Cuisine(s)
American/New American, French
Price Scale
$$$$
Description

Grab a bar seat at this swanky River Oaks bistro, and watch the pros do some shucking. A partnership with Island Creek Oysters, a farm in Massachusetts, keeps interesting East Coast varieties coming in all year, with Gulf and West Coast bivalves rounding out each daily market selection.

Not a fan of bivalves? How about brunch? Both the light, airy dining room and breezy patio are sure bets for the most important meal of the week. Start with a mimosa made with fresh-squeezed juice or a glass of wine—the low markup is tempting (you can get a bottle of Veuve Clicquot for $48 or Rombauer chardonnay for $42). Pastries, baked here every Sunday morning, are definitely an excuse to cheat on that low-carb diet. The brunch menu features classics like Eggs Benedict, pain perdu, and quiche, along with more modern dishes such as lemon ricotta pancakes.

Meal Times
Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Good to Know
Gluten-Free, Outdoor Dining, Parking, Reservations, Takeout
Good For
Business Lunch, Conversation, Date Night, Large Groups, Private Parties
Location