raw bar


Definition of raw bar

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Of the three items in the raw bar, the right choice is the sea scallops, which are coated in an umami bomb of a sauce made from scraps of American country ham flavored with XO seasoning. The New Yorker, 8 Oct. 2021 The fresh fish, raw bar, and fish tacos are all good options here. Will Mcgough, Forbes, 28 Sep. 2021 The raw bar and restaurant are well-known for scrumptious New England bites — including their lobster roll. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 28 Sep. 2021 In addition to chicken sandwiches, Chick N' Hawk will also serve a wide array of seafood including shrimp cocktail, fish ceviche and raw bar options. Sabrina Weiss, PEOPLE.com, 29 Sep. 2021 Oysters are not for beginners, but the salty, slimy slurp is a treat that have regulars racing to the raw bar. Stephanie Dolgoff, Good Housekeeping, 27 Sep. 2021 Don't miss the raw bar, made with a rotating selection of ceviche, nigiri, and maki. Megan Wood, Travel + Leisure, 9 Sep. 2021 It’s not a visit to the Cooke House without an order from the raw bar, where oyster varieties are listed by harvest location. BostonGlobe.com, 13 July 2021 With a craft-cocktail bar, patio raw bar and seafood-focused Mediterranean menu that spans grilled octopus to whole roasted branzino, Meso’s trendy fare is designed to hook tourists and the local boating set, owner Bobby Khorrami says. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, 9 July 2021

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First Known Use of raw bar

1914, in the meaning defined above

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17 Oct 2021

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“Raw bar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raw%20bar. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of raw bar

: an area in a restaurant where uncooked shellfish is served


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