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About Island Creek Oyster Bar
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.
Boston, MA 02115
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Metered parking is available in and around Kenmore Square, or we offer valet for $16.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Island Creek Oyster Bar Ratings and Reviews
Best oysters in town! The Island Creeks are always the best! The non-seafood specials always sound good, but I always come here to order a ton of oysters, fried oyster sliders, and fried clams. These items are always consistently delicious and keep me coming back. Service is always great and they have a good beer and wine list, too. Also, complimentary sparkling water is always a nice touch!
The food was pretty good but overpriced and not outstanding. Too much bacon in the clam chowder. The pepper on the salmon crudo was palette destroying. The fish and chips had an extremely heavy batter and were served with a cup of what seemed to be plain mayonnaise. The mignonette for the oysters was not as great as others I have had. Desserts were overpriced and underwhelming.
Tried to get into this restaurant on our last trip to Boston but it was a two hour wait. This time made a reservation one month in advance and it was worth it. Great food and close to Fenway Park. Would definitely eat here again and would recommend it highly.
If I could, I would add an extra star. Our experience was great. We made our open table reservation but needed to push it back, and called and they were great about changing the time. We chose to be seated at one of the high tops. The decor is very stylish and the whole ambiance is energetic. Still and sparkling water are free, just to start. Having heard about their bar, I ordered a slightly obscure drink, not on the menu, and Brook, our excellent server didn't even blink. It was also one of the best corpse reviver 2's ever. Husband had a gin martini and we thought it was excellent, but different. Brook explained they do a wash with orange bitters. It works. Doesn't detract but adds to the flavor of the gin. Will be trying this at home. We of course went for oysters. Again, Brook was wonderful in helping us choose, and her recommendations were excellent. The oysters come with several bottles of mostly hot sauces, as well as cocktail sauce and a vinegar sauce. I'd never tried hot sauce with oysters, but tried the green tabasco and was pleased to discover it is a decent addition. The menu is very original and creative. I had read about the Lobster Roe Pasta, so went for that and found it lived up to the hype, with succulent bits of shortribs and lobster. My husband had the fish sandwich, which he enjoyed, but the fries that came with it were really excellent. There was an appetizer scallop carbonara on the menu, which we opted for instead of dessert. It arrived barely warm. Brook quickly replaced it with apologies and took it off the bill. On top of all this, we had said we were going to a show and we got a wonderful unhurried meal, with great service in plenty of time to make the curtain. Really cannot wait to return.
Food: outstanding quality, always fresh, and well-made
Service: staff is super friendly and very professional
Ambience: casual romance
We considered to be the best restaurant in Boston. We love the fact that it's very hard to spend there more than $150 on a meal that includes includes main dishes, side dishes, drinks, dessert and tip. Perfect for anniversaries and special occasions.
As an out-of-towner, I am totally impressed with the massive selections of local oysters, mostly sourced from MA! The oysters are very fresh and it's always best to pair with wine. Me and my friend ordered a salad to split and the servers brought that in two plates, and that's what I call attention to details. The service is delightful and the food is wonderful.
I had dinner with my son. There was an extensive beer, wine and cocktail list. Everything we had was delicious. The waiter was well-versed on the oyster selection, and helped us novices with three different selections of oyster. Our fish dishes were very well prepared and seasoned. I will definitely go back if I have the chance.
This is a big dining hall. We didn’t have a bad time but I was really disappointed given the price - I was looking for a great seafood experience and a romantic venue. We probably ordered the wrong thing too - lobster buns. But we were craving them. The buns were big and doughy and overpowered the lobster. Meal was hugely expensive - best thing were the oysters we started the meal with. Plenty better places in Boston to spend your money in. Legal Seafood was better. Atlantic was my favorite.
We have been to Island Creek Oyster before and had very good meals and experiences. Our most recent meal was disappointing mainly because of the service. My wife and I ordered two different fish entrees and both came out raw in the center. This may have been borderline ok for the salmon but was not ok for the halibut. The waitress took the dishes back to the kitchen but when she brought it back noted that we did not like fish the way the chef likes to cook it. We eat out at least once a month and often will order fish and I'm not sure of any restaurant that typically sends out halibut where it is raw in the center. To rectify the situation the chef cooked our same pieces of fish a bit more and that was that. No other effort was made to appease us and we left feeling that it was our fault for not liking rare fish. Mind you we were never asked how we wanted fish cooked like at most restaurants.
Also, the food was good but it was not at the level of super tasty and creative like it has been in the past--especially given the price for the fish entrees which are on the high side for similar dishes in Boston.
There was a lunch listed online that was not available on Sunday brunch, also all the fish on the menu was fried and they ran out! We were serviced by almost 3 differnet people who were not all communicating and I had family from out of town who wanted good seafood. Will not recommend again.
We were in for lunch on Saturday, Nov 4, 2017. What an amazing dining experience. I have eaten plenty of times at ICOB before, but was so impressed with the service we received this weekend. When my sister told our waitress, Deidre, that it was my birthday, she pulled out all the stops for us and our mother. I have never felt so special at a restaurant before. She was attentive, funny and engaging. It is a meal I will remember for a long time!!
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