Last night Nathan and I decided to check out The Sardine Room. Not sure why we haven't been before since it's right down the street and definitely our style of dining, but what better way to brighten up a Monday? We strolled into town and had a wonderful meal and plentiful cocktails!
(sorry about the photo quality - super low lighting)
We kicked it off with drinks - Nathan had a "Rosemary's Baby" made with hangar one vodka, lime, rosemary infused simple syrup, and sparkling water. I got the Tarragon Lemonade or two - plymouth gin, st. germaine, a generous bit of lemon, simple syrup, and tarragon soda. We both decided we liked mine best, and will definitely be recreating it soon!
Then we selected two items off the "raw" portion of the menu. Of course, the shrimp is cooked! but it was in that category. We got a half dozen west coast oysters and the B.A. shrimp cocktail served with extra spicy atomic cocktail sauce. It has actual grated horseradish on the top - soooo good. I'm excited to try east coast oysters next round ;) they're known for being a bit brinier and less sweet.
For the main meal we shared three small plates. Crawfish hushpuppies with red hot honey and coleslaw, to die for pan-seared scallops atop pork belly confit with hollandaise and pickled onion - majorly decadent. and my absolutely favorite item, seriously considering getting just this as my meal next time - roasted bone marrow with salsa verde on toasted baguette. If there's one thing I can say about Fiamma, Comparis, and now The Sardine Room - they all know how to cook a damn fine scallop.
Definitely going back! Especially since they offer happy hour on drinks and oysters if you sit at the bar. What could be more fun than drinking PBR, shucking oysters, and stumbling home with friends? Nothing. that's what!