Grand Central Oyster Bar

Grand Central Oyster Bar

Seafood Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Midtown East, New York
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  • Barry G.
    Barry Guettler18 hours ago
    A great place to have lunch.
  • Ozlem M.
    Ozlem MC1 day ago
    New England clam chowder soup is delicious. The atmosphere is so different that that is an attraction in itself...
  • Nick T.
    Nick Twork1 week ago
    Great clam chowder and generally great seafood. An NYC classic
  • Jo R.
    Jo Rausen1 week ago
    Don’t come here on Saturday - shit shuck job on oysters. I expect this for a $1 oyster happy hour but NOT for full price. Shell graveyard below.
  • Giovanni D.
    Giovanni D'PalmaDecember 22, 2017
    Swung by for a quick lunch, the tuna burger and the ipswitch sandwich were delicious and definitely try a few oysters!
  • Anechka M.
    Anechka M.November 3, 2017
    New England chowder was so good, as well as grilled calamari! We asked for mix of oysters and it was delicious! Service is quick and the entire experience is very pleasant.
  • Dorisi K.
    Dorisi KarajOctober 16, 2017
    Best oysters! Loved the jumbo lump crabmeat cocktail!
  • Ben F.
    Ben FortneySeptember 14, 2017
    Gatsby era class and the seafood kicks ass.
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew CaldecuttAugust 24, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Oysters, but some are really fresh and some have been on ice longer than I like. The clam chowder is great. The clams casino my favorite dessert (It usually comes last.).
  • Lucy M.
    Lucy MariaAugust 23, 2017
    The broiled cod filet was delicious here! Great selection of seafood!
  • Jen S.
    Jen StarAugust 16, 2017
    The Oyster Bar, a subterranean paradise of fresh bivalves and stiff martinis.
  • Jason W.
    Jason WoodardAugust 4, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Old school excellence. Great oyster selection with staff that know their stuff.
  • Trevor K.
    Trevor KivJuly 10, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Power lunches
  • Soo Young A.
    Soo Young AhnJune 13, 2017
    Bar side is very casual and friendly. Don't bother to drop by for oyster snack!
  • Nastya S.
    Nastya SummerJune 8, 2017
    The price doesn't match the quality. (I tried oysters Rockefeller and dessert, didn't like both). Plus the staff wasn't really amiable, as I expected from other reviews
  • Jay M.
    Jay MastersMay 29, 2017
    Love this oyster place 😍👌
  • Klaus L.
    Klaus LilandMay 16, 2017
    Raw bar is just awesome
  • Frances A.
    Frances AyonMay 12, 2017
    Oysters & martinis
  • Ben F.
    Ben FortneyMay 5, 2017
    It’s one of the only restaurants in NYC, and one of a few in the US, that's owned entirely by its employees via an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP). WORKERS UNITE!
  • Mike M.
    Mike McBryanApril 15, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Can be in and out in 10 minutes if you want the chowder. Or stay a while for oysters, fried fish sandwich and a few beers. Counter seating first-come, first served.
  • PureWow
    PureWowApril 14, 2017
    Oysters, prosecco and a gorgeously restored 104-year-old dining room in the heart of Grand Central Station—what more could anyone want? Read more
  • Marius
    MariusApril 2, 2017
    What great spot in NYC! Oysters are really fresh, nice selection of local beers as well!
  • Tom J.
    Tom JMarch 31, 2017
    Two words, Oyster Shots!
  • Kelly
    KellyMarch 24, 2017
    In business over 100 years, and a beautiful historic space. A true NYC institution and must do for seafood lovers.
  • Debby B.
    Debby ButlienFebruary 8, 2017
    A real NY classic.
  • Fernando K.
    Fernando KikudomeJanuary 19, 2017
    Every single dishe was delicious. Lobster increable fresh. Norway salmon tasteful as the tuna and salad. The Oyster deserve five stars by far. The dessert ok, not memorable. Nice place to discover NYC
  • Eric D.
    Eric DallemagneJanuary 10, 2017
    It is a seafood restaurant. It opened along with the terminal itself in 1913 and has been in business ever since. In 2016, Zagats gave it a food rating of 22/30, meaning Very Good To Excellent.
  • María Z.
    María Z.RJanuary 9, 2017
    Nice place for seafood, not cheap but serve big portion and taste fresh
  • Meric A.
    Meric Akcay DunnDecember 22, 2016
    Friendly staff and great atmosphere... Scallops, oysters and shrimp...divine!:)
  • Eug K.
    Eug KNovember 11, 2016
    Happy hour $1.25 oysters (Very good) and 1/2 price drinks (not quite bad, surprisingly) is what you sometimes need in this city.
  • Qingxun
    QingxunNovember 4, 2016
    Solid array of choices, constantly updated on the board as per availability. Service a little snotty but ... Sit at the bar and revel in the experience.
  • Najla
    NajlaNovember 3, 2016
    U shouldn't miss it. Just try it, u won't regret it.
  • Jorrit G.
    Jorrit GhijselsNovember 1, 2016
    Love it! Have to go when in NY!
  • Kiwi W.
    Kiwi WangOctober 4, 2016
    Such a great New York experience. For locals and visitors alike.
  • Jack W.
    Jack WongSeptember 30, 2016
    Good food good venue
  • Nick H.
    Nick HsslgrvSeptember 8, 2016
    A Manhattan institution, this place is the perfect spot to impress a date with your New York-ing skills. After you eat, grab a couple tall boys in brown bags and sit on the steps and people watch.
  • Gothamist
    GothamistAugust 16, 2016
    Tell all your Boston transplant friends to give up their white paste-soup and head to Grand Central Oyster Bar, set of many a contemporary literary scene for a retro gone trendy-chic vibe. Read more
  • Ebee D.
    Ebee DAugust 13, 2016
    bar tender is the star of this iconic ever lasting place.
  • Hilary M.
    Hilary MAugust 12, 2016
    Great oyster selection
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 5, 2016
    History lesson: This tomatoey version is nothing like the creamy New England-style chowder, but it’s been served in Grand Central Station for nearly 100 years. Read more
  • Ela C.
    Ela CoboJuly 31, 2016
    The drinks are ok, the place is nice tho
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 22, 2016
    The oyster pan roast is made with clam juice, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, Heinz chili sauce, celery salt, and half & half. It contains six Blue Point oysters from Long Island Sound. Read more
  • Nick R.
    Nick RunyanJuly 21, 2016
    Oysters and martinis
  • Mert S.
    Mert SevincJune 17, 2016
    Clam chovder and fried oyster
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DApril 15, 2016
    Food is excellent; service sloooooow- took, at best, 25 minutes to order!
  • Ryan
    RyanApril 2, 2016
    Oyster po boy from the takeout window!
  • Brisy Z.
    Brisy ZhongMarch 27, 2016
    best oysters ever! they change the menu everyday and very small words to read so the easiest way is let the staff recommend something good!
  • Stephen S.
    Stephen SottileMarch 12, 2016
    Seafood, cocktails
  • Anna K.
    Anna K.March 7, 2016
    Bloody Mary shooters are absolutely the must. Bouillabaisse has a satisfying amount of saffron in it, oysters are great and surprisingly tasty with a drop of horseradish.
  • Anna A.
    Anna AbeliansMarch 7, 2016
    atmosphere. didnt have time to eat but will make an effort next time
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