we hit it up on perhaps third nite it was open. place was packed, even for a late 9pm dinner. there's a big bar, the dining room, and an oyster bar. perhaps more seating will be unveiled upstairs.
Ambiance -- holy cow did they do a beautiful job w/ this place, and they arent even finished w/ the building... it's restored wood, brick and concrete. A+. noisy tho due to all the concrete.
Food -- delicious. we started w/ the grilled mussells in a fennel aioli broth and the crawfish onion gratinee, both excellent. really enjoyed the gratinee. salad was good (but arrived w/ the apps, making for an awkward small table). for entrees we had the smothered cast iron catfish on the menu, and the daily fish, which was grilled and served in broth w/ incredible flavor and croutons that managed to stay crunchy even in the broth. for dessert it was the chocolate peanut butter pie, which did not disappointed. we were quite happy with everything.
Service -- eager, but definitely new. theyll need some time to get their groove on, but thats probably to be expected.
...this is a great addition to the seafood scene.