Posted: 4/19/2010Provided by Citysearch -
It's the Hand-in-Hand part 2 in the heart of Virginia Highland. Walk in after 5pm and expect this oyster house to be filled with the still-thinks-they're-in-college popped collar set.
But something funny happens in the day time. Fontaine's is actually pretty cool. Oysters get shucked right at the raw bar, there are these great floor-to-ceiling windows that open up right on N. Highland, the place has an elegant but dark feel to it. I've always avoided the place because of the weekend crowds (both who, and how many) but strolling in for a late-afternoon beer on a Saturday was quite refreshing. Worth it, at the right time.