This bi-level bistro in Silver Lake is known for its rotating roster of East and West Coast oysters. While bivalves are king -- be they raw, fried, grilled, or Rockefeller -- other dishes, like a warm lobster roll and steak-frites, reside on the menu for the oyster-averse. The "bar" part of L&E Oyster Bar is limited to wine, plus a few beers and aperitifs; though the list isn't exhaustive, it's well-picked to complement the seafood-centric menu. In other words, you have no excuse not indulge in pairing the Daily Dozen oyster selection with a glass of chilled California wine.
L&E is a charming, sidewalk restaurant that puts their own spin on all sorts of East Coast seafood classics, from lobster rolls and clam chowder to smoked fish dip and oyster po’boys. Their excellent oysters on the half-shell rotate daily.
The deal: Upstairs only: Half-off oysters from 5–7 pm Monday through Friday.
How to book: Walk-in only.