Rappahannock Oyster Bar @ ROW DTLA

4.6
60 reviews
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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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Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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AA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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SH
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great oyster happy hour and all day on mondays would go again !

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a
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to rappahonnock on a beautiful Sunday in LA. I sat outside and drank a fabulous rosé. Bacon Gravy!!! Biscuits!!!
Filet mignon tacos, shrimp n grits, bacon and eggs, smashed fingerling potatoes. Everything was perfect. Thank you very much.

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CO
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Nice looking place. Oysters were great. Service was fine, I felt bad for him because he had to come to us so many times to let us know that they either ran out of, or didn't have the food item and/or wine we ordered. Seemed like about half of the wine list wasn't available, and pretty much the same with the food. We went with expectations of having seafood, and got stuck with burgers... I likely will not return.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated quickly. Food was great. Even accommodated a special request from the bar and gave us great suggestions!

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W
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a spectacular restaurant. Went here on Valentine's day and my girlfriend and I really enjoyed this place. Location was nice, food was awesome, and the service was great! If you want to take someone on a dinner date, this place is a must!

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome happy hour, $1.50 oysters and other happy hr snacks. Lovely service and great ambience

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OT
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Rappahannock while visiting Los Angeles. We were blown away. The food was fantastic, the location unique and the service impeccable. Have already recommended to our family in LA and will return when we’re back in town.

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SA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service there is outstanding! The bar tender is very attentive and has a lot of knowledge about the food being served as well as the local shops and sights to see

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g
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here 2 times within a weekend, once with my girls, the next time with my husband. The customer service, food, and ambiance were on-point both times! The restaurant gives multiple options on the reservation site to sit in different places in the dining room, so refreshing. There is not a bad seat in the place. Oysters are super fresh, with yummy and creative sauces. Happy hour was a super value. A perfect date day/night with whomever you want to walk around with, talk,shop and then go eat great food.

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SB
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time and definitely won't be our last

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N
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Wow!!! Foods were excellent!!!! Great ambience! Lots of great things to see!

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WS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Brilliant cuisine with attentive staff. Perfect place to dine prior to an art exhibit, plus we hit happy hour with our early reservation! All thumbs up...

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu and amazing staff. Will definitely go again.

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JL
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I was extremely disappointed that the star attraction of this oyster bar, the oysters, were so inedible. Not fresh, extremely fishy, and slimy in my mouth - not at all the experience one should have (particularly with an east coast oyster). The most disturbing part is that one of their limited choices is one of my FAVORITE varieties of oyster, Olde Salts, tasted so slimy and disgusting, I had to spit one out. I eat them twice a week elsewhere and they are briney and smooth and amazing. I have no clue how this restaurant has received so much praise...the food was just completely atrocious. The only time I've ever paid for $72 in food just to leave and eat elsewhere the same night.

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SS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Oysters were excellent. Entrees were good, not great. I had the trout and my girlfriend had the carne asada fries. The trout was a nice large piece of fish, but it didn’t have much taste. Her steak was quite good, and the fries made from corn meal we’re really tasty. We also ordered the kimchi biscuits, which were good (although they didn’t have a strong taste of kimchi). We enjoyed it all with a nice bottle of vouvray. (Note that the drinks menu is wine and beer.)

My only gripe was that our entrees came out while we were still eating our oysters. We ordered two dozen oysters as a starter, so obviously that was going to take a little while. Server or the kitchen should have timed things better. Only other point I’ll make is that the restaurant is rather small. It wasn’t busy when we were there, but I’d imagine that things get a little tight at busier times.

Overall, this is definitely a good place to eat. The staff was very attentive. The atmosphere is nice. And the oysters steal the show!

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J
Los Angeles
63 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brunch on Sundays! Very good! Great drink menu as well as overall menu for brunch. We tried the burger which was great as well as the fabulous breakfast burrito.
Next time, we will come back with a group to share the seafood appetizers before the main courses. Location is great as well. Good people watching, fun location, things to do after brunch!

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FO
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Rappahanock is located in a new DTLA développement called the Row. It’s a beautiful setting but we went on a saturday night and the surroundings just felt deserted. The restaurant was far from being packed too. Because of that the athmosphere here was a bit underwhelming at first but the waiters were very nice and ready to help. There is a wine specialist which is very nice, he recommended a Mexican Chardonnay that was not on the menu and we were not disappointed. Oysters were delicious, so were the shishito peppers and the burger.
Overall a place to recommend, it’s probably gonna get crowded soon as soon as people get the word.

