Oyster Club
Oyster Club

Oyster Club

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.oysterclubct.com/
  • Phone: 8604159266
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Monday, Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: James Wayman
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking in Mystic is available. Also, 1 block north of Oyster Club is the Mystic Art Association's public lot. Oyster Club does offer 1 hour validation to the Art Association's lot.
A word from Oyster Club
Oyster Club, located in historic Mystic, Connecticut, is a casual fine dining restaurant and raw bar specializing in the richness of the New England coast and countryside.

The menus showcase 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, selections of which will change daily.

We believe Oyster Club is an extension of your home and that all will feel welcome at our table – please join us!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Oyster Club reviews from OpenTable diners
204 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (149)special occasion (105)neighborhood gem (92)great for outdoor dining (69)romantic (67)hot spot (41)notable wine list (35)great for lunch (34)good for groups (29)vibrant bar scene (23)scenic view (21)great for brunch (21)kid-friendly (12)late-night find (7)Show More
  • Wonderful brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We always enjoy dinner at the Oyster Club, but this was our first time for brunch. They did not disappoint. Very creative menu, as expected, and all of our choices were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    SandraMcG
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We love this place!!! We had dinner hear about 6 times and it never disappoints!! Our waitress was Drew and she was very attentive, knew the menu well, and very pleasant! The food is beyond amazing! Great for a date night!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 star dining in a casual setting
    Cheapeats
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    It was my Bday & the last night of weekend getaway & I was traveling solo. They gave me a lovely table by a window & the magic began. The bread was amazing. My server was lovely & offered her input on which oysters to go with. The menu changes daily & is farm to table at it's best. The oysters & seafood was caught earlier that day & tasted it. The Watch Hills Oysters were like BUDDA. The black fish was OUTSTANDING. Local wine - delicious. They brought out my dessert with a candle & comped my dessert & tea as a Happy Bday. Truly one of the best meals I've ever had. Brilliant choice by me. I WILL BE BACK!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • casual excellence
    weeklydiner
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Food as fresh as advertised, interesting and delicious preparaton, attentive and knowledgeable service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service at the bar and dining room
    liveinthearea
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Obnoxious woman bartender. I had to ask to be served a cocktail. Seemed putout because I had to ask. No smile, just a sourpuss. Next issue were patrons wearing gimme caps in this expensive restaurant. Waitress unwilling do do anything. Next time......I'll just walk out. If I want to dine with gimme caps, I'll find a Hooter's Restaurant. I have been to Oyster Club numerous times and have truly enjoyed the experience. This time was a bit different, but I will go back. Food was great!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bob
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The Oyster Club's farm to table philosophy shines in every dish. The oysters were local and really flavorful. The heirloom we shared was a subtle prize. The seafood was incredibly fresh and flavor fully prepared!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Was Wonderful
    eathealthy
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Every bite, of every course, for every diner was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very, very, happy
    Nickyname
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I primarily went to eat raw oysters, had 2 of each on the menu. All were fresh and delicious. My husband saw a hamburger on the menu posted outside during the day which was not offered on the menu when we arrived. He asked and they made it for him. Thanks for making my non seafood eating husband happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    pointman
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Certainly a very nice venue. Not the selection as far as items that I would like to have seen but I had perused the menu in advance so it was my fault. Food was good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall Very Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Very easy to make a reservation, and the table was ready when we arrived. The service was quite slow, had to ask for silverware, salt and pepper, and had to go find server for drink refills. Food was quite good although it was nearly one hour from order placed to delivery of food. We'd definitely go back. Good value and great quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice night
    Jpce4412
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have eaten at Oyster Club several times. The food and service are always both very good. On this night (very busy night on holiday weekend) it took us 30 minutes after our reservation time to be seated; luckily, the weather was pleasant and they have nice chairs outside to wait in, so not a huge deal. The tree top bar is also a fun place to have a cocktail.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    CTfoodie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Always fresh sourced ingredients done to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not to be missed
    Vjcmjd1
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Excellent food- mussels and duck egg on toast for appetizers were amazing. I had the black fish and my boyfriend ordered the steak - both very good - couldn't go wrong with either choice. Dessert? Out of this world - we shared the coconut and lavender cake which I was a bit hesitant, however I couldn't put my fork down. The service was excellent and at no time did we feel rushed. Afterwards we had a drink out front on the adirondack chairs while waiting for friends, than moved upstairs to the treehouse which is just beautiful and relaxing on a nice summer evening. Wil return and recommend to all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time great and second wasnt.
