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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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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (63 reviews)
“island creek” (165 reviews)
“oysters” (932 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 2 days ago

Cynthia was really special. They didn't offer Makers Mark but she helped find the best bourbon substitute (there were many other premium bourbon choices) She helped us with the oyster choices, giving us a nice sampling, as well as other food selections. The monkfish and...More

Thank Dianne S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What great oysters, ambience, and service! It’s attached to the Hotel Commonwealth and absolutely worth a visit. The oysters were truly some of the best I’ve ever had. Wish I had room for dessert, maybe next time.

Thank KnoxMason
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I'm in Boston, this place draws me in like a magnet for oysters. The selection is extensive and delectable. Accompanied by good bread and food beer... it almost makes for a complete meal. The evening we were there, the other appetizers and main courses...More

Thank MSLovell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate brunch there on a Sunday -- imaginative menu; delicious food -- atmosphere crisp and fresh; obviously a favorite of many -- oysters yummy, clam crowder yummy, shrimp hotdog different but good

Thank Edie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great menu offered. If for whatever reason you don't fancy oysters, I highly recommend their burgers - the one I had was the tastiest burger I've had. Their clam chowder is also excellent.

Thank 14-anorak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted some outstanding seafood and the doorman extraordinaire at Liberty, John, suggested we check out Island Creek. We saddled up to the bar for lunch last Sunday and we were delighted with the exceptional food and the exceptional service. Our bartenders, Val and Nate,...More

3  Thank HapBresnahan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s attached to my hotel, so I didn’t have huge expectations - big mistake. I didn’t have an entree (will save that for a visit when I’m with others), but clearly this place is a destination. Grand but clean decor, well selected staff, and excellent...More

1  Thank bobmatnyc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here a couple of weeks ago while the Red Sox were off. Airy room, good service. Had the wedge salad (very good), mussels (very good). Mark enjoyed his oyster selection. Joni liked the soup and mussels. We shared the HUGE honey-&-butter-soaked buttermilk biscuit....More

Thank Robyn B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful, casual dress seafood place conveniently located in Kenmore Square. We had fresh oysters from Wellfleet and Orleans (from a choice of a dozen locales) and a terrific, cool and tasty ceviche. The salmon entree was like butter. Try the halibut on a potato sauced...More

Thank Gamon8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here before a 4pm Red Sox game. Our server mentioned that they have an award winning lobster roll so three of us ordered it and it was very good. I would order it again if we should find ourselves dining here again. They...More

Thank jlm129flo
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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Questions & Answers
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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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