L&W Oyster Co.

L&W Oyster Co.

254 5th Ave (btwn 28th & 29th St), New York, NY 10001, United States
Closed until 11:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon
    • 11:30 AM–10:00 PM
  • Tue–Fri
    • 11:30 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

We are a new school/old school oyster bar that features innovative takes on New England-style seafood and a beautiful selection of oysters.


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  • oysters
  • Lobster BLT
  • happy hour
  • po' boys
  • octopus
  • mussels
  • salads
  • wine
  • good for dates
  • crab cakes
  • trendy
  • fish
  • lively
  • gluten-free food
  • healthy food
  • cocktails
  • homemade food
  • cozy
  • great value
  • braised short ribs
  • The Wall Street Journal

    The Brooklyn chowder is something of a cross between the creamy New England favorite and Manhattan's tomato-based counterpart and is served with corn nuts and homemade goldfish and oyster crackers. Read more

    The Wall Street Journal · January 24, 2013
  • Julie Q.

    Solid food here all around. My favorites were the Brooklyn Clam Chowder, Frisee Salad w/ Fried Oysters, and (of course) OYSTERS! xx InAHalfShell.com

    Julie Qiu · November 9, 2012
  • Tim F.

    New York's best Motley Crue-themed oyster bar. Get the Nikki Sixx - half dozen oysters and a shot of Jager!

    Tim Fogarty · February 13, 2014
  • Liz K.

    Belon oysters. Get 'em!!

    Liz Kellogg · March 28, 2013
  • Lindsey Y.

    Get the heirloom tomato salad and the grilled oysters. Two of the best decisions of my life. ♡♥♡

    Lindsey Yoo · June 23, 2013
  • paisley

    Chicken liver pâté is a must. Black bass & risotto is great. Short rib is tasty. Mussels are great to share. Foursquare special is ONLY honored at the bar. Smh. They could be a little flexible...

    paisley · April 4, 2013
  • May R.

    Lobster BLT by far is the best with the buttery bread. The juice just flow down your hands once you take a first bite.

    May R. · December 14, 2013
  • Monte A.

    Great atmosphere, better drinks and even better seafood. Definitely get some OYSTERS!!

    Monte Albers de Leon · February 8, 2013
  • Jess S.

    Was just ok. Wasn't all that impressed with menu- lots of heavy/fried/savory things- lots of butter and no greens/salads. Stick with oysters & wine.

    Jess Seilheimer · January 29, 2013
  • arrr

    nice food presentation. the cola is of the pepsi variety :/

    arrr · January 3, 2013
  • Bobby G.

    Cool spot, good grub but app portions are brutally small for the price. Don't plan on sharing. Just sayin'

    Bobby Graziose · November 21, 2012
  • 7th.List

    Features an array of the finest east and west coast oysters, as well as classic seafood-shack fare like Lobster BLTs, Oyster Po' Boys fish entrees that showcase sustainable seafood and local produce. Read more

    7th.List · November 12, 2012
  • Chad K.

    Great oysters, great drinks, great food. You can't go wrong with anything you order here. Same owners as Almond. These guys know what they're doing.

    Chad Korpeck · 1 week ago
  • Daniel B.

    Nice atmosphere, food was good but nothing spectacular. Fair Prices

    Daniel Brown · February 3
  • Allison Y.

    The crab cakes were surprisingly my favorite dish. Super crispy, fresh, and delicious.

    Allison Yu · February 1
  • Sandra R.

    $5 glasses of wine and pints of beer during happy hour. And these aren't skimpy glasses of wine either.

    Sandra Rubinchik · January 4
  • Igor L.

    Loved the clam chowder and oysters. Oyster Po' Boy was also a winner. Excellent waitstaff!

    Igor Levit · November 17, 2014
  • april p.

    had the braised short rib and it was delicious and fell right off the bone. had to try oysters and was not disappointed.

    april pongtratic · October 25, 2014
  • christina lynn agatha

    This place is amazing! Best oysters I've ever had. So adorable and good service. Fun place!! Play with the magnet walls.

    christina lynn agatha · October 3, 2014
  • Ashley G.

    Oysters, fish tacos, strawberry shortcake

    Ashley Grossett · September 30, 2014
  • Ashley G.

    The oysters are fresh and delicious, the fish tacos are tasty and the strawberry shortcake is the best I've had.

