Liv's Oyster Bar
Had never been to the OysterHad never been to the Oyster Bar before, but heard great things. All were true. We were looking for a non traditional mother's day celebration spot without the typical brunch or special menu. Liv's delivered on all counts. Would recommend to others and will definitely go back5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNever a disappointmentWe live about 45 minutes away and have been to Liv's on several occasions. The oysters are wonderful! Always fresh and labeled so you know which ones are your faves. The truffle fries and the grilled flatbread are a must. The shrimp cocktail was sweet and tender ( and huge). Our entrees were delicious; we got the halibut, scallops, and the trout and snapper specials. Our server was very attentive and kept our table clean and our drinks full. We are already looking forward to our next visit!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways fabulous!The oysters couldn't be any fresher. The happy hour menu is a great deal - it allowed me to try several items in smaller portions that I will most likely order in the future. An added bonus was that bottles of wine were 1/2 price. Don't know whether this is a weekly event on Thursdays or just a one time deal, but we were able to enjoy a very nice bottle at a very reasonable price. This is always our favorite restaurant when attending events at The Kate.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner For Two at Liv'sVery well run seafood restaurant. Excellent drinks; reasonably priced and extensive wine list. Dining at the bar is great as well.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect EveningI wasdriving from NY and my friend from RI. We picked Old Saybrook as a half way point to meet for dinner. I then picked Liv's by searching online and reading the menu and restaurant history. What a find!!! We were thrilled to find it was half price oyster night. We started with a dozen. We continued on with the beet salad....fantastic! I had the scallops for my entree and my friend had the tuna. We ended with the flourless chocolate cake. Our drinks were made perfectly and the meal was exceptional right down to our cappuccino! The staff....We were seated by a lovely lady. She was delightful. Joe our waiter was attentive and personable. We will be back soon. Thank you Liv's!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSomething for almost everyoneOur party had 3 serious foodies, one meat-and-potatoes person and one who is quite health conscious. We all LOVED it. A vegetarian would have been in trouble.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFood ReviewThe seafood and chicken dinners were excellent. Great taste.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMI never been dessipointedI never been dessipointed with Liv's.
They are consistent, great service, excellent food and great ambiance.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMMenu is not large, all itemsMenu is not large, all items are delectable! Definitely go for happy hour at the bar for oysters and cherrystones $1 each, yummy!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfectionCame in for Dollar Oysters! Perfect evening with family and friends! The oysters are the freshest on the shoreline and Fritto Misto also a nice touch! Will return on the food and service alone! Our waitress was helpful in selecting the right oysters for our palate.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe oysters were fresh andThe oysters were fresh and tasty with a good local and expanded East Coast selection. The seafood was skillfully prepared with sauces and seasoning that were not what I would consider standard and at the same time very nice. There are limited non-seafood options so if your not a seafood lover, you might want to try another spot but if you love seafood, prepared and served well, Liv's will be a treat.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food! Great atmosphere.Amazing food! Great atmosphere. All around perfect.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOur meal & service were excellent!Our meal & service were excellent! Love Liv's and will return. We live
In area & hadn't been in a while. Glad we got a chance to enjoy again.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't miss this gem!Fantastic from start to finish. Knowledgable staff and superb food. I have dined here about six times and each time amazes me. Fresh seafood prepared wonderfully and the desserts are to die for! Can't wait to go back again!!!!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMLiv's was recommended by aLiv's was recommended by a co-worker as a favorite shoreline spot and perfect for an occasion. My wife and I went to celebrate her birthday and the experience was excellent.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was outstanding. HalibutFood was outstanding. Halibut was sensational. Service was very attentive. Brian was exceptional, attentive without being intrusive.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Oyster Bar In New EnglandBest oyster bar in New England. Knowledgeable and friendly wait staff with a ineresting selection of fresh oysters. The Cherrystone clams were also fabulous. If you love oysters and a fun energetic spot to enjoy them, Liv's is worth a visit.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMDevine Deliciousness!We went here as a small group and had the best meal we have had in a very long time.
The execution of service, attention to detail regarding food, and overall experience was top notch.
The main entrees were superb. I had the short ribs. They were like butter-- over a bed of polenta that was divine.
Accompanied by grilled baby Brussels sprouts and fennel it made for a lovely meal.
My dessert was the best I have ever ever had... Fresh, warm, sweet potato donuts paired with a creamy pannacotta type dipping
bowl with caramel drizzles... I shared with the table and they all had the same reaction: "omg! These are
Service was just enough as well-- there when we needed it, not saccharin--just great.
Will definitely go back.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMSo happy we went!We were in saybrook for Easter weekend, staying at the Saybrook Inn, and I found Liv's on Open Table. We had a fabulous experience. The selection of oysters was amazing (I loved how they labeled them for you), service exception (very attentive yet not overbearing), the entrees very good (we split the tuna and scallop entrees). Delicious! The portions were perfect. It seems there are a lot of locals who frequently go there and we will make it a point to go back when we are in Old Saybrook again.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food with great serviceFood was delicious and dessert was even better. A nice speciality drink menu. Try the "Boston tea party" very refreshing. Staff was very attentive and service was excellent.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMPresentation, PersonalityPresentation, Personality and Ambiance, wonderful dining experience...3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMYUMThe oysters were great. The mussels were yummy in that dijon broth and so fresh.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were excellentFood and service were excellent as always. I just wish the bar area was sectioned off from the dining area. As it happened there were a couple of VERY loud men at the bar who had very loud voices and loud laughs that were cheering and clapping for someone, possibly the man attending the raw bar. It was annoying to the point that I almost said something and it made conversation difficult.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always have a lovely eveningWe always have a lovely evening at Liv's. The food is dee-lish and the whole experience is exceptional. We had the beets salad, the flat bread minus the bacon and the seered tuna. All dishes were excellent. NB: The bar seems to be a magnet for attractive mature singles. Bravo, Liv's!3/2/2013 12:00:00 AM