Had the pleasure of dining with my spouse at ICOB in July of this year.
It's considered to be one of the best restaurants in Boston, and I would agree it should be on the list of anyone looking for dining options in Boston.
The food here is best summarized by the title of this review - It's ALL about the oysters! Their raw bar is by far, the most exceptional I've ever sampled. We tried a dozen oysters, 6 different varieties in total. All were amazing. All kinds of accompanyments to experiment with to top the oysters, from traditional mignonette to a variety of hot sauces. Really, this portion of our meal was exceptional, memorable and flawless. Also - MUST try the oyster sliders - really good!
We were less impressed with the mains. I had monkfish, and my wife had the Lobster Roe noodles. My dish was only OK - they'd burnt the spaetzle in the dish, and the fish was rather drab in taste. The noodle dish was tasty but VERY heavy. After half the dish, you were done with it. Overall mains were a bit of a let-down after the stellar oysters.
Tried a desert offering (take on a strawberry shortcake but in donut form) - Quite good.
Wine offerings are many, and good. Easy to find an affordable bottle to match with your meal.
Service is overall good, although my initial server had a bit of the "I'm cooler than thou" hipster attitude which I find rather humerous more than off-putting.
Decor definitely has WOW factor. Beautiful, modern.
Next time we're in Boston I will return, but only for the raw oysters (OK and maybe the oyster sliders) A dozen each followed by desert, and you've got the perfect night out!
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