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Island Creek Oyster Bar

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” (60 reviews)
“island creek” (162 reviews)
“oysters” (910 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 yesterday

I visited here in March 2018. While the food was good the service on the night was extremely slow. One waitress took our order but seemed to go elsewhere or off shift, and we waited an age between starter and main course. While we were...More

Thank MKE1
Reviewed 4 days ago

Dinner for four last night after the Army Navy Baseball game at Fenway Park. No reservation, no problem, arrived 9:22pm, 45 minute wait, they told us we could take cocktails from the bar up the Hotel lobby (much less crowded) and wait for a text....More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I had a great stop here. The food was awesome and our server was extremely friendly! We are from the midwest so helped us pick good seafood and even brought some complimentary things to try. Wonderful place!!!

Thank ShelleyMS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Island Greek Oyster is definitely the best upscale restaurant in the Kenmore/Fenway area (skip Eastern Standard down the block) and a great place to go for BU students when family is in town, or if you’re seeing a game or show at Fenway Park and...More

Thank kallen0637
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Where do I begin.. we had reservations since it was a Friday night. The cocktails at the bar were made with care from the bartendar [old fashioned and cachaca drink ] the server was great on presenting with menu that had my wife's name on...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oysters were great drinks were OK entrées were ehh. Oysters ran about 3.50 to 4.50 each and they were delicious. The entrées run about $40 each and they were not amazing, at $30 I still would’ve said they were not spectacular, fresh, yes but there...More

1  Thank Luvorlando1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I sat at the bar, ate the best fish and chips I have ever had and the flour less chocolate torte with coconut ice cream was heaven on a plate.

Thank starlightfarmtherapy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my teen daughter here for her first oysters...did not disappoint! First, our server was amazing... friendly, helpful, even talked to us about the city and the area we were in for a bit (not from Boston, visiting from IL). Everyone we came in contact...More

Thank MomGL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has an amazing raw food selection. No only do they have the largest selection of oysters I have ever seen, but they also have their own oyster farm from which they receive their Island Creek oysters. We tried the little neck clams, the...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I used to LOVE this place. I love seafood, raw and cooked, and this place was good! And great cocktails. The decline has been over months, now over a year, and my visits have been declining suitably. Tonight I had oysters with a tasteless mignonette,...More

Thank marie c
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
23 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.
5 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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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