Lucas Local Oyster Bar Woodfire Cookery

4.7
446 reviews
$30 and under
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 446 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JenniferC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I cannot wait to go back. Everything was delicious! I highly recommend to anyone.

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MonikaP
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have came to Lucas Local four times and each visit is absolutely incredible. You can tell with the seasonal menus, clean and chic atmosphere, and precise attention to detail that the staff and Lucas Local really value high quality. My meal was so amazing, it was worth every cent and then some! Lucas Local will always be a favorite restaurant of mine.

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kristinG
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a light dinner there last night and we will definitely be back once our move to Newtown in finalized! We arrived on the earlier side but lucky us, it was Happy Hour. The oysters were amazing! For dinner my husband and I shared the clam pizza which was also delicious. The ambience is wonderful but the true highlight of our dinner was our waiter, David. Excellent service and so hospitable. Can't wait to go back!

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Kate
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christina was great. Really helped with the wine selection! Octopus was fantastic.

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NicholasL
Miami
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service! Nice menu. My only complaint are the desserts. Very high priced for the quality of the dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and great service. Felt really safe and clean as well. Best oysters I've had in ages, and all portion sizes are perfect.

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KevinB
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Dining at Lucas Local Oyster Woodfire Cookery last Saturday evening was a delicious experience! The menu choices included unusual entrees, a great variety of appetizers and salads and a wine list that complimented our meal choices. We'll be back soon!

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KimberlyR
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was incredible! The staff was attentive and courteous. The food was outstanding! Highly recommend the ostrich. We will most definitely be back!!

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Chrissy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible experience. Felt distanced from other customers and safe. Food was incredible!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every season is a different and exciting menu. They go above and beyond to make sure that even the smallest of celebrations feel special. Our server David was fun, knowledgeable and amazing!! Cant wait to visit again!

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LeslieQ
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved it! We had oysters, fresh, and so flavorful. Linguine with perfectly cooked little necks, Rhode Island chowder. Everyone commented how good their entree was. Many inventive drinks, wine selection and local brews. Topped off with vanilla ice cream with bourbon sauce. Service was excellent, kudos to David. Social distancing was observed and we felt very safe and taken care of.

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vipGardenweasel
New England
118 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our Halloween dinner!
Beside the outstanding food and service (kudos to David!), the staff were in costume, and we had the opportunity to vote for the best pumpkin.
Cannot wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

anniversary

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StephanieL
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Drinks and seafood and service always superb. The special was disappointing and they need more heat lamps outside but all in all they are doing the best they can in a bad situation

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PatrickS
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply a perfect dining experience. I would highly recommend.

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LockerSquawker
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Probably our third or fourth time here, and I can't recommend this place enough. We came here for our anniversary. Cute atmosphere as always, pitch-perfect service along with a fantastic menu. We tried to exercise good prudence and judgment and stick to a dozen oysters, but we just had to get another half dozen. For the missus, the seasonal variant on fish and chips was one of the most brilliant and creative flips on a classic I've ever seen. For me, the kabocha squash and scallop risotto was phenomenal. Octopus just perfect. Apple toddy that was pitch-perfect for the evening. Everything is so well thought through, even down to the bread and butter pickles, sourdough, and herbed butter at the outset of the meal. We will be back again...and again...and again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oysters are a must have. Fresh and delicious. Had a a swordfish burger. Excellent. Cocktail menu is great. One of my favorites

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a very nice dinner with great service. Our table is as a quiet little table in the corner. We had mentioned earlier that we just got engaged and they brought us over champagne at the end of the night. Thank you!

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PamB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect, as always! Great food, ambiance, all while being Covid compliant

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Popeye
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience2

Best part was David our server. He was responsive, courteous, knowledgeable - and seemed from the start to want to make our dining experience more than satisfactory. He did and it was

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ACQUA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

This was a last minute booking (about 3 hours prior to our reservation time) on a Saturday night. We sat outdoors under a heater with a retaining wall decorated with lights and pumpkins. We ordered a dozen oysters and they were all delicious comprising of three of four different kinds. Our entrees did not disappoint - the three of us shared all three entrees and would go back to get any one of them again. Highly recommend their chocolate chip cookie with vanilla ice cream for dessert. And it’s big enough to split.

