The ocean's most delicious crustaceans grew shells to protect themselves against the constant threat of hungry fishermen and rising underwater real-estate costs. Indulge in a hard-won meal with this Groupon.
$29 for an oyster dinner for two (a $72 total value)
$39 for a lobster dinner for two (up to an $84 total value)
Shucked oysters hailing from Connecticut, Cape Cod, Blue Point, and Prince Edward Island rise from the sea to quell seismic tummy grumbles and steal their pearls back from unsuspecting guests, or diners can opt for fresh Maine lobsters, which sprawl out across dinner plates after being steamed, broiled, or grilled. Champagne bubbles flow from flutes to tickle the backs of throats and clear pipelines for crustaceous morsels.
The brainchild of head chef Anthony Labriola, Caffe Regatta Oyster Bar & Grill dresses traditional ocean critters in Mediterranean duds and packs oysters and other seafood into the raw bar that made a splash in
. Friendly waiters scurry past white-clothed tables and nautical decor?including miniature boats and real-life sea captains perched on the full-service bar?bearing brunch, lunch, and dinner platters piled with refreshments ranging from lemon-ricotta hotcakes to a half pound of Alaskan king-crab legs. Summertime lures patrons to the outdoor patio, and BYOB Tuesdays give the restaurant?s wine list a chance to collect its pages and prepare for another week of staring into thirsty eyes.