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L & W Oyster Company - CLOSED

254 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10001-6406
+1 212-203-7772
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“oysters” (47 reviews)
“lobster blt” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
254 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10001-6406
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1 - 10 of 108 reviews

Reviewed 7 February 2018

We had decided to go for Valentine's Day, and tried to make a booking. Go to website and you will find a phone number under Reservations. My wife phoned 2 or three times, and tried to leave a message. But was told that reservations had...More

Thank jkleinig
Lee F, Owner at L & W Oyster Company, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

The restaurant is closed for business and will not reopen. Apologies

Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Super slow service, underwhelming food. For some reason we had relatively high expectations but we were totally disappointed

Thank Ettore D
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

All the food was delicious here! I had the she crab soup plus as an appetizer; deviled eggs!! Wish I had had room for more food!!

1  Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped in L&W Oyster Bar for a small bite before seeing Phantom of the Opera. Everything was delicious! We had the clam chowder, bacon and artichoke dip, and fried squash blossoms. The bacon and artichoke dip with the fresh baked bread was hot and...More

Thank Beth B
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

We hit this nice spot on our first night in NYC. We landed early evening and by the time we were checked into our hotel we were hungry. Stumbled on this quaint place and enjoyed a late night happy hour pricing on oysters. Ate like...More

Thank rbarlow77
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

A waste of my walk and hustle to HH. It lacks AC, no seating..and reserves all seats for night dinners They do have a good special..if u get off work at 4pm. Fk Don't get til winter

Thank Mar T
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to get seafood and not spend a small fortune. The oysters are always good. I had a lot of chilled shrimp. We had a nice tomato salad and the chowder with beer is different and tasty. The restaurant is casual...More

Thank USCKaboom
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Had dinner here with friends. We all ended up having the $29 lobster special 1&1/4 lb lobster with corn on the cob and potato salad. The lobster was tasty, the service was great, and it's a good value.

Thank BizLuxTrvlr
Reviewed 30 July 2017

They really nail the casual retro seafood vibe in this small street front space. Snug booths line the front entry adjacent to the bar, opening up to the main dining room at the back. I came this time for a business lunch so no delicious...More

Thank dd212
Reviewed 24 July 2017

OMG I loved the food and all the fun brunch options, but honestly the best deal were the mimosa's - 2hrs for $15 unlimited and I barely got a chance to finish each one before being offered another one!! They also make them fresh, great...More

Thank ClaireGrantham
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 254 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10001-6406
    (28th and 29th)
  • Public Transportation: NR @ 28th Street 6 @ 28th Street FM @ 23rd Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
  • Phone Number: +1 212-203-7772
  • E-mail
Located steps from Madison Square Park and the Empire State Building, L&W Oyster Co. features an array of the finest East and West coast oysters, as well as classic clam shack fare -- like Lobster BLTs, Oyster Po' Boys -- and beautiful fish entrees that showcase sustainable seafood and local produce. L&W Oyster Co. is a fun, accessible place where people can grab a fish sandwich and some pickles at lunch, then oysters and martinis after dark.
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