Rappahannock Oyster Bar @ ROW DTLA

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Seafood
Exposed wood and concrete interiors of ROW DTLA’s historic produce terminal is the ideal setting for Rappahannock Oyster Bar’s first West Coast location. Nestled in LA’s Warehouse District, just blocks from the Arts District and Little Tokyo, ROW DTLA offers a West Coast spin on our East Coast heritage. With an emphasis on sustainability, locally sourced, ethically fished, and responsibly farmed ingredients, the menu draws inspiration from the people of L.A. and the bounty of fresh produce, fish, and meat sourced in Southern California.
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R
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every dish we had was excellent. We had a seafood tower, lobster roll, Brussel sprouts and apple cobbler for dessert along with beer and hot tea. Can't wait till going back.

OT
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it every time! Crab cake was ordered twice this meal and the house oysters can't be missed!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience1

It was my birthday and we included that in the notes and they didn’t do anything. Furthermore and more importantly, what kind of oyster bar has only 4 types of oysters.

CH
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love here so much with high quality food and great service!

D
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food but a little expensive for the portion size. Delicious though. One of the best lobster rolls I’ve had. The Brussels sprouts and the chorizo fried superb. Easy casual and cool

OT
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Post theater dinner in downtown LA, oysters, great reviews, what could be bad? Ninety minutes after we sat down to dinner, we left feeling disappointed. This Oyster Bar has so much potential which are unrealized and it needs a lot of work to get it to the point where it can be a real oyster bar. First, the oysters; a selection of only three varieties and were out of the remaining selection. A real oyster bar has a selection of many oysters from both oceans. Next, the kitchen; a well written but poorly executed menu. There were great ideas presented in the cooked food, but what came out of the kitchen was mostly tasteless and disappointing. Finally, the service; overall we felt ignored. There was one person who could take the orders, and several people who could deliver them, but only very slowly were we able to get things ordered and delivered. The staff really had no concept of their menu or wine list and were incapable of making serious recommendations of food or wine.
Clearly, this is a popular spot, but not for what it purports to be. This is not a place for either foodies or oyster lovers. This group will be disappointed.

H
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We were very specific about wanting our appetizers before our entrees, and two of the entrees came out with one of the appetizers. One in our party had to wait 20 minutes for her entree after the others had come. To the server’s credit, he apologized and said it was his fault (rare), and the restaurant comped is on the third entree. Food was very good and outdoor table lovely. Would go back, but they need to get their timing down.

CC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for large groups, specialty cocktails. Friendly staff, very accommodating.

D
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We LOVED Rappahannock. We sat outside (which is essentially in their parking/thoroughway street) with our dog and had a great, cozy dinner. The prices were very fair for how wonderful the food was. We luckily were there on Wednesday, $1 guest oysters! The Lobster Mac and Cheese was essential, the Lobster Roll was BIG, the crispy potatoes... more roasted than crispy. Overall, we will definitely be adding this to our list of go-to dog friendly date night spots.

P
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Rappahannock is a stylish restaurant that takes seafood to another level that is usual for most seafood restaurants. The ambience is quite stylish and the service was excellent. Our party appreciated the pace and service of the wait staff. Next time I intend to arrive early for one of their daily happy hours.

B
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good “hidden secret” Oyster Bar. Recommend highly!

DP
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice servers/staff and good food! A little slow on response time for additional drinks/food, but they totally made up for it with a free round of drinks for the table. Made it all better and we will be back for sure!!! Thank you for a wonderful evening!

JK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Unfortunately, the server was overbooked and we got our first round of oysters before getting our previously ordered bottle of wine. The food needs refinement. The octopus leg needs a better accompaniment than couscous. The tuna was too thick. But the biscuit was delicious.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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B
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Great dineL.A menu too!

SJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall everything including food was pretty good.
But the ROW DTLA (not related to the restaurant) area is still so quiet not that fun with lots of people at night even at weekend night, good to take pictures though, and looked like it will be better if I come when other stores are open during daytime.

OT
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Took advantage of dineLA for such a great value. We added 2 additional orders such as Oysters and Lobster MAC n Cheese. They were very generous with the lobster and very good! Ambiance is good and awesome service. To top it off 2 hours of free parking!

