Slideshow: Boston: Island Creek Oyster Bar Comes to Kenmore Square

Interior
Interior
The space is much improved over the former ultra-trendy Great Bay interior.
Island Creek Oysters
Island Creek Oysters
At $2 apiece, the oyster varieties distributed by Island Creek are the best value on the menu.
Steamed Littlenecks ($14)
Steamed Littlenecks ($14)
Sweet, bitter, and brothy, they are about as simple and delicious as fresh New England clams can get.
Fish & Chips ($14)
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)
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
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.