Because of COVID-19 dining options have been lets say less than desirable.
So the fact that indoor dining has returned to our new norm was a treat.
After being sheltered in place for four months I had seafood on my mind. I was indecisive about traveling to coastal CT for seafood considering thats where most of the seafood restaurants reside or so I thought? I open up my trusty web browser to find a relatively new spot for seafood just twenty minutes away from my home. That gem is know as Lucas Local Oyster Bar In Newtown, CT.
I placed my reservation for Lucas on Open Table and received an immediate reply to confirm my 6pm reservation.
At 4:45pm I realized I needed to change the time to 6:30pm. Called Lucas and was greeted by a lovely young lady on the phone who gladly changed the reservation which was immediately confirmed by email.
On Arrival I found the restaurant to be quaint and tastefully decorated. As we walked up to the outdoor podium we were greeted by the host who also took the time to wish me a happy birthday(I guess open table gave me up). We were seated inside at a comfortable table we a view of all the workings of this establishment. The first and most important thing I must comment on is the Staff! Every single one of them was happy, exceedingly courteous and spot on with their specific tasks. The only way I can explain it is like a well executed ballet, with servers go in and out to serve outdoor guests as well. Nothing frenzied or harried. The owner of this establishment chose the best of the best in this reviewers eyes!
Now on to the menu, I do suggest going to their website to see the current menu as I believe that it changes seasonally.
Lucas Local has a wide and varied selection of seafood to please everyones pallet as well as non seafood items for those who engage in seafood.
My recommendations are as follows-
1. Steamers delicious and sweet!
2. Crab Arrancini
3. Fresh made Ceasar salad which was perfect!
1. Chefs Spring Risotto with woodfire shrimp with peas and mint - outstanding.
2. The North Atlantic Snow crab with a healthy batch of three clusters of crab legs, french fries and cole slaw, definitely a summer favorite!!
This establishment gets five stars in this reviewers book since everything was done the right way! We will be returning for sure! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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