Clark’s Oyster Bar: Detailed Review
Located in an area with a cozy, neighborhood feel, Clark’s is the perfect date-night out or spot for brunch with friends. Getting its start in 2012 by owner Larry McGuire, Clark’s Oyster Bar is known as the “little brother” to the classic Perla’s Oyster Bar on South Congress. Clark’s delicious menu and great atmosphere will make you want to come back again and again.
If you’ve ever been in West Austin, chances are you’ve seen the not-very-discreet Clark’s Oyster Bar. With its bright yellow accents and neon lit sign, Clark’s is a restaurant that blends right into the fun and colorful culture of Austin, Texas. Upon arrival, Clark’s has a beautiful outdoor patio surrounded with greenery and lights all around the awnings. The inside, decorated with white walls and green trim, has a clean and uplifting vibe to it. Clark’s has white tablecloths on each table which makes the dining experience feel that much more luxurious.
Clark’s Oyster Bar Menu
Craving a cocktail? Clark’s got you covered. Among the expansive drink menu, one of the staple drink items includes the “Clark’s Pimm’s Cup”, which consists of Pimm’s, Citadelle Gin, Cocchi Americano, Cucumber, Mint, Lemon, Grapefruit Tincture, & Topo Chico. Another delicious cocktail includes the “Meet Me in St. Louis” with Silver Tequila, St. Germain, Lime, Orange, Strawberry, and Coco Lopez. The drink menu also includes wines, spritzers, beer, and any other alcoholic beverage designed to your liking!
Clark’s Oyster Bar Brunch
Early-risers, this one’s for you! Clark’s iconic brunch menu is among one of the most sought after in Austin because of its amazing bites. The first meal on the brunch menu is a classic toast with a twist: The Wood Grilled Shrimp Toast consists of Pea Tendrils, Shaved Celery, Harissa Aioli that makes you want to order it again and again. Craving something a little more classic? The Toasted Sourdough BLT has Niman Ranch Bacon, Tomato, Butter Lettuce, Sunflower Sprouts, Avocado & d’Espelette Aioli that is nearly too good to be true. Only available on Saturdays and Sundays, this limited menu is a must try.
Clark’s Oyster Bar Dinner
Wanting something a little later in the day? Clark’s dinner menu is one you won’t want to miss. Clark’s Wedge Salad is a classic salad mixed with Niman Lardons, Hard Boiled Farm Egg, Red Onion Point Reyes Blue Cheese, Herbs, Buttermilk Dressing. The “catch of the day” portion of the menu consists of a delicious Pan Roasted Nova Scotia Halibut and Pan Seared Barnegat Bay Scallops that make any customer feel like they are sitting at the beach. And let’s not forget about the fries. Thin and crispy, they may just be the best thing about the entire restaurant.
Clark’s Oyster Bar Dessert
And we can’t forget about dessert! The Dark Chocolate Pot de Crème filled with Candied Peanuts, Whipped Cream, Coco Nib Tuile is a must try. Another customer favorite is the Key Lime Tart which is topped with Torched Meringue, Toasted Coconut. Clark’s dessert menu makes for a tasty treat you are tempted to order before the actual meal.
Location + Opening and Closing Hours
Clark’s is open every day from 11AM-10PM.
Brunch is limited to Saturday and Sunday.
Clark’s Oyster Bar is a restaurant with a great vibe and even better-tasting food! It’s a rather high-end version of classic American and seafood dishes that I feel every Austinite needs to try at least once in their life. With it being the little brother to local classic Perla’s, you know it’s one to never disappoint.