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Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant

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For over 100 years we have been serving the freshest oysters & seafood in NYC! Our Oyster Happy Hour features Bluepoint Oysters, $1.25/each
- Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant

Time Out Says

The oyster bar inside iconic Grand Central Terminal has been serving commuters, tourists and diners since 1913. After going bankrupt and falling into disuse in the 1970s, it reopened with a renewed focus on seafood and a newly renovated interior. It took another little hiatus over the last few months thanks to you-know-what but it’s back with a bang on September 7.

It’s certainly welcome. This place has a very solid reputation, with around 25 to 30 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.

Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant says
- Buffalo Style Fried Calamari $8.25
- Bloody Mary Oyster Shooter $5.25

Grand Central Oyster Bar is the ultimate experience for any seafood lover. From the market to your plate, we've spent nearly 100 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.

Pair your Oysters with our extensive wine list, that has over 400 wines by the glass or bottle, 55 of which are under $38. We love sharing our great seafood, so we like to keep everything 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!


Grand Central Terminal, Lower Concourse, 42nd St
New York
Cross street:
at Park Ave
Subway: 42nd St S, 4, 5, 6, 7 to 42nd St–Grand Central
Average main course: $25. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V
Opening hours:
Mon–Fri 11:30am–9:30pm; Sat 11:30am–9:30pm
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