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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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Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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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217 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 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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42 reviews
17 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 

Thank Richard J
victorville ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We went for late-night snacks and drinks. The oysters and oyster pan roast were great. Drinks were nice, but very pricey. I would not return simply because of the price.

Thank shannenavila
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

We found this place through the lonely planet guy. The combination of raw fish with good cocktails and wine is surely enticing. The setting reminds of a fishery shop, i like that and i've seen this fad spreading in other countries in Europe already. We got a degustation menu for 2 at 55$. Portions were very tiny but food was... More 

Thank Yared B
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32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

A last snack before heading out to the airport and a great choice of restaurant. very delicious selection of seafood plates with an excellent cocktail. Friendly staff, good value for money and adjoined to a very interesting hotel. we liked the laid back atmosphere and the great selection of food.

Thank LouBerwin

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?