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Island Creek Oyster Bar

500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
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Ranked #10 of 2,815 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Kenmore
Transit: Kenmore
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90% Recommend
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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Thanks to Tara, we had a terrific date night last week even if it started badly. Two businessmen had decided to have a 20 minute extremely loud powpow (knee to knee) right next to my chair - banging me several times - while drinking and waiting at an 8 top (ie, they had plenty of room to NOT sit on... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I loved this restaurant and the amazing atmosphere and ambiance. The decor was modern and chic. It was a romantic dinner even though seating is crowded and it stays packed due to the ambiance The service was quick but odd because there was multiple servers for each table. We started off with the Crispy Oyster Slider which was amazing!!! I... More

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Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I made a reservation at Island Creek Oyster Bar for a Sunday night which was our final night of a long weekend trip to Boston. I had waited until about a week prior to our trip to make the reservations and was told that 5 PM was the only dinning time remaining---I did put our name on a cancelation list... More

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Duxbury, Massachusetts
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Took foodie friends from Toronto for drinks and dinner before a redsox game. Oysters and cocktails were excellent, service super friendly and efficient and excellent appetizers and entrées all around. We liked the atmosphere so much we went back after the game for a nightcap. Not inexpensive but great value as far as we were concerned and would highly recommend... More

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Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Our waitress was so sweet and so kind to us! We were lucky to her seats at 7 on a Saturday and she helped me choose my oysters. Also when my husbands steak came out over cooked, it was taken are of right away and a new one our quickly! Atmosphere was a cool vibe and the drinks were great... More

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Villanova, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We turned to ICOB for a nice dinner with family on a Friday night. The attention to detail was apparent from the beginning, with the menus that were customized for the day and dual waiter/waitress service for each table. The lobster bisque and lobster roll were absolutely fantastic, and the biscuit was the best I've ever had. The roll was... More

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Calgary, AB
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33 reviews 33 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I do not generally write restaurant review and this is only my second one but when I had a terrible experience at a restaurant that was ranked highly at tripadvisor, I feel like I need to share my experience with everyone. The service is great and our server is attentive but the food is horrible. This is an oyster bar... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We made reservations for Sunday brunch before a Red Sox game. After a rough start (hot subway, stalled train) we arrived stressed and a bit late, But our waiter said to relax, everything would be at our pace from that point on. And he was right - after lines and crowds in the North End, everything was slower and more... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We went for the lobster rolls, they were ok. The lobster bisque was very good. My girls had fish and chips and they had enough to share (children's portion). The restaurant was beautiful with oyster shells stacked in a metal cage/bin lining the wall. The service was excellent and at the end of dinner we received a lovely pallet cleanser... More

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Ellington, Connecticut
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

birthday dinner with a group, excellent food, excellent service, wonderful wine recommendations and close (walking distance) to Fenway Park, Just right for a Red Sox pre-game dinner

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