With popular locations in Leesburg and Middleburg, King Street Oyster Bar has crossed the Potomac with its new location making its debut today in NoMA. Featuring 4,000 square feet of light soaked corner space located within Bozzuto’s posh new residential building RESA, the new King Street Oyster Bar offers seating for 247 diners, with 142…

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NoMa gets its own King Street Oyster Bar

King Street Oyster Bar
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With popular locations in Leesburg and Middleburg, King Street Oyster Bar has crossed the Potomac with its new location making its debut today in NoMA.

Featuring 4,000 square feet of light soaked corner space located within Bozzuto’s posh new residential building RESA, the new King Street Oyster Bar offers seating for 247 diners, with 142 in the main dining room, 30 at the inside bar, and 75  on the seasonal outside patio.

Designed by local architecture and interior design firm //3877, King Street Oyster Bar was conceived to put the art of oyster shucking at the forefront of D.C.’s vibrant dining scene. Fusing notes of traditional coastal aesthetics with a multifaceted floor plan that includes an open kitchen, the eatery effortlessly imbues a lively atmosphere. Destine to be place to be seen, the central bar offers prime seating to watch the expert shuckers preparing delectable selects.

The area is further enhanced by an eye-catching canopy made complete with an Instagrammable Oyster sign to appeal to the eatery’s social media savvy guests. Seventeen-foot high ceilings allow for on-theme pendant lighting featuring fisherman’s rope to illuminate the King Street Oyster Bar’s many seating areas, which include communal high-top tables for casual fare and banquettes that anchor the space.

Replicating the menus at its sister locations, King Street Oyster Bar NoMa features a diverse selection of dishes including a signature gumbo, a over the top seafood tower, and lobster roll – available cold or hot or as a double roll,  There is also plenty of non-seafood options including a a variety of vegan and vegetarian-friendly options.

At the heart of King Street Oyster Bar’s offerings is a rotating assortment of oysters sourced from both coasts and Canada. The East Coast oysters make their way from the water to the restaurant within 24 hours, and the West Coast oysters getting a 48-hour turnaround.

General Manager and master barman DJ Suan – formerly of The Green Zone and Pearl Dive Oyster Palace – is in charge of the playful cocktail program featuring a creative line-up of more than a dozen cocktails including several low and no-proof drinks.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be the first seafood-focused restaurant to open in NoMa providing an exciting new dining option for locals, residents, those who work in the neighborhood, and for visitors as well”, said Rick Allison, partner of King Street Oyster Bar. “The team at King Street Oyster Bar truly prides itself on cultivating community, and genuinely developing and nurturing that feel good neighborhood restaurant vibe.”

King Street Oyster Bar’s NoMa location is open for both lunch and dinner service, and has plans to debut brunch service in the coming weeks. Its hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., and Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.  Two happy hours are also available 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. every day featuring deals such as a selection of oysters for $1 and an assortment of beverages and bites at the bar for just $5 including sangria, wine, and beer, and ceviche, crab cake or pastrami sliders, and wings. A second late-night happy hour is also available Sunday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to close.

 

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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