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About 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.

633 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Sushi, Continental

Hours of Operation:
7 days a week
11:30am - 11pm

Cross Street:
East 40th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 986-8080

Website:
http://www.docksoysterbar.com/

Entertainment:
Live Jazz Band - Tuesday Evening 6-10pm & Sunday Brunch 11:30-3:30pm

Parking Details:
We validate parking tickets for customers using ICON Parking located on 205 E. 38th St. Just east of 3rd Avenue.

Public Transit:
Located just blocks away from Grand Central Terminal, we are easily accessible by the 4,5,6, or 7 train.

Executive Chef:
Steve Meyers

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
2014 Mother's Day Menu's Brunch & Dinner

Please call or email us
212.986.8080
Thomas@docksoysterbar.com

Private Dining

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.

Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (28)
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Good for Anniversaries (22)
Great for Lunch (22)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Casual (16)
Authentic (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Happy Hour (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Comfort Food (10)
Fun (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Romantic (9)
Healthy (8)
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People Watching (6)
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Kid-friendly (5)
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Seasonal (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Food and service was excellent. We had the Seafood Plateau everything was so fresh. I would definitely have a Team Dinner here again.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

The service was impeccable, waiter was excellent, food was wonderful!

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was served in a timely manner...not too rushed ; nor too slow.
Steak was cooked as requested- medium rare..a little rarish--excellent
Very professional wait staff.
Ambience was very comfortable--not pretentious & spatial.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Ate at Docks Oyster Bar & Grill with my wife for a get-away weekend in Manhattan. Very good food, excellent service and nice ambience. Would recommend highly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Excellent seafood, attentive service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Always given a delicious meal with impeccable service. Highly recommend!

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Was seated immediately . Was not asked about drinks or ordering until 43 minutes after seated. Had to ask for water. Soup did not come with spoon. Took 10 minutes to flag down staff to get a spoon. I work across the street, and would never come back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Not sure if they were having an off night or what. The burgers weren't cooked the right way and the buns were stale but usually the food is pretty good. Service is better eating at the bar than the table.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Everything was good except an underdone burger. Great service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We dine here often. Very good food, ambiance. Great “go to” restaurant

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve Dinner!
Haven’t been in a few years but everything was just like I remembered except better. The surf and turf, the 2 pound lobster (it must have been bigger), the prosciutto, the wedge, the cheesecake and the key lime pie. These were all great. Exactly what I remembered from New Year’s past. The dish that made the night though were the Westport oysters. OMG! Some were bigger than bread plates. These were 3-bite oysters and they were PHENOMENAL. If I knew when they’d be back, I promise I’d be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A neighborhood staple that I have not been to in probably 25 years. Vague memories of an excellent business lunch here years ago and one of the few places that had an opening for an early dinner New years eve. We were seated between two tables with noisy babies (our bad...early dinner and all) and the staff graciously accommodated moving our seats. Staff in general was fabulous, a bit rushed perhaps, but I get that...trying to turn tables on NYE and frankly I didn't mind. I normally would be annoyed by that. My biggest complaint was that for the price, the food was merely cafeteria or diner quality. The chowder, the caesar salad, the crab cakes. All "passable", but at these prices, I really expected much more. Mussels were average, but nothing to praise. Ice cream, same. The flourless chocolate cake was excellent however, notwithstanding small portions. With a myriad of great seafood choices in NY (think Sea Fire Grill...Oceana, which are sort of in the same price point, this fell very short. Dinner for three...no alcohol, $250 with tip. I could have gotten the same food for half price at any place a bit further south in Murray Hill. I live in the nabe....and wont be returning any time soon.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful seafood choices in a beautiful atmosphere.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Docks was an overall good experience! The boozy brunch is a great deal and the servers kept the drinks -- and the muffins-- coming. Only problem was the frittata was undercooked, but everything else was pretty good. Def would recommend if you don't want to deal with the crowds at horchata.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Delicious food and warm service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

My wife and I have been coming to docks for 25 years it’s always excellent

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

all the seafood is fresh and delicious...cooked to perfection

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Everything was fine, good service, fresh food, polite and quick service. Would come again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Place reminds me of Lundys in old Brooklyn. Wait staff terrific. Atmosphere great. Food was ok. Not spectacular. Cant say we’d all rush to reorder what we had. Best item was brussel sprouts.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The food is consistently good. ..and I eat at DOCKS about 12x per year for the past few years.
While the restaurant has an above average noise level, the tables are spaced apart enough to have a conversation at normal voice levels.
Management is there to make sure the service remains highly competent and pleasant.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I've dined at this restaurant many times so I'm hoping it was just a bad night. The waitress had an attitude and rushed us even though half the restaurant was empty. We were eating our meal within 10 minutes of arriving. They brought our main course with our soup dishes still in front of us. I had grouper which tasted like it had been warmed up as opposed to freshly cooked. My friend had pasta that was bland and pasty as if it had been sitting around. This restaurant is not an expensive and I expect a lot more.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I arrived at 1:20pm for a 1:45 reservation and the Host & Hostess were very friendly and offered to seat me right away, regardless of my being 20 minutes early. This set the tone for a 2-1/2 hour lunch with friends. I enjoyed my Manhattan Kiss :)

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We went to Docs for my birthday dinner. Great food, fun atmosphere and great service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Dined here with six at a corner table last Saturday night. Five minute walk from GCT... after an afternoon in Central Park & Rockefeller Center seeing the Holiday sights. Fresh seafood, generous martinis. Everything was perfectly prepared. Waiter Brian was wonderful!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

good selection of fish and oysters good service nice local restaurant

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

I have been going to Docks for many years. The entree I had for lunch was fish and chips. Very fresh but tasteless. No seasoning whatsoever. I had to add salt, pepper and lots of malt vinegar

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Had a great get together with long time friends, which we do at Docks at least three times a year.

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Very accommodating to a last minute time change for reservations. Great service even with a large holiday party nearby.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 14, 2017

It’s still as good as ever. The baked oysters and crab cakes are wonderful.

Tags: Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The fish described as their signature dish - the lobster risotto - was not thoroughly cooked. Risotto was hard inside. They compensated us and handled it very well, but it was a disappointing meal.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Service was excellent, food was “just okay”

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was just OK, rather bland to be honest. Service was friendly but slow and sometimes forgetful. Went for Sunday Brunch.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal with friends! Will consider again when back in NYC!

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was really good! Had 3
Children with us and they all enjoyed! Great chicken nuggets and fries. Got the prix fixe menu for $42. Caesar salad was delicious. Steak was perfectly cooked and ice cream was good!

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 (Kent)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Expensive but lovely. Good food though some was not as hot as it could have been. Great atmosphere and service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

There are good service , nice live jazz music and not loud.

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Very good quality seafood menu,attentive service and an excellent wine list

Tags: People Watching, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

As always, reliable, delicious and relaxing atmosphere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We got there at noon so the noise level was still tolerable. However, as the lunch progressed, so did the noise. Hugely loud. I wouldn't have an important business lunch there. It is a convivial atmosphere to say the least. Our waitress was outstanding.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I have dined at Docks several times, both Sunday Bunch and dinner. The seafood options are extensive and always very fresh. They offer a good value and some unique menu options for the sit down brunch - not a buffet - such as the lobster hash with poached eggs. The jazz band and bottomless Bloody Mary or mimosa cocktails make for a very relaxing afternoon!

I am always looking for options to host business dinners as some top NYC locations can be so very loud it is difficult to communicate if not impossible to talk to people on the other side of the table. The noise level here is certainly no issue and the professional service make this a great business dinner choice. I will be back again soon!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Live Music, Great for Brunch
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