John Dory Oyster Bar

Seafood Restaurant$$$$
NoMad, New York
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  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 4, 2016
    From 5 to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 12 to 3 p.m. on weekends, you can feast on $2 oysters and clams and drink half-priced wine at this gorgeous Midtown seafood spot. This is the best summer ever. Read more
  • PureWow
    PureWowJune 23, 2016
    From 5 to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 12 to 3 p.m. on weekends, you can feast on $2 oysters and clams and drink half-priced wine at this gorgeous Midtown seafood spot. Read more
  • Josephine S.
    Josephine SonSeptember 1, 2014
    I love this place. Fresh seafood, great oysters. My perfect meal: oyster shooter with gin, chilled lobster, oyster pan roast, Parker house rolls. Trust me, you'll be happy!
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkFebruary 21, 2014
    Located in the Ace Hotel, this top-notch seafood restaurant from chef April Bloomfield is a favorite of our own Barefoot Contessa. Try the Oyster Pan Roast, or partake in the Oyster Happy Hour.
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 11, 2012
    If it's not too busy, The Dory is a cool place to pop in for oysters and cocktails. For a special occasion, ask about the chef's table tasting in the kitchen. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsApril 20, 2013
    April Bloomfield's Mediterranean bar-style restaurant in the Ace Hotel. Though waits can get long and the space is noisy, we've loved almost everything we've tried. Save room for dessert.
  • No Leftovers J.
    One of the best oyster bars in NYC. Get a shellfish plateaux. great lobster boil and their special large format Thai feast is the best for big parties!!!
  • Erin R.
    Erin ReillyJuly 3, 2013
    Wow. I knew it would be good but it was even better than expected. Oyster pan roast is delicious but really rich/decadent. My boyfriend and I had to split the small cup. Get lobster roll and any crudo
  • Elyse E.
    Elyse EstradaJanuary 15, 2014
    Truth: I don't like oysters. BUT: I loved the crudo trout, chorizo stuffed squid and the house Riesling on tap. Also the Parker house rolls are spectacular. Just bread but really, really good.
  • Margaret C.
    Margaret CzeislerJuly 9, 2013
    The John Dory has the most amazing Parker house rolls, ever! do not miss them (or the market salad). Order from the crudo menu with some oysters (& fresh horseradish). Those are some proper sliders.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 15, 2014
    Among the small plates, opt for the excellent raw oysters, parsley and anchovy toast, lobster panade, oyster pan roast, and escarole salad. Read more
  • Jennifer N.
    Jennifer NguyenJune 6, 2013
    Naked cowboy & west coast oysters were my fav. Skip the parsley anchovy toast. Loved Parker rolls, cobia -great flavor, & octopus. Oyster pan roast (soup) good but very rich. Get the Mexican sundae!
  • Giselle V.
    Giselle ValdezNovember 30, 2014
    The crudos and oysters were great. The oyster roast was delicious but I had no idea it would be a soup--salty and rich so I used it as a dip for our other plates. A little loud but good overall.
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WilliamsNovember 14, 2012
    "April Bloomfield's Ace Hotel seafood spot serves shellfish plateaus and Parker House rolls for two, four, or six people. Dine on oysters, scallops, crudo, oyster pan roast, and Eccles cake for..." Read more
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FerenciJuly 8, 2012
    After schmoozing at the Ace Hotel, sneak your way past the security guard near the bathrooms into John Dory. Can't go wrong with shellfish plateau or the crudo daurade with basil seeds and thai chili
  • Katerina
    KaterinaJune 23, 2016
    From 5 to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 12 to 3 p.m. on weekends, you can feast on $2 oysters and clams and drink half-priced wine at this gorgeous Midtown seafood spot.
  • Sophia L.
    Sophia LiuAugust 27, 2014
    Parker House Rolls are worth the $5. Coming from a person who normally buys bread for $2. Chorizo stuffed squid is perfect. Only wish they would come in pieces of 4, not 3!
  • Halstead Property
    Halstead PropertyNovember 11, 2011
    Be sure to save some of the rolls for after your meal, and make sure whatever your entrée is, it comes with some sort of basting or sauce to dip the infamously delicious Parker House rolls in.
  • Andrew A.
    Andrew AframAugust 9, 2014
    Truly my favorite lobster rolls in Manhattan. The decor ain't too shabby either!
    Upvoted Sep 26
  • Natalie F.
    Natalie FleysherMay 28, 2013
    Go for the oysters, the Parker house rolls, and the john dory oyster stout. Lobster roll had too much mayo for my taste but its in the same bread as the rolls so yum!
  • Jenn W.
    Jenn WallDecember 18, 2013
    OMG! Parker House rolls are my favorite! And the oysters are pretty good too. Go for lunch or be sure to have a reservation if you go for dinner. Place gets packed.
  • Halstead Property
    Halstead PropertyJuly 25, 2011
    The ambiance really got us in the mood for seafood with the beautiful shell montages along the walls. The freshness of our meal – which was of course fresh oysters on the half shell – was amazing.