    Jaybird
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Visited oyster bar two weeks ago with family for the first time and had a wonderful dinner: all six of us. Took some friends back this past weekend and was very disappointed. I ordered same dinner i had the first time fried tofu. It was terrible.. Tofu was hard and difficult to chew. I think they might have changed recipe from two weeks ago. It was entirely different and not great. Of our oarty of five only two thought their dinners( steak) was good. Service was fine .. And we will have to try it one more time but it just wasnt great. Chowder was not hot coming to the table and oysters were ok.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent fresh and real. No SYSCO
    MML57
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Stellar farm/sea to table menu from a kitchen that knows how to cook. Interesting and eclectic daily changing menu. Goat ragout was to die for. Yellow fin tuna super. I like a lot of food and did not find portions at all stingy. Only rec I would make is to add a few more lower priced reds to menu like the nice price range selection of whites
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oyster club is outstanding
    BUCKEYEYANKEE
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The salad with poppy dressing was excellent. The ingredients were fresh, refreshing and tasty. I thought the New York Strip with the Worcestershire glaze sauce was cooked to almost perfection and the French fries were cooked to my level of satisfaction. I am looking forward to going back to Oyster Club and seeing the view from the Treehouse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great farm to table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We had it all...... Oysters, salads, entrees, desserts - all top notch - fresh local ingredients - delicious !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great farm to table
    REFj
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Oyster Club proves the point that farm to table cuisine is here to stay. The sublime taste of an heirloom tomato salad, was memorable. Fresh seafood, smartly prepared, impeccable. Desserts, crafted with finesse. Service, always present, never intrusive. Well done, Oyster Club!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment!
    Westporter
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The place wasn't very busy at all, yet we waited quite a long time for our waitperson to come get our order. When the food arrived, it was not good. Tuna burger was the biggest disappointment, dry and very unappetizing. Burger was not cooked properly, I asked for medium, I basically got a crusty patty completely raw inside. The lettuce used in the burger was actually spring mix that was already dressed and very wilted, felt like I was eating someone else's salad leftovers. Everything we ate (or tried to) was way over salted. We were thirst for hours afterwards.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Premature dining - came too fast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Order of events : appetizer, drinks, bread, main, dessert, bill (yes, the appetizer came before drinks and bread ?!) Time beginning to end : less than one hour….. Don't get me wrong, the food was delicious (homemade tagliatelle and lobster appetizer, seared yellowtail tuna main course), but it was just too darn fast and there was no time to enjoy the company of my wife or just to relax. There was no "feel" and hence, no atmosphere. Heard a lot about this place, the food is good but it was disappointing as a restaurant experience. Don't remember the tuna anymore, but I remember the appetizer arriving 90 seconds after we sat down and ordered. Was all this because we sat down at our 9:15 pm reservation and the cooks had to go home early?
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  • Great sea food great dining
    WPW2050
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Farm and sea to table as advertised. Great service and good and interesting menu. Using open Table for reservation is highly recommended. there was a long line but they had our table ready when we walked in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit and miss
    KRW1980
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Loved my tuna tartar appetizer but my swordfish main had so much wasabi/horseradish on it that it set my sinuses on fire. I asked the waiter about it and he said there was none on there, only mild spice. It was so strong I could barely eat my fish. Husband got the house made sausage and it was awesome. Wine, appetizer, dessert and the atmosphere was awesome. Too bad my main dish was a total miss.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Glory days over
    BigMac
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Have eaten here about 8 times over past two years. Disappointing experience tonight. Rude service. Waited 40 minutes between finishing appetizers and arrival of main course. Won't be back anytime soon. May be the beginning of decline of restaurant..
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Memorable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I travel the country for work, so when dining out, all of the menus now pretty much look the same. It is a rare joy to find a special dining experience like Oyster Club. Unique menu, dishes delightfully presented, and to top it off, absolutely delicious. Highest of recommendation possible.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting Menu
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Very limited menu, but interesting. Great options for a foodie. My choice (homemade pasta with beef ragu) was awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't miss, never disappoints
    BMcC
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We are regulars in season at Mystic Oyster Club and it never fails to provide a great experience and meal. Our most recent trip this week is a perfect example, they held our reservation even as we were a few minutes late, the meal + desert was above expectations. While the menu varies from day to day thanks to the market of available items, the dishes are never over stylized or try to be too cute with bizarre items or strange presentations. From the chowder to the Swordfish to the made on site sausage with blueberry ice cream to top it off we had a great night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING!!!
    luvgoodfd
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    With all the dining choices now in Mystic, we always make a point to go to the Oyster Club when visiting family there. We have never been disappointed!! My mother had once been awhile ago for lunch but was underwhelmed. When asked what she ordered, she said PASTA!! I wouldn't be ordering pasta here. The seafood selections are great, as is, the beef. 3 out of 5 at our table ordered the NY Strip Steak which I sampled and it was to die for. Thank God, my mother was one who ordered it, she is still talking about how delicious it was. Two of us had the tuna on the menu and were VERY pleased! Awesome combo of flavors!! Appetizers were equally delicious. Unfortunately, no room for dessert, perhaps next time:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quite the jewel!
