Hours: Dinner (Daily), Lunch (Fri.-Sun.)
After leaving his near decade-long post at Fish, Chef Nico Romo started his own venture in Mt. Pleasant, Nico Oysters + Seafood. The renovated space is stylish and welcoming with covered outdoor seating and brick walls, wood tables, and large farmhouse chandeliers inside. A small bar area wraps around the partially open kitchen and the vibe is at once convivial and chic. As the name implies, the restaurant shines when it comes to raw seafood. NICO offers up to 12 daily varieties of oysters, as well as caviar, periwinkles, and even a Scotch Oyster which involves a glass of Bowmore 12, a single oyster du jour, and four-part instructions. —Vanessa Wolf (Dish, Summer 2018)
• $5, house wine, well drinks, and craft beer. $3 mimosas, $8 Bloody Marys, $1.50 oyster du jour, $12 Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, $14 Veuve Clicquot Rose, $9 per 1/2 dozen oysters, $18 per dozen oysters, $10 baked oysters, $30 cajun caviar, $3 scotch oyster
Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.