We have just heard news that an official opening date for Ballard Annex Oyster House has been set for 5 p.m. next Thursday, March 21. Hours next weekend are to be determined, however, starting March 25 the restaurant will open 3:30 p.m. – midnight Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. – 1 a.m. Friday to Saturday and 11 a.m. – midnight Sundays.
More details and photos will come next week after the opening!
Ballard Annex Oyster House is set to open its doors at 5410 Ballard Ave NW in late March. The eatery will be located in the historic Ballard News Building and is the latest project from Seattle restaurateur duo Nathan Opper and Zak Melang.
The restaurant will feature an oyster bar, tanks of whole Dungeness crab and Maine lobsters. It will be decked out with three steam kettles and will serve up stacks of shellfish, seafood and soups. Seattle born and bred Chef Josh Green, who previously held Chef positions at Ponti and the Virginia Inn, will be heading up the kitchen team.
Oyster lovers will feel right at home in the eatery, with a vast selection of varieties available daily. “We’re shooting for eight varieties of Pacific oysters every day. We’ll have them on the half shell, steamed, or baked—Oysters Grand Fromage, Sante Fe, and Rockefeller,” said Opper.
The Annex will also feature a bar, serving up sparkling wine, clear spirits, and salty cocktails. “We’re excited for Bloody Marys, Bloody Caesars, and lots of bubbles,” said Melang.
According to Melang, the restaurant was designed to be an attractive and comfortable place for seafood lovers. The 4,000 sq. ft. space seats 35 in the bar area, 65 in the dining room, and 60 in an upstairs back bar
Ballard Annex Oyster house will serve dinner seven days a week and will be open for lunch from Friday through Sunday. They will also serve up an oyster happy hour.
We will be updating readers with details of the opening when dates are announced.
Image courtesy of Ballard Annex Oyster House.