The team behind Upper East Side favorite the East Pole is opening an oyster bar further downtown this summer.
Brothers Tom and Anthony Martignetti of Broome Street Hospitality (East Pole, Eastfield’s, Pizza Beach) will focus on sustainably sourced seafood at the new spot called Canal Street Oysters. The menu will focus on oysters, of course, and other raw seafood dishes. A restaurant sign was spotted at 380 Canal St., on the border of Soho and Tribeca.
It’ll be a 130-seat space, and the restaurant is on track to open this summer, a spokesperson says.
It’s a change in geography for the Martignetti brothers. Though their business began downtown, hence the “Broome Street” in their restaurant group name, the duo have primarily built their restaurant empire on the UES in recent years. They opened Eastfield’s in Yorkville, for instance, because they felt it was one of “New York’s last real neighborhoods,” Anthony told Eater in 2016. They also already run a seafood spot, the East Pole Fish Bar, on the UES, which they opened in 2017 as a follow up to their popular seasonal restaurant the East Pole.
They do still have a presence on the Lower East Side with Pizza Beach, and now they’ll expand that downtown footprint over to Canal Street with the new oyster bar.
Canal Street Oysters will open this summer. Stay tuned.