  • marisa t.
    marisa tJanuary 24, 2012
    Spotted Pig chef Bloomfield verified her concept in seafood here. Great place for upscale yet casual socializing. Innovative combinations of food like burrata and fish roe (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Elizabeth I.
    Elizabeth IrizJune 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic selection of both oysters and cocktails! Grab a seat at the window for some good people watching.
  • Miguel L.
    Miguel LopezApril 27, 2016
    Small portions, but satisfying nonetheless. The lobster scramble was great. And the Bloody Mary is bomb (even though it's not listed on the menu).
  • Hillary R.
    Hillary ReinsbergNovember 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't miss the Carte de Musica -- a thin cracker with butter, shaved bottarga and chili. Ethereal. If the razor clam dish is on the menu (seasonal), it's very nice. Obvs oysters as well.
  • David Z.
    David ZhangJanuary 8
    Great oyster (go during happy hour) and solid rendition of a lobster roll. the uni dish is pretty decadent too.
  • Claude H.
    Claude HarrisonMarch 2, 2015
    The seafood plateaus are excellent. The whelk in the butter? Talk about soul satisfying! Clams, oysters, lobster... all on point.
  • BuzzFeed
    BuzzFeedApril 11, 2014
    Slices of bottarga (pressed mullet roe) & little chiles are placed between two Italian crackers spread with butter, which are called carte de musica because they’re so thin they look like sheet music.
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonFebruary 17
    I've never liked lobster (and therefore lobster rolls)... I know, I know... but John Dory's version served on a crunchy, buttery roll opened my mind. Get it.
  • Susan C.
    Susan ClaxtonSeptember 20, 2014
    Shockingly small portions for the $. summer squash on toast and stuffed squid amazing. Oysters and prawns tasty. Sticky toffee cake divine. Would only go on expense account. Service slooooow.
  • Guest of a Guest
    Guest of a GuestSeptember 22, 2016
    The JDOB lobster roll is made with lobster roe butter and placed on a specialty roll that is made just for the restaurant. Read more
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BursteinNovember 14, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    This place has phenomenal cocktails and oysters . The conquistador, the oaxacanite, the calliope, bottle rocket, fiesta, and the oyster shooters all so good
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 15, 2014
    Drop by during off-hours or for lunch: You'll avoid the throngs and hour-long waits and people who think they're the only fish in the sea. Read more
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableMay 4, 2012
    We love the Caesar salad. Also try their take on the classic lobster roll, featuring fresh Maine lobster meat warmed in lobster-roe butter. A delicious contender in our 2012 Lobster Roll Rumble: Read more
  • Elliot W.
    Elliot WehnerJune 20, 2015
    Get the plateau! So much good seafood. Cocktails are tasty as well - nice selection of classics and new creates
  • AskMen
    AskMenNovember 4, 2010
    A kitchen of raw goods (oysters, caviar, crudo) plus bar snacks & small plates like eel & parsley pie & Maine lobster chowder. Sixpoint Craft Ales made an oyster stout just for the occasion. Read more
  • derkins s.
    derkins sJune 15, 2012
    Happy hour deal from 5-7pm includes a choice of a half-dozen oysters or clams and the choice of sparkling wine or a pint of oyster stout ale for $15.
  • Veronica H.
    Veronica HFebruary 17, 2011
    The Octopus with potatoes, squid stuffed with chorizo, and parsley anchovy on toast is a must try. Don't forget the rolls- buttery and fluffy! Great for dipping into the lobster and onion panade
  • Katie S.
    Katie Smith-AdairApril 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Choice of a half-dozen oysters or clams and a choice of a glass of bubbly or an English pint of Sixpoint Oyster Stout ($18). Offered daily, 5-7 p.m. and 11 p.m. to midnight.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupFebruary 22, 2011
    Be prepared to wait to dine on the delicious Oyster and Bay Scallop Pan Roast, Chorizo Stuffed Squid and Roasted Beets.
  • lisa l.
    lisa limSeptember 17, 2011
    The place to be seen and be seen. Small plates are all delicious. Portions are small so it's a good place to have a light bite if you plan on hitting the town after.
  • ECava
    ECavaMarch 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Oysters (naked cowboys), cab franc rosé, Parker House rolls and oyster pan roast. Dassit, forever. (Ok, and maybe that razor clam ceviche, too.)
  • vikram
    vikramSeptember 18, 2012
    You probably know this but the Oyster Pan Roast is the most decadent and amazing thing. Also get Parker House rolls an one of the ceviches.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LiuDecember 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Cannot beat the daily oyster happy hour from 5-7 pm. 6 oysters and a sixpoint pilsner - $15. The oysters from pei are smooth and crisp
  • Jeremy J.
    Jeremy JohnstoneJune 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Madagascar Jumbo Prawn - The prawns were super fresh and tasty. The coriander mayonnaise brought it all together into a great finish!
