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Shell and Bones Oyster Bar & Grill, New Haven, CT

Shell and Bones Oyster Bar & Grill

4.7
4.7
2647 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood

Located in Historic City Point, New Haven, Connecticut, Shell and Bones Oyster Bar & Grill occupies a space that has been a legendary restaurant location for decades. Daniel Kay along with partners Marc Knight and Robert Bolduc (of Geronimo Bar & Grill) completely remodeled the restaurant. Its design pays homage to the areas nautical history while offering a light and airy space with clean lines, amazing water views, ocean breezes and a fireplace for those chilly nights.
To complete the package the trio has brought in award-winning Executive Chef Arturo Franco Camacho (Franco). Franco is a veteran of the CT food scene whose extensive repertoire spans from Chef de Cuisine on the QE2 to opening several of his own successful restaurants (Roomba, Bespoke and Suburban).
At Shell & Bones the focus is on seafood and steak utilizing fresh & sustainable ingredients. We have both indoor and outdoor dining (weather permitting) and can accommodate private parties and corporate events.

Not bookable

Online reservations at Shell and Bones Oyster Bar & Grill can only be made directly on their website.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM Lunch: Wednesday -Friday 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM Friday-Saturday 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

  • Phone number

    (203) 787-3466

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Arturo Franco-Camacho

  • Private party facilities

    We have semi-private spaces available for events at a minimum spend. Please inquire on our website at https://www.shellandbones.com/event-form for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    New York

  • Cross street

    Howard Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street parking and parking in an adjacent lot.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

most proteins may be prepared simply, with choice of two side dishes and choice of sauce: choron, horseradish, lemon-soy or brown butter

Raw Bar

  • Tower of Shells*$120.00

    Whole Lobster, Lump Crab, Shrimp, Oysters, Clams, Ceviche, Crudo, Cocktail Sauce and Mignonette

    • Harbor Sampler*$36.00

      Ceviche, Shrimp, Oysters, Clams, Cocktail Sauce and Mignonette

      • Boutique Farm to Table Oysters*

        Cocktail Sauce and Mignonette

        • MP
      • Littleneck Clams*

        Cocktail Sauce and Mignonette

        • each$1.75
      • Shrimp Cocktail*

        Cocktail Sauce and Horseradish

        • each$4.00

      Cheese and Charcuterie

      Cornichons, Marconas, Whole Grain Mustard, Fig Jam, Honey Comb, Ciabatta and Cranberry Nut Bread

      • Cheese Board$15.00

        • Charcuterie Board$17.00

          • Cheese and Charcuterie Board$32.00

            Small Plates

            • Shishito Pepper Dip$15.00

              Tofu, Garlic-Chili Crunch, Cashews, Tajin Dusted Focaccia

              • Tuna Tartare*$20.00

                Soy, Avocado, Cucumber, Onion and Potato Crisp

                • Scallop and Shrimp Ceviche*$17.00

                  Tomato, Cilantro, Chipotle

                  • Heart of Palm Ceviche$16.00

                    Bell Pepper, Cucumber, Red Onion, Avocado, Habanero, Lime, Agave

                    • Clams Casino$16.00

                      Bell Peppers and Bacon

                      • Shells & Bones$24.00

                        Miso Roasted Oysters, Bone Marrow

                        • Panko Crab Cake$20.00

                          Asian Cabbage Slaw, Avocado, Lemongrass Aioli

                          • Roasted Octopus$21.00

                            Watercress, Garbanzos, Cucumber, Tomato, Saffron Aioli, Chorizo Chimichurri

                            • Mussel Pot$18.00

                              Thai Curry, Belgian, Tikka Masala

                              • Caesar Salad$15.00

                                Kale, Romaine, Baby Tomatoes, Fried Capers, Anchovies

                                • Mediterranean Salad$15.00

                                  Romaine, Arugula, Spinach, Garbanzos, Kalamata, Red Onion, Feta, Lemon Herb Vinaigrette

                                  • Grilled Pear Salad$15.00

                                    Shaved Fennel, Watercress, Candied Walnuts, Pomegranate, Lemon Poppyseed Vinaigrette

