Oyster Bay Seafood & Wine Bar: A Palate’s Delight

Oyster Bay Seafood & Wine Bar in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas on the Strip at Harmon Avenue is one of the more popular spots in town.

The popular eatery is owned by Victor Scotto who has over 40 years of experience and has won many awards for his tasty cuisine.

The Scotto family is based in New York City where they attend to their other restaurants, and they travel to Las Vegas frequently where they tend to their local restaurants making sure that their family recipes are kept traditional and the service remains par excellence.

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Manager Roy Bristow is very cordial, and he is a true gentleman. He is one of those rare individuals you feel you’ve known all your life. This makes for a great dining experience.

Well, to say the least, Oyster Bay Seafood & Wine Bar is a wonderful place to have a little fun and tantalize one’s tastebuds.

My guest for the evening was veteran media personality Mark Richards, host of his own game show on KNUU 970-AM. Mark has done his fair share of traveling and dining, so he put the Scotto family to his taste test.

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Our dining journey began with the Clam Chowder, a family recipe, which Mark raved about. To my surprise, it’s unlike any Manhattan Clam Chowder I’ve ever tasted. Fantastic ingredients and made fresh daily.

May I suggest that when you’re dining you have patience in your experience? Freshly cooked cuisine takes time to prepare, and this is one restaurant that makes everything fresh from the very start. No microwaves are used here and no frozen, re-cooked ingredients-that’s for sure. I know; I went in back to the kitchen and saw how the food was prepared.

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The two main entrees served that evening were linguini and Atlantic Salmon. The pasta wasn’t too heavy, as Mark has experienced in the past, and it was made with just the right amount of sauce, he says. The Salmon was glazed with lemon, surrounded by vegetables in a creamy sauce. It was not too sweet and not too spicy.

Normally, when I have dinner, I order a good glass of wine. That night, I ordered a glass of Brookshire. The Scottos have an excellent selection, especially Italian wines.

I highly suggest for desserts the Tiramisu, Flan and other deliciously sweet home-style recipes.

So, if you’re inclined to have wonderful Italian food in somewhat of a nautical setting with comfortable booths and patio dining, then the Oyster Bay Seafood & Wine Bar is your place for a wonderful evening of dining.

For reservations, call 702-794-2929. CSN rates Oyster Bay Seafood & Wine Bar a 10. You can get more information on the main website for the hotel-casino at www.planethollywood.com.