Upstate Craft Beer & Oyster Bar

4.9
22 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

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.

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gkomal
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have an amazing happy hour and good selection of drinks!

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vipSamanthaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing dinner at a reasonable price - would highly recommend and would return

LS
LydiaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great oyster happy hour!

DM
DanM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic value for money

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vipFoodieForLife
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food as always. great place and will definitely come back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Oysters were disappointing given its reputation. Maybe an off day. Meals lacked flavor. Service was rude which was unacceptable.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Must return; always fresh, delicious, and on point.

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Hiro
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Squid & uni pasta was great this time, too. The uni was of a good grade.

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JoeS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipaliciam
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious oysters and service! Great happy hour deal. Can't wait to go back.

BH
BrittanyH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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BrittanyW
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

They did a great job considering outdoor dining in January. Great oysters.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible oysters, great service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Jordon
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server was fantastic! He made great recommendations and was very accommodating. Can’t wait to return!

CC
vipCharlesC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great oysters, nice selection. The squid ink pasta / sea urchin / salmon roe was terrific. (Mussels not so great.)

PC
PaulinaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beer and oysters, great service and value. W even got complimentary cake and it was delicious. Their outdoor sitting is very pretty.

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vipcoreyman97
New York Area
216 reviews
Reviewed on December 31, 2018
Overall5foodserviceambience

Just as described - fresh seafood and nice selection of craft beer. Small and authentic. Very helpful waitstaff. Really reasonably priced. A real winner.

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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.