[New York] Upstate Craft Beer & Oyster Bar
Upstate Craft Beer & Oyster Bar | www.upstatenyc.com
Address: 95 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003
Date visited: 2013.01
Verdict: This place doesn’t have a freezer. Translation: everything is fresh.
Will return: Definitely
What to get: Everything listed below
We came around 8:30pm one night and the place was packed. People weren’t really leaving but we were determined to eat here so we waited (they don’t take reservations).
The manager came over a couple of times to update us on seating and fed us beer samples. When we were finally seated after about 45 minutes, more beer samples came our way. The service here is superb, genuine, and homey. Everything we ordered was great and I would order them again next time. The man sitting next to me at the bar also turned out to be the owner’s uncle, which was an added bonus to my meal.
Yes, I know these photos look like they were taken by a 1998 flip phone. I wouldn’t subject you to bad lighting if it wasn’t worth it.
|Look at the itty bitty bottle of Tabasco sauce ^^|
|We love our West Coast oysters|
Grilled Squid Kale Salad ($8)
|Upstate Squid Salad|
|Upstate Scallop Risotto|
I’m usually pretty meh about pasta but this sauce was really good. The sauce is
|Upstate Fettuccine with Clams|
|Upstate Lobster Bake|