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.
Mussel Night$16.00 per person
Multiple dates availableJoin Us on Fridays for Mussel Night! One Pound of Mussels, Choose From 3 Different Sauces and Either Liv's Fries or Old Bay Fries.
Buck A Shuck 4-5:30
Multiple dates available
Tue - Fri 4:00 PM - 5:30 PMJoin Us 4-5:30 for $1 Clams and Oysters of The Day!
- 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
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.
Even in a very difficult-COVID-19- environment Livs continues to offer excellent meals prepared and served by a dedicated staff!
We went early on New Years Eve and had a fantastic dinner. Drinks, food and service were all very good.
The food and the service were incredible! As always Liv's didn't disappoint between entree choices and taste. Can't wait to go back! Had the General Tso Tacos, BLT salad and Apple Crisp for dinner and every bite was amazing.
The fried oysters were amazing! We're going back again this week!
Adorable setting with gorgeous black and white photos of Liv as a little girl at the beach, fabulous creative seafood and warm, helpful wait staff and hostess- thanks for a memorable dinner Nadine!!
This was our second time here in two weeks. We really love Liv’s Oyster Bar! Everything we have had has been fresh and delicious! The description of their oysters could NOT be more spot on, right down to every adjective. The parsnip soup was to die for and the Sesame Crusted Salmon was cooked to perfection and delicious. The cocktails are all incredibly tasty libations, with creative ingredients. Also, the Martini with their homemade stuffed blue cheese olives? Wow. We also tried their white chocolate mousse dessert and it was perfect for two, even if your stuffed. Ha, not to mention, it is unique and scrumptious. We really love the food here and will make it back here on a regular basis.
Wonderful Black Friday meal after a long day of shopping. Clam chowder was great. Scallop entree was probably best I ever had.
Great oysters and octopus and the pasta was fantastic as was the scallops.
Nadine is an amazing hostess/manager. I felt socially distanced and safe. The food was exceptional and the service on point.
Another solid meal all around. Highly recommend the oysters.
As always, the food here is stellar and the cocktails are inventive and delicious! I had the octopus appetizer, and I've only had octopus that competes with Liv's in Manhattan! Amazing! An excellent wine list also.
Beautiful Dinner - great service !
The clam chowder was delicious.
Very Good overall! Food and drinks were excellent. Dessert not so much.
I would go back.
Always great food. Formal or casual. Lunch or Dinner.
Livs has done a great job of distancing tables, wearing masks and adding the BLT salad from their Shack menu to the Oyster Bar menu' The oysters are always fresh and perfectly shucked, the Old Bay fries are hot & delicious - and that is what I have every time we go - my partner has mussels, oysters, Caesar salad, and whatever else he can eat - it is always delicious and one of our favorite dinners out for date night -
Such an amazing evening. Food and service was outstanding. We will definitely be back!
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 1849 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.