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“rockin oyster and ale” 5 of 5 stars
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Upstate
95 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10003 (East Village)
(917) 408-3395
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Ranked #95 of 11,180 Restaurants in New York City
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: East Village
London, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“rockin oyster and ale”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Wanted to live in this place. Great chatty staff, low key decor and the best selection of oysters we've ever eaten. The simplicity of great Ales and oysters is priceless. We hung out with the staff as it was a quiet night and they shouted us a drink with desert. Totally made our trip

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Excellent oysters and more”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Besides the oysters and the excellent local beers we we served a perfectly balanced main dish of fish and vegetables (monkfish and brussels sprouts). Friendly and knowledgeable service (oyster recommendations). On a Friday night we could be seated within 20 minutes. Affordable prices.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“Simply Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Recently in NYC for a few days. Found a website with so many positive reviews of Upstate we hopped in a cab and set out for dinner. Arrived to find a small place bursting with style and in time to enjoy happy hour. Six oysters and a beer, $12 in NYC! The selection was amazing. Each one we tasted was better than the next.
Simple, a bit rustic but warm and cozy. Staff friendly and knowledgeable. We had 2 rounds of oysters follow by crab cakes. Perfect scallops with risotto were next, ended with whiskey cake and coffee. Best seafood I have ever eaten in NYC!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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“best oysters!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

the line is not crazy at Friday night, best oysters and beers! A great way to refresh yourself after work!

Visited October 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Mollusc Madness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent casual dining experience. We sat the bar and enjoyed a number of microbrew beers. The waiter was knowledgeable and talked us through the menu and recommended that we get some oysters. They have oysters from the 'local' region and it was great to taste the different types back to back. I had a clam pasta as a main. Delicious. Would recommend.

Visited August 2013
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