                                    • Strawberry Cucumber Gazpacho$13.00

                                      Heirloom Tomato, Rosé Granita

                                      • New England Clam Chowder$13.00

                                        Bacon, Golden Potatoes, Light Cream Broth

                                        • Baked Ricotta$15.00

                                          Roasted Tomatoes, Herbs, Truffle Oil, Ciabatta

                                          • Berkshire Pork Belly Bao$15.00

                                            Unagi, Gochujang, Pickled Red Onion, Cilantro

                                            • Panko Crusted Swordfish Bao$18.00

                                              Mango Chutney, Pickled Jalapenos & Carrots, Kewpie

                                              • Coconut Milk Fried Cauliflower$14.00

                                                Malaysian Peanut Sauce

                                                Additions

                                                • Grilled / Chilled Shrimp

                                                  • each$4.00
                                                • Panko Crab Cake

                                                  • each$9.00
                                                • Grilled Chicken$9.00

                                                  • Seared Scallops

                                                    • each$8.00
                                                  • Steak Tips*$13.00

                                                    • Salmon*$12.00

                                                      • Impossible Burger Meatless Patty$8.00

                                                        Chef's Cuts

                                                        • Steak Frites*$34.00

                                                          Creamed Spinach, Red Wine Reduction, Truffle Frites

                                                          • Chef's Filet Mignon*$65.00

                                                            Shrimp, Asparagus, Demi-glace, Choron, Herbed Crouton

                                                            • New York Strip*$48.00

                                                              Miso Glaze, Shiitake Stir-Fry, Wasabi Mashed Potatoes

                                                              • 18oz Prime Ribeye*$56.00

                                                                Parmesan, Truffle, Fennel Potato Gratin, Red Wine Reduction

                                                                Chef's Selections

                                                                • Jumbo Shrimp Linguini Fra Diavolo$35.00

                                                                  Shallots, Fennel, San Marzano Tomatoes, Crushed Red Chile

                                                                  • Bouillabaise$44.00

                                                                    Scallops, Cod, Mussels, Clams, Shrimp, Lobster Fennel Broth, Grilled Saffron Ciabatta

                                                                    • Seared Scallops$42.00

                                                                      Cauliflower Potato Puree, Apple-Fennel Ragout, Saffron Vin Blanc

                                                                      • Black Garlic Alaskan Cod$38.00

                                                                        Bok Choy, Stir Fry, Bamboo Tacu Tacu

                                                                        • Steamed Lobster$49.00

                                                                          With Drawn Butter and Choice of Two Sides; served cracked but not de-shelled

                                                                          • Cauliflower Steak$29.00

                                                                            Watercress, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumber, Hummus, Cilantro-Truffle Emulsion, Garlic Aquafaba

                                                                            • Ginger Crusted Salmon*$35.00

                                                                              Braised Lentil Ragout, Lemon Vin Blanc

                                                                              • Pan Roasted Half Chicken$30.00

                                                                                Kale, Carrots, Potatoes, Lemon-Thyme Jus

                                                                                • Lobster Salad$50.00

                                                                                  Picked and Chilled Maine Lobster, Arugula, Avocado, Citrus, Jicama, Cherry Tomatoes, Citrus Vinaigrette

                                                                                  Sides

                                                                                  $10

                                                                                  • Simple Greens Salad

                                                                                    with Cucumber, Tomato, Radish and Champagne Vinaigrette

                                                                                    • Sauteed Forest Mushrooms

                                                                                      • Brussels Sprouts

                                                                                        with Bacon, Onion and Carrots

                                                                                        • Pommes Frites

                                                                                          with Rosemary Malt and Chipotle Ketchup

                                                                                          • Steamed Asparagus

                                                                                            • Creamed or Steamed Spinach

                                                                                              • Loaded Baked Potato

                                                                                                with Bacon, Chives and Sour Cream

                                                                                                Last updated: May 6, 2022

                                                                                                What 2,647 people are saying

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                                                                                                4.7
                                                                                                4.7 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                • 4.7Food
                                                                                                • 4.6Service
                                                                                                • 4.7Ambience
                                                                                                • 4.2Value

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                                                                                                  Allan

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  This was my first time eating here. I absolutely loved every aspect of the restaurant. The waiter was very attentive in fixing the wobbly table. The food was amazing. I had the crab cakes and bouillabaisse. The portion sizes were very fair with the prices. The view of the water was very pleasant. I would definitely go back!

