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L & W Oyster Company

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, Seafood,
254 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10001-6406
+1 212-203-7772
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“lobster blt” (9 reviews)
“oysters” (46 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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254 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10001-6406
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1 - 10 of 103 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A waste of my walk and hustle to HH. It lacks AC, no seating..and reserves all seats for night dinners They do have a good special..if u get off work at 4pm. Fk Don't get til winter

Thank Mar T
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to get seafood and not spend a small fortune. The oysters are always good. I had a lot of chilled shrimp. We had a nice tomato salad and the chowder with beer is different and tasty. The restaurant is casual...More

Thank USCKaboom
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Had dinner here with friends. We all ended up having the $29 lobster special 1&1/4 lb lobster with corn on the cob and potato salad. The lobster was tasty, the service was great, and it's a good value.

Thank BizLuxTrvlr
Reviewed 30 July 2017

They really nail the casual retro seafood vibe in this small street front space. Snug booths line the front entry adjacent to the bar, opening up to the main dining room at the back. I came this time for a business lunch so no delicious...More

Thank dd212
Reviewed 25 July 2017

OMG I loved the food and all the fun brunch options, but honestly the best deal were the mimosa's - 2hrs for $15 unlimited and I barely got a chance to finish each one before being offered another one!! They also make them fresh, great...More

Thank ClaireGrantham
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 23 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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