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(not sansom street) oyster house - open yet?

mazza3 Jun 8, 2009 09:40 AM

if so, has anyone been? i am seriously ready for a nom-fest....

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    modbetty Jun 8, 2009 10:09 AM

    If you mean "the Oyster House that is ON Sansom Street, but is no longer called The Sansom Street Oyster House" then yes, it is open. Nom away!

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      TT2 Jun 8, 2009 10:45 AM

      Hellz yeah! The Oyster House is open. I can't wait to go back soon. It's not the old SSOH (thank the food gods!). The regular menu and raw bar are both awesome. And Katie Loeb (sp?) is the bartendrix - make sure you try some of the oyster sliders and the Oyster House punch. The Oysters rockefeller is really great. And the Fisherman's stew and the Lobster roll. Let's just say, I enjoyed everything we ordered.

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        mazza3 Jun 8, 2009 01:45 PM

        SWEEEEEET!!! thank you both, oh yay!!!! sounds awesome.....

      2. sockii Jun 8, 2009 02:41 PM

        I have got to get over there soon. Are they open for lunch?

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          devain Jun 8, 2009 08:04 PM

          They will open for lunch on monday

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          CPaul Jun 9, 2009 11:30 AM

          They used to have a fantastic deal on lager and oysters, weekdays. Anything comparable now?

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            TT2 Jun 11, 2009 08:26 AM

            I think they did bring back the happy hour specials. I think my mom's going tonight. Lucky duck!

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            jujuthomas Jun 10, 2009 05:54 AM

            today's Metro paper has 2 articles about this resto - one on page 4, an interview with the owner. the other is pg 13 just a bit by Arthur Etchells about its opening. says more can be found on foobooz.com.

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              bd9 Jun 12, 2009 06:20 AM

              Does anyone know what time they open on the weekends? I wanted to stop if for a pre-dinner cocktail before an early reservation elsewhere.

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                quoin Jun 12, 2009 07:53 PM

                Believe that they open at 5:00. They are closed on Sundays though, bummer. This is not the old SSOH. The renovation looks amazing! It's so fresh and classic, with nothing like it currently in Philly. Was there last night for drinks and $1 oysters just after they opened the door. The place was already 1/3 full and had a great vibe. Can't wait to get back there for a real dinner.

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                EpicurBurbs Jun 12, 2009 09:44 AM

                A friend and I stopped by on Tuesday for happy hour and really enjoyed the place. During happy hour they offer drink and oyster specials, of which we had both! Everything was great - and for a Tuesday the place was pretty crowded, will certainly be back again and try more food. They have a lobster roll that sounded great.

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                  Elaine Jun 18, 2009 08:12 AM

                  We had lunch there yesterday. I was glad to see the shrimp salad is back; requested it on baguette instead of the "bun" on the menu but apparently, it's bun or nothing. The salad was as good as it was 20 years ago. Husband had the snapper soup and surprisingly, it was too spicy for him; not searingly hot, just too much spice. He also had fried oysters with chicken salad (Is the addition of chicken salad strictly a Philly thing? We've never found it anywhere else we've travelled.), which he loved. Each of us had a lemon curd cupcake for dessert - wonderfully lemony cake with a dab of curd in the center and creme fraiche frosting - divine!

                  Service was perfect and the room is bright and open, though I was sad to see that the beautiful wood wainscoting had been painted over. All in all, though, the Oyster House is just what the city needed.

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                    Bigley9 Jun 18, 2009 08:26 AM

                    Chicken salad and oysters is indeed a Phila thing. Not sure why or how though!

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                    FriedClamFanatic Jun 18, 2009 04:38 PM

                    Not to mention that i hear they have fried Ipswich Clams back! (with bellies). I used to love them there, ands since they are about the only game in town (STATE!), I"ll be back there soon!

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