raw bar


Definition of raw bar

: a counter (as in a restaurant) that serves raw shellfish

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For cocktail hour, there were big harvest tables with Antipasto, crudites, and cheese boards as well as a raw bar with local oysters, local little neck clams, and shrimp cocktail. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "A Beach Wedding in the Rain: Celia Rowlson-Hall and Mia Lidofsky’s Magical North Fork Ceremony," 16 Jan. 2019 New American cuisine and craft cocktails are the focus at this multilevel establishment, which includes a rooftop with an open-air kitchen and raw bar. Charles Passy, WSJ, "The Best Things to Do in New York This Fall," 6 Sep. 2018 Start with a plate of goodies from the raw bar, then try the oyster brochettes with remoulade or the cod with rosemary and potatoes—and it's known throughout Provincetown for its service. Todd Plummer, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips From Boston," 9 Aug. 2018 Dinner was a Romanga experience—with piadina, or ham, salami, and bread; a live cooking show; and a raw bar. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "The Daughter of the Luxury Footwear Family Casadei Wore One-of-a-Kind Heels at Her Wedding in Italy," 9 Aug. 2018 Sugarcane Positioned underneath Dumbo House in a large brick warehouse is Sugarcane, a raw bar and grill that captures the stunning views of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline. Amy Louise Bailey, Vogue, "The New York City Restaurants to Know This Fall," 31 Aug. 2018 At his Boston Chops steakhouse, lobster has gone missing from his menu over the past few weeks (with the exception of the raw bar) to account for the shortage. Janelle Nanos, BostonGlobe.com, "A $49 lobster roll? A recent shortage has lobster prices soaring.," 22 Apr. 2018 Dress in your finest whites and sip and snack your way through a buffet featuring a smoking station, raw bar and cocktail pairings. Carolina Gusman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "San Diego County restaurants start the season with summer specials," 21 June 2018 As for food, the menu hits all the main buttons — meat, poultry, seafood, raw bar — and caters to just about any level of appetite. Tim Smith, baltimoresun.com, "Mt. Washington Tavern maintains its appeal with vibrant food, lively spaces," 14 June 2018

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1914, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of raw bar

US : an area in a restaurant where uncooked shellfish is served

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