Today Forest City Washington is announcing another restaurant for the Lumber Shed
at the Yards Park
--the Navy Yard Oyster Company
, a "wine-centric oyster bar," will be coming to the south side of the building, between Osteria Morini and Agua 301, with a target opening date of Spring 2015.
The menu will feature oysters from Rappahannock and the Chesapeake Bay, along with other well-known oysteries. There will also be an "extensive by-the-glass wine list," and classic cocktails "featuring selections from the burgeoning local distiller movement." Ditto the beer menu. There will be lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch service.
The restaurant will occupy 1,887 square feet on the ground floor, but its two-story ceiling will be the exposed trusses of the Shed's roof. The announcement describes the expected ambiance as "low key, laid back elegance," but is also inspired by the building's ties to the Navy, the city, and the river.
The ownership group, in addition to Paro and Hengst, has members who have been involved in various ways in other local restaurants such as Tryst
, The Diner
, Mendocino Grill, and the upcoming Stanton.
(Also snuck into the oyster bar announcement is the news that the Parcel N
apartment building is going to be called Arris
. Plus it gives "early August" as an expected opening date for TaKorean.)