Select Oyster Bar
Food & Wine America's Best New Wine Bars, Boston Mag Best New Restaurant & Best Wine Program, Improper Bostonian Best Seafood.
WE TYPICALLY SEAT PARTIES OF TWO & THREE AT OUR DINING COUNTER.
After 15 minutes past reservation time, we may seat your table. Please call us if you are running a bit late.
If you do not find the time slot you are looking for, give us a ring 857-239-8064.
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Sun - Fri 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Excellent food and service. Very fresh and innovative seafood.
Service was great and oysters were good, but way over priced.
This place is a gem. The food is absolutely delicious. Select Oyster Bar is definitely one of my favorite restaurant in town. I recommend their Octopus appetizer which won me over! They also have the best cocktails to accompany oysters and other apps. Service is excellent as well.
Was very excited to give Select oyster bar a try for Valentine’s Day.
Unfortunately was very displeased with the service. Asked for recommendations on the oyster, and waitress looked at us as if we were crazy. She gave a very unhelpful comment about them and left. Although we had little help on selecting oysters they were plated nicely and tasty. When it came to ordering our entrees waitress was very unhelpful, and made bad pairing recommendations. It was almost like she had no clue what any dishes looked like. My take away from Select Oyster Bar is only go there if you want an overpriced glass of wine and some oysters. Out of all the seafood in Boston I think I’d rather wait in a longer line for something better.
Unique variety of delicious seafood. Always ask re: the specials! The wait staff is attentive, knowledgable, and helpful.
The food is always delicious. I like ordering a lot of appetizers (both cold and hot) and sharing them with my party. The salmon crudo, cauliflower with shallot aioli, beet salad, and avocado toast are among my favorites. I am never disappointed with the food at Select Oyster.
Delicious food and friendly service! Go for fresh and well prepared seafood!
Good selection of oysters. Attentive service. Convivial atmosphere. Over cooked and over garnished halibut.
I wasn't aware that they include 20% tip on every order. Didn't really like that.
The food is absolutely outstanding - oysters, dressed lobster, crab salad - and the drinks are excellent. Really tough to match the quality of their food. Loved it (as usual)!
Select is consistently awesome!!
Brought a special person in my life to Select for their birthday. They were extremely happy with the food quality and cost for all the food we got. My only complaint would be that I wasn't told my reservation was at the bar, not a table. Other than that it was a fantastic night.
Excellent food, friendly service and cool vibe. We would definitely go back.
My wife got violently ill this time. Otherwise we are regulars and love it but something was off this night.
What a fun night! Service is spectacular! Food was incredibly delicious. Atmosphere was lively fun
Daughters 21st birthday.....excellent food and beverages!! Staff was awesome.
Great place and great service. Seafood was outstanding.
The tuna tartare and the bouillabaisse were outstanding. We loved our waitress too. The back room is a bit of a letdown but, at least, it was quieter.
The food will not disappoint at Select Oyster. Recommend ordering a bunch of appetizers and sharing.
This place is amazing! I hesitate to say because I still want to be able to get a reservation. My husband and I dine often and this is the best meal we have had In years. I heard they are opening a new French seafood restaurant on Newbury next fall and look forward to that too. I should of taken pics of the food but was having too much fun. Had the oysters, salmon crude, octopus, and char and they were all exceptional.
Great service. Very nice. I am vegan so I am handcuffed by the Avacod Toast was very good.
Consistently great food and servide
Lovely evening at Select. As a warning, larger groups (ours was 6 people) tend to be seated in the back which is a bit chilly in the winter and could do with some acoustic help!
Service was as good as the food, which was quite good. Would recommend, just mind the prices. Wine list was very nice.
Great find, but it's a bit pricey for what you get.
Was in town for New Year's Eve and went in for early dinner. Food was very good, staff was knowledgeable, professional and unpretentious and environment was casual. Enjoyed experience. Only critique is that we weren't informed prior to coming that they had a limited NYE menu in effect. Would have been helpful to know in advance given dietary restrictions of dining companions. Will try again to experience full menu.
Patio was too cold. 20% tip added on expensive wine is not ok. Food we very good. Would come with smaller group of max three and sit at the bar, that's a better experience.
The service was OUTSTANDING, thank you. The drinks (bourbon ... Lion-something) were so good. We were pleased with our dishes (halibut, cauliflower romesco, octopus, scallops sevice), but we weren’t blown away. And the items are very costly. So, we hope to be blown away. That said, it was very good.
Awesome place. Food was amazing. Highly recommend
Came here to celebrate a birthday. The raw bar and drinks were delicious and high quality. Didn't find the staff to be very personable but overall would go back and recommend to friends.
The food exceeded expectations. It was delicious and beautifully presented.
Excellent seafood with a lively atmosphere.
Impeccably fresh seafood with a little bit of fine Spanish-dining interpretation added. Great wines and cocktails.
Excellent food however a VERY expensive wine list. The by the glass prices were extreme
A great spot with a perfect selection of seafood! Great selection of wines. Fantastic service. Loved every bit of it
Great food. The server was very helpful making suggestions on menus choices. We were put at shared table however which I did not anticipate. It would have been nice if we were given an option or heads up at time of booking.
We made a reservation through Open Table for 2 and when we arrived we were offered seating at the bar with the explanation that tables were only available for parties greater than 2 and this was specified on the web-site. Unfortunately this was not listed in BOLD print and when we decided to leave, we were told we would be charged a "no show" fee. After some discussion we were able to get a table after all.
The pricing was listed as $ on the web but was actually $$ when we saw the pricing on the entres.
Food and service consistently excellent: oysters, clams and octopus all excellent.
Love this place! The seafood is so fresh. Small restaurant and very busy. Staff is friendly and attentive.