Lucas Local Oyster Bar Woodfire Cookery
Service was friendly and mostly attentive. Food was a lot of swings and misses. Land and Sea Board was served completely different than what was described (sliced mortadella is not a substitute for pickled shrimp) and way overpriced for what it was. Ostrich itself was properly prepared but served with an odd “curry granola” best described as a cloying crumbled Butterfinger filling. That with a sweet pomegranate sauce and goat cheese yogurt made an incredibly unbalanced plate. Skirt steak in the steak frites was overcooked and chewy. Not to be a complete downer - the oysters and oyster selection was great as is the atmosphere. Manager continually circled the room but never interacted with diners (other than friends at the bar), otherwise we would have relayed the disappointment and not voiced it here.
For whatever reasons, Newtown seemed better. Unfortunate!
First time here - food was incredible! Some people may say the portions are small, but if you have an appetizer or salad, its fine - very healthy, clean food with lots of imagination. Will definitely be going back.
One of us had Lobster & one had scallops& they were both excellent, as was the service! We are excited to have a quality seafood restaurant in Southbury!
Food was outstanding and the presentation was really great. All of the staff were amazing too.
The gentleman at the next table set it all--describing Luca's as an eating experience, not a dining one.
The hot lobster roll was outstanding, long and overstuffed w lobster. The Mussels Isabella were succulent and the pesto sauce was amazing. I made reservations 3 days in advance but the seating was cramped and the strip mall ambience jarred with the level of the food and prices. For me it was a one time visit
Met all expectations. Menu was very diverse featuring both seafood, game and meat dishes. Had Grilled octopus for an appetizer, my husband had roasted oysters.. both outstanding.
I chose linguine with lobster my husband chose venison.Both did not disappoint. Good selection of wines. Our server , Christina, was very attentive & helpful. Overall it was a very enjoyable dining experience.
Table had rave reviews for the ribeye, the lobster roll, the whole lobster meal and of course, the poke bowl. Grandma tried the ostrich steak but decided she’s not a huge fan of the bird- but is still glad she tried it. She suggested snake or alligator be rotated in when/if the ostrich comes off the menu.
This was an amazing expereince! As someone with celiac disease, the staff was more that accomdating in modifying menu items to fit my dietary needs. I had the steak frites but had the polenta to sub for the fries. The polenta was probably the best I have ever had. We also mentioned to our server that my fiance and recently got engaged and they surprised us with glasses of champangne! Overall it was a great expreince and I can't wait to see how the menu develops as the get their footing.
Overall was great…. Love the new spot. The ambience and service was great. My only complaint is I made reservations requesting outside and even called a few days ahead to be sure we could be seated outside & they said no problem. We got there and the hostess sat us at the first table inside and I mentioned I called and requested outside snd she wasn’t willing to accommodate us to sit outside and was rude.
When making reservations can there please be a spot to request indoor or outdoor seating bc even calling ahead to request it didn’t matter for us!
We had such a lovely dining experience at Lucas Local. We went to celebrate a birthday and they really made us feel special during our entire dining experience. The restaurant is beautiful, the servers were attentive, kind, and gracious, and the food (oysters, fritto misto, lobster roll, shrimp cocktail, & burger) was absolutely outstanding! We’ll be back.
Great variety of oysters from the raw bar
This is their new location. Expanded menu. Same excellent quality and great cocktails
First visit to new location - had been many times to Newtown location. Love the new location - great decor and bar area is really nice. Food is wonderful as always and like that they added new menu items. Only complaint is the music is way too loud and it was very dark when they dimmed the lights - our reservation was at 8 and at about 8:30 lights dimmed and we couldn’t even see our food.
Absolutely perfect evening at Lucas Local!!!
The food was delicious, I am an Oyster lover and I had six choices to choose from I couldn’t decide so I ordered all six. I was not disappointed. The mussels Isabella were outstanding in a sage and pesto cream sauce, would have liked a piece of Chard bread to accompany it to soak up all the yummy sauce.They were only open one week so the service was slow but understandable, our waitress was always checking in on us. Will definitely go back.
Absolutely amazing! From service to menu and food quality, this was a very memorable night. Will be back to celebrate our anniversary soon.
