A SoHo standard for fresh seafood, this lively neighborhood eatery also makes its own pastries and baked goods—including the bread for its brunchtime challah French toast with cinnamon apples and pecan butter. Fans rave about the lunchtime $24.50 prix-fixe Shucker Special—a half-dozen oysters with homemade soup or chowder and a salad. Dinner specialties include roasted Dungeness crab cake napoleon with sundried tomato oil, and falafel-crusted salmon. Desserts are excellent,
too, especially the chocolate tasting plate with its molten chocolate cake, milk chocolate ice cream, and white chocolate mousse. Service is warm and welcoming.