The decor is very casual and nautical, and the restaurant is not huge. I highly recommend making a reservation if you can. There's also another dining room located downstairs called the Crab Cellar, which is a smaller room serving the same menu, and also provides an area to wait for your table upstairs.
|Nor'easter & Pearl in the Park|
|Fresh Oyster Menu|
|Cheesy Garlic Bread|
|Half of the Signature Seafood Salad|
The red snapper had great flavor and was not too greasy. The fried layer was super thin and added just the right amount of crispy crunch. The Thai chili sauce was brushed on the fish, and we were also given a side of it which I used to dip my fries in. Yep, the fish lays on a bed of crispy fries. I liked the presentation and spice of the fish, and it was super tender and flaky, but I have to say, it was overly salty. I'm sure the fries didn't help either.
|Crispy One-Sided Red Snapper with Thai Chili Sauce|
So, there were some hit and misses during our meal. The cocktails were not great and the fish was overly salty. But the namesake oysters were excellent, as was the seafood salad. I would return for oysters, raw seafood and wine, but only after payday. This place is pricey. Yes seafood is expensive, and you pay for quality, but $7 for bread with garlic and cheese? Yikes. Also, our service was sub-par, especially for a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant, but I'm going to cut them some slack considering they just opened and it was a busy Friday night.
1962 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614