Lucas Local Oyster Bar Woodfire Cookery
LUCAS HOSPITALITY GROUP
Maine lobster, herb butter, fresh brioche bun, hand-cut fries, CT style
Maine mussels, sage cream, pesto, a family recipe for over 20 years
sweet potato hummus, brulee onion, roasted artichokes, pickled green apple
Oyster Happy Hour! The best! I have been to Lucas Local 5 times for their Oysters. They are served to perfection. Sweet,fresh,delicious. Never failed us.
I had their Lobster cocktail and little neck clams as well. Delicious.
One day I will go for the Bison short ribs . The salad was delicious as well.
Heard someone rave about the Venison dish.
The bartender is the nicest man and always greats us with prompt service and a smile.
I’ve eaten oysters from NYC to Woodbury. Simply the best.
Unisex bathrooms could be a little cleaner so I gave the ambience a 4 star. Otherwise it is very nice.
Excellent seafood restaurant. We enjoyed the salmon and the Char. Terrific drink menu, very friendly service. Highly recommended!
Came specifically for the oyster happy hour (this was my 3rd brunch with you) and found that it was only at the bar.
Had hoped for an exception since the bar was completely empty our entire dining time.
Our server - Olivia - was AMAZING and extremely helpful with the menu.
Will definitely be back.
Our first visit to Lucas will not be our last! The space is inviting and well laid out, with decor that lets you know you're in an Oyster Bar without being kitschy.
The staff was attentive and well versed on the menu and specials. The menu is just large enough to give good options (we were there for brunch). We enjoyed delicious Bloody Marys from their specialty menu although they do offer a bottomless House Bloody Mary which also looked yum.
We will definitely be going back, maybe next time for dinner?!
We have loved Lucas Local since they were in Newtown. The more casual setting is very nice and the food is always excellent! We look forward to enjoying many more wonderful dining experiences in Southbury!
Not as good as it was when first opened. Sunday, not busy. Felt rushed in the beginning and slow on the finish. Mid bite through appetizers, asked to put in dinner order, even though we said we wanted some time minutes before, then waited quite awhile for server to return. Gaps in service while owner was on site. Linguini w clams, bland while trying to overcompensate flavor with hot pepper flakes and oregano, clams were barely cooked, tough to release from shell. Fish special, good yet salty. Measured drink pours at top price with mediocre service. Was special occasion, recognized by hostess, not by server. Had been to LL previously for special occasion and had a better experience. Owner should pay better attention. For the price of admission, this place should always be packed and on it’s A game. Maybe an off night but I’m done. We were customers at original location in Newtown. There are other decent local options.
Fantastic dining experience! The oysters were fresh and delicious. The halibut special over squid ink risotto with an amazing sauce, and the salmon dish on the menu were so good. I can’t wait to have again. The cocktails are equally amazing.
My wife and I had not been on a “date night” in quite a while. We were so impressed with Lucas. The food, ambiance and service were phenomenal!!! Must go yourself.
We smelled cigarette smoke and kept looking around to see who was smoking. We finally asked the waitress if someone was smoking. She said no, it was the bartender making some “smoked” cocktail. This ruined the experience for me and maybe coincidentally I came down with a cold the next day. A few days later while getting a blow dry, my stylist told me my hair smelled like smoke. As for the food, it was ok but not exceptional. The waitstaff were very nice though.
Awesome meal and service as usual :)
The oyster shucking is consistently OUTSTANDING. I’ve eaten at all the known places for oysters.
Great place to go to. Food is amazing and very fresh.
Everything was great except for our table was very close to the other table. It has nothing to do with social distancing for Covid, rather for intimate dining!
Drink was good but too much lemon in the riptide drink and didn't taste much bourbon. Waiter didn't tell me when I ordered the sea bass that the head would be attached. Just fyi good to know ahead of time when ordering
Absolutely amazing dinner, ambiance, and service...David was a wonderful incredible host......plus we got a blue oyster on our first date incredible
Will be back as a soon as possible!!!
This restaurant is a favorite of ours and we love their new location. Food and drinks are always amazing and the staff will is friendly and professional. We have been many times and have never been disappointed. Creative menu for both food and cocktails.
New modern seafood restaurant very nice.
