Lucas Local Oyster Bar Woodfire Cookery

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Seafood
Welcome, Lucas Local Oyster bar offers a unique and creatively delicious seafood- centric menu. We source most of our products from the New England region based on seasonality and availability. No worries non seafood lovers we have you covered with amazing comfort food that will make you crave Lucas Local just the same. Our staff will welcome you and bring you on board to sail with us. Chef Brett Mitchell and his team will dazzle you with perfectly prepared food that expresses passion and a love for the culinary arts. Come join us and have a great experience.
Vince Cappelletti-Captain

Specials

LUCAS LOCAL OYSTER BAR HAPPIEST HOURS

$1.25 Oysters $8 crafty cocktails, $5 vino, $5 craft drafts

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 18, 2018

Ends: December 19, 2117

Availability: Sun 4:00PM-5:45PM
Tue-Fri 4:00PM-5:45PM

What 299 People Are Saying
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AB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The special tonight was outstanding: a filet mignon sliced and served with a red wine Demi glace , accompanied by indescribably good mashed sweet potatoes and Woodfire grilled asparagus. I started the meal with oysters on the half shell from PEI and New Brunswick. What could be better!

JH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly, accommodating staff. Delicious oysters. Grilled octopus was tender and smoky. Burger cooked to a perfect rare, not overcooked. Brioche bun surprisingly light and airy. Flavored butter with wonderful rustic bread. Delicate batter on fried calamari with no grease. My guests even raved about the dressing on the salad. A great bottle of sauvignon blanc for $20 (happy hour special). Every one I bring here loves the charming atmosphere, staff, and food.

R
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great seafood shack (feels more like an antique home) and a welcomed venue to Newtown. It's quirky with a current vibe for people looking for a much less typical dining experience.

DW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The food is excellent. Atmosphere is lovely albeit a little on the loud side. Service was just okay.

AB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There’s not much better than oysters and a lobster roll at Lucas Local!

RA
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing! This is now one of our top favorites. Drinks were excellent and the desserts could feed a family of four! Fantastic atmosphere. We cannot wait to go back again.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife’s birthday! This is going to be one of our favorites from now on.....

TB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great place for date night. The musician and some couples getting up to dance definitely added to the ambiance. Hostess and wait staff are very helpful and pleasant making my 1st visit to your establishment very enjoyable.

DL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome food, the oysters outstanding
try the flourless chocolate cake unbelievable !!!

GF
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The mussels were exceptional. The Lobster on the risotto was of the highest order. The risotto was not quite as good, in that the dish was overly spiced (IMO) and seemed to have been rushed as it was not as "creamy" as tradition dictates. The Artic Char was perfectly prepared and well presented with sauce and potatoes and plated. The flourless Chocolate cake was a best ever; creamy and deeply flavorful. I definitely plan to return.

M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience
Great food, great service in a contemporary ambiance.
What more can you ask for?!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the service given by David and the atmosphere complemented the phenomenal food!

c
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great oyster starter-good drinks and food -ice cream dessert perfect topper

m
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly, attentive service in an energetic atmosphere. Great selection of oysters at the rawbar, the burger with bacon jamb was a big hit, and the octopus appetizer received high rankings as well. We almost made the mistake of not ordering desert as the chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich was big enough for four of us. A little bit pricey, but a fun night out for sure.

TT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We all enjoyed the oysters and our meals. Staff was super friendly and the restaurant is very pleasant. The only complaint is it’s a little noisy and difficult to carry on a conversation. It got better as the crowd thinned out a bit.

J
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place!!!!

r
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

food was delicious...saw the mussels my husband ordered in September Connecticut magazine...
I dipped bread in pesto liquid...yummy

BS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to LOBWC on a Saturday night. I am in a wheelchair and noted that on the reservation. I received a call before we went to tell me the best way to enter. They were working on the little details even before we arrived.
The food was excellent. I had clams and the lobster roll. I would order both again. My wife had the cheese app and scallops and enjoyed both. The service was fine and the cost was fair.
I would absolutely recommend LOBWC.

a
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Rather loud and had to almost shout but we had a great time anyway. Risotto with lobster was fantastic and so was the Rhode island clam chowder

JT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent as always and our food was phenomenal! We got oysters which were all so tasty and fresh. My husband got the summer risotto with lobster, which was delicious. I got the "cod is king" on a potato cake and it was soooo good. Highly recommend! We've always loved the food but this time it was truly exceptional.

ES
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful and special meal! Very creative and original dishes. Food was fresh, delicious, and unique. Chef is very talented. Beautiful presentation. Thoroughly enjoyed all five dishes we ordered. Our server, David, could not have been more professional, helpful, or gracious. We will absolutely be back and heartily recommend. So excited to find this gem!

