New Oyster House and Seafood Kitchen coming to OC


I am a major seafood lover. I like fish, shellfish, shrimp, squid, sushi, Octopus,  the list goes on and on. If it lives in the sea then I’ll eat it. So I am very excited to tell you that there is a new Oyster House and Seafood Kitchen coming to Orange County on Wednesday, October 23rd!

It’s called “Ways & Means” and it is a community-focused restaurant that will offer a seasonal, seafood-centric menu from Michelin-starred Executive Chef Conrad Gallagher.

Inspired by the oyster bars and fish houses that border the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, the restaurant will serve Gallagher’s seasonal menu of traditional and non-traditional seafood-centric dishes, a unique oyster selection, and classic cocktails.

The dinner menu offers shared plates like Salmon Rillette with red onion, watercress, lemon aioli, and Guinness bread, and Crab Cakes with cilantro, Meyer lemon, and celeriac remoulade. Gallagher’s signature main dishes include Seared Ahi Tuna with wasabi sesame crust, served with wok-fried shiitake mushrooms, beansprouts, bok choy, enoki, and tofu wontons; Wild Salmon with red pepper couscous, “new style” ratatouille, saffron aioli, and zucchini flowers; as well as grilled premium steaks, fish, and lobster, served with a choice of sauces. Guests can also enjoy side dishes such as Charred Brussels Sprouts with capers, red onion, and Serrano ham, or Corn on the Cob with smoked chili butter and cilantro.

The decor features vaulted exposed beam ceilings, reminiscent of a ship, as well as antique white walls, handscraped hardwood floors, hand-tufted red leather booths, and handmade glass pearl chandeliers and wall sconces.  Adding to the warm, inviting atmosphere is a community chalkboard, where guests are welcome to share their thoughts with their friends and neighbors.

Ways & Means is located at 513 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, CA 92866, and will open Wednesday, October 23, 2013. The restaurant will serve lunch and dinner, with weekend brunch soon to follow. Reservations are available by calling the restaurant at 714.516.1800 or through OpenTable. For more information, visit Ways & Means online, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

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