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“Great food, even better service!”

Liv's Oyster Bar & Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 84 Restaurants in Old Saybrook
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $29
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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.
Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I ate there last night and it was delish! He had the oysters and the Atlantic char. I had the scallops which were amazing. Don't miss the donuts for dessert! They are to die for! Great specialty drinks and a very diverse wine list. We had a great waiter and that is always an added bonus. They have great seafood but plenty of choices for landlubbers! Check them out!! :)

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Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Great food, keep the kids, not everyone is a follower, good luck and keep the great service. We had a wonderful time at the bar, drinks were prompt,.food was perfect .

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We loved Liv's Oyster var and would return. Quiant and cosy in a great older building in downtown old saybrook. The tuna pizza was delicious

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Reviewed June 23, 2013

We have never been disappointed at Liv's. Pleasant atmosphere. Fish is fresh and prepared well. A little pricey, but we like it.

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Reviewed May 29, 2013

We thought the presentation was good .The portion size was small.The food was not exceptional either.When you pay a decent price,you should get a full size portion.We will not go back.

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Thank RGG42
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Robert M, General Manager at Liv's Oyster Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. If you could email me (robert.livs@gmail.com) with more specifics on what you ordered the evening you dined with us, it would be greatly appreciated. We always take into consideration portion size, price and quality when developing our menus. We would love to have you try our restaurant again.

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