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
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Excellent food. Service is fine but not necessarily attentive or interested.
The Oysters were fantastic and the food was great. Service was prompt and friendly. Always have a great meal and evening at Liv’s.
Arrived during happy hour. Great deals on apps and drinks. Everything was delicious and fresh. Our server was professional and attentive. Highly recommend you can’t go wrong. Can’t wait for summer for the lobster rolls at Livs Shack!
Like Liv's a great deal. As a couple we are tough to please. One who doesn't eat meat, another who is Gluten Sensitive.
Love the Oysters and go often for those.....a plate of them with the Bay Fries are always a delight. The menu is a bit harder to navigate on the vegetarian side. The Chef likes bacon and it appears in and on a lot of items. Some you can remove, some not. He also tends to like spicy things. One trip the Butternut Squash soup was delicious but too hot as in spicy.
Overall the food is flavorful and we enjoy it there.
Not only was the food outstanding but the staff were helpful and suggested food and drink that made our night out special.
Great experience great food. Waiter was also great and knowledgeable. Was a refreshing experience being in the company of those that get it
Enjoyed the oyster sampler and the panzanella salad. I had the the yellowfin tuna and my husband had the special that night which was bacon wrapped monkfish. Drinks were very good and atmosphere was warm. Server was fantastic. Highly recommend. Stopped here before seeing a show at the casino and will visit again.
Livs was fabulous!
Food was great!
Hostess Nadeen makes us feel at home!
Waitstaff was knowledgeable and attentive.
We love livs!
The dining room was clean and well appointed, the service was absolutely outstanding, and all of our courses were amazing.
Oysters are always a must. Arugula mushroom salad was awesome with bits of bacon. The pear crumble with a scoop of ice cream was fantastic. I’d recommend this place anytime. It was a great date night.
Dinner was exceptional which it always is.
Food and service were outstanding. Kat was our server and she was great!
Loved our evening at Liv’s. Everyone loved their meal. Each cooked superbly. Our waitress Sam was fantastic as well. Couldn’t have asked for more.Highly recommended
food and service excellent. Restaurant lacks ambience and the front seating was more like a cafeteria searing. New Years eve celebration was too low key. Restaurant could have tried to make it festive.
Overall very good attentive service, accommodating with changing the time for the reservation in a a busy night, but when I asked for a simple green salad they could not provide. This should be a staple, like asking for bread.
A true dining experience from the impeccable service to the perfection to detail and taste of the food!!!
Livs is awesome!
Food is great!
I truly like Liv's, however, I find the portions are extremely small for the price you pay. We got the beef tenderloin, with mash potatoes and green beans. Lucky my husband and I are not big eaters. We paid 42.00 for two small pieces of beef, a smear of mash potatoes and about 10 green beans.
I was having dinner with a friend and I ordered Tacos as a main. They came out cold so I sent them back - when they were returned half the order was still cold. The waitress was great and the manager was very helpful which has to be noted. I will go back again.
Every bite of food was amazing.
I go to Livs often just for the mushroom truffle salad because I love it. This time I added the duck breast and it was absolutely perfectly cooked and melt in your mouth.
I also had the butternut squash soup which was so delicious it’s my new fave!
Drinks were great and service attentive!
We dine at Liv’s a few times a year. This last visit was , as expected, very good indeed. The service was spot on. The noise level was spirited. The fresh oysters, great cocktails and delicious entrees (chorizo encrusted cod and a very well prepared duck breast dish) made for a great pre-Holiday dining experience.
Delicious and and great service! We will definitely be back!
Our party of four arrived in time to enjoy a couple dozen oysters at a "happy hour" special of a Buck-A-Shuck! That, along with a wonderful martini, got the evening off to a fantastic start. Our entrees were outstanding with nothing but smiles from everyone at the table. We liked the changes to the menu since not all of us at the table were seafood fanatics. Atmosphere was enjoyable and the service was excellent. A wonderful evening.
Everything was delicious-mussels and truffle fries are always a treat. Service was outstanding.
I had never berry yo Liv's before. We sat in the first room near the bar in a booth. It was very quiet due to just a few booths and tables but very distanced from other tables - Great! It was a Wednesday night and the bae seats were full with people enjoying the $1.00 raw clams, oysters and mussels offered between 4- 5:30pm. The bar seat=s were nicely partitioned with clear plexiglass. Our waitress was outstanding and said she had been there since March. Very helpful and knew the menu cold. With two glasses of wine and an entree it averaged $71.00 per person but the food was excellent and prepared exactly as requested. I enjoyed going on a quiet night as the back dining room tables are closer together and the noise level was moderate so we could hear easily. I will definitely go back!
It's hard to find a combination of nice/casual and very good food. This is our third time at Liv's in the last couple of months, and they've consistently had both good food and service. We brought a picky family last time, and each found something they liked very much. A miracle! Highly recommended for pre-show, too.
We had a fantastic dinner at Liv’s last night! We haven’t been there in quite a while but I must say it was the best meal we have had around the CT shoreline in a long time, and we dine out a decent amount. Food and service were amazing. We will definitely be back. The only thing I would change/ suggest is that they dim the lighting a bit during dinner as it was a little bright and I personally find lighting to be important in setting a nice evening out mood. But other than that it was really perfect!!
After a concert dining’
Very helpful and accommodating!
An incredibly good vibe with delicious food and great wine! Will definitely be coming back. It was my one year anniversary with my boyfriend and they treated us so well and gave us a gift card on the way out! So sweet and unexpected
The four of us all commented on how delicious our meals were. Excellent service as well. Noise level was very high at first (7:00 dinner) but it diminished by the time we left.
The Meal was flawless beginning to end.
Excellent food, terrific flavors and very attentive service.
Liv’s never ever fails to impress! We love Brian, who’s friendliness always makes us smile. The bartender, who’s name I forget, was also just amazing. She was so professional, warm and friendly that the experience was wonderful. Alex the oyster guy is also amazing. A+ all around.
Always delicious, staff is great and nice atmosphere!
The food is always delicious! Best chowder around. Unique menu with the freshest ingredients. Love it!
We returned to Liv’s about a month ago and then on 11/27. Both times the food and service were very good. The first time we were in the first room next to the raw bar on a Friday night . The noise level was fine. On the recent visit we requested the main dining room. The tables were full and close together. The noise level was significant, but to be expected in a full dining room. We had to lean into each other to hear (we were all over 65). I only mention it so that others will be aware. Our server was attentive and pleasant, the only hitch being at the end of the meal when we had received the check, we had to wait to pay. Since the dining room was not full at that point I guess they didn’t need the table and weren’t in a rush. Overall we would return.
The whole experience, food, value, and service was exceptional. We will return.
Great service, food and drinks. The quality and entire experience is as good as ever. We have been coming since 2006!
Great night. I understand staffing is a challenge. Took about 10-13 minutes to get our first drink order. Which is ok since it seemed short on staff the night before thanksgiving.
The team is excellent. And the food was excellent.
Would always suggest the service a sauce with the tacos given the are a bit dry.
The service pace picked up after happy hour bar crew left.
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 4.8 stars by 2035 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.