Three years after the opening of the ever-popular The Maine Oyster Bar and Grill in JBR, a second branch is set to open up in Dubai.
Maine Street Eatery will open in Studio City next month, with Maine founder Joey Ghazal calling the new branch “more of a cousin than an exact twin” in an announcement video on Instagram.
He said: “I’ve always had a grander vision for Maine. It’s always been more of a lifestyle to me than a restaurant. The Maine in Studio City is an opportunity to give the resident of that area more of a casual eatery.”
While it won’t be a carbon copy of the original concept, Ghazal said that when you walk into the new Maine Street Eatery “you’ll know it’s part of the same family but there will be a lot of new things unique to that space”.
The Maine Oyster Bar and Grill has won multiple awards in its three years in Dubai so expectation will be high that the new concept can live up to its predecessor.
In a comment under the announcement video, Ghazal also hinted that a Downtown outlet would be next in line.