I recently ate at Great Bay and I am surprised it hasn't caught on more. From drinks to dessert I was impressed. The bar is well stocked and offers unique options that I think rival Eastern Standard's menu....Anyway, we decided to order off of the bar menu so we could taste lots of different plates rather than order entrees. The halibut tacos were truly some of the best fish tacos I have ever tasted. They do innovative new food in a simple way which I really appreciate- not too fussy but not anything I could whip up. I'd like to encourage people to give it a try especially since it has such versitility from more casual bar dining/ bar bites menu to more formal sit down tables in the dining room. Did I mention the place an emphasis on organic produce too...I don't get why it isn't more of a hit!?
I have to agree with you. Great Bay has alwazys been one of my favorites in Boston and it never seems to get credit for what they offer. We enjoy sitting at the bar and sampling a few of their small offerings. I too like their halibut tacos along with some of the raw bar offerings. Recently I had their hanger stealk and although Great Bay is primarily a seafood restaurant the steak was one of the best that I have ever tried. The service is always very friendly and professional too.
I ask myself the same question all the time. It's one of my absolute favorite dining experiences in Boston. I really dig the "island bar" with its small plates menu (which you can get at the tables as well). I think its clearly some of the most innovative and creative cuisine in Boston regardless of price - and far better than a lot of more expensive establishments. We went for my birthday last year and it was just outstandingly satisfying. The drinks are good too and the vibe is cool without being overdone. They change the menu somewhat regularly and they have some nice looking prix fixe options now that I haven't tried yet. Forget Radius, this is by far the best of the Schlow restaurants.
Great post! I also have always felt similarly about Great Bay. It has always been one of my favorites in Boston. It is definitely expensive, but the food is always exceptional. They used to have a FANTASTIC brunch and breakfast before ESK opened. I think they may still do it on Sundays, but i'm not quite sure. I also love the atmosphere!