  • Christina L.
    Christina LuAugust 7, 2014
    Always do half dozen east & half dozen west with squid stuffed with chorizo. Perfection.
  • Pete M.
    Pete MitchelmoreSeptember 14, 2013
    We had already eaten when we stumbled across his place and were just looking for drinks... And the cocktails were excellent! Recommended!
  • Theophilus London
    Theophilus LondonOctober 21, 2011
    I love that new oyster bar in the Ace hotel. You might run into Kanye, you might run into David Letterman, you might run into Misha Barton. You never know. There’s always action at the Ace Hotel
  • Frank R.
    Frank RimalovskiFebruary 12, 2015
    Chanterelles, lobster roll, chorizo stuffed squid, oysters, definitely the kedgeree…and save room for the sticky toffee pudding!
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableAugust 5, 2014
    If you're feeling really adventurous, try whelks ($8), the bouncy little sea snails that look fairly terrible but taste delicious when they're dipped in garlic butter. Read more
  • Chris L.
    Chris LApril 17, 2014
    Slices of bottarga and little chiles are placed between two Italian crackers spread with butter, which are called carte de musica because they’re so thin they look like sheet music.
  • Joanna L.
    Joanna LinJuly 20, 2013
    Oyster pan roast with uni crostini - Indulgently good but a tad too salty. Goes well with a beer!
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkOctober 5, 2011
    Try the sublime kedgeree, studded with flaky haddock and garnished with fried onions, rice, ribbons of omelette and lime. It’s one of our #100best dishes and drinks of 2011. Read more
  • Holiday
    HolidayApril 13
    Happy hour rocks, you are in New York - do the east coast oysters. No question! Nice rotating cocktail du jour selection.
  • Bravo
    BravoDecember 2, 2010
    From the same folks behind The Spotted Pig, the focus here is (obviously!) on seafood. Had a wonderful peeky-toe bruschetta. -Monica Pope, Top Chef
  • Sean S.
    Sean StenstromFebruary 21, 2014
    If it's not too busy, The Dory is a cool place to pop in for oysters and cocktails.
  • Jeremy J.
    Jeremy JohnstoneJune 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Vanilla Icecream Sundae With Homemade Chocolate Sauce - Borderline overload at this point, but I pushed through and practically licked the bowl clean!
  • Matt H.
    Matt HantzJune 23, 2012
    The raw bar is open during odd hours, which is nice. For cocktails, I like the De La Sol: lime, honey, hot sauce, tequila and soda. Kinda strange there's no Sol beer in there, no?
  • Erica S.
    Erica SklarAugust 9, 2014
    Great place to grab a glass of white and a dozen oysters. Good selection, nice service and a cute spot!
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceNovember 14, 2011
    Winner of Best Use of Anchovies in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue! Order the anchovy and parsley toast - a deal at only $4.
  • Matty C.
    Matty CitoDecember 18, 2016
    Pricey. Menu is a bit small but all high quality, Some good cocktails make you forget
  • Nick J.
    Nick JordanSeptember 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The chorizo stuffed squid with smoked tomato has to be one of the top 10 dishes in NYC.
  • The Blonde Gourmand
    Trendy cocktails and oysters...how could you go wrong?! Unbelievable happy hour specials make this place crowded earlier than most spots.
  • Cole K.
    Cole KennedySeptember 25, 2016
    The seafood platter is perfect for an indecisive group, and I had no idea how much I'd love pickled mussels!
  • Blair B.
    Blair BaxterJanuary 13
    Best oyster in NYC, lobster roll and seafood tower is excellent.
  • Lindsay L.
    Lindsay LongMarch 19, 2014
    Eat all of the burrata, wash it down with the bartender's choice. They won't lead you astray.
  • E P.
    E POctober 5, 2011
    Order the stuffed squid, it's memorable. But throw caution to the wind if you order the spicy margarita, it's both a libation and an analgesic. :-)
  • Joe D.
    Joe DLRMay 20, 2014
    Pricey as all heck...and portions are minuscule. The food is good, no complaints there...it's just highway robbery with the prices. And the waiters like they're auditioning for Stomp.
  • NOWNESS
    NOWNESSDecember 21, 2010
    New York: We're big fans of all of Chef April Bloomfield's hotspots! Click "More Info" to check out tips from the wine director at John Dory on excellent white wine pairings w/ your oysters Read more
  • Chelsea
    ChelseaSeptember 12, 2014
    Stumbled over here drunk after a few too many in the Ace Hotel lobby on a first date. Oysters were incredible, can't wait to go back.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SpectorJanuary 10, 2015
    Don't miss the brunch offerings - great lobster scrambled eggs and amazing oyster happy hour.
  • Jeremy J.
    Jeremy JohnstoneJune 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Cold Poached Lobster - Very interesting twist on a lobster dish. The tomalley vinaigrette was superb!
  • Sari W.
