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“Unique space, great atmosphere and a hundred oyster varieties”

Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant
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Ranked #424 of 13,937 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $100
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: Vanderbilt and Lexington
Transit: Metro North; 4,5,6,7; Times Square Shuttle
Description: Grand Central Oyster Bar is the ultimate experience for any seafood. Lover. From the market to your plate, we've spent nearly a hundred years perfecting our seafood dishes. Every morning, the chef goes to the New Fulton Fish Market to personally pick the day's freshest seafood. Everything from lobster to different kinds of fish is hand-picked for the best flavor and freshness. We're most famous for our oysters though, with over 30 different varieties on any given day. Have your dishes prepared minimally, or choose to have your meal in the form of a po' boy. Whatever floats your boat. To go with your Oysters, our extensive wine list has over 400 wines by the glass or bottle, 55 of which are priced under $38. We love sharing our great seafood, so we like to keep everything, including our prices, accessible. Come in for our Happy Hours (menu on website), where you and your friends can pick up some fresh food and drinks at prices so good it's fishy! Across our restaurant we have more than 450 tables across two dining rooms. Traditional experiences are supplemented by our saloon, which features a large bar. Instead, you could choose to sit at Oyster Bay, where you can watch your Oysters being shucked. The Grand Central Oyster Bar has always been a social experience, bustling with buzz, activity and a rich history. There is truly nowhere else like it!
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Can't believe that we got to eat here without reservation, queue or being ripped off on a holiday Friday early evening!! I had chowder and 6 Blue Point oysters from Long Island (the size of my hand) for about £20....the menu is EXTENSIVE but if you ike what the locals are eating just ask and copy them!!!

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Stopped in today. As good as it ever was. Oyster is Ny ,or is it vice versa. I have been stopping here almost 40 years. No better place to eat coming or going.

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Everyone who visits NY needs to stop in at the Grand Central Oyster Bar. The oysters are always top of the line and the atmosphere like nothing else.

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Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

Not a location I would expect to find such a great treat.

A vast vaulted open space offering a huge selection of fish dishes. Good service and a perfect atmosphere to enjoy lunch.

Lunch New York style.

Thank Harisap
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Stopped here for a quick drink and an quick bite before dinner. The Blue Point Oysters were very good, however, there were little shell pieces in every oyster. We were also "accidentally" over charged. The staff was friendly. Its a good place to grab a quick bite and expensive drink. The bar is very small and very intimate.

Thank l0ve_2_c_stuff
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