The More the Merrier at The Lonely Oyster in Echo Park

Lonely oyster

Recently opened this past September, Lonely Oyster Bar became the only restaurant of its kind in Echo Park.

The latest sea fearing adventure for Don Andes (Little Joy) along with Creative Director Jena Corbin, Sommelier Adam Ohler, Oyster Aficionado Dillon Turner, and General Manager Sam Valle is now setting the bar for what it means to have the most quaint seafood destination in the region.

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Serving a variety of fresh catch from coast to coast, The Lonely Oyster is the one place guests can catch high-quality weekend brunch menus, nighttime cocktails and late night eats all on the same hook. 

Feeling lonely? There’s nothing like a date with a signature cocktail to break the ice and make some new aquatic acquaintances. 

Mixologist Sam Tiews never fails to intoxicate cocktail lovers with her special set of skills, shaken and stirred. 

Featured Sea Dream Cocktail – Courtesy The Lonely Oyster

Add a starter bowl of Seafood Chowder or Shrimp Arancini for the beginnings of a beautiful relationship. 

Sommelier Adam Ohler’s wine list consisting of Californian and European favorites, are meant to pair well with all of Lonely Oyster’s seafood dishes. Tally the cocktail and starter by adding a glass of wine. Three is not a crowd at The Lonely Oyster. 

Time to make even more new friends. There are six rotating flavor types of Oysters (depending on which picks are fresher each day) on the iced oyster bed, shucked and served with three very compatible sauces.

Oyster team members share their knowledge of where the oysters originate, what distinguishes each of them as far as flavor, and how the process of collecting these briny mates works toward a more sustainable planet – giving new meaning to the phase, “The world is your oyster.”

The First Mate – Courtesy The Lonely Oyster

Variety is the spice of life.
Lonely Oyster’s Seafood Boils and combination “Plateaus” come loaded with chosen varieties of steamed Tiger Shrimp, Manila Clams, Uni Cavi Wontons, Scallop Carpaccio, Peruvian Cerviche, Chilled Pei Mussels and Lobster. Invite a few delicious Grilled Veggie Skewers, Old Bay Fries, and Mac n Cheese that top the list. 

Lobster Cobb Salads, Short Rib and Brisket Blend Burgers, Fish N Ships, Lebanese Branzino, Lobster Rolls and Coco-Curry Shells also make for the best of friends at the Lonely Oyster. 

Open seven days a week, Weekend Brunch at The Lonely Oyster serves plates of Lobster Hash, Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict, and Banana Brioche French Toast that go hand in hand with Bellinis, Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas. 

If one is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do, then please, let everyday bring at least one dine in experience at the Lonely Oyster. The more the merrier.

The Lonely Oyster is located at 1320 Echo Park Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90026 and is open 7 days a week from 5pm to 12am week nights and 12pm to 12am on the weekends.

Author: Keri Freeman

Military mom and proud parent, artist, writer, musician and film maker. Cocktail connoisseur. Publisher of DTLA Weekly.

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