Lucas Local was the absolute perfect place for a first date. We really enjoyed the atmosphere, service, food and each other’s company! 😉
Great restaurant with amazing food. Definitely for special occasions or dates as it is on the pricier side.
First time here. It’s new place and it’s obvious that some kinks are still being ironed out. Food was excellent. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. Drinks from the bar were excellent.
The one weird thing is their bar seating policy. We arrived early to have happy hour prior to dinner. There were open stools at the bar but the hostess said we could sit there. They were reserved! This is the only bar I’ve seen where you have to have a reservation. That is not states anywhere on their website and certainly not customary. As a result, we could not “pregame” before dinner or take advantage of the happy hour specials which are only available at the bar. We ended up having an earlier than expected dinner and going to another bar. Lucas lost out on some of our business. Be ware of this policy! I hope it changes soon!
Finally, when the table was reserved, I noted that this was for a birthday. It was never acknowledged by the staff as most restaurants would have done in my experience.
We are happy that they moved up to Southbury. We have been dining with Lucas Local for years. Oysters and clams are great. Fish is very fresh. Staff is awesome. Will be coming here for dining and happy hour frequently.
First time here. We were invited by friends. Fairly crowded. Looked like you had to have a reservation, which we did. We were seated on time. Waitress was very good. Food was very good. Enjoy our evening.
The food was great & worth every penny. Service was outstanding. My only complaint was the noise level.
I was surprised to see a question on "noise level" because that was the only downside to the evening.
Judging by the clientele who were there on Saturday night, I found the choice of "music" and loudness inappropriate.
But the food was outstanding! (If a tad pricey.)
Lucas Local is one of our favorite restaurants in the area. Food is always delicious.
Great atmosphere, chowder was wonderful but unfortunately my main course, as well as, my friends was so salty it was almost inedible. Plus the meal was brought to the table way too soon. We had just begun our appetizers and felt slightly rushed.
I will definitely give it a try again because we all have an off nights. Great location with plenty of parking. Easy on & off highway. Hoping things improve!
Did HH at bar 4-6 before dinner reservation...
Awesome deal $1 oysters and $2 off cocktails...
Disappointed that some drinks carried over to dining and not discounted...when mentioned to waitress her answer did not address the issue so we dropped it...
She was a bit aprupt...
Definitely will be back!
Best octopus ever!
The waitress was very nice. However, the food is just ok. Nothing to rave about. I had the linguini and clams and my husband had the roasted duck. Both were good, but again, nothing to speak highly of.
Wonderful first experience, food and presentation was outstanding. Our server David was attentive, knowledgeable and personable. We will be back!
Food amazing! Everything so fresh especially the oysters
Wait staff attentive and friendly
All around good experience
Awesome food as usual. The Chef’s Burger is so good!!! One suggestion: serve wet naps with the burger ;)
The noise level made it difficult to have a conversation. We asked that it be turned down but our request was ignored. Overall we liked the food but the octopus was a bit overcooked. A few minor things went wrong with service, and when combined with the noise level then we'd be hard pressed to return.
Delicious food, great atmosphere
Great Portions and variety. Seafood is on point. Staff is lively and full of positive energy. Overall great evening in this venue
The service and food was outstanding! Everything was fresh and delicious. Our server, David, was delightful. Highly recommend Lucas Local.
Our waitress Jackie was a five star! Food is a solid four but portions are way small for the price. 10 clams in a linguini and clam sauce dish for $26!!! Really? Overall good experience great oysters. If they increase the portions this place would be a five star
Loved, loved, loved this restaurant! Everything was delicious and so fresh! Can’t wait to go back!
Space is much larger then Newtown, with plenty of outdoor dining, menu is expanded with more options. Overall wonderful dinner
I would recommend this restaurant if the volume of the music was lower. The server was professional and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was good but not outstanding. The beverage menu was extensive. Really enjoyed the oysters! Just too noisy. I left with a headache.
Went for our anniversary dinner… staff was so friendly, food was superb, and I can’t wait to go back!
Lucas Local Oyster Bar Woodfire Cookery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 405-6882.
Lucas Local Oyster Bar Woodfire Cookery is rated 4.6 stars by 661 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.