We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Island Creek Oyster Bar

#14 of 2,379 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Fenway / Kenmore
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606 (Kenmore)
+1 617-532-5300
16:00 - 23:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 10:30 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

1,620 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 1,511: English reviews
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

the name says it all. the oysters were fantastic, the presentation beautiful and the service impeccable. we will definitely return to island creek oyster bar. love it.

Thank alanagburns
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our expectations from the start were quite high given the amazing ratings that we say from others on Yelp and Trip Advisor. Upon entering, the decor and music overhead seemed above average, but nothing special. However, our server, Brook, not only made this original menu come to life -- her passion and detailed understanding of the ingredients combined with her... More 

Thank AroundTheWorld8080
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the oyster sliders and the lobster roll. Great white wine selection. Modern and open restaurant with a romantic ambience yet great for groups as well. The service was outstanding. We'll definitely come back!

Thank AngSimm
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant provides the greatest dining experience: fun, comfortable, excellent food and fantastic service. We have visited numerous times and have always left with a smile, eager to return. In our book, it sits at the top of the Boston food scene for its excellence and consistency.

Thank _pamouyal
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
127 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Island Creek Oyster Bar is the brick and mortar realization of the Oyster purveyor Island Creek Oysters. The restaurant is built on the company's fantastic selection of tasty oysters. It just so happens that the food is good too. There are many great tasting takes on a wide assortment of fishes and seafood. The atmosphere is modern yet cozy, comforting... More 

Thank spyro m
Level Contributor
119 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Had a wonderful dinner here while staying at the hotel - starting with drinks at the bar, my dinner companion having a couple of oysters there. When our table was ready, we each chose the special of the evening, three pound lobsters roasted in tarragon butter, fingerling potatoes and greens. Utterly fabulous - and a sufficient amount of lobster, for... More 

1 Thank lynx46
Scotland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Located within the Commonwealth hotel this is a great place for atmosphere and food. Prices are reasonable - if you love seafood this is the place to eat.

Thank scout1954
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the ambience and the food but the service was a bit off. That great hospitality and welcoming feeling u'd expect from such an expensive place was simply not there.

1 Thank ariolam
Level Contributor
51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Everything is good but the food is the best. Oysters were fresh and delicious. Fried clams and baked beans were perfect side dishes. Lobster roe noodle was special and lobster roll was excellent. Overall, this place has to be one of the best seafood restaurants in Boston. We had a wonderful New Year's Day family dinner and we all ended... More 

Thank Don Y
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
79 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Went to the restaurant with a number of friends for dinner. The restaurant has a modernistic look with very high ceilings and gives the upscale feel. The server was attentive and answered all of the questions that we had. The restaurant is focused on the clam bar. If you are not a fan or are impartial to clams/oysters than I... More 

Thank Mountaineer57

Travellers who viewed Island Creek Oyster Bar also viewed


Been to Island Creek Oyster Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
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
  • This restaurant is at Hotel Commonwealth

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Island Creek Oyster Bar and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question
over a year ago
1 month ago
Newton, Massachusetts
3 months ago
over a year ago

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Island Creek Oyster Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Fenway / Kenmore

Neighbourhood Profile
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 mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.
Explore this neighbourhood