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Oyster Club
Oyster Club

Oyster Club Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.oysterclubct.com
  • Phone: (860) 415-9266
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Monday, Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: James Wayman
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking in Mystic is available. Also, 1 block north of Oyster Club is the Mystic Art Association's public lot. Oyster Club does offer 1 hour validation to the Art Association's lot.
A word from Oyster Club
Oyster Club, located in historic Mystic, Connecticut, is a casual fine dining restaurant and raw bar specializing in the richness of the New England coast and countryside.

The menus showcase food that travels the shortest distance from ‘farm & sea to table,’ with seasonality and location determining the day’s delicacies. Benefiting from the region’s many local farmers and fisherman, Oyster Club features bounty from the sea, pasture raised beef, local produce and artisanal cheeses, selections of which will change daily.

We believe Oyster Club is an extension of your home and that all will feel welcome at our table – please join us!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "Our party of four discriminating diners were impressed! The finely tumed dinner menu boasted fresh flavors and ingredients. We will return, perhaps to try lunch or enjoy the happy hour and delicious oysters on their deck."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "This ranked among the best restaurant meals I have ever had. The menu changes daily based upon available ingredients, but for reference: as starters my wife had Quahog chowder, New England style; I had goat rillette on fresh bread. The quahog chowder, also available Rhode Island style, is as close to a staple the menu has. For main courses 2 people in our party had tofu in a sweet chili-paste based sauce which was outstanding, another had a steak and I had a freshly caught piece of bass. The tofu dish was one of only 2 tofu preparations that I have tried in my life that were at all good. Both the steak and bass were cooked perfectly. Many farm/sea to table restaurants do little more than serve fresh middling food. This is not one of them."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "One of the best steaks I've ever had! A little on the pricey side but worth it! Definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "It was our 3rd time to visit Oyster Club and it has never disappointed us. The mussels were amazing; some of the best we ever have had. I literally was drinking the coconut broth with a spoon! My husband and I both had the tuna and it melted in our mouth; had just the right spice to it and the cucumbers salad and crushed peanuts added just the right flavors. We had an amazing dessert to finish off our meal. I love the fact the chef uses farm to table ingredients which I think makes this restaurant one of the best I have eaten at! Our waitress was so friendly and offered us great suggestions. My husband and I had such a nice, relaxing, and wonderful meal which I will rave about until we go back and visit in August!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "This is a very good restaurant, with excellent service. My spouse mentioned we were celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary, and the waitress surprised us with two glasses of complementary champagne...very classy touch. We were taken care of by a couple of great wait staff, and had a spot on recommendation for dessert...delicious. My only complaint, is that there really isn't much for vegetarians. I had the crispy tofu dish which was excellent, but my spouse preferred not getting anything fried. The chef did agree to make a veggie plate (the waitress had never had that request before), but everything on the plate tasted the same (mostly pickled items). For such a good restaurant, that seemed uninspired."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We arrived a bit early and that was ok. We decieded to eat at the bar and the service at the bar was good. The problem was waiting 45 minutes for a soup and then an hour for dinner. Our dinner was a lobster roll and fries. After waiting an hour we recieved a burnt lobster roll and burnt fries. We sent it back and walkewd out. Could not believe this level of restaurantweould even bring out the dish. would never go back. Terrible."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • " This was one of the best dining experiences we've had in quite a while. Terrific outdoor bar in the trees above the restaurant. It was a perfect evening and we enjoyed a cocktail there before wandering back down to the restaurant for dinner. We started with the oysters, all quite local, very juicy and tasty. The server was excellent and knew everything about the menu, which is farm or sea to table and changes daily. We had a salad and my wife and I had a pan roasted Cod that was amazing and my son had a perfectly prepared seared yellow fin tuna. The home made ice-creams and sorbets were terrific for dessert. The wine list is not extensive, but is all good and has all price ranges. We had a lovely chassagne montrachet with dinner."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I loved the fact that the menu was limited to choice local offerings, and that the producers were cited. The food was lovely and fresh. I thought it was a bit of hubris not to put salt and pepper at the tables; tastes differ, and I thought my clam chowder could have done with a touch of both. (Trust your clientele! We won't ALL smother everything in ketchup!) The only thing that was off-putting was the service. We were almost alone in the dining room, but the waitress/hostess seemed too busy to bother with us; which meant that she never offered to refill drinks, and she started to clear plates before everyone was quite finished, which was awkward. But the obvious care and quality coming from the kitchen made the biggest impression."