October 1, 2022


The Food Universe

Fayette Street Oyster House & Grill, a new restaurant by Peter Dissin, opens in Conshohocken

Peter Dissin, the son of restauranteur and South Philadelphia native Henry Dissin, opened a new restaurant called the Fayette Road Oyster Residence & Grill in Conshohocken on Wednesday.

Dissin formerly owned Pinefish, a seafood cafe in Washington Sq. West that just lately shut right after functioning for six decades. His new restaurant at 128 Fayette St. will originally only be open up for supper Wednesday by way of Sunday, but he ideas to grow into brunch and lunch support this slide.

Fayette provides a seafood-centric menu similar to Pinefish’s, including jumbo lump crab cakes, tuna with foie gras and salmon with parmesan product. Dissin also determined to target on prime cuts of steak like New York strip, filet mignon and a bone-in tomahawk chop.

The consume menu capabilities eight rotating regional craft beers, a range of pink and white wines and a cocktail checklist curated by Lê from Hop Sing Laundromat in Chinatown. 

A joyful hour from 4-6 p.m. with “buck a shuck” oysters and consume specials is also slated to start out shortly.

“It’s been quite a journey functioning Pinefish for the earlier six decades in Philadelphia, and now I am completely ready to provide a bigger offshoot to the suburbs,” Dissin mentioned. “I have a ton of knowledge with dining establishments in Conshohocken, and I feel this is a strategy that the area has been significantly missing.”

Dissin’s father operated 52 dining establishments throughout the country more than the training course of his virtually 50-calendar year profession, with numerous located in the Philly region. He first realized about the market at his sister and brother-in-law’s cafe Harvey’s, which was situated on Wide Street a several blocks south of City Hall.

Some of the dining establishments he opened incorporate Henry’s at the Back garden Point out Park Racetrack in Cherry Hill and the Calico Kitchen area in Pennsauken and Plymouth Assembly. He also opened a restaurant named Henry’s Son in the previous Penn Heart Inn in Centre Town.

Fayette is taking above the house previously occupied by Tierra Caliente, a Tex-Mex restaurant which shut amid the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

Ahead of opening Pinefish, Dissin served as a specialist for Isabella, a now-shut tapas restaurant on Elm Street. He also labored on 500 degrees, a burger joint in Centre City which shut in 2015.

“Right after a really challenging two many years as a restaurant owner, I have quite higher hopes and enjoyment for what’s to come,” Dissin claimed.