City Oyster & Sushi Bar
City Oyster & Sushi Bar

City Oyster & Sushi Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://cityoysterdelray.com/
  • Phone: 561-272-0220
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
City Oyster & Sushi Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
93 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (52)vibrant bar scene (49)fit for foodies (43)hot spot (35)special occasion (32)neighborhood gem (31)good for groups (24)great for lunch (21)notable wine list (20)romantic (16)great for brunch (16)late-night find (14)scenic view (9)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • 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.
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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.
  • Good Sushi
    luvfood
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We celebrated my son's 21st birthday at this restaurant. Our waiter and the quality of the sushi made the experience memorable. Otherwise, the restaurant is a bit eclectic, with both a Japanese and Italian menu, but the ambiance and feel of a sports bar/saloon. All 6 of us ordered sushi. The special of the day, which was 9 pieces of sashimi with a shrimp tempura roll, was a great bargain, but the other entrees appeared a little over-priced.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great celebration
    debbie
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We decided to celebrate our 34th anniversary at City Oyster. Great decision! Excellent service, wonderful food! Overall great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loud and overpriced!
    Anana
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Took my grandma for nice Saturday night dinner out. Food came in very small portions and the prices were outrageous compared to what they gave you. People at the bar were so loud we couldn't even talk to each other.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My wife and I love The vibe of Delray Beach; so much that we drive from Miami to enjoy everything that it has to offer. City Oyster & Sushi Bar is our favorite restaurant in Delray and it's worth the drive; excellent food, service and atmosphere, what more could you ask for?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot the Staff is Wonderfull
    Charliedog
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food and the staff are always great. We have been customers for a long time. The patio is open on to Atlantic Avenue and getting to watch the trains go by.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old reliable...
    1HillsboroBeachVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Food is consistently good. First visit for lunch, and it did not disappoint. Service was just fair. Server needs to learn to check on her tables more often. Hard to get a glass of water.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Spot for "First Date"
    PeterT
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    While I'd been to City Oyster before for Sunday Brunch with friends (great value), this was the first dinner I'd eaten there. On top of it, the occasion was a first date. It was an excellent experience with attentive wait staff, extensive selection of small plates and even a molten chocolate cake for dessert. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food -neighborhood gem
    har123VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food is very good. Service is just fair. Prices high. Not terribly impressed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gastro Happiness
    BocaBoomerVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    This was my first meal at this seafood themed eatery. The blue point oysters I had as an appetizer were tasty and non-briny. My entre was a 'special' pasta dish consisting of home made flat noodles, shrimp, sausage and vegtables expertly blended. The portion size was impressive. Service was attentive,refilling beverage and water glasses before they were empty. An excellent dinng experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We were really excited about this place, a lot of great reviews. The service was good, but the food disappointing, way tooo salty and the steak tough, presentation sloppy.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Omega
    lumpVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This place was awesome and the food OMG the best! I would eat there at least once a month as my wife also really enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner
    Pennie
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Had a very tasty dinner. Server was excellent, even offered a few choices that were off the menu. We were there for their half price bottle of wine Mondays which made the meal an excellent value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for a date
    guitarmiol
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    We had 2 dozen oysters, ceviche (mostly raw tuna and guacamole), a bottle or (red) zinfandel, and the chocolate-peanutter butter pie for dessert. Absolutely delicious. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food, pathetic service
    brianVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    The waiter was a total dud. it pained me to leave 20 percent. he didn't come close to deserving it
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always a fun brunch spot!
    FunFoodie
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    City Oyster has become my girlfriends' and my favorite place to do brunch. We are now up to 3x a month on Sundays, and it never disappoints! Bottomless mimosas and bloody Mary's are always a good time, and the food is always delicious. I strayed away from my usual eggs Benedict or salad, and chose the Huevos Rancheros (I believe that's what it was called? I'm not Spanish, never had the dish, and like I mentioned...bottomless mimosas) I thought the pico to egg ratio was a bit intense, about 5:1. It was delicious, just personally think there was too much guac and pico and it overwhelmed the eggs, eventually turning to mush.Service was friendly, a bit condescending at times, but overall we had a very enjoyable experience and will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Delray Beach gem
    Southlakediner
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    One of my favorite places for seafood in Delray Beach.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great overall experience
    MVE1961VIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Really enjoyed the fresh oysters and swordfish. Decent wine list. Good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    tvgypsy
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Great for locals, even better for visitors. Food is fantastic, portions are just right. Service is a bit slow but the place is so busy and, if you're with friends, the time waiting gives you time for conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Fave on the Ave.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    City Oyster continues to be one of my favorite spots on Atlantic Ave. My husband and I moved from Delray so we don't get to go often but when we do, it doesn't disappoint. Haven't had a dish I didn't love with the pan fried Hong Kong Snapper being my personal favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 60 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 503 reviews are from the City Oyster & Sushi Bar reviews archive.
  • A gem of downtown Delray
    frequestCincinnativisitor
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    City Oyster is one of the best dining experiences I have ever had: and I managed a bar and restaurant for 5 years, and have travel throughout the U.S. and all over the world. All the food is fresh, prepared properly, and the staff are excellent at their craft and making you feel welcome in the busy town of Delray Beach. Whenever I return to the area, this is the one dining experience I make sure to revisit. Great sea food, excellent wine list, and wonderful specials. The atmosphere can be lively and loud, but the seating and ambiance creates for an intimate dining experience and personal customer service attention. Best for group special occasions or less formal celebrations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Like sea food - check this one out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    It is always fun to go to a restaurant located on Atlantic Avenue and being seated outside so you get to see people. This is a great restaurant for sea food. They serve oysters and clams on the half shell. I had their Mahi Mahi dinner which was delicious. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Funtastic Evening!
    Winegirl512
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Came for my birthday celebration. The wait staff was super! Very helpful in menu selections. We had the petite cold seafood platter to start. The jumbo lump crab, jumbo shrimp, were fabulous. The oyster and clams were so fresh, it was a real great. I had the salad with fried oysters which had a crispy crust, but the oyster were still plenty moist. My mom had the fish and chips which also had the perfect amount of crispy tenderness! A really fun celebration!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I keep coming back
    Kenny
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    I really like this place. It's fun, lively, good food snd good service....consistently. My group usually consists of people ranging in age from 20 going through 90. Everyone loves the restaurant and we keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistently good
    StueyD
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food is always very good. Sushi, fish, steaks, burgers, etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big Time Restaurant Group
    sflfoodie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Our family loves this family of restaurants - Rocco's Tacos, Big City Tavern, now City Oyster & Sushi Bar. Mother's Day Brunch was delicious! We are looking forward to dining at the other restaurants owned by this group.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's a pleasure
    richVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    A delightful evening with great food and service. The salmon was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate