Neptune Oyster

AAA Inspector Rating
63 Salem St
Boston, MA 02113- Map It
Phone: (617) 742-3474
AAA Inspector Rating Details (scale 1-5)
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.
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.