Friday, January 30, 2015

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Row 34 drops anchor in Fort Point


Sure, women love the tough, rugged outdoorsman look.

But that doesn't mean you should join the crew of an oyster fishing boat.

Fact is, you look better in a tweed suit than in a rubber slicker, so here's a better plan. Take a classy date for a night of blue-collar seafood at Row 34, now open in Fort Point. 

We mean blue collar in the best possible way. As the casual sister restaurant to Island Creek Oyster Bar, Row 34 brings a modern industrial feel — think hanging metallic lamps and a wall of oyster catchers inside an old steel warehouse — befitting of the aphrodisiacs ahead. 

Stick to nautical subject matters like where you're buying your boat (yacht, not fisherman's) over a selection from the raw bar, which includes top-shelf oysters (Island Creek, Howland's Landing, and Spring Creek among them), smoked and cured fish, and striped bass ceviche

After that, she'll be ready for shrimp sliders or beer steamed littlenecks. Or for heading back to your place. 

Save the houseboat talk for date #2.

Row 34
383 Congress St., Seaport
(617) 553-5900

Price: 3 (out of 4)
Noise: 3 (out of 4)
Subway: Silver Line to World Trade Center
Best bets: Shrimp sliders; deviled crab toast; Island Creek oysters
Nearby: Lucky's; Tavern Road; Menton

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