L & E Oyster Bar

4.4
60 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood

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L & E Oyster Bar is in the heart of Silver Lake in Los Angeles, California and serves dinner as well as weekend brunch. Upstairs is the raw bar with plenty of oysters, snacks, cheese and seafood to accompany beer, wine or cider. Of course, oysters are also available on the dining room main level.

Oysters and other seafood can be served in many different ways. At L & E Oyster Bar, a few are well covered, including raw, steamed, smoked, grilled and fried. For example, the smoked mussels or smoked trout salad are very popular choices, as are the grilled oysters in South Carolina mustard BBQ sauce with crispy cipollini. L & E Oyster Bar doesn�t leave out the landlubbers who will enjoy the burger or the steak frites, a 10-ounce NY prime that was free range, grass fed.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Californian, American
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(323) 660-2255
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Effie St.
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PJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

L&E is a wonderful place to get together with a small group. The food menu options are just enough for some to share and the drink menu was also nice with different craft beer choices. I enjoyed Happy Hour before having dinner and the 90's R&B/Hip Hop was also a bonus with family/friends I had not seen in sometime. I will definitely look forward to coming back to L&E.

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RB
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Eat outside - it's too noisy in. The menu is short and to the point - I personally like that as everything on it is obviously carefully thought out. Wine is V v expensive. Lucky teetotallers.

I would definitely go again - it's not too annoyingly hip for squares, thank God.

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

My friend had the west coast oysters and gave rave reviews. I had the asparagus salad and bronzino. I left still hungry. The $ 32.00 very small grilled fish came with no veggies or potato. The wedge salad came with two wedges....but the server never told us there were two wedges -- we could have shared. My other friend had the salmon, and it came with a large mixed green salad, after he had already ordered the wedge salad. Server did not do a good job of explaining what came with each plate, or what did not come with each plate. Was not a good value for the money. Might come back for expensive oysters only.

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SB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great spot for a date with an oyster lover. Intimate but trendy. A little expensive but totally worth it.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best place in LA for oysters. great variety of Pacific and Atlantic, from briny to buttery, and a wined list tuned to the food. The fired oysters are nearly perfect - you'll want more.

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P
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best date spots in LA.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and the miso butterfish special was delicious.

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BS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

This place is an enigma for my wife and I. We want to like it but it won't let us.
Oysters are very good but that's about it. My steak sandwich was a bit chewy and her salmon was about maybe 5 oz yet cost $28. Plus they charge for plain facet water w/o telling you. Whatever fund that money goes for, I think its only fair they ask you before hand if you want to contribute. Charging for plain water is wrong period. Doing it without you know it makes it even worse IMO. For the money I think there are far better places to eat.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The mussels with chorizo toast is an absolute MUST! I crave it!

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Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Nothing special. I was not impressed. The downstairs bartenders was very nice.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Between the bartender and our waitress. They were very nice and friendly. They both explain what is on the menu and and is good to eat

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AS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Restaurant was empty but server wanted to save better tables for possible walk-ins at 9 on a Wed nite. Nothing looked good on the sparse menu after that and $30 for a dozen oysters seems like a terrible value.

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EP
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of the best oyster places in Los Angeles - I try and go a little early or late since it can get a bit noisy. I'm still not sure why people find it necessary to scream and yell while dining.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is truely a jem!!! Amazing food, the ambiance made me feel like I was in San Fransisco, wonderful, attentive staff very knowledgable!!! Cheers, can't wait to bring out of town guests!!!

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RS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to L&E multiple times and fall in love with it again and again.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Bar tender was nice, the hostess downstairs was not very friendly. Only had happy hour specials upstairs at the bar, limited menu. Just not what I had expected when I was searching a place for dinner. Thi

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Service was a little slow.. but food and ambiance were great!

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great server and the food was delicious. Thank you also for setting aside such a great table.

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We met friends and family on two occasions in one week. The oysters are so fresh and delicious. Soft Shell Crab was on the menu when we visited. What a treat! Desserts are really good, especially the flourless brownie. Whenever we return to Los Angeles L & E will be on our itinerary. Oh, a shout out to the awesome service by our waitress!

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MW
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it. Really great LA kinda place.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a perfect gem! My advice, don't rush your meal. Enjoy the menu, try something new and share dishes with others at your table. You will not be disappointed.
Spend time talking to your server, they are all smart, attentive and looking for ways to enhance your dining experience.

CHEERS!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Wish the place was more casual and fun, seemed a little uptight and overpriced for oysters. They were good just wouldn't make it my weekly oyster spot due to prices and ambience.

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JT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Love this place. We've been a couple times and will continue to go back. Food is terrific, and the service is great. It can be extremely loud, though.

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RR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was great but it looks like the portions are smaller than the last time we dined there

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We as 3 Dutchmen had a great diner
Especially the lady Who server us deserves a great compliment

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r
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite spot for oysters in LA.

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JS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

L&E is one of the great neighborhood restaurants in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Decent food but overpriced.

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Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Kinda pricey. Food is very good tho

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We are enjoy good oyster. Thank you!!
We will come back to eat Kumamoto oyster.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had excellent service, the restaurant was cozy and had a very hip atmosphere. The menu was amazing. We loved everything we ate (desert menu is not too shabey either).

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for oysters, vey fitting considering the name. Loved it tho, I'm a westsider and made the trek East and was pleasantly surprised with all of the options and how fresh the oysters were. Best selection of oysters I've had in LA.

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JJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend picked this spot to take me out for my birthday. Neither of us had been here before. We were seated right away in the lovely patio area downstairs. Our server was wonderful and gave us just enough time to make up our minds about what we wanted to order. We decided on the daily dozen, smoked trout salad, oysters L&E, and the special of the night steak carpaccio. Honestly, everything was so delicious. I loved it all! The complimentary hush puppies were also so tasty. We had the poached pear parfait for dessert which was a nice finish to a fantastic meal. I would highly recommend L&E Oysters to everyone (I've already told a few friends) and I can't wait to go back

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Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent oysters thoughtfully served/presented. Always fresh. Informed staff has great wine pairing suggestions.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good quality oysters. Service was amazing. The ambiance was quaint and we would definitely be returning.

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DN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Been wanting to try this place out as it's local in the neighborhood. It's a quaint little place. Food was good. Our server was excellent. Very sweet & helpful. Oysters...were...oysters. I'm spoiled at having much bigger & meatier ones, not like little dainty ones we had. It's not like they advertised that & I'm not complaining as it's what I expected. They were good for what they were. We had the "clam chowder" which was great with the sourdough bread & "the knife & fork fried oyster po’boy" which was very tasty indeed. They give you a generous portion of well made, crispy french fries. It was washed down with "Steam Beer". Dessert was the "bourbon pecan pie" which comes with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Very crisp crust. It was awesome. The place was dimly lit... great for a romantic night out or well deserved date night. Overall a great experience.

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C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We loved the atmosphere and the different oyster options - specially the menu with the map and name list!

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K
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Kudos to the very fresh and exquisite oysters! I was surprised when the waitress offered to place our sparkling wine bottle in the frig instead of bringing an ice bucket table side, really? A $65.00 bottle of cheap sparkling wine deserves an ice bucket to say the least. The herb baked whole fish was good but over salted. Why use fresh herbs and drown the fresh fish with salt? The pecan pie was great but no coffee/tea service for a $250.00 meal for two adults and a child? I was able to get a great cup of coffee across the street though. LA has other great spots for oysters!

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c
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I love this place for oysters and great service! The staff is exceptional and the menu is solid.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2015
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Love the food here. Every time the food is perfect, but every time, the service poor. My last two visit they forgot my order.

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