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Boston Seafood Shack (The Star Vista)

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Inspired by what he found in the United States, Anthony Wong came up with the concept to bring the magic of Boston to Singapore,offering fresh and premium seafood in a casual setting with an underlining self-service concept to keep prices low.

Mon - Thu: 11:00 - 22:00

Fri - Sat: 11:00 - 23:00

Sun: 08:00 - 22:00

+65 66943984
$22 based on 49 submissions
Ala Carte (5 votes), Boys Night Out (3 votes), Dinner (3 votes)
MelIssa Kohmis

Deserves a second visit

For more pictures and the full review, visit my blog post here: http://melicacy.com/?p=6287


Despite the unfavourable reviews online, we decided to still venture into the positive possibilities that Boston Seafood Shack has to offer –and turns out the meal exceeded our expectations.

Boston Seafood Shack has gone through several developing stages since it first opened, taking in valuable feedback from diners and constantly improving on both the food and service. It is undeniable they’ve had a rough start, with a large number of dissatisfied customers averse to returning –but one thing for sure is that they have made tremendous progress and deserves renewed evaluation.   The menu is currently in its 3rd stage of refinement.


  Crispy Soft Shell Crab with Lobster Sauce ($11) - The appetiser of crispy soft shell crab is one of the highlights in the appetiser department. Already a splendid treat on its own, it comes with an intense lobster sauce that’s possibly the basis of the all-time favourite lobster bisque.

                                                                              Fish & Chips is no longer limited to one variety of fish. At Boston Seafood Shack, you have a choice of Cod Fish, Wild Snapper and Barramundi, all priced at an affordable $14.   Different species of fish comes with different textures and what I like might not please your palates the same way. The battered Wild Snapper didn’t charm me as its texture veers towards the firm side, but the tender and juicy Cod Fish, encrusted in a crispy golden coating, was love at first bite.

For great value, go for the Boston Seafood Bucket and you get a variety of seafood in one serving – calamari, oyster, prawn, fish and fries – at just $17.

The Boston Premium Lobstah Roll gives the best value for money spent. For just $14, you get a bun filled with chockfull of lobster chunks that well coated in a creamy piquant dressing, sided with fries and salad.


   

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15 Sep 2014 • 122 reviews • 7 followers

Disappointing!

For pictures and full review, pls visit:
http://madamechewy.com/2014/09/15/boston-seafood-shack/

Boston Seafood Shack is a casual dining eatery serving classic seafood dishes in a fun nautical-themed restaurant. At the Star Vista branch, diners can choose to feast indoor or at the alfresco area. Service was acceptable, not the most friendly as it was a busy evening, but nevertheless efficient.

We were ravenous and ordered heaps. There were more misses than hits and if not for the Groupon deal we purchased ($60 for $100 value), we’ll be quite upset paying full price for this mediocre standard.

Best of the lot was the Mussels and Clams in Spicy White Wine Broth ($12), served in a cute mini casserole. The broth was flavorsome and robust with loads of diced garlic. The accompanying garlic bread marred the experience as it was hard and a little stale. For this price, it’s amazing value and I won’t hesitate to order it again. Diners can opt for just clams or mussels alone, which can also be prepared in Porcini cream sauce.

Soft shell crab ($11) was too greasy and lacked crispness. Its intense lobster dip was a welcome change from the usual tartar or remoulade sauce.

Slightly falling apart is the dry Crab Cakes paired with cocktail sauce. For $8, the amount of crab meat was reasonable.

Quite disappointed with the Boston Premium Lobstah Roll ($14) as we were expecting the wow factor. Lobster chucks evenly coated with creamy mayonnaise hubbed between a lackluster bun.

Fish and Chips fans will be glad to know that at Boston Seafood Shack, you can choose from cod, wild snapper or barramundi enveloped in a crispy golden batter for $14. While the coating was good, our cod was tasteless.

Sides failed shine as well. All the fries were dry and plain salads desperately needed dressing. Another letdown was the Grilled Prawns ($14) – dry and bland!

Finally, something gratifying! The Crabmeat Porcini Cream Sauce Pasta ($12) was doused in a light creamy sauce and crowned with a generous portion of succulent chunks of crab meat. This was only main course that lighted up our day.      
27 Aug 2014 • 12 reviews • 0 follower

a little less than average

the food is average but the service is horrible. i dont think staff are trained and enthusiast enough to do what they are paid for. but service means a lot, we should know. the price is ok and that is the consolation.
12 Aug 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

food ok but staff unmotivated

We had lobster roll today, we didn't expect much because at other places their lobster rolls were double or if not triple in price! However I must say that it was actually rather decent with generous amounts of lobster inside the roll. As for the service, I can see that the service staff lack the motivation and interest in doing their job. Although there were more than adequate staffs for the afternoon, we had to get our own seats and menu while some of the staff stood around idly and disinterested in the happenings around them. Midway through our meal, 2 of them even had an argument which was audible to everyone in the restaurant. Everyone was staring but they continued to bicker for quite awhile before I interrupted them to ask for the bill. So all in all I believe that this place can be decent if their staff is more cheerful and motivated to do their job.
08 Aug 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Don't bother trying

Went to the new branch at Tampines Mall. First impression was already a let down when the waitress said that there is a $0.70 charge for plain water. I can easily spend hundreds for a meal and for wine but it is against my principal to pay for plain water! Ordered the clam chowder and my wife ordered the lobster bisque. It was quite nice but the bowls were barely half filled! The lobster bisque tasted nice and you could taste the lobster shells that had been used in making the bisque but not even a small piece of lobster in the bisque at all! The food is not worth the price and I get the feeling that the management is only interested in making money by cutting corners.
07 Aug 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Bad dinner

Went there for dinner,Food were limited. So we ordered seafood grill platter, grilled wild snapper, crayfish aglio olio, crispy soft shell crab and french fries. The food are in small portion and I would say the crayfish aglio olio and french fries is pretty good. Crispy soft shell crab, seafood grill platter and grilled wild snapper could be better for the price that we paid. Service was bad,servers were standing around talking, they weren't that focus. When we ask for something it took awhile for them to serve us.