Liv's Oyster Bar
Dining at Liv’s, whether in the main room, at the bar, or on the patio, is an experience to be savored with friends and family long after summer on the shoreline has past.
John Brescio also serves as Liv’s Executive Chef, creating simple, focused dishes with an emphasis on local ingredients, and the stunning seafood that the area provides. The menu at Liv’s changes with the seasons, bringing guests a true taste of the pristine environment. John works closely with Liv’s partners to make sure only the best produce is used, as he would serve nothing less to his family.
Together with his exceptional staff, John welcomes you to the special experience he’s created at Liv’s Oyster Bar.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
Menu online not accurate. No bread was served and no specials . A lot of dishes seemed to have Asian influence.
Not a lot of fish dishes as expected. Not what it used to be
Oysters are the best in New England, great service
Beautiful sunny spring day outside. Happy hour menu was delicious!! Great service.
We love this place. Nadeen makes us feel welcome. Great wait staff. Chef is awesome! Oysters are amazing!!
Always love the Happy hour oysters. The cocktails were delicious. The staff is always attentive. A favorite spot for my girlfriends and I to meet up.
We love it here! Food always amazing, service wonderful! Love the tacos, salmon and steak! Tuna tartare is also great. Really everything is good. You can’t order wrong.
Our meals were delicious! I had cod with this amazing Israeli couscous. My friend had the fish and chips and thought it was the best fish and chips she's ever had. Service was great as well!
You'll want to try everything on the menu, and you won't be disappointed, My favorite is the fennel crusted tuna...
As always, very good. Start off with a dozen oysters and a nice glass of white.
Amazing food and service..........................
This was the first sit down in a restaurant meal in a long time that i truly enjoyed. The food was exceptional. Service was perfect. We haven’t wanted to return to a restaurant because of ehhhhhh experiences since covid began. I can’t wait to return for another fresh and innovative meal. Chris
My first experience at Liv's. Will definitely be back and will also be recommending this gem of a restaurant to my friends!
Good is always amazing!
We are always happy going to Liv's. The food is spectacular. The service is amazing.
Attentive service and well prepared food...
Food was spectacular as always, delicious and creative with excellent presentation. Great food experience!!
The grilled octopus and oyster sample were fantastic. Overall had a special birthday dinner here that exceeded all of our expectations.
Too many sandwiches and bite meals for a finer restaurant. Expected better selection of entrees
Kage, Thank you for the feedback. Unfortunately we have updated our menu offering to more casual bites because we have have to rely on takeout out and delivery during our current restrictions. We hope that you come back and give us a try later in the year when we return to our more extensive menu offerings.
OUTSTANDING food, warm service, lovely atmosphere. Amazing blue-cheese stuffed olive martini, mouth-watering fried oyster on celeraic slaw appetizer, perfectly cooked salmon over delicious fried rice, fennel crusted tuna... and off-the-hook Old Bay fries.
As always the food and staff were great. You have to try the claim chowder, to die for!
My first visit to Liv’s and she did not disappoint! The variety of oysters were outstanding and delicious. The clam chowder was out of this world- creamy with out being too dense. I will definitely be back.
Food was just delicious!! Loved everything we ordered especially the battered fish and chips and lobster risotto!!
Livs has quality food and drink also excellent service
Raw bar was awesome... oh and the cocktails! Will definately be back
Our third time, and certainly not the last. We travel from Norwalk CT to Old Saybrook and stay overnight just to dine here. EXCELLENT food, service, everything. Can't wait to go back.
The food was delicious! I especially love their truffle/ parmesan fries! Would definitely recommend this restaurant! A lovely evening!
It was delicious!
Delicious food and good prices! Always a pleasure to be here
Great Dinner at Liv’s, and are at the bar. Tuna steak with fennel was amazing!
Good meal, good service, and good ambience.
There were no 'specials' the night we were there and the menu is identical to what it was four years ago.
food and service was awesome we really enjoy this restaurant
Delicious food, had tuna tartare, oysters, shrimp tacos, braised short ribs and Philly cheese steak sandwich! And don’t forget the wonderful dessert that finished this delightful evening! Thanks Liv’s!
Never a bad meal at Liv’s! If you can sit at bar Brian the bartender is the best there is.
The raw bar specials are great. Service was very good and friendly from start to finish. The meal was tasty however very small portions (lunch size) for a dinner. Only three options for a dessert.
Overall very good.
Menu was fun, food was great, service was excellent! Will be back again soon!
A covid safe environment. Food and service are outstanding. The clientele has a choice for quiet, intimate dining or stimulating discussion with a friendly lot at the bar.
I have to get oysters and the variety and sauces are wonderful. I usually only think to get seafood here and it is great but my wife got the short ribs and they were also excellent!
Nice experience at Liv's. Awesome Oysters and a great meal. Good job at the bar with the plexiglass partitions also.
He had a great experience. The oysters were great and so was the service.
The oysters bar has a nice variety of shellfish which was attractively served on a platter with sauces.
The waitress was knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful in the menu selections.
You can order delivery directly from Liv's Oyster Bar using the Order Online button. Liv's Oyster Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 395-5577.
Liv's Oyster Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 1860 OpenTable diners.
Liv's Oyster Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/livs-oyster-bar/giftcards.
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.