Can’t wait to go back!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly and enjoyable experience, will definitely come back

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Kate
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service. Highly recommend the octopus, fall risotto, and chocolate cake. Delicious cocktails as well. Try the one with the maple candy.

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vipFebruary14
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot and delicious food. Good outdoor setup and friendly staff! Delicious oysters and the fish and chips are a must!!

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bethr
Miami
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience4

The biggest take away is the seating, The chairs are so uncomfortable as well as the benches.
They are hard unforgiving wood and the thin cushion doesn’t alleviate the pain
We had a clam pizza which smelled delish, unfortunately the clams were so tough they were inedible.
The oysters were amazing and shocked to perfection and our server was delightful

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DGrant
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing, the service was great. Always consistent. One of my favorite places!

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PJH2ND
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

LUCAS LOCAL IS ALWAYS OUTSTANDING; NEVER DISAPPOINTS !

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vipGardenweasel
New England
118 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve been wanting to try Lucas Local since it opened, and regret not having done so sooner!
I made online reservations & requested outdoor seating for an hour that didn’t have it available. I was impressed that I got a phone call to explain outdoors wasn’t available at that time, but they could offer it at a later hour, which I accepted.
The outdoor space is very pretty, with market lights, barn board accents & metal tables.
The food was outstanding! It’s hard to get fresh, snappy shrimp, and char is not a common fish option. Lucas had both, and they were perfect!
Service was excellent too!
Cannot wait to return!

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NewtownMark
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’ve been in town for many, many years and always heard good things about Lucas Local but never tried it. Our anniversary tradition is to try something new and we chose Lucas Local and had a fantastic experience. The Poke, risotto and steak was absolutely amazing. This is now one of our “go to’s”

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Clever menu and drinks - felt like I was in NYC!

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RobinS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Server was excellent & attentive. Oysters were ok but would've liked bigger selection. Overall would recommend & will be back again in future

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Susanv
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a really good dinner, no stress, very comfortable.
Had the oysters as an app - all very fresh and delicious!
I had the baked squid as a main (its on the first course menu) and it was very good. The portion was pretty large for an app as well, so it could be to share. There was a little heat to the dish, but it was so good!
We also had the ostrich steak which was cooked perfectly. It was also really good. The couscous and yogurt were very good, not a huge fan of the smoked granola but may just be me.
Chocolate mouse for dessert - perfect.

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HannaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food !!!! It was my Bday last Friday and I was more then Happy About that place choice for
The first time ❤️

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KimA
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Really great food. Chef is clearly a perfectionist and understands flavor.
Shame about some street noise when out door dining. We love this place and its sister restaurant, Centrico.

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MeganS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Both of us got NY strips (replacement for a dish that was sold out) which came with potatoes and asparagus ni and they were very good. Also shared oysters which were delicious. My boyfriend got the Mermaid's Garden and I got the Rita's a Little Spicy marg, both great (I was going to get a glass of wine but saw the price of one glass vs a cocktail was also the same) I've dined outside the two times I've been to Lucas Local. The outdoor seating is close to the road and by a traffic light with an intersection so you will hear some cars but otherwise pretty peaceful outside. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding as usual. This is my favorite restaurant. The oysters are fresh and amazing. Had the yellowfin tuna. Excellent dish. Great cocktails

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vipAnnaT
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place with great food!

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PaulR
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favorite places. Can't wait to go back.

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wookie5876
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lucas Local is a great place to dine. The menu has a nice variety of dishes and the wait staff is great.

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wookie5876
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and the service is always top notch. What we really like about Lucas Local is how the menu is constantly updated with very good choices.

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 4.7 stars by 446 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.