Best oysters ever

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by artslover on September 27, 2012

We stopped here for an early lunch before a Red Sox game because the restaurant is just around the corner from Fenway Park.

The restaurant is attached to the Commonwealth Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel. The space is very open and light filled, and very large. We arrived early but as the meal progressed the place became very full.

Walking to our table, we spied the oyster bar so had to have a sample. Being near the west coast and getting mostly oysters from there, we tried four east coast oysters. In general, they are larger in size than west coast oysters. The four we tried were all different but two, the Island Creek and the Shoal Coast oysters were the best we had ever had. We followed with baked beans and bacon, and fried clams with fries. Although it both of those dishes were quite filling for lunch, we also sampled the dessert special and ice cream sandwich.

It was a very enjoyable lunch which kept me filled through out the following hours at the ball park.
Island Creek Oyster Bar
500 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts, 02115
(617) 532-5300

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