About Island Creek Oyster Bar
Island Creek Oyster Bar is named simply after our farmer, built on the ideal of bringing guests closer to the farm. Chef Jeremy Sewall offers a daily changing menu with a raw bar featuring Island Creek Oysters and an updated, seasonal selection of New England seafood.
$31 to $50
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Metered parking is available in and around Kenmore Square, or we offer valet for $16.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Island Creek Oyster Bar Ratings and Reviews
overall It's Ok, staff were friendly, ju ...
overall It's Ok, staff were friendly, just want to complain about the temperature indoors, I got almost frozen and had to put on my sweater, just wanna get cosy on a Sunday morning , obviously one could not do it here at the oyster bar. The lobster omelet served with a large portion of undercooked potatoes. I ordered three oysters, highlight of the day. ate em raw, and I felt like in heaven! would consider a second visit as long as they make it warmer inside the restaurant.
My wife and I had reservations for two. ...
My wife and I had reservations for two. We sat at the bar while we waited for or table but enjoyed the bar so much we gave up our table and eat at the bar. The place is beautiful and the service is great. Very talented bartenders that definitely know what they are doing. The food was delicious. They had a great selection of oysters which we enjoyed. I strongly recommend the lobster roe noodles. They are a staple there and I completely understand why! If you're in town for a couple of days you have to try this place for sure. You will not be disappointed.
I've organized multiple business and fri ...
I've organized multiple business and friend/family gatherings here. My biggest take away ? You can never ever go wrong.....Always so fresh, unique food pairings and the food presentation itself is perfect! (I live minutes from where Island Creek Oysters are farmed, I'm an oyster addict, but even for those who are not this is the perfect place!)
food was very good but slow in coming. ...
food was very good but slow in coming. we had 16 oysters plus ceviche which came out quickly followed by the sliders. Then the smoked fish pate took quiet a bit of time to come out. They apologized for the delay. our entre was the halibut and it also took a little longer than we expected. We enjoyed our experience and I think that the complimentary cake bites made up for the delay.
The oysters were fantastic, the cocktail ...
The oysters were fantastic, the cocktails were made perfectly. Our waiter Nate was knowledgeable and friendly, never rushing us. Considering the Yankees were in town for a night game the noise level was never to loud and we never felt rushed.
Was very excited to celebrate a birthday ...
Was very excited to celebrate a birthday lunch with my family at Island Creek. We had a reservation for 1:00pm and all they were serving was a very limited brunch menu. This was surprising as there was no mention on their website what the brunch hours were. I made an assumption that there are other people with food allergies and they would have a gluten free menu. Nope. When I asked our server if they had any gluten free options, it was as if we were asking for the moon - she was like "sorry". Maybe she was having a bad day but Island Creek can do better. I don't have a food allergy but I've dined with many who do and almost every restaurant these days is at least aware and offers options.
I've always had positive experiences her ...
I've always had positive experiences here and Sunday lunch with my family was no exception. Good service, great oyster selections and a changing menu to keep repeat visits interesting, and fun and modern atmosphere. Just a note that while I appreciate the addition of mocktails on the drinks menu, they should be larger given the price.
Great food, great atmosphere and excelle ...
Great food, great atmosphere and excellent locations. The menu was a little too pricey for the service that was given. Waitress didn't visit often and wasn't very pleasant. Not what you expect when you pay 5 star prices. Also they ran out of bread for the evening which was a disappointment since I heard great things about the addicting bread. Overall however it was a great restaurant and would definitely go back again. Just please work on the service and the amount of bread you stock.
Leading up to the dinner, we had a very ...
Leading up to the dinner, we had a very good experience. We had to add a person to the reservation and had to change the time and they were very accommodating.
The oysters were excellent. The rest of the entrees were pretty good. We got lobster rolls, crab cakes, soup, and one person ordered the halibut. They didn't blow us away but were all very good.
Our main problem was with the service. From the beginning, it seemed like our waiter was displeased with us, despite really trying to be nice to him. Maybe he was having a bad day, but I could see him rolling him eyes at us and talking about us to the other staff under his breath. For the price you're paying I would expect better service.
Fabulous food, excellent wine suggestion ...
Fabulous food, excellent wine suggestions and several bonus items made our lunch here so special even though it was simply a day trip to Boston. Both the sommelier, Lindsay and server, Justin made the experience special balancing her vast knowledge with his attentive follow through. It was our best meal out in a long time and we are so
We live an hour or so from Boston but we ...
