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This Brand New Oyster Bar Is Located in One of LA's Most Famous Hotels
Alyssa Brown
byAlyssa Brown



“Awww shucks!!,” reads the glaring red neon light on the wall of the new Rosy Oyster café at the Roosevelt Hotel, indicating you’ll be seeing a lot of shucking around here. This poolside oyster bar may appear small, but it packs a whole lot of flavor and style punch. A recent addition to the iconic hotel, The Rosy Oyster is attracting rosé and oyster fans from all over Los Angeles. The kitschy cute vibe sure doesn’t hurt its trending status!

We have a bonus for you speakeasy lovers: there are hidden messages throughout this spot! Celebrating women and the body positive movement, there are hidden touches of femininity across the walls, in the art and on the furniture. How many odes to p**** power can you spot? 

Photography: The Hollywood Roosevelt & Foray Collective
 


 

The Scene
A 35-seater café that makes use of indoors and out, this 1970’s Hollywood glam inspired café is breezy and nostalgic. Guests sit surrounded by palms, succulents and lots of LA sunshine. The interior walls have a cool palm-printed wallpaper and rosy pink walls are lit by red neon signs and occasional turquoise accents. There are a couple of cute rattan hanging chairs by the pool, perfect for that insta-worthy group snap with your girls. It’s no wonder this spot is trending.




 

The Menu
With an emphasis on oyster and wine pairings, the Rosy Oyster has brought in a pro sommelier to keep the wines in line with the menu. Dubbed “The Loving Somm,” former model Lelañea Fulton has gathered an extensive collection of rosés, champagnes, orange wines, vermouth, sherry, and some playful reds in a variety of styles and price points to be paired with the many types of oysters on deck. Rosé fans will be stoked to hear that there are ten rosés available by the glass. As they say, “Yes way, rosé!”

 

 

The Backstory
Dating back to 1927, the Roosevelt Hotel has been a Hollywood mainstay for as long as celebrities have been around. A hotspot that attracted the likes of Marilyn Monroe back in the day, it’d be hard to come by a more iconic LA hotel. In the late 80s, David Hockney painted the Tropicana pool just outside what is now the Rosy Oyster. The painting still remains and the pool is now considered a Historic-Cultural monument, as is the hotel.

 

 

Credits

Venue: The Rosy Oyster at The Hollywood Roosevelt | Photography: The Hollywood Roosevelt & Foray Collective

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