Trendy Seafood: Island Creek Oyster Bar, Boston

7 Sep

I‘d had my eye on the Island Creek Oyster Bar for a while, so we came here for my birthday. It’s got a trendy, yuppy-ish ambiance in the front with a large U-shaped oyster bar and several high-tops. Further back in the restaurant are the tables where a slightly older crowd and families were seated.  The mood was lively with lounge-like music in the background.

Island Creek Oyster Bar (ICOB) - oyster sliderWe started with oyster sliders (ordered individually) – yum!

ICOB - clam chowderThe clam chowder was fantastic – creamy, with tons of fresh clams

ICOB - bluefish cevicheBluefish ceviche.

ICOB - bassThe menu is constantly changing, but the fish entrees are all delicious, served with seasonal vegetables. I had the sea bass over shiitake mushrooms and baby bok choy.

ICOB - bluefishHubby had the bluefish over sweet corn, tomatoes, and a creamy sauce.

ICOB - donut shortcakeThe only disappointment of the night was dessert. Our server spoke highly of the donut shortcake, so we decided to give it a try. It was a stale, dry, plain donut topped with whipped cream and strawberries, surrounded by sweet cereal. It seemed like something a 5-year-old might make.

The Final Word: ICOB is one of my favorite places for seafood in the Boston area. I’m excited to see what creative entrees will be on the menu the next time I go. But I’ll stay away from the desserts!
Island Creek Oyster Bar on Urbanspoon

Info: Island Creek Oyster Bar, 500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA USA

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