                                                                                                2. K

                                                                                                  Kimc

                                                                                                  Exclusive

                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                  overall3food2service3ambience5

                                                                                                  Have been here a few times and it was always a great time, great food and great service. Unfortunately, this time around was not our best experience. It was very busy for a Monday but we had reservations and sat down pretty quickly. They sat us in the covered portion of the outdoor patio. It was raining pretty heavily and walked into a rain forest as there was water coming through the cover everywhere. We were put at a 2 person table but one of the chairs was pulled away because it was wet. We pulled in another chair from another table and soon realized why the first chair was pulled. It was leaking heavily in the area. We sat down but soon asked if we could move over a table as the back of my shirt was getting wet. Instead We were seated inside just outside of the bar and against a wall so it was pretty tight. We tried to pull the table from the wall but it was nailed to the floor since it was also a walk way that is used to bring guests to their table. At this point we were pretty annoyed but decided to just accept it and try to enjoy our date night. We ordered claim chowder which featured one claim and came out cold and pork boas which came with 1 small piece of dry pork belly per each bun (2). The cost of the food items are not cheap so we both were disappointed because this was not what we experienced on the other times we had come here. It was just mostly BBQ sauce, onions and 2 small steam buns. After almost 50+ minutes of waiting, our dinner arrived. I ordered the Boston steak frites medium rare. The steak was severally overcooked and too tough to cut. We were reluctant to say anything but with the price we were paying, I informed the waitress. Unfortunately we did not have time to wait for a new dinner. The waitress apologized and was very sweet. We got a new steak to the table pretty quickly as the bill came but we had to take it to go. They took the steak off our bill and we left a nice tip for the waitress. It sad to say but I can’t see us going back.

                                                                                                3. KA

                                                                                                  KatieA

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  This was our 3rd time at Shell and Bones. The food was as tasty as ever, and some of the dishes seemed a bit more "playful" than I remember them to be (in a good way!), and the room was buzzing. It was a really fun graduation dinner for our family.

                                                                                                4. N

                                                                                                  Norr

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                  Very good food, especially if you like sea food. Waiters/waitresses are very nice.

                                                                                                5. OT

                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                  43 reviews

                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  43 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                  Lovely lunch at Shell and Bones! Great food, great view. Quality meal from start to finish. Thank you!

                                                                                                6. CK

                                                                                                  ChrisK

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                  overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                                                                  Great spot, the food is fantastic. However, Parking was terrible. Lots were not clearly labeled.

                                                                                                7. JP

                                                                                                  JamesP

                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                  overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                  During busy times, service is a bit slow, bar staff was backlogged, but the food is excellent and we were not in a rush.

                                                                                                8. j

                                                                                                  jonim

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  Terrific as always, never disappoints. Look forward to our next visit.

                                                                                                9. f

                                                                                                  flatfish

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                  fantastic food, fun atmosphere right on the water, but terrible parking.

                                                                                                10. MT

                                                                                                  MartinT

                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                  overall3food4service1ambience4

                                                                                                  Good food although the fries were over spiced. Over priced, poor service, great view and environment.

                                                                                                11. OT

                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  Excellent experience to celebrate Mother’s Day. The atmosphere was perfect, the service was excellent and the food was GREAT!!! Would absolutely dine here again and recommend to others.

                                                                                                12. JK

                                                                                                  JoeK

                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  We celebrated my girl’s Birthday and had a wonderful dining experience

                                                                                                13. OT

                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                  Miami

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                  overall4food5service2ambience5

                                                                                                  The overall experience was ok. The restaurant ambience and the food was great. The service not so much. I felt uncomfortable from the beginning to the end with our server James who had no customer skills at all. He didn’t even introduced himself and was rude few times regarding answer questions about the food. I could go over more disappointments with him, but i’d like to think that without him the experience would be great and i will focus on the good. Nice place for sure!!

                                                                                                14. GT

                                                                                                  GeorgeT

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                  Service was great and the food was excellent. We wanted to sit “outside” but we weren’t able to.

                                                                                                15. OT

                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  Mother’s Day & Birthday

                                                                                                16. OT

                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                  Exclusive

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  Love the spot. Seafood is extremely fresh and tasty. Steak was excellent. The ricotta doughnuts as a dessert should not be passed by.

