The oyster bar inside iconic Grand Central Terminal has been serving commuters, tourists and diners since 1913. Following a 1970s era bankruptcy, it reopened with a renewed focus on seafood and a newly renovated interior. The iconic space took another little hiatus in 2020 thanks to you-know-what but it’s back with a bang.
This place has a very solid reputation, with around 12 to 15 varieties of oysters and fresh seafood sourced from local purveyors across the Northeast. There’s the raw bar, of course, and plenty of other appetizers like oysters rockefeller, grilled Spanish cuttlefish, and broiled Peconic Bay sea scallops with casino butter.
Move on to the specials of the day, which might include options such as tempura-fried catfish with spicy teriyaki sauce, and grilled jumbo shrimp over penne with puttanesca sauce. Thirsty? Pair your meal with something from the extensive wine list or one of their legendary martinis.