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All 73 Old Saybrook Restaurants

Liv's Oyster Bar

166 Main St, Unit 4, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2386
+1 860-395-5577
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Ranked #4 of 73 Restaurants in Old Saybrook
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $29
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Mon 4:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Wed - Thu 4:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Liv's is the brainchild of John Brescio. He is a French Culinary Institute-trained chef who worked at Tavern on the Green and Judson Grill in New York as well as Aux Delices in Greenwich. Liv's is names for the Brescio's young daughter Olivia, a photogenic tyke whose black and white blowups grace the walls. 'The combination of easy comfort and really good food makes Liv's Oyster Bar in Old Saybrook such a find' - The NY Times.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Been to Liv's many times over the past few months and have always found the service to be consistently good and the food excellent. Raw bar is a treat and the entrees well worth the price. Will continue to go back. Reservations are suggested and in the summer months a definite must.

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Hampton Bays, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We look forward to this restaurant when we go for weekend getaway. It is in the lovely town of Old Saybrook so it's been close to several places we have stayed. We have come in summer, fall and even winter and each time found service, food and atmosphere to be excellent. Very creative dishes and open views of kitchen make... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

We had a great dining experience and enjoyed the atmosphere. For an appetizer we had the raw bar platter which has oysters, clams and shrimp all of which were amazing. The lobster risotto was our favorite dish followed by the butternut squash with lobster. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Waterford, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

A rainy date night. We decided to revisit Livs Oyster Bar in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. We were last their in September, which was our first visit. We enjoyed our first visit, dining at the bar, and were curious as to weather we could enjoy our second visit as much as the first. We entered Livs around 7:00 PM. We were... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

this is a very nice restaurant. It is a bot pricey but i think worth it. There are several great entrees including fresh oyster bar. This used to be a movie theater but has been transformed to a great reataurant.

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Guilford Ct
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We love Liv's Oyster Bar for years now, and come on a regular basis. The menu changes, which is good, but the atmosphere is always nice, the staff friendly, and there is no rush to get you out because new people are waiting. The food: very good, especially the seasonal variations of salmon, but we also love their other seafood,... More 

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Staying here for the night in Old Saybrook...and based on reviews decided to try it. AWESOME....if my wife & i lived here we would be here every Friday night....probably sitting at the bar recounting our just completed week. Lots of energy, vibe & interesting/engaged patrons. The food is great...menu varied & not expensive.....and casual elegance is great..... will be back... More 

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Wonderful freshly prepared entrees. Have eaten here two times and never disappointed! Atmosphere is casual even though the food is top Notch!

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Killingworth, Connecticut
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148 reviews 148 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great selection of local seafood. I don't care for oysters but they had many other offerings. The salad was delcious as were the sea scallops. We were seated right next to the oyster bar and they appeared to have a wide selection to choose from.

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South Glastonbury, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My wife and I ate here on a Saturday evening in early October. You can sit outside, but it was beginning to get cold, so we decided to dine in. we each had a BLT Salad to start that was very crispy and fresh. The Ranch dressing tasted freshly made and delicious. The Truffle fries are the best we have... More 

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Additional Information about Liv's Oyster Bar

Address: 166 Main St, Unit 4, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2386
Phone Number: +1 860-395-5577
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 29
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Oyster Bar

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