Classy and chic, this neighborhood lounge has a modern take on the classic oyster bar. With high top tables tactfully arranged around a stunning bar, tucked in a brownstone on a side street between Newbury and Boylston, it’s the charming social scene every neighborhood needs. Its old-world, yet refreshing, atmosphere makes it a hit for after-work drinks and appetizers or a last minute dinner option for residents nearby.
Although Select offers mains that range from Gloucester swordfish ($29) to roasted Maine lobster ($35), ordering oysters and a few small plates makes for the perfect social happy hour. It’s also the best way to get a full taste of the simply served seafood, as well as the seasoned varieties with mediterranean flavors.
So grab some friends, pull up a metal bar stool and glance over the fresh oyster menu with a glass of the day’s featured white wine scribbled behind the metal bar top on a chalkboard. You must also try the dayboat scallop ceviche ($16), with lime marinade, shallots and cilantro, as well as the Spanish octopus ($18), with roasted tomatillo, chimichurri, blistered snap peas and serrano chili.
The unique flavors and elegant decor will transport you to a Mediterranean seaside village, switching up your most mundane weekly routine with such a welcomed surprise, you’ll be surely be hooked.
Since this oyster bar is of a boutique scale, be sure to make a reservation to avoid waiting for a spot during the after-work timeframe, especially with limited evening hours during the week.
Address: 50 Gloucester St, Boston, MA 02115, United States
Phone: +1 (857) 239-8064
Hours: Monday – Thursday: 11.30 AM – 2.30 PM, 4:30 – 9:30 PM; Friday & Saturday: 11:30 AM – 10:30 PM; Sunday: 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM