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Select Oyster Bar

Restaurants, Seafood Back Bay
5 out of 5 stars
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Photograph: Courtesy Select Oyster Bar/James RoseSelect Oyster Bar
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Photograph: Courtesy Select Oyster BarSeared hamachi at Select Oyster Bar
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Photograph: Courtesy Select Oyster BarCeviche at Select Oyster Bar

Time Out says

5 out of 5 stars

Chef-partner Michael Serpa (formerly of Neptune Oyster) lures seafood lovers to his first solo venture, a townhouse-like enclave in the heart of the Back Bay. The impressive raw bar menu includes both East and West Coast oysters, plus peekytoe crab salad, dressed Maine lobster, and more. (Celebratory groups opt for grand seafood towers.) The menu often pairs New England seafood with Mediterranean techniques, best reflected by the signature blue prawns a la plancha and "taverna style," whole roasted sea bream. Bonus points go to the wine list, which usually includes orange wines and a seafood-friendly sparkling rose. 


Address: 50 Gloucester St
Cross street: Boylston St
Transport: Green Line to Copley
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 11:30am-2:30pm, 4:30pm-9:30pm; Fri-Sat 11:30am-10:30pm; Sun 11:30am-9:30pm
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