Rappahannock Oyster Bar @ ROW DTLA

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

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

D
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
47 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

DP
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mukbang Evethang

B
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! Great dineL.A menu too!

SJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh food. Delicious! Love the atmosphere! Recommend!

w
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Orlando
31 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The boys of Rappahannock consistently deliver quality food and service.

g
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

CM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Service good, food dry and overcooked.

k
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great happy hour. But food wa

JL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

DD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

S
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
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.

AA
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
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!

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 !

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.

CO
San Francisco
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.

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!

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!

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

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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