    Sari WongJanuary 23, 2015
    Freshest oysters I've ever had. Wish the by the glass wine list was a little more extensive.
  • Charlotte D.
    Charlotte Dunne3 weeks ago
    Great place for a drink in Midtown (a rarity in itself). Happy hour has great prices.
  • Peter O.
    Peter OrlovFebruary 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Possibly the best raw bar in town: just go and have anything, it's all delicious. Great cocktails, too.
  • Danyel S.
    Danyel SmithFebruary 13, 2016
    amazing food; snobby at the door. but awesome waitstaff. #oysters and more #oysters pls
  • The New York Times
    The New York TimesJanuary 26, 2011
    Oh, man! An hour for a table and you’re in the bar staring at a phone. Order a riesling and the char, make yourself feel better. S’worth it. Read more
  • Frank N.
    Frank NeillAugust 27, 2014
    Great craft beer list and amazing cocktails. Oh, the oysters ain't bad, either.
  • S
    SSeptember 21, 2014
    Order the plateau or not; but you must try the chorizo stuffed squid. Small portion but $15 well spent.
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle C.March 12, 2012
    A choice of half a dozen oysters or clams and sparkling wine or a pint of Oyster Stout ale for $15.
  • Kathryn J.
    Kathryn JanicekNovember 17, 2013
    Best lobster roll. Flavor is perfect and the chef couldn't have picked a better roll to deliver it.
  • grapefriend
    grapefriendMarch 12, 2012
    Oysters? Amazing. Rolls? Killer. Any crudo? A must. And wash it all down with some crisp Muscadet. YUM.
  • Melissa R.
    Melissa RosenthalAugust 15, 2015
    Pretty pricey but the food and oyster section is always amazing.
  • Darren L.
    Darren LachtmanSeptember 22, 2012
    Chorizo stuffed squid is amazing! Avoid lobster roll as its served hot for some weird reason.
  • Sabine (Your Ambassadrice) d.
    Don't feel tempted by the other dishes, keep it with oysters. They are pretty damn good, main course is way to salty and has the size of a tapas
  • Shadi
    ShadiApril 27, 2013
    Try the George Washington cocktail with east side Oysters. Great to kickstart your evening.
  • Jess S.
    Jess SSeptember 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Naked cowboys & sea bream crudo & grilled octopus. Don't pass up the Parker house rolls, worth the carbs
  • Jenna N.
    Jenna NorthAugust 23, 2011
    Oyster happy hour. What else needs to be said? Great wines, including Gotham Project’s (tap wine) Riesling.
  • Helen R.
    Helen RosnerJuly 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The oyster pan roast is basically a bowl of hot, savory cream and butter. It is a religious experience. Do not miss it.
  • Mischa L.
    Mischa LumiereJanuary 5, 2015
    Get the oyster and prosecco special for $15. Worth every penny!
  • grapefriend
    grapefriendApril 13, 2012
    Oysters are killer, but must try the crudo! Pair it with the nice crispy Muscadet!
  • Isabel B.
    Isabel BaylorSeptember 6, 2015
    Everything was delicious but the mains were small. Great ambiance and cool decor.
  • Christopher P.
    Christopher PepeJune 16, 2014
    Front desk hipster d-bag was extraordinarily rude to us and insisted on arguing over our choice of chair for our 5th person. We almost walked out but our terrific waitress smoothed things over.
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillAugust 7, 2015
    A good place to grab some after work drinks. Nice cocktails & bar menu.
  • Geppy M.
    Geppy MaffeiMarch 3, 2014
    E nice place for appetizer , great seafood and beautiful atmosphere
  • Condé Nast Traveler
    Condé Nast TravelerApril 21, 2011
    The bar's happy hour special (5 p.m.-7 p.m. or midnight-2 a.m.) includes a half-dozen oysters and a 20-ounce pint of stout or a glass of cava ($15).
  • Shelley C.
    Shelley ChenOctober 18, 2014
    Small plates and amazing cold bar. Sit by the window and people-watch.
  • Gansevoort Hotel Group
    Gansevoort Hotel GroupJanuary 19, 2011
    The oyster pan roast with uni crostini and the malted chocolate ice cream with honey comb are to die for!
  • nymag
    nymagDecember 26, 2010
    Don’t miss the impossibly decadent $15 oyster pan roast here, and try the Eccles cake with Stilton for dessert. Featured in Where to Eat 2011! Read more
  • Public House W.
    Public House WineAugust 19, 2014
    Pricy with small portions, but you can't beat the scene or the quality of fish. Skip the raw bar and opt for the awesome crudos instead.
  • James B.
    James BanksSeptember 29, 2012
    The best bar / restaurant in the Ace Hotel. Lovely Staff and drinks.
  • Scott L.
    Scott LuDecember 21, 2011
    Love the 6 east or west oysters and cava or oyster stout happy hour! For $15, what a steal!
