Littleneck

4.7
221 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 221 people are saying
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vipJandave276
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Sat at the bar, because rez was overbooked. Restaurant called ahead to try to straighten out.
Bar crowded
Cleared out quickly as did the tables
Seemed odd

Food good, salad, broccolini, mussels, halibut. Halibut a bit dry. Food came out too fast , we didnt get thru apps before dinner arrived. No room on the bar.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been meaning to eat at here since forever and can’t believe I waited so long. We went for Happy Hour and all the food raw oysters, raw clams, green curry mussels, lobster tail & aioli were fresh and flawless. The service was kind, quick and responsive. We will be going back an embarrassing amount now. We plan to make it our new “Cheers!” It’s the perfect combo of casual raw bar with a full selection of great drinks. It feels airy and spacious which is a must in Covid times. Five Stars all around.

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carlosn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Outstanding oysters and clams. Fresh and tasty, and very well shucked.

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RacyTracy
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service - the food at Little Neck is consistently fresh and tasty - the servers go out of their way to make you feel welcome

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AaronP
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really amazing seafood especially for Brooklyn. A unique gem in the neighborhood!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love this place, they make great margaritas and the fish is so delicious. Had the halibut with quinoa

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GailS
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was unbelievably delicious! The beverage selection is incredible and perfectly paired with the simple and splendid food. The service was fantastic and thoughtful. The vibes were on point. And the ambiance was casual yet incredibly lovely. We can’t wait to go back! Get the fisherman’s stew and the amazing broccolini.

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MICHAELW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything tasted super fresh! I love in Portland OR and we cant get this quality there.

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Harry
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

For the price, portions were small. This was especially true of the fried clams and the halibut.

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NICHOLASK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

the food, the service, the vibe at littleneck is incredible. Its great for families. for singles. for dates. It is perhaps my favorite restaurant in the world, and I have been to Hong Kong, Tokyo, LA, London.....etc........ it's a special pace!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Food was so so ams and service was terrible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Fish and chips and the lobster roll were a little disappointing. The food took forever to be brought out.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Food was coming very slow and our host basically kicked us out because there was another party coming - which was not communicated to us earlier

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BrooklynAnna
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
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.

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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.

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 221 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.