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Island Creek Oyster Bar - Boston

4.6
4.6
4129 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    MON - THU: 04:00 PM - 11:00 PM FRI: 4:00 PM - 11:30 PM SAT: 11:30 AM - 11:30 PM SUN: 10:30 AM - 11:00 PM

  • Phone number

    (617) 532-5300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jeremy Sewall

  • Neighborhood

    Kenmore Square / Fenway

  • Cross street

    Kenmore

  • Parking details

    Metered parking is available in and around Kenmore Square, or we offer valet for $16.

  • Public transit

    Kenmore

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,129 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. KS

    KenS

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Coming from the NYC and the Global restaurant scene, Island Creek is always consistent in quality, fresh, upbeat, restaurant experience. We've been back a few times on our visits to Boston. Of course, we'll be back again!!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great staff
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Island Creek! It never fails to deliver an outstanding experience. Great food, great ambiance, great service. A go to!
  4. AD

    AmazingDiningl

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, everything about Island Creek was perfect, from the service to the ambiance to the meal and drinks. We are huge fans and can't go too long without your delicious oysters without going into withdrawal!
  5. MS

    MaddieS

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food is incredible. Large selection of oysters and other raw bar. Plenty of choices for entrees whether or not you want seafood. The squid ink pasta was especially delicious!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Very slow, poor service. Waitress went mia for 15 minutes. Food extremely mediocre. $35.00 lobster roll was lobster salad in heavy mayo. Not much lobster for the money. Hamburger was supposed to be medium well was charred. Husband like the fried clams
  7. ST

    SimonT

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Amazing place. Highly recommend. But they served my main before I finished my oysters. A part from that mistake everything was great, specially the service
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brooke was outstanding!
  9. i

    iaboston

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant! Fantastic meal again last night.
  10. LT

    LeahT

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service. The biscuit was out of this world.
  11. ID

    InaD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We had a great meal!
  12. PS

    PaulS

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great but very dark in the dining area.
  13. JW

    JohnW

    Seattle

    149 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    149 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Five stars for The Biscuit alone, but the oyster bar itself is top notch. Beautiful selection, great suggestions from the wait staff, perfect shucking. A little on the energetic end of the noise spectrum, but the food on the plates in front of you makes you forget the buzz.
  14. EM

    EllenM

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This restaurant is one of our favorite places in the city! The food is absolutely first rate, the service is wonderful, friendly and efficient. It has become our go-to place for celebrating! Thank you for another memorable dinner. Yum!
  15. v

    victoriao

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and fresh!!!
  16. R

    Robbi

    New York Area

    153 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    153 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nicely, done, Island Creek.
  17. KP

    KellyP

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a great time! Wonderful place! Great service! Great food!
  18. SC

    SamanthaC

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Island Creek is Over priced and over rated. Service at the bar was average. Had raw bar oysters ICO and wellfleets - good but no different than if they were $1 oysters. 3.50+ was ridiculous. Paying for the name of restaurant - nothing else.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really cool place, food was outstanding with interesting combinations of flavors! Also really good hot sauce that you can buy, from Row 34!
  20. FH

    FinleyH

    New England

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had lobster rolls that were delicious. The desert that had perfiteroles were delicious also. Just wish there were a little more lobster and less roll on the lobster rolls. Otherwise it was very good
  21. O

    Oyster

    New England

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seated promplty. Attentive service. And as always, outstanding food!!
  22. f

    foodie

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Love it every time we go.
  23. AV

    AnaV

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience as usual at Island Creek. Hands down my favorite dining spot for oysters and QT with my Love. Always excellent service and fresh, delectable fare. Highly recommend.
  24. GR

    GRock

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never fails. Always outstanding.
  25. T

    Teddy

    New England

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In town for medical apt and decided to have dinner after. Oysters were fresh and delicious! Mussels on app menu was a good sized portion enough for my dinner. We tried the clam and lobster chowders and enjoyed them as well. Our waiter encouraged us to try the honey biscuit with the rosemary butter and we were not disappointed. Sweet enough to enjoy as dessert with a steaming hot cup of coffee.
  26. LM

    LizM

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great! Especially the oysters!
  27. m

    marc

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great oysters and fresh fish good drinks Service was good
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Hostess not very insightful
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best seafood in Boston! Amazing menu, waitress, and ambience. 10/10 recommend!
  30. c

    copperbum

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    So hit or miss. This time a miss. Entree fish undercooked and sloppy. Service also poor, with me overhearing waiters saying how desperate they were to clock off....not the sort of thing you want to hear in a pricey restaurant
  31. C

    Corey

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wasn’t aware until yesterday that ICOB had brunch and it was quite good! The restaurant itself is a great space and the food was excellent... especially their homemade biscuits with rosemary butter served on a platter of honey—delicious!
  32. K

    Kimpe

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The oysters were so fresh. The lobster roe noodles were delicious. And the non-alcoholic drink called Zuzu's Palace was refreshing with a perfect amount of sweetness. Service was fantastic. Highly recommend.
  33. RA

    RayA

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Maybe it’s because my first time there the service was over the top outstanding, and the food super memorable, that this time things may have been above average but not outstanding. Service was slow and inattentive. Food was fine but nothing memorable. So a solid 4 stars down from 5 the last visit.
  34. SC

    SuCar

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The oysters were absolutely fantastic. We also enjoyed the haddock, lobster roll, and Brussell sprouts. The chef did very well with modifications due to allergies/preferences, as did the wait staff. Very attentive. The music was outstanding. Really added to the upbeat vibe. Definitely going back.
  35. PM

    PatrickM

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    I ordered the fish and chips, and while it was battered and cooked perfectly, my french fries were cold.
  36. M

    Mwyman

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants, absolutely love Island Creek!
  37. B

    Brookline

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal for a special occasion, my husband’s 60th birthday. I had been concerned about the noise level based on a visit a few years ago but this time it was great. Lovely comfy round table in a corner made the evening feel very special. Very good service, drinks and food.
  38. I

    Imedoc

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Buttermilk biscuits were fabulous! They are almost a meal in themselves. Oysters were fresh and excellent.
  39. TD

    ThomasD

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I once again dined for our anniversary and once again had a wonderful time. We love the oysters as always and the fried oyster slider is one of those dishes I can't stop thinking about and it lasts mere moments when we eat it. The staff was attentive and never overbearing and we had a fantastic third anniversary.
  40. BE

    BrianE

    New England

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Seems to have fallen off a bit on execution. Food was poor- taste, quality, portions, etc.

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Island Creek Oyster Bar - Boston is rated 4.6 stars by 4129 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Kenmore

  • Neighborhood

    Kenmore Square / Fenway

  • Hours of operation

    MON - THU: 04:00 PM - 11:00 PM FRI: 4:00 PM - 11:30 PM SAT: 11:30 AM - 11:30 PM SUN: 10:30 AM - 11:00 PM

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Metered parking is available in and around Kenmore Square, or we offer valet for $16.

  • Public transit

    Kenmore

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jeremy Sewall

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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