This is the place to go for oysters. But they also have a good selection of other seafood and non-seafood selections. I was seated quickly although I found the high chairs at the counter very difficult to get into. The staff was very friendly and attentive. I would say my one disappointment was the rolls/bread. It was very dense and dry. I did enjoy the house made pickles
We arrived and were told menus hadn’t yet been printed. Our server was not knowledgeable about the menu, types of oysters, availability of wines and drink specials. The bread was hard, the butter was frozen, and the food was mediocre at best. We went the first evening you were open and many of the items on the menu were unavailable. Our waitstaff served us oysters never telling us which type each of them were. The soup, clam chowder was served cold. One guest ordered Seabass which was mediocre but served with deep-fried cubed potatoesWhich our server told us or oven roasted potatoes. The amount we paid for the food was very disheartening.
I had the most wonderful Birthday Dinner there on the last day at their Newtown Location. The staff and the food were excellent!
Best seafood in Newtown, hands down. Just wish they had more vegetarian options for the non-meat eaters. Highly recommended.
Great food! Delicious food! We had a great Father’s Day Lunch!
Tried to find a local place with raw bar. This place was a gem. Food was amazing and can’t really say enough about service, it was fantastic.
We will be back!
Our waitress (Julia) made us feel welcomed and helped accomodate for gluten allergy. The food was perfectly cooked, drinks were delicious, and the whole atmosphere was great. I would recommend to any family and friends!! Thank you for a great experience!
One of our favorite places - food and drinks are always amazing. Staff is very friendly and attentive. Will definitely be back again.
Service was courteous and friendly
Food was delicious and the restaurant very clean
Excellent! Have been wanting to dine here for a while . Had friends coming in for the 2021 Westminster Dog Show and I was appointed to make dinner rez for 4 at my choice of restaurant. Took a chance and Luca’s did not disappoint - It was a bit energetic and quite loud at 8 which is awesome for the restaurant but difficult to converse in - It did quiet down alot after 8:30 which made for a wonderful dinner . Food and service were incredible. Will tell everyone to go. 5 stars !!! Try the nauti pineapple drink! Actually try 2🙂
Delicious, creatively prepared food. Professional servers!
Sophisticated, creative dishes and drinks. offering composition, execution, and presentationwere top notch. Knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive wait staff. A splurge money-wise, but given the quality still good value for the money. Our second time there and won’t be our last.
Food and service was great as usual!
Great service. We loved the food. The Halibut special with the salad was amazing. We will be back.
Great as always. Oysters and clams were phenomenal. Entrees were delicious -- I had a creole alligator sausage main that was out of this world. Oyster shooters were delicious, the pickle tequila had a perfect tang that went along very well with the oysters.
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Lucas on Memorial Day weekend. This was our first visit based on favorable recommendations from friends. The menu was fantastic with a lot of creative and unusual selections. The service was very good and our food was delivered quickly. We really enjoyed the oyster appetizer special and I had the Po'boy which was outstanding. It was a great night and we will definitely be back!
The restaurant has returned to pre Covid dining prematurely. The tables need to be further apart. We will not return for this reason. Otherwise the food was excellent, Waitress was very nice and helpful
Loud. My pasta needed salt, and there was not a lot of lobster which was a bit disappointing. Menu is limited, we will return.
As always, our server and Sweet Petites (as well as our meals) were FABULOUS! I’m loving the poke bowl. I swear there is not a single disappointing dish on the menu!
The oysters are amazing. Great cocktails and the food was outstanding. Had shrimp and grits which was an appetizer but actually pretty substantial
amazing, please don't change the summer menu it's so good right now.
best octopus in town. My wife and I had a really nice time and David was a wonderful waiter.
Invited our friends from Fairfield here for a 7:30 reservation. We had to wait 10 minutes for our table. Then we sit down and the waitress tells us all the special entrees for the night are sold out. Plus no steak frites plus no lobster chilled from the main menu. Then my friend asked if they had espresso. NOPE. Then we tried to order the chip which dessert and she says sorry we just sold the last one. It’s Saturday night at 7:30. How do you not order enough food for reservations? Plus we made this reservation over 2 weeks prior. Huge disappointment and embarrassment. We will not be back.
We had the perfect and most delicious meal at Lucas Local Oyster Bar!! The service is incredible from front of the house to everyone in between! Cannot say enough good things about the food and service! Cannot wait to go back! Thanks to everyone who works there- it’s clear you go above and beyond!
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