                                                                                                17. SG

                                                                                                  ShawnG

                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  It was a Mother’s Day Dinner that was Fantastic for My wife my Daughter and myself.

                                                                                                18. r

                                                                                                  ruby

                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  one of my favorite spots, food, service, beautiful location, excellent as usual

                                                                                                19. TC

                                                                                                  TomC

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  Service and food were excellent. Can’t wait to go again

                                                                                                20. KF

                                                                                                  KevinF

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                  overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  the only reason they didn't get 5 stars is because they sat us by the kitchen even though there was another 2 top by the water... I totally get that theres a cadence they follow BUT I specifically requested a table near the water and for 2 glasses of prosecco to be served upon seating when I booked the resy since my wife and I were celebrating.. we didn't get the table or the prosecco which shows me no one bothered to look at my notes. that certainly did not ruin the night. I would def recommend this place to anyone. If you have special requests just follow up with a phone call :)

                                                                                                21. OT

                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                  overall2food3service1ambience3

                                                                                                  Wanted to sit at a table at the bar and the hostess told me that wasn’t available as it was reserved. Most of the time I was in my seat that table I requested was empty. The bar tender could have cared less that I was sitting at the bar. They never asked if I needed anything else, how my food was, I had to ask for a refill of water. They were very involved with the other patrons who were sitting at the bar. It was strange to be honest. I like Shell and Bones have been many times. This time something was off. Crab cakes were okay, oysters were delicious.

                                                                                                22. RM

                                                                                                  RobertM

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                  Haven’t been to this restaurant in a few years , it has definitely gone downhill. Food choice is limited from what I remember and the quality has changed considerably. Wished to be seated outdoors and was told they had a wedding party on the deck, we were then seated indoors so close to other tables I could hardly move. We then saw a gentleman being seated indoors and he requested an outdoor table and he was promptly seated on the deck outside . Won’t be retuning.

                                                                                                23. CW

                                                                                                  CheryllW

                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  I've been here many times and it never disappoints. Food is fresh and prepared perfectly.

                                                                                                24. LT

                                                                                                  LTWilliams

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  It is always a great experience when we visit shell & bones. This time was no different and we will definitely be back.

                                                                                                25. u

                                                                                                  u2ure

                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                  overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                                                                  well not a terrible joint. food is reliable. and this could be a very special place but the attitude of, like many restaurants are guilty of ‘we doin you a favor by letting you pay us to eat here’ is overwhelming. reserved an ‘outdoor table’ and was taken to an enclosed plastic tent. mentioned to host and was told they didn’t take reservations for outdoor tables. and, as graciously as the host could be said had a outdoor table we could sit at but if we took it and got cold or for any other reason wanted to move they would not be able to accommodate us ‘inside’. ok! thank you. please wait here for your table to be set. after 15mins of waiting for table to be set we sat down and found a waiter to help us. he was very good. yes, the food was worthy of 3 stars but so are many of the food trucks on the new haven waterway. and i know they appreciate the business. this jawn could be so much more than it is but the front end will keep it from being that.

                                                                                                26. OT

                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  We had an amazing experience. Sam, who waited on us, was efficient, on point, and gave perfect recommendations. We loved the food and the vibe.

                                                                                                27. CL

                                                                                                  CL2022

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                  overall2food3service1ambience3

                                                                                                  Long wait for everything Food was ok On this day- servers walking around not knowing where food was going . Table #’s. ?

                                                                                                28. OT

                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                  overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                  Overall it was positive, but one note - it took a very long time to get the simple things… ie our drinks and coffee after lunch. The food came out in perfect time, but drinks took forever. I didn’t have a problem with our waitress, she was very pleasant but maybe just had 1 too many tables. She was running around the whole time so it’s not that I think she was avoiding bringing them or lazy, but I saw my martini sitting at the bar for maybe over 5 minutes before she went to go get it.

                                                                                                29. MB

                                                                                                  MaryBethR

                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                  13 reviews

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  13 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  Wonderful venue by the water in New Haven, CT. Food is spectacular, as well as the wait staff. Go on a nice day and sit outside!

                                                                                                30. LS

                                                                                                  LeeS

                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  Great food, great view--a little on the pricy side for brunch value.

