Rappahannock Oyster Bar @ ROW DTLA

4.6
266 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Support Rappahannock Oyster Bar @ ROW DTLA during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 266 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
JS
JakeS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The area is great. Amazing place for a nice night out. Food came out quick and delicious. I had the lobster roll, it was very tender and tasted great.

D
Desiree
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oysters, hamachi and ceviche were delicious. We had a wonderful night out.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the most splendid Saturday afternoon. The outdoor patio was super fun. The freshest and most flavorful of dishes, one after the next. The staff was great with wonderful positive energy. Will definitely go back. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

SM
SarahM
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Met up with a friend here for the first time since the pandemic. We were really looking forward to catching up over some oysters and wine, which we did. However, the service was so poor it was distracting from our catch up as we had to focus on getting the waiter's attention so we could finish ordering and also so we could get our food. I would say this was possibly because they were short-staffed and having a hard time hiring, which is such an issue right now BUT everyone around was being served in a much more normal timely manner so it felt like we'd been forgotten. All the food was delicious (oysters, ceviche, lobster roll, and watermelon and cucumber salad). Their homegrown east coast river oysters were super mild so I preferred their home grown east coast ocean oysters and their west coast offering. The ceviche is SPICY. All in all I would go back hoping for better service to have more of their oysters and try some other menu items.

G
karenG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! The mahi mahi was absolutely phenomenal! Will definetly be returning

j
vipjdsoda
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy eating here --and all the people I have brought to this restaurant have liked it as well...

CF
ChristopherF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

They were out of a significant number of items listed on the menu. I was embarrassed that I brought friends there.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Now bringing all my family and friends haha. Love this place so much. They take pride in their food and the energy of the space. Always a good time.

CA
ColleenA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, friendly staff. Overall a wonderful lunch experience. Recommend the lobster roll!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Service was awful. Food was super average and overpriced for what it was

t
thedaywetravel
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is diverse, and the food is delicious! We especially loved the raw bar: both the oysters and bay scallops were fresh and satisfying. Outdoor seating was great. A definite neighborhood gem and we shall return!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure.

TS
TinaS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great; friendly host, attentive server.
Covid safe. They cleaned every table thoroughly after every service.
Food. We ordered a medium shellfish tower and asked them to replace the clams with oysters and charge us for the difference. They were accommodating and the seafood was really fresh! Cooked seafood items were cooked and marinated perfectly. Nothing was overdone or overly salty. Just perfect!
Location. located in The Row so super safe even though it's really close by skid row. I love that we can go early and shop around before our reservation.
I highly recommend this place and would def come back.

LJ
LeighJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing venue and oysters

KB
KimB
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food! Oysters were fresh and tasty! Would love if they brought back oyster happy hours. Lobster quesediila was delicious but definately should share as it is huge. Ricky was attentive and friendly. Will definitely return.

L
vipLovepaso
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love love having lunch here. Food is yum yum yum!!! Food and drinks are slow to come out...but I give them a pass bc it’s a great place to relax, food is generous and delicious and they don’t rush you at the table. Will be back again for sure!

j
juliea
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible! Matched all the photo’s I saw online before I dined at Rappahannock - both visually and in taste! Our server Myra was the kindest, and the service and speed was all around impeccable. Will be most definitely going back!

J
Jazzan6
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here to celebrate our wedding anniversary! It was an awesome pick of restaurant. Lots of yummy food and great service!

DM
DanielM
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch at Rappahannock was amazing! I took my fiance and we enjoyed the fresh raw oysters with a wonderful Italian Rose. I highly recommend this oyster bar.

k
vipkatheet
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED this place! Highly recommend. Service was geat!

SM
vipStarMichelin90210
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat, from the fresh oysters to the burrata and beet salad not to mention the lobster roll that will leave you wanting more, it was phenomenal. Covid-Safe with beautifully arranged patio, perfect for a date night. I will return!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outdoors and had the best service. Food was delicious from the Tower , entrees and desserts!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Wilson’s dishes are delicious and this is my go to spot. Servers are fun, great vibe.

KP
KevinP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Made reservation for 5:30 for 2. We didn't get seated till 5:45. After getting seated no one approached us for another 15 minutes to take our order. Luckily the oysters are fantastic.

J
Jboboli
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch at Rappahannock. Food was delicious and the service was excellent. Highly recommend the super michelada to get things started.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was lovely and the food was amazing. We'll be back!

AE
AndyEK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is perfect for a late brunch date! Shrimp lobster quesadilla was the bomb. Oysters were also good. I liked the sweet version better

JC
vipJaniceC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The lobster burger, the poutine, and the oysters were amazing! The steak, not so much, a little rubbery. But I would eat there again. Just wish more things were happening in the area

EJ
ElderJT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Besting in Class hospitality. Small cafe vibes. Price point was fair, and quality superb. I will return.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely place with a Wonderful too notch waiter in a really unique setting. Will totally go again.

J
Jbendo
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant is not shy with their lobsters. Definitely going back for some more Lobster Mac & Cheese. Great staff which made the food taste better.

MK
MKLH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely Mother’s Day brunch. The oysters yummy. We had lobster Benedict, with a vary large portion of lobster, shrimp tacos. And chicken and waffles for the none seafood eater. So very delicious. It was so nice to be outside, and the Churro desert was over the top! We really enjoyed it! Definitely will go back

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great food and great setting. Had the lobster Mac &cheese, fried oyster tacos, shrimp tacos and the amazing super michiladas.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was looking forward for the lobster roll and it didn’t disappoint . My husband ordered the quesadilla lobster and that was as los delicious !! Our waitress was really nice and helpful . I’ll definitely go back .

IG
IanG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was truly amazing. Even though we had to wait a little longer than our reservation, the host was very accommodating and respectful of our time (and even brought us a glass of wine to enjoy while we waited). If you go you need to get the lobster roll—easily one of the better rolls I’ve ever eaten in my life (and I went to college in Boston).

F
vipFrancy304
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my best meals in DTLA. The service was exceptional as well.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Order anything off of the menu, you won’t be disappointed. Oysters are always fresh and taste amazing. Hard not to order more than a couple dozen when we visit.

CK
CarolineK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool spot. Great food. wish they had a bigger selection of wine. all fish was very good

OT
OpenTable Diner
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was 1/10. Terrible. Had to wait 30 mins past the time of our reservation, and then it took another 20 mins for a server to take our order. Oysters were good but there were pieces of the shell in some of them. :(

Lobster roll was great.

Will not rush to come back, but will give them the benefit of the doubt and hope to have a better experience if I ever return.

A
Alohaalways
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my friends birthday with a wonderful meal here. The lobster roll and oysters were soooo good! Loved the salads and sides. I tried the steak special and it was excellent. I even got a lobster roll to go! Great food and great service.

FAQs

Rappahannock Oyster Bar @ ROW DTLA offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 435-4004.

Rappahannock Oyster Bar @ ROW DTLA is rated 4.6 stars by 266 OpenTable diners.

Rappahannock Oyster Bar @ ROW DTLA does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.rroysters.com/store/products/rappahannock-oyster-bar-gift-card-los-angeles-ca?taxon_id=9.

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.