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Upstate Craft Beer & Oyster Bar, New York, NY

Upstate Craft Beer & Oyster Bar

4.8
4.8
182 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Upstate Craft Beer & Oyster Bar puts what it does right in its name. This is a place custom designed for fans of local small-batch brews and a well-stocked raw bar. The inside of the restaurant is as cozy and comfortable as one would expect, as it is a relaxed atmosphere similar to a sports bar in the off-season. One of the keys to Upstate's success is its commitment to freshness. So much so that there isn't even a freezer in the building as everything is brought in fresh daily.Obviously, the oysters and clams are what most patrons come for, and Upstate's selection of west and east coast varieties changes every day, depending on what is available. That's certainly not the only thing on the menu, though. Guests can try out shared plates of house cured salmon, crab cakes, squid salad and even sea urchin.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (646) 791-5400
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual

What 182 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York City

    Seafood

  • Manhattan

    Seafood

182 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Our server was the rudest server I had ever encountered. So rude and angry that we had to leave before ordering anything.

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  2. Dinnerfor9

    New York City

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Lovely staff. Good oysters. I was underwhelmed with the soft shell crab and shrimp dishes I had. A lot of breading, not much flavor. My dining partners enjoyed their fettuccine and clam dish and their tuna tartare and the crab cakes—which I tasted and though were too much filling, not enough crab.

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  3. Table57

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best variety and quality of oysters in the city. The best date night place.

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  4. CocoA

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious food! Really awesome staff. A true gem!

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  5. ShawnJ

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely LOVE this restaurant. Food is amazing! Staff is friendly and service is excellent.

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  6. hahohee

    New York City

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Friendly and attentive service. Food was delicious! I had scallops that melted in my mouth. It's a small place so the noise level gets a little high when it's at capacity. If you like oysters, definitely check it out.

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  7. Dmitry

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My go to for seafood in the East village. Thank you!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always: perfection! This is by far our favourite place in the city and the only one we constantly go back to.

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  9. suitep

    New York City

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outdoor area was pretty cold. One of the heat lamps didn’t seem to be working. Other than that food, drinks and service were all great.

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  10. JustinC

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    One of the worst dining experiences I’ve had. If they try to stick you next to the curtain that separates the dining area from the front entrance, don’t do it. We were bumped into while seated, without exaggeration, two dozen times. The hostess did nothing to dissuade this, and she herself bumped into me and made no acknowledgment of this. Bottom line, the place is far too cramped and this are of the restaurant simply can’t accommodate a table. Past that, the oysters were good but everything else was underwhelming. I ordered the oysters for my main; there were four of them in there. Our server was very good, but again, the hostess was rude and dismissive. I can’t in good conscience recommend this restaurant. We couldn’t leave fast enough.

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FAQs

Upstate Craft Beer & Oyster Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 182 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Upstate Craft Beer & Oyster Bar

95 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    East Village
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
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