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L & W Oyster Company

254 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10001-6406
+1 212-203-7772
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“lobster blt” (8 reviews)
“oysters” (42 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
254 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10001-6406
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 25 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 6 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
Reviewed 15 January 2017

My partner and I visited here for our last diner in NYC. The staff were very friendly and genuinely knew a lot about the food that they were serving. We had oysters to start (from different coasts) and also three sharing dishes. The lobster 'pigs...More

Thank scjsy90
Reviewed 28 December 2016

L&W is a great little restaurant on 5th and 28th Street. Tis a little pricey, but the food is so delicious and well worth the cost. The staff are friendly and look quite happy to be there also.

Thank marsincharge
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We stumbled on this this one. The oysters were good. The service was great. All in, not the cheapest place but enjoyable.

Thank RissieD
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
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.