Fishbar was a long time coming, and now owners William Tavares and Renata Andreazza have a hit on their hands.
Fishbar features a long brick room with distressed floors, simple wooden tables and industrial metal chairs. It’s clean and fresh and just a bit saline from the ice-filled buckets of fresh oysters. Itâs a reassuring aroma; the place smells like a seafood restaurant should.
Willie Nelson’s cover version of Graceland segues into Elvis Costello at a volume that allows for easy conversation (and eavesdropping). A black angelfish in a shapely bowl patrols the bar like a silent mascot.
The blithe, tapas-style menu balances culinary ambition with good old-fashioned fun. For every sophisticated steelhead-trout rillette, smooth, gently seasoned and served in a little hinged jar with creamy cap of fat, thereâs an Oyster Pogo: cornmeal-battered oysters on a stick with a tomatillo salsa that tastes like butter-pickle relish. Itâs the kind of thing they might serve at an amusement park for billionaires.
Don’t forget to pop-by for Happy Hour Friday through Sunday!
Fishbar is located at 217 Ossington Avenue. Visitfor menus, more information, and galleries.