We live an hour or so from Boston but we were in town for a Red Sox-Yankees game. We invited my daughter who works in Cambridge to join us for dinner before the game. It was easy for her to get there as the T is right next door to the restaurant. Also, she is not currently eating fish so we were a little worried what she would find. After an appetizer of our favorite oysters, my husband and I ordered the night's special of Bluefin Tuna with a risotto cake--yummy. The good news was my daughter had a hamburger and said it was fantastic. A seafood restaurant that can also do a great burger--really good!!! The server was very helpful in picking out a good beer and was exceptionally knowledgeable about the entire menu. The atmosphere here always seems festive. Oh ,,,,and yes the Sox won.
Exceptional as always! Their oysters are ...
Exceptional as always! Their oysters are the BEST! Seafood is always fresh and perfectly cooked. This time i got Tilefish for the first time, and i loved it. Flaky white fish with potato gnocchi, finished everything till the last drop. Wish I could eat like that every day... You will never go wrong with this restaurant!
Normally we love and rave about Island C ...
Normally we love and rave about Island Creek. However, this time the service and experience was a little rocky. Our server was new and didn't know the menu, and we had to have our order fixed a few times. Mix that with a large party of intoxicated people directly behind us who made it feel like a sports bar rather than a fine dining establishment. After asking to be moved as far away from the party as possible and getting a different server, the rest of the meal was relatively enjoyable. The manager comped our drinks and our oysters.
First off, Island Creek is a beautifully ...
First off, Island Creek is a beautifully decorated restaurant, has a great vibe, and the food is usually delicious. That being said, this was my second time going to Island Creek for brunch and my second time having incredibly slow waitstaff. Our brunch took 2+ hours (on a Sunday afternoon when the restaurant was NOT full) simply because our waitress refused to come back to check on us after we said we needed "a few more minutes" to look over the menus. Not sure why a few minutes turned into 30+ minutes of trying to get her attention, but it did. And then, when we finally did order, the food took at least 30 more minutes to come out. I requested eggs over easy instead of scrambled, and the yolk came out completely overcooked. The waitress was accommodating in putting in a new request, but by the time I got my new (slightly less cooked but still over cooked) eggs, I had finished the majority of my meal. Probably will not return for brunch in the short term, despite being in such a great location.
We had a terrific time at Island Creek, ...
We had a terrific time at Island Creek, which was nice, because our first experience left something to be desired in terms of service. This time we had lots of great Oysters, Elana & Lindsay were both incredibly helpful and friendly, and we also had some great other dishes, including the salmon tartar, shishito peppers & eggplant, clams & clam chowder, etc. We'll be back, soon!
We went to Island Creek Oyster Bar befor ...
We went to Island Creek Oyster Bar before a Red Sox game. Most of the people in there were going to the game so it was very lively and the bar was packed! The food was excellent! My husband had oysters(2 kinds) and said they were really good and fresh! I ordered the salmon tarte which was fresh and light. For dinner I had the halibut and he had the lobster noodle dish. Both were good but they came out way to fast to be freshly cooked. Our waiter was outstanding and made dinner a great experience!!! I would definitely recommend going especially if you like seafood!
We were told to eat here when we arrived ...
We were told to eat here when we arrived for a baseball weekend in Boston. It was fabulous. We could not get dinner reservations, but our lunch on Saturday was so much fun. Beautiful restaurant, great waitress, my husband said the Island Creek Oysters, which he had not had before, were the best he had ever eaten. I had a delicious lobster roll. Desserts were also very good. Don't miss this great seafood restaurant.
We are from NJ and whenever we visit fam ...
We are from NJ and whenever we visit family in the Boston area, Island Creek is at the top of our list. In 3 days this past weekend we ate there twice, their sister restaurant Row 34 once and Island Creek catered out nieces wedding, wonderful! Can't say enough good things, try the oyster sliders, the noodles with short ribs and lobster and they have the best fried clam strips ever.
Really good food, especially the treatme ...
Really good food, especially the treatment of the oysters (obviously). The service was highly efficient, to the point of being rushed. In that sense it lacked professionalism - no warmth, and always the sense that people are hovering over you.
We had Island Creek on our list to visit ...
We had Island Creek on our list to visit for a while, and the wait was truly worth it! We celebrated our anniversary that evening, and were treated with delicious surprises through out our dinner. Our waitress was outstanding, friendly and had perfect timing when visiting our table.i have already told some friends, and they are looking forward to making their reservation as well.
Oyster sliders are a must. Crab cake was ...
Oyster sliders are a must. Crab cake was full of crab meat. The Ipswich clams were great. The lobster roe noodles, not so much. The noodles were bad but everything else on the plate was delish. The Cape Cop Striped Bass was perfectly cooked and we loved it.
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