Island Creek or B&G?
Which do you prefer? Thinking about them for our anniversary at the end of May...thx!
Hands down Island Creek IMHO. Much better space and a more varied menu. ICOB also has a much better vibe thank B&G and I think they have a much better bar with well made cocktails.
Neptune is ICOB's only competition.
It's been so long that I can't even remember when B&G was actually considered good. I know I've regretted my last two visits over the past 4-5 years.
Still, even at ICOB it's all about what you order. Despite appealing to me GREATLY on paper, I don't like the famous short ribs and lobster roe noodles. And I love short ribs, lobster roe, and noodles.
I generally prefer one of the daily specials to any of the longtime house specials, as those tend to be very fresh, very seasonable. When ramps are in season - are we there yet - those tend to show up on the specials plates, too. Likewise softshell crab, etc.
The raw bar is - of course - highly recommended. Except for the lobster. Don't bother.
And the honeyed biscuit is an absolute favorite of mine, often a dessert.
b&g is not even in the same league as icob. not for service, food or cocktails. gave up on it long ago after several of my worst-ever boston dining experiences there. i felt hosed every time i went besides.
sox are home that friday too. i'd give a shot walking in and see what happens. it's a very big space!