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Island Creek Oyster Bar

500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
+1 617-532-5300
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (63 reviews)
“island creek” (165 reviews)
“oysters” (933 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
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Reviewed today

My husband and I ate here while staying at the hotel. He wanted oysters and knew from a previous visit they were good here. Our cocktails and oysters were a "5" but the rest of the menu was uninspired. Not a lot of choices. No...More

Thank Trumphodge
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a referral from a CA friend of ours who visits Boston often. From the start, our oyster platter four each of three varieties, our shared salad and our outstanding scallops over risotto were the best! The bread... OMG!

Thank JanW188
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

In town day one of ALCS, restaurant was busy, service was great, food was excellent. Clam chowder and lobster roll are highly recommended.

Thank WallyOcala
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stopped in with some friends for a quick lunch. The lobster roll was fantastic and the oysters were fresh and some of the best I ever had.

Thank Dean C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not our first visit to Island Creek, but one we always like to make while in Boston. The room itself is large, with a spacious bar. It tends to have a noisy, boisterous (but pleasant) vibe. Dress smart casual. This is a perfect...More

Thank Revlucky
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Horrible wait staff. Greeters were unfriendly and discourteous. Seem unable to handle the pressure of working at a restaurant. Many tables open but people still waiting for those tables. Entrees are a joke. Only saving grace are the oysters. Avoid

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I discovered a great place to enjoy a 5 o'clock dinner before a Red Sox game. One can valet their car for the going rate of any nearby parking. Also, the beer, wine selection is really quite good. I enjoyed about 6 Island Creek oysters...More

Thank Charlestee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love, love, love Island Creek. The oyster selection is second to none in Boston with some of the best purveyors on their menu. The seafood options give something for everyone from fried dishes and lobster rolls to fancy entrees and crudo. Love the wine selection...More

Thank BeforeSunrise
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with friends on a Saturday night. We didn’t have a reservation so we squeezed in at the bar. We ordered ceviche (against my personal rule of not eating this north of a Fort Lauderdale, Florida). It was tasty but the portion was small. It...More

Thank kelibundi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be honest, I’m not a fan of oysters so it was quite an eye-opener to see so many varieties on offer and to have such a knowledgeable and engaging waiter take you through the options. Another plus was the range of craft beers on...More

Thank Lost-In-Spice
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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
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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