Liv's Oyster Bar
Dining at Liv’s, whether in the main room, at the bar, or on the patio, is an experience to be savored with friends and family long after summer on the shoreline has past.
John Brescio also serves as Liv’s Executive Chef, creating simple, focused dishes with an emphasis on local ingredients, and the stunning seafood that the area provides. The menu at Liv’s changes with the seasons, bringing guests a true taste of the pristine environment. John works closely with Liv’s partners to make sure only the best produce is used, as he would serve nothing less to his family.
Together with his exceptional staff, John welcomes you to the special experience he’s created at Liv’s Oyster Bar.
Complimentary special offers
Lobster Roll Night
Enjoy a 4oz Lobster Roll with Fries and Coleslaw for $18.00 Every Tuesday!
Oyster Night Every Wednesday
Buck a Shuck Oysters Every Wednesday from 4:30 to Close
Mussel Night Every Thursday
One LB of Mussels $13
Your Choice of:
Liv's Fries, Old Bay Fries,
Wine or Beer Special
Dlllar oyster night is a real bargain for us year rounders. The accompanying meals were well worth it too.
Loved it! My first time and won't be my last.
Comfortable setting, with excellent service.
And more importantly, great GREAT food!
The food was exceptional. Also the service. You could use a decorater for interior
Great evening! Our server, Gillian, was outstanding!
Nice atmosphere, good food. Mushroom salad was very tasty, salmon nice, thick and cooked per instructions. Little noisy in the back.
The food was delicious and done perfectly. The service was superb. Highly recommend.
Like Groundhog Day, I just keep getting the best seared tuna anywhere around, every single time. Outstanding meal.
We hadn't been to Liv's for years and decided to take some out of town guests last Friday night. We were all really pleased with our food choices and everything was cooked perfectly. The range of menu choices made it difficult to decide what to have. Even our non-fish eating friend found several things to keep him happy. Our waiter Brian added a lot to our experience as he was incredibly well versed in every preparation making them all sound delicious, and at the same time, he was fun and appropriately chatty. He was attentive, but not smothering. All in all we were pleasantly surprised and will definitely be back!
Shuck-a- buck can't be beat!! New waiter a little slow, but otherwise a great experience
Wonderful! Perfect every time.
Service was fantastic. Drinks amazing. Husbands fish and chips was average. All other items were so delish
Love Liv’s. Food was excellent, though portions were small. A bit pricey, but worth it.
Service was excellent.
We had an excellent time!
Great personalized service by Julie and her team, as always!
The service and food was outstanding as always I would reccomend liv's
Oyster selection was good, and the oysters themselves were superb. Menu had nice variety, and among four of us, all dishes were well executed. Bar was great too. We’ll be back!
Great fresh seafood with top notch service. Would definitely return.
Could eat at Liv’s every day. Service is great waitstaff as well and the food- awesome
Always a great experience. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a nice evening out.
Overall a good experience. Considerate and competent waitstaff, amazing front room manager, very good food. What better combination is there?
This was our 2nd trip to Liv's as we live over one hour away....and worth every bit of the trip! The oysters were excellent, fresh, tasted great. The food OMG was fabulous - my husband had the salmon & I the scallops and both meals were prepared perfectly and tasted wonderful. The service was excellent from the moment we stepped thru the front door we were greeted warmly, seated promptly even though we had arrived earlier than our reservation time and our server Zada was friendly & attentive. We will DEFINITELY be back and recommend Liv's to all!
Liv’s, always the best!!!
The food was the highlight. The raw bar is exceptional. The only thing we didn’t enjoy was the octopus appetizer because it was more chorizo and potato than octopus.
I don't know how they continue to serve the most creative and flavorful food around. Every ingredient served has it's own purpose, no matter who subtle or bold it may be. We love coming here and always have a great meal, in a relaxed atmosphere. and the service is outstanding.
Mussels night was a hit! We tried all three types and each was delicious. Great value and excellent quality, as well as their usual friendly service.
service and food was awesome as usual I would recommend this restaurant
The food at Liv's continues to be first rate, even after all these years! New dishes are wonderful, salads delightful, desserts always yummy!
Liv's Oyster Bar was fantastic. Our server Mel was well informed and gave us great suggestions. Whiskey sours were delicious. Oyster Stew was exceptional. My husband had fresh oysters (18) and said they were very fresh. The fried chicken was juicy and flavorful. The ahi tuna was cooked perfectly. For dessert, we had the blood orange cheesecake, it was fantastic. We can't wait to return.
The oysters are second to none. Flawlessly shucked, perfectly fresh, always delicious. Some, however, reached the table submerged in melted ice or tipped into the mignonette. But no matter.
The service is always good, sometimes VERY good. The bread is excellent, but a butter option would be nice.
The rest of the food, on the other hand, is quite ordinary. Vegetables are usually either undercooked (carrots) or overcooked (greens and crucifers). The seasoning is often heavy on the salt and lacking in any other flavor. Sauces tend to be overpowering. Dressings lack subtlety. Suggestion: get acquainted with herbs and brown butter.
We go for the oysters and put up with the rest. Noisy.
Amazing food!! Best tuna I’ve ever had.
Delicious food, always reliable. Great oysters and the best burger you'll ever eat.
Loved the mussels special on Thursday. Three choices of preparation and lots of choices for the pairing. This was an addition to their regular menu. Inventive and tasty cocktails. The server was very attentive, even getting a wrap for one of us who was a little chilly. Easy parking and handicapped accessible. Can't wait to go again.
would have been outstanding review across the board, but noise level is high in the main dining space, especially when the room is full as it was on New Year's Eve. Great dinner. Great service.
It was New Years Eve. A little louder than normal. But great food and service as usual. Love, love, loooooove the Tuna sushi pizza!
I have been a patron of Liv's since they opened. They never disappoint me.
The is simply a handsome, outstanding raw bar and seafood restaurant--with warm hospitality and great food.
Always fresh oysters, good service and a nice experience. $1 per oyster on Wed nights make it irresistible - we go with or without friends, sit at a table or the bar and always, always order at least several dozen oysters on the 1/2 shell - never disappointed. It is often the highlight of our week.
I contacted them to help make my engagement dinner amazing and they certainly did. Robert and his staff made everything perfect! And the food was exceptional! This place is a can't miss for a special occasion or just a fantastic meal! Thank you Robert for helping make a memory that will last forever!
Liv's is one of the best and most innovative restaurants on the shoreline, especially for seafood. . The value is good, wine list good with some high quality moderately priced options and the quality of the food is tops.
The prices are representative of many area restaurants in the area from Old Saybrook to New Haven, many of which get away with very average and sometimes really poor food. Liv's is an exception.
Awesome service and fantastic meal!
Liv's Oyster Bar offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 395-5577.
Liv's Oyster Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 1729 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.