Grand Central Oyster Bar

Grand Central Oyster Bar

Seafood Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Midtown East, New York
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  • Gothamist
    Gothamist1 week ago
    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 D1 week ago
    bar tender is the star of this iconic ever lasting place.
  • Hilary M.
    Hilary M1 week ago
    Great oyster selection
  • PureWow
    PureWow2 weeks ago
    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 Cobo3 weeks ago
    The drinks are ok, the place is nice tho
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 22
    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.
    Oysters and martinis
  • Mert S.
    Clam chovder and fried oyster
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DApril 15
    Food is excellent; service sloooooow- took, at best, 25 minutes to order!
  • Ryan
    RyanApril 2
    Oyster po boy from the takeout window!
  • Brisy Z.
    Brisy ZhongMarch 27
    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.
    Seafood, cocktails
  • Anna K.
    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.
    atmosphere. didnt have time to eat but will make an effort next time
  • Lily
    LilyFebruary 28
    Always packed, but quick turnover. Great bartenders.
  • Rich H.
    Rich HaaseFebruary 4
    The oysters
  • Nazli O.
    Nazli OguzJanuary 31
    Really good service, fresh and delicious seafood.
  • Chris C.
    Chris ChavezJanuary 12
    Best oysters ever, great flavor. Chowder was amazing!! The place was amazing!!
  • Elaine R.
    Elaine RossDecember 31, 2015
    Oysters of course!
  • Greg M.
    Greg MacDonaldDecember 30, 2015
    Great atmosphere, very classic New York!
  • Tracy S.
    Tracy SolorzanoDecember 30, 2015
    Love the vibe and food. Cocktails were too strong but not necessarily a bad thing for some. Please know this place is not for service, it's face paced.
  • Mischa
    MischaDecember 22, 2015
    Great tourist trap, this is NY you can get better sea food and fresher oysters, just keep searching
  • PureWow
    PureWowDecember 18, 2015
    A haven for mollusk worshippers and harried New York commuters for more than a century, the seafood spot is still as epic as its iconic white-subway-tiled arches. Read more
  • Cynthia L.
    Cynthia LiaoDecember 2, 2015
    Oysters were not shucked fresh. Main dish was unflavored.
  • Erika S.
    ❤️ beautiful place, great oyster! One of my "have to" in NYC!
  • Sally D.
    Sally DuForeNovember 14, 2015
    Best best fresh clams. Oysters and shrimps and clam chowder soup best in the city!!!
  • Sally D.
    Sally DuForeNovember 14, 2015
    Best clams fresh delicious
  • CCnyc
    CCnycOctober 24, 2015
    Martinis and oysters
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinOctober 21, 2015
    You're here for the huge oyster selection & the historic design, but all the fish is pretty good. It's not cheap (many filets $30+) but it's extremely casual which may appeal to some more than others
  • Trae F.
    Trae FOctober 18, 2015
    Um, oysters of course! The NE clam chowder is delish.
  • Gideon O.
    Gideon OlshanskyOctober 4, 2015
    Awesome spot. The Oysters are delicious and huge.
  • Aaron W.
    Aaron WilliamsSeptember 19, 2015
    The broiled blue fish is the best you'll ever have. Sit at the counter facing the oyster shuckers and order anything they advise. Love love love this timeless place.
  • Rana G.
    Rana GencSeptember 9, 2015
    food is very good but the atmosphere is amazing
  • Heléne B.
    Heléne BjörkmanAugust 31, 2015
    Seafood, shellfish lovers - don't miss this. Everything and every taste is possible.
  • Curtis S.
    Curtis ShoungAugust 30, 2015
    Oysters all very good quality. Excellent brine and freshness.
  • Melissa A.
    Melissa ArrrghAugust 23, 2015
    What was once a classic is now a bit worn down. Go during the holidays for a bit of nostalgia and stick with the basics.
  • Lodovico M.
    Lodovico MazzolinAugust 11, 2015
    Ostriche doblon great!!!
  • Rafi R.
    Rafi RomeroAugust 9, 2015
    The oysters were bland and hard to tell apart. Drowned in condiments to the point that I questioned what was the point of having oysters if you can't taste them. Definitely skip this tourist trap.
  • Jamie B.
    Jamie BryantAugust 8, 2015
    Don't come here. Hot, slow and food is not great. Too expensive for what you get.
  • Rez A.
    Rez AbekAugust 7, 2015
    Overpriced Seafood version of Denny's.
  • Ashleigh G.
    Ashleigh GardnerJuly 31, 2015
    Fantastic selection of oysters, served simply in a great atmosphere. Skip the overpriced mains and stick to the oyster bar.
  • Amber V.
    Amber VittoriaJuly 26, 2015
    Amazing oysters, but not a huge fan of the lobster roll.
  • Julia L.
    Julia Lord NickleJuly 26, 2015
    Oyster pan roast is A+!
  • Signs V.
    Signs VisualJuly 16, 2015
    The food here is amazing! The Oyster happy hours are great fun as well--Monday thru Wednesday from 4:30-7PM, and on Saturday:1:00-5PM in the Lounge & Saloon. http://www.signsvisual.com Read more
  • Marcos A.
    Marcos AlvesJune 30, 2015
    Incredible variety of oysters at a fair price. If you don't know which ones to choose, just ask a dozen at the waiter's choise. Nice place at early night with a glass of white wine.
  • Anna V.
    Anna VladauJune 17, 2015
    You'll find a lot of see food. It's a bit pricey but it's good.
  • Jose T.
    Jose TamayoMay 23, 2015
    NY + Oysters = this place. Good seafood, but slow service
  • Renee T.
    Renee TMay 6, 2015
    Plenty of oysters, beers, and a comfortable atmosphere. Classic.
  • Elbia S.
    Elbia Silva GannoumApril 21, 2015
    Oyester and any seafood like lobster too...
  • Luanne C.
    Luanne CorrienteApril 11, 2015
    Delicious Bloody Mary...reminds me of the ones I've had in NOLA. Yummy!!!
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