  • Nat
    NatSeptember 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    15 min for butter. Really? Yes by all means go have a 10 min conversation with the people next to me, Let's go Yankees! Food is always great but poor inconsistent service!
  • Fernando T.
    Fernando T.October 5, 2014
    Great oysters, nice deco, excellent ambiance. Good cocktails.
  • Emily C.
    Emily CurrinSeptember 10, 2012
    Get the bottlerocket cocktail; has jalapeno,lime, honey, tequila, and soda...SO good!
  • Wayne S.
    Wayne SurberFebruary 12, 2014
    Happy Hour, Oysters and Beer/Booze. Great drinks and terrific seafood.
  • Claire L.
    Claire LeeSeptember 14
    Can't go wrong with the oyster shooters (def w/ gin)
  • fefakate
    fefakateJuly 5, 2014
    Scrambled eggs with lobster are perfect!
  • Aparna M.
    Aparna MMarch 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the A Selection Of East And West Coast Oysters - Kumamotos sweet, beautiful
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HellerSeptember 28, 2011
    Try the Bottlerocket cocktail (tequila, jalapeno, lime, honey, soda) and the diver sea scallops
  • Compass
    CompassMay 16, 2014
    Dine on oysters, clams, and mussels and the sea-loving restaurant in the Ace Hotel.
  • Yannis S.
    Yannis StanisiereJune 3
    Been here 10+ times
    Shellfish tower with one of their cocktails
  • Thom P.
    Thom PowersJanuary 14, 2012
    John Dory Oyster Bar (latest fave) for enjoying Milk & Honey mixology outside the LES
  • Adam D.
    Adam DawkinsJuly 14, 2013
    The lousiest excuse for a lobster roll I've ever suffered through. $28 for an over-dressed skimpy soggy roll that would drive any Mainer to madness.
  • Matt J.
    Matt JenningsMay 14, 2012
    If you like whiskey and ginger, order the penicillin, especially if the bearded fella is bartending.
  • Zee &.
    Zee "Online"May 27, 2016
    Shellfish Plateaus is really delicious. Yummy, but a little pricey 😋.
  • Dan
    DanFebruary 2, 2011
    The Chorizo Stuffed Squid with Smoked Tomato is one of the most amazing dishes I've ever eaten!
  • Stephanie Paige M.
    The Txakoli Spanish white wine is perfect. Pair it with everything.
  • Philip C.
    Philip ChongSeptember 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Skip the chorizo squid.. But oysters and the bread are great!
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan CohenNovember 11, 2014
    $2 happy hour oysters are a quality bang for the buck
  • Jess L.
    Jess LauNovember 3, 2011
    Everything here is really salty. It's a great place for drinks and oysters but don't waste your time on the small plates.
  • Yelena
    YelenaSeptember 13, 2015
    Tiny plates, decent cocktails. Oysters are fantastic but the mains are forgettable.
  • Jason K.
    Jason KooJune 29, 2013
    If I was on death row and had to choose my last meal, it would start with the Maine lobster chowder.
  • Anand G.
    Anand GiridharadasMay 15, 2012
    Always get the squid stuffed with chorizo. And the peanuts.
  • Erin L.
    Erin LaneFebruary 13, 2011
    Oysters, oyster pan roast, octopus, squid, and parker rolls. Oh. My. God. If I could live in this kitchen I would.
  • Jeremy J.
    Jeremy JohnstoneJune 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Asparaghus With Almonds, Spek, And Shaved Parmesan - Simply amazing!
  • Sara B.
    Sara BigwoodApril 19, 2015
    Great platter, nice trendy music but the prawn are far too expensive for the quality and quantity.
  • Amber C.
    Amber CrisciMarch 27, 2015
    Well crafted drinks. Maitre D is easy on the eyes!
  • Tom C.
    Tom CintorinoAugust 18, 2011
    If you like coconut and crab, then the soup by the same name is AWESOME!
  • RRStellar
    RRStellarOctober 28, 2014
    Ginger Remedy and the squid chorizo are the best
  • Jim H.
    Jim HermanNovember 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The sixpoint oyster stout is exclusive and is brewed with oyster shells. It's a must.
  • April Kate 🍴
    April Kate 🍴August 22, 2015
    I prefer the west coast oysters with a glass of martini or champagne
  • Khoi U.
    Khoi UongAugust 12, 2011
    If they have the steamed snapper head and collar, you have to have it. Unbelievable.
  • Michael B.
    Michael BraunApril 8, 2011
    For a place that only serves small, shareable plates, NOTHING is shareable. But the food is still insanely amazing.
  • Bach M.
    Bach MaiNovember 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    that seafood plateau is wonderful and comes with a deal on sparkling wine!
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BursteinNovember 14, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Best cocktails ever !! See tip in restaurant list
  • Gui R.
    Gui RiosOctober 16
    Squid is perfect. Try all the oysters!
  • Wilson Z.
    Wilson ZhouApril 24, 2014
    Chef April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman's casual, seafood spot.
  • Katie S.
