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 614KB).

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 live entertainment at 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.

Live Music

5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy the sounds of summer at The Reef on select evenings during the week!

5/29-8/28   AJ Edwards residency

8/1   Andy Cummings

I Knew That! Team Trivia

Fridays 5/31 – 8/30 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

The facts are in your brain … you just need to remember where you stored them. A new game every 30 minutes. Great prizes and surprises!

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.