The River Seafood & Oyster Bar: Next-level Mollusks

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Your date’s no dummy, they know why you made reservations at an oyster place, but all ulterior motives will be set aside after one taste of the next-level mollusks at The River Seafood & Oyster Bar. This bustling spot in Brickell may not be a boldface name in the gossip pages, but you and your sweetheart don’t need a Beyonce sighting to fall in love with stellar cocktails and seafood shipped fresh daily from all over the world. The interior is small and sleek, making it easy to feel intimate. Start off your night out with an order of flavor-packed fire-roasted oysters, with sofrito butter, ancho cream, manchego, and chorizo. Then slurp down a dozen oysters on the half-shell, a briney second course to prep you for the marvelous mains. On this round, give the bivalves a pass and keep your taste buds grooving by opting for the Key West snapper filet, pan-fried and served with avocado-tomato salad, lemon vinaigrette, plantain chips, and sea salt. Or maybe it’s time for bacon-wrapped barbecued cobia, which proves yet again that everything’s better with bacon. Seal the night by clinking glasses with elegant after-dinner drinks like the French 75, which mixes gin, lemon, cherries, and champagne. As if the oysters weren’t enough.

The River Seafood & Oyster Bar

650 S Miami Ave Miami FL 33131

(305) 530-1915

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