Grand Central Oyster Bar

Grand Central Oyster Bar

Seafood Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Midtown East, New York
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  • Kelly
    Kelly1 day ago
    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
    A real NY classic.
  • Fernando K.
    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
    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
    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!
  • Yiwa W.
    Yiwa 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 KozlovaMarch 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
  • Lily
    LilyFebruary 28, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Always packed, but quick turnover. Great bartenders.
  • Rich H.
    Rich HaaseFebruary 4, 2016
    The oysters
  • Nazli O.
    Nazli OguzJanuary 31, 2016
    Really good service, fresh and delicious seafood.
  • Chris C.
    Chris ChavezJanuary 12, 2016
    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!!!
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