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One Of These Nights

Upstate is the neighborhood restaurant everybody needs, but only East Village residents are lucky enough to call their own. It’s a tiny oyster, seafood, and craft beer establishment that doesn’t have a freezer in the building – everything is brought in or made fresh the day that it’s served. 

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You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better selection of oysters in Manhattan, and you certainly won’t find anyone better to educate you on them than Upstate owner Shane Covey. Shane remembers every face, talks to every patron, and treats everyone like a regular. Hang out long enough, and he will pull up a chair and introduce you to his dog, BuckShowalter.

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see you upstate!

Written by gavincovey

October 21st, 2015 at 4:40 pm

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How Deep Is Your Love

Here’s how to do upstate right

1. Go for the oyster happy hour. For $12, you get half a dozen oysters and a craft beer.

2. Sit at the bar. The staff is what makes the restaurant great.

3. Listen to them when they recommend a beer. And, don’t be afraid to ask for a taste. 

4. Get a half-dozen oysters, or a dozen – have them recommend a few different types of east and west coast oysters.

5. Order the uni. Even if you don’t like uni. We would have licked the plate if it weren’t socially unacceptable.

6. Order the Fettuccine with clams. It’s some of the best we’ve ever had.

7. Leave room for the Whiskey cake. It’s Shane’s wife’s recipe, and they give it to you at the end of your meal.

8. Sit by Shane. Sit by Shane. Sit by Shane. 

The best part? There’s more to come from Covey. He’s planning to open a neighborhood fish place nearby. 

All true folks, all true.

see you upstate!

Written by gavincovey

October 15th, 2015 at 3:37 pm

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Bread & roses

Enjoy the long weekend folks, we’ll be closed this Monday but back to business as usual on Tuesday @5pm sharp!

Happy-Labor-Day

see you upstate!

Written by gavincovey

September 7th, 2015 at 1:53 pm

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Filthy/Gorgeous

Wild Elkhorn oysters…not for amateurs

see you upstate!

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May 26th, 2015 at 6:14 pm

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Second Hand News


Upstate has one of, if not the, largest daily selections of oysters in NYC. There are often like, 20 kinds a night. Try 12 of them, and that alone could make for a conversation topic. But Upstate is also stocked with excellent wines and beers, an amazing pasta, and crazy friendly service.

Cheers to the excellent company we keep – #EastVillagePride

  • The Eddy
  • Narcissa
  • Tuome
  • Le Philosphe
  • Prune
  • Huertas
  • Il Posto Accanto
  • Pylos
  • Jewel Bako

see you upstate!

 

Written by gavincovey

April 23rd, 2015 at 11:01 pm

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Almost Famous

Looks like BuckShowalter is making friends in high places…

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see you upstate!

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March 18th, 2015 at 6:02 pm

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Closing Time

So a guy walks into a bar upstate…starts drawing the staff.

Does this guy:

Look like this guy?

see you upstate!

Written by gavincovey

March 9th, 2015 at 6:46 pm

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Shake It Off

That’s right folks… 2x fantasy football league champion. #MadSkills

Oh yeah – we’re running regular service tonight for Valentine’s Day (so that means no reservations)

see you upstate!

Written by gavincovey

February 14th, 2015 at 10:57 am

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Shark Week

Left shark totally upstaged Katy Perry last night

This snow won’t last forever, so yes we’re open today folks.

see you upstate!

Written by gavincovey

February 2nd, 2015 at 2:58 pm

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Super Bowl Sunday

Considering the fact that we have zero TVs, makes total sense that we will be closed today.

We’ll be home watching the game commercials just like you.

see you upstate!

Written by gavincovey

February 1st, 2015 at 10:27 am

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