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Select Oyster Bar, Boston, MA

Select Oyster Bar

4.8
4.8
2420 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
  • Neighbourhood gem
  • Good for special occasions
  • Lively
Select Oyster Bar, the first solo venture from chef Michael Serpa, is a neighborhood oyster bar & seafood restaurant in the heart of Back Bay. Select offers fresh, local seafood with Mediterranean influences in a cozy brownstone space. A carefully curated raw bar, creative crudo, and thoughtful fish entrees round out the menu. A seafood centric wine program feature classic pairings as well as off the beaten path selections is the center of the beverage program, alongside artisan cocktails and craft beer.

Food & Wine America's Best New Wine Bars, Boston Mag Best New Restaurant & Best Wine Program, Improper Bostonian Best Seafood.


After 15 minutes past reservation time, we may seat your table. Please call us if you are running a bit late.

If you do not find the time slot you are looking for, give us a ring 857-239-8064.

Visit our website for more information on our reservations.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 37 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Wine Bar, Bistro
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 10:30 am–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (857) 239-8064
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Michael Serpa
  • Private party facilities
    Private functions for groups of up to 30 in our back dining room and groups of 60 for full buyout. Visit SelectOyster.com for private events information and pricing.
  • Neighbourhood
    Back Bay
  • Cross Street
    Between Newbury and Boylston Streets
  • Parking Details
    Metered Street Parking as well as many lots nearby.
  • Public Transit
    Green Line: Hynes Convention or Copley Square<br />Orange Line: Back Bay Station<br />#1 Bus, Mass Ave + Newbury; Airport Shuttle to Hynes Convention
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,420 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Greater Boston

    Seafood

  • Boston

    Seafood

2,420 Reviews
  1. evan

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Very disappointed with service during my reservation. After arriving on time for reservation was welcomed to the restaurant for my first time with a very rude gentleman, I gave him my name and couldn’t find the reservation, was very aggressive and rude. I travel for work all around the country and most likely will bring my business guests to another spot. Also the pricing at this location is insane.

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  2. tallred

    Greater Boston

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Arctic char and swordfish perfection. The BEST oysters we've had all summer: so fresh and chilled properly.

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  3. KRM88

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always an awesome dining experience with exceptional service

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  4. AmyC

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have enjoyed this restaurant so much that it’s become my go to place to bring family and friends when they are in town. Incredible seafood, inspired cocktails with complex flavors, and a good selection of wine. Lovely in the summer when they have outdoor space. 10/ 10 recommend!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oyster Select is our favorite restaurant and place to hang and enjoy a fabulous wine and meal! The service is amazing and Brian and Gina at the bar make you feel like family the minute you walk in. I think this is the best place in Boston and not just Back Bay. We think they are simply the Best! Kim

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  6. jcrfgg

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had not been to select oyster in a couple years, and I was really hoping it was still good. It did not disappoint. We ordered a lot on the menu, and all of it was creatively prepared, fresh, and delicious.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food in a great location but bit pretentious; in particular adding a standard tip of 20%. Although stated up front it is not appropriate I feel.

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  8. Wolfdog

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The freshest oysters and excellent seafood. Limited menu and limited space (though counter seating is enjoyable). A real gem for fresh seafood lovers.

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  9. Diane

    Los Angeles

    67 reviews

    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The quality of the oysters was so good that my husband ordered a second dozen—and ate them all! My Arctic Char was perfectly cooked—so moist it nearly melted in my mouth. Loved the bed of soft and delicious leeks on which it was served.

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  10. GreenMonster

    Greater Boston

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The freshest seafood and shellfish around. We had a great lunch with friends and the food was delicious. It’s not inexpensive but the quality cannot be beat.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Select Oyster Bar using the Order Online button. Select Oyster Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (857) 239-8064.

Select Oyster Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 2420 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 37 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Select Oyster Bar

50 Gloucester Street, Boston, MA 02115

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Between Newbury and Boylston Streets
  • Neighbourhood
    Back Bay
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 10:30 am–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Wine Bar, Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Metered Street Parking as well as many lots nearby.
  • Public Transit
    Green Line: Hynes Convention or Copley SquareOrange Line: Back Bay Station#1 Bus, Mass Ave + Newbury; Airport Shuttle to Hynes Convention
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Michael Serpa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (857) 239-8064
  • Private party facilities
    Private functions for groups of up to 30 in our back dining room and groups of 60 for full buyout. Visit SelectOyster.com for private events information and pricing.
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