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Ocean Prime’s new Oysterology menu is a must-try for oyster lovers in Dallas. Located in Uptown, Ocean Prime offers a delicious range of seafood, and more recently, a new oysterology menu. We stopped by the restaurant for an evening of oyster tastings, paired drinks and ,more. I haven’t had oysters before, so this was an exciting experience for food blogger Vicky D. and me!

Now before I get to the oysters, the restaurant’s GM brought out some tasty appetizers as we waited on the other guests to arrive. The appetizers included goat cheese ravioli, truffled eggs with caviar and fried calamari. Ocean Prime knows how to set up a fantastic dinner because these dishes hit the spot, and they were the perfect samplers to prep me for all the seafood that came later.

ocean prime appetizers


The Oysterology menu, with 22 oysters on rotation includes the following specials: several different East Coast oysters ($7 for two, $13 for four, as well as a sampler plate for $24), the James River Oysters for $1 a piece and four different styles of baked or broiled oysters and cocktail pairings. All of the oysters are as fresh as they can be, which you’ll agree upon tasting them.

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The baked or broiled comes in the following flavors: Parmesan (a regular menu item), BBQ (with French Onion strings), Bacon & Blue (for Bleu cheese) and the Rockefeller (spinach and cheese). So many bold flavors! With each oyster I added on some of the house-made sauces for even more flavor.

Ocean Prime suggests the following pairings:
Parmesan – Goose Island IPA
BBQ – Whiskey Clover cocktail
Bacon & Blue – Astoria Prosecco
Rockefeller – Saint Arnold Amber
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ocean prime dessert via dallasfoodnerd.com
Can’t forget about dessert – especially one that’s on fire!

You can catch the menu now through the summer.


(Disclaimer: Dallas Food Nerd was provided with a complimentary tasting at Ocean Prime, and all thoughts are our own. If you pair up too many cocktails with the oysters, call an Uber!)