Rappahannock Oyster Bar @ ROW DTLA

4.5
399 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.

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  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
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vipFrank
Los Angeles
248 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

the oysters were FRESH and tasted better than before. We enjoyed the shrimp, lobster quesadilla and the taste combination from these ingredients was exceptional . The salad was a nice complement. The cab wine was just ok. The cost for two people for these items was very reasonable We are going back and try the lobster rolls

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good raw oysters

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice experience, I would suggest going earlier in the day to ensure freshness. Other than that the food was good.

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smudd
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good food but very small portions for a very high price. My lobster roll for $28 was about 4 bites of food with no sides served with it. Interesting beer list but again pricey. Hard to find with google maps as the street is now closed off. I like to eat outside but probably won't come back to this place.

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LibbyB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely delicious. Lobster, lobster, lobster!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The service and ambiance was stellar! The food was quite underwhelming.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sublime Oysters, great food. Not a fancy restaurant but very good experience.

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NoemiR
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for my bday lunch on New Year’s Day - loved it! Great food, drinks, service and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I wanted to have an intimate date night for NYE and we both love oysters and live in DTLA. Was excited to see the is place was close and decided to make a reservation. The food was amazing! We ordered the lobster & shrimp quesadilla which was a nice size, fried oyster tacos and Chinese broccoli. Our favorite dish was the Chinese broccoli ironically lol. But the service was great, everyone was super nice and kept making sure that we were okay. Will definitely be coming back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is really good and the service is awesome! Can’t say enough about how great the service is. The only thing I will say is that they close the kitchen and bar pretty early. I believe it was about 8 o’clock that they closed the kitchen and bar

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Alicia
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food was delicious.

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vipamm466
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place with an east-coast vibe. Convenient parking garage but not easy to find. Service pitch-perfect. No complaints about the two dozen raw we had, which were a decent size and juicy, either sweet-leaning or briny depending on the type. And the house-made "awesome sauce" made me abandon my usual purism re: oysters. I'm not a believer in adding anything, but this fish sauce + Thai flavors + lime is worth it. The chowder was fine, nothing special but fine. The fried oysters were a little more "fried" than "oyster," but good. If I lived in the area, I'd be a return customer. Friendly place.

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JazminA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always visit this place for their lobster rolls & per usual, they do not disappoint! I tried the cheddar biscuits....overpriced in my opinion. They were just okay.

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vipAndreaL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grear food. Great Location.

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ValerieC
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time our server was super nice and made great food recommendations and was sure to answer all of our questions (and we had many) food was so good and fresh.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing - we had the lobster quesadilla and lobster Mac and cheese! Ambiance was really nice too.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. We love the oysters, the watermelon and cucumber salad, and the himachi is pretty fantastic. We like this place for a nice lunch or early dinner spot. It was a bit chilly yesterday, but they had the heaters on and we suggest bringing a coat if you’re outside.

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vipfoodiefriend
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is great. Service could be better, not as attentive as should be. Sat outside very loud construction next to patio. Unfortunate.

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NatalieR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to actually be able to have a conversation with your loved ones.

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vipFredM
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice shaded outddor space--a bit hard to find outside the LA wholesale produce market. Small selection of good oysters, fair priced wines. Shrimp and grits (very cheesy) with gochujang in sauce is a good fusion dish.

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MagaliO
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely enjoyed the food and the staff were very friendly and attentive

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Tracy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

TikTok made us try it and it was AWESOME!

The Lobster Poutine and Lobster Rolls were FILLED with delicious meat and the oyster tacos were stellar. I wish there were one close to where we live!

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AlexL
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

As a native Virginian I always enjoy Rappahanock. Our specific server was not great.
She never provided a QR menu or beer list and when I asked for a beer list she just started saying "we have pilsners, we have IPA's.....". Ummm ok. She was nice enough but really not too into doing her job. Not great service but not horrible. Otherwise the fresh oysters and food are pretty great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice meal and good service

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KeemaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good and fresh. Love the oysters. Service is great as well!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Great attentive service

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Assia
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The menu on Open Table and their website didn’t match their actual menu so there was a bit of confusion especially ordering drinks.

Otherwise highly recommend the oyster chowder. Incredible!
Along with their Gin+Violet cocktail.

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viprickys
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

All of the oysters were not cleaned properly. It all came out with tiny pieces of shells. The lobster entrees were fire.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good burger and oysters. Lobster sandwich was also fantastic

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vipLMS48
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lobster Roll was good. Listen to what the server recommends.
We order som stuff not recommended and it wasn’t great but the stuff he recommended was great.

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KaitlynD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was great. That lobster poutine is to DIE for.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolute banger of a spot

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aracelim
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Favor was inconsistent from previous week. Ordered the exact same thing

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FoodieSchmoodie
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met good friends. Staff was friendly and informative. Everything was delicious!

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JessR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. I took my mother there for her birthday dinner. She had the Lobster Mac n Cheese and a I had the Lobster roll. We started off with the Rappahannock raw oysters and the fried oysters. Everything was so fresh tasting. The drinks were delicious as well along with the bread pudding. Service was great, everyone was friendly and helpful. Very much recommend this place!

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Marina
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Mediocre food, especially not that impressed with the oysters.

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vipJessiN
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Was very much looking forward to trying out this place but our experience left much to be desired. We were a party of 3 sitting outside for lunch on a Friday afternoon. Ordered drinks and food (oysters, ceviche, salads). Received our drinks and nursed them for 35-40 mins as we watched other tables that were seated after us receive their food. We found our server inside behind the bar and she told us the food was coming. We gave it another 10 mins and determined we needed to quickly find an alternative as one in our party had to get back to jury duty. We asked for our check for the drinks (2 glasses of wine) and the server said it was comped so we left with empty stomachs and rushed to get takeout from pikunico so our juror friend was not hungry. The apology did not feel genuine and I hesitate to return when there are other places to try out in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about it so delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went during lunch. Made a reservation but showed up early, was greeted & seated quickly. The food tasted good. Service was good & staff was very friendly!

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Moxie
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very fresh and flavorful. Get the watermelon salad.

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 4.5 stars by 399 OpenTable diners.

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.