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Upstate Craft Beer & Oyster Bar

4.7
4.7
68 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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Booked 11 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    null

  • Phone number

    (917) 408-3395

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Formal Attire

Menu

Starters

  • Oysters

    daily selection of east & west coast varieties

    • Uni

      maine sea urchin with salmon roe & raw egg, served over carrot puree with toast points

      • Crudo & Caviar

        line caught hawaiian marlin paired with sturgeon caviar & creme fraiche

        Mains

        • Fettuccine with Clams

          the house favorite, al dente pasta tossed lightly with parmesan cheese & olive oil

          • Mahi-Mahi

            grilled hawaiian steak with horseradish mashed potatoes & broccoli topped with romesco

            • Seared Scallops

              served on a bed of capellini pasta, tossed with arugula, shallots, garlic & bottarga garnish

              Last updated: November 7, 2020

              What 68 people are saying

              Overall ratings and reviews

              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

              4.7
              4.7 based on recent ratings
              • 4.8Food
              • 4.6Service
              • 4.3Ambience
              • 4.6Value

              NoiseModerate

              Loved For

              • New York / Tri-State Area

                Seafood

              • Manhattan

                Seafood

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              1. D

                Danny

                New York Area

                4 reviews

                vip
                4.0

                4 reviews

                Dined on November 7, 2021

                overall4food5service5ambience4

                Sarah is the best!

              2. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on October 10, 2021

                overall5food5service4ambience3

                Everything was wonderful!

              3. BH

                BrittanyH

                Nashville

                25 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                25 reviews

                Dined on October 1, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Loved our experience here! Such a great selection of oysters and additional food/drinks. Service was excellent. Can’t wait to go back!

              4. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                New York Area

                4 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                4 reviews

                Dined on October 1, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                We frequent Upstate, tonight they served a fantastic raw scallop appetizer, fresh oyster “special”, and seafood entrees that are the best in the East Village. Oh, and the meal finishes with complimentary Rum Cake!

              5. MC

                MalickC

                New York Area

                2 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on September 21, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                We had a great time at Upstate where the food is always great, and where the service was stellar.

              6. TO

                TonyO

                New York Area

                3 reviews

                4.0

                3 reviews

                Dined on September 21, 2021

                overall4food4service4ambience3

                Excellent Oyster Happy Hour, this is a little neighborhood gem -- I love that they published on their menu that there are no freezers in their establishment...

              7. A

                Artie

                New England

                2 reviews

                5.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on September 21, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience4

                The staff is really friendly and very helpful. The Oyster Happy Hour is a great deal. The food is fabulous.

              8. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                New York Area

                1 review

                vip
                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on September 5, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Always a good experience. Can’t beat the value. Exceptional seafood dishes & oysters for a casual night out.

              9. BM

                BrynM

                New York Area

                8 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                8 reviews

                Dined on September 4, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience4

                One of my favorite places for a casual yet great meal in the city

              10. NY

                NYCer

                New York Area

                7 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                7 reviews

                Dined on August 27, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience4

                The place is great, really great. Food was unexpectedly outstanding, very creative. Owner was very attentive and staff very polite. Wife and i had dinner there last night, we will be back.

              11. h

                hdough

                New York Area

                6 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                6 reviews

                Dined on August 15, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Go for the oyster happy hour, stay for everything else. I cannot say enough good things about Upstate - the staff is awesome and the entire menu is fanatastic.

              12. S

                Shantanug

                Chicago

                7 reviews

                vip
                4.0

                7 reviews

                Dined on August 13, 2021

                overall4food5service4ambience4

                Super place and outstanding value for money for excellent oysters, bone marrow and squid ink pasta dishes combined with beer/wine happy hour offer. Good outdoor sitting vibe. Could have done with a couple of more servers but the ones available were super efficient

              13. k

                kerris

                New York Area

                22 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                22 reviews

                Dined on August 12, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience4

                Excellent food, drinks and service. I wish it was a bigger place! Staff is really nice and always welcoming.

              14. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                New York Area

                1 review

                3.0

                1 review

                Dined on August 7, 2021

                overall3food5service1ambience3

                Sat us 20 minutes late and received very shotty service. If the food wasn’t so good probably wouldn’t go back

              15. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on August 5, 2021

                overall4food5service3ambience4

                Great oysters and beer! Outside seating is a bit noisy because of cars/trucks. But it’s a great place!

              16. RS

                RSB0

                New York Area

                2 reviews

                5.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on August 3, 2021

                overall5food4service5ambience4

                Awesome seafood and even better environment. The bartender gave us samples of beers for us to try and the wait staff was so friendly. It was the nicest dining experience I've had since I returned to restaurant dining.

              17. JS

                JoshS

                Miami

                3 reviews

                1.0

                3 reviews

                Dined on July 24, 2021

                overall1food3service1ambience1

                Good food but terrible service. Had a reservation and arrived on time but the hosts made us wait over 45 minutes. Wouldn’t come back and would not recommend anyone come here on a date

              18. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Houston

                8 reviews

                3.0

                8 reviews

                Dined on July 23, 2021

                overall3food5service5ambience5

                Although the food was amazing with such a variety of oysters, reservations were not being honored and we had to wait a while for our table. Other than that food and service were great.

