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The John Dory Oyster Bar

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1196 Broadway, New York City, NY 10001
212-792-9000
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12:00 pm - 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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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The ambience is great and the place is beautiful. Staff is attentive and fast. The food was awesome. The lobster sandwich was the best i ever had. However i was a bit surprise with the smallness of the ceviche. In any case it is agreat place to go.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The ambience is great and the place is beautiful. Staff is attentive and fast. The food was awesome. The lobster sandwich was the best i ever had. However i was a bit surprise with the smallness of the ceviche. In any case it is agreat place to go.

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Smyrna, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Fresh Seafood, Intersting Drinks, Great Service make for a terrific meal. Greg the Sommelier took the time with us to get it for us. The rose was one of the best I had in recent times and his recommendation of sherry at meals end was perfect. My wife always enjoys the soups which constantly change but are always delicious. The... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

On our first visit to John Dory, our party was immediately sent to the bar, apparently for a time out to think about what we had done wrong--something I used to do with my kids. Let me explain. We had an early reservation as we were going to the theater after dinner. We arrived 15 minutes early thinking that maybe... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Good wine and great oysters awesome combination.The atmosphere was inviting and staff very attentive.

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Jackson, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Look, I'm not a food critic...but I will say this...it takes a little more than good oysters to really shine. It's the smaller things that warrant good reviews. And they missed the mark with the smaller things. Let me start with the bartender. Upon arrival, sitting at the bar, it would have been nice to receive a hello at the... More 

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Minusio, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Great location next to our hotel, but even if the taste of the ceviche was amazing, and so was the chorizo filled squid, the portions were ridiculously small, actually not deserving the "portion" label but rather the "amuse bouche" one. By the the price is not joke either!!!!!!

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Where to start? Ambiance is loud. Parker rolls and lobster roll (“roll”) were good. Lobster filling was anemic and bland. Oyster shooter was good. Coconut soup was very salty. Drinks were good but pricey. Service was on the slow side. Portions were inconsistent across different entrees. Items seemed fresh but unexciting. Restaurant seems overrated and much overpriced. You know –... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Best seafood tower in New York! Staff was very accommodating and friendly. Lemon creme brûlée was to die for. We even found a free toaster on the street .

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Belfast, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Spent an evening here with my two younger Bros and their GF's, had amazing/fresh food and equally amazing cocktails. I wish I could remember our waiter's name b/c he was so good to us!

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Milton Keynes
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We loved this restaurant, the server was so helpful and made great suggestions, the food was great, lots of very fresh oysters with great seafood choices, I had chorizo stuffed calamari which was sensational. We sat at the window which was good as there were only 2 of us, the place was very busy and we were lucky to get... More 

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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

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, 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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