Huntington Beach’s Ways & Means Oyster House is making its way to Prospect Street, where it will open in the former home of Alfonso’s of La Jolla, which relocated to Solana Beach last year. The full service restaurant, which is launching in Portland this summer, is also planning to expand internationally into the Middle East, Asia, and North Africa.
A rep for Ways & Means says the La Jolla location will have the same menu as its Huntington Beach and Portland eateries, which ranges from freshly-shucked oysters (including its own branded oysters from White Stone Oyster Farm in Virginia) to oysters grilled and dressed with toppings. There are also seafood sampler “boats” and a big selection of small plates including crab cake sliders, fish tacos, bacon-wrapped shrimp and lobster deviled eggs. Daily specials, such as $9.99 whole Maine lobsters on Mondays, will also be available.
The eatery is has an extensive bar program, which includes private label products ranging from Ways & Means Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc produced through a partnership with TateDog wines in Livermore, Ways & Means Blonde and IPA brewed with Santa Monica Brewing Co. and Ways & Means 24-year-aged 90-day re-barreled dark rum from Papa’s Pilar. Each month, two wines will be available for off-site wine sales through its website and available for pick-up at the restaurant.
Michael Burton of Urban Strategies Group secured the Prospect Street site, with Kevin Cassidy of The Tenant Group representing Ways & Means. Scheduled to debut in Spring 2018, the restaurant will serve lunch and dinner daily, along with weekend brunch and a 2 p.m. to 6 .m. weekday happy hour.