Littleneck

4.7
208 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

Littleneck is a charming New England style seafood restaurant & oyster bar located in Gowanus. With delicious cocktails, great music, a full raw bar, and a relaxed dining atmosphere this is a fantastic destination for date nights or dinner with friends.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 208 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BrooklynAnna
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Charred lobster was delish. Ordered twice. Oysters and clams were fresh and good. Lobster roll was a bit small but overflowing & it came with fries. They were busy, make reservations.

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Alicen
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing server named Sashua who was super friendly and gave excellent recommendations. The Cherry Bourbon slushy is a must as is the Broccolini, Fish & Chips and Lobster Roll. We wanted to try the Frito Misto but it was sold out. We will most certainly be coming back here soon and can't recommend it enough. The owners also were super nice and created a nice vibe overall.

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vipRyanM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Very fresh and tasty. I had the mussels and my husband had the lobster roll. We wish they had a dessert menu!

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BethH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Main courses took 90 minutes to arrive, waitress seemed quite annoyed at us. Super bad service from seating on...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in NY. Absolutely amazing food and cocktails.

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vipBrooklynite
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food excellent, as always….the oysters were exceptional, as always!
Kitchen was very very slow this time , & the service staff apologized more than once..but didn’t offer anything comped…luckily, we weren’t in any hurry, so no harm, no foul.
We were seated inside & noise level was pretty high (seemed more so than usual). Still,lively vibe, excellent food….

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LilyS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Littleneck is always a favorite for us! The raw bar and lobster rolls can’t be beat. The staff is wonderful and the drinks are so so good! Absolutely recommend to anyone!

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JessicaK
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Nice neighborhood spot for seafood. Thoughtful menu, not terribly allergy friendly, but workable. Service was nearly non existent, but friendly enough. Would go back.

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vipPmharry
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was top notch and service was excellent

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vipJeffry
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great find - superb food, wonderful and friendly staff. Makes you feel right at home. If you like fresh seafood, perfectly prepared, then try this place.

The live music was a little too loud, but a small price to pay for a terrific night out.

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MeredithL
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best seafood in NYC. Everything we tried was fantastic.

MP
MihaiP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The best oysters I had in a long time, actually better and fresher than my favorite place for oysters at EATS on UES
Stop by if you are around 3rd Avenue in Brooklyn, you will enjoy the food and drinks at Littleneck. The restaurant is neat and staff is friendly!

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TruFoodie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always so good, great vibe, love supporting this awesome restaurant.

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desireec
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with accommodating and friendly staff. Highly recommend

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Efrattles
New England
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Littleneck is a super restaurant in all ways! Great cocktails, oysters and delicious entrees and one spectacular dessert. Service is hospitable and accommodating. We had a lovely outdoor table and enjoyed a celebratory dinner. This spot is as excellent as it is unpretentious. I recommend with enthusiasm.

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NickR
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Perfect spot for a seafood stop in the less expensive 3rd Avenue of Brooklyn. Food is well done, service is above average, and the room is a bit funky but clean and orderly. Don’t show up without a reservation, not a lot of seats and they have a steady following if locals.

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MariaL
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food at Littleneck is excellent and puts you in vacation mode. We had a great experience! There is limited seating outside, but if you have a reservation it’s pleasant to sit in the small outdoor seating area.

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Vicky
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Little Neck! The food is always excellent but the oysters are the best here. So so fresh! Also loved the razor clam ceviche, I hope they keep it on the menu.

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CarlynK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. We ordered 8 things on the menu and they were all great. Oysters and little necks were the standout. Everyone is so pleasant.

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vipLobsterlover
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love littleneck! The service is always so warm and friendly and the food is amazing. I got the specials for happy hour with a friend and we were both so impressed by them.

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ClaireK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 Stars! Great seafood and the best staff! We'll definitely be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything was amazing. Food, service etc. always great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fresh seafood treated sensibly and keeping the taste of the sea
Friendly welcome by owner and staff
Cheerful

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ErinK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Love their food and ambiance

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Mao2
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I love Littleneck! Food is wonderful and I always have a great meal there.
Staff is really friendly and accommodating. My only small issue is that their wine pour has gotten a bit stingy. If there are a few of you, definitely go for the bottle!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a winner

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Raimesily
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding neighborhood clam shack. This place is great.

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ERICT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great meal, what was amazing: fritto misto, fish & chips, lobster roll, fried clam roll. If you like caraway seeds, try the slaw, it’s light and crunchy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated Mother’s day there.
Great spot (Outstanding oysters)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was superb overall. Way surpassed our expectations.

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LaurenG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn’t been to Littleneck in a few years and we’ll definitely be back soon. The oysters and steamers were fantastic - truly top notch. My husband had a soft shell crab sandwich that was also great. Service excellent. Wine delish. We were sitting outside on a chilly evening and the cold didn’t bother us the food was so good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bloody Mary’s, pickles, oysters, lobsters rolls, fries and everything are all excellent!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good! Oysters are a bit pricey so you can't really have much, but the clam toast and lemon ricotta pancakes was on point. Cocktails were refreshing as well.

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JLF7
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place.
The food; the vibe; the drinks; the osyters!

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vipBrooklynite
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional oyster! Great Gowanus ambiance!

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Nikki
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience1

The food was great, drinks were refreshing. The service was really poor. Our hostess was extremely rude, and standoffish. We asked for refills and more oysters, and she told us she needs to check because they were working for 15 hours and they were closing the kitchen between 3 and 5pm. I mentioned that I didn't want to inconvenience anybody. She came back with our extra 4 oysters and drink without saying a word.

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vipTommy9511
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood around!

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MarthaW
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Littleneck to celebrate some big family milestones. We had a great time. The service was outstanding and the food absolutely delicious. We chose a number of dishes to share "family style " and the presentation was fabulous! Can't wait to return.

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GlennP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Once again, Littleneck proves to be our favorite raw bar & seafood joint in town. The clams and oysters are always as fresh as possible. Arrive early for the happy hour oysters which are a serious bargain. The pea-shoot salad is not to be missed. This time we also shared a bowl of steamers, which were perfect. The service is always just about perfect, not too much hovering, and no pressure to move you out quickly, even when the place is busy...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Would have liked to know cash only

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Littleneck using the Order Online button. Littleneck also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 522-1921.

Littleneck is rated 4.7 stars by 208 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.