Rappahannock Oyster Bar DTLA Downtown Los Angeles
Summertime means sun, fun and fresh food to go around. After a successful soft open early in May, Rappahannock Oyster Bar opened for full service on June 8th, and is set to provide all you need to enjoy the summer. Rappahannock Oyster Bar DTLA Downtown Los Angeles
Tucked in a tall, sunny and vibrant corner space of ROW DTLA, Rappahannock brings a distinctly East Coast vibe to their venture west. Chef Nick Erven was brought in to craft a menu that balances his knowledge of culinary practices from either coast.
Cousins Ryan and Travis Croxton now oversee operations of the 125-year-old Rappahannock company. Focusing on sustainable and ethical fishing methods, the restaurant is aimed to bring locally sourced seafood to the masses. Rappahannock Oyster Bar DTLA Downtown Los Angeles
An artistic, creative LA feel, blended with a touch of East Coast flair is exhibited on the interior of Rappahannock, designed by Studio UNLTD. Live plants accentuate the high ceilings of exposed wood, metallic tables, wooden chairs and soft lighting fixtures. Natural light permeates the entire space, creating an open, casual feel. There is a total of nearly 47 seats indoors and an open patio for up to 40.
The food at Rappahannock – as can be imagined – is centered around high-quality seafood. Three selections of oysters are there to choose from; the Rappahannock, with a sweet, full-bodied flavor; the Rochambeau, which are slightly more salty and briny; and Olde Salts, with a classic, briny, fresh-from-the-sea flavor. Also from the raw bar are Olde Salt clams, peel-and-eat shrimp, bay scallops and fresh hamachi. Rappahannock Oyster Bar DTLA Downtown Los Angeles
For those looking to indulge in something a little different, the entrees at Rappahannock are diverse, and range in flavor palettes. Stand out selections include; the Rapp Burger, stacked with two patties and two slices of cheddar; the Skirt Steak, with a mole-bbq sauce, masa fries and brussels-lime slaw; and the Slow-Cooked Skuna Bay Salmon, with basil dumplings, corn, smoked tomato and fennel-peach puree.
General manager, Anthony Ko and chef Nick have carefully curated the wine program. This list will feature old world classics in addition to California favorites to pair with the menu. A beer list of local craft breweries such as Boomtown, Angel City, Santa Monica Brewery and Iron Triangle will also be on tap.
Rappahannock Oyster Bar is located in ROW DTLA, 787 Alameda Street, #154. They’re open Monday – Friday 11:00am-10:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 5:00pm-10:00pm