Don’t judge a book by its cover: The Oystercatcher.
From the street it looks like a burger and beer joint. Step up to the entrance and your impression doesn’t change. Step inside…and you wonder what’s in store. First taste…you know this place is special.
While the menu is focused, I suspect anything you order will be an outstanding taste experience. Started with an amuse-bouche which was rich and flavorful with pecorino and pickled blueberries. Appetizers included the fried green tomatoes and pickled okra…exceeded this Southern boy’s expectations…and the broiled oysters. As you walk up to the entrance you’ll note a wood fired oven and now you know what it’s for. Delivered with bacon jam. Simply outstanding.
Next to come along was an intermezzi which deserves a special comment for it’s flavor profile…tartness of strawberries balanced with the sweet/savoriness of basil and olive oil. I could have had a large bowl of this.
Main for the night was the King Salmon…had to have seafood at a place called oystercatcher and located on an island in the middle of Puget Sound. It did not disappoint. It was made by the heirloom tomato and fennel salad it was plated on…tartness with an added crunchiness. The salmon was cooked medium rare with the skin pan fried to perfection.
The wine list is New World focused.
Dining is on an outside patio with a small area indoors arrayed around the open kitchen. Reservations required for the indoor dinner experience.
No room for dessert.
Service was excellent.