Youell's Oyster House is a top seafood restaurant. The atmosphere is casual, but sophisticated.
The specialy of the house is Maryland jumbo lump crabmeat. Crabcakes (all lumps of crab without filler or additional seasonings), crabmeat imperial, crabmeat au gratin and jumbo lump crabmeat served with brown butter are favorites. Soft shell crabs are better than I have had anywhere. There are about 50 seafood items on the menu, and the chef's selections of seasonal fish (red snapper, swordfish, tuna, etc) are always expertly prepared in a variety of ways.
Don't miss the crab bisque, the Chantilly potato (like a twice baked potato with cheeses and topped with bacon) or the homemade desserts (the lemon sponge pie is fantastic).
Youell's has a decent selection of good quality wine by the bottle or glass, and the bartender makes a big selection of generous martinis.
Oh, and the oysters! FRESH, FRESH, FRESH!!!
Pros: fresh seafood, friendly service, nice atmosphere
Cons: often busy, reservations sugested, on street parking