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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 #2,404 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thu - Sun 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Seafood, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

After long travel my colleague and I wanted something light to eat and choose the John dory oyster bar close to our hotel. We started with oysters, and they were really good. Then I had a salmon crevice and the other side of the table had seared tuna, the latter advertise as small bite, but it was quite a meal.... More

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We needed a place to dine before the billy joel show at MSG ( which was fabulous). It was convenient to that. This restaurant feels more like a bar. The oysters were fresh and delicious. They are shucked right in front of you. I had a cold lobster as my entree. The seafood is well prepared and fresh. Nothing outstanding... More

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Great Grimsby
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were looking for somewhere to eat and fancied seafood. This restaurant seemed to fit the bill from the menu displayed outside. The interior is terrific and nicely furnished with more than a nod to an American image of a Victorian restaurant. I particularly liked all the fish ornaments and the aquarium. The food is done a shared basis -... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had read rave reviews of this place, inside the Ace Hotel. Apparently, the "cool" and hip (and young) people who make up most of the customers have different tastes than I do. The menu was very different from any seafood restaurant I've ever been to (and I've been to many); very few items, many unfamiliar, and all small plates... More

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New York, New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Restaurant has great ambiance, only one table filled when we entered. We were offered seats at the bar? Why? I don't understand the whole scene that plays out at the door. Service slow when every request ( butter, iced tea) had to be repeated. My 3 prawns ($15) arrived with their eyes staring .When my friend asked about sharing a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I had a great birthday meal here with 6 friends. Had to order the lobster roll twice it was so good. Had so much fun, I highly recommend it.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Small tapas sized plates that stretches the taste buds and the wallet. But it is Manhattan and the service was very high. Just go in aware. Blue Hawaiian prawns (3 of) will set you back $15++. Wine is about 30% above market and available by the glass. A very nice experience overall but you should expect adventure and palette challenge... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The menu items were tapas size and unique. If you order a few items, then you could share better.Great for a quick small bite. We didn't have a full meal there.

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Stopped by late night on a solo trip and grabbed a seat at the bar. My mind was on oysters and bubbly so ordered some along with the swiss chard and ricotta toast. Very satisfying, indeed! Already looking forward to going back.

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Cumbria
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Came upon this restaurant by chance and what a great find it was. The food was delicious and fresh, several types of oysters were available to try and the waiter Ben was very knowledgeable and helpful about what we should try. I had the periwinkles - something I'd never even thought about as a food and they were amazing. the... More

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