Grand Central Oyster Bar
Generally speaking, it is usually not a good sign when we can be found spitting out a Best Thing I Ever Ate delicacy into an oyster cracker bag. In fact, being that we're above the age of five, we really do not make a habit of removing food from our mouths once it is on the way down the hatch. If anything, we merely power through, and then write a nasty recap.
Not so with Grand Central Oyster Bar.
|The Place Brings Out the Worst in Us|
|Does This Place Have an Early Bird Special?!|
Said table is located DIRECTLY NEXT to eight other tables, all with "waiter service." How is this remotely logical?
Clearly, we should have known from the beginning that this place would give us trouble.
|Next Thing We Know, They'll Be Telling Us They Don't Have Booze|
|Old School Food, Old School Architecture|
|Come On Now - We Need Something to Soak Up Our Alcohol Intake|
|Welcome to Dinner at the Clam Shack|
For the record, by "cookies," she means "oyster crackers." Which were actually meant to be placed IN THE SOUP.
|Patience Is Not Our Strong Suit|
|Well, This Looks... "Fresh"|
|See?! Now We've Lost One!|
|Although the Presentation Leaves a Lot to Be Desired|
|Of Course, If We Had Some More BREAD With Which to Lap It Up, We May Feel Differently|
|Ore Ida, Straight Out of the Bag!|
|Also, We Appreciate the Portion. In That It's Large|
|Open-Minded? That's So Unlike Us|
And it's not a pleasant face either.
|Again With the "Presentation" Skills....|
And then we both take another taste, which is when things begin to go downhill fast.
|Could We Have Some Oysters With This Velveeta?|
|Someone Give Us a Pail and Shovel So We Can Build a Sand Castle|
|And Also, Heaven Knows Scott Knows His Way Around a Good Bread Basket!|
"Egh," Vodka answers.
"Terrible," Ginger says.
Listen, buddy -- don't ask questions that you don't want answers to.
When our waiter persists in asking what was wrong, Ginger points to the plate of oysters and says incredulously, "Do people LIKE these?" Our waiter assures us that people do (clearly the same people who don't eat the free bread placed in front of them), but out of the goodness of his heart, he takes the price of the dish off of our bill.
|Note the Hot Sauce Smear on the Plate - Ginger's Attempt to Make Them More Palatable|
Grand Central Oyster Bar's Oysters Rochefeller: 1 star