L & E Oyster Bar

1637 Silver Lake Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Critics' Pick
L & E Oyster Bar +

Anne Fishbein


  • Mon.-Fri. 6 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 5 p.m.; Oyster Bar 5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • $$$
  • Beer/Wine
  • Street Parking, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Even with the exploding dining scene in Silver Lake, L&E Oyster Bar remains the mainstay for a nice (but not too expensive) dinner in the neighborhood, or a spot to grab a low-key glass of wine at the upstairs bar, where you can look out over Silver Lake Boulevard’s leafy retail stretch. That it still serves the coldest, freshest, best-cleaned oysters in town (as well as most affordable for this quality) is just a bonus. Admittedly, that’s a pretty big bonus, but even without the oysters we’d love L&E for its fun wine list and cute Parisian feel, and for chef Spencer Bezaire’s simple but inventive menu. Items such as chorizo on toast with a side of smoked mussels have stood the test of time; the entree list, which changes more often, is where you’ll find Bezaire flexing his creativity and cooking chops, with elegant seafood dishes and the occasional meaty wonder. —Besha Rodell

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