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The John Dory Oyster Bar

Manhattan
Seafood, Oyster Bar
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1196 Broadway, New York City, NY 10001
212-792-9000
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12:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thu - Sun 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 40
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  • 16
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really overrated

Too expensieve. Far too noisy; impossible to have a food conversation. Mediocre food. So so service. NOT recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
StephenGeven
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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80 reviews 80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Spending a few days in NYC with friends. Most of us like Oysters and we were not disappointed, some had the lobster sandwich and liked that very much too. One of our friends can't eat shellfish and had great difficulty finding a good meal on their menu. Wines are on the expensive side. Staff could be friendlier. Noise level very... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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55 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Too expensieve. Far too noisy; impossible to have a food conversation. Mediocre food. So so service. NOT recommended.

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San Jose, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Oysters were great. Toast with snap peas which sounds odd was really good. Lobster rolls are a must!

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new york city
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We went there for a somewhat special occasion. I had no idea what to expect. When you enter at night it feels like a seafood diner. Very high ceilings and fish art on the upper part of the walls. Actually a small place with no tables, all bar/stools. I was not too happy with the comfort on the stools, I... More 

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Connecticut
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42 reviews 42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Popped in here for a late night drink/light snack after a concert at Madison Square Garden. All of the seafood that we had was very fresh and sauces were delicious. The warm rolls were also quite tasty and the cocktail menu is creative and very good. Service was fine, not memorable. Unfortunately, we were seated at a table facing the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We popped into John Dory on a busy day of shopping and were pleased we did. It's a busy lunch spot but service was very prompt - that said there was no sense of trying to rush us out so that they could turn the table. Our sever was just the right mix of friendly and professional. It's not cheap... More 

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Milford, CT
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

On business by myself in The city. I was craving oysters and bubbles. Have enjoyed their lobster rolls in the past so I decided to pop in. Sat at the bar and Laura the bartender was great!! I had the small plateau-thingy and it was huuuge! It was fun watching the action behind the bar and Laura was able to... More 

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Sunchales, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

In New York there are many places for taste the best oyster from both coasts, but this one has a special touch. It's a bar in a corner of Broadway and West 29th St. for going after office. it's very informal, with a "kitch" decoration, but very good meals. Oyster, crabs, clambs, lobster, etc. It's a small place in a... More 

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New York City, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Having enjoyed John Dory in its Chelsea location years ago, we finally got around to trying it in its current spot. The space is much expanded and the decor is eye-catching but that's about the best we can say now. You're seated high up on bar stools which is not the most comfortable position, and you almost feel as if... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Good lunch but pricey, lobster roll very expensive for one roll in overtoasted bun. Lots of lobster but not very tasty. Lobster and scrambled eggs is very fishy. Draft beer selection limited but interesting with some unfamiliar brands.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1196 Broadway, New York City, NY 10001
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighborhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: 212-792-9000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Bar scene
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

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