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The John Dory Oyster Bar

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1196 Broadway, New York City, NY 10001-5406
+1 212-792-9000
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (137 reviews)
“lobster roll” (34 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1196 Broadway, New York City, NY 10001-5406
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Reviewed August 10, 2017

We stopped in for drinks before dinner at the Breslin. We had great seats overlooking the street scene outside. The roasted peanuts were an appetizing addition to our cocktails. Joel was very attentive to our needs. Nice atmosphere.

Thank Jim N
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

Came here with my partner and our friends on 7/23/17. From our freshly shucked oysters that we ordered to share was absolutely excellent from the Northwest and East which were just divine with the spicy vinegarette and freshly grated horseradish. Also we ordered sandwiches, the...More

Thank Charles V
Reviewed June 25, 2017

The John Dory has a delightful old-Manhattan ambience but with a now-menu, great service and a bustling atmosphere.

Thank TimBley
Reviewed June 22, 2017

This place has a great selection of oysters. You have to sit at the bar and watch them shuck the oysters and plate them up for you. A good assortment of champagne to pair with the oysters and actually very good main courses as well,...More

Thank SNB42
Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

Nothing to complain about the place. Nice deco, Nice food with a special mention for the dessert and their Eton Mess. Very nice selection of wine try the crémant de Loire ! Honestly a very nice place.

Thank ArmelJoly
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

I have now eaten here four times and the oysters are really world class. The space is great looking, super cool New York dining, although can be a bit loud and echoey. The seafood platter i had once probably wasn't worth the money, but I...More

Thank Brownee42
Reviewed May 16, 2017

We met friends here and had a few beers and oysters. Service was good & friendly. Decoration is very cool.

Thank ShannonU425
Reviewed May 1, 2017

This was one of the worst meals I've had in NYC in recent memory. The meal started poorly when the bartender used pickle juice (instead of olive) to make dirty martinis for the table. Then, we received our dinner, but were missing two dishes. When...More

Thank Dave N
Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

Midtown raw bar/resto with menu focused on fresh seafood. We had perfect weather to enjoy outdoor seating, and importantly for a Saturday night, were able to get a table without a reservation. Service was friendly and mostly quite good, in spite of distance from the...More

Thank wilson17
Reviewed April 29, 2017

My brother read a great article about Happy Hours in NYC and The John Dory Oyster Bar was apart of this. So my brother, sister-law and myself ventured over to the John Dory. A short walk from our hotel and we entered the JDOB. It...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
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: +1 212-792-9000
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