Monday, December 12, 2016

Eventide Oyster Co. Is Coming to Boston's Fenway Neighborhood

An award-winning restaurant in Portland, ME, that is considered by many to be one of the best dining spots in the Northeast is on its way to Boston.

According to an article in Boston Magazine, Eventide Oyster Co. is planning to open a new location in the city's Fenway neighborhood, moving into a space in the Van Ness building on Boylston Street. The post says that the eatery will be a "casual, counter-service" spot that has a "concise and creative seafood menu," though plans are in their very early stages so exact details on the restaurant have not been given as of yet.

The original Portland location of Eventide Oyster Co. is owned by Arlin Smith, Michael Wiley, and Andrew Taylor, with the latter two being nominated twice for James Beard Awards for Best Chefs: Northeast. (Boston Magazine calls it "potentially the buzziest oyster bar in the country.) The dining spot offers such items as oysters on the half shell, tuna crudo, lobster chowder, cured salmon, crab rolls, lobster tail ceviche, and a variety of beer, wine, and cocktail options.

The website for Eventide Oyster Co. can be found at

[January 30, 2017 update: According to a source, Eventide Oyster Co. could be one step closer to opening by next week, as the city of Boston will look at their request for a liquor license on Wednesday, February 8. It appears that the restaurant is looking to offer only beer and wine, as a hearing notice supplied by the source shows that it is applying for a malt and wine license.]

[October 5, 2017 update: According to several sources (and confirmed via a Facebook post), Eventide Oyster Co. is currently going through a soft opening, though it is not yet known when its grand opening will take place.]

[October 6, 2017 update: Eater Boston states that Eventide officially opens to the public tomorrow (Saturday, October 7).]

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[Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve Seafood Dishes from Boston-Area and New England Restaurants]

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Blogger Joe D. said...

Had oysters at Eventide this past spring, they were bland, nothing like fresh Mass oysters. They need to step it up to compete here in Mass!

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