L&W Oyster Co

4.3
443 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

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Located steps from Madison Square Park and the Empire State Building, L&W Oyster Co. features an array of the finest East and West coast oysters, as well as classic clam shack fare -- like Lobster BLTs, Oyster Po' Boys -- and beautiful fish entrees that showcase sustainable seafood and local produce. L&W Oyster Co. is a fun, accessible place where people can grab a fish sandwich and some pickles at lunch, then oysters and martinis after dark.
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4.2
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4.1
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vipKristenE
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent - 5 stars! Such a cute vibe! We will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good and the restaurant has very nice ambiance. They did not have my reservation ready as they indicated they don't use Open Table ??? 😳

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MS12
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We ordered the lobster and the seafood cracker they provided really DID NOT WORK. They're a cute but cheap plastic set and it was a bit of a struggle to crack open part of the lobster that wasn't the tail.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Atmosphere was wonderful. Super cute and staff was great. Wonderful wine. Unfortunately, we were underwhelmed with the food. We had the angry crab cakes, sloppy tacos, oysters, clam chowder, and tuna rockers. Clam chowder was nice, but everything else kind of fell flat.

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vipAziN
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a group of 8 and we had a wonderful time, service was excellent and the food was really good.. our faves were the oysters, burrata and the Angry Crab Cakes!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has great food and a really nice ambiance with low lighting and candles in the tables. It's cozy and friends or dates will love it. Plus the staff is friendly and very accommodating. Great gem!

AJ
AnnaJustOfficial
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the oyster selection, perfect for seafood lovers, great happy hour. Love the muscles, Blue fish tacos and The best dish as raw scallops with cucumber and citrus

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Foodie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Lobster BLT was good but it was soaked in butter and not enough meat. I would recommend oysters.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

it was good

DJ
vipDJRAway
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband was in the mood for fried oysters. Although not on the menu, Tyler encouraged us to come and they would do what we liked. When we got the fried oysters they weren't the Old Skool fried, O Bay seasoned oysters we're used to from Baltimore. We did have outstanding Brooklyn clam chowder and amazing soft shell crab bites (Make sure you have this!!!). But the best part? Tyler spoke to us & apologized & adjusted our bill because we didn't get what we expected. He noted our desire in our reservation so next time they would know. We can't WAIT to go back there! They understand oysters and they know customer service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Been here several times and have never been disappointed by the food, drinks or waitstaff

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BMaverick17
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to L & W for Lunch, Happy Hour and Dinner. Fantastic Seafood and wonderful appetizers or sharing plates of fresh seafood. The staff is cordial and our waitress Sasha, is always friendly, welcoming and helpful!
Highly recommend the Lobster BLT, crab cake and Brussels sprouts chef salad!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Two of the three things we ordered were delicious. Oysters and lobster role were delicious but ceviche was not well prepared and tuna didn't taste good. Overall the place could be a lot better with a better service. I love Almond their other restaurant.

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vipjayb123
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2017
Overall2food2service1ambience3

first time. came on a Monday nite. checked in at 730 - not a late nite. Monday apparently is lobster nite with $29 lobster dinner. of the 4 people in my party, 2 ordered the lobster dinner and we told in a non apologetic manner that NO LOBSTERS LEFT. when I asked what the accommodation could be, I was told NOTHING. then it took over 45 minutes between appetizers and mains. and the waitress was no where to be found in a very small restaurant. so my final conclusion is......don't waste your time or $$$. there a lots of other places that are better in the area.

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Linalee1410
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. Affordable prices and great food. Nice location
Thanks a lot
❤️💋🌈

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vipAllOvrNYC
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We discovered L&W at the Junior League's Savor the Spring event this year and were so excited to actually get to eat in the restaurant. Really great 'nibbly' bites and the service was outstanding. Highly, highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was prompt and friendly. I was looking for something more quiet and appropriate for a business lunch. However, that was not the staff's fault. Menu looks interesting and staff is friendly, prompt and understanding. I would return under different circumstances. By the way the make a great Bloody Mary

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific selection of oysters!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L&W Oyster Co was a great pick for date night! Atmosphere was great. Wait staff was awesome. Food was amazing! Thanks for a great night!

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vipMichelle
Washington DC
102 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I would come back for the happy hour. The fish taco was tasty, but the small fish portion was dwarfed by the large taco and filling, small and if I hadn't ordered an appetizer I would have left hungry. The tempura soft shell crab BLT was a lot of bread which completely overwhelmed the smallish crab. I think some balance of ingredients is due. They have a prix fix lunch menu for $19 which is a decent value for the neighborhood. I'd give them another try, especially for happy hour.

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vipChris
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Highly recommend!

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Shhhugaa
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent as well as the food. The flavor in the burger was superb!

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vipoperapal
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fish tacos were great and, surprisingly, so were the fried olives. The oysters were good as well but we actually liked the other food on the menu better. The other dish we tried were the tuna ranchers with wasabi sauce-yummy. Would recommend the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great menu - choice of raw bar, small dishes and large plates. Clams were fresh. Lobster roll was tasty although small.

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vipafa1
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the seating arrangements. Even though the energy is lively, you get to enjoy that ambiance while being able to chat with your date. Great food and drinks.

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JessG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We really enjoyed our date at L&W Oyster Co! The oysters and cocktails were delicious, as were the brussel sprouts and fish & chips. The twinkling lights were very romantic. Great spot!

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vipDavidL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome brunch and drag show! Will definitely come back!

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vipcvdL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I work in the area and booked L&W because it's among my top favorites for coziness, and solid, but creative and fresh food and drink. Just enough choice on the menu to be fun but not overwhelming. That's a nice touch.

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vipGopcharles
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service , nice atmosphere . Very loud

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TheDon
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

From the opening note to the final crescendo this meal had it all. Perfect seafood served in generous portions at fair prices. Who could ask for more?

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JeffV
New Mexico
14 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place! Service was great! Staff was very knowledgeable on menu/oyster choices as well as exceptionally friendly. Thanks!

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vipVickyD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to this restaurant many times before and the food is always delicious! This time I came for the Drag Brunch on Sunday with Gilda Wabbit & Gina Tonic and had the best time! It was fun and interactive, the queens sang and danced live. Great food menu & $12 bottomless mimosas. Would totally go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the drag brunch and loved it! Gina and Gilda are amazing and make brunch an event!

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brower
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good seafood, lots of local people including after work, not stuffy, service very friendly and efficient. Fresh seafood

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ali39
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were really blown away by L&W--even as busy as they were, we were well-taken of from beginning to end. It's a first-rate operation and we will be back.

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LuvFood
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived during Happy Hour which provided great food alternatives. Drinks were good and appetizers were excellent with a nice variety. We had wonderful oysters and apps and were full from our assorted choices. We'd go again. Eclectic decor. Good service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noelle is the best!!! We love it here. Awesome oysters and crudo.

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Genny
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE THIS PLACE! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone. The food was amazing, ambience pleasant and services impeccable.

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NILL
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little find and great staff! So enjoyed every bite.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is always friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable. The food is consistent time after time. It's the go-to place for drinks, great food, and excellent service.

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