Before fishermen discovered the edibility of fish, they used each catch as bait for larger species, hoping in the end to hook the biggest fish of all—friendship. Dine in good company with today’s Groupon to The Oyster Bar and Grille. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of oysters, seafood, and Mexican fare during dinner, which is served all day.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of oysters, seafood, and Mexican fare during lunch, which is served 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Groupon customers may buy both the lunch and dinner options.
The Oyster Bar and Grille's chefs whip up an eclectic menu of seafood fare with a Mexican flourish, serving oysters in a variety of styles alongside tacos, sandwiches, and seafood specialties. A half dozen ($8.25) or a dozen ($12.95) Louisiana oysters are shucked and served on half shells, which diners may use to fashion a stylish maritime necklace. The seafood platter sends guests on a play date with a fried catfish fillet, three jumbo shrimp, and five oyster friends ($22.95), and the homemade taco arrives at tables stuffed with meat or seafood and backed by an entourage of black beans and rice ($7.95). Diners can quell the midday munchies with lunch specials such as the carne asada, in which a mesquite-grilled skirt steak couples with a choice of a side dish in a savory samba ($10.95).
Guests can feast in the open air of the outdoor patio, or at the high-top tables and stools near the restaurant’s full bar. Surfboards, lifebuoys, and fishy fixtures further the restaurant’s affinity for the sea, and a vibrant aquarium invites customers to don scuba gear and dive in 30 minutes postmeal.
The Oyster Bar and Grille
Creole and Mexican culinary traditions are a natural fit for one another. Both rely on a healthy dose of spice, and both elevate comfort food. At The Oyster Bar and Grille, chefs draw on the region’s bounty of seafood as well as a range of Mexican recipes. They fill homemade tacos with hot crawfish and batter farm-raised catfish in homemade corn-meal mix. Splashes of champagne make mesquite-grilled oysters sparkle at tables in the dining room, where surfboards and lifebuoys adorn the wall. Murals of beach scenes seem to admit warming sunshine, and an aquarium lets amateur scuba divers practice looking a fish in the eye. High-top tables and stools around the full bar comfortably situate diners, who can also carry po’ boys and oysters on the half shell to the outdoor patio.