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Liv's Oyster Bar & Restaurant

166 Main St, Unit 4, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2386
+1 860-395-5577
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“oysters” (90 reviews)
“tuna” (23 reviews)
Closed
4:00 pm - 8:45 pmAll hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
166 Main St, Unit 4, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2386
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1 - 10 of 233 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a pretty place, with outside seating under the columns on Old Saybrook's main drag, and an indoors where the bar seats are much sought-after (maybe because some of the tables for two look squished, especially the one right by the front door). The...More

Thank 1Nicole
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited this restaurant within a short time period. Vacationing in Old Saybrook, when we found a great dinner, we decided to go back rather than try to find another place to dine. We weren't disappointed and if anything, we had an even better...More

Thank jerryr111
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

The best calamari ever, amazing cavatelli with clams and a great ,but different chicken scaparelli ( bad spelling but hey it's late) . Every meal was excellent

Thank steverA8718SU
Reviewed August 11, 2017

Waiting to catch a train we stopped at the bar during happy hour and had delicious fresh oysters from Nantucket for $1.50 each and a good white wine for $5.00 per glass. What a great way to kill an hour.

Thank v0yageur22
Reviewed August 7, 2017

The food and service were both very good. Plate presentation was excellent. They offer interesting cocktails and selection of wines. The Lobster Roll was exceptionally good!

Thank ForbesB
Reviewed July 9, 2017

We arrived early at 500 PM and were seated immediately. Definitely make reservations for this popular restaurant. My husband loves oysters and I enjoy shrimp cocktail. He was given several choices and the server was well versed about the oyster selection for the night. After...More

Thank ConnecticutNana
Reviewed June 19, 2017

Our first time here. Food was fantastic. Service was great. The raw oyster selection in tremendous. Fish entries are really excellent!

Thank Fred V
Reviewed June 15, 2017

After moving here last summer (Old Saybrook) from the Hartford area, we were on a mission to replace some of the restaurants we have been blessed to have been to over the many years we lived there! Liv's hits the mark for us, we love...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

Large raw bar selections, , we split a really good caeser salad, enjoyed hanger steak, the mrs had excellent halibut , the gluten free chocolate mousse was great too. Nice decor, nice upscale feel to place. Old saybrook is a great town, catch it while...More

Thank wgardellajr
Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

Oysters, mussels, calamari, crab cakes, soups salad. Very nice experience. Halibut, scallops, tuna halibut, lamp, chicken and trout. Fish and chips. Good wine selection. Everything was well prepared. Nice bar. Service was very good. Kids menu available. Bouillabaisse is also on the menu. Carrot cake...More

Thank B W
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May 17, 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $29
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 166 Main St, Unit 4, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2386
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: +1 860-395-5577
  • E-mail
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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