Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant

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

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.

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Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant says

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

To go with your Oysters, our extensive wine list has over 400 wines by the glass or bottle, 55 of which are priced under $38. We love sharing our great seafood, so we like to keep everything, including our prices, 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!
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Venue name: Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant
Address: Grand Central Terminal, Lower Concourse, 42nd St
New York
Cross street: at Park Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 11:30am–9:30pm; Sat 11:30am–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
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Jaime B

A landmark and seafood mecca in the city with five separate eating/drinking areas serving different purposes, for example a bar and lounge area and also a diner-esque seating area for oysters on the shell. I last ordered a soft shell crab sandwich for $15.

sean r

This place is oyster heavy and its a must do place when you in the city seafood martinis and craftbeers how can you go wrong love it

Evelyn D

Go for happy hour, you won't be disappointed! DE-licious oysters, great craft beer, reasonable prices and super cool atmosphere (just look at that ceiling!!!) Like taking a step back in time at this place, and as it should be because it's been around since 1913. There's a smaller bar at the restaurant entrance, or if you go to the right at the back is "the saloon" which is the main bar.