Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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Each summer we are fortunate to spend the month of July on the coast of Maine. Our days start with an early morning dip into the 55 degree salty ocean and finish with cocktails, oysters, and laughs with family and friends. It is truly a “Reset” and “Rejuvenation” for our family. With Two Lights Seafood & Oyster, we look to share a little of that special time with you. Please enjoy! #oystersforever
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Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with wife... loved the restaurant the food and especially the drinks... had great time...

OT
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good seafood place and across from Second City - great before a show. Service was great.

C
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Dishes were tasty and nicely presented. Staff were attentive but not intrusive. Conveniently located directly across from Second City.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Overpriced

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

The food was very bland and definitely didn’t what you paid for. Small plates were VERY small and most had no flavor.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really impressed with everything here. Came when it first opened. Much improved in the last year plus. Food is great. Service is great.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a really good dinner at Two Lights and are looking forward to going back. Attentive and accommodating service. The menu wasn’t too extensive but everything we ordered was at least very good and some dishes excellent. Relaxing atmosphere, not too cramped. Prices are very fair considering the location.

WS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around amazing! Can’t wait to return.

MG
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fresh oysters - delicious. The halibut and corn side dish were excellent. Very satisfied customer!

PF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was absolutely delicious and the wait staff were welcoming and attentive.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on September 26, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us at Two Lights, Paul! We're glad you had a great time with us. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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MB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went here before going to a show at Second City. Expectations were low; I figured it would be an easy catch for show-goers. Expected Theater district/tourist level of food. We were pleasantly surprised. The food and cocktails were innovative, fresh and deftly prepared. The boiled peeled shrimp were a favorite.
I can't wait to go again.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on September 24, 2019

Michelle, so glad you joined us before a show at Second City! We are a family-owned restaurant with creative, scratch-made dishes! Let's just say there's a lot of care behind what we do. :) We are delighted you had a great time with us and hope to see you soon for brunch or dinner at Two Lights. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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NM
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience overall, sides and small plates were great. Solid oysters

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on September 16, 2019

Thanks so much for joining us at Two Lights! We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us and can't wait to see you again soon for brunch or dinner. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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KK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Small brunch menu, but everything was delicious.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on September 16, 2019

Thanks so much for joining us at Two Lights for brunch! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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P
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Management was great because we added two to our already party of 10. Food was delicious, favorites were cheeseburger, lobster roll and whoppie pie

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on September 16, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us at Two Lights and for your kind words about our management team. We are so glad you had a great time with us and hope to see you again soon for brunch or dinner. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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J
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The clam chowder was amazing. Also loved the steak tartar and oysters with the rhubarb condiment. The old bay cocktail sauce was too overpowering and the gin cucumber grinata was underwhelming.......i felt the Asian influenced items on the menu were out of place. Such as the scallop roll that had a sweet chili sauce. I love how scallops taste when simply seared in butter with salt and pepper....you really couldn't tell what protein it was cause the scallops were drenched in the sweet chili sauce... Other than the scallop roll. Everything else we had was great.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on September 16, 2019

Hi there, Jaybee and thank you for joining us at Two Lights! We are glad you enjoyed our clam chowder, steak tartar, and oysters. Please know that I have passed your comments regarding the other dishes along to our owner. We are in the process of updating our menu and feedback like yours is so helpful. We truly appreciate you coming to see us and hope to see you again soon for brunch or dinner. Best, Shelby Forsyth, Marketing Coordinator

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DR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the nearly everything about the restaurant, Chive crab dip was overpowering though :(

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on September 16, 2019

Daniel, thank you so much for joining us at Two Lights and for taking the time to leave a review. Please know I have personally passed your notes regarding our crab dip along to our owner. We are preparing to update our menu and guest feedback like yours is so helpful. We so appreciate you joining us and hope to see you again soon for brunch or dinner. Best, Shelby Forsyth, Marketing Coordinator

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on September 10, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us at Two Lights! We so glad you enjoyed your meal. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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OT
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We started off with the Hamachi Tiradito which was seasoned perfectly and enjoyable. For dinner Laura had the Seaside salad and Tuna Poke Tacos. I had the Skatewing which has become one of my regular meals.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on September 12, 2019

We're so glad you love our Skatewing. Such a fun dish. Thanks so much for joining us at Two Lights! We can't wait to see you again soon. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was delicious! Wish there were a few more main options, but still very good!

