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“I Love This Restaurant!!”
Review of Neptune Oyster

Neptune Oyster
Ranked #13 of 3,202 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$60
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: North End
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“I Love This Restaurant!!”
Reviewed 2 May 2006

Neptune is such a great find!... tucked away in Boston's North End it's a tiny restaurant with an extremely warm ambiance. Staff is wonderful & knowledgeable -- but the food is the star of the show.

I agree with the previous poster - the cod cheeks appetizer is amazing. The raw oysters are always delicious & the chef comes up with amazing specials as well as a fantastic menu (the best mussels I've ever had!).

The extensive wine list is great and suggestions given by bartenders have been excellent! Nothing but good things to say about this place!

Get there early though (or go late) it's small & people WILL wait.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Fantastic seafood!”
Reviewed 19 March 2006

We had heard a lot about Neptune Oyster and finally made our way through the Big Dig and went this weekend. Fantastic selection of fresh oysters. Try the cod cheeks appetizer- you will love it! We shared the hot and cold lobster rolls and they were to die for. Definitely will return!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
“OK, but not great.”
Reviewed 25 September 2005

After researching seafood restaurants in Boston, we selected Neptune Oyster for dinner. The restaurant was small, very small. We decided to eat at the bar because the tables were pretty close to one another.

We were impressed with the menu of raw oysters available that evening and ordered a sampler. They were fresh but not the best we have ever had. For our main meal, we ordered lobster rolls. There was a significant amount of lobster meat in each roll and while they were tasty, I was a bit turned off by the fact that they did not clean out the orange & green stuff that usuallly is found in a lobster tail. The french fries were excellent.

The wine list was impressive - they had a very good selection of quality wines. The server at the bar was very friendly and attentive.

Our experience at Neptune Oyster was OK - but not great.

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