Best Use for an Old Bank

Turn it into an Oyster Hall

Staff Pick

When Adam Nemirow and Mike Lata announced plans to turn the old Bank of America building on Upper King into a new restaurant, who knew that the building would be so winningly transformed. Today, the old bank is The Ordinary Oyster Hall, a big old space that, when full of people, really comes alive. The loudness, the oysters, the brown leather seats at the raw bar — all combine to give the space an extraordinarily different vibe than any other restaurant in town. It conjures up the Grand Central Station Oyster Bar in a very real way. We only wish the raw bar was as big as the liquor bar so we had more chances to sit in front of the shuckers.
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