We usually stop in J's for oysters when in Portland, but we decided to give the much-more upscale Eventide a try last night. Awesome selection of Maine and "from away" oysters...we did 6 different Maine varieties recommended by our server -- including North Haven (my faves), Wild Dams, Wiley Point, and John's River. Great way to appreciate the differences between them! We chose the kimchee and apple-horseradish ices...the former seemed to overpower the oysters a bit, so we used plain lemon with several, just to let the oyster shine on its own.
Definitely more dear than J's, at nearly $30 a dozen. But the bar area was lighter and brighter, the service more attentive, and the selection much bigger.
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