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L & W Oyster Company

) #823 of 9,272 Restaurants in New York City $$ - $$$ Seafood, American,
254 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10001-6406
+1 212-203-7772
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“oysters” (44 reviews)
“lobster blt” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Seafood, American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
254 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10001-6406
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Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Liked everything, nice oysters and seafood, good (and big!) burger. It's pricy, but not crazy. Very nice service.

Thank meinhowl
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Came here with a few friends for happy hour, and it slowly turned into a huge group once we put the word out where we were! The servers were great, and the oysters were shucked well. Lots of oysters and drinks were consumed and we...More

Thank Dana H
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

If you love the finest of seafood in a casual layback atmosphere you will love L & W Oyster Co The food, the service, the oysters, the mussels are all magnificent

Thank LuciaCardamone
Reviewed 1 May 2017

A small restaurant on 5th Ave, with a small but perfect menucard. The freshest tastiest oysters and interesting seafood menu. Lunch menu inexpensive but first class. Staff very very helpfu and friendly. Drag show on sundays at noon very charmin. A treasure for New York

Thank raederarno
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Went here on a Sunday after 3 PM. Missed the brunch crowd so ample seating but still half filled. Had the burger with an egg on it and I liked it. They used English muffins instead of buns which was different. The chips were a...More

Thank Luke P
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I was out with my cousin and we grabbed lunch here one afternoon. Not being too crazy about seafood, I had my doubts but I just took the risk and went for it. A great tip would be to book online because this place is...More

Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped in on our way back to the hotel. Hidden gem because of construction beside it. Corn bread was delish. I had the blackened fish tacos. They were great so was the service.

Thank Tickateeboo
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed L&W. Having walked by many times, finally found an occasion to go. Oysters were very good. The shrimp cocktail was just okay. The Salmon Poke was quite nice and had a good kick. The Clam Chowder was a bit different and quite enjoyable....More

Thank USCKaboom
Reviewed 7 February 2017

ate here while waiting for our room to be ready at The Nomad. very good fish tacos and martinis. nice staff also

Thank Lynda A
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We dived into this place for brunch....what a find ! I had 3 Montauk Oysters, wife had some sweet potato fries and we had a few Brooklyn lagers. BEST Oysters in my life. Very cool hangout . One of my favorite finds during our trip.

Thank hydroarp
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 254 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10001-6406
    (28th and 29th)
  • Public Transportation: NR @ 28th Street 6 @ 28th Street FM @ 23rd Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
  • Phone Number: +1 212-203-7772
  • E-mail
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.
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