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The John Dory Oyster Bar

1196 Broadway, New York City, NY 10001 (Manhattan)
212-792-9000
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Ranked #2,627 of 11,875 Restaurants in New York City
Hours:
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thu - Sun 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Seafood, Oyster Bar
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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River Edge, New Jersey
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101 reviews 101 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I had long been looking forward to visiting John Dory. After a walk through Eataly and a glass of wine we entered this restaurant with high expectations. That might have been the problem. The oysters were okay and the setting okay but just that.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I frequented the John Dory Oyster Bar multiple times when I lived in the city. The happy hour deals are great. The oyster selections rotate frequently. I love the whelks, olive appetizer, and Parker house rolls. I haven't dined often on the large plates, but I've never disliked an appetizer I've had here. And the oyster shooter mix is the... More 

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North Haledon, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Raw Bar and cocktails are the main attractions here, and they do it very well. We enjoyed three different kinds of oysters, all yummy. The entrees are really tapas style small plates and a few soups, not full dinners, so you can indulge in the raw bar offerings and still sample the food. All recommended are the bluefish, burrata and... More 

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Milan, Italy
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A fantastic oyster bar. Great food quality, fresh and with virtual no cooking. But the hand of he Cook is evident. Staff attentive 100$/head with a beer and glass of wine - not a bottle, I mean - is a bit too much even in a very expencive city like NY.

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New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

John Dory is more than a place to meet for a drink. The seafood platter is delicious (the welks are the highlight) and is served with delicious dipping sauces. There is a chefs table in the kitchen where we went to celebrate my mom's birthday. We had great service and my sister thought it was one of the best meals... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Great for a mid day cocktail or stopping in to rest feet for a drink. Food is pricey, drinks are fantastic. Very kitchey fun decor. Good people watching on a weekend.

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Arlington, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Three dozens of Oysters for two people may sound too much but I can assure you, if you like oysters, you will indulge yourself as we did. It was Happy Hour on a Sunday and t he very dry cherry they had on the menu -plus two local brewed lagers, made for a perfect brunch. I would highly recommend it.... More 

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

Had seen/heard about this place on "Best Bars in America" on Esquire TV. Extremely disappointed... Way overpriced... Tiny oysters...Mediocre disinterested service... Watery bland horseradish... No crackers? What's up with that? Spent $90 and left starved ...many other NY oyster bars to choose from...not a repeat for us

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Turks and Caicos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Absolutely great, fresh, great place, very good service and fantastic environment!!!! This restaurant is located also inside at the ACE hotel, by the way, great hotel

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Garpenberg, Sweden
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

If you're in for a lobster roll, I can really recommend the jdob lobster roll with waffle chips. Cool atmosphere and attentive service. I will also remember the roasted peanuts with garlic and rosemary.

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Additional Information about The John Dory Oyster Bar

Address: 1196 Broadway, New York City, NY 10001
Phone Number: 212-792-9000
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisine: Seafood, Oyster Bar

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