Grand Central Oyster Bar Brooklyn

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Forget backpack-toting tourists and suit-clad commuters—you'll be knocking elbows with stroller-pushing locals at the Brooklyn outpost of this legendary seafood restaurant. Spanning the ground floors of three connected buildings, the spot maintains the midtown location's decor: A seven-foot-wide chandelier comes directly from Grand Central, while arches mimic the iconic vaulted ceilings. In addition to the 150-seat dining room, there's a more modernist lounge, featuring a marble-topped bar, plus white tables and chairs by Finnish architect Eero Saarinen. In an open kitchen, seafood-loving toque Justin Ernsberger (Lobster Joint, the Mermaid Inn) dispatches signature dishes like oyster stew and pan-roasted lobster, as well as new pasta dishes (linguine with white clam sauce, crab-and-chili tagliatelle) and kid-friendly fish sticks. Bivalves are still the star, but the midtown list of 30 has been trimmed down to 16 for this location.
Venue name: Grand Central Oyster Bar Brooklyn
Address: 256 Fifth Ave
Cross street: between Carroll St and Garfield Pl
Opening hours: Daily 11am-midnight
Transport: Subway: R to Union St
Price: Average main course: $20. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V
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