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The Leadbelly Oysters & Liquor
Oyster Bar Restaurant$$
Today 5:30PM–2AM
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14 Orchard St New York, NY 10002
14 Orchard StreetUSNew YorkNew York10002
$$Oyster Bar Restaurant, Cocktail BarToday 5:30PM–2AM
Tuesday 5:30PM–2AMWednesday 5:30PM–2AMThursday 5:30PM–2AMFriday 5:30PM–2AMSaturday 5:30PM–2AMSunday ClosedMonday 5:30PM–12AM
The Fat Radish kids' oyster bar features Phil Winser's mid-century Europe- and Americana-inflected design, which includes an "Airstream-inspired bar" and tables silk-screened with game boards. There's a built-in piano where performers show several times a week, and requestable vintage records will play the rest of the time—including the occasional track from Blues legend Leadbelly, i.e., Huddie William Ledbetter, himself. - New York Magazine
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Cozy eatery serving oysters, snacks & drinks in vintage-inspired digs with live music & DJ nights.- Google
"We ordered a dozen oysters and a glass of wine."
"The space is low key and intimate a great place for a date."
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Great spot for drinks and live music. The music changes daily. They feature an oyster happy hour and usually serve up Barcats. Plymouth is the gin that's featured here.
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Alec Cohen
a week ago
Uncomfortably precious decor. Expensive food that is good, not great.
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Daniel Nabavian
a month ago
Great spot to come with friends for drinks and small plates. A good crowd
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Chris Ross
2 years ago
Decided to pop in one late night, after partying it up till around 2, to get a few drinks. Previously this was my go to location when it was occupied by Sweet Paradise, but I will say that Leadbelly is a bit of an upgrade. There is a nice feel to the spot with the light hue decor really adding a sense of breadth even though the place is quite narrow. I really loved the copper counter and the hanging racks. It makes sitting at the bar a bit more inviting. The cocktails were pretty good as well and the offerings are unique if not inventive, with pricing rolling in at around $13 -- typical for the area. In all, I was pleased at the successor to my old favorite and I will be going back to check out the oysters.
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blue sky
3 months ago
I was so happy we stopped in here. We were waiting for a table at the Fat Radish (see review) and stopped by to have a glass of wine and oysters. Even though we're are familiar with freshwater oysters in Florida, Jimmy and I had never gone to an oyster bar that had so many different selections. Carmine was are server and he was just awesome. We were only there for a short time but he was so knowledgeable and attentive. We ordered a dozen oysters and a glass of wine. It was such a great start to the evening. The atmosphere was so quaint. Had a nautical theme and low lights. Snuggling up to my fiancé on the lower bar seats was nice. Highly recommend going!
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Tigh Loughhead
a month ago
Really cool oyster bar, but hang on to your wallet. Trendy, but still kind of low key.
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Gina Vecchione
5 months ago
yah exactly.... haaated it
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Jason Wagg
2 years ago
I love oysters and I love drinks so this was a natural for me. A friend recommended it and it was better than I expected. Great little place tucked out of the way on Orchard. I've never been to Fat Radish so I can't comment on that but all the drinks were top-notch. Nothing was pre-made or mixed. Everything came out quickly and exactly right. The place itself is quaint in that "old-timey" way. I've seen a DJ or two come through and there's a small dance floor that people fill up to get moving late into the night. I always leave happy and well-fed.
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