Since it is National Oyster Day and I am in Nawlins (New Orleans), it is only fitting that I have a go at some Oysters from a local eatery. Cruising up and down Bourbon Street (actually walking a snails pace), I came across Oceana Grill. I recall seeing the name on TripAdvisor and it was rated very well. So I gave it a go. This was a wonderful surprise!
It’s 9:30 a.m. here in Nawlins and everyone around me is having pancakes or omelets or whatever. Not me. I order a cup of java and tell the server that since it is National Oyster Day, I will be ordering off of the lunch menu. She smiles and replies, “I will be having some Oysters as well, once I finish my shift then.”
After casing the menu for Oysters, I choose the Raw Oysters on the half shell, as any purist would and continue with a duo of Oceana Oysters and Oysters Rockefeller. She smiles as she walks away and I enjoy my morning coffee. The raw oysters are up first and let me tell you, the plate looks pretty. Fresh, delicious and mouth watering. Then my duo comes out. I was actually surprised that I preferred the Oceana over the Rockefeller. The day old bread accompanying the oysters, smothered in the sauces was such a great touch.
My server was pleasant and always smiling. I can assure you that this place is rated well because it deserves it. The atmosphere is amazing, the food is absolutely delicious and the staff are very friendly and inviting.