ST
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great. Overall experience was great

F
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was delicious, Oyster quite expensive but yummy. Drinks good and good sized. Seats not comfortable, 2 people in our party complained their backs hurt.

T
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it
The only thing is the chairs
Not very comfortable and too low

AN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and the ambiance was just great. Will definitely go again

RA
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service; pricey and noisy Seating suboptimal but we definitely will come back

GT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great tasting food! Putting most of all their dishes on the grill with hickory, apple or cherry wood smoking underneath, creates a flavor explosion. A little pricey, if they reduced their prices by 15% to 20%, it would make this place more than just a special occasion restaurant.

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Final family dinner before my brother and I went back to college. Amazing experience and fresh food as usual!

a
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I am a big fan of Lucas. When my sister wanted to take us out for our anniversary, I identified it as one of my favorite restaurants, but not last night. First, the good parts. We had good service to start and having chosen to sit outside, it wasn’t noisy even on Friday night. The appetizers—raw oysters, chowder, and mussels were all delicious. That’s the end of the good part. They have a limited menu, but last night there were out of scallops (yup, out of scallops in ct on a Friday night. It wasn’t a huge loss for me because while I appreciate inventiveness, pomegranate and mango powder just didn’t appeal anyhow as the scallop preparation. They were also out of the only thing that really appealed to me to try on the menu—crab blossom tempura. I love cod, but the pan seared cod had mozzarella cheese....might have been wonderful but didn’t appeal to me. The special fish preparations were both poached or steamed. I would have loved a grilled or pan-seared choice. We settled on splitting an oyster po boy and an orecchiette with shrimp. The pasta was completely unremarkable and I assumed my sister must have gotten all the oysters in the po boy. I had two in a mammoth piece of unremarkable bread. She said she thought she only had two also, and they couldn’t have been out of oysters! The dessert seemed to never come, so they did kindly comp it without our asking, which I sincerely appreciate, but it was also bizarre. It was supposed to be poached peaches and vanilla ice cream. There was possibly a tablespoon of ice cream and it was covered in sour cream (not creme fraiche). Neither was mentioned in the oral description and the waitress who took over for the first pleasant one wasn’t really with it or else the kitchen did her a great disservice. Again it was nice that they comped the dessert, but there is nothing inexpensive about Lucas. The oyster are 2.75 a piece and the wine runs 12 to 15 a glass. I was embarrassed to have suggested it.

J
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love Lucas Local. Sarah, bartender is the best!

Q
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Please Lucas Local - you are almost perfect. I just really wish you would put cushions on your chairs. The food is great, the service was wonderful - but those chairs are just not helping the enjoyment of the food and service. This was my first time to your place. I have heard complaints of the chairs in the past - which has pretty much kept me and my husband away. We dine across the street all the time and I went this time with my daughter to your restaurant. Like I said - it was wonderful - but my tush was killing me from sitting on those hard chairs. Do yourself and your customers a HUGE favor - get seat cushions! Thanks D

AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best oysters around! Staff are delightful, oyster shucker was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful, oysters were ice cold, fresh as could be, sweet, succulent...ate 45!!!! Could eat 45 more! Friend had the Woody burger, and it was insanely good. Highly recommend. Great spot!

J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The oysters here are excellent ... nice variety, very well shucked (detached meat, no sand or shell), well served. The food in general is very good as is the service. Last visit the noise level was so high my ears hurt. Previous visit the air-conditioning was not working and it was extremely hot.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh oysters and seafood. Outstanding and friendly service.

KL
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was delicious, service and atmostphere was great! A little expensive, but overall we will go back!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good. The drinks were not good.

LA
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb! The food was absolutely divine. What a creative menu that is delightful for any palate. We were visiting from NYC and stumbled upon Lucas. We will definitely be returning soon! Needless to say Lucas surpassed some of the top restaurants in NYC. The food, drinks, service and ambience is excellent! Highly recommended.

l
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Thought this was going to be a special dining experience but turned out to be just ok. Not quite sure how the decor fits with an Oyster Bar. Tables were a bit small, unbalanced and and not terribly comfortable. Started with mussels which were very good. Both my wife and I had the risotto as our entree, hers with shrimp, mine with lobster. Portions of seafood were modest and price by comparison, expensive. Lobster was $36 and not much given. Wine selection is limited. Nothing bad about the place but not that special place we were looking for and the menu choices are limited.

M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience.
Professional wait staff, Consistently good food
What can you ask for!

JH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We, and all guests who have joined us, love the cozy feel and décor. The oysters are always excellent. The dishes are given a unique spin to them and are delicious. The staff is always so friendly. I have to give special thanks to our waiter and the kitchen on this visit due to over the top accommodations of two 6 year old grandchildren with multiple food allergies. The staff was wonderful. The food great. Our favorite place.

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