‘Chloe 81 Blue’ Ground Level Oyster Bar Debuts on Ludlow Street

Posted on: September 3rd, 2014 at 5:16 am by
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Sebastian LC just debuted its new annex. Only it’s now operating under the Chloe 81 family…

Work had been slow but steady inside 81 Ludlow Street since last December, but there is finally something to show for it. This new adjoining space will capitalize on the now-beached trend of seafood nightlife, and function, at least partially, as an oyster bar. In fact, it’s the upstairs complement to the “artisanal” Chloe 81, and is dubbed “Blue.” Both bars are linked via staircase. Soft launch was last night.

The new Chloe 81 Blue is a tiled affair that oozes swank. It resembles a hotel establishment; don’t touch anything. Plus, the entrance also boasts its own stoop for sidewalk dining, much like the parent restaurant at the corner.

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This alteration to the method of operation was cautiously approved in August 2013 by Community Board 3 (there are numerous 311 complaints against the establishment). Neighbors are worried that with full liquor, Sebastian LC will flood the corner of Ludlow and Broome with quality-of-life issues. This address now carries three licenses – Sebastian LC, Chloe 81, and the “Blue” oyster annex.

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