Best shellfish dishes DC/NOVA
After a long spell of thinking I was allergic to shellfish, I finally got tested, found out I'm not, and am now embarking on a culinary extravaganza. Because it was never on the menu for me, I haven't paid much attention to where to find the best of any of it. I would appreciate any and all recommendations for great seafood dishes in the DC or Northern Virginia (alexandria/annandale/springfield areas mostly) areas. From fancy to dives, and places with good drinks a plus. I'm especially interested in asian dishes, but the sky is really the limit.
Thanks in advance--
The first ones that come to mind are the mussels at Brasserie Beck or Granville Moore's...both delicious preparations in completely different environments (don't forget to get the frites as well!).
Any scallop preparation at Corduroy is fantastic! Go get oysters at Hank's Oyster Bar (and a lobster roll).
And of course you have to get a crabcake. The version at The Hamilton is quite good.
Welcome back to the world of shellfish---probably my favorite food category.
Here's a vote for the Parmesan-broiled oysters at Acadiana. They do a nice Hurricane there as well.
Jumbo oysters at Sushi Taro
Oyster shooter at Rogue
Roasted Scallops at Tosca
Raw scallops at Komi
A pile of steamed crabs - a bucket of manos - and an ice cold pitcher of Budweiser at any decent crab shack on the bay.