Island Creek Oyster Bar is one of my favorite restaurants in Boston! From the ambiance, to the decor, the friendly staff, and of course the food
My fiance and I went this past weekend and had such a fun night! We were able to make a reservation (thanks to Brittany!) and were seated right when we arrived. The place was packed. We were starving and decided to order the No Shell Mussels in white wine cream, garlic, shallots, parsley right when we sat down. They are a great addition to any meal, the mussels are fresh and NO SHELL- can’t beat that, but the flavors of the dish is what makes it so unique.
I decided to go for some raw bar oysters (I got the island creek oysters which are my favorite and the Chatham ones)
Sam went for one of my favorite dishes on the menu (I of course had a few bites, I mean he ordered two so it was only fair), the CRISPY OYSTER SLIDERS!!! This dish is a MUST for anyone who likes oysters and comes to Island Creek for dinner. The sliders come on a brioche roll with lettuce, pickled onion, and lime chile aïoli.
The kitchen/staff were nice enough to then send out the Faroe Island Salmon Tartare with cucumber, sesame, and chive. It was a very nice, light, and refreshing and SUPER FRESH taste to have between the oyster sliders, mussels and then our main dishes.
and some homemade veggie chips:
Sam ordered the Grilled Atlantic Swordfish which came with mushroom ragout, ricotta gnocchi, melted leeks, and mustard greens. This was a recommendation from our waiter, Josh. He definitely knew what he was talking about. The gnocchi really solidified this dish
And I went with my usual there, LOBSTER ROE NOODLES with braised short rib, grilled lobster, oyster mushrooms, and pecorino. EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS DISH IS AMAZING. I have never seen a dish even remotely similar to this one anywhere else. The picture speaks for itself.
After all this food we were STUFFED… we unfortunately had no room for dessert But we did stay for an hour later sipping on some after dinner drinks:
My new favorite at the moment is Frangelico which is a hazelnut liqueur. Thank you Rochelle for the introduction
Josh sent us out two complimentary drinks as well, I am still not really sure what they were… but Sam loved them and managed to finish both.
THANK YOU ISLAND CREEK FOR AN AAAAMAZING MEAL! And thank you to Brittany, Josh and Melissa for contributing to our very fun date night