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John Pisto's Whaling Station Prime Steaks & Seafood Restaurant Review: Yes, there's seafood on the menu. And for the record, the Dungeness crab risotto was so creamy, sweet and briny we could hardly stop eating it. But this place is all about the dry-aged beef. The supporting cast --- from fresh oysters on the half-shell and Caesar prepared tableside to local artichokes and sautéed spinach (with bacon, natch) --- turns in commendable performances, but the ensemble really shines when the aforementioned beef plays the starring role. Leave your "well-done" friends at home and order it medium rare to rare for the most flavor. Chef John Pisto is a local celebrity, known for his dedicated search for the best of everything, from locally-foraged mushrooms to exceptional coffee. For more than 40 years, Pisto has taken his food seriously, and himself with a sense of humor on the side.