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on September 9, 2019

We're so delighted you joined us at Two Lights! We can't wait to see you again soon for brunch or dinner. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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OT
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We stared off with the Hamachi Tiradito which was heavenly. For entrees Laura had the Seaside salad and Tuna poke tacos. I had the Skatewing which was excellent as usual.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on September 23, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us at Two Lights again! We're delighted you enjoyed our much-loved Hamachi Tiradito and that our Skatewing was excellent too. Can't wait to see you next time. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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c
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and staff! Can’t wait to go back!

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us at Two Lights! We can't wait to see you soon for brunch or dinner. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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F
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Everything here is just OK. The food is good but not great. We got a lobster roll and the skate wing. Pretty good, but the flavors were nothing special. Our server was sweet, but pretty slow. The place has the feel of a brand new restaurant. Seems a little disorganized and the space is almost too minimally decorated.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on September 3, 2019

Hi there, Foodie19—Thank you for joining us at Two Lights. It sounds like you were not wowed by your meal with us and we would like to be in touch. If you would be so kind, please send a phone number and email address where you can be reached to marketing@tortoiseclub.co m. I would like to personally connect you to our owner, Keene, to discuss your comments. Thanks so much! Shelby Forsyth, Marketing Coordinator

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WP
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We beat the crowd and sat down early(Saturday 5:30). Great atmosphere great decor. It was a beautiful night and all the windows were open, which was great. My wife and I started with the octopus which was unique flavorful cooked just perfect. Not rubbery or over cooked. I enjoyed the fish and chips my wife the skate. Both were uniquely prepared and cooks to perfection. Wonderful flavors. Our server Savana, was very personable and made great recommendations. She was very attentive (we were early and not as busy as it gets later in the evening) kept our table clean and had some time to chat, which we enjoyed. All ready looking forward to our next trip to Two Lights.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on September 3, 2019

William, thank you so much for joining us at Two Lights! We are so glad you and your wife had a great time with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon for brunch or dinner. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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GS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We sat at the bar and Kevin served us and made awesome drinks! Would definitely go back.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thanks so much for joining us at Two Lights! We hope to see you soon for brunch or dinner. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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V
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Just went here for drinks and appetizers. Drinks were delicious and oyster selection was great. Super cute ambiance.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on September 3, 2019

We're so glad you came to see us at Two Lights for drinks and bites. We hope to see you again soon. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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m
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cheery and chill. Delicious and fresh. Great daily specials. Great service. Yum.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on August 29, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us at Two Lights! We hope to see you again very soon for brunch or dinner. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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OT
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The squid special was exquisite. The seasoning was unique and delicious.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on August 26, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us at Two Lights! We're so happy you liked the special. We hope to see you again soon for brunch or dinner. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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L
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous brunch! Outstanding food, drink, service, & setting. Will definitely be back.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on August 22, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us at Two Lights for brunch! We are so delighted you had a great time and can't wait to see you again for brunch or dinner. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, cocktails were fun and interesting and the restaurant was super friendly to family style sharing, even cut our sandwiches in 4 so we could all share! I will definitely go back again!

