Opened by the guys behind Fat Radish (nearly directly across the street) The Leadbelly has hung its hat on the never-ending list of oyster houses that have sprung up on the Lower East Side. While we normally wouldn’t be too excited about another spot to get our shuck on, these guys have done it right. Since the doors opened we’ve had a hard time staying away, not in the least due to the beautifully weathered atmosphere and the excellent oyster selection. By the way, if you don’t try the toasted almond white russian you’ll be rather sorry.
I love this bar in the Lower East Side, from the team who did The Fat Radish which is right across the street.