In a cool space with chandeliers, clean lines, and contemporary seaside paintings, guests dress up or down to sip clever cocktails while noshing on deep-fried lobster bites in jalapeño cornbread jackets and grilled oysters with cheesy or buttery toppings. The best starter is an heirloom tomato salad with lush ricotta, and we’d have loved the barbecued shrimp if a lighter hand had crafted the New Orleans–style sauce, otherwise perfect for mopping up with a garlicky baguette. Not into fish? Go for grilled bone marrow with blue cheese or a filet mignon with Bordelaise.
City: Fort Worth