A high-protein diet can help to build muscle, which comes in handy for fighting off a shark that is also on a high-protein diet. Take a bite out of the circle of life with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of seafood and steak-house fare at The Oar Steak & Seafood Grill in Patchogue.
The chefs at The Oar cast a wide net over land and sea, catching generous portions for a menu of inventive seafood and steak-house fare. Dip forks into entrees such as the crispy roast duck marinating in a maple-whiskey glaze ($22) or the 8-ounce fillet in a red-wine reduction ($29). The seafood fra diavlo—a medley of mussels, clams, shrimp, and scallops—swims in a light sea of marinara ($28), and the pan-roasted swordfish breaches over an isthmus of vegetable risotto and lands in a bed of seaweed salad ($25). A rotating roster of live bands ensures silverware stays clinking against glasses.
Steaming entrees served to tables clothed in white waft aromas upward toward a vaulted ceiling supported by rich wooden beams in a nautical dining hall. Stepping through delicate french doors, guests are transported to an ample patio enclosed inside a delicate latticed fence. Eyes soak in gently rolling waves, the sun setting behind the grandiose masts of sailboats, or maritime jousts for parking spaces in one of The Oar's docks.
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.
264 West Ave.
Patchogue, New York 11722