Clam Bar in Raritan
Hi, my first post so if I screw up give be a brake ok? I read a review of Uncle Vinnie's Clam Bar located on E. Somerset St in Raritan. Now my mouth is watering for some clams oreganata. Has anyone eaten there? is it worth a 40 minute ride up the parkway? Thanks so much. mdduck.
Uncle Vinnies has acess to some impeccably fresh seafood andvrun their own fish store adjacent to the restaurant. Unfortunately the Restaurant is small, overcrowded (jam-them-in mentality) and way too noisy. Their food pricing is expensive enough to resist it's local convenience. When we're willing to endure a 40 minute drive we head in NYC to Grand Central Oyster Bar for a world class selection at comparable prices, better atmosphere and phenomenal wine list.
You'd travel 40 minutes up the parkway (I presume from the shore)for Clams Oreganata?
When I asked a chef friend of mine as to places down here, he commented: "make them yourself". Go to one of the outlets in the Highlands (Gaiters/Something Fishy near the SH Bridge) for your clams (grab 50 or a hundred) and make a couple of dozen and then freeze a couple of dozen. Bon Apetit