Select Oyster Bar

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1161 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Select Oyster Bar, the first solo venture from chef Michael Serpa, is a neighborhood oyster bar & seafood restaurant in the heart of Back Bay. Select offers fresh, local seafood with Mediterranean influences in a cozy brownstone space. A carefully curated raw bar, creative crudo, and thoughtful fish entrees round out the menu. A seafood centric wine program feature classic pairings as well as off the beaten path selections is the center of the beverage program, alongside artisan cocktails and craft beer.

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.
Visit our website for more information on our reservations.

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What 1161 people are saying
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Student
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service here were both excellent, they have a great selection of fresh seafood all of which was delicious. The restaurant is very nicely decorated and not too loud, very comfortable atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

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vipsvdddddd
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special place. The platter is special. The service is friendly and passionate.

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WillB
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great to try a new spot for me and my daughter that loves seafood and oysters as much as I do! Ate outside due to the you know what and tables were appropriately distanced. Our server was friendly and informative, with the right amount of giving us attention. Food was excellent -- fresh and flavorful. Would definitely go back again when in town.

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vipRobertA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service with a great atmosphere! Been many times and will continue to go! Highly recommend!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always great service and meals at Select!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great oysters, shrimp and salmon crudo. Service was great and nice makeshift patio out front was very pleasant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh seafood and excellent service. It’s great that they will allow you to reserve outdoor dining it is the only way to go right now!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Plenty of space to keep distance inside. Great dining experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service.

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vipMert
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always interesting, well-prepared, and delicious. You can't go wrong with Select!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! I really enjoy the food and the staff is great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Boston!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Pricey but perfect. Outdoor tables are on the street blocked off by jersey barriers. For this restaurant’s price point, I would wish that they tried harder to maintain some sense of ambience. The intersection right by them is very busy. If you’re looking for a romantic setting, there are other options in the area. Itnot so bad that it would deter me from coming back, as the food, service and wine selection were amazing.

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vipMarcoM
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great flavor combinations for really clean fish based dishes. Excellent service. An A+

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vipTrentP
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently one of the best and most underrated restaurants in the city. Impeccable service and execution. Great wine choices.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Select oyster bar was exactly what I was looking for on my weekend trip to Boston. The food was excellent and I CANNOT say enough amazing things about our server/bartender Gina. She was pleasant, had a great attitude, was absolutely wonderful at her job and she provided great conversation. She truly made our experience amazing! We will most definitely be back!

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vipTimG
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. One of the best in Boston. Highly recommend.

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Chloe
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went to Select for my birthday which has been a new tradition! The food and drinks were fantastic. We were a little disappointed that the oyster selection was limited but understand during COVID times. Please bring in some Maine oysters soon!

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PatrickC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place , it’s one of my favorite places to go

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vipJoeGreene
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places. Well run business with people who care and you can tell.

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vipKris
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent spot for fresh seafood, wine and drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Bryant ( not sure if we heard him correctly through the mask) was amazing! Made sure we had everything we needed and made us happy to be out dining again. The entire staff was very friendly and accommodating. Will definitely go back.

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vipkennethllaw
New England
15 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurant in Boston. The avocado toast is amazing the grilled octopus amazing and the staff the very welcoming .... welcome back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The octopus and the clams were fantastic. Plating was beautiful. Servers were really nice. Would recommend.

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vipkennethllaw
New England
16 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Is the best seafood restaurant in Boston hands down. The level of service, the wine selection and most importantly the food is wonderful and not to be missed. Glad you guys are back

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TMS5
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great protocols in place to deal with COVID. One of our favorite places in Boston. Outstanding food, wine, and service. Thanks to Gina for taking care of us each time we are there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As awesome as usual despite the Covid conditions. It was obviously quieter than usual but what a great place regardless. One of the best food/service combos in Boston.

JK
vipJeanineK
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

people really nice!! great food and big distances between diners

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vipItalianshopper
New England
70 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Select Oyster is always great!! We met the chef/owner and had a great time chatting with people 6 feet away!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Vibe isn’t quite the same given the restrictions but we are grateful to have them back.

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thedoc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SO glad Select is back! The best oysters I’ve ever had. All the food is incredible. I felt very safe dining inside. They rearranged the room to be socially disant, everyone wore masks and had lots of sanitizer.

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LisaK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant never disappoints! Seafood is fresh and inventive, and oysters are perfectly shucked!

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KTDG
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time as always. And Catherine was the best waitress! Her recommendations were great!

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Kelly
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a few mixed cocktails, each a generous portion, and made quite well.
We spilt 3 appetizers. The raw oysters were of top quality and perfectly shucked. The baby clams with a somewhat spicy chorizo was also excellent.
However the avocado toast was really subpar. The “toast” was not made from a decent bread, and the avocado was extremely lemony. We couldn’t even eat it — a 1 out of 5 stars.

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vipHenryF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best Lobster ROLL S im town!! Great Location !!! I will cone back

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NancyT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious !! Thumbs up all around . Highly recommended

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience1

Seated in back room which is was terrible.

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vipRitaRMP
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch. Had 2 entrees (lobster roll and bouillabaisse) for 4 of us, along with many starters including dozen oysters, beet salad, petit clams, scallops, white anchovies - all were delicious and served hot. Tip included with bill, was surprised by that, but appropriate amount. Did not like requirement to provide credit card information when making reservation.

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Andrewd
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always, but the service is what puts this place over the top. Andrew was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience3

No desert - I couldn’t surprise my husband with candle -desert

FAQs

Select Oyster Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. Select Oyster Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (857) 239-8064.

Select Oyster Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 1161 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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