    Katie Smith-AdairMay 28, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Tap wines half off 5-7 weekdays, 12-3 weekends. Open from 11:30 daily
  • Samuel L.
    Samuel LavoieJune 24, 2013
    Good fish and oyster products but size are ridiculously small for the price. Not for dinner, happy hour drinks with an appetizer could be ok.
  • suz q.
    suz qJune 24, 2015
    Great oysters. Rest of menu a disappointment - overpriced for portions. Just head to K-town
  • Natalie V.
    Natalie VegelJanuary 28
    Delicious apps and a good place for after work drinks
  • Alex M.
    Alex MalovDecember 6, 2015
    Excellent east coast oysters!
  • Abigail G.
    Abigail GrayJuly 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The oyster pan roast and chorizo stuffed squid are amazing!
  • Gary C.
    Gary ClayFebruary 23, 2014
    Fantastic seafood and beer, I would go again
  • perke p.
    perke perkeNovember 22, 2014
    Terrible service, but stay to try one time amazing food: semolina soup brings you back to childhood with some spice.
  • Paul J.
    Paul JDecember 22, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The lobster tastes like lobster. Oysters chilled and with a great selection
  • James P.
    James PezzellaSeptember 16, 2016
    The oysters are amazing - what a great variety.
  • Miss P.
    Miss PiggyAugust 3, 2015
    Excellent selection of oysters and cocktails!
  • Sally C.
    Sally CedarSeptember 29, 2014
    Had a terrible meal. Been there many times and love the atmosphere but last night the food was so bad and big prices, I have no desire to go back. Our waitress was unpleasant too.
  • Freka S.
    Freka SexyFebruary 25
    This mint mojito is LIT 😓
  • Laurence P.
    Laurence PaverdSeptember 29, 2013
    Service was pretty much non existent. We moved to the bar thinking service had to improve, which it did not. Not sure how this place stays in business. Want oysters and great service - skip this place
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MeyersSeptember 4, 2015
    Make sure to get a Parker house roll.
  • Adam B.
    Adam BroitmanSeptember 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Oyster shooters, welks and lobster rolls, oh my!!!!
  • Ebony
    EbonySeptember 27, 2015
    The American West coast oysters are DELICIOUS
  • Dave A.
    Dave AlbertsonSeptember 15, 2011
    Ask for Chase. Great bartender and drink mixer master.
  • Anna F.
    Anna FrenkelSeptember 16, 2012
    The oysters are SO good; I'll have a dozen more, kthx.
  • Valentina M.
    Valentina MonteJuly 23, 2015
    The Deal:< $2 Oysters Mon-Fri: 5-7pm, Sat-Sun: 12-3pm
  • Ryan N.
    Ryan NantellJanuary 21
    Weekday and weekend happy hours
  • Freka S.
    Freka SexyFebruary 25
    Little aquariums by the bar, pretty cool!
  • Bach M.
    Bach MaiJanuary 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    There's a deal on a bottle of champagne as a pairing if you get the plateau!
  • Hayley C.
    Hayley CordwellNovember 21, 2010
    Amazing food but the draft beer sucks - go for the bottles every time
  • Siew
    SiewSeptember 21, 2014
    The stuffed squid is great. But the service is soooooo slow.
  • Margot M.
    Margot MazurJune 30, 2015
    It doesn't say, but they do have a happy hour that ends at 7. Fancy shmancy.
  • Lindsay D.
    Lindsay DugganAugust 30, 2012
    Must get shellfish plateau.
  • Lindsay
    LindsayApril 12, 2013
    2 years later, this place still has the most inept service on the planet. The oysters are ok. I guess.
  • Sara D.
    Sara DemenkoffFebruary 4, 2011
    Happy hour, 5-7p. 6 oysters and a glass of cava or beer for $15!
  • Stephanie K.
    Stephanie KleinMarch 27, 2013
    Organic or unfiltered wine and Fanny Bay oysters!
  • Shelley C.
    Shelley ChenDecember 15, 2014
    Solid cold bar with pretty decor!
  • Alexandra
    AlexandraMarch 16, 2012
    Squid chorizo dish rox. Also oystahs.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 4, 2014
    Check out John Dory Oyster Bar as seen on Best Bars in America Read more
  • Glen G.
    Glen GilmoreFebruary 6, 2012
    Great oysters, music, vibe.
  • Siraj A.
    Siraj AliOctober 5, 2013
    Drink lots of the bloody Mary. It's bloody good!
  • Carlos R.
    Carlos RojasAugust 15, 2013
    Try the Assorted Oysters - Love them!
  • Daniel F.
    Daniel FilsonMarch 9, 2013
    Bottlerocket is a must order cocktail!
  • Didi M.
    Didi MarieSeptember 23, 2013
    Small plates and an amazing raw bar.
  • John Dory Oyster Bar
    A contender in the city's lobster roll market emerges at The JDOB Read more
  • Takahiro I.
