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Rich Says You’ve Gotta Try: Oyster Bah

Rich Says You’ve Gotta Try: Oyster Bah

Mar 9, 2018

Welcome back to “You’ve Gotta Try,” a series that chronicles some of our favorite eats around our restaurants, that you’ve, well, gotta try! Are you curious to know where Lettuce Entertain You founder Rich Melman is eating now? Here’s a hint: Some of the freshest oysters in Chicago. Another hint: It’s even got oyster in the name. It’s Oyster Bah, offering some of the freshest seafood in Chicago’s Lincoln Park, along with a brand spankin’ new menu that we’re really excited about. So much so that the next iteration of Rich’s “You’ve Gotta Try,” brings us to the Bah.

If you’ve never been to Oyster Bah, one thing you should know: This seafood spot is part of the Shaw’s Crab House family which means they source the freshest oysters, use sustainable seafood, and cook with the best ingredients there are.

To check out Oyster Bah’s new menu, click here.

Now onto Rich’s recommendations:

Fresh oyster at Oyster Bah

“I go to Oyster Bah for the oysters. I don’t know if anyone in the city goes through more oysters than the Shaw’s group, so you’re assured that they’re really fresh.”

Oysters on the half shell at Oyster Bah

Never had an Oyster before? Then you could be part of the #FirstOysterClub. How does it work? Try your first oyster at Oyster Bah and you’ll join a group of elite oyster first timers to get your name on the wall at the restaurant.

Booth at Oyster Bah

“I tend to go heavy on the appetizers every time I dine here. You really could make a meal of them.”

A few favorites include:

Sizzling Garlic Shrimp with garlic butter, panko breadcrumbs, grilled ciabatta bread. (Insider tip: this signature dish is also available during Happy Hour!)

Garlic Shrimp at Oyster Bah

“One of the newer items that’s great is the Ginger Sesame Mussels served cold on the half shell which comes ten pieces to an order, topped with a ginger sesame sauce, a red fresno chile and lime.”

Cold Mussels at Oyster Bah

“I love the Bang Bang Shrimp Tempura with celery and cabbage salad, spicy tobanjan sauce.”

Bang Bang Shrimp at Oyster Bah

“The Clam Chowder made classic New England Style is the best clam chowder I’ve had in a really long time.”

Cup of Clam Chowder at Oyster Bah

New Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail with atomic cocktail sauce.

“I know everyone has a shrimp cocktail on their menu, but this one is really special. Oyster Bah uses jumbo shrimp and the cocktail sauce is terrific.”

Fresh shrimp at Oyster Bah

The Original Seafood roll with Maine Lobster, King Crab, Shrimp, celery and mayo.

“This is the restaurant’s take on a lobster roll. We added all different types of seafood here and the sandwich is really meaty and delicious.”

Seafood Roll at Oyster Bah

“The Grilled Fish of the Day is the chef’s choice of fish that changes each day. It’s a market catch and for those looking for a lighter, healthier option, this is it.”

Grilled Fish Skewer at Oyster Bah

“End your meal with a piece of Coconut Cake. You can’t go wrong with this cake.”

Coconut Cake at Oyster Bah

To make a reservation at Oyster Bah, click here.

Pssst, tell us about your favorite dish at one of our restaurants! Snap a picture and use the hashtag #YouveGottaTry. We’ll be re-gramming our favorites!

Stay tuned for more “You’ve Gotta Try” posts, because word-of-mouth really is the most powerful tool.

Where else does Rich recommend? Check out what he says #YouveGottaTry at il Porcellino.

In addition to these star dishes, you’ve gotta check out Chef Donny Farrell’s made-from-scratch Four Letter Hot Sauce. 


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