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Island Creek Oyster Bar

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
+1 617-532-5300
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (53 reviews)
“island creek” (161 reviews)
“oysters” (909 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Reservations recommended! The Lobster Roe Noodle were awesome! Also the banana pie and doughnuts were wonderful! Sweater weather cocktail was delish!

Thank travelmomteacherwife
Reviewed 5 days ago

Hostesses: Unfriendly Bartender: Very good, excellent drinks Server: Friendly, efficient and knowledgeable about food and wine-pairing Food: Ceviche tasty but tiny serving with no accompaniment; striped bass special un-inspired with heavy sauce; fish and chips adequate Atmosphere: Trendy Verdict: Will not return

Thank babs58ct
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great scene and excellent food. Waiter was really great helping us with our oysters selection. Lobster roll was excellent and greatly paired with a glass of draft cinder.

Thank sash2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A stylish Oyster Bar with great raw bar and a bunch of different oysters. Wines are a bit over the top regarding prices. Loved the fried clams also.

Thank design_wm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was a good place to eat. I ordered the lobster roe noodles, one of the House specialties. It was good, except a little on the salty side. Plenty of lobster in it. Someone else in our party ordered lobster roll which was good...More

Thank specialkell55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just had dinner here last night. From the minute we sat down, we were treated to a wonderful experience. Lindsay, the wine director, was so professional and knowledgeable. She recommended a very nice Sauvignon Blanc. Moving on to our meal, our oyster appetizer was...More

1  Thank Ct03traveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant looks amazing, but was so huge it lacked a little in atmosphere and intimacy. The food was good, but very pricey for an average lobster roll. The dishes were explained if you needed it and the choice of oysters was very good.

Thank fuzzywuzz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We would definitely return. The seafood is fresh and well prepared. The fried platter I had was top notch. Nice oysters served in a tasting order, and ceviche with a twist. Service is attentive but not overwhelming. The portions of entrées were also fair given...More

Thank Gamberioni
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was fantastic! Great oysters, great setting, great service. There are a ton of different kinds of oysters, but our waitress did an excellent job explaining all of them. The mains were excellent as well, and we were treated to scrumptious donuts for dinner...More

Thank Amelia E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing oysters selection. Great crudo,salads and fish. We enjoyed it so much that we still talk about it. you should go.

Thank TravelMiotta
Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but
loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this
home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find
victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical
Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located
within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign
is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the
city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports
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22 January 2017|
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Response from scout1954 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry just seeing this now. I would say medium price range. Should be able to get menu on website.
4 November 2016|
Response from 922saundrar | Reviewed this property |
I know that they have a Sunday brunch menu and they open at 10:30 AM on Sundays. I don't know what time their brunch runs until. Sorry.
4 November 2015|
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Response from travellerNewton | Reviewed this property |
I echo the VICKING comment above- just say you're going to the hotel, joining guests for dinner, whatever. Commonwealth Hotel is attached to Island Creek Oyster Bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
  • Public Transportation: Kenmore
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Fenway / Kenmore
  • Neighbourhood: Fenway / Kenmore
  • Phone Number: +1 617-532-5300
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Hotel Commonwealth
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