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
Hours:
Open until 9:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–9:30 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
No

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

8.7/10

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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)
    karla
    "Clam chowder espectacular!! Sea Bass delicious!!! Great place!!!"(26 Tips)
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  • Rich H.

    The oysters

    Rich Haase · 1 week ago
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  • Nazli O.

    Really good service, fresh and delicious seafood.

    Nazli Oguz · 1 week ago
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  • Chris C.

    Best oysters ever, great flavor. Chowder was amazing!! The place was amazing!!

    Chris Chavez · January 12
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  • Elaine R.

    Oysters of course!

    Elaine Ross · December 31, 2015
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  • Greg M.

    Great atmosphere, very classic New York!

    Greg MacDonald · December 30, 2015
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  • Tracy S.

    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.

    Tracy Solorzano · December 30, 2015
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  • Mischa

    Great tourist trap, this is NY you can get better sea food and fresher oysters, just keep searching

    Mischa · December 22, 2015
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  • PureWow

    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

    PureWow · December 18, 2015
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  • Cynthia L.

    Oysters were not shucked fresh. Main dish was unflavored.

    Cynthia Liao · December 2, 2015
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  • Erika S.

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

    Erika Siqueira de Castro Neves · November 15, 2015
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  • Sally D.

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

    Sally DuFore · November 14, 2015
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  • Sally D.

    Best clams fresh delicious

    Sally DuFore · November 14, 2015
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  • CCnyc

    Martinis and oysters

    CCnyc · October 24, 2015
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  • 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, 2015
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  • Trae F.

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

    Trae F · October 18, 2015
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  • Gideon O.

    Awesome spot. The Oysters are delicious and huge.

    Gideon Olshansky · October 4, 2015
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  • 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, 2015
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  • Rana G.

    food is very good but the atmosphere is amazing

    Rana Genc · September 9, 2015
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  • Heléne B.

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

    Heléne Björkman · August 31, 2015
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  • Curtis S.

    Oysters all very good quality. Excellent brine and freshness.

    Curtis Shoung · August 30, 2015
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  • 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, 2015
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  • Lodovico M.

    Ostriche doblon great!!!

    Lodovico Mazzolin · August 11, 2015
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  • 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, 2015
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  • Jamie B.

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

    Jamie Bryant · August 8, 2015
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  • Rez A.

    Overpriced Seafood version of Denny's.

    Rez Abek · August 7, 2015
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  • 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, 2015
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  • Amber V.

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

    Amber Vittoria · July 26, 2015
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  • Julia L.

    Oyster pan roast is A+!

    Julia Lord Nickle · July 26, 2015
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  • 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. http://www.signsvisual.com Read more

    Signs Visual · July 16, 2015
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  • 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, 2015
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  • Anna V.

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

    Anna Vladau · June 17, 2015
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  • Jose T.

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

    Jose Tamayo · May 23, 2015
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  • Renee T.

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

    Renee T · May 6, 2015
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  • Elbia S.

    Oyester and any seafood like lobster too...

    Elbia Silva Gannoum · April 21, 2015
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  • Luanne C.

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

    Luanne Corriente · April 11, 2015
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  • Brian M.

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

    Brian Michael · April 10, 2015
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  • 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, 2015
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  • Amy R.

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

    Amy Robertson · March 19, 2015
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  • 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, 2015
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  • 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, 2015
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  • 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, 2015
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  • Caitlin D.

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

    Caitlin Dickerboom · March 3, 2015
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  • Ru L.

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

    Ru Lu · February 22, 2015
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  • Kimmie O.

    Order the Oysters with Roasted Garlic Asiago Butter

    Kimmie Ohh · February 18, 2015
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  • Alfred M.

    super busy. but high quality

    Alfred M. · February 16, 2015
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  • 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, 2015
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  • karla

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

    karla · January 17, 2015
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  • karla

    Clam chowder the best!!! Sea Bass and oysters

    karla · January 17, 2015
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  • VelvetCrate

    Oui oysters!

    VelvetCrate · January 17, 2015
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  • Ravi M.

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

    Ravi Mexico · January 14, 2015
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