Eat at Wyland’s Ocean Blue  and help save the oceans? That's the idea behind the month-old seafood restaurant at the Shops at Northfield Stapleton.
Owned by Robert Wyland, a renowned marine wildlife artist and philanthropist, the upscale spot doubles as an art gallery for his highly stylized paintings and sculptures (he was one of Pixar’s artists for Finding Nemo ). A portion of all proceeds benefits the Wyland Foundation , a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the world’s oceans.
While I applaud Wyland's for serving only sustainable fish, I encourage you to keep it simple. Straightforward cooking is where chef Lucas Zoumas shines. Begin with the Dungeness crab cakes, a sautéed, delicate patty that lets the crab take center stage, or choose the broiled oysters dynamite, with fresh oysters, crab, and a touch of Sriracha-spiced Japanese mayo. Bypass dishes with cloying sauces and, instead, order a steamed Maine lobster, the king crab legs, or ask your server for fish simply sautéed in olive oil with a splash of lime.
Tip: You can also help save the world’s marine wildlife by eating at the Disney-esque Guy Harvey’s Perfect Spot & Grill  next door. Harvey is an honorary member of Wyland’s foundation and has a foundation of his own.
8316 Northfield Blvd., 303-574-0449