What You'll Get
Hungry fishermen are known to bend down by the waterside to let minnows, eager to escape life in a small pond, leap into their open mouths. Dine on a fish that made it to the big city with today's Groupon: you get half off at Turner Fisheries, a classic New England fish house located at the corner of Dartmouth and Stuart Street in Back Bay. Choose from the following two options:
- $25 for $50 worth of dinner cuisine
- $10 for $20 worth of lunch cuisine
Turner's dinner menu brims with cleanly executed, fresh seafood dishes. Start by coating your mouth in Turner's velvety clam chowder ($8), which comes with homemade oyster crackers that have been suited up in scuba gear and treasure maps for their deep-soup-diving adventure. Otherwise, attempt the seared diver scallops ($15), which are succulently stained in blood-orange pep-rally paint and served with a firm helping of crystallized leeks. Discriminating seafarers and disguised grizzly bears, however, will want to save themselves for a main course of wild salmon ($29), a lively filet waltzing with laughing bird shrimp fried rice, succulent mango, and green papaya in a robust tamarind reduction. For a taste of the sea that doesn't require an enormous straw, try the seafood risotto's ($35) eclectic balance of Maine lobster, bay scallops, and Caribbean shrimp delicately dotted within a Parmigiano-Reggiano risotto. Turner's lunch menu includes several dinner-menu favorites, and adds on midday satiations such as seafood dip ($10), lobster rolls ($17), and fish and chips ($12). The express lunch menu, which offers three courses for the Groupon-covering cost of $19, fits neatly into the time-crunched schedules of gourmands on the go, overbooked killer whales, and freelance haberdashers.
Turner's all-encompassing mahogany paneling, stately French-café windows, and terrazzo-tiled floors collectively exude a casual elegance reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn's iconic Tickle Me Elmo pajama pants. Gaze out toward Copley Square's pedestrians or avoid eye contact with your hypnotist blind date as you indulge in Turner's high-quality bounty of the sea. Call ahead for reservations.
This offer is not valid for alcohol or any specials; dine-in only.
Turner Fisheries has won several Best of Boston awards from Boston magazine, including Best Brunch with Your In-Laws in 2006, and Best Clam Chowder in 2005 and 2004. It is a Diner's Choice Winner for Seafood among OpenTable reviewers, who give it four stars on average. More than 60 Yelpers give it 3.5 stars on average, and Gayot gives it a 13/20:
- Sapphire hues, a curving staircase and dramatically mod light fixtures make for a striking backdrop against which this upscale fish house in The Westin Copley Place sets its dishes. – Gayot
- I think the quality of seafood here is superb. I love the shrimp cocktail, abundant bread basket and the fresh lobster. The staff is always friendly and attentive. – Jaime M., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 22, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 4 or more. Valid only for meal-time option purchased. Dine-in only. Not valid toward alcohol. Tax & gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Reservation required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.