The Reef Restaurant




The Reef outdoor restaurant

Open noon - 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.

The Reef includes a tempting variety of regional favorites, refreshing snacks and gourmet takes on family favorites. Selections include luscious, meaty lobster rolls; New England-style Reef clam chowder made from sustainable clams; Margherita flatbread; and many other crowd pleasers.

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.


Now available for private events!

The Reef is the perfect location for a summer company gathering or family celebration! Please call our Events Department at
617-973-5205, email, or visit our Events page for more information.