Well, I finally had dinner at Leon's Oyster Shop. I have had this place on my list of restaurants to try for a while now (not that it's been open that long.) Our meal was great, providing just the fried seafood satisfaction I was looking for. I was also especially fond of the rustic décor, a reflection of the buildings former life as an auto body shop. I loved the industrial look they have going on, everything about it from the exposed beams in the ceiling and the basket like light fixtures, to the weathered metal chairs at the bar. Next time I would like to sit at the "chef's table" to preview the lineup coming out of the kitchen.
Here are a few photos of the inside.
As for dinner, we started with an order of hush puppies for the table. Normally I'm indifferent about a hush puppy and could take it or leave it. In this case, I wanted to take them all with me, thanks to the sweet honey butter that came with them.
I ordered the fried oyster sandwich, recommended by our waitress. This sky high sandwich filled will crispy fried oysters, accompanied by lettuce, tomato, avocado, comeback sauce, and topped with a buttery toasted bun was delicious. The barley salad on the side was so flavorful, I probably could have just eaten a bowl of this for my meal.
I also sampled my husbands order of fried oysters Rockefeller and wished I had my own plate. They were really good...so good I forgot to take a picture.
We ended our evening with a night cap at The Cocktail Club.
The rest of our weekend was nice and relaxing. I did a lot of window shopping on Saturday and have my eye on some pretty things I will share with you later this week.
Here's to a productive work week!