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Liv's Oyster Bar

166 Main St. (Dudley Ave.) Send to Phone
860-395-5577 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Freshly shucked oysters served in a tasteful setting define the dining experience at Liv's Oyster Bar.

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Liv's Oyster Bar Restaurant Review

: Liv's is a tasteful take on the usual raucous oyster bar, with exposed brick walls, well-spaced seating and a dining area set off from the bar where a showcase of freshly shucked oysters and seafood sits on ice. Blue Point oysters baked in bacon and herb butter provide a cooked oyster option, while Old Bay-seasoned french fries with roasted garlic mayonnaise, and tuna tartare with cucumber, avocado and radish in a ginger vinaigrette and harissa mayonnaise provide small plate alternatives to oysters. Entrées emphasize seafood, such as a fish taco with peach salsa, but meat lovers need not despair. Hanger steak with frites is traditionally prepared and quite satisfying. Desserts propose creative takes on items like classic crème brûlée. The wine list offers everything from a crisp Sauvignon Blanc to pair with the raw bar items to a sweet Riesling for those looking to select an appropriate dessert pairing.


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