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Looking for Oysters Rockefeller in Austin

austxca Feb 5, 2010 07:40 PM

I'm looking for a restaurant that serves Oysters Rockefeller and/or fresh steamed clams. Any suggestions?

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  1. amykragan RE: austxca Feb 6, 2010 06:09 AM

    Pappadeaux's actuallly does pretty good ones. They also have a trio of rockefeller, st. philip and baton rouge. I know it's a chain, but they are really tasty. St. Philip's are my favorite with bacon, shrimp & cheese

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      Rene RE: austxca Feb 6, 2010 11:10 AM

      We have really enjoyed the Oysters Rockefeller at Gumbos, Downtown location several times. It's been over a year though...

      1. amysuehere RE: austxca Feb 8, 2010 05:43 AM

        My favorite are the ones for happy hour at Eddie V's. You have to ask for hollindaise, but otherwise they are six very large oysters with a perfect blend of flavors and textures. My second favorite are the ones (also on happy hour) at Gumbo's. My only reservation there are that they are very inconsistant, with sometimes waaay too much pernot.

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          dinaofdoom RE: amysuehere Feb 8, 2010 09:43 AM

          eddie v's HH menu is a great bargain, and i had no idea those were on there.
          i usually share a dozen raw oysters (or so!) and get the ahi tower thingie.
          will definitely have to ask about those.

        2. drdelicious RE: austxca Feb 10, 2010 09:41 PM

          I like the ones at Trulucks, usually. I've had them once there that were horrid, but usually good. They use spinach, although I've read the original Anoine's recipe doesn't use spinach, and I don't make them with spinach, most Austin places do. I believe Sullivan's does them also.

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            barleybob9 RE: austxca Feb 11, 2010 09:08 AM

            They're not called Oysters Rockefeller at Vespaio-they are called Ostriche al Forno con Spinici e Crema al Pernod, but they take it to a new level!

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              NirvRush RE: austxca Feb 11, 2010 09:49 AM

              tried out Jack Allen's kitchen in Oak Hill last night. they have a baked gulf oyster of the day. i ordered two of them ($2 apiece) and the topping was spinach and (i want to say) bacon. pretty good, though it made me realize i prefer raw oysters. probably worth giving them a call and seeing when they offer Rockefeller.

              1. drdelicious RE: austxca Feb 14, 2010 07:03 AM

                I had the Rocks at Ruth's Chris last night (this post was still lingering on my mind I suppose), and they were OK... lacked the anise flavor I like. But the oyster itself was delicious.

                I cannot believe there's a restaurant in Oak Hill that can charge $2 per oyster?!? That's crazy. They'd better be huge and fresh.

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