The space is much improved over the former ultra-trendy Great Bay interior.
Island Creek Oysters
At $2 apiece, the oyster varieties distributed by Island Creek are the best value on the menu.
Steamed Littlenecks ($14)
Sweet, bitter, and brothy, they are about as simple and delicious as fresh New England clams can get.
No Shell PEI Mussels ($11)
Tapioca-like pearls of Israeli couscous swim in a buttery broth faintly scented with almond and basil and thick with tender mussel bodies. It reminds me a lot of Thomas Keller's signature butter-poached oyster and tapioca dish, though with this dish, you get more than one bite—that's a good thing.
Fish & Chips ($14)
A little greasy with fish that bordered on mushy. It's a shame, because the malt-vinegar aioli is great
Fried Clams ($15)
Whole-belly Fried Clams ($15) from the South Shore are a faultless take on the classic. Crunchy, grease free, and tender, I only wish there were a few more per order (you get about a dozen).
Apple Cider Doughnuts
The surprise favorite of the meal was in fact dessert. A perfectly tender, crisp, light, and moist Apple Cider Doughnut fried to order.