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JG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience. We went for brunch. From the starters tk the wine and dinner everything was great. The biscuits were amazing. However the service was even better. Everyone was attentive and helpful

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J
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Stopped by for Brunch and had a great time. The service was just a tad slow, but all the staff were very welcoming and friendly and the food was amazing. Definitely a great and affordable place to stop if you like seafood and are looking for a casual place to relax. Patio was fantastic, and right in the middle of the ROW shopping district.

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k
Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and wonderful service! Best scallops I've ever had.

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C
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our lunch on the patio was lovely, except for the big truck that idled nearby the entire time.
Delicious oysters, great lobster roll, and 2 nice salads! Will return, but may sit inside next time.

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D
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious! Highly reccomend the grilled octopus, hamachi, and lamb & clams entree. Service was decent and atmosphere was beautiful. A bit hard to find in the evening, as you have to enter the ROW DTLA complex from Alameda and walk a little bit to get to the actual restaurant. The ROW DTLA is still under construction and nothing around it so after dinner you don't really have anywhere to go besides away from the area that the restaurant is in! If you take a Lyft be sure to be dropped off at Alameda & Center - do not use their address LOL

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CG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent spot for lunch at ROW DTLA. Fresh oysters and a fantastic lobster roll were standouts. A wider cocktail choice would be great but the wine list was fantastic, so no problems there.

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CS
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had Sunday brunch on a very warm day that heated up quickly to the high 80's. The restaurant accommodated our desire for a more shady and cool table outside. The service overall was outstanding.and the food was good. My Caesar salad with beef was zesty and nicely tart; more greens would have balanced the flavors better. My son's shrimp and grits was a little too sauced but tasty. The hamburger was juicy and flavorful. My husband's Lobster Benedict had generous helpings of lobster, with fried green tomato instead of bread, yummy.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was impeccable and the environment is cozy without being too romantic. You can sit at the bar to watch games or outside in their patio area.

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A
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic seafood in a relaxed, bright setting. We visited on a weekday lunchtime when the complex was very quiet. There are a few tables outside but the interior is bright and airy so we chose to sit inside in one of the booths, which still had the feel of being outside. Our server was excellent and very helpful and informed. The oysters were all fresh and varied in taste so definitely try them all. The lobster roll is one of the best I've had, despite being with mayo rather than butter but thankfully the mayo was sparingly used. I'll be heading back to Rappahannock DTLA soon.

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PS
Los Angeles
408 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

For an "oyster bar", the selections are very poor, and their "seafood towers" are joke. Nothing special. Rather spend the money at The Water Grill.

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CS
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A wonderfully comfortable space with easy access and parking. Several eating places around if you want drinks, coffee or dessert elsewhere. Vibe is fun, and the smorgasbord of oysters, though pricey, were yummy.

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MR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Highly recommend. Went with a party of 6, we all loved our dishes. Great oysters. Can't say enough great things about this place.

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s
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved Rappahannock. Excellent food in a very cool setting at The Row. The oysters were outstanding, as was the burger.

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AM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 4

I made dinner reservations at 9:45 and the kitchen was closing so I had to hurry up to order. The waiter tried to make up for it and was kind but I went there to celebrate my birthday and the minute I’m seated I’m told the kitchen needed my order immediately. They shouldn’t take reservations 15 minutes before closing.

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M
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service. The dishes are all so unique, creative, and delicious! Our favorites were the scallops, oysters, uni-corn, octopus, and cookies. Went with my husband, in-laws, and uncle and everyone was so impressed! Highly recommend this restaurant, especially for happy hour!

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A
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch. Will be back. Biscuits, oysters omg

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CC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My husband and I love oysters and I had read about this restaurant and oyster bar. The server was very knowledgeable and recommended the right kind of oysters to us. We will return with oyster loving friends.
Otherwise the menu is limited, so not for everyone. Loved the decor.

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LR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My absolutely favorite restaurant now. It was so amazing - the scallops deviled eggs and Brussels sprouts were outstanding, with the most amazing sauces. The oysters were wonderful with amazing sauces and fresh horseradish’s when we requested it. The wine list was perfect. The service, from the bus person to the waitperson were welcome in, gracious and helpful - just perfect. The ambience - the interior was beautiful but we sat on the patio - was so beautiful and relaxing. Most appreciated was that the tables were not “on top” of each other but were separated enough for privacy of conversation. While beautiful, delicious, original and fantastic there was no pretension whatsoever. This is just a fabulous restaurant and will now be a regular for us, for sure.

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O
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crispy oysters, good wine, outdoors. A little hard to find but worth it.

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A
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Erven and his team are superb. The Rapp Burger was incredible, and their oysters were the freshest, crispest & briniest as any I've had.

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LP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Will definitely eat here again.

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