Published January 23, 2012
Oysters and Beer from the Covell Guy
Here’s a joke for you.
The Covell guy walks into an oyster bar.
Okay, it’s not a joke. It’s a fact. The Covell guy has a new oyster bar. And he’s also got beer and
Welcome to L&E Oyster Bar
, a classy little hideaway from the guy behind the Eastside’s favorite
wine bar, opening Wednesday on Silver Lake Boulevard.
What you won’t see here: captain’s wheels, fish heads and turquoise. Too obvious. Instead: a
handsome green-and-concrete room
of Moroccan tile, chairs with nail heads and a couple of bait shop
signs listing the oysters they’ve got that day. One’s for West Coast, one’s East Coast—sort of like
a more elegant rap battle.
If you’re flying solo and starving for a fried-oyster sandwich and a cold beer, grab a stool at the bar.
It’s a short menu—a few oysters, a few sandwiches and a few reds, whites, bubbles and brews chosen by
Covell’s GM. But with key words like “oysters” and “wine,” you’ll probably be going on multiple
dates here. (Maybe even with the same person.)
In that case, come early to get a table—there are only about 10 inside, plus a few on the sidewalk, and
they don’t take reservations. If they’re full, you might have to pass some time with a glass of wine or
The sacrifices you make.
L&E Oyster Bar
1637 Silver Lake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026