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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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Have eaten here about 8 times over past two years. Disappointing experience tonight. Rude service. Waited 40 minutes between finishing appetizers and arrival of main course. Won't be back anytime soon. May be the beginning of decline of restaurant.."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Very limited menu, but interesting. Great options for a foodie. My choice (homemade pasta with beef ragu) was awesome!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "On a recommendation from a friend, I went to open table and was able to make a last minute Friday night reservation. This restaurant had everything - great food, wine and atmosphere. We have already recommended it to our friends and will be back again. The bread is perfect too!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "we dine at the oyster club during the year. However it is always my first choice for my birthday dinner in august. I absolutely love the RI clam chowder at the oyster club. Nothing like it at any other restaurant in the area! Also the bread is just outstanding!! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their entrees. We were party of 8!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Mystic has been extremely fortunate to have several new and great restaurants join the scene in town but Oyster Club remains the best. If you want good food and a great view of the water, Red36 is the new hotspot. Red also has the bar scene and is an exciting new place. If you want beer and bar foods, Engine Room is your place. Plus its a really cool renovation! But if its exceptional food and service you crave, Oyster Club still rules. Dan and James just know how great food is done, and they continue to offer new and exceptional farm to table fare that is nothing short of perfection."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We were running an hour late for our reservations due to terrible I-95 traffic, and even after showing up an hour after our scheduled dining time, the restaurant held the table for us. All service staff members, besides our waitress, were great. The only negative was our waitress- not friendly! Delicious sea/farm-to-table food for our entire group, great drinks and a beautiful restaurant. I recommend going next door to the Treehouse bar for an after-dinner drink overlooking the water."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We had a late reservation on a Friday night (9pm) and I genuinely did not know what to expect as I was completely unfamiliar with the place. Beautifully lit, great seating areas for dinner and drinks, and very lively for Mystic on a Friday night. Bar was full, treehouse bar behind the restaurant was full, and people were enjoying drinks on the front porch. We had to wait about 10 minutes to be seated, but had very tasty cocktails and a great seat in the dining room eventually. Food was great, service was great. Best part, even at 9:30 at night, full menu was available and everything seemed as fresh as the start of the night. Have already recommended, will definitely be back, great spot."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The food was outstanding! Dessert was fantastic. Wait staff friendly and knowledgeable. Wonderful evening!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "This has to be the best restaurant in the Mystic area. Great fresh local food is prepared for a menu that changes daily. The ambiance is pleasant. The service is friendly and professional. I have yet to dine here when the meals were not interesting and delicious. Best of all, as opposed to many area restaurants, they take reservations. This time I had the leg of veal. Tender, served over beluga lentils and garnished with a handful of arugula...fabulous. The steak tartar was delicious. It is really tough to make a decision here, everything is so good. As a local, I'm here regularly and will continue to be."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "I ordered a pasta dish. The menu indicated that it was cooked with "prime meat". It tasted foul. The server then said after that it was goat meat. I wouldn't serve this to a starving dog. The swordfish was dry and lacked taste. The server was unsympathetic but merciful. She deducted the goat meat from the check. I won't be hurrying back, ever. What a nightmare!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "This restaurant was easy to find, and there was a relaxed atmosphere from the moment we walked in. Food was excellent. They even catered to a vegan/non dairy patron in our group with a special dessert. Staff super friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Great location, too."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The meat was very salty and the COus COus was cold under fish. Muscles were delicious"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "They have a wonderful happy hour with $1.00 local oysters which were great. Everything we ate for dinner was well prepared and tasty. It was fun sitting on the Tree house terrace for cocktails and appetizers then heading downstairs to an additional outdoor dining area with just as nice ambience as the Tree house terrace. Very nice evening!!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We ordered Quahog chowder and Thai mussels to start. Chowder broth was a perfectly savory balance of briny clam broth, dairy and salt pork included Cubes of a white fish in addition to the Quahogs. Some of the clams were to tough to chew. The mussels arrived fragrant with the scent of lemongrass, infusing a coconut milk broth. Entrees selected were Fluke, Tuna and housemade tagliatelle with a red wine ragu of beef. The fluke was pan seared and served in two parts-the top layer of skin was properly crispy but a tad too salty. The accompanying large pearl couscous and minted pea puree were great. Tuna and the beef rag Desserts were outstanding. Almond cake and deep chocolate ice cream with assorted roasted nuts. Service was spot on."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "main dining room lacks ambiance - needs complete overall. rest of the restaurant is lovely."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We dropped in for dinner after a visit to Mystic Seaport, the reception was a little disorganized, not explaining that there's a different menu for the outside 'tree house'. After settling in with the proper menu however, everything went smoothly. Delicious bread, served with properly cold butter (with a sprinkling of Maldon salt), a nice and not overpriced wine. The oysters were incredibly fresh and bring and the squid salad, our absolute favorite, had a fantastic hint of cumin. Both of us had fish mains, again totally delicious, and a dessert even then we didn't need it. We'd definitely recommend a visit here, well worth a trip."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We recently moved to Preston and this is our favorite new spot. We will continue going here for dinner. It's all farm to table and love that they support local. The food is delicious. The service is always great as well."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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