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Pascal's Manale Restaurant Review: Ensconced in a nondescript building, Pascal’s Manale exhibits the most concentrated local flavor at its oyster bar, where businessmen tend to exchange more gossip than ladies at a beauty salon. Tourists might frequent the place, but often don’t since it’s so far uptown. Consequently, it has the feel of a real old neighborhood restaurant, filled with area residents. Cream, butter and oil are the mainstay ingredients, so hollandaise sauce fairly pours from the kitchen, to best effect on fried oysters. If you have never had barbecued shrimp, this is ground zero for the dish. Legend holds that the dish was invented right here. A barbecued shrimp po’ boy served at lunch is the most economical way to try it. The menu is dotted with fried everything and typical Italian dishes ranging from veal Marsala to spaghetti and meatballs to stuffed eggplant. Most desserts are super-sweet, but the cheesecake is worth the calorie splurge. Servers seem well-versed in regard to the nice wine selection.