Upstate Craft Beer & Oyster Bar
Upstate Craft Beer & Oyster Bar puts what it does right in its name. This is a place custom designed for fans of local small-batch brews and a well-stocked raw bar. The inside of the restaurant is as cozy and comfortable as one would expect, as it is a relaxed atmosphere similar to a sports bar in the off-season. One of the keys to Upstate's success is its commitment to freshness. So much so that there isn't even a freezer in the building as everything is brought in fresh daily.
Obviously, the oysters and clams are what most patrons come for, and Upstate's selection of west and east coast varieties changes every day, depending on what is available. That's certainly not the only thing on the menu, though. Guests can try out shared plates of house cured salmon, crab cakes, squid salad and even sea urchin.
They have an amazing happy hour and good selection of drinks!
amazing dinner at a reasonable price - would highly recommend and would return
Love this place! It's rare to find a place where everything on the menu is amazing –– every time I eat here I find a new favorite dish.
Great oyster happy hour!
Food was, as always, on point. And the oysters on the happy hour menu were fantastic - we liked them more than most of the non-hh oysters and ended up ordering another half dozen. Also, their fettuccine with clams will change your life.
Fantastic value for money
amazing food as always. great place and will definitely come back!
Oysters were disappointing given its reputation. Maybe an off day. Meals lacked flavor. Service was rude which was unacceptable.
Must return; always fresh, delicious, and on point.
Squid & uni pasta was great this time, too. The uni was of a good grade.
This place is awesome. The food is fantastic. Some of the best seafood you'll find in the city. The service is friendly and attentive. I can't recommend this place highly enough.
Delicious oysters and service! Great happy hour deal. Can't wait to go back.
Hands down my favorite restaurant in the city. The staff are so friendly yet respectful - they never bug you or linger. The food is absolutely insane. Get the marlin crudo, the fettuccini with clams, and the scallop risotto. Literally cannot go wrong with anything on the menu though. The burrata, escargot and tuna tartare are also wonderful. Happy hour special is 6 oysters + beer for $12, or $15 if you order wine instead. Just go. You’re gonna love it.
The salmon entree was absolutely delicious, as was the tuna tartare, but the marlin crudo appetizer was disappointing - too salty and lacking any other flavor but salt. Wonderfully attentive and friendly service. I'll definitely be back but will skip the marlin.
They did a great job considering outdoor dining in January. Great oysters.
Always great oysters (and I’m a native New Englander), but decided to stay for dinner for this time. Glad I did. Also great service: not an easy feat outside in January during Covid!!
Incredible oysters, great service.
Went there for my wife’s birthday. They were rubbing a little begging for reservations but we had no problem waiting since they were so friendly. There staff were very attentive and even gave us some items that were not on there menu. Overall it was a great experience! My wife loved the food and the restaurant. The staff were all awesome!
Wonderful happy hour a beer with 6 oysters with good variations of beer and wine choices. The outside covid dining set up is quite charming and very warm. The staff was super friendly, attentive and made me feel like a part of the neighborhood.
My server was fantastic! He made great recommendations and was very accommodating. Can’t wait to return!
Great service. Great oysters, nice selection. The squid ink pasta / sea urchin / salmon roe was terrific. (Mussels not so great.)
Beer and oysters, great service and value. W even got complimentary cake and it was delicious. Their outdoor sitting is very pretty.
Just as described - fresh seafood and nice selection of craft beer. Small and authentic. Very helpful waitstaff. Really reasonably priced. A real winner.
Upstate Craft Beer & Oyster Bar is rated 4.9 stars by 22 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.