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- Cuisines: American, Fusion
This shamelessly romantic subterranean restaurant is perfect for everything from helping a friend heal a broken heart to celebrating a milestone anniversary. Marble accents and dark-wood trim lend an elegant air to the two-level dining room, and the service is efficient but not formal. Chef and co-owner Chris Douglass uses choice local seafood, poultry, meats, and produce to create his imaginative dishes. The menu changes regularly. You might start with braised exotic mushrooms atop polenta, succulent avocado soup, or the daily "pasta whim" (but make sure the server quotes the price, which can be extravagant). Move on to seared duck breast and roasted duck leg served with wild-rice pancakes, or a scrumptious seafood special like sautéed black cod with local clams, white beans, and morels. Finally, save room for dessert: The trio of seasonal fruit sorbets is one of the best non-chocolate desserts I've ever tasted. And on Friday from 7 to 11pm, the bar schedules live jazz.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Romantic Dining 2007
- Highly Recommended 2009
- Highly Recommended 2010
Message from Icarus
Diners have been coming back to Icarus since the 1980s for the polenta with braised exotic mushrooms, grilled shrimp with mango and jalapeno sorbet and seared duck with spiced crabapples. Niman Ranch pork is also available. Many of our dishes are prepared with organic, locally-grown food. Whether you're celebrating a milestone such as an anniversary, promotion or graduation, or just seeking a dining experience where comfortable food, service and ambience is comfortably consistent, Icarus delivers. Icarus is proud to be listed among the 20 most popular restaurants in Boston by the 2005 Zagat Survey and was voted #1 in the city for American food. Visit us tonight and find out why.
- Organic and locally-grown food
- Live jazz
- Private dining room available