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L & W Oyster Company

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American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
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254 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10001-6406 (28th and 29th)
+1 212-203-7772
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was out with my cousin and we grabbed lunch here one afternoon. Not being too crazy about seafood, I had my doubts but I just took the risk and went for it. A great tip would be to book online because this place is mostly crowded. To start with, we had delightful appetisers which included Tuna Ahi Ranchers, Beet... More 

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Thank Lisa A
Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in on our way back to the hotel. Hidden gem because of construction beside it. Corn bread was delish. I had the blackened fish tacos. They were great so was the service.

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Thank Tickateeboo
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed L&W. Having walked by many times, finally found an occasion to go. Oysters were very good. The shrimp cocktail was just okay. The Salmon Poke was quite nice and had a good kick. The Clam Chowder was a bit different and quite enjoyable. Highly recommend that. The crab cake bites were underwhelming. Decor is fun, all ocean themed.... More 

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Kensington, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

ate here while waiting for our room to be ready at The Nomad. very good fish tacos and martinis. nice staff also

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Thank Lynda A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

We dived into this place for brunch....what a find ! I had 3 Montauk Oysters, wife had some sweet potato fries and we had a few Brooklyn lagers. BEST Oysters in my life. Very cool hangout . One of my favorite finds during our trip.

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Thank hydroarp
Jersey, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

My partner and I visited here for our last diner in NYC. The staff were very friendly and genuinely knew a lot about the food that they were serving. We had oysters to start (from different coasts) and also three sharing dishes. The lobster 'pigs in blankets' were amazing and went well with the truffle aioli. We also had the... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

L&W is a great little restaurant on 5th and 28th Street. Tis a little pricey, but the food is so delicious and well worth the cost. The staff are friendly and look quite happy to be there also.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We stumbled on this this one. The oysters were good. The service was great. All in, not the cheapest place but enjoyable.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

The Prefix lunch opportunities in Midtown NYC are fabulous this holiday season. I wandered into L&W Oysters when I saw the $16 lunch. Since I do not eat oysters I was not expecting much. Not so! I went with prefix Clam chowder, Shrimp sandwich, beverage (beer and wine included) While the bread and chips (very good) was too much carb... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Dinner with my kids. Started with the small seafood platter which was really good, particularly the tuna poke. Entrees were good, wine list was adequate, prices were good for mid town Manhattan. Decor is some sort of post-industrial architectural vision of hell -- our booth was smaller than some tax havens. Would perhaps go back for the food but sit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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