The Island Creek Oyster Bar partners—Chef Jeremy Sewall, Skip Bennett, Garrett Harker and Shore Gregory—spread the gospel of oyster culture to Burlington with the opening of their second Island Creek Oyster Bar location within The District. Mirroring its citified sister restaurant, ICOB Burlington continues its pursuit of placing seafood at the center of a collaboration joining farmer, chef and diner.
Open for lunch and dinner service, Island Creek Oyster Bar remains market- and seafood-driven, providing a venue for fishermen and shellfish farmers from across the country to showcase their catch. The restaurant features a dynamic raw bar program that spans the North American coastlines and offers additional embellishments like dayboat lobsters, littlenecks and hand-harvested razor clams out of Duxbury Bay. A daily selection of crudo and ceviche allows the kitchen the ability to play with flavors and techniques.
Nationally-recognized Bar Director Jackson Cannon has created a beverage program that’s delicate, seasonal and playful. With an emphasis on sparkling cocktails, vermouth and house-made shrubs, the drink list accentuates and extends the seasons. Whimsical Tiki-inspired libations and swizzles round out the cocktails while a seafood-friendly wine list highlights organic, biodynamic and sustainable growers. A diverse (seasonally and regionally) beer list will satisfy the hops lovers.
The space, which includes a 90-seat dining room, a 65-seat bar and lounge, a variety of private dining opportunities and a spacious 40-seat patio, captures the stunning natural attributes of Duxbury Bay and the Island Creek Oyster Farm. Reclaimed Wyoming snow fence was used to create the shutters; Jet Mist granite countertops provide the bar and drink rails; and Gabion cages filled with tens of thousands of cleaned oyster shells make up a massive, three-dimensional wall. Each of these elements, chosen deliberately for their unique and subtle traits, pull together a fitting tribute to this historic New England town.
300 District Avenue
Burlington, MA 01803