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“Great place. Must for oyster lovers” 5 of 5 stars
Review of L & W Oyster Company

L & W Oyster Company
254 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10001
(212) 203-7772
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Ranked #1,293 of 11,186 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 28th and 29th
Transit: NR @ 28th Street 6 @ 28th Street FM @ 23rd Street
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.
Wallasey, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great place. Must for oyster lovers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Visited back in february and we loved it. Great service, food and beer! Definately one of our favourites of our trip and would definately go back. Beats more reknowned places hands down.

  • Visited February 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Great restaurant for oysters”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went there for friends' reunion. The oysters are really nice which we ordered one dozen and then another. The clams were good as well. Really a nice place for friends to hang out.

Visited August 2013
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nj
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“very nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We ordered the 2 lb lobster for 2, an outstanding meal. Both the potato salad and corn on the cob were awesome, as well as the lobster. The servers were quick and very attentive, but the place was not very crowded (not sure why) on the Saturday evening after 6:30 pm we were there. The Dr. Seuss wallpaper going down the stairs, and the crossword puzzle wallpaper in the rest room (with the amusingly marked door!) on the lower level-added to the interesting atmosphere.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Seafood Gem on 5th”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Found this place more or less by accident, but quite a find! Food was excellent. Get the wine pairing (about another $25 per person) with the 3 or 4-course prix fixe (ours ran about $75/person), and you've got a pretty good bargain, all told.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Moscow, Russia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Simple & delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Great selection of oystetrs, and fantastic lobster sandwich - simple and sophisticated at the same time. Very friendly staff.

Visited May 2013
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