The wait is over to get a peek at what celebrated Boston-based restaurateur Garrett Harker has been up to in The Fenway as All That Fish + Oyster opens at The Bower on Thursday, September 7th. The first of four Harker concepts to be rolled out through 2024, All That is a spirited yet informal seafood restaurant and oyster bar that sits on the main floor of the all-new luxury mixed use building at 771 Beacon Street, and offers bold, globally-inspired eats that are inspired by Harker’s long standing relationship with seafood. Harker is one of the faces behind some of the city’s most iconic oyster bars (B&G, Island Creek Oyster Bar, and Row 34), and if you loved his game-changing Eastern Standard (and who didn’t, really?), you’re not going to want to miss this opening.
Award-winning culinary director Nemo Bolin designed the menu of bold, global flavors, which leans into high-quality catches. He cut his teeth at Edgartown’s L’Etoile and later worked with Harker at No. 9 Park before opening his own Cook & Brown Public House in Providence, and he grew up in a family of fishermen, so seafood is in his DNA. You’ll be able to order up a custom pile of chilled raw bar bites and mix and match some sharable starters, or dig into individual entrées or indulge in a whole fish for the table, which you can top with an assortment of sides.
It wouldn’t be a Garrett Harker concept without a stellar lineup of cocktails from acclaimed drinks expert Jackson Cannon, and All That Fish’s beverage menu doesn’t disappoint. The spirits savant behind the beloved drinks at The Hawthorne, Island Creek, and Eastern Standard worked his mixology magic to make drinks that stand up to the adventurous cuisine, with a special focus on rums, tequilas, and mezcals, as well as an eclectic collection of seafood-friendly wines and a slew of local craft beers.
Even if the menu doesn’t tempt you (it will), you can’t skip a visit because it’s not often that an all-new public building opens up in The Fenway, and the New York City–based firm Parts and Labor Design created a space that reflects the restaurant’s vibrant yet simple menu. There are nods to North American ice fisherman and oyster shacks of New England, an exposed raw bar and an open kitchen so you can watch all the chefs in action. Plus there’s plenty of seating for 75 people in the dining room on casual wooden banquettes and 14 on the sturdy oak black barstools, plus pops of color throughout, and a polished concrete floor. Come by before a game or a concert and take in all the people watching through the floor-to-ceiling windows that have an excellent view of Fenway Park.
To start, All That Fish + Oyster will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 5:00 to 10:00pm, with plans to expand into seven days a week, lunch and brunches later in the year. You can make a reservation here if you want to stop in and take a look. Give them a follow on IG, and give them a call at 857.305.3095 if you have any Qs.