Anthony and Tom Martignetti
“‘Oysters for everyone,’ was what I kept thinking; a big unpretentious gathering place to enjoy and to drink,” explains Tom about the idea behind Canal Street Oysters. Brothers Anthony and Tom Martignetti of Broome Street Hospitality began their careers as restaurateurs in 2007, when they opened popular Broome Street pub Brinkley’s and adjacent night club Southside, both known as boisterous and social meeting spots for young New Yorkers. In 2013, the Martignettis opened the East Pole on East 65th Street, bringing a bit of the downtown vibe and food ethos to the Upper East Side. Building on the East Pole’s momentum, they then added East Pole Fish Bar and Eastfield’s in 2017 and 2018 respectively, and in 2015, the Martignettis opened Pizza Beach downtown, a hopping pizzeria on Orchard Street. For Canal Street Oysters, Anthony designed the large corner space in a majestic Beaux Arts building to be a stylish yet approachable hub for thirsty oyster lovers and any occasion.