Great Bay Review
I was in Boston this past weekend visiting my parents and was lucky enough to eat at Great Bay on Sunday with my father after the Red Sox game.
My Dad has been a number of times but this was my first visit and I must say I was very impressed. Everything from the food to the service was excellent.
We were pretty hungry since we hadn't eaten at the game and only had breakfast that morning. We had a 5:30pm reservation (early because I had to catch a flight back to DC) and the place had a few scattered customers.
Our waiter, who's name I wish I could remember, was awesome! Very helpful in describing the different oysters and dishes and friendly as well. We started off with 1/2 dozen oysters and the shrimp and lobster dumplings. The oysters were some of the best I've ever had. In particular there was a type of oyster I believe called the Wyatt oyster (or something along those lines ) which is being harvested by a famous New England artist in Maine. I didn't put anything on this oyster...it was perfect on its own and literally felt like it was fresh out of the ocean with its natural saltiness. It was delicious!
The dumplings were very good. Perfectly fried but not greasy and came with a soy sauce dipping sauce.
For a main course I got a fish (which one I seem to have forgotten but it might have been halibut) which was perfectly seared and the skin remained delicioussly crisped. It was served with mushrooms and bok choy in a sauce. The winner of the night was my Dad's maincourse...scallops with an oxtail ragout. The flavor in this dish just exploded in your mouth. Usually you don't see those 2 things served together but it certainly worked here and I highly recommend this dish.
For desert we had the Key Lime Pie with a toasted marshmellow on top---so good!
Overall I loved this restaurant. I was thrilled with my experience and can't wait to return when I am in town again.
Yes they were Wyeth! I kept thinking it was Wyatt...I should know better. He painted Christina's World.
I guess him and his wife now own an oyster farm in Maine. The waiter seemed to know a lot about him and the oysters...I believe he came from the same area of Maine as the artist.
The oysters were delicious! Some of the best I had in ages and I actually wish we had gotten a 1/2 dozen of just those (although the others were tasty as well).