Some commuter bars are built for killing time, but this historic spot could entice you to miss your train on purpose. The O-Bar dates back to 1913, and its vaulted ceilings and desultory service suggest its institution status. Cocktails are competent classics (there may be no greater environment in which to enjoy a standard Manhattan) but the real draw is the wine: A list of 300 bottles includes by-the-glass selections like an $8 Pichon viognier. If you’ve got a long wait, order a half dozen oysters too.
Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant
|Venue name:||Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant||Contact:|
Grand Central Terminal, Lower Concourse,
|Cross street:||42nd St at Park Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 11:30am–9:30pm, Sat noon–9:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 42nd St S, 4, 5, 6, 7 to 42nd St–Grand Central|
|Price:||AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|