              19. LB

                LianaB

                Baltimore

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on July 17, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Upstate never disappoints - the sea scallop special was delicious and as always great oysters!

              20. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                New York Area

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on July 13, 2021

                overall4food5service5ambience5

                Good to see them still here. Go for the oyster happy hour

              21. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                New York Area

                2 reviews

                5.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on July 10, 2021

                overall5food5service4ambience5

                Great food and nice service

              22. LC

                LindseyC

                New York Area

                7 reviews

                5.0

                7 reviews

                Dined on July 9, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Food, vibes, and service were all amazing! My husband and I went to Upstate for date night and we ordered the oysters, tuna tartare, fettucine with clams, and bronzino and everything was delicious. Food and drinks both came out super quick and our server was awesome. Highly recommend and I'd definitely go back again.

              23. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Oklahoma City

                3 reviews

                5.0

                3 reviews

                Dined on July 9, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Love this place. High quality food, heavy-handed wine pours, and incredible service.

              24. AJ

                AnnaJ

                Raleigh

                4 reviews

                5.0

                4 reviews

                Dined on June 30, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Superb happy hour - great spot for a drink with friends!

              25. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                New York Area

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on June 27, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience4

                Had an amazing dinner sitting outside at Upstate. Only drawback was we were seated over 20 mins after our reservation time. However the service for the rest of the night was amazing, the food was top-notch, and it was an excellent value for all we got. Highly recommend and will be going back.

              26. KT

                KTNM

                London

                1 review

                2.0

                1 review

                Dined on June 26, 2021

                overall2food3service2ambience3

                Second time I reserved for a time and second time I had to wait 40 mins+ for a RESERVATION. Should've learned the first time...

              27. RL

                RichardL

                Orange County

                32 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                32 reviews

                Dined on June 22, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience4

                Upstate has the best oyster selection in NYC. Always superfresh. Fairly priced.

              28. JB

                JanetB

                Seattle

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on June 19, 2021

                overall5food4service5ambience4

                My second time there; I really like the food and the Happy Hour.

              29. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                1 review

                3.0

                1 review

                Dined on June 18, 2021

                overall3food5service4ambience3

                Throw the reservation system out the window! It is non existent on a Friday night! Awesome food, very polite staff and they were quite knowledgeable about the food and drinks. The best oysters I have had in years!!! I would go back on a Monday or Tuesday night… weekends are a bit messy over there.

              30. MB

                MarkB

                New York Area

                9 reviews

                5.0

                9 reviews

                Dined on June 12, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                One of my favorite restaurants in the city, a true hidden gem. Amazing oysters and really tasty tapas-style small plates of excellently prepared seafood. Can’t recommend this place enough.

              31. V

                paulV

                Toronto

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on June 11, 2021

                overall4food4service4ambience4

                Will definitely go back!!!

              32. N

                Natalia

                San Francisco

                7 reviews

                vip
                3.0

                7 reviews

                Dined on June 10, 2021

                overall3food3service1ambience5

                I come here a lot, so this experience was maybe an off night. We didn’t get seated for an hour after our reservation. The oysters were great, but the entrees were bland.

              33. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on June 3, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience4

                Love the food, great service, great value for seafood. Even tho there was a mixup with our reservation and we had to wait and extra 20 minutes in the rain, still left satisfied

              34. CB

                CharlesB

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on May 28, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience4

                Food was exceptional. Ordered the Tuna and it was perfect. Wife had the scallops and they were good too. Price was great for food/beer.

              35. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                New York Area

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on May 22, 2021

                overall4food4service4ambience4

                Went for happy hour - Great oysters, rose and beers. Also ordered extra food after the oysters, highlight was the salt rock. The outdoor dining situation is great, basically doubles the capacity of this spot which is always hard to get into. Make sure to snag a reservation we’ll in advance.

              36. SD

                SharleneD

                1 review

                1.0

                1 review

                Dined on May 15, 2021

                overall1food1service2ambience1

                The food was disappointing and the wait time for our table that we book was super long I have eaten here before and the food was much better ... really disappointed last night

              37. OU

                OUHuitres1Too

                New York Area

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on May 13, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Love this place and will be back very soon, like Tuesday...

              38. M

                Mollie

                New York Area

                7 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                7 reviews

                Dined on May 8, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Delicious food and great service. Highly recommend!

              39. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                San Francisco

                2 reviews

                vip
                1.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on May 2, 2021

                overall1food4service1ambience4

                The waiter/ manager was rude to my friend.

              40. JG

                JG97

                New York Area

                4 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                4 reviews

                Dined on May 1, 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Perfection - oysters and yummy craft beer. Being outside on a beautiful day helped. And we did happy hour - it could not have been a better experience.

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              Upstate Craft Beer & Oyster Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 68 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.

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              Booked 11 times today
              Google Map for Upstate Craft Beer & Oyster Bar

              95 1st Ave New York, NY 10003

              • Neighborhood

                Gramercy / Flatiron

              • Hours of operation

                null

              • Cuisines

                Seafood

              • Dining style

                Casual Dining

              • Dress code

                Formal Attire

              • Payment options

                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

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