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Ocean Grill & Bar
Flip straight to the back of the menu at Ocean Grill & Bar in Chinatown. That's where you’ll find a whole section of delicious Vietnamese seafood dishes that'll make you want to give each clam a pat on the back. Oysters with scallion oil and crispy onions? Check. Crawfish in rich garlic butter? Check. 19 different preparations of snails? You bet. Just be ready to do some work—digging into snail shells takes some finesse, patience, and being OK with drops of tamarind sauce or spicy lemongrass broth on your shirt. These dishes are meant to be shared and some tables can fit up to 12 people, so bring some friends, your favorite six-pack (it’s currently BYOB), and Tide-To-Go.