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    On a recommendation from a friend, I went to open table and was able to make a last minute Friday night reservation. This restaurant had everything - great food, wine and atmosphere. We have already recommended it to our friends and will be back again. The bread is perfect too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Thoughtfully Prepared Meal
    jclieberVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We enjoyed the food and service here. We did feel that for the price you pay, the portions could have been a bit larger. The food though was very fresh and originally prepared. The chowder is one of the better one's I've had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE THE CHOWDER!
    greenhouse
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    we dine at the oyster club during the year. However it is always my first choice for my birthday dinner in august. I absolutely love the RI clam chowder at the oyster club. Nothing like it at any other restaurant in the area! Also the bread is just outstanding!! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their entrees. We were party of 8!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still the one...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Mystic has been extremely fortunate to have several new and great restaurants join the scene in town but Oyster Club remains the best. If you want good food and a great view of the water, Red36 is the new hotspot. Red also has the bar scene and is an exciting new place. If you want beer and bar foods, Engine Room is your place. Plus its a really cool renovation! But if its exceptional food and service you crave, Oyster Club still rules. Dan and James just know how great food is done, and they continue to offer new and exceptional farm to table fare that is nothing short of perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Overall Experience
    CARW
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were running an hour late for our reservations due to terrible I-95 traffic, and even after showing up an hour after our scheduled dining time, the restaurant held the table for us. All service staff members, besides our waitress, were great. The only negative was our waitress- not friendly! Delicious sea/farm-to-table food for our entire group, great drinks and a beautiful restaurant. I recommend going next door to the Treehouse bar for an after-dinner drink overlooking the water.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time, Very Impressed!
    AiredaleVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had a late reservation on a Friday night (9pm) and I genuinely did not know what to expect as I was completely unfamiliar with the place. Beautifully lit, great seating areas for dinner and drinks, and very lively for Mystic on a Friday night. Bar was full, treehouse bar behind the restaurant was full, and people were enjoying drinks on the front porch. We had to wait about 10 minutes to be seated, but had very tasty cocktails and a great seat in the dining room eventually. Food was great, service was great. Best part, even at 9:30 at night, full menu was available and everything seemed as fresh as the start of the night. Have already recommended, will definitely be back, great spot.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was outstanding! Dessert was fantastic. Wait staff friendly and knowledgeable. Wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never fails
    mysticmarvel
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This has to be the best restaurant in the Mystic area. Great fresh local food is prepared for a menu that changes daily. The ambiance is pleasant. The service is friendly and professional. I have yet to dine here when the meals were not interesting and delicious. Best of all, as opposed to many area restaurants, they take reservations. This time I had the leg of veal. Tender, served over beluga lentils and garnished with a handful of arugula...fabulous. The steak tartar was delicious. It is really tough to make a decision here, everything is so good. As a local, I'm here regularly and will continue to be.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Goat meat!!!
    Cadman
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I ordered a pasta dish. The menu indicated that it was cooked with "prime meat". It tasted foul. The server then said after that it was goat meat. I wouldn't serve this to a starving dog. The swordfish was dry and lacked taste. The server was unsympathetic but merciful. She deducted the goat meat from the check. I won't be hurrying back, ever. What a nightmare!
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful
    Virginia
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This restaurant was easy to find, and there was a relaxed atmosphere from the moment we walked in. Food was excellent. They even catered to a vegan/non dairy patron in our group with a special dessert. Staff super friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Great location, too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food not so great
    Khdines
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The meat was very salty and the COus COus was cold under fish. Muscles were delicious
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Oysters!
    silkchamp
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    They have a wonderful happy hour with $1.00 local oysters which were great. Everything we ate for dinner was well prepared and tasty. It was fun sitting on the Tree house terrace for cocktails and appetizers then heading downstairs to an additional outdoor dining area with just as nice ambience as the Tree house terrace. Very nice evening!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mystic Favorite
    passionatepalate
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We ordered Quahog chowder and Thai mussels to start. Chowder broth was a perfectly savory balance of briny clam broth, dairy and salt pork included Cubes of a white fish in addition to the Quahogs. Some of the clams were to tough to chew. The mussels arrived fragrant with the scent of lemongrass, infusing a coconut milk broth. Entrees selected were Fluke, Tuna and housemade tagliatelle with a red wine ragu of beef. The fluke was pan seared and served in two parts-the top layer of skin was properly crispy but a tad too salty. The accompanying large pearl couscous and minted pea puree were great. Tuna and the beef rag Desserts were outstanding. Almond cake and deep chocolate ice cream with assorted roasted nuts. Service was spot on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.