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L&W Oyster Co.
Seafood Restaurant$$$
Today 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
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254 5th Ave New York, NY 10016
254 5th AvenueUSNew YorkNew York10016
$$$Seafood RestaurantToday 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
Thursday 11:30 AM – 11:00 PMFriday 11:30 AM – 11:00 PMSaturday 11:00 AM – 11:00 PMSunday 11:00 AM – 9:00 PMMonday 11:30 AM – 10:00 PMTuesday 11:30 AM – 11:00 PMWednesday 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
L&W Oyster Co. is a new school/old school oyster bar and seafood restaurant in New York City, serving innovative and playful takes on classic seafood fare in a casually elegant environment.
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Bustling spot with an urban clam-shack vibe for creative takes on raw & cooked seafood standards.- Google
"Oysters were fresh as were the clams."
"The brussel sprouts were great and very well seasoned."
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Amy Barratt-Boyes
9 months ago
Wandered in for the bottomless brunch on Saturday; I was surprised and delighted! For $25 all inclusive we had delicious cornbread and a house honey butter then there were a great range of tasty, filling brunch items all accompanied by spicy patatas bravas and a garlicky rocket salad, the bottomless aspect referred to the amply refilled mimosas and bloody Mary's (these were exemplary, I had mine Virgin which was no problem either) and also to the filter coffee to finish. Wait staff were on point, atmosphere was great. If we lived in NYC this would be one of our regular brunch haunts for sure.
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Nick Clarke
4 months ago
Stupendous oysters and speedy, friendly service
Raquel Payne
a year ago
The brussel sprouts were great and very well seasoned. The shrimp taco on the other hand was a bit bland in my opinion and the shrimp were not deveined.
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David Barton
2 years ago
Only about six months old, L&W Oyster Co. is one of the newest additions to Manhattan’s seafood (more specifically, oyster) scene. The folks behind Almond are behind this oyster house. Atmosphere The restaurant can best be described as black and white. It gives off both a casual and upscale vibe at the same time that portrays casual elegance. Don’t get the impression that the folks at L&W are suffering from an identity crisis. Quite the opposite. They’ve captured your typical “by the beach” seafood house and brought it to Manhattan – casual during the day but classy at night. The interior features whitewashed booths, industrial copper lighting fixtures providing light to a row of booths, black wood floors and your typical beach-themed artifacts. Food The menu at L&W (note that this is slightly outdated as the menu is evolving) immediately threw me off. It’s organized in a very creative way. There isn’t a dedicated section for appetizers, entrees, sides, etc. Instead, L&W categorizes its food by ‘small things,’ ‘medium things,’ ‘bigger things,’ ‘booze stuff,’ ‘sparkly stuff,’ etc. I felt like this was almost liberating and allowed me to peruse the entire menu without being confined to ordering one thing from each category. I’m a sucker for clam chowder so I of course had to give the Brooklyn Clam Chowder a try. This cream-based chowder wasn’t your typical New England clam chowder or your Manhattan clam chowder. It’s a hybrid made with beer from the Brooklyn brewery. The color may have been slightly off-putting – tan, off-whiteish – but the chowder itself was delicious. It had enough small bits of mussels in it and was a nice consistency (not too liquidy and not too thick) to keep me happy. There were also small crunchy nuggets in it as well which I believe were taking the place of your usual oyster crackers. This was a nice way to differentiate this chowder from others. Next up was a Cioppino (fish stew) complete with mussels, chorizo, other seafood goodness I can’t remember, all topped with a small pile of yellow rice. There were lots of mussels in this dish and I loved the combination with the seafood combination with the chorizo. I was stuffed afterward and didn’t have any bread to mop up the stew but am sure it would have been just as delicious as everything else was. Service Our waiter was very enthusiastic and on top of everything from the start. The food came out at a steady pace and our wine and water glasses were consistently refilled. What more can you ask for? Unfortunately, the service did slightly deteriorate toward the end of the meal and we were left waiting to order dessert for quite some time. Value L&W is on the pricier side, with oysters around $3 each, ‘small things’ and ‘medium things’ around $13-$16 and ‘big things’ in the upper $20 range. That being said, if you’re willing to spend some money, L&W has a menu set up for exploration. The Verdict L&W Oyster Co. does the perfect job of combining casual and elegant along with delicious food. The relaxed atmosphere puts you at ease as you look through a menu that disrupts the traditional way food is supposed to be ordered. I loved the Brooklyn Clam Chowder and the Cioppino and would gladly visit L&W again to try some of the other items on the menu. If you’re in the Flatiron District and looking for some seafood, you won’t be disappointed with L&W Oyster Co.
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Teddy Peikidis
a year ago
Went here with a couple of friends for Oysters and ended up ordering the Lobster Sliders on top. Portions were very small for the price. Seems like the price was more related to the location and trendiness of the restaurant rather than the chefs creations. Lobster sliders were on point but I felt like I could have easily ordered these off a food truck in midtown for lunch. Oysters were fresh as were the clams. Overall a good meal but would not make the trip back. Edit: Went back and gave it a second try. Not impressed again and overpriced. Now I know for sure.
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John Choe
a year ago
We went to L&W Oyster for a night out and sampled their champagne and oyster special as well as mussel in garlic sauce and fish tacos. The food was excellent and filling. The decor was interesting and the wait staff were courteous. Would definitely recommend for a seafood fix.
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Linda Giusti
2 years ago
not a good experience. Oysters were bad, any appetizer overpriced and poor quality. Pretencious spot. horrible service. very expensive. Food ...what food?
Yared Craig
2 years ago
loved the oysters. went out with a friend from south florida hen said the snapper was fresh and seasoned well just like back home. will go back again.


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