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Island Creek Oyster Bar

500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
617-532-5300
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Ranked #9 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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Ellington, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Some friends suggested we meet them at ICOB and we walked past it, literally. Very unassuming outside, but clean fresh and vibrant inside. Good cocktails and beer selection local and global. Never had oyster before and sliders were crisp and succulent. Fish, burger, and chicken dinners all spot on. They share a bathroom with hotel so weird you go out... More

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weston vt
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We were in Boston for a Red Sox game and had a delightful dinner at the Oystet House. Lots of oysters..New menu each day..great interior. It was also my husband's birthday and he was greeted with "happy birthday" from the staff AND it was also printed on the venues we received. Very cool. A excellent meal and grand time.

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Montpelier, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

As a restaurant owner and relentless self critic I don't deliver praise lightly, and I try to moderate my picky nature when checking out new places. Whenever we get away a huge priority is checking out the coolest restaurants we can find. We've leaned on TA many times for advice and, while its a great place to start, its sometimes... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I have only recently starting eating oysters, so when it came time to take out oyster loving family for a thank you dinner, we chose IC. This was our first visit, and we were incredibly impressed. The waiter walked us through the drink menu. Another staff came over to describe the oysters available that day. We had an early dinner,... More

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Black Mountain, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The Island Creek Oyster Bar is more than that -- it offers full, gourmet meals as well as fresh oysters from various localo and regional ports. It's one of two restaurants in the Hotel Commonwealth (the other is Eastern Standard), and offers valet parking.

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Los Angeles
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Great selections of both oysters, entrees and beer! And being from SF, always nice to see Fernet at the bar!

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New Boston, New Hampshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Ate here on our stay at the Hotel Commonwealth - We had fried clams and an amazing lobster dish. Upon ordering we said we wanted to split the lobster dish and they said no problem when it arrived we thought we both got a full order. More food than we could of possibly eaten if we'd both ordered a dish... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This place is just around the corner from Fenway great location but parking is terrible but you can get your name on a list because there is a hotel attached to the restaurant and it is worth paying for valet if you are driving in on a game day. Prices are very reasonable for the Oysters as well as beer.... More

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Newbury
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is fabulous and if like us you happen to be staying in the commonwealth hotel, you must visit this restaurant and treat yourselves! You can tell instantly how good it is by the queue of people trying to book a table so recommend you book far in advance! The food was absolutely delicious and fresh, service first class... More

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