The River Seafood & Oyster Bar's Brunch: We Get a First Bite
Just two weeks into its new brunch, the River Seafood & Oyster Bar has already made changes to its menu. Prices has been lowered, and dishes have been tailored to the mutable wants of hungry patrons.
Photos by Carla Torres French toast at the River Seafood & Oyster Bar.
Short Order was invited to sample the revamped Sunday feast. Check out the pictures after the jump.
David Bracha thought an oversize wooden board topped with cheeses, pâtés, salads, croquettes, ceviche, and deviled eggs would be the main attraction for his brunch. He soon realized this offering -- originally priced at $90 and intended for groups of four to six -- might be a little intimidating.
Today, Bracha has lowered the price to $75 and designed it for a pair. The so-called smorgasbord is enough to feed two people without having to order anything else.
We wanted some diversity, so instead of the smorgasbord, we decided to try a couple of things off the menu.
The fire-roasted oysters ($12) dish with sofrito butter, manchego cheese, and chorizo is one of our new favorite brunch dishes. Four oysters are served per order, so be sure to get more than one -- they're worth the splurge. They're also part of the smorgasbord, in case that's more your thing.
Keep the oyster theme going with iced oysters ($18): Hama hama, Blue Point, and Well Fleet. All three were refreshing and bright. On the menu, there are also oyster shooters ($5) spiked with lemon-thyme vodka or bloody mary.