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Island Creek Oyster Bar wins restaurant honors

The Island Creek Oyster Bar in Kenmore Square has been named by travelers as one of the 10 best U.S. restaurants, according to a new poll by Newton-based TripAdvisor.

The local eatery took eighth place as a 2012 Travelers’ Choice Restaurant in the country, an award that recognizes favorite dining establishments in popular cities, based on millions of traveler reviews and opinions of the company’s review website.

A total of 576 restaurants around the globe were honored, including travelers’ overall favorites, plus travelers’ favorites in the United States, Europe and other popular travel destinations…