    Takahiro IdeJuly 10, 2012
    Let's compare East Coast and West Coast oysters.
  • Patryk C.
    Patryk CzekajJanuary 2, 2013
    Best oysters in town, seriously.
  • Beth F.
    Beth FerreiraDecember 5, 2010
    Delicious...but shockingly small portions. Order a lot or plan to hit up McDonalds afterwards
  • Lisa B.
    Lisa BucklandJanuary 28, 2012
    Make sure to dip the potato rolls in the lobsta chowdaaa
  • Tom B.
    Tom BNovember 21, 2010
    The live sea urchin is terrifying, but delicious
  • Dina
    DinaApril 25, 2014
    Daily 5-7pm. 6 oysters + beer/Cava $15.
  • Julia M.
    Julia MinSeptember 3, 2011
    oyster pan roast and parker house roll!! love it.
  • Rafael B.
    Rafael BagmanovMay 5, 2013
    My tongue had a lot of orgasms tonight
  • Fred W.
    Fred WilsonJuly 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The char pate with the buns is the perfect kickoff to a great meal
  • Mindy N.
    Mindy NguyenNovember 1, 2014
    It's all about Parker house rolls and cucumber rickeys
  • Sinem S.
    Sinem SaniyeFebruary 13, 2014
    I wish they had New England clam chowder here.
  • Karol M.
    Karol MarkowiczOctober 15, 2011
    Cocktails (by Sasha Petraske) are amazing.
  • Nat
    NatSeptember 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Out of everything on the menu the server recommends Parker rolls Really? Seafood place and your suggesting I get challah bread because that's all it really is. Terrible where do they find these people
  • Jen S.
    Jen StarAugust 16
    Get the Oyster Pan Roast
  • Jeremy G.
    Jeremy GalenFebruary 1, 2011
    TBD is a great drink but ask for it in a rocks glass, gentlemen!
  • Drew Y.
    Drew YardMay 26, 2014
    The food was fantastic but the service was pretty awful all the way around
  • Nance
    NanceAugust 20, 2014
    You leave hungry and feel like you've been ripped off.
  • Jordan M.
    Jordan MockMay 20, 2012
    The daurade alone is worth the trip.
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle MuMay 14, 2012
    Cowboy from the east coast - YUM ;-)
  • Collin H.
    Collin HughesFebruary 25, 2015
    Bloody Mary is fantastic
  • Stefan G.
    Stefan GlueckAugust 2, 2015
    Raw bar and some wines
  • st
    stDecember 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    gin oyster shooter >>> tequila oyster shooter
  • VelvetCrate
    VelvetCrateOctober 11, 2014
    Yummy oysters, overpriced vino.
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥
    Phoenix 💥💥💥September 6, 2014
    Everything oyster!
  • Mark G.
    Mark GraciaAugust 24, 2014
    Good cocktails and oysters
  • Derrick D.
    Derrick DeberrySeptember 13, 2013
    Get the Penicillin drink. It's a doozy.
  • Misha K.
    Misha K.August 22, 2011
    John Dory Oyster Stout is amazing!
  • Stephanie Y.
    Stephanie YuanAugust 8, 2014
    The ginger cider drink!!
  • Martha
    MarthaFebruary 9, 2015
    excellent raw bar!
  • Laila A.
    Laila AhmadiMay 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    All the oysters + uni crostini.
  • dot. h.
    dot. hMarch 18, 2015
    Good food but small portions for the price... and fries are not an option! :O
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AmbsMarch 17, 2016
    Everything was fine but generally twice as expensive as it should have been
  • EatMeDrinkMeNYC
    EatMeDrinkMeNYCDecember 16, 2010
    I'm not fond of anchovies but I loved the Anchovie toast.
  • Mas
    MasJuly 19, 2013
    Amazing lobster rolls!
  • Bill S.
    Bill SandersAugust 17, 2011
    Mermaid Island oysters are their best today! 11/08/16
  • Leo L.
    Leo LoomieSeptember 20, 2012
    Try the Assorted Oysters
  • Robert M.
    Robert MorandiJune 1, 2012
    West coast oysters are unbelievable!!!
  • SOBistro S.
    SOBistro SOBJuly 10, 2016
    Oh........!!! My
  • Fati H.
    Fati HussainJune 23, 2015
    Oyster shooters here are great
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BursteinSeptember 3
    Been here 5+ times
    Great dry rose
  • 🐼
    🐼May 23, 2016
    The Mind Of A Chef - Season 2 - Episode 10
  • Jessica A.
    Jessica AprilJuly 27, 2011
    The Parker Rolls should not be missed.
  • Freka S.
    Freka SexyFebruary 25
    Mmmmmmmmm yummay
  • Roxineus R.
    Roxineus RoxineusApril 30, 2012
    Oyster shooter with Gin!!
  • Colin B.
    Kedgeree was amazing
  • Lawrence H.
    Lawrence HNovember 17, 2010
    They made me get up after I had sat down at the bar already! ! !