JP
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh food. Delicious! Love the atmosphere! Recommend!

w
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Love the vibe, the food was good, the oysters were the best. If you look at the review in infatuation, the menu has changed from when that was written. Oysters #1, Octopus #2, Biscuits #3

JS
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had previously stumbled upon this place during a visit to The Row and had a wonderful lunch. So we went back for my birthday. We were seated quickly, ordered a beverage, and settled on a couple of salads as well as a few oysters to start off the meal. Our server seemed a little distracted. Not sure if she was new or had something else on her mind as she had to ask us to repeat parts of our order. Then we anxiously awaited our oysters.....and waited.....and waited. Suddenly we saw an order delivered to the table beside us. They had come in after us, so we knew something was up. After a few minutes, their oysters were whisked away and we realized there was a mix up in the kitchen. A nice lady stopped by to apologize for the delay and let us know our oysters would be right out.

They arrived but with one sauce...and we had ordered two...and the the sauce that was included was not either of the ones we ordered. We flagged down our server, and after a few minutes someone delivered the proper sauces to us. Our server reappeared, apologized, and said they were sending out more oysters on the house. Great! Nice gesture!! Then those showed up with the wrong sauce...yet again. Only this time, we had to ask for the correct sauce twice, delaying out meal even further. Meanwhile, I saw our salads had already been made and were still sitting around, waiting to be brought to us. Once they were delivered, you could tell that they had been dressed for a while. Not only were some of the greens starting to wilt, the crunchy croutons were already a bit soggy. But overall, the salads did not disappoint despite having sat around while the oyster blunder was dealt with.

We really enjoy this place. Since our first experience was flawless, we are looking forward to returning again...hoping that the mistakes we encountered on this second visit were a fluke.

GE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is still one of those amazing LA secrets. Go now before the crowd finds it.

R
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and and interesting location with plenty of parking. Perfect for a summer night!

OT
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The boys of Rappahannock consistently deliver quality food and service.

g
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Here's the play by play.... tried the 3 different oysters - none were particularly good or bad .... biscuits took way too long to arrive - they were good, but a bit undercooked.... main courses were all outstanding, the shrimp and grits being the standout. The staff are very nice, but the service was spotty - too long to get drinks (great wine list though!), too long to get the biscuits, 3 main courses arrived together and had to wait 5 minutes for the fourth.

Overall a good experience - food was overall excellent - the hiccups in service are likely due to it being a new-ish restaurant. Would definitely go back.

GS
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s great fun for a foodie and catch up with a friend.

CM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service good, food dry and overcooked.

k
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Several items were unavailable on the menu and we were not notified until several minutes after ordering. Our server was really good and brought out extra appetizers to make up for it. Food was tasty and we all enjoyed ourselves. Highlights are the shrimp cocktail, beet salad, and lamb and clams.

RW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went here for brunch and the experience was very pleasant.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was amazing and very helpful and knowledgeable. I came in for the happy hour from 4-6 but didn’t get there until 545 and they let me order off of the happy hour menu the whole time I was there. The food was AMAZING. great experience

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great happy hour. But food wa

JL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Very nice feeling while having my birthday dinner with my family not crowded so we get to talk and have fun ! Thanks Much rappahannock oyster bar!

b
Los Angeles
207 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Casey was a nice and helpful server. The kampachi was excellent, the fried chicken with oyster stew was very tasty. The grilled trout was slightly overcooked. NOT dry but not moist.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service and very knowledgeable of their menu. The food and drink selection was ample. Everything from super Michelada to Oyster Sake sampler to Half Fried Chicken was amazing. Would recommend this restaurant.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, fresh seafood, love that they explain where everything comes from.

DD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood was amazing! Very fresh! Ordered the large seafood tower and was more than enough for me and my date. Great variety as well. Service was excellent. Wine recommendation was spot on. Would definitely recommend this place to my friends.

J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

It was our first time and we loved the place and the food. We went specifically for oysters and they were absolutely fresh and delicious. However , we were only able to have a taste of 6 of them, as they were out of them 3 hrs before closing time. They were also out of many other items on the menu, claiming that it had been a busy day. We will go back, hoping to really enjoy more than 6 little oysters..... at an oyster bar

R
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Cold seafood platter was good. The rest was just fair. Terrible shrimp and grits. Overpriced.

KS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I had a great experience here for my fiance’s birthday! Excellent food and excellent customer service!

S
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to meet a client outside of downtown. Enough diversity on the menu to satisfy all diets. Indoor outdoor seating options were appreciated and the new Row area gives a chance for discovery and conversation. Service was impeccable.

AA
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST oysters, so fresh. Servers always so nice and accommodating. Highly recommend this for happy hour, lunch and dinner!