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Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant

Restaurants, Seafood Midtown East
5 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)
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

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. Today, Grand Central Oyster Bar serves 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 ($16.45), grilled Spanish cuttlefish ($16.95) and broiled Peconic Bay sea scallops with casino butter ($11.95). Move on to the specials of the day, which on a recent visit, included tempura-fried catfish with spicy teriyaki sauce ($23.95) and grilled jumbo shrimp over penne with puttanesca sauce ($30.95). Thirsty? Pair your meal with something from the extensive wine list or one of the 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!



Address: Grand Central Terminal, Lower Concourse, 42nd St
New York
Cross street: at Park Ave
Transport: Subway: 42nd St S, 4, 5, 6, 7 to 42nd St–Grand Central
Price: 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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Users say (4)

5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.8 / 5

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Shucks! This history alone makes it worth the stop. Go for the stews. I did oyster and lobster and Wow! Oyster preferrred. While the menu is huge and you are drawn as well to the raws, this is a fun twist. Extra dry vodka martini to pair. Slurp.

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.

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

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.