DTLA: Seafood at Rappahannock Oyster Bar
Rappahannock opened for lunch several months ago at the Row and recently started serving dinner. One of my favorite chefs, Chef Nick Erven, heads up the low key seafood restaurant located just steps away from the popular weekly food fest, Smogarsburg LA.
Chef Nick recently consulted on the menu for karaoke hotspot, The Venue. He also had an eponymously named vegetarian spot called Erven. But I became aware of him for the best brisket I’ve had in LA at sadly closed Saint Martha. That restaurant was ahead of its time. I love that he’s a true chef and can move from genre like BBQ to vegan to now seafood.
We ordered the small seafood tower which was served on a single large plate. We had a mix of oysters, clams, shrimp, scallops and hamachi. The clams were my favorite of this round. They were small but so fresh and delicious. Everything was raw except for the peel and eat shrimp.
We also had the whimsical “uni-corn” which is exactly as it sounds, uni on top of corn.
I’ve heard a lot about the cooked dishes so that’s what I’ll try next time. Plus lunch sounds wonderful as well.
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