First proposed back in 2015, the long-anticipated bricks-and-mortar expansion for local food truck Lobster Bliss sounds like it might finally be back on a schedule.
Chef Rich Manzo and Jeff Reebie initially announced plans for a restaurant spin-off almost as soon as they debuted their two-year-old food truck, looking to expand on their authentic New England-inspired menu, devoted to seafood large and small
Dubbed Ocean to Plate, the team landed a 2,400-square-foot space at Uptown’s One City Block apartment building, next door to chef Keegan Gerhard’s D Bar. In August 2016 the duo even secured a liquor license. Since then, a series of unplanned delays held the project back.
Periodically updating on social media, Lobster Bliss posted in September, “We will finally start construction next month. We plan to be open later this winter.”
Early plans called for live lobster tanks, 80 seats inside and 36 seats outside, a raw bar with oysters, clams, crudos, and ceviche, and an interactive cooking station with steam kettles to prepare mussels, cioppino, and other shellfish creations in front of diners.