Openings

Coming Soon: Oyster Bah

Coming Soon: Oyster Bah

Dec 16, 2015

It’s always exciting to introduce a new member of our ever-growing Lettuce Entertain You family and this month, as we gear up to welcome Oyster Bah, our latest East Coast influenced oyster bar and restaurant in Chicago’s Lincoln Park, we wanted to give you five reasons why Oyster Bah’s going to be shucking amazing.

Seafood platter with oysters, shrimp, crab and clams from Oyster Bah

The menu highlights all things seafood…

The concept was created in partnership with Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises’ founder Rich Melman and the team behind Shaw’s Crab House and Oyster Bar, including Shaw’s Managing Partner Bill Nevruz and Executive Chef Pete Balodimas. Oyster Bah’s menu highlights fresh seafood with influence anchored mainly on the East Coast. Diners can expect a dynamic oyster program pulling from both east and west coasts, fish from all over the world and a solid mix of classic and unique seafood dishes.

 Sashimi, crab bites, shrimp cocktail, clams and lobster at Oyster Bah

A few signature dishes include Crispy One-sided Snapper with Thai flavors and fries, New England Stuffies (clams) with chorizo sausage and New England clam chowder. And for dessert, Lettuce Entertain You’s Corporate Chef Rita Dever’s recipe for Coconut Cake plus a gluten-free option of Peppermint Ice Cream from Homer’s Ice Cream in Wilmette, IL.

Crab bites and Oysters

… sourcing oysters directly from oyster farms direct to our Oyster Bar….

We are flexing our purveyor muscles and tapping into the more than 30 years of relationships the Shaw’s team has established. Oyster farmers that are going to be featured at Oyster Bah include Island Creek, Hama Hama and Hog Island.

“Our friends at the oyster farms will ship directly to us as opposed to going through a third party due to the volume and relationships we’ve cultivated over the last 30 years.  It is extremely exciting to share these relationships with our new concept so that we can give Chicagoans the same fresh seafood quality in a new space and new neighborhood,” states Managing Partner, Bill Nevruz.

Interior dining room and bar of Oyster Bah

…meant to be enjoyed in a comfortable, fun, neighborhood joint…

Oyster Bah seats about 80 guests with high top bar seating in the front of the restaurant, the oyster bar and a bustling dining room. It has a casual “New England Meets New Orleans” vibe with a mix and match of vintage and modern design elements. The restaurant is meant to feel rustic, yet eclectic with playful touches. Callout boards will display the ever-changing oyster selections along with chalkboards throughout the restaurant that showcase the seasonal seafood preparations. The nautically-themed stairwell will guide guests to the cozy downstairs bar for cocktails, beer, wine and a special menu offered only on the lower level.

Bartender pouring a glass of red wine

…with a glass of seafood-friendly wine, rosé or classic cocktail.

The wine list at Oyster Bah is constructed of seafood-friendly wines with a focus on fresh, bright white wines such as Muscadet and Chablis. It’s always rosé season at Oyster Bah and the list also includes carefully selected red wines that pair well with the menu. The list was crafted with the goal of finding producers that are new to the Chicago market and to introduce not-so mainstream varietals to our guests. Much like seafood, the wine will change as to what’s available in the market and what pairs with the seafood that is in season.

 Oyster Bah cocktail

More of a cocktail person? A small list of “riffs” on classic East coast libations will be served including: The Cape: Northshore vodka, sage syrup, fresh lemon, housemade cranberry juice, Pearl in the Park: Fords gin, house-made pear syrup, fresh lemon, bubbles and Oyster Bah’s Bloody: Northshore vodka, special bloody mary mix.

Interior shot of the downstairs lounge at Oyster Bah

Last, but certainly not least, there is a cozy basement bar with an exclusive cocktail list and food offerings.

Yes, there will be a subterranean cocktail lounge located in the lower level of Oyster Bah. Yes, it will feature a special selection of craft cocktails and bites too. Stay tuned for more details!
Entrance of oyster bah

So welcome, to your new favorite neighborhood haunt. We hope to see you at Oyster Bah soon!

Oyster Bah is located at 1962 N. Halsted 1st Fl., Chicago, IL 60614. The restaurant will open for dinner service with weekend lunch coming soon. For opening updates, sign up for their newsletter at Oysterbah.com. Be sure to also follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @OysterBah. To make your reservation at Oyster Bah, click here.


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