Neptune Oyster

AAA Inspector Rating
63 Salem St
Boston, MA 02113- Map It
Phone: (617) 742-3474
AAA Inspector Rating Details (scale 1-5)
3.4
Overall
Food3.7
Service3.0
Decor3.3
AAA Inspector Notes
Make a detour off the Freedom Trail to this tiny seafood restaurant and raw bar in the North End. Opt for off-peak times as reservations are not accepted, but it is worth the wait. The aromas wafting from the Old World bistro are enough to draw you inside for a tasty bite. The chef's create Prince Edward Island mussels steeped in a garlic-cilantro concoction and honey-sweet johnnycakes (with smoked trout tartare and sturgeon caviar) while the raw bar fuels East and West Coast rivalries. Patrons are forced to choose between a hot-buttered lobster roll and a cold, but just as delicious, mayo-based variety. A special-of-the-day always is featured. My favorites—Thursday's shrimp and grits and Friday's sardines—inspire childhood memories. The menu is seasonal and specials may change along with the days of the week.
$19-$39
Seafood
Between Cross and Parmenter sts; in North End. 63 Salem St 02113. Station: Haymarket
street only.
Closed some major holidays.
Casual Dining. Lunch and dinner served. Full bar.