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95 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10003-2902
+1 917-408-3395
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (58 reviews)
“fettuccine” (10 reviews)
“tuna tartare” (3 reviews)
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95 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10003-2902
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Reviewed November 3, 2017

We shared a variety of dishes and the scallops and oysters were the standout ones. Very good tuna tartare. Only thing that was just okay was the pasta that came with the clams - the pasta itself was overcooked and big clumps of it were...More

Thank Izzysaunders
Reviewed November 3, 2017

We sought this place out during our 4 day visit from England, and were so glad we did. It's easy to walk past, as it is tiny, but that means it can concentrate on food quality, decent pricing and customer service. We got seated at...More

Thank Nigel S
Reviewed October 27, 2017

I honestly haven't had fresher oysters in the city. My top 3 recommendations are: Oysters (top!!!!!) Fettuccine with clams (yummy) Salmon tartar (supreme) And sitting on the bar is the best specially if Frank is around! Best server ever! Although all the staff is super...More

Thank sandra a
Reviewed October 16, 2017

I have walked by Upstate almost every day since I moved back to the neighborhood and have never taken notice and am now thinking about how many amazing meals I could have had here! A friend, who is a huge fan, took me for dinner...More

Thank pattersondevon
Reviewed October 7, 2017

Upstate is insanely popular for a reason--it offers really fresh oysters at a bargain price. There's a comprehensive menu listing more kinds of oysters than I knew existed. The wait staff know their oysters, so ask them for guidance if you're not sure what kind...More

Thank dream_genie
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Upstate is a "craft beer and oyster bar, although that label is a great injustice. It is simply the best oyster bar I have found in New York City. The craft beers are wonderful, but just an afterthought. Go to Upstate for the oysters!! The...More

Thank dontstopkeepmoving
Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

We were lucky enough to snag a table last Saturday. We went before six and got the last table. Everything was so good, oysters were fresh, as were rest of meal. Reasonable prices and very good service. Will return and try my luck again.

Thank Noodlequeen
Reviewed May 19, 2017

great seafood. Loved the oysters, cracking service and good beer. We also had the clams and softshell crab, also very good. thoroughly recommend

Thank bsufqi
Reviewed May 3, 2017

A small cozy busy spot to try out. Excellent oysters and other seafood treasures to be had. Small but nice

Reviewed March 27, 2017

Small place but with a great ambiance. The team was very nice and they propose great simple food and awesome craft bier. Recommend to eat at the bar !!

Thank Benjamin R
East Village
There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village,
which offers plenty of unique small businesses
catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college
students alike. The East Village retains a bit of the
old-time neighborhood feel that you can still
experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned
shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of
the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 95 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10003-2902
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 917-408-3395
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