Lucien used to be one of the city’s fussier fine-dining institutions. Now the downtown restaurant has undergone a dramatic revamp, bringing in a totally new name and concept. Old Towne Oyster Bar joins the city’s legions of new pescatarian dining options, which include Parkdale’s 1920s-style Geraldine and midtown restaurant John and Sons’ soon-to-open Crudo Room. Aside from the low-key decor, everything about the former Lucien space has changed, including the menu, which now sticks to raw, smoked and cooked seafood (plus one carnivorous entrée), and the price point, which tops out at $18.
Olde Towne Oyster Bar, 36 Wellington St. E., 416-504-9990