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.

Specials

$1 Oyster Wednesdays

$1 oysters. All day Wednesday. Every Wednesday (excl. holidays). Until we run out. (Tax & gratuity not included).

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 27, 2019

Ends: November 28, 2118

Availability: Wed 11:00AM-9:00PM

Happy Hour 7 days a week

$1.50 oysters, $6 beer, $8 glasses of house wine, $10 daily cocktail, plus mini lobster rolls and a variety of hot and cold bites (tax & tip not included),

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 19, 2019

Ends: November 20, 2118

Availability: Sun 4:00PM-6:00PM
Mon 4:00PM-9:00PM
Tue-Sat 4:00PM-6:00PM

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rapphannock The Row DTLA was a delight! The service was lovely and informative, the ambiance was very New York and the 4 varieties of oysters that evening were distinct and tasted of all the flavors of the ocean/sea. The Rapp Burger/Happy Hour offering was surprisingly delicious; the lobster roll with the truffle mayo and caviar was over-the-top in a grand way; the crispy Brussel sprouts were well-seasoned, and the burrata/beet salad was huge, enough to share for 4 people, not just us 2! Congratulations to this little find and wishing Rappahannock Oyster Bar all the best!

D
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Came here for oysters - since it was the Sunday after Valentine’s Day they were out of most items on the menu including all lobster, their Rappahannock oysters, crispy oysters, shrimp, etc. we ordered the 2 types of oysters they did have left but there was no way to tell which was which once they arrived and we were unable to flag anyone down to point them out before eating them- after which we were pretty sure we only got one kind. Also ordered the crispy fingerlings which were not crispy- the remoulade served with them was the best part of the whole meal. Smoked trout deviled eggs were short on filling and each topped with 5 salmon roe which did nothing for the flavor and all in all were quite underwhelming. Would maybe try again if the full menu was available but not in any hurry to go back.

O
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Brunch! Food was amazing. Oysters, lobster benedict and shrimp with grits. Fun ambiance sitting outside. Service was outstanding.

GR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Valentine's Day specials they had were amazing to say in the least. Exceptional service and amazing flavors going on here. Couldn't recommend enough!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

THE SERVICE: To be fair, we went on Valentine's Day, which is one of the most impacted nights of the year for the food service industry. Knowing that, however, it was evident that they were not ready for that. We showed up 5 minutes early for our reservation and were fine with the idea of waiting about 10-20 mins. After 20-30 mins, we checked back in. Still nothing. Long story short, they complete forgot to call us and when we checked in again after an hour, the hostess had to run to the back to make sure the kitchen wasn't closed yet. We finally got seated only to find out several items on the menu were no longer available. Of course. I would say the hostesses were total amateurs, the waiter was good, the bus boy was actually amazing.

THE FOOD: We ordered 4 different oysters, only liked 1. The Endive & Persimmon Salad was good but needed more endive and less frisee. The Seared Scallop Special was good but couldn't help but feel it needed one more scallop and a lot less pea shoots, which are not easy to eat gracefully when you're on a date. But the RAPP Burger - delicious! And the fingerling potatoes are the best I've ever had. We didn't end up getting dessert because the only thing they had left was choc covered strawberries (meh). The bill was fair considering how much we ordered. We'd be willing to try them again, just not on a busy night.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I had a reservation. We waited over 30 mins to be seated. I had requested an outside table but they seated us inside at a booth. Wasn’t impressed. The people were nice though.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ate here on Valentine's Day. Service was great despite volume of guests and good coming out of the kitchen.

S
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and fresh. Oysters were perfect and Hamachi was my favorite. Shisito peppers and Shrimp and grits were delicious. The scallion biscuits with kimchee butter a must.

SL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We arrived at Union station on the train and had never been at this restaurant. Our driver entered the address, but we still spent a good 10 minutes trying to actually FIND it. Directions need to be provided in more specificity!

JA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My gf and I ventured downtown to try. We started by ordering a half dozen of all different kinds of oysters and a martini. The oysters were great, the martini not so much. They bartender probably doesn't make a lot of martini's and it showed. We then ordered the hamachi and smoked trout deviled eggs. The hamachi was good, they cover up the fish with way too much oil and vinegar (not the usual ponzu sauce), but still good. The deviled eggs were great. We had the special- fish tacos and they were very tasty. We also had the grilled octopus, which could be an outstanding dish, but the octopus was a day or two past it's peak freshness. The service and the place itself is not all that warm. Our server was fine, but not all that warm and friendly. The restaurant itself temperature was a bit cold as well. This place is def a solid 3, but not sure I would recommend a seafood place that is a solid 3 stars. It's not bad, it's good, but not great for sure.

