Yesterday marked the official day that one of the Sandy destroyed restaurants was taken down. The Original Oyster was started in the late 1970’s. It was well known as having the best bar scene for both cocktails and a great bar to have dinner at, while you looked over the NY skyline and watched the boats go by on their way to the Atlantic.
It went through several transitions, finally being attained by veteran restauranteurs that own/operate The Inlet Cafe, also in Highlands NJ.
It had a 100 seat Patio area, separate Tiki Bar/Deck area complete with a band stage. The Tiki area also boasted a Fire Pit for the chillier months ahead.
Indoors the sparse tables and walls had all been revamped with linen and fresh new looks along the rooms. The service has been updated as well as the Wine List, great Cocktail/Martini menus, they had also attained the original Chef from the restaurant’s hey day.
A moment of silence.