Loch Bar, the seafood house replacing Lamill Coffee in the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, will open in March after the space sat vacant for a year and a half.
The Harbor East restaurant at 280 International Drive will become Atlas Restaurant Group's third restaurant in the neighborhood, after Ouzo Bay and Azumi.
Loch Bar will serve oysters from both the East and West coasts, as well as other shellfish, hot and cold appetizers, sandwiches and entrees. The restaurant claims to have one of the largest raw bars in the region.
In addition to a heavy seafood focus, Loch Bar will complement its menu with craft beer and cocktails. The bar will have 15 taps and 50 bottled beers, and it's is aiming to offer the largest whiskey selection in the state.
Loch Bar replaces Lamill Coffee, which closed in June 2014 when restaurateur Michael Mina pulled out of the coffee shop and neighboring Japanese restaurant Pabu. Atlas Restaurant Group, the organization headed by Alex Smith and George Aligeorgas, took over the spaces.
Pabu was replaced by Azumi, and the Lamill space was initially set to remain a coffee shop until plans for that space changed. Loch Bar was supposed to open earlier this year but engineering problems delayed the opening.
When Loch Bar opens in March it will seat 85, with space for 75 more outdoors. The restaurant will also have a small stage and host live music several nights per week.