  • Thor E.
    Thor ErnstssonFebruary 20, 2015
    They have pudding
  • Udi C.
    Udi CohenJuly 7, 2015
    Oyster shots!
  • SOBistro S.
    SOBistro SOBAugust 6, 2016
    Whew......nice
  • Ashly A.
    Ashly AllenDecember 30, 2011
    Waiters are snotty... Get your free champagne and leave.
  • Adam S.
    Adam SwannSeptember 10, 2011
    Order the Dark Hemmingway cocktail
  • 🌊 Christy G.
    🌊 Christy GoldfederJanuary 12, 2012
    Oyster pan roast = yes
  • Flatiron Partnership
    Flatiron PartnershipAugust 18, 2011
    Late night flash special offering a glass of Cava.
  • Kody .
    Oyster shooter ftw
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinJune 21, 2014
    Not a big bottarga guy but def get a little order
  • Mac
    MacJuly 27, 2012
    Try the oysters!
  • Rebecca P.
    Rebecca PlaineDecember 27, 2016
    Good happy hour
  • Jon L.
    Jon LiFebruary 27, 2011
    I was not impressed. Pork-tuna sandwich was bad. Stewed oyster with uni was unimpressive. Oysters selection, for an oyster bar, was pedestrian.
  • Bo B.
    Bo Beyer-JohnsonDecember 23, 2015
    Lots of oysters
  • Alex L.
    Alex LeoJuly 19, 2011
    People don't seem eager to help you here but they sure do seem eager to leer creeping at your food
  • Gretchen R.
    Gretchen RobbinsOctober 8, 2016
    Love it but so expensive
  • Emmit L.
    Emmit LutherApril 11, 2014
    Get here earily.
  • Public Art Fund
    Public Art FundNovember 2, 2011
    #StaffPick Oysters... need we say more?
  • Anthea P.
    Anthea PenaJune 6, 2012
    Naked Cowboys here too
  • Louise B.
    Louise BOctober 20, 2012
    I was told they don't carry flavored vodkas or rum. Bummer.
  • Richard M.
    Richard MarshallSeptember 27, 2011
    Very noisy - consider bringing ear defenders. Read more
  • Peter W.
    Peter WJanuary 31, 2014
    9 dollars for a beer...because fuck you, that's why!
  • Kira G.
    Kira GorbatkinJanuary 24, 2012
    Yummy peanuts!
  • Jason H.
    Jason HellingerMarch 22, 2012
    Bad service. Food was decent. More of a drink and raw bar kind of spot!
  • Mark S.
    Mark ShermanJuly 20, 2015
    Food was amazing but service was awful and for that I will not be going back
  • Elizabeth K.
    Elizabeth KenneyMarch 19, 2011
    After waiting an hour for a table the initial lure faded and we left for better fishing elsewhere.
    Upvoted Nov 10
  • Greg P.
    Greg PierJuly 13, 2011
    Lobster Roll = Heaven Read more
  • Freyja B.
    Freyja BalmerMay 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Chorizo stuffed squid. Read more
  • abbyjaye
    abbyjayeFebruary 4, 2012
    Do not skip the Parker House Rolls. Do. Not.
  • Ritchie Y.
    Ritchie YaoMarch 12, 2015
    Amateurs ...
  • Steve D.
    Steve DuranNovember 12, 2010
    Carla's wine room is awesome!
  • Carlos G.
    Carlos GaravitoMay 30, 2011
    Have the sea snails Read more
  • MoRiza
    MoRizaNovember 17, 2010
    Try the Sea Urchin
  • Thu N.
    Thu NguyenMarch 6, 2012
    Tip on Oysters Read more
  • Clay W.
    Clay WilliamsNovember 17, 2010
    Try the Sea Urchin
  • Aledemar
    AledemarApril 17, 2014
    Atseeasszszzsarasw
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny MizutowiczFebruary 17, 2014
    Service is poor, drinks are overpriced, oysters are just ok.
  • nantini r.
    nantini rauchMarch 17, 2011
    parker rolls.
  • hugo l.
    hugo liuMay 3, 2014
    Smells. The emperor has no clothes.
  • Ricky C.
    Ricky C.July 24, 2011
    Whats up woth the super slow and lax service here.
  • Arden G.
    Arden GinsbergDecember 5, 2010
    Sorry not as good as the old John Dory
  • Cat T.
    Cat TurnerMarch 17, 2012
    Maybe the worst service I have ever experienced. Great job guys. You suck.
  • Lindsay
    LindsayMarch 14, 2011
    Terrible service, ironically small portions. Don't bother.
  • Zé Renato C.
    Zé Renato CellaAugust 23, 2015
    O que há de melhor no Chelsea Market!
  • Polya I.
    Polya IlchenkoOctober 7, 2014
    Устричный суп - это рай.
  • Kyle K.
    Kyle KellyJanuary 2, 2012
    Kelso brew etaít tres bon!
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