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“Fabulous”
Review of Ostro

Ostro
Ranked #59 of 2,305 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$107
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, View
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: OSTRO BRASSERIE AND BAR BOASTS A MENU BY JOSH EMETT, SWEEPING SEA AND CITY VIEWS AND AN INTERIOR CELEBRATING THE SEAFARERS BUILDING'S COLOURFUL PAST. Taking its name from the Italian word for 'a southerly wind', Ostro is a bold New Zealand interpretation of an international-style brasserie, with an upscale yet unpretentious atmosphere and multiple Michelin-starred chef Josh Emett at the culinary helm. Ostro sweeps across the entire second floor of the Seafarers Building, a onetime home to transient sailors which is being transformed by the team behind Ebisu, Tyler Street Garage and Fukuko into six dynamic floors of eateries, bars, a screening room and a private members' club. The Seafarers development's flagship eatery and bar is a literal feast for the senses. An all-weather terrace affords diners breathtaking views of Waitemata Harbour from the brasserie side, while glimpses of Britomart and the wider city can be enjoyed from the more casual City Terrace Bar.
Adelaide, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

After reading some negative reports we decided to go anyway. It was perfect, the service was very attentive without being intrusive. The food was delicious and the view from our table across Auckland Harbour was magical, we were there as an ocean cruiser left harbour,all lit up and sounding its horns and creating a wonderful memory.

  • Visited March 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Definitely our favourite new restaurant”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We tried Ostro out for the first time about 3 months ago and have made a reservation every fortnight ever since. The food is consistently excellent, the service is excellent, wait staff are prompt and attentive. Ask for a table with a water view. Only thing I think they could improve on is their dining chairs, they are hard steel and quite uncomfortable after sitting on for an hour or so.
But it is a must try restaurant in Auckland. The steaks are the best in Auckland. Highly recommended.

  • Visited May 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“real let down”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

I had booked for dinner at Ostro 4 days prior to my daughters graduation. I specifically asked while booking for an individual sit down table which was confirmed.
When we turned up on the day we were told that we had been allocated a bench with stools which was of course not acceptable for a celebratory dinner. An alternative table offered out on the deck on a windy wet night was ridiculous.We went elsewhere and were very disappointed with the cavalier attitude of the staff

  • Visited April 2014
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
224 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Stunning Food”
Reviewed 17 May 2014

I don't visit the CBD often, so when I do I want to make the make of the trip. There were 6 diners in our party. We we warmly greeted by the staff on arrival and ushered to our table, Then then hard choice and discussions began, what to order. After several visits from the patient waiter we finally had our selection. He kindly offered to talk us through each dish and explain what they were.

For Appetiser, I chose the Seared Yellowfin Tuna and for Mains Honey- Glazed Grilled Poussin. Although we did share most of the dishes between the group. I really enjoyed everything I tried.

Looking out over the harbour was a great backdrop to a great meal. The staff were very helpful and knowledgable. The only slight downside was that once we moved out to the firepit for coffee's we had to open a new tab. If it was added to the table bill it would have been a perfect evening.

I have found excuse to venture into the CBD more often

  • Visited May 2014
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nz
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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“Fan static atmosphere and food”
Reviewed 17 May 2014

We had a great night here with friends. The place is buzzing with a large bar area and dining looking over the harbour. Every course was great, the stand out being squid ink and chorizo risotto which was outstanding. The service was pleasant and efficient. The only disappointment was the cheese platter which was tasteless. Will definitely be back.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank richnz
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