Oyster Seafood and Raw Bar quietly opened its doors last week and downtown Vancouverites are discovering a new pearl in the Vancouver dining scene. A small and charming room, distinctly focused on Ocean Wise seafood, Oyster blends the charm of the 1920’s with the upscale and modern influences of 2010. Housed in the original Vancouver Stock Exchange building at 475 Howe Street, this 25 seat oyster haven is open from 11am to 9pm Monday to Friday, with daily menu features and 3 – 6pm “buck a shuck” oysters. Signature dishes such as Potted Shrimp and Oyster Pot Pie complement an assortment of BC oysters, crab, mussels, clams and scallops. (see attached menus)
The seed behind Oyster is Jeremy Towning. A family background in hospitality and passion for business inspired Towning to open Oyster. He has put together a team that is passionate about – yes, you guessed it – Oysters. A wine list focused on seafood pairings, and house-designed “batched cocktails” are among a few of the inventive creations at Oyster.
Oyster features a selection of BC’s finest seafood, as fresh as can B, with the emphasis on freshly shucked Oysters, prepared Scallops, Mussels, Clams, Crab and fin fish, cooked with global flare and maintaining the flavours inherent to BC seafood and the waters they come from. Oyster is located at 475 Howe Street (at Pender). To book private weekend functions pleased call 604-899-0323.