Lucas Local Oyster Bar Woodfire Cookery

4.6
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340 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Our vision at Lucas Local is to offer a unique and creative dining experience. We are a New American restaurant, inspired by coastal New England and offer an incredible selection of regionally selected ingredients. Our menu consists of a variety of creative dishes from the land and sea. We source locally when available, and we are seasonally inspired so we may offer you ingredients at peak season for flavor. Our cocktails are also very unique and take into account seasonal ingredients as well. We hope to see you and get ready to explore the best of what New England has to offer.
Vince Cappelletti
Founder/Owner
Lucas Restaurant Group
What 340 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oysters are fabulous. Crawfish, pork belly and jalapeño cheddar hush puppies were amazing

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GaryS
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Food was outstanding, cocktails amazing and terrific service. Highly recommend.

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Newtown
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The mussels appetizer was fantastic. The pasta was overcooked mush.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints!

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CherylB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First visit, was an enjoyable meal. Service was lovely. Fish was fresh and good selection. Decent wines by the glass and nice vibe. Crab arancini was a bit disappointing but overall a good meal and decent prices.

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VickyE
Angus
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Amazing food! Top notch experience all around.

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FormerSkokiePrincess
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place! The food is awesome! The staff (David) & owner are so welcoming & friendly! Very cozy decor! Thanks from your fans from Chicago! We’ll be back when we visit the grandkids next time!

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KurtK
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food and service were good to very good. It’s a small restaurant with a limited menu but it should be sufficient for most. A small bar area is also available for those who like to watch tv as they eat.

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Devo
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Menu has some unique items and food is absolutely delicious. Though it is a bit expensive here, it’s a place we enjoy going to once in a while to celebrate or just to splurge. We have been twice thus far and have never been disappointed in our meal or service.

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TfromSandyHook
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very good seafood. Best I've had in the area. Looking forward to my next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great dinner! We love the food and atmosphere

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BarbaraS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We wanted to introduce another couple who enjoy good food as much as we do to our favorite restaurant and it was a huge success! They LOVED it! The food and service were amazing as always. I enjoyed the tuna poke appetizer and the Arctic char as my entree. Both were 100% spot on. Our friends enjoyed the octopus, duck pate, branzino special and tuna. The thing most important about Lucas Local is that they consistently put out excellent food with excellent service! That is not an easy thing to do. We will be coming back to enjoy their midweek dinner specials. Thank you for another exemplary experience!

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Smash13
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We cannot wait to go back! We want to try brunch and Happy Hour!

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BillClay
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Truly outstanding dining! Creative flavor combinations and perfect cooking. Every dish that hit the table made each of us stop talking to savor the flavors. Loved it, and will be back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

It was ok. The appetizers were good but main meal was just ok. I had artic char and it really didn't look like Char. Anyway, service was good until we waited a very long time for main course. Not sure what happened. Its expensive and wasn't that impressive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I notify the restaurant of the special occasion and asked for a romantic table, they accommodated my request and then went above and beyond. Your food is amazing and the Ostrich was Incredible. Thank you Lucas Local Oyster Bar!

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JimM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Oyster selection was impressive. A little bit on the noisy side.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Everything was great. We enjoyed our meal, the service was excellent. The ambiance inviting. Would definitely go back.

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Jenna
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had an amazing experience! The chef is very talented and the service was great. I can’t wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful Sunday brunch and happy hour. Great oyster special! Ordered twice! Great service, cozy atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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jroma722
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always! Everything in the menu is phenomenal including cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

First date

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner

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vipJoeSkrip
Naples
22 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

It was just OK. I thought for what we ate and drank it was expensive. Actually when the bill came the other couple looked at it and said could this be right? Anyway dinner for 4 and a bottle of wine (that was half price that night ) was $250 and we didn't have anything special. Would I recommend it? I would, but warn them to look at prices before ordering

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GeorgeA
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The quality of the food is excellent and the portions are generous.

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vipAnthonyA
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place should be high on your go-to list but only if you like warm, interesting surroundings - friendly service - properly cooked, wonderfully fresh seafood - and one of the very best raw bars around!

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JoanneO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We took our good friend out for her birthday dinner. Every detail was perfect, from our reception to the menu, our server was great. The food was simply outstanding. It was expensive but worth it.

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JeffW
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience3

Kitchen forgot or gave my wife's meal to someone else. Had to wait 25min for her entree after mine was served. Very awkward and unfortunate that I couldn't enjoy a special date night, these are few and far between. Waiter did comp us the 1 meal and a tired, flat glass of champagne.

Bummed about an experience that missed the mark and unhappy I spent my $ there.

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AnneT
New England
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have eaten at Lucas many times and Love it! The meal is always wonderful! If you like octopus, it is the best! All their seafood is so fresh & cooked perfectly! We highly recommend you give them a try.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Out go to, we are never disappointed!

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vipRandall
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

THE most enjoyable place to go in the Newtown area for locals! Everything that leaves that kitchen and raw bar is perfect. LOVE IT!

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LawrenceW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Tables are close, quite noisy
No non alcoholic beer offered
$16 dessert of chocolate chip cookies with vanilla ice cream was a disappointment. The cookies were not warmed and were burnt
Entrees were good

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vipOutstanding
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing, we are glad we ended up at Lucas Local, litteraly a gem in the area

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SusanB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I love this little gem of a restaurant. The mussels are out of this world! Creative menu, great service and lively ambience. There was live music, which was a bit loud, as we were sitting directly in front of the musician. Otherwise, excellent night once again.

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vipChuck
New England
45 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Met our friends at Lucas, and we surprised by how busy it was. Understandably, our seating was briefly delayed and staff offered a round of drinks for the trouble. Drinks were very good and shortly thereafter we were seated. The menu choices were ample and we had appetizers while we finished our dinner choices. The dinner specials were interesting and complementary to the regular menu. The food was prepared and served quickly. The wait staff was attentive and very friendly, offering help with any questions we had. There was a live performer which was nice but sound was muffled and at times too loud to continue with conversations. It was a late dinner on a Friday, we stayed without interruptions they were winding down. Overall a very good evening food well prepared and an excellent server will return again for sure

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karn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The menu had a great selection to choose from. The servers were very attentive and friendly. Will definitely visit again.

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aarono
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Food is always good. The service is good. The live music is the best. Great place.

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skalz
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The lobster risotto was outstanding!! Great cocktail menus, wonderful service, oyster selection did not disappoint. I eat here at least once a month. One of our favorite restaurants!

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vipdavidi
Las Vegas
55 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fantastic find. We will be back for sure. Super friendly staff and great food

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Snowbird
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

We introduced Luca Local to friends who happen to dine out frequently. Sadly it was not the best experience. There were very few occupied tables, yet the service was extremely slow. When our meals finally were served 3 risottos with shrimp were just at room temperature. Wait staff offered to give new dishes, but we had waited 1-1/2 hour to get dinner. Our friends did find the dish very tasty. We were offered 1 free dessert to correct the situation. I have always enjoyed my meals at Lucas Local and I am disappointed that they are slacking down on their quality.

FAQs

Lucas Local Oyster Bar Woodfire Cookery offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 491-2992.

Lucas Local Oyster Bar Woodfire Cookery is rated 4.6 stars by 340 OpenTable diners.

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