The Reef Restaurant




The Reef outdoor restaurant

Open 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily, seasonally


Situated on the Aquarium Plaza with views of the harbor and the city, The Reef has some of the best outdoor seating in town and serves a delicious seasonal menu (PDF 106KB).

The Reef includes a tempting variety of regional favorites, refreshing snacks and gourmet takes on crowd favorites. Selections include luscious, meaty lobster roll sliders from Consulting Chef Barbara Lynch; New England-style Reef clam chowder made from sustainable clams; Margherita flatbread; and a steamer bar with sustainable clams, shrimp and mussels.

Enjoy sea breezes, a fresh seasonal menu and harbor scenes in this open-air restaurant and bar. The combination of the Central Wharf location and the menu promises to make The Reef the best place to enjoy summer in the city.

Information and Directions

The Reef is located immediately adjacent to the New England Aquarium on Central Wharf. Follow directions and parking instructions for the Aquarium. Contact by phone at 617-973-5200.