What more can we say about Island Creek Oyster Bar? We don’t want to sound repetitive however. In a nutshell, it’s a lovely modern space with a great bar in Kenmore Square that makes solid seafood dishes and good cocktails, while providing excellent service. We always recommend ICOB to anyone who loves seafood, on the way to a Red Sox game or enjoys a nice meal on the town.We came here for the younger BMH sister’s birthday knowing she loves seafood and that she adores soft shell crabs. Unluckily, ICOB was not serving their soft shell crab special for dinner but we still had a wonderful time nonetheless.
Abigail’s Delight – house soda of fresh pineapple and homemade orgeat
Refreshing and delicious mocktail that definitely quenched my thirst and acted like an aperitif.
Half dozen raw oysters
ICOB’s oysters are always very good. We could easily make a meal out of a dozen or more with a glass of champagne.
Clam chowder- hand dug clams, buttermilk biscuits, house-cured bacon
My sister loves the clam chowder here because of the thickness and taste but I’m not as impressed because I feel there should be more clams. The biscuit on top is always freshly baked. Try it and decide for yourself.
The oyster slider is one of my favorite items on the menu. The flattened fried oyster is the star. Like the raw oysters, I could easily eat 4-5 of them in a sitting, however then I couldn’t try anything else.
This was a dinner special and it was well executed. The crispy herb crust and flaky tender cod went well with the creamy leek and lobster risotto. There were a good handful of lobster knuckle, one of the sweetest parts of the lobster. The portion was enormous as I had to take half home.
This is one of ICOB ‘s signature dishes. Everyone always raves about how lovely it is, and we agree. You get a relatively large portion for dinner. The meltingly soft short rib and lobster go well together. It’s like a surf ‘n’ turf in noodle form.
Island Creek Oyster Bar
500 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215