It may be sacrilege to say it, but it seems that the legendary 96 -year-old Grand Central Oyster Bar, located in the epic and gorgeous hub that shares its name, is running on fumes. The surly countermen at the mile-long bar (the best seat in the house) are part of the charm, but the fishy lobster roll, overly breaded fried clams and ketchup-tasting pan roast are not. Play it safe—and classic—with a reliably awe-inspiring platter of iced, just-shucked oysters (there can be a whopping three-dozen varieties to choose from at any given time, from Baja to Plymouth Rock) and enjoy the vaulted-ceiling view. As long as the station is abuzz and the oysters good—they are—the other food is really beside the point.
Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant
|Venue name:||Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant||Contact:|
Grand Central Terminal, Lower Concourse, 42nd St
|Cross street:||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:||Average main course: $25. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|