Grand Central Oyster Bar

Grand Central Oyster Bar

Seafood Restaurant and Bar · Midtown East
89 E 42nd St (Grand Central Terminal), New York, NY 10017, United States
Closed until 11:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–9:30 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

A long, rich history of preparing the best freshly caught seafood makes the Grand Central Oyster Bar the ultimate experience for any seafood lover.


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    Signs V.
    "Saturday:1:00-5PM in the Lounge & Saloon."(15 Tips)
    Pam B.
    "Get the oyster pan roast, an NYC endangered food."(9 Tips)
    Thomas K.
    "Favourite Oysters: Discovery Bay & Kumamoto."(7 Tips)
    "Clam chowder espectacular!! Sea Bass delicious!!! Great place!!!"(26 Tips)
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  • oysters
  • saloon
  • kumamoto
  • cocktails
  • lobster
  • lively
  • panroast
  • authentic
  • martinis
  • wine
  • good for groups
  • crab
  • po' boys
  • architecture
  • great value
  • casual
  • scallops
  • happy hour
  • comfortable atmosphere
  • sea bass
  • Erika S.

    ❤️ beautiful place, great oyster! One of my "have to" in NYC!

  • Sally D.

    Best best fresh clams. Oysters and shrimps and clam chowder soup best in the city!!!

    Sally DuFore · 1 week ago
  • Sally D.

    Best clams fresh delicious

    Sally DuFore · 2 weeks ago
  • CCnyc

    Martinis and oysters

    CCnyc · October 24
  • ZZubin

    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

    ZZubin · October 21
  • Trae F.

    Um, oysters of course! The NE clam chowder is delish.

    Trae F · October 18
  • Gideon O.

    Awesome spot. The Oysters are delicious and huge.

    Gideon O · October 4
  • Aaron W.

    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.

    Aaron Williams · September 19
  • Rana G.

    food is very good but the atmosphere is amazing

    Rana Genc · September 9
  • Heléne B.

    Seafood, shellfish lovers - don't miss this. Everything and every taste is possible.

    Heléne Björkman · August 31
  • Curtis S.

    Oysters all very good quality. Excellent brine and freshness.

    Curtis Shoung · August 30
  • Melissa A.

    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.

    Melissa Arrrgh · August 23
  • Lodovico M.

    Ostriche doblon great!!!

    Lodovico Mazzolin · August 11
  • Rafi R.

    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.

    Rafi Romero · August 9
  • Jamie B.

    Don't come here. Hot, slow and food is not great. Too expensive for what you get.

    Jamie Bryant · August 8
  • Rez A.

    Overpriced Seafood version of Denny's.

    Rez Abek · August 7
  • Ashleigh G.

    Fantastic selection of oysters, served simply in a great atmosphere. Skip the overpriced mains and stick to the oyster bar.

    Ashleigh Gardner · July 31
  • Amber V.

    Amazing oysters, but not a huge fan of the lobster roll.

    Amber Vittoria · July 26
  • Julia L.

    Oyster pan roast is A+!

  • Signs V.

    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. Read more

    Signs Visual · July 16
  • Marcos A.

    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.

    Marcos Alves · June 30
  • Anna V.

    You'll find a lot of see food. It's a bit pricey but it's good.

    Anna Vladau · June 17
  • Jose T.

    NY + Oysters = this place. Good seafood, but slow service

    Jose Tamayo · May 23
  • Renee T.

    Plenty of oysters, beers, and a comfortable atmosphere. Classic.

    Renee Tymn · May 6
  • Elbia S.

    Oyester and any seafood like lobster too...

  • Luanne C.

    Delicious Bloody Mary...reminds me of the ones I've had in NOLA. Yummy!!!

    Luanne Corriente · April 11
  • Brian M.

    Absolutely awful service and terrible food. Don't ever bother coming here.

    Brian Michael · April 10
  • Peter W.

    The oysters were phenomenal. The bivalve platter was uneven, though. The garlic mashed potatoes and the kale sprouts were great, and "Hoptical Illusion" and Ballantine IPA were the perfect matches.

    Peter Westh · March 30
  • Amy R.

    Sit at the counter and let them recommend oysters; they know them

    Amy Robertson · March 19
  • Zac Z.

    get some raw oysters to start (ask your server to pick some out from the daunting list) before ordering your favorite fish on a dish

    Zac Zellers · March 13
  • Valentina M.

    $1.25 oysters, $4 beers, $6 wines, $8 martinis, and appetizer specials. Mon-Wed 4:30-7pm, Sat 1-5pm in the Saloon and Lounge

    Valentina Monte · March 10
  • Charlotte S.

    An instant favourite! What a way to spend valuable units of time. Champagne, oysters and the rest in a truly magical setting. What's not to love =)

    Charlotte Scarf · March 8
  • Caitlin D.

    I love picking up friends at Grand Central and heading here for a bite. It's the perfect immersion into NYC

  • Ru L.

    Lobster margarita was super fresh. The architecture is interesting too.

    Ru Lu · February 22
  • Kimmie O.

    Order the Oysters with Roasted Garlic Asiago Butter

    Kimmie Ohh · February 18
  • Alfred M.

    super busy. but high quality

    Alfred M. · February 16
  • Sandra F.

    Bewildered by the variety of fresh raw oysters? Our waiter helped pick out an East meets West platter with succulent bites from Massachusetts, Virginia, and Oregon.

    Sandra Foyt · January 24
  • karla

    Clam chowder espectacular!! Sea Bass delicious!!! Great place!!!

    karla · January 17
  • karla

    Clam chowder the best!!! Sea Bass and oysters

    karla · January 17
  • Allison L.

    Oui oysters!

    Allison Loftus · January 17
  • Ravi M.

    Smoked brook trout filet was sneaky great. Light smoke pristine flavor.

    Ravi Mexico · January 14

    Oyster stew=perfect on a cold day. Oysters are all always yummy. Fresh. Rockefeller oysters (fried with cheese) are amazing if you're looking to get super filled and satisfied. Wonderful place.

    AGVSM · January 10
  • Thomas K.

    You want the nostalgic NYC? Here it is! Go for the Kumamoto oysters.

    Thomas Knüwer · January 9
  • Meg F.

    Located in a classic nyc landmark. Bras d'or oysters w/roasted garlic asiago butter were good to split, but better off having straight up fresh oysters for a clean taste.

    Meg Farmer · January 7
  • Ong Andrew b.

    Great food + good location + best service provided

    Ong Andrew bc · January 3
  • micchele t.

    Everything from Clam chowder to oysters are great here. Service might look a bit rushed from the start but ask a question or two these guys knows what they do.

    micchele totti · December 5, 2014
  • CNN

    Its famed oyster pan roast, with gently cooked Blue Points floating in a cream sauce with chile and paprika, is one of the longest-running menu items in New York City. Read more

    CNN · December 3, 2014
  • Carolina B.

    Try the Long Island oysters. I tried them all. I was surprised these were the cheapest and tastier of the all. Might be the freshened.

    Carolina Borberg · November 29, 2014
  • Alex N.

    Pysters are great, big variety of tastes, all is fresh

    Alex N · November 29, 2014
  • Chan V.

    Bekom oysters and bouillabaisse ;)

    Chan Vandendaele · November 18, 2014

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