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Oyster Bah Brings LEYE's New England Seafood Pahty to Lincoln Park

Lettuce Entertain You is banking on relationships forged by Shaw's Crab House for the seafood supply.

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Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises' latest foray in Lincoln Park, the newly-dubbed Oyster Bah, opens its doors on Wednesday. The restaurant lost the "r" in "bar," playing up a Bostonian accent to stress the New England connection to the assortment of seafood they'll serve. Sure, LEYE has seafood experience via Shaw's Crab House, but Oyster Bah targets a younger crowd in a multi-level space on Halsted Street that used to house Coppervine.

The restaurant gives guests options from raw bar selections to crispy snapper or clams stuffed with chorizo (stuffies). Diners can sit down for a formal dinner or, as the glass display case suggests, they can enjoy a more casual taste of New England. It all depends where visitors sit. There's a bar on the first floor and in the basement, The Crab Cellar. The top floor will open later in 2016 and could have more of a party vibe.

Oyster Bah marks LEYE's fourth spot near Halsted and Armitage. Landlubbers beware and check out the photos above.

Oyster Bah, 1962 N. Halsted St., (773) 248-3000, Opens for dinner on Dec. 9 with weekend lunch coming soon. Open 4 to 10 p.m. on Sunday; 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday to Thursday; 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.