Oxbow Bar & Grill opens on riverfront

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Luminary Hotel & Co. opening of its fifth food and beverage outlet, Oxbow Bar & Grill, on March 22.

Located in what was once known as the City Pier building (1300 Hendry St.), Oxbow Bar & Grill brings a new experience to the downtown Fort Myers River District, offering a mix of casual dockside dining and shopping designed to ignite a spirit of waterfront adventure. Oxbow is open daily for lunch and dinner, with brunch on the weekends. The hours of operation are Monday through Wednesday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

“Oxbow has been years in the making and we’re honored to be playing an integral role in making the city’s vision for a fully activated downtown riverfront a reality,” said Bob Megazzini, General Manager for Luminary Hotel & Co. “In addition to delivering an exceptional dining experience, Oxbow will help draw more people downtown to the water’s edge by offering private event space, retail and watersports for visitors and locals alike.”

With panoramic riverfront views on the Caloosahatchee, Oxbow features an upbeat nautical vibe that will appeal to the area’s avid boaters. As guests arrive, they will first notice a U-shaped bar covered in naturally aged wood distressed in grey, brown and silver tones, accented with black pipe footrails and convenient purse hooks. The restaurant’s warm interior features the stylish use of modern brass lamping, Edison-style light bulbs, stained oak with copper metal finishes, and antique oars adorning the ceilings. Creamy white walls, subway tiles and floors of large format porcelain tile keep the feel fresh and modern.

Inspired by its unique location on the Caloosahatchee River, the casual 150-seat Oxbow Bar & Grill offers both indoor and outdoor seating. Menu selections include fresh oysters and other signature favorites, including fresh seafood, craft sandwiches, burgers, and steaks. Oxbow’s second floor offers 2,400 square feet of event space featuring a patio with private access and a catering kitchen, making it perfect for private celebrations or meetings for up to approximately 150 guests. Oxbow also captures the wonder of the natural landscape and celebrate urban adventure by offering a retail store for sportswear, gear, accessories, and destination souvenirs supplied by St. Petersburg-based Boaters Republic. A watersports outfitter with kayak and paddleboard rentals will be activated in the near future .

For more information, visit OxbowFortMyers.com


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