Cuisine(s)
Oyster Bar, Small Plates
Price Scale
$$
Description

Settle into the whitewashed-and-windowpaned rusticity (dig the enormous, coralesque chandelier) and of Renee Erickson's Ballard oyster bar and nibble a melon and cucumber salad or the house specialty, fresh oysters with champagne mignonette. Or cobble together a few heartier dishes—gin-cured Copper River salmon, perhaps, or breathtaking steak tartare with egg yolk and toast—and call it dinner. Thoughtfully selected Euro wines and a list of Frenchy cocktails lubricate richly. From its position on the backside of Ballard Avenue’s Staple and Fancy (the two share a windowed wall) the Walrus is at once at the center of everything and away from it all; on the back patio you can smell the tide turning.

Meal Times
Dinner
Location