Connecticut March 28, 2019
The Small Connecticut Town That’s Home To An Award-Winning Restaurant
With a population of just 4,200, Mystic is definitely a classic small New England town. But sometimes it’s the smallest towns that have the best restaurants, and Mystic happens to have a few of the finest. Oyster Club is proof of that.
Oyster Club is located at 13 Water St. in historic downtown Mystic.
And it's been a local favorite since its opening.
The casual fine dining eatery is owned by Chef Dan Meiser, a Connecticut native with a degree from the esteemed French Culinary Institute in Manhattan and years of experience.
He's joined by Executive Chef James Wayman, who has a passion for farm to table dining, and sous chefs Dave Vacca and Amy Hussey.
The cuisine here is as local as it gets.
Everything is fresh and sustainable, and the ingredients come from a small list of farms (or the sea).
As the name suggests, the oysters here are fantastic.
And during the daily happy hour (from 4 to 6 p.m.), some of them are a mere $1.
Seafood is definitely the star here, but it's far from the only thing on the menu.
The menu rotates daily, but there are always meat, pasta, and vegetarian options.
But no matter what you choose for your entree, you'll definitely want to save room for dessert.
This is a chocolate terrine with pistachios, kirsch cremeaux, and cherries.
Oyster Club has won numerous local awards, and they've been mentioned in some impressive publications, like Travel + Leisure and Saveur.
They're open daily for dinner, and lunch is served on Fridays and Saturdays. They also serve a delicious Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The next time you’re in Mystic, enjoy a meal at Oyster Club. And if you can’t make it anytime soon, you can satisfy your seafood craving