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Introducing: The Chase Fish and Oyster, a new Hamptons-style seafood bar in the historic Dineen building

Introducing: The Chase Fish and Oyster, a new Hamptons-style seafood bar in the historic Dineen building
(Image: Renée Suen)

Name: The Chase Fish and Oyster Contact Info: 10 Temperance St., Flr. 1, thechasefo.com, 647-348-7000, @TheChaseTO
Neighbourhood: Financial District Owner: Steven Salm, the former general manager of upscale steakhouse e11even Executive Chef: Michael Steh, who used to be the executive chef at Reds Chef de Cuisine: Nigel Finley, former executive chef at Catch

The Food: Oysters and other raw seafood, plus po’ boys, lobster rolls and chowder. Non-pescatarian options include burgers, steak, lamb chops and fried chicken.

The Drink: Cocktails, beers and 22 wines by the glass.

The Place: A big, breezy room decorated in nautical blues and whites with boat sails tethered to the rafters. The textiles are Ralph Lauren, as are the servers’ jeans and preppy white button-downs. The front patio seats 40.

The Numbers: • 3,500 square feet • $185 to add a caviar supplement to the smoked sturgeon on toast • 22 wines by the glass, selected by lauded sommelier Anton Potvin • 6 special seafood sauces served in miniature glass jars, including roasted shellfish aioli and rhubarb-lime mignonette • 1 original 19th-century J.J. Taylor safe built into the restaurant’s wall

The Chase Fish and Oyster
The Chase Fish and Oyster
The Chase Fish and Oyster
The Chase Fish and Oyster
The Chase Fish and Oyster
The Chase Fish and Oyster
The Chase Fish and Oyster
The Chase Fish and Oyster
The Chase Fish and Oyster
The Chase Fish and Oyster
The Chase Fish and Oyster
The Chase Fish and Oyster
The Chase Fish and Oyster
The Chase Fish and Oyster

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