Oyster Bay Grille is set to open late this month in the Towson Circle development. It will take over the back restaurant space that has sat vacant since Vin closed in 2008.
The team behind Oyster Bay Grille includes brothers Nick and John Daskalakis and their longtime friend Sypros Stavrakas, who was a principal in the development of Taverna Athena, an original Harborplace tenant, and the well-remembered Fells Point restaurant Opa.
Joining them is Christopher Vocci, formerly of the Baltimore Country Club, who was originally brought on at Oyster Bay Grille as a menu consultant but was ultimately hired on as executive chef.
Nick Daskalakis said that the plan is for Oyster Bay Grille to be in operation by the end of August, pending final approval from the county's health and fire departments, with its official opening sometime in September. Oyster Bay Grille will retain the basic layout and structure of Vin, but with an updated look, he said.
The menu will feature fish and shellfish dishes and Creekstone Farms steaks.