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Ways & Means Oyster House

Ways & Means Oyster House

I heard some amazing things about Ways & Means Oyster House in Orange, so I was very excited to accept the invitation to dine with them one evening. The website looked fantastic and the menu selections was everything I enjoyed dining on.

The design and decor of the restaurant was so flawless that it was almost impossible to believe that this fine-dining Martha’s Vineyard-esque establishment was once a Coco’s! 

Ways & Means Oyster House

Great for friends night out or the perfect date night, Ways & Means Oyster House is also very family-friendly. I have not brought Kiddo there yet; however she’s seen the menu and is counting the minutes until I formally introduce her to the new eatery.

ways & means oyster house

So what are we eating at Ways & Means? Everything! No, really – everything. Take a look at what we tried this evening…

ways & means oyster house

:: Bruschetta Amuse Bouche :: 

:: Guinness bread, Apricot Curry bread, Sourdough bread and Sun Dried Tomato bread ::

ways & means oyster house

:: Naked Cowboy Oysters with traditional mignonette and grapefruit reduction ::

ways & means oyster house

:: Ahi Tuna Tartare with quails egg, gherkin, harissa, and butter toast ::

ways & means oyster house

:: Diver Bay Scallop with basil truffle celeriac remoulade and citrus broth ::

ways & means oyster house

:: Seared Halibut with cumin spice greens, braised oxtail and chives, and red wine reduction :: 

ways & means oyster house

:: Roasted Duck Breast with butternut puree, puy lentils, sunny-side up quail’s egg, and apple walnut salad ::

ways & means oyster house

:: Banana Foster with bruleed bananas, salted pecan toffee, caramel, pecans, and bourbon ice cream :: 

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Review overview
  • LaVonne July 30, 2014

    I’d love to visit that place and order the seared halibut. Looks great! Thanks for sharing.

  • Kelly Hutchinson July 30, 2014

    I am not one for oysters, but I must say, the scallop looks amazing!!

  • Dee @ Cocktails with Mom July 30, 2014

    The Roasted Duck Breast with butternut puree looks pretty interesting.

  • Debi July 30, 2014

    My son would be over the mood.He loves this kind of food.

  • Rebecca Swenor July 30, 2014

    The food looks good and the presentation is beautiful. I just don’t think I could eat some of them. Thanks for sharing.

  • katrina g July 30, 2014

    oh wow that all looks amazing. I have never had oyster but have wanted to try. I live in WI so it’s kind of hard to get fresh.


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