People say that restaurants' names speak for themselves and this is the case of The optimist, a place where good vibes and optimism are part of the atmosphere since the minute you open the door. The oyster bar is what you see first and what you definitely should try. The opportunist dish is the most popular one and it includes oysters, shrimp, ceviche, fish dip, and salmon poke. And if you are missing the lobster here, try the "Starving man" dish, which will definitely fill you up.
However, if you are looking for a different experience, go to the vaulted dining room and check the ambiance here. Wood floors and tables accompanied by a palette of blue on the walls and cloth napkins make this place a special one for a family gather, a double date or a business dinner. The lobster roll and the salmon crudo are some of the most common options that people choose here. And to add something more special, there is a list of delicious cocktails where Washout stands out! It is made with coconut-infused bourbon, Amaro Lucano, pineapple, pomegranate, and bitters. That will definitely make you feel if you are on a sunny beach!
Check out this video to learn more about The Optimist:
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