C&S Chowder House

12040 Etris Rd, #150, Roswell, GA 30075

C&S Chowder House is the creation of Rich Clark and Jonathan Schwenk, who also co-own C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar in Atlanta and Hugo's Oyster Bar in Roswell.

Recently, Northside Woman headed to Roswell to kick off the spring season with some delicious seafood at C&S and Hugo’s.

At C&S Chowder House, we had the pleasure of trying the brunch menu and were amazed by the variety of items the general manager, Patrick Calhoun, had ready for us to sample.

Our server Fransheska was sweet and eager to offer one of their signature cocktails. We selected a mouth-watering C&S Bloody Mary and Bourbon Milk Punch, a classic brunch cocktail from New Orleans made with Bulleit bourbon, heavy cream and a spiced simple syrup. Both were sublime, and either could have been a meal on its own. 

We followed drinks with a chowder flight (New England, Manhattan and Rhode Island) and a dozen chargrilled oysters. Being from New England, I am a die-hard creamy New England-style chowder lover; so I will admit a little bias here. However, I must say that all three were delicious, and the clear-broth Rhode Island style offered a very light, richly flavored twist to traditional chowder. 

Next, we sampled a few brunch specialities; Bananas Foster French Toast, the Casco Bay Omelette, Housemade Corned Hash and Eggs and their Classic Eggs Benedict. All were amazing. The Casco Bay Omelette features lobster, spinach and goat cheese, and the Bananas Foster French Toast is decadently topped with caramelized bananas and a scoop of vanilla ice cream … OMG!

Decorated in an open-concept nautical New England design, C&S has a big bar, perfect for sampling their delicious fresh oysters. Be sure to check it out for brunch one day, or any other meal, especially if you’re in the mood for great seafood.

Hugo’s Oyster Bar 

10360 Alpharetta Street, Roswell, GA 30075

We ventured to Hugo’s for dinner on a Saturday night. While they had a full house that night, neither the quality of the food nor their excellent service were affected. The sister restaurant of C&S Chowder House, Hugo’s offers outstanding seafood with a New Orleans twist. Hugo’s general manager, Jonathan Gorman, was there to make sure we had everything we needed.

We began our meal with a classic cocktail. The C&S Mule, made with homemade ginger beer, set the evening off to a good start. We then sampled the fried green tomatoes as an appetizer. The combination of the sweet pepper sauce and goat cheese made the tomatoes disappear pretty quickly. Our server recommend 

the Herb-Basted Redfish on the Half Shell and the Parmesan Crusted Flounder. Both were outstanding. The redfish was served an a piping-hot skillet with truffle mac and cheese … so good! Homemade key lime pie and sweet praline beignets were the perfect ending to a fabulous meal.

If you have never been to Hugo’s— or if you haven’t been there in a while — you should definitely check it out. Hugo’s has fabulous service and some of the best seafood I have had in the area in a long time.

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