Best of Boston

BEST Seafood Restaurant, upscale

2012 BEST Seafood Restaurant, Upscale
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Island Creek Oyster Bar

Boston

There are a few ways to enjoy this new Kenmore Square institution: tucked away in the corner of the dining room by the oyster-shell-lined walls; perched at a high-top in the lounge; or sitting at the raw bar. Wherever we… read more»

2011 BEST Seafood Restaurant, Upscale

Island Creek Oyster Bar

Boston

Duxbury’s Island Creek Oysters are a fixture on menus at some of the nation’s top restaurants and a household name among area foodies. So it’s no surprise that when oyster farmer Skip Bennett teamed up with local chef Jeremy Sewall… read more»

2011 BEST Seafood Restaurant, Upscale
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Island Creek Oyster Bar

Boston

Some places are just right for producing certain kinds of edibles—the right soil, the right temperature, the right weather. It turns out Massachusetts’ Duxbury Bay has the perfect tides for oyster farming, as Island Creek Oyster Company’s fresh and briny… read more»

2003 BEST Seafood Restaurant, Upscale

Aura

Boston

First, the bad news: There’s no clear view of the water. Now, the good news: With seafood this fresh, you know you must be close. Unusual pairings such as scallop and crab come matched with exactly the right sides—in this… read more»