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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (88 reviews)
“tuna” (22 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
166 Main St, Unit 4, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2386
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Very comfortable bar. We chose to have a couple drinks and the "House Special" hamburger . It was special and terrific!! Drinks are pricy but a good pour. We will go bck!

Thank pauldelmonico
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Attentive service and amazing food. From the hot bread, appetizers and entrees it is a memorable experience. The scallop entree was superbly prepared as were the short ribs of beef. One wish is for a few traditional desserts to finish it off.

Thank BELLHOP_11
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I liked the choices of food and drinks on the menu. The portions were good and the food was delicious!

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this better than most seafood place on the main drag on old saybrook, one of our favorite CT towns. A quick trip for the holiday weekend and we picked something different from the fried seaside fare for dinner. My monkfish...More

Thank jkjdkc
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Liv's was recommended by a friend when the wait at all the restaurants in Mystic was 2 hrs! Got to Liv's around 8:15pm. They were still very busy but had a table available for 2. Our server, Melanie, was terrific! Professional, personable and accommodating. The...More

Thank Sharon Z
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Oysters were great.... then downhill from there. Octopus salad was too over dressed: way too oily. They were kind enough to take that back. We then had the clam chowder which tasted more like salty bacon chowder. The servers were kind and attentive.More

Thank Nelsoninct
Robert M, Manager at Liv's Oyster Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

While we're happy to hear that you received great service during your visit to Liv's, we are terribly sorry that your meal was not up to standard. We strive to provide all of our guests with fresh, delicious food and apologize that we missed the...More

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Allison D
Is there outdoor seating?
18 May 2017|
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Response from jkjdkc | Reviewed this property |
Can I get a birthday cake or dessert for four
11 October 2015|
Response from Robert M |
Terry, Please call the restaurant. 8603955577
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 29
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:45
16:00 - 20:45
16:00 - 20:45
16:00 - 20:45
16:00 - 21:45
17:00 - 21:45
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
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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