R
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I loved the location. Who knew? The food overall was very good, however, did not like the oysters. Too salty and gritty.

J
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent unobtrusive service with excellent food. Had the ceviche with some oysters and of course lobster roll. Excellent as was the skirt steak sandwich. A must visit with validated parking.

d
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was wonderful, our waiter seemed pretty distracted and forgot a few items we ordered but the place is lovely and would return

EC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, and the location was really cool. I will definitely return.

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Freshest oysters I have ever had, great food not to heavy , it was suporbowl Sunday when we first went in there was some obnoxious people at the bar but that only last 10 minutes and than they left, all the employees were working hard and on point, really great experience will go back for sure

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Row is still fairly dead as a shopping area except for when smorgasburg is going on, but this little restaurant is quite a good reason to go there. The oysters are priced well and taste excellent. The dishes lean on the southeast Asian and Latin side of food. Think spicy and sour. Good food all around. Would go again.

k
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and ambience was perfect.

BG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

I have been several times but this time was disappointing. They were understaffed so although our wait person was friendly and knowledgeable, he barely had time to revisit our table to check on us. The normally delicious fingerling potatoes were cold, the eggplant is not accurately described on the menu and is basically a bunch of greens with undercooked and under seasoned eggplant at the bottom and the deviled eggs filling was gooey and tasted processed. The oysters were delicious but I wanted more taste from the other items as well.

KL
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Their oysters were really sweet and fresh. Just amazing.
Oyster chowder was so amazing as well. Overall, awesome quality food.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I went with a some coworkers for their dineLA lunch. Everything was great. They had outdoor seating which is a plus because one of my coworkers had her dog with her. The service was great and the food was delicious. I would come here again.

MM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience with delicious food. I highly recommend checking this place out!

JF
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Their Happy Hour is great and offers a good array of food, and you have to love $1.50 oysters thank you !

J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great raw bar with regionally specific oysters which is a cool idea. Nice spot easy parking. Meal was great. We had cobbler for desert and it missed the mark. If your gonna have 3 deserts on the menu they should all be good. And if your gonna do a simple cobbler there’s no reason not to kill it. We sent the first back as it was undercooked. We ate the other one that came out but it was also undercooked. Stick with the raw bar fair.

K
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Great oysters and great vibe! Love ROW DTLA and hope everyone takes the time to visit!

P
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully surprised. This place was open on NY day in the same area as Smorgasborg DTLA is held and they were the only ones open in the area but still pretty busy. The food was delicious and highly recommend the Salmon and Lobster roll. Salmon had skin on crispy on a fried green tomato (tasty for a person who doesn't like tomatoes) served with frisee salad. It was filling. Price was decent. There's a bar in same room small inside but ample seating on patio. Definitely coming back. There's boutiques all around to shop during normal business hours all enclosed/gated from the streets;safe but alot of parking all around inside complex.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing drinks. Amazing food. Amazing service.

P
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! Food was delicious and we will definitely go back

D
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and food!!! Nice area too!!! Service was great too!!!

CH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and food as always do! :-)

HD
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great raw scallops, tasty hamachi crudo, very informative waiter, nice find in an interesting anti-mall.

E
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I;m from the Chesapeake Bay and PICKY when it comes to oysters, and this place is the real deal. Great food, great cocktails, great service.

CS
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here often, and it never disappoints. For our table of 5, we shared the small seafood tower, about 2 dozen of the yummiest variety of oysters, the hamachi, 2 burgers (so juicy and tasty), and a burrata salad. We each had a specialty cocktail and wine. In heaven, and with the all-night happy hour pricing on a Monday night, a bargain! Service was, as usual, efficient and gracious.

HC
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We have visited all locations of this fantastic restaurants, some more than once, including this version at The Row DTLA. The only glitch during this visit was not being able to enjoy items from the lunch menu (only brunch was offers) and the menu item one of us favored was unavailable. Otherwise it was reliably great.

S
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is one of our favorite places. The seafood is incredibly fresh and the service is fantastic. It was my wife AND daughter's birthday and they really went out of their way to make the night special. The chef even gave my kid a little lesson about the differences in oysters!

SW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here to celebrate my friends birthday. We ordered the medium tower, smoke trout deviled eggs, shisito peppers, fingerling potatoes plus drinks for all of us along with getting a dozen oysters and a dozen shrimp (there was 4of us, we pigged out). Everything was exceptional! To top it off, they brought out two gluten free desserts for the birthday girls because of gluten allergies. Also amazing! Definitely will come back. The other thing I should mention is the wait staff was friendly and of service without an attitude. Highly recommend.

CT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Parking was plenty. Happy Hour was decent. Normal menu has a lot to choose from as well. Will go back for their oyster hour :)

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
34 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
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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