I stumbled across this place last week while with a friend of mine. We walked into a tiny room with cool decor; dimly lit yet not at all feeling congested despite its smallness. At first blush, we both turned to each other and said, "Wow! We've finally found our new place where we can come to just get away."
Unfortunately, the experience thereafter was all downhill.
We ordered oysters -- naturally, being an "oyster seafood" place we assumed that the one proficiency they would have is oysters. We assumed wrongly.
You should know that menu choices are very limited when it comes to oysters. They only had 2 varieties when we arrived. Really? At an oyster place?
With little selection, we received our first order - they had a slight odor that seemed 'off'. The second order was even worse, with a creamy texture that didn't belong.
The condiments with the oysters are creative, although perhaps --- again --- being an oyster bar, one would expect more to choose from by way of accouterments.
The service is good. And, the room is a great escape from the outside world. The lack of windows can be claustrophobic, but the high ceilings make things open enough to feel relaxed.
Needless to say, we decided to exit --- quickly.
Lastly, I know they offer the 'buck-a-shuck' deal and low-priced highballs from 3-7PM; ignore the 'value' of the cheap oysters and focus on whether or not they taste right.
Of course, it's entirely possible that we went on a day when the place was having issues, but my suggestion? If you need a place to go where it's quiet, out of the way, and absent the typical crowd, then slip inside, order a drink and avoid the oysters.
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