The bar and interior, under construction. Photo: Dana Massey-Todd. © tablehopper.com.
And here’s some more news of yet another opening in the Mission! At 2282 Mission Street, in the former Acaxutla location, ~THE MISSION OYSTER BAR SEAFOOD RESTAURANT~ is slated to open later this fall. Owner Fredy Gamez worked as a chef at Anchor Oyster Bar for 18 years and will draw on that experience in creating classic seafood dishes. The restaurant will be open daily, for both lunch and dinner, and there will be a variety of seafood options, including clam chowder, clam and mussel steamers, cioppino, and both fried and fresh oysters. During crab season, whole roasted garlic crab will be available, so bring a bib. For those who prefer turf over surf, the menu will offer steak, chicken breast, and rotating seasonal pastas. A lunch menu will include sandwiches like an open-face crab melt, shrimp salads, and fish and chips. The wine and beer list will focus on local, seafood-friendly offerings.
The space is still pretty raw, but the 28-foot bar is already well defined and will be an excellent spot to enjoy some oysters and a glass of wine. The front of the restaurant is currently plywood-covered, but the ceilings are quite high and Gamez says the plan is to keep the windows tall and open to the light, so diners can enjoy that Mission sunshine. Gamez hopes to open in late October or early November. There’s no phone number or website yet, but we’ll let you know as opening gets closer. 2282 Mission St. at 19th St.