                                                                                                31. B

                                                                                                  Brunchcustomer01

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                  overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                  Took 20 minutes for someone to come to our table. Tons of people standing around. Wasn’t busy at all.

                                                                                                32. OT

                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                                                  overall3food3service4ambience2

                                                                                                  The music was so loud that I couldn’t hear others in my party talk. The lights were so dimmed that you could barely see your food. It was a Tuesday night, and it was like a nightclub, except that it wasn’t a hopping club. It was my birthday and I wanted a nice dinner with my parents.

                                                                                                33. TV

                                                                                                  TracyV

                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                  23 reviews

                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  23 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                  NY Strip was amazing. Oysters great. Crab cakes were not good....seemed to be deep fried vs sautéed and not enough choice pieces of lump crab in it.

                                                                                                34. L

                                                                                                  Lyle

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  Always an amazing time! I love coming in with friends for the weekday happy hour - such a pleasant afternoon ritual!

                                                                                                35. AR

                                                                                                  AlexR

                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                                                                  overall3food2service4ambience5

                                                                                                  Very disappointing. The crabcakes were cold. The octopus was cold. The french fries were horribly over fried and dark brown nearly black. Not the quality I would expect for this kind of money. I’ve been to your restaurant a number of times now I’m not so sure I would recommend it to anyone

                                                                                                36. GG

                                                                                                  GeorgeG

                                                                                                  Las Vegas

                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  The food is always excellent. They have one of the best waterfront locations on the entire CT shoreline. Some people think it’s expensive, but its reasonable based on the quality and quantity

                                                                                                37. PM

                                                                                                  PablosMom

                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                  It was a fantastic meal and it was nice to be near the water. BUT the music was a bit loud for us - we were seated in the "outdoor" section (which was not really outdoors because of the cool temps and wind) but even so, it was still difficult to have conversation. I would expect that on a Saturday night, but not at 5:00 pm on a Sunday. It was also a younger (and drunker) crowd than I expected. So - it was incredible food, but we would have preferred a quieter experience rather than a weekend bar vibe.

                                                                                                38. FL

                                                                                                  FrankL

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  Amazing food! That is ALWAYS consistent! Service is fast and friendly and always willing to accommodate. The go to spot for my wife and I for all occasions!

                                                                                                39. OT

                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                  overall3food3service4ambience5

                                                                                                  brunch menu interesting, overall menu interesting as well. ambiance excellent, Short ribs eggs benedict good, creamed spinach side disappointing.

                                                                                                40. JR

                                                                                                  JoeRR

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                  The Raw Bar appetizer was amazing! The service for our party of eight was impeccable. Everyone enjoyed their meal, but two had ordered the steak and eggs from the brunch menu. Both steaks were ordered as medium, but arrived well done. None was a deal breaker and our entire group said they'd return again.

                                                                                                Safety precautions

                                                                                                • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                • Physical distancing

                                                                                                  • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                                                  • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                                                  • Extra space between tables
                                                                                                • Screening

                                                                                                  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                FAQs

                                                                                                Shell and Bones Oyster Bar & Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Shell and Bones Oyster Bar & Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 787-3466.

                                                                                                Shell and Bones Oyster Bar & Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 2647 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                Not bookable

                                                                                                Online reservations at Shell and Bones Oyster Bar & Grill can only be made directly on their website.

                                                                                                Dining areas

                                                                                                Additional information

                                                                                                • Cross street

                                                                                                  Howard Avenue

                                                                                                • Neighborhood

                                                                                                  New York

                                                                                                • Hours of operation

                                                                                                  Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM Lunch: Wednesday -Friday 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM Friday-Saturday 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

                                                                                                • Cuisines

                                                                                                  Seafood, Steak, American

                                                                                                • Dining style

                                                                                                  Casual Elegant

                                                                                                • Dress code

                                                                                                  Smart Casual

                                                                                                • Parking details

                                                                                                  Street parking and parking in an adjacent lot.

                                                                                                • Payment options

                                                                                                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                • Executive chef

                                                                                                  Arturo Franco-Camacho

                                                                                                • Additional

                                                                                                  Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                • Phone number

                                                                                                  (203) 787-3466

                                                                                                • Private party facilities

                                                                                                  We have semi-private spaces available for events at a minimum spend. Please inquire on our website at https://www.shellandbones.com/event-form for more information.

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