On our second night in Philly we stopped over at the Oyster House for dinner, our concierge at the hotel was able to make us a reservation.
There wasn’t really a place to wait for our table as the bar area was packed – they have nightly happy hour specials ($1 oysters in the bar area). The noise level here is pretty loud, not sure it would be a great place for older people or those who are looking to have important conversations.
The only have one non seafood item on the menu, a burger. They have a great raw bar selection if that’s what you’re into.
Feeling like a cocktail with dinner, I have the pamplemousse ($10) sparkling wine, ransom old tom gin, grapefruit vanilla cordial. Really light and delicious – not too girly.
I start with the clam chowder ($6.50) that is really quite delicious – a really nice amount of clams.
For my main meal I have the lobster roll, Connecticut style served warm with butter (we also had one with mayo – New England style). There was a ton of lobster and it was sweet and buttery.
We had a late lunch and this was an early dinner, so we also had the mache salad ($8) . An interesting salad with some nice warm spices – quite lovely actually.
A peanut butter pie with a cookie crust was just what the dr ordered for dessert.
We also had a chocolate pie with a savory crust that was tasty, but not as delicious as the peanut butter pie.
1516 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA
Tags: casual dining, happy hour, philadelphia, restaurant, seafood