Jack’s Luxury Oyster Bar

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Jack's Luxury Oyster Bar
East Village
The move from its original townhouse home to a smaller space around the corner hasn’t hurt Jack and Grace Lamb’s quirky little restaurant. They kept it stylish, using the same red-and-white checkered wallpaper and offbeat accents (e.g., bird figurines) as before. The result is a great East Village date spot with a bicoastal selection of oysters that rotates daily, lobster every which way and serious wines ($40 to $2,000 a bottle). The small plates are delicious: lobster-knuckle chowder full of meat and sweet corn; plump clams and rounds of chorizo in garlicky broth; sea bass perfectly steamed in parchment; and tender butter-poached lobster.
Venue name: Jack’s Luxury Oyster Bar
Contact:
Address: 101 Second Ave
New York
10003-85
Cross street: at 6th St
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 6–10:30pm; Fri, Sat 6–11pm
Transport: Subway: F, V to Lower East Side–Second Ave; 6 to Astor Pl
Price: Average tasting plate: $10. AmEx, Disc, MC, V

Average User Rating

4 / 5

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I went to Jack's Luxury Oyster Bar last night. I ordered their 6-course prix fixe tasting menu - WOW. I was blown away. For only $55, this quality, exquisite, beautifully presented 6-course prix fixe tasting menu is a HUGE bargain in New York. All 6 dishes were perfectly put together and loved the atmosphere. I sat at the bar where Chef Nicholas Licata cooked right in front of me, and handed each dish personally to me explaining what it is and what's in it. The dishes all looked phenomenal and beautifully presented - I took about 30 photos last night - check it out: www.gothamfoodporn.com