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“Hit and miss”
Review of Oyster Club

Oyster Club
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Ranked #9 of 100 Restaurants in Mystic
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Oyster Club is a casual fine dining restaurant and raw bar specializing in the richness of the New England coast and countryside. The menu, which is written daily, showcases food that travels the shortest distance from 'farm & sea to table,' with seasonality and location determining the day's delicacies. Benefiting from the region's many local farmers and fisherman, Oyster Club features bounty from the sea, pasture raised beef, local produce and artisanal cheeses. We believe Oyster Club is an extension of your home and that all will feel welcome at our table - please join us!
Seattle, WA
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Hit and miss”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

Recently had dinner at the Mystic Oyster Club with a colleague who lived in town, and was expecting to be amazed. Unfortunately, it was very "Hit and Miss". Had a house specialty "dark and stormy" drink and it was quite good. Also had oysters on the half shell as an appetizer that were three different varieties. The oysters were very fresh, served with horse radish and cocktail sauce and were delicious. So far so good. However, for the main course I ordered the pan roasted fluke with black beluga lentils, sautéed spinach and a sage with lemon cream. I was disappointed. The fluke had a light breaded coating on it, but the coating and skin of the fish was very sticky and peeled right off of the fish. The fish was a bit rubbery and did not seem to be cooked quite right. Finally the fish, as well as the sides were entirely too salty! I may have just hit a bad night, but for the price and the build up, I expected better! I admire that the chefs and restaurant prides itself on using fresh items from local farms, but the main course, in this case did not deliver! However, I will mention that did have the chocolate, chili, and Mexican cinnamon crème brulee with an expresso, and it was a delightful dessert. Unfortunately, I regret to report that the main course made for an unpleasant dinning experience overall. Which is a shame as the service and atmosphere of the restaurant was really good.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank MagnusonPark
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Annapolis, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Half Shell Happy Hour”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Visited the Oyster Club for the first time with relatives. We had drinks and oysters during happy hour. Oysters at reduced happy hour prices! They have a nice selection of oysters to sample and all tasted very fresh. The bar staff is friendly, knowledgeable and very willing to help a customer make a food or drink decision. The bar area is very small, so go early or plan to wait for a seat. Whatever your decision, it is worth the wait.

  • Visited December 2012
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New York
Level 5 Contributor
25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“cuisine concerto of land and sea”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

THE OYSTER CLUB IS A MUST WHEN YOU GET TO VISIT MYSTIC - the cuisine was a concerto of the New England land and sea, presented in a cozy barn like setting. The menu changes daily, - and is as organic as they can get if from the local farms and boats. I SHALL RETURN.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank NEWYORKUSATraveler
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Santa Monica, California
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Our favorite restaurant in Mystic!”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Recently made our third visit to the Oyster Club in Mystic and were not disappointed - wonderful good, nice atmosphere, good service. Not inexpensive, but high quality, local, fresh. Worth the visit. Worth the trip.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank ericcshafer
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Westerly, Rhode Island
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“The hottest spot in Mystic.”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

The Oyster Club (not to be confused with the S&P Oyster House in town) seems to always be packed. It could be because it is a tiny place but more likely because of the overall experience. It's just hard to beat. Few places in the area have a more interesting menu and no place has better service. The food is consistently good and did I mention the service? The staff goes out of their way to be sure you have everything you need, without being pushy. One example: our party of 4 was waiting for a table and the hostess was quick to take a drink order while we waited. Glass of wine in hand, I was content to sit with my wife on the love seat by the entrance. Nice touch. Come early as the place fills up fast and the patrons tend to linger in the cozy dining room. The bar is spirited and friendly. Pricey.

Visited December 2012
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