    Ashley Grossett · September 30, 2014
  • Joan P.

    Tuna Ranchers had a very metallic fishy aftertaste and I still wonder if the Oyster Tacos actually had oysters in them. But I would come for the adorable booth seats and lighting.

    Joan Park · September 15, 2014
  • kate k

    Angels on horseback are amazing - dates stuffed with goats cheese and fried, with a sauce that adds even more texture and flavour

    kate k · August 29, 2014
  • Madam W.

    Happy hour 4-7 for $2 east coast oysters. Skip salmon tartare & crab cake but order the Clam boil in broth with Old Bay, potatoes and corn $15. Unique booth interior & decor. Recommended.

    Madam Wu · August 29, 2014
  • Mike M.

    Ask for Antonio. Best owner around this place is amazing!

    Mike Murphy · August 29, 2014
  • Massimo R.


    Massimo Romano · August 26, 2014
  • Elena N.

    Amazing oysters & cozy spot

    Elena Nadolny · August 25, 2014
  • suneel t.

    fluke crudo, west coast oysters, champagne.

    suneel t · August 25, 2014
  • tara m.

    Pulpo Flatbread! My 1st time trying octopus might continue to be the best. The food is fantastic and the service, excellent. The Kumamoto oysters, ahi tuna, mussels with rolls, oh!

    tara markert · August 22, 2014
  • Aaron R.

    Marvel PR talk and cocktails

    Aaron Reese · August 13, 2014
  • Jason H.

    Seafood paella with thresher shark

    Jason Henke · August 6, 2014
  • Lenka K.

    East beach blonde oysters are awesome!!!

    Lenka Kolenka · July 19, 2014
  • Evangelia K.

    Asparagus with calamari and quinoa!!! Awesome!

    Evangelia Katsioti · July 10, 2014
  • Sameepa S.

    The Big Platter is a must have. Great for 2. Love the west cost oysters & the lobster salad! Great wait staff.

    Sameepa Shetty · July 10, 2014
  • Helen L.

    Paella is delicious and enough for two

    Helen Lin · June 29, 2014
  • Helen L.

    4sq check-in gets u free housemade gold fish

    Helen Lin · June 29, 2014
  • Amie Z.

    LOBSTER... B... L... T... and the mussels are crack, I could eat that broth all day loooong.

    Amie Zimmerman · June 25, 2014
  • Ben W.

    Service was attentive, friendly and informative. Oysters were delicious though one had shell fragments. Brussels sprouts were brilliant take on Caesar salad. Avoid shrimp corn dogs and fish tacos.

    Ben W · May 4, 2014
  • Malik A.

    Oysters and Prawns are great! (Bring you wallet though :))

    Malik Abdur-Razzaq · March 27, 2014
  • Genny

    The corn dogs are 👌

    Genny · March 1, 2014
  • Chad R.

    The salmon tartare w/ smoked creme fraiche is outta sight!

    Chad Robinson · February 26, 2014
  • Meatless Monday

    This old-school-new-school oyster joint is now going meatless on Mondays, offering a selection of vegetarian small plates and entrees every Monday night.

    Meatless Monday · January 28, 2014
  • John P.

    Claim chowder is delicious, shrimp corn dogs are, as well. The girls are nice, but one of the guys is a condescending ass. Don't come when they're understaffed - guessing mostly on snow days.

    John Phan · January 22, 2014
  • Jackie M.

    Great food! Used to have a larger beer list. Now they only have two? If your a beer drinker you may want to choose a diff spot. :(

    Jackie Murphy · December 22, 2013
  • Elizabeth I.

    The Brussels sprout salad is an absolute must!!

    Elizabeth Iriz · November 10, 2013
  • Sara A.

    Beet salad and sliders were both amazing!

    Sara Angelo · October 28, 2013
  • Jessi P.

    Get the Lobster BLT!

    Jessi Pak · September 26, 2013
  • Андрій Р.

    Чудове місце, що б не замовили - все смачне :)

  • Александр К.

    Просто и вкусно!

  • Rò ..

    Un posto con una Bellissima atmosfera... Ci sono pochi piatti ma tutti quelli che ho assaggiato erano troppo buoni. Il proprietario parlava un po' di italiano, troppo carino e gentile!

    Rò ........ · August 20, 2014

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