Without a reservation, there was a bit of a wait to get in and then a slightly awkwardly long wait to be served. I was a party of one and perhaps not a high priority.
When I did receive service, though, it was from a very friendly and patient waitress. I explained that all my oyster-eating had been on the east coast, and she explained that on the west coast the oysters are a bit less salty, and that I'd "probably love them."
|10 Oysters, 2 of each kind they had|
|Barron Point - $2 each|
I can't stop doing that tongue across the mouth roof thing to taste these over and over.
|Pickering Passage - $2 each|
The were the smallest. They were great but not as unique as the others.
|Treasure Cove - $2.50 each|
These were a little... smokey? I need a better oyster vocabulary. Time to read a book! Whatever it was was so damn good.
|Even the toppings here are so much better. Fresh grated horseradish and a sweet, horseradishy vinegar juice instead of blah cocktail sauce.|
|Maritime Pacific Old Seattle Lager - $5|
|The Kentuckians gave me one of their tomatoes from their |
Tomatoes with Vanilla and Salt dish. Who'd've thunk that'd be awesome? Well it was!
|This maple bread pudding may be one of the best desserts I've ever had. No one would not like this. It was like French toast more than any other bread pudding I've had, taste, shape, and texture wise. The espresso butter was exquisite.|
This restaurant is amazing. The ever-changing menu is ever-constantly amazing. Everything was delicious. Go go go go.
|It's next door to a combination Coffee Bar/Wine/Bicycle shop, which is a combination intriguing/ridiculous/way too hip for me.|
FA Rating: FFF, favorite, favorite oysters
Also, Ohhh Ballard is the cool, yuppie neighborhood. I saw ski ball in one of the many neat-looking bars! Good lookin' second hand stores too. So many cool stores and restaurants/bars. An outdoor rock climbing wall!