City Oyster & Sushi Bar
City Oyster & Sushi Bar
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City Oyster & Sushi Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://cityoysterdelray.com/
  • Phone: (561) 272-0220
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
    Brunch Saturday & Sunday -11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Dennis Teixeira
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd St
  • Public Transit: Free shuttle buses
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street Parking, Valet, Parking garage
A word from City Oyster & Sushi Bar
City Oyster & Sushi Bar is a classic American seafood restaurant. The seafood at City Oyster arrives fresh daily from local purveyors and from fisheries in the Northeast. It's flown in each morning and filleted in City Oysters kitchen. Some of the more popular dishes are the Yellowtail Snapper Filet, Crab Stuffed Shrimp, Sake and Sesame Seared Tuna, Alaskan King Crab Legs, and Housemade Pasta of the Day. The desserts are all enticing, all house made and all tasty. The award winning wine list offers a huge selection that can be sampled by the bottle or glass. City Oyster offers outdoor sidewalk dining in the center of the action on Atlantic Avenue. City Oyster, simple, fresh and delicious.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
City Oyster & Sushi Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Not pleased
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Usually don't complain. But the service ruined my monthly brunch experience with my girlfriends, the service was awful. Waitress so rude and barely attentive. Food was cold really quick. Although we did sit outside. I'm surprised it took less then 5 min. Nothing special at all. Wouldn't go back to brunch.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good ambiance, but served overcooked seafood
    Gator
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We were looking for a good seafood restaurant in Delray Beach. We started with Wine and an appetizer. The smoked fish spread was good, but not great. The crackers were homemade and unique. The smoked fish was nothing special. Next we had a salad with blue cheese which was fresh with an excellent vinaigrette dressing. The bread was also excellent. We learned alter they have their own bakery upstairs. Next we ordered Grouper with shrimp and we were very disappointed that is was over cooked. It was like they put it in the oven after it was done. Maybe it sat under a warmer before serving it. Either way it was tough and chewy. At $35 a plate, i expect it to be cooked correctly. Overall, the service was great, ambiance was great, and the wine was good. I just don't like overcooked seafood.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great happy hour
    luvfrenchfoodVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Everything is discounted by 50% on happy hour (no bar bites though). The swordfish was excellent. The scallops and pasta special was a bit on the salty side (just the scallops). The service was stellar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not a Good time
    Unhappyperosn
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    was my 1st time there. Sat down ordered drink and food Food and drink came and never saw server again till we waved her down foe the check 1 hour later. Never asked if wanted another drink or anything. Manage just stood in back and played on cell all night Lovely place but will no be back sad to say
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing as always!
    WendyDavisVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This place always treats their opentable guests as VIP. On a crowded Saturday lunch, our outside table was waiting for us...and we were 15 minutes EARLY! The chicken paillard and fish tacos were both amazing! Our server was too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Everything exceeded expectations, could not have been happier with both our meal and service, definitely will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is one of our fav places!
    KatS
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This is a great place! Whenever someone comes to town City Oyster is our first choice for dinner! Food is always good, its not to loud so its a good place to catch up with friends and the menu has something for everyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The Food is absolutely amazing. We have been there twice and I can honestly say that it is the best overall experience at a restaurant in a long time. Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable dinner
    LiznVB
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    After getting recommendations from a few locals, we decided to give City Oyster a try. It didn't disappoint. We had some stone crab claws that were delicious but their sauce didn't hold a candle to Joes mustard sauce. I had the scallops which were beautifully prepared with a scrumptious lemon herb sauce. Had the chocolate lava cake for dessert and loved it. Waitress was sweet enough but a little to chatty about herself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grest for birthday celebration
    Amore
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I have celebrated my last 10 birthdays here with Surf and Turf as main course and sushi as a starter.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb, As Usual!
    Peggy
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Food is Fantastic, Service is Splendid and Atmosphere is Awe-Inspiring!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 2 times
    RanchBVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We had dinner here twice sitting outside oysters were superb and the waiter was great. Recommend to all
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terry
    TerryVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    This place has gotten better with draft beers and sushi. Sushi was fresh but very cold so may have been pre done and refrigerated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our 1st time there.
    cllumsVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Our 1st time there. Was so noisy you could not hear yourself think. Made a reservation for dinner asked for outside, but was told did not have any tables. But yet the short time we sat at a table inside the restaurant the outside tables had not been filled. Decided after the appetizer came to just eat it and leave. We went elsewhere for dinner.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • neverhomeVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Always fun to secure an outdoor table and watch the parade of folks up and down atlantic ave! Excellent service from Matteo who said our choice of the seared tuna was the best on the menu. Came with baby bok choc and an ibteresring corn relish. Menu of sushi is extensive but rather oricey
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hipgal1
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Good food and friendly bar and wait staff. Always a pleasure to eat at the restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something for everyone
    MimiVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Brought out of town friends for the first time. Loved everything!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loud upbeat restaurant
    kimb
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We enjoyed our food. Waitress was very nice and attentive Four of us dining and we all had seafood and enjoyed it. Noise level was way too high so we rushed through our meal to get out of there. The price you pay you should be able to relax and savor your dinner but not possible here!! We will not go back for dinner. Maybe a quick lunch but there are many other great choices in the area. Try someplace else
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Soooo noisy
    Fishface
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Uncomfortable dinner. The noise level from the bar was outrageous. I dont plan on going back to this restaurant any time soon as the noise level was ridiculously loud. The food was really good but the wait for it was a little too long. Our wait person just kept on telling us that our food would "be out next". Too many other good restaurants in Delray Beach to have to put up with that level of noise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food superb. Diverse choice.
    LbroVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We Had Scallops, Mahi Mahi and Yellow Tail Snapper. Sushi/Sahimi appetizer good. Raw Oysters excellent. Drinks top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant on the Avenue!
    jolen0623VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at City Oyster. We ate outside at a table that was NOT directly on the sidewalk, yet able to see the Avenue happenings. Our waiter was fabulous, very knowledgable about each dish and very friendly. The calamari appetizer was the best we've every had - lightly breaded and very large rings that were the MOST tender ever! Just LOVED our dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food and service always good
    Delray
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We eat here whenever we are going to Delray. The food is always good. I just wonder why they always give us a poor table location when the restaurant is only 1/4 full. This time we were right next to the wait staff station, where they stand and talk. Not a relaxing dinner ambiance. Make sure to ask to be moved, which they will do with a frown. In this case, she refused us a both even though there were several open and others with only 2 seated.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so great!!!
    RobbinVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Extremely noises. Hostess wouldn't sit us outside. Offered us a terrible table. Sushi was just ok. I'm from ny remember!!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We really enjoy going to City Oyster. The seafood is fresh and the service is great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent and Fabulous
    Subprime
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    On average I'm there about once a month and taking my clients there as it's their favorite place in Delray to go. Ambiance is always great and the vibe is really good. Staff has always been to notch and very helpful and insightful with the menu and wine list. Great high end quality food at reasonable prices. Gotta check out the sushi bar and if there is room, make way for some desert and after dinner drinks as you just don't want to leave. Gotta be sure to go there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • so so meal
    Ronald
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    the food was just ok but certainly not worth the price we paid for the entrees. We have eaten in many other places that charge the same for entrees and where the food was much better tasting..
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Really enjoyed our dinner here. Excellent execution, timing, presentation, service. A bit on the pricey side, but excellent quality. They do a great job with crabmeat... lump crab cocktail and crabcake highly recommended.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    TND49er
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The service was outstanding and our server very knowledgeable about the menu with insightful recommendations. The food from the raw bar thru the entrees was perfectly prepared and pleasingly presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wrong night to revisit
    billwpb
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    ate at city oyster for the first time in about two years. the place was packed on a sunday night the day before Labor Day. Had to wait 30 minutes past my reservation time to get a table. The waiter did the best he could considering the crowd,but the food was extremely slow, there was no attention to detail at all. City Oyster is usually pretty consistent, but everyone seemed overwhelmed to me. I wont go back unless it is much less crowded.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    qualitypleaseVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Another wonderful dining experience at city oyster, our favourite restaurant in Delray.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best!
    Freque
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I have eaten here 1/2 a dozen times. I am an oyster lover. I had the Bluepoint oysters last week and they were incredible! Our server was incredible!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent vacation spot!
    Lovethebeach62
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    City Oyster is a wonderful restaurant in Delray Beach Florida! The food choices were awesome. Freshness , flavor and outstanding preparation ruled! The extensive wine list was impressive. Service was outstanding even though it was a very busy Saturday night! The waitstaff was top notch and charming .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • family dinner
    Debbie
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I dined with my family and friends our last evening in Florida. We all enjoyed our meal and the waiter was charming. Even my 12yo very picky eater son ate the shrimp cocktail for dinner. He could have had a hamburger if he wanted. The rest of us ordered some sort of seafood entrée and everyone was pleased with their selection. We would eat their again. Our reservations were for 6:30pm and the weather was lovely so we sat outside. Great people watching scenery.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gaining a reputation
    BocaBoomerVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Thiis was my second venture in as many mo nths to this restaurant. I scouted the menu and service in advance of tonight's dinner with thewives. They did not disappoint. Their selection of oyster offerrings was varied and intriuging. for the second time I chose one of the daily specials, home made pasta noodles with shrimp, delectibly served. Service was attentive throughout dinner. I'm a believer and will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot
    Juanpablo23
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Great place for a nice dinner, great sushi the special of the day are always great, service is A+ pricing is ok not to crazy but not cheap either. Not very loud easy to talk to the person next to you
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good but also loud
    Tmq54VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Dinner here on a Friday night at 6:30 p.m. Great as usual but but the elderly couple we were with definitely didn't enjoy. Of course, it was happy hour at the bar so am sure that contributed to the rambunctious crowd. Food excellent as always though.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food
    sophcritic
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Food Quality high. Service excellent, and food presentation excellent
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too much noise
    MarcoVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Mediocre food with ok service at high prices for the small portions in a very loud atmosphere. Will not go back
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous Night
    Tmq54VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    20th Anniversary for my husband and me. Dinner was incredible, service spectacular and the manager offered a complimentary dessert for us. We had the special salad (seafood), each a seafood entre and then the dessert was a coconut rum raisin pie that was out of this world. It was a special but definitely should be added to the regular pie list. Our server was happy and pleasant and really loves her job! Positive experience all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistent!
    GourmetVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great food and service! The only "problem" is the noise factor, since it's difficult to hold a conversation. However, it's lively, fun, and consistent where it counts!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.