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Nice cocktail in the Tree Top outside. Lots of after work crowd. Early dinner so dining room was quiet. Shared liver hush puppies for appetizer - very good. Friend ordered steak - not cooked properly but good flavor. I had the mussels which were delicious - in a coconut, pepper broth. Good bread. Would try it again. (I did find it a little overpriced) Did like the fact that it is land/sea to table"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The ambience & the food was fantastic. I think a bartender should have a friendly outgoing personality. She was neither of those."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Enjoyed our dinner, though service was slow. Everything is fresh. We were disappointed we could not go upstairs to the outside porch for a drink before dinner because it was closed for private event. Tables are really close together in dinning room."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "For our one day stop in Mystic, we picked a great place for dinner. Relaxed on the "front porch" in Adirondack chairs before dinner. They have a great cocktail menu. We had opportunity to sit outside and do some "poeple watching". Food was very good. Only downside was that there was a long lag between salad (first course) and main course. We waited about 25 minutes. Still wood recommend."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We loved that all was locally sourced. Menu heavy for July, and not enough diversity. Both beef and beef liver in the pasta sauce made that a "no go" for several in our party. Steaks, chowder, home made bread, mussels, bar, wine and service all quite good. Virtually no accompaniment with entree. Less than half a teaspoon of rice with the yellowfin. Same with polenta and beans served with entrees, and rhubarb in rhubarb cake. The swordfish was unremarkable. I would try it again, but I would be cautious. The beef was the finest of the entrees ordered."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Serving size was perfect for me. Food had a little too much salt."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Started the evening at the Treetop Bar. The drinks were great but one of our appetizers was burnt - didn't send it back , just ate around it. Later, in the dining room, our waiter returned to tell me that the entree I ordered (tagliatelle) had to be modified , and it would now have beef and some beef liver. I appreciate that they use all local ingredients, but when the meal arrived it was clear that from sight and taste that it was all beef liver, and simply too strong for his particular dish. Our waiter did notice that I didn't eat the meal , but seemed overwhelmed by other diners, so I just chalked it up to experience. An expensive mistake, on my part."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We travel to Mystic regularly and consider this to be our personal restaurant! The farm/sea to table menu has never disappointed. The mussels are beyond delicious! We could not recommend a better place to dine in Mystic. Also, the owners have opened a new and completely different venue, The Engine Room. Check it out, too! It is also in Mystic."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I have only been here twice, both times my expectations have exceeded my experience. The service is friendly and helpful, the atmosphere upbeat, but in general I'm most impressed with the menu/food. It's ok."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This was our third time to the restaurant. For the second time the main course was seriously over-salted. I had the tagliatella and it was extremely salty. Last time my husband had the same experience with fish cakes. It took a very long time to get our entree, after our appetizer. It was a monday night, late-ish, so this could not be explained by the restaurant being too crowded. Finally, when I ordered my cocktail, I immediately said, "actually, let me have X." The waitress said, no problem. (She had not even walked away yet). Still, she brought me my original order; i didn't bother to send it back. For the amount of money we spent (two cocktails, two glass of wine, an appetizer, to entrees for over $150), we won't be going back."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "My wife and I were in for a wedding and afterwards our goal was to experience lobster rolls which have never had before. The Oyster Club lobster roll was great, the wait staff was wonderful, the drinks were large and it was a good time."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Second time eating at the Oyster Club, both times had great experience. The food is very good & the service was great. Will make it a point to eat here whenever in town. Parking on site a plus."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "My wife and I brought our 2 month old in a car seat for a 6pm reservation inside on a Friday night. The staff catered to us wonderfully. The food was good too. Had some potato fritters to start and my wife had the fish special that day and I had the lobster roll. We both loved our dishes."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We shared a Thai fish salad and both had the fluke so we didn't experience too many dishes. The fish salad was pleasant though a little dry and I don't like excessive dressing. The fluke was fried or so it seemed, which surprised us but good. I think the dish could have used some contrasting flavors as it was a bit bland. I did like the textures, however. We ate a little too much of the chewy bread. The service is fairly efficient and polite."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "My wife & I wanted a special place for our anniversary celebration. We had heard about the Oyster Club and are happy that we were able to get a table. The food was wonderful and the staff were all friendly and accommodating. Too bad we don't live closer the shore. We'd like to visit more often."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I have been a regular diner at the Oyster Club since they opened and have always had a good experience. However, this past Sunday turned into the longest wait for food I have had at any restaurant. The kitchen is too small to keep up with indoor and outdoor dining and I think the restaurant should reconsider trying to do both."