Loaded inside The Row DTLA, Rappahannock Oyster Bar is the lone dining option here for dinner for the time being, and it’s quite an unusual dining experience, especially if you sit out in their outdoor patio as the rest of the complex is close for the night, and there are no cars nor people around.
Chef Nick Erven reemerges after his much acclaimed veganish restaurant Erven in Santa Monica closed a couple of years ago. I didn’t order anything from the raw bar, but the small dishes I had were solid. The Dungeness Crab is a delicate dish that was quite refreshing for the unusually hot summer night we endured while dining al fresco (our party was too big to be accommodated indoors). The Uni Corn was fun and tasty to eat. It was savory, sour, and sweet as well.
The entrees seem to still need some tweaking, especially the Fried Mary’s Half Chicken, which was deep fried beyond that golden brown.
Service here was very attentive, and that attitude of the staff was very friendly and accommodating. There is a way to take drive up to the parking spaces that are adjacent to the restaurant, you just have to enter the road just west of the parking structure from the south end of the complex after you enter from either Center St or Bay St off Alameda St.
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