Don’t be fooled by the unassuming exterior of this 26-seat hole in the wall adjacent to a convenience store. It’s what’s inside that counts. The cozy bar and raised outdoor deck are a love letter to East Coast seafood shacks and traditional seaside bites, but most people come here for one thing: the oysters. They’re straight from general manager Joe Laraja’s family oyster farm in Massachusetts, but the short menu also pays homage to seasonal West Coast produce in items like the scallop tostada, wedge salad, and bar steak. And if you’re feeling extra fancy, they also have some of the finest Ossetra caviar on the menu. A complete list of seafood-appropriate wines, from sparkling to skin contact and chilled red, are also available.
How to book: Dining is walk-in only.
Part Parisian-style wine bar, part New England clam shack, small but mighty Found Oyster serves beautiful, salty little oysters straight from their GM’s family farm on Cape Cod. But they’re not the only thing worth your time here; everything on chef Ari Kolander’s menu is well-balanced and extremely fresh, like the peel-and-eat prawns and the bisque-smothered lobster roll.
The deal: $3.25-$4 per oyster.
How to book: Walk-in only.