Best Raw Bar - 2012
This seafood-heavy Heights hot spot consistently turns out some of the best seafood dishes in town, from gumbo to whole-fried trout. But the sleek, marble-topped oyster bar straight out of a New England restaurant is equally ambitious. Here, you can dive into an ocean of different raw seafood dishes: Hawaiian-style tuna poke, ceviche marinated in ginger beer, chiles and sweet lime, salmon carpaccio cured in yuzu, campechana with Gulf shrimp and blue crab, or a retinue of different oysters from across the country. Wash them down with a local craft beer and contemplate how lucky you are to live in a city that respects seafood this much.