The John Dory Oyster Bar

Restaurants, Seafood Flatiron
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4 out of 5 stars
The John Dory Oyster Bar
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April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman’s original Meatpacking District John Dory was an ambitious, pricey endeavor, but its reincarnation in the Ace Hotel is an understated knockout. Tall stools face a raw bar stocked with a rotating mix of East and West Coast oysters, all expertly handled and impeccably sourced. True to form, the rest of Bloomfield’s tapas-style seafood dishes are intensely flavored. Chilled lobster tastes larger than life, its sweet flesh slicked in an herbaceous tomalley vinaigrette. Meanwhile, warm dishes take their cues mostly from the garlic-and-olive-oil belt: soft-shell crab drizzled with harissa aioli, plus tender squid stuffed with boisterous chorizo in a smoked tomato vinagrette. Though the utilitarian sweets aren’t worth sticking around for, the top-notch seafood merits the inevitable wait for a table.

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The John Dory Oyster Bar says
Opened in the fall of 2010, The John Dory Oyster Bar comes to you from April Bloomfield (Food & Wine 2007 "Best New Chef"; James Beard Foundation 2014 "Best Chef NYC) and Ken Friedman (James Beard Foundation 2016 "Outstanding Restaurateur"). Offerings include a raw bar stocked with a rotating mix of East and West Coast oysters, all expertly handled and impeccably sourced, as well as both tapas-style seafood dishes.
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Venue name: The John Dory Oyster Bar
Contact:
Address: Ace Hotel
1196 Broadway
New York
10001
Cross street: at 29th St
Opening hours: Daily: 11:30am-midnight
Transport: Subway: N, R to 28th St; B, D, F, M, N, Q, R to 34th-Herald Sq; 1, 2 to 28th St
Price: Average entree: $25.
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