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“Stellar evening - entirely lived up to its reputation” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Island Creek Oyster Bar

Island Creek Oyster Bar
500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
617-532-5300
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Ranked #14 of 2,835 Restaurants in Boston
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
White Plains, New York
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“Stellar evening - entirely lived up to its reputation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

My wife and I were in Boston for the weekend, and had a great meal. Oysters, shrimp and crab cake all were perfect, so was the fish and chips and scallop mail courses. Service was attentive and the servers were engaging and fun. The Banana and chocolate desserts were out of this world. The decor was spacious and comfortable. Really a perfect evening at a well managed restaurant.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Will return to Island Creek every time I visit Boston!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This was our second time to Island Creek Oyster Bar and it was just as good our first meal. The Oysters were wonderful, there is such an amazing selection! The Oyster sliders are perfection! We each had a different fresh fish, the monkfish was excellent! Everyone enjoyed their fish! Such a treat, can't wait for my next opportunity to eat at Island Creek.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“totally fab”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

this is a great buzzy restaurant with wonderful food! cannot say anymore except that you should go along! book well in advance

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“too much attitude”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Food was uneven. Sent back my entree as it they had overcooked the fish. They did make the next one perfect, though somewhat flavorless. Come for the oysters if you love oysters. We had an issue with the reservation and the manager had a bad attitude, was downright nasty. Didn't care that the hotel had booked it, said "I will never honor any reservations they make with us again". Wow, really? Guess you are that busy that you don't care. Well, Atlantic Fish was much better food and service. So go there for seafood.

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“Outstanding Choice Before A Red Sox Game-Or Any Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

Island Creek offers great seafood, excellent beer, wine and cocktails, and fine service from a location in the heart of Kenmore Square, a short walk to Fenway Park. It gets very crowded before Red Sox games, and I therefore recommend reservations. The food was terrific: My fried clams were unusually good, and so too was the clam chowder. I do not like oysters, but one member of our party does, and she loved the local Island Creek oysters. Make sure to order the biscuits-they are unusual and very tasty.

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