On my way to a meeting with little time for lunch, reduced further due to my awesome sense of direction, I spazzed and went down the wrong street. Looking around for what was close…right in front of my nose was the L&W Oyster Co. Their menu outside had an Oyster Po’Boy on it, so I went right in, took a seat at the bar and ordered up. In no time at all my sandwich showed up stuffed with perfectly fried juicy oysters, bacon(makes everything mo better) and amazing fennel slaw on three little brioche buns. A superb version of this classic. It came with homemade potato chips that were exceptional.
The rest of the menu is full of seafood classics with nice little tweaks like on the Po Boy that include a Lobster BLT, Brooklyn Clam Chowder and Fish Tacos and a full Raw Bar selection. Of note, they have a fair amount of non-seafood items for a Seafood joint to accommodate those looking for something land based to eat. While I didn’t have time for one the beer and cocktail menu was enticing. If you’re in the Flatiron looking for Seafood here’s your spot…and yes, they have a Happy Hour with beverage and Oyster specials.
L&W Oyster Bar is located at 254 5th Avenue
* Shigoku means ultimate in Japanese. It is also the name of a Japanese Oyster