they sat waiting for pick-up) and one item, originally forgotten, came out with the center completely cold/uncooked.
nachos had a whole top layer of burnt chips, and were generally eh, hummus platter the same, people said the chowder was good.
Overall the mediocre food and really slow service could have been overcome with a friendly and apologetic waitress who brought us more drinks before we had to flag her down.
first time in 20 years of business dinners I gave the minimum 15% - and she was lucky to get it.
too many other great places in Boston - would not recommend or go back.
The nachos were scrumptious and hearty. The eggplant and portobello mushroom sandwich was perfectly layered. The eggplant was well prepared (not mushy) and the balsamic was the perfect compliment to the vegetables. The atmosphere and service were excellent.
Waitstaff service was really slow despite the restaurant being very empty and we were the second table seated. Asked for bread and after waiting for a while, two slices arrived on a plate with no butter. I ordered the grilled octopus and it was so mushy (not grill tasting at all), I had to order a chicken salad wrap. I wasn't charged for the octopus. The French fries (although I asked for them to be left off my order) were very nice. My friend's cod sandwich was nice, but the accompanying salad was overdressed. We won't be going back.
We had a table by the door on a cold night and there was a private party upstairs so he had cold gusts of wind, loud music and it was so dim it was hard to read the menu. Food was ok but I would not make a special trip. If I wanted a meal and drinks near the financial district or Fanuel Hall then I would come back
I loved this place! We had our company holiday party here. There are only 12 of us, so a private room wasn't really necessary. We were concerned that we would be too loud with our large party playing games after dinner. The ambiance was perfect for a holiday get together and the menu wasn't overwhelming and had something for everyone!
Had a delicious lunch. As this was a business meeting, I appreciated the host seating us at a table in a quiet area. The menu was well-priced, which is especially important when someone else is picking up the tab! I would highly recommend Central Wharf Company for business lunches, and I plan to go back for non-business dining soon!
Overall it is a great spot and I would visit again. I went for dinner with to other friends and after we stayed for the Boston Plant Nite (I bought tickets online). It was a great venue for the event. The food was very good as well as the music. I can not believe I have never gone until that night. I do plan to go again soon.
The food was great but the service was lacking. My husband ordered chowder to start and it took quite a while to get it. He had only tasted it and the waitress brought our entrees.
Seriously?? I took mine since I didnt have an appetizer but we asked to have his held in the kitchen and kept warm.
The wait staff needs to know something like that should not happen!
I really wanted to love this place. It has such a great atmosphere and vibe, however that turned out to be just nice decor. I work around the corner and had been meaning to try it, and ended up taking my parents and younger cousin. hostess didn't acknowledge me when I came in (she was on her cell phone). service was fine, but the food was awful. between us we had oysters, fish n chips, fish tacos, tuna wrap and veggie burger. I don't think anyone has more than 3 bites of food, which was mainly tasteless. the menu reads well and looks interesting, but really not worth it at all.
Food was good and service excellent. There was a private [arty near us and it was very noisy but otherwise the ambiance was quite nice. We were seated by a window so had a nice view . We had our granddaughter and the kids menu had a nice selection. It was a little pricey for food and bar drinks but they were good.
My husband and I had a quick date night on a Saturday night and noticed this restaurant had openings in our time table. I probably ordered the wrong thing but the soba salad was just plain bad. My husband's mussels were solid and had a good flavor, but the soba salad should be reworked. Service was good, definitely a good spot for a big family or group. Friendly waitstaff, which is always a plus.
Central Wharf Company was recommended to me by the hotel I was staying at nearby. I travel a lot for business and often eat alone. This was the FIRST restaurant I've ever dined at that made me feel unwelcome. They weren't even busy. But my waitress blatantly ignored me and took forever to assist. Meanwhile, nearby tables were served promptly and with a friendly attitude. With SO MANY other options in the Boston financial district, I wouldn't bother with this place.
The food was great and we were in a big group which wasn't a problem, but the waitress was not very attentive and they overcharged us a full meal. Then, when we found the issue and asked for it to be corrected, a number of our credit cards got charged again. It was only last weekend so we're still trying to figure out if we need to contact the restaurant to get this fixed.
Service was polite, engaging and helpful. Entrees (fish tacos and seafood pasta) were attractive, delicious and exceeded expectations.
The chowder starter was the consistency of pudding...like chunky potato pudding. This is not acceptable and should never have left the kitchen in that state. If that is their style, I would recommend avoiding.
Central Wharf is located centrally in the downtown business district with easy access. It's a true gem for a casual business lunch as it combines sufficient privacy that one can have an intimate business conversation and a very modest (low!) noise level so one can hear without distraction unlike other downtown lunch locations. The food is very good, services is professional and quick and it's an attractive layout. Much better than the Faneuil Hall-centric restaurants for business.
My girlfriend & I went on a date there this past Saturday, & despite it being St Patrick's weekend, I was only slightly impressed with the service. Our food too an appropriate time frame, but our drinks took longer than most places. I can only account that to not having enough bar staff & wait staff to balance the running. There weren't a lot of guests in comparison, so I guess that's my only real complaint. Other than that, & the smaller than expected food portions, we enjoyed it
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