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About L&W Oyster Co

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.

254 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10001
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Comfort Food, American

Hours of Operation:
Mon - Tues : 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri: 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat: 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sun: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm

Cross Street:
28th and 29th

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 203-7772

Website:
http://www.landwoyster.com/

Public Transit:
NR @ 28th Street
6 @ 28th Street
FM @ 23rd Street

Executive Chef:
Jason Weiner and David Belknap (Chef de Cuisine)

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

L&W Oyster Co Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (489)
Fit for Foodies (454)
Great for Lunch (228)
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Good for Groups (168)
Great for Brunch (140)
Hot Spot (136)
Vibrant Bar Scene (102)
Romantic (93)
Special Occasion (70)
Late-night Find (53)
Great for Outdoor Dining (46)
Casual (40)
Good for a Date (36)
Fun (29)
Happy Hour (29)
Notable Wine List (26)
Kid-friendly (24)
Cozy (19)
Quick Bite (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Authentic (13)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Tapas (8)
Seasonal (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
People Watching (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Healthy (6)
Scenic View (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Business Meals (5)
Great Beer (5)
Live Music (4)
Outstanding Value (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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food5
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service5
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 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2017

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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food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun
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food5
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service5
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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food3
ambience5
service5
value3

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

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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food5
ambience4
service5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

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!

Tags: Fun
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food5
ambience5
service5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

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

Tags: Fun, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2017

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

Tags: Happy Hour
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food3
ambience3
service3
value2

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

it was good

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food4
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service5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

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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food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

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

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2017

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!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Casual, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2017

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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food3
ambience4
service2
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2017

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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food2
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service1
value1

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Happy Hour
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food5
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value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fun, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

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

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual
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food5
ambience3
service5
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Terrific selection of oysters!

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

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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food5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour
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food3
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Highly recommend!

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food5
ambience4
service5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Great Beer
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2017

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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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

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!

Tags: Quick Bite, Seasonal, Comfort Food, People Watching
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food5
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service4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Awesome brunch and drag show! Will definitely come back!

Tags: People Watching, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Fun, Organic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Excellent food and service , nice atmosphere . Very loud

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 (London)·Dined on March 26, 2017

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?

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on March 19, 2017

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Memphis)·Dined on March 5, 2017

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

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Local Ingredients, Casual, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Outstanding Value, Vibrant Bar Scene, Organic, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Disabled Access
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2017

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

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2017

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 2, 2017

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 28, 2017

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

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 28, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Sunday Lunch
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