Category Archives: oyster bar

Mussel Inn – Edinburgh, Scotland

Found the best seafood restaurant in Edinburgh! It’s so good that I ate there three nights in a row!

The seafood are mostly all from Scotland so it’s really fresh.

These Scottish oysters are soooooooo sweet! I haven’t seen / tried these anywhere else yet….

probably the most filling seafood chowder ever…. it had CHUNKS of fish.

Surf and Turf .. not really liking the steak….

Mussels!!!!!!  I became famous at the restaurant because I first ate dinner with my friends…. then immediately after, I ate another meal with my family, at the next table! The staff was shocked that I could eat another kg of mussels….. he has never seen anyone eat so many mussels before!

Hot Seafood Platter (scallops, tiger prawns and mussels poached in seafood sauce topped with grilled sea bass fillet and crème fraiche)……

Shellfish Pasta (Mussels, tiger prawns,  scallops and fettuccini in a shellfish bisque)….

scallop risotto….

This was my best restaurant find in Edinburgh.  Mussel Inn has fresh seafood for an affordable price!

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Mussel Inn Seafood Restaurant

61-65 Rose St, Edinburgh EH2 2NH, UK

+44 843 289 2481

Pearl Dive – Washington, D.C.

While waiting in line at Rose’s Luxury, I asked the foodies for oyster bar recommendations.  They all unanimously agreed on  Pearl Dive.

Located between the hip restaurant row of 14th st and the roaring corridor of U Street, this restaurant screams hip!

The restaurant has a rustic decor, with a bar upfront and a restaurant at the back.

We started off with oysters.. all sorts of oysters!

Wood Grilled East Coast Oysters (Garlic, Red Chile Butter, Gremolata).. Loved the flavour.. but kind of lost the oyster taste…

Angels on Horseback (Grilled-Bacon Wrapped Oysters, Vin Blanc, Vinegar Reduction)… Love anything bacon wrapped! even more so with oyster!

Tchoupitoulas (Oyster Confit, Blue Crab, Tasso Ham, Roasted Corn)… couldn’t taste the crab..

1 pound of Addie’s Mussels (Garlic, Shallot, Fumet, Butter, Lemon, Grilled Baguette)…the mussels were kinda small.. but were juicy… Loved the grilled baguette!

Spinach Madeleine Tart (Spinach, Artichokes, Béchamel, Parmesan Cheese)……

The quality of the food here was superbe….. so we decided to order 3 oysters each to start..

starting from the left to the right (the oyster taste goes from mild to strong): Goose Point WA; Tatamagouche NS, Old Blacksalt Va.

I can’t decide if I like the milder ones or the stronger ones… The milder one didn’t really have much taste.  But that’s a good thing? Cause it means it tastes fresh.  We liked it so much that we ordered other oysters to try.

Wildcat Cove WA; Battle Creek VA; Fishers Island NY

Wish we could have ordered more.. but we didn’t want to take any chance as we were taking the Amtrak to New York the next day.

Shrimp Dinner (Bacon Braised Organic Greens, Salt Roasted Potatoes & Creamy Cole Slaw, Classic Tartar Sauce )……

Wood Grilled Gulf Redfish Sage and Native Pecan Brown Butter, Stone Grits)…. I don’t think I’ve tried Redfish before… it’s tender.. but not like sea bass.  I liked how they garnished the fish with pecans.

cornbread!  freshly baked! we didn’t get it till the middle of the meal.. so soft and warm!

Pearl Dive is clearly a winner.. plus Food and Wine named it America’s Best Oyster Bar!

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Pearl Dive

1612 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009, United States
Phone:+1 202-319-1612