Island Creek Oyster Bar - Boston

4.7
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
4243 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Seafood
Island Creek Oyster Bar is named simply after our farmer, built on the ideal of bringing guests closer to the farm. Chef Jeremy Sewall offers a daily changing menu with a raw bar featuring Island Creek Oysters and an updated, seasonal selection of New England seafood.

Looking for another reservation? Visit one of our sister restaurants: Island Creek Oyster Bar (Burlington), Row 34 (Boston & Portsmouth), Eastern Standard, Branch Line, and our cocktail bar, The Hawthorne.
What 4243 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
TT
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very very good. Awesome atmosphere very unique. Great professional staff from front to back. Great oysters. My monkfish was very good not outstanding. Lobster roll very good not outstanding.

JK
New England
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall the food was good, but nothing surprising or amazing about any particular dish. The bouillabaisse has overcooked shrimp and scallops. They would be better served by cooking these separately and adding them immediately prior to serving.

TL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good food with very good oyster selection and very good wine selection.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the grilled salmon and it was by far the best I’ve had. Accompanied by an excellent white wine and chocolate mousse desert. Great atmosphere, great for date night, great staff. Will be seeing you soon again.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michelle was outstanding!!!

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always tasty meal with attentive service. Fresh from the sea at its best!

LF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience overall - The food was delicious, the drinks were really well made and tasty and the service was awesome. We tried 6 different types of oysters from the raw bar - All were amazing. We went for my husband's birthday dinner and they gave us a menu customized with a happy birthday message and a complimentary dessert. Loved it!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing oysters. Crab cakes were pretty good, but nothing special. Lobster arancatta was ok. My monkfish was cooked brilliantly, but the accompanying vegetables were not inspiring in concept. All food was very, very fresh.

DL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The server was friendly, nice selection of seafood and non seafood option. Ordered lobster arancini and bronizi. Very fresh and flavorful, seasoned with nice amount of herbs.

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

They ran out of 2 items requested on the menu, unfortunately. But everything that was substituted was good

BL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing place. The staff is top notch surpassed only by the food.

PT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food where amazing as always ! Bartenders where amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve! It was fantastic. The hostess people were a little off. But we got seats at the bar & the woman bar person was absolutely perfect. Had the best recommendations for wine & appetizers, oysters & lobster ceviche ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.. Our dinner & service was excellent. We will be repeat offenders.

l
New England
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a 5 star experience. Came here with friends on New Years Eve and we ordered everything. The Salmon tartare, oysters of course with delicious mignotte, buttermilk biscuit (a must), the chicken, Black Bass, and Fluke. All were fantastic and we were given a taste of sorbet to end the night. Service was great, vibe is great, and food is in line with this brand. Will of course return.

A
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant made the dinner experience feel special without being stuffy. The service was impeccable but also friendly and warm. And the food was soooo good. I highly recommend the Lobster Roe Noodles (their signature dish).

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

From the HORRENDOUS waitress to the average bland not hot food. Honestly have no idea what all the hype is about

C
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food are good and services are quiet nice too.

AO
Richmond
52 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend!!!! Some of the best oysters I've ever had!! If you couple the quality of food with the neat ambiance and phenomenal service - a must try (or must repeat!!). You won't be disappointed.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First-rate dining experience.

SR
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We arrived for a late lunch at a slow time. Ordered cocktails and the food came before our drinks. Super fast, soles of a dining experience to savor and enjoy. Lobster roll was very good

BV
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Boston.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience. Oysters were really nice! And food was as well. Very nice atmosphere, not noisy and great service. Would definitely recommend

g
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Island Creek never ever disappoints. The food is always perfectly crafted and the staff are always smiling and engaging. Absolutely love!

OT
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A dozen of our favorite oysters (Aunt Dotty’s) and some champagne made for a delightful Christmas Eve celebration. The oyster sliders were also delicious.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant.. everything is good and fresh and the service is always top notch. Lobster roe noodles are my go to.

HG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food.

JP
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Island Creek went above and beyond for this special birthday dinner. A warm greeting and a nice corner high top we’re appreciated. Then unexpected glasses of champagne for the occasion. Service was attentive, the food was perfect. At the end, a birthday plate with some sweets and a candle- yet another surprise. We will be back. Thank you, Island Creek!

JH
New England
38 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch at ICOB remains a worthwhile splurge. They've discovered caviar, you can add a gram to an oyster (or anything) for $3. The smoked salmon tartine was a nice, light addition to the brunch menu. The biscuit is a decadent indulgence. The wine selection has always been quirky and interesting - this time I greatly enjoyed a sparkling Grüner Veltliner, sekt, from Szigeti.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and people and atmosphere

G
New York Area
163 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had another great meal, nice wine list and seafood was always perfect. I always visit this restaurant when I’m traveling to Boston . Highly recommend this place.

J
New England
19 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

great raw bar, great service. We had a very good experience overall. We waited a long time for our res, but worth it.

a
New England
17 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellence in oysters and seafood in a great ambiance.

CK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was not noisy at all, it was great to have a conversation!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We had the worst experience ever. Our waiter was terrible. When we ordered the chicken he immediately said “Are you aware it could take 35 minutes?” We ordered anyway and it came out in 10. He seemed odd the whole time and his attitude was bad. He overcharged us for a meal he told us they ran out of and when we brought to his attention he didn’t recall them running out of the dish and offered no apology or anything. He kept forgetting items we asked for and then was gone for a very long time after giving us dessert menus. We had planned to order dessert but as 20 minutes passed by before he came back, we just asked for the bill and that’s when we saw the overcharge.

JD
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall2food4service5ambience4

Shellfish was Very Fresh I think that U should make People aware of the High Top Tables! Some People Can’t sit at those Types of Tables. I Had to Wait 25 Minutes past my Reservation to sit at a Ground Level Table! I will be Back the Raw Bar was as Good as Any Place I’ve Been That Includes Maine, The Cape, and Cape May !

T
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always we enjoyed a delicious dinner at Island Creek Oyster. Our favorite seats are at the end of the bar where we meet amazing bartenders. Believe it or not we find that seating a little less hectic than the tables.
We did not order entrees this time and chose to sample several appetizers, Oyster Bao Buns, Mussels, Oysters and more. The freshest fish in Boston.

DB
New England
104 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Many thank yous to the management, I hated the
Keep moving my dinner reservation but in the end they were accommodative, the rest was simple the food and raw bar were amazing dessert was an equivalent to banana foster loooooooved it!!

n
New England
20 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Continues to be our favorite restaurant. Best oysters. Never had a bad meal!

O
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly service on a slow night; entree selection was rather limited, oysters were of superb quality, clam chowder was sub-par

RB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy our visits to ICOB. The biscuits alone are worth the visit.