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We love the freshness of the seafood. It's always a pleasure to dine here. Already looking forward to our next visit!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The care taken to deliver this fantastic meal was evident. Quality ingredients, execution of preparation, presentation, service, Wow! Can't remember when I enjoyed a meal more. Tender, flavorful, mussels in coconut milk lemon grass broth, oysters, bacon to die for served with cheese grits and a soft boiled egg, bottle of Sancerre. Really it was close to perfect!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We went to celebrate Father's Day and a birthday and had an amazing meal. The farm to table concept means that the menu is different everytime you go save a couple of staples. Everything we had was fantastic."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Enjoyed a terrific experience at this side-street gem of a restaurant. The wait staff was attentive, the table was ready at our reservation time, and the food was well prepared (except the polenta, a bit too salty). The creations worked, especially notable the scallops with strawberries. A matched pair to our surprise. The chef apparently puts a lot of creative thought into the menu and the farm to table freshness plays out. Well done!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Having come here many times I have learned to expect the fantastic and the creative. The only other place in town we would go to is the engine room which is also under Oyster Club management."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We had a great time celebrating our anniversary dinner there! For $100 we just didn't get enough food to fill us up. Great food but not sure if it was worth the price."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The Oyster Club is an outstanding restaurant--a destination restaurant. Service is efficient, personable, and helpful, and the ambiance exhudes rustic charm. The menu is short and relies on local sources. From a basket of wonderful bread through to delicious desserts, the food is wonderful. We first came two years ago when the Oyster Club was very new. Our two recent return visits show that the place only gets better. The charming town of Mystic has a real winner in the Oyster Club."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "The Oyster Club offers well prepared high quality food. They are many new restaurants opening in the area that I would like to try, but I don't get to dine out with adults that often, so I always choose the Oyster Club. I know I won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "My wife and I stayed in Mystic for our Anniversary, and thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at the Oyster Club. Wonderful selection of local oysters, eclectic menu, and great staff. Will be back! "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "This restaurant is not anywhere near our home state (unfortunately) but when we are traveling in the area, we will go out of our way to dine at The Oyster Club in Mystic. The menu changes daily and is always so innovative and fresh. They serve the freshest , most succulent oysters appropriately chilled .All in all this is a treasure of a place."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Food was good/unique. Had the goat. Portions could have been a bit larger. They also initially made an error on my order. The lamb comes with couscous and I told the server I was gluten-free and asked if this could be prepared in a gluten-free way. She said she would have them substitute rice. When my dish arrived (delivered by another employee): couscous. We found my server and she apologized and had a new meal with rice brought out quickly. Went back the next afternoon and had drinks in the Treehouse. Fun thing to do on a beautiful day."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "food was delicious, service was perfect, unique farm to table choices, nicely presented and generous portions. Went with my husband for my birthday dinner looking for something a little different. We started with 1/2 dozen oysters, very good. Tried nettle soup which was delicately creamy and light and muscles in a wonderful broth for appetizers. Then morrocon goat with fig and taggliatelle with beef, both wonderful and perfectly seasoned. Topped it off with a rhubarb crisp dessert. Was very pleased with every choice. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Using fresh daily ingredients means a limited menu. I understand that. However, on this my second visit, I didn't find any main entree that really excited me. I never send anything back at a restaurant but I did have to ask that my appetizer, a chicken/apple sausage, be warmed up as it arrived at less than room temperature. All foods were a bit salty for my taste. Would I go back? Yes, because of its uniqueness, I will give it another chance because I did have a great first experience. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We've eaten at Oyster Club before, and had a great meal, but this last time, the food was so salty, it was hard to taste the flavors. One of our party ended up having to wipe the salt off her fries in order to eat them, but each of the entrees and burgers was overwhelmed by the salt. We'll give it another shot, and hopefully it was a one-time thing."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The food was outstanding! We hope to return soon, we want to try everything!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We were greeted warmly and seated promptly. The wait-staff was very pleasant, accommodating & attentive. Food was excellent and nicely presented. The room was a casual fare but small for making quiet conversation especially with a large group next to us. But all in all, we had a fun time. Would do it again.. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014