You walk into a 'hanging out' area where the guests are eating and drinking, workers are buzzing yet finding time to welcome you. Downstairs is the kitchen and upstairs is the 'quiet' parlour; where we ended up.
A Cesar comes with a shrimp, yes an edible shrimp.
With Oysters in the name, you could not visit the house without trying the oysters.
The oysters were our server's choice and came with a selection of five sauces, gradually increasing in heat intensity from left to right.
But the real kick is the horseradish - fluffy, white, strong kick and the best horseradish I have tasted. Rodney, where do you get it from?
Lunch menu is limited, but inventive enough. I went with a "Fish Stew" - a down-to-earth version of a bouillabaisse.
Packed with muscles, prawns and fish chunks, I definitely enjoyed it.
Since it's Friday and the beginning of the weekend, dessert indulgence was in order.
Three dessert on the menu - Belgian Chocolate Mouse, Vanilla Cheesecake and Banana Creme Brulé - and two eaters. The server's favourite is the cheesecake so we couldn't ignore his opinion. Mouse and cheesecake it was.
Beautifully presented, but the mouse is definitely the best choice. Delicious.
A comfortable hangout, comfort style seafood and a relaxing ambiance despite the active buzz going on. Worth the visit.
And the weekend begins.
Rodney's Oyster House
1228 Hamilton Street