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The John Dory Oyster Bar

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1196 Broadway, New York City, NY 10001-5406
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Clifton Park, New York
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205 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to go if you're not in a hurry. Happy hour specials are great-- $2/oysters, $5 oyster shooters, $10 happy hour cocktail, etc. My coworker and I came here a couple of times throughout our week long visit to NYC. Oysters were fresh and drinks were great. The service was extremely, extremely slow--both times--even when it... More 

Thank MPHGirl23
Taiyuan, China
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166 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed a meal here, but you have to be prepared to pay. It is a raw bar, mainly, but the hot dishes were pretty inspired. Interesting drinks, too. The choices are pretty limited if you have picky eaters or a child. Service was generally decent, but forgot to bring one dish, then blamed another staff member. A nice place... More 

Thank travellevret
New York City, New York
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321 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

NYC RESTAURANT WEEK for the savvy restaurant is a chance to put your best cooking forward to attract new repeat customers and John Dory did just great! Imaginative menu choices, excellent execution, great service, reasonable wine list, We are returning to try out the regular menu!

Thank Unbongout
Chicago, Illinois
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We stopped here for a beer and late afternoon snack. Oysters were okay and prawns were mealy, expensive, and almost inedible. Not going here again. The waiter was very nice.

Thank sorloff
Teaneck, New Jersey
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Super, super fresh seafood. The oysters taste like they were just plucked from the ocean. I had a lobster roll which was very good just a little too much bread for me. My son said the crabs were the best he had ever eaten. Service was great but servers were not very talkative. Overall, it was a good experience and... More 

Thank Dawn L
Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This Bar is Splendid great setting and if your a fish lover then this is the place for you, nice cool place if the weather is too hot. relaxing and friendly

Thank Neil H
New York, New York, United States
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The John Dory Oyster Bar is such a fabulous restaurant with seafood that will make you feel like you are in heaven. Fresh Oysters are a must! Great crudo dishes demonstrate the beauty and exquisite taste of fresh fish. I always order the Lobster Roll becomes it is simply the best in NYC and even better than lobster shacks in... More 

Thank James P
Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Beautiful setting, great service, and gourmet food! Great wine list, and everybody in the place seemed to keep our waterglasses full. Was a little hesitant to try since my wife doesn't eat oysters, but have to say the menu had more on it than oysters...my wife had a vegetarian Spring Soup, and was taken aback by the blending of all... More 

Thank Smokeynav
Singapore, Singapore
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221 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Used to be one of our favorite places in NY. The buzz has disappeared somewhat. Why are they charging so much money for small portions of everything..minuscule oysters, small dishes ( 25 Bucks tapas ?!) - the waiter also was very cheap with the wine quantity . Only one explanation. : rents up - clients down - therefore cost cutting.... More 

Thank Frenchramsey
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We were lucky to eat outside in their lovely spot where it is actually peaceful! It's a quiet street. The air was clear and fresh. We tried 4 ceviches and crudos, all excellent, and then followed with a sublime oyster pan roast. Plump, perfectly poaches oysters (sadly only 3, but large ones) in a cream broth brimming with oyster liquor,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1196 Broadway, New York City, NY 10001-5406
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighborhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: 212-792-9000

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