The Oyster Bar
Address: Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Dr. ·
Status: Open Sundays through Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m.
Las Vegas just can’t get enough of oyster bars, and the latest comes to the northwest at Santa Fe Station. Now open nightly, The Oyster Bar brings seafood dishes galore from Louisiana native chef Megan Estoup, who even created some specialty items exclusively for this second location of the popular restaurant at Palace Station. Find some favorites from the original location such as pan roasts with a creamy tomato stew cooked with seafood and sautéed with a hint of brandy and served with steamed rice; gumbo with Andouille sausage, okra and a choice of seafood with steamed rice; clam chowder in both Manhattan and New England varieties; cioppino with shrimp, crab, cod, mussels and clams; and seafood jambalaya with shrimp, crab, lobster, Andouille sausage, mussels and clams braised with rice and Creole spices. Of course, oysters on the half shell are the star of the show.
Specialty dishes created by Estoup include fish and chips with tail-on loup de mer, salt and vinegar "chips," lemon dill tartar and Creole remoulade; a New England lobster roll; mac and cheese with optional lobster, or shrimp, crab and lobster combo; chilled New Zealand mussels on the half shell; King cake flown in daily from Haydel's Bakery in New Orleans; and monkey bread pudding with creamy egg custard and bourbon sauce.
Wash down a meal with classic New Orleans cocktails or one of the Louisiana, Belgium and California craft beers. Pimm's No. 1 Cup, a Hurricane, mint juleps and I Can't Believe It's Gin with Hendrick's Elderflower Liqueur, lime, cucumber and mint are just some of the cocktails. On the beer side of the menu, find Louisiana's own Abita Purple Haze.
Santa Fe Station now has its own version of the insanely popular restaurant.
The Oyster Bar
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