Mouthful - Oysters
The best spots for this seafood treat
C&S Seafood & Oyster Bar: Good seafood in a Vinings shopping center? You bet. C&S is becoming a fast favorite for its fresh seafood, classic cocktails and old-school vibe – the digs are way more Boston than Atlanta. The oysters are flown in daily and there are normally around eight choices ranging anywhere from Ameripures to Blue Points. The house mignonette is overwhelmingly peppery, but who needs toppings with oysters this beautiful? 3300 Cobb Parkway, Suite 3240. 770-272-0999. www.candsoysterbar.com.
Fontaine's Oysterhouse: A wonderfully laid-back neighborhood atmosphere makes anyone feel welcome at this Virginia-Highland mainstay. If you're dining on the cheap, you can grab a dozen house oysters for $5 on Tuesday nights and wash them down with a $2 beer. But there are other choices, such as Blue Points and BeauSoleils, for a slightly higher price tag. If you're squeamish about going raw, the oyster house also serves them roasted and Rockefeller style. 1026 1/2 N. Highland Avenue. 404-872-0869. www.nnnwcorp.com.
Au Pied de Cochon: If there's one reason to visit this outpost of the historical Parisian brasserie, it's the seafood. Choices such as plump Malpeques from the gorgeous display case arrive on a mound of ice piled high, accompanied by a tiny bottle of Tabasco and other accoutrements. Other features, such as the private alcoves hidden behind a heavy curtain and the 24/7 hours, only add to the allure. 3315 Peachtree Road (inside the InterContinental Buckhead). 404-946-9070. www.aupieddecochonatlanta.com.