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Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill
Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill

Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.docksoysterbar.com
  • Phone: (212) 986-8080
  • Hours of Operation: 7 days a week
    11:30am - 11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Sushi, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Steve Meyers
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz Band - Tuesday Evening 6-10pm & Sunday Brunch 11:30-3:30pm
  • Special Events & Promotions: 2014 Mother's Day Menu's Brunch & Dinner

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Getting there

  • Cross Street: East 40th Street
  • Public Transit: Located just blocks away from Grand Central Terminal, we are easily accessible by the 4,5,6, or 7 train.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We validate parking tickets for customers using ICON Parking located on 205 E. 38th St. Just east of 3rd Avenue.
A word from Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill
Welcome to DOCKS. Established in 1986, we specialize in bringing the freshest seafood to the island of Manhattan. Rated by Zagat as one of the 50 most popular restaurants, we are a seafood lovers dream with our always fresh raw bar and daily specials.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was tasty but the New England clam chowder was lukewarm not hot."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Very good food! Waiters are friendly, professional and courteous. However I would recommend not to sit in the back because on a previous occasion, my group sat in the back and the service was slow. Overall great restaurant, good food but avoid being seated in the back."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Great food, attentive service with a quiet table, which was great for conversation!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The food was well prepared with excellent service. We were placed in a table where the sun became a problem."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Always fresh and well prepared seafood. A very nice and relatively quiet spot on the east side."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I have been before for special occasions. This is a place I have told both family and friends, I am a big seafood lover, and truelly enjoyed the ipwich clams!! A true defnition of greatness from a shell. I have always enjoyed the cuisine and think of Docks when special occasions come about."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This was a great place to enjoy a dinner. It was my anniversary and my wife and I found this restaurant surfing the web after our first choice ended up being out of our budget. This was absolutely a better choice. The food was excellent and the service was impeccable. The atmosphere was perfect for a romantic dinner. It had a nice crowd but was not crowded. Some of that may have been a combination of the weather (it was raining) and the fact that it was a Tuesday night. We simply enjoyed the experience and have already made plans to dine there again in the very near future."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I return because I like the food, but the noise level always drives me away."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "It was nice to have friends around at your restaurant. It exhibits the social side of life. I, together with my friends did have a good time during the lunch time there. Hopefully, the surroundings could be a little bit quiet. Anyway, I still have fond memory of the place."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I've been a Dock's diner since they opened but haven't been there in a while. Was craving steamers and lobster this weekend so it was my Go To place for that. The steamers were delicious but needed a good swish in the clam juice as they were very sandy. The lobster was flavorful but a bit overdone and chewy. Service very pleasant but slow to approach the table and I had to ask for a bowl for the lobster shells."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Docks has been our seafood stop when visiting the city for 20 years. The seafood is always fresh and the service terrific. Never had a bad meal."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Classic, fresh seafood delivered 7 days/ week. White table cloths that match the expected ambience and service. Had a great lobster special that was very fairly priced considering the restaurant and location. Would definitely go back for another special occasion."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Littlenecks and crab cake remain a favorite. Arriving before noon ensures nicely paced lunch within an hour if schedule is tight; gets louder and more crowded towards 1 PM."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I opted for the salmon and I must say it was simply delicious. I certainly will be back to try the lobster."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Totally enjoyable - have never had a bad meal there. We were three in our party - we all ordered something different and each was a delight. can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The food is excellent but the service the last two times (both within the past three weeks) has been horrible. The waiters/waitresses are fine but there are far too few of them and they just canot serve the customers. They stand at the computer screens for long periods suggesting the system is not up to par. The bus staff is impudent and unhelpful. The manager is uncaring and self-justifying. This is a change for the worse over the past several years and, because the prices are not a bargain, it is a big factor in deciding whether to select Docks despite good food and drinks."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I only went there for lunch. It is still one of my favorite plases for lunch .... The food is GREAT. Service great too."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Had brunch here last Sunday before seeing a play. The food was solid and reasonably priced. I liked the brunch cocktail special and the brunch bread basket. I would've liked a few more brunch food options on the price fixe menu, but we each made it work. The service was good. The restaurant had a jazz quartet playing during brunch, which added great ambiance."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Great food and pleasant atmosphere made an enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "the seafood here is always wonderful and this visit was no exception... beautifully grilled soft shell crab... yum!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "If you are a seafood lover, this is definitively a good spot to go. Prices are reasonable, food and presentation are very good. We had the jumbo shrimp cocktail, lobster on linguini a la diavola and the black sea bass. The restaurant is also very nice. Excellent!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I was disappointed to hear that the hostess told the person I was meeting that I did not have a 7:30 reservation when she had said to me that she knew I was meeting someone and would I rather sit or wait up front. Other than thAt, we had a pleasant experience."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We had a group of 7 meet to celebrate a work accomplishment. Dock's was great - service was very good and menu offered something for everyone."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I've been to this restaurant a few times now and the quality of the seafood is always excellent. Service is brisk - you can easily fit in two courses in an hour. Will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Docks Oyster Bar serves very good seafood. It is a place that is fun and dependable for a good fish meal. Service is very good and our dinner manages to always be consistently good."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We had a great experience. Seated quickly and we really enjoyed our server. The food? Outstanding. A bit noisy but we did show up during happy hour so no big deal. I have loved this place for years and I recommend this to anyone looking for fun or just a nice dinner."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Oysters and clams cold, clean and fresh. Service attentive but allow a few more lunch time minutes after 12.30-1 PM."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The food is excellent and service great. I would recommend Docks for all occasions."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Great service, seafood is fresh and delicious! Great place for client lunches."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "One of the best places to have lobsters. Check and agree on details of preparation - otherwise grilled scallops may get burned"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "They confirmed our reservation an hour before and my request for a window seat was ready when we arrived. No waiting-sat right down. The menu is wonderfully diverse, service friendly and attentive and the food was fabulous. Better make reservations, they get busy!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "As always, Docks is superlative! The staff is warm and helpful."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I've been to many expensive places, but this place was not worth my money. This is more of a tourist spot. Supposedly famous for seafood, but it's not even good!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Good food. Excellent variety of seafood. efficient and helpful service. Good business restaurant. Expensive. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The food and the service were at the top of the charts, as usual. We particularly appreciated the booth for the two of us by a window!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "This was our first time at Docks Restaurant, and we really enjoyed it. The food was delicious and the service was great. It is a loud restaurant with lots of people in the bar area. If you want a quiet dinner, this is not the place for you. We didn't mind the noise, and the decor was pleasing. We would recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Not great food - below average in fact - disappointed as I used to be a regular years ago."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Went here 3 times for lunch and once for dinner with a group of work colleagues and we all LOVED Docks. Variety and freshness of seafood is superb and the preparations are simple but divine. Stuart (Matre D) is very accommodating and they take reservations which is key as always very busy."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Fish & Ships are $27 and they're horrible; soggy "crust", mushy fish & bland. There's absolutely no excuse for this in a so-called seafood restaurant. My local grocery store serves better for about $5.00. If you want good fish & chips go to the Grand Central Oyster Bar, where for $5.00 less, you get the real thing. The Sunday Clam Bake was better, but pretty skimpy on the clams, mussels and potatoes. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Took my girlfriend to NYC for her first time and when she mentioned she wanted seafood I knew exactly where to take her.. the Oysters were excellent followed by Lobster Risotto for my girlfriend and the crab cakes for myself.. both were nicely presented, delicious and a good sized serving. The ambiance was excellent and service fantastic. Gets my recommendation any time for good seafood in NYC!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014