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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (90 reviews)
“tuna” (23 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
166 Main St, Unit 4, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2386
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We recently went to Liv's for a celebratory birthday dinner for my daughter and could not have been more pleased. From the attentive service to the excellent food, we were all thrilled we chose this restaurant for this occasion. We began with cocktails and oysters;...More

Thank Wendy O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the best meal and experience here! Local raw oysters and clams were the tastiest we ever had, and beautifully presented. We split a BLT salad, which was fabulous; and fish tacos, which happened to be a perfect size for us, but the fish...More

Thank cintayroy
Reviewed 1 week ago

During our trip to New England, Liv's won the most votes for favorite restaurant from our group! Simple food, well executed and delicious. Seemed to be very local and not touristy. Definitely go!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good but not worth the high prices they charged. To be fair, we did not get the raw bar items and maybe this is their specialty. However, the fish tacos were just adequate as was the tuna steak. Food came out very...More

Thank PolishChuck
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly helpful staff. Excellent menu with a good variety of eating options. Wonderful seafood. Excellent puddings.

Thank FamilyofFergus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a large party for dinner at Liv's. The manager was very accommodating and helped us pre-order some apps so that our conversation did not get interrupted when we first got there. Overall, I believe our guests had a lovely experience. I may be...More

Thank PVD_PR_Manager
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really great! Have eaten there several times, never disappointing. The food is fresh, delicious and beautifully prepared and presented. The wait staff is friendly, accommodating and professional. I would recommend this restaurant without reservation.

Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This is a pretty place, with outside seating under the columns on Old Saybrook's main drag, and an indoors where the bar seats are much sought-after (maybe because some of the tables for two look squished, especially the one right by the front door). The...More

Thank 1Nicole
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We have visited this restaurant within a short time period. Vacationing in Old Saybrook, when we found a great dinner, we decided to go back rather than try to find another place to dine. We weren't disappointed and if anything, we had an even better...More

Thank jerryr111
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

The best calamari ever, amazing cavatelli with clams and a great ,but different chicken scaparelli ( bad spelling but hey it's late) . Every meal was excellent

Thank steverA8718SU
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$29
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
4:00 PM - 8:45 PM
4:00 PM - 8:45 PM
4:00 PM - 8:45 PM
4:00 PM - 9:45 PM
5:00 PM - 9:45 PM
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
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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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