Oysters are said to be an aphrodisiac, much like a bottle of red wine or a powerful brain visibly pulsing beneath their skull. Start the evening off right with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$45 for dinner for two (up to a $97 total value)
- One appetizer (up to a $19 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $30 value each)
- Two desserts (up to a $9 value each)
$85 for dinner for four (up to a $194 total value)
- Two appetizers (up to a $19 value each)
- Four entrees (up to a $30 value each)
- Four desserts (up to a $9 value each)
The menu includes appetizers such as coconut shrimp in an orange-horseradish marmalade and lobster wontons. Entrees such as fish tacos ($13) or broiled salmon with a seaweed salad ($14) precede desserts of housemade bread pudding ($8) and crème brûlèe ($8).
The Oar Steak & Seafood Grill
As a man who grew up on the river, the grandson of a boat builder, Dick Blakeslee knows all about the sea and its creatures. Blakeslee even owned a former ship store on the river, the Sun DEK Marina, but his dream was always to own a restaurant, so he turned that store into a snack bar, and from there, it continued to grow. Now it's a full-service gourmet steak and seafood restaurant with a full raw bar overflowing with clams, oysters, and shrimp and seafood entrees including broiled salmon and fish tacos.
Situated right on the water, The Oar offers views of boats bobbing, whether you’re seated on the outdoor patio or in the nautical-themed dining room. Its wood paneling, sailboat art, and crisp white linens evoke the decor of a luxury yacht. Even during the wintertime, the riverside eatery brings cheer with views of the annual Christmas boat parade—a heartwarming display of twinkling lights and Santa riding up and down the river at the top of a water-ski pyramid. The tradition, which brings thousands to the river every year, was actually something dreamt up at The Oar 10 years ago.