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on August 19, 2019

Thank you so very much for joining us at Two Lights! We love that you got to share our small plates. We can't wait to see you again soon for brunch or dinner. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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JV
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Very pretty location. Seafood is fresh and interesting but service was lacking.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on August 19, 2019

Hi, Julia. I'm so incredibly sorry that you did not receive the bar seating you'd requested. While I'm hoping it's a human error, please know I have reached out to our OpenTable rep to confirm it was not a tech issue. I am also sorry you were not well tended to by your server. I have forwarded your review to our owner, Keene Addington, and he would like to be in further touch with you. Please send an email address where you can be reached to marketing@tortoiseclub.co m Best, Shelby Forsyth

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MM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Two Lights exceeded our expectations. We ordered the octopus, tuna poke taco, lobster roll and skate fish entree and all were incredible. The service was great and we loved the ambiance of the space. Will definitely be back.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on August 20, 2019

Thanks so very much for joining us at Two Lights! We're so glad you enjoyed your selections and our ambiance. We can't wait to see you again for brunch or dinner. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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D
New England
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good food; creative, unique and delicious. Across the street from Second City.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on August 15, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us at Two Lights! See you next time for brunch or dinner. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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MM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was beautifully prepared, especially the octopus and poke tacos. Service from Savannah was excellent. A hidden gem in Old Town.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on August 9, 2019

Michael, thank you so much for joining us at Two Lights! We're so glad you had a great time with Savannah. We hope to see you again soon for brunch or dinner. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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DM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the brunch at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster. I had the grilled octopus with chili sauce and scrambled eggs plus root vegetable hash. Excellent. The others in the party had lobster egg benedict and French toast. Everyone was happy with their order. I will try the dinner sometime soon.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on August 6, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us at Two Lights for brunch! We are delighted everyone was happy with their meals. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fresh and delicious.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on August 5, 2019

Thanks so much for joining us at our seaside haven! Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We reserved a table for six which became seven and we were very well accommodated. The staff were friendly and the service was excellent. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive without hovering. Every item we ordered met or exceeded our expectations. The oysters were fresh, the skate was flavorful, the onion rings were a big hit and the soup, salads and deserts were delicious. We look forward to our next visit, which will be very soon.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on August 5, 2019

Melissa, thank you so very much for joining us at Two Lights! We're so happy your party of seven had a wonderful time that exceeded your expectations. We can't wait to see you again for brunch or dinner. Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks!

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on August 2, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us at Two Lights!

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The cocktails are amazing however need some work on their meal menu

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on August 1, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us at Two Lights and for taking the time to leave a review here on OpenTable. We're so glad you enjoyed your cocktails. We're curious to hear more about your thoughts on our dinner menu. If you would be so kind, please email a phone number and email where you can be reached to marketing@tortoiseclub.c om. We would be interested to be in further touch. Best, Shelby Forsyth, Marketing Coordinator

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PP
Wilmington
14 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed our visit to Two Lights. Our server, Meghan, was excellent - friendly and knowledgeable. The restaurant isn't very big, and we ended up at a table next to the kitchen door, so there was a fair amount of traffic. For some reason they had turned off the air conditioner and had the windows open, so it was quite warm. Our cocktails were excellent - a Sunfish and a Negroni. My halibut was cooked perfectly, and my brother enjoyed his flat iron steak, which was also seared rare as he requested. My husband had the skate wing; he said it was good but a very mild flavor. The restaurant was quite noisy, so we didn't feel like hanging around as it was hard to talk. Worth a visit.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on July 30, 2019

Thank you for joining us for dinner Saturday! We are glad you enjoyed your meals and that you had a great time with Meghan. I want to apologize for the fact that you were seated by the kitchen and that our space felt warm. If it's alright with you, please email me at marketing@tortoiseclub.co m. I will make a note for future reservations that you would prefer to sit in a low traffic area. Thank you so much for joining us and hope to serve you again soon. Best, Shelby, Marketing Coordinator

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OT
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Laura and I started with the Vietnamese tartar, then she had the swordfish tacos, and I had the lobster roll. Both were excellent.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Responded on July 25, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us at Two Lights! We're so glad you enjoyed your meal with us. See you soon for brunch or dinner! Best, All of us at Two Lights Seafood & Oyster

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