Oyster Bar Experience, 2016


Oil on canvas, 30×40

Inside the bustle of Union Market is a retreat so serene it practically comes with a sea breeze. It’s Rappahannock Oyster Bar–a spot for sipping Muscadet alongside a platter of oysters on the half shell, all locally sourced from Rappahannock Oyster Co. such as Stingrays or Olde Saltes (each with varying levels of brine). The bar, above all else, champions the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Signature dishes include lambs & clams, Barcat oyster chowder, and crab cakes with celeryroot slaw and remoulade. Visit the bar Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Description by Laura Hayes. Laura is the food editor of Washington City Paper where she is also the Young & Hungry columnist. Laura has bene covering dining in D.C. for four years. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram @LauraHayesDC.