Look How Pretty Oyster House Is Now
The beloved Philly seafood spot just reopened after a quick refresh.
Oyster House, the Philly institution known for fresh seafood and buck-a-shuck oysters, has reopened after closing on New Years’ Days for a quick refresh. It’s been ten years since owner Sam Mink originally reopened the space, and the team felt it was time to brighten things up. He worked with Hope Velocette, owner of Chrysalis Studio, to pull of a super-fast, high-impact renovation. Mink and Velocette also worked on Mission Taqueria’s design.
The ceiling, which used to be black, is now painted white, and light fixtures have been updated. The dark stain on the bar and tables has been sanded away to reveal the natural wood. The new white and green motif feels gently island-ish, but still urban and comfortable. The chalk boards have been swapped out for letter boards. Loyalists need not worry – the menu is unchanged, and the weekly dollar oyster deals remain.