Taylor Oyster Bar
May 11, 2018
The Queen Anne branch of Taylor Oyster Bar – there are other locations in Capitol Hill – has an awful lot of charm. High ceilinged and tall of window, it’s a warm, light, inviting space, the scene is set by the large steel sinks full of live oysters which sit near the door. There’s a steel counter where you can sit and watch the expert shucking as well as a scattering of small tables at the back if you’re after a more intimate experience. If you fancy a cocktail there’s a small list of classic drinks available, well-executed, unfussy tipples, including, a decent Paloma and a refreshing Aperol Spritz, a great thing to pair with a platter of zingly fresh seafood or a bowl of baked oysters. Their White Negroni also hits the spot in this regard. Produce comes from the Taylor shellfish farms and quality is high. The Manila Clams, the rich creamy chowder, and the garlicky, parsley-flecked House Broil are also well worth your time and they boast a lovely long wine list too.