First Look: G & B Oyster Bar

Categories: Food News
Melissa McCart
G & B Oyster Bar has quietly opened, helmed by the folks behind Coconuts in Fort Lauderdale and perched next door. G & B is a reference to owner Elliott Wolfe's children, Gates and Bennett. (It also seems to be inspired by Barbara Lynch's B & G Oysters in Boston.)

During last night's visit through Tuesday, the restaurant will offer a short list of small plates. The full menu will debut January 11. 

Whitewashed wood, metal chairs, concrete floors, tile, and an open layout evokes Kodbyens Fiskebar in Copenhagen. I agreed with my friend that the tone is akin to Tap 42. No matter where you live, be it Miami, San Francisco, or abroad, industrial design that leans toward minimalism is the look of the moment.

The oyster bar is aligned with blue tiles to evoke the sea. It won't be stocked until Wednesday.

Melissa McCart
The bar's design is more stark than its sibling's.



The space abuts Coconuts and shares its kitchen.


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G&B Oyster Bar

429 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

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G & B was not inspired by Boston similar name or Tap42. Menu inspiration was taken from many places across the US, mainly Chicago. I think design was a bit of Elliot's desire for a clean minimalist feel. Food is great too as opposed to typical beach area tourist trap restaurant swill! Great Wine & Beer list !


just checked this place out---i agree--definitely copied Tap42. but not nearly as warm. too cold and stark. not bad for the beach though

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ted anthony inserra

looks and sounds fantastic, and serving my favorite snack!! cannot waite to try it!

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