The original Eventide in Portland, Maine, is a bright and modern update of the New England shore shack, offering crudos and a stocked raw bar as well as classics like fried seafood and lobster stew. Its new Fenway offshoot—in a darker, chic space with top-notch beer and wine offerings—goes fast-casual, with a slightly shorter menu of the same coastal hits, notably a lobster roll with brown butter on a Chinese-style steamed bao instead of a traditional Western roll. Canonical, it is not; but this lighter, fluffier incarnation lets the flavor of precious, increasingly pricey lobster shine through.
Notoriously insular Bostonians greeted the Back Bay outpost of the Manhattan-based Luke’s Lobster chain with the kind of squint reserved for Yankees fans...
Looking for shore-shack ambiance but can’t hit the Maine coast? This fish market/restaurant in Boston’s backyard, just over the bridge from Eastie in Winthrop...
- 1 Main St., Winthrop
- (617) 567-1619