Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill
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This was our first time visiting this restaurant so we had no expectations other than the standard NYC experience. WE WERE DISAPPOINTED WITH THE OVERALL EXPERIENCE. We started our brunch with Mimosas that were mostly orange juice with no discernible evidence of champagne and burnt mini chocolate muffins. We moved on to Lobster Roll Sliders that were mostly tasteless bread with a little lobster. Next we had New England Clam Chowder that was tasty but contained miniature pieces of clams with a large quantity of potatoes. My dining partner had the very enjoyable Smoked Salmon Omelet. I had the not so enjoyable Salmon Eggs Benedict with OVERCOOKED eggs. The coffee with our meal tasted burned and no amount of milk made it better. Our server was attentive but not overly inquisitive regarding our enjoyment level. I have a feeling the server was afraid of the answer to "How are you enjoying your brunch?"
Kyle the manager is outstanding and we give him high praise for us coming back and getting more of the best service in New York.
Dock’s Oyster Bar was delicious. This was the second time I dined with them. It waa a business lunch and both my client and I were very satisfied. The ambiance during lunch a mix of business and tourists. The service and food were delicious. In spite of a dreary and rainy day the place was packed. Pleased I made a reservation with Open Table. Our food items were the Clam chowder, the Trout entree with mashed potato purée and green beans, crab cake salad. All choices were amazing. No dessert. I will return.
Docks has the best seafood Cobb salad on the planet!
The food, service & ambiance were all very good.
Saturday night is a pleasant, mature, and sophisticated crowd that enjoys conversing over a low key dinner of great food. Skilled servers don’t apply any pressure and are willing to make recommendations.
The roasted Brussels sprout salad is a perfect appetizer. The entries are uniformly good. And you don’t have to cut short your conversation when the check comes. Classy and uncrowded are two words I’d use to describe the decor. It’s a great place to meet friends and have a great conversation over dinner or drinks since the noise level is minimal.
Waiter was disinterested and food was average, not nearly as good as previous experiences at Docks. Would likely not return as prices are hugh for a mediocre experience
Wonderful prixe fixed dinner eith lots of options. Great service, nice selection of appetizers and entrees and dessert. It was a special occassion for a birthday and had added a candle. We will definitely return to yhus neighborhood gem!
Excellent service. Courteous and prompt with food and drinks. Bar staff was exccellent. An enjoyable evening.
Happy hour is a terrific value and makes a great pairing with a full dinner. Must sit in bar area though, however service staff is professional and gracious.
Service was not good. Food was good. Had the beet salad and the tuna sashimi.
Great menu selection, wine and beer pairings. Nice casual atmosphere and accomodations.
Always fresh, no mistakes. Service is professional. Can be noisy. They honor reservations.
The service was very slow despite the restaurant not being very crowded. We waited at least 20 minutes + for our second course to arrive. This is so unlike my past experience at your restaurant. I will chalk it ujp to an off day for staff. My guests were not pleased at all though.
Service was a bit off but the food made up for it. If you have the oysters make sure you get the medium size. Tbe smalls are very small.
WE had gone into the city last minute to catch a play. I was looking for restaurants near the jitney stop on 40th. We were in the front of the restaurant so we were able to people watch and enjoy our food. Our waiter was attentive and made sure we were taken care of I wish I remembered his name. Food was excellent will definitely go again.
Poor service and price & quality of the food do not match. Will not go again or recommend to anyone.
Fabulous birthday dinner for my lovely, beautiful wife. Many thanks!!
I have been a customer since the early 90’s. I recently visited on Labor Day in response to their email promoting Happy Hour from noon to 7:00 I made a reserv for 5:30 and was seated at a table. When I asked about Happy Hour menu I was told I had to sit in the bar area. The waiter then told me that there were no oysters at the advertised price. The mgr then told me that she was sorry. I will not go back.
Very good food and service
El lugar es fantástico. La barra espectacular. Pero la comida es demasiado cara. El sushi era malo melo. Los ostiones regulares, poca variedad en un plato que pretende ser amplio. Poca variedad, y poco. Mejor ir al Oyster Bar de Grand Central, por mucho.
Ended up at the table next to the waiter stand. Steady traffic, loud discussion and they stored the platters and stands 6 inches from the table. The food was great, the service was okay. Other than our table, it would have been a nice dinner.
Staff was very nice, and attentive. Came to celebrate my birthday, and they all wished me a happy birthday when they found out!
The food was great, as usual. Just a great time all around.
Excellent lobster and seafood grilled dish. However, for being known as an oyster bar, those were the smallest and saddest oysters I have ever seen. Sent them back. Ridiculous for 4 microscopic oysters at $20!!! Each was smaller than my thumbnail.
The food and service were both good
The weekend brunch is an excellent choice. Big selection, delicious food and generous portions.
Birthday. The food was fabulous
Everything was great.
Amazing happy hour deals
We really enjoyed ourselves. The food was outstanding!
We had an excellent waitress (Jackie) who had no support from the staff. She had to do everything.
VERY bad service day. We have eaten regularly at Docks since it opened as we live in the neighbourhood. We have rarely had bad service but this day was exceptional. We ordered the restaurant week special figuring it would be delivered quickly. We came at 2;15, there were plenty of waiters and help as usual. Exactly 40 minutes after ordering I had to speak to the manager as to why we had not gotten our bread or salads. We got our food quickly after that We ate and left as we had to return to work.
Good food very nice server
Everything we ordered was mediocre at best except for desert, which was very good. The place is very noisy and not worth the prices charged.
Great fresh seafood in a pretty space. It can be noisy but you can always ask for a quiet table. The service is slow. Dont go there when you're in a hurry,
The place is nice but a little noisy from the bar area. The Lobster prices are way too high. The food is good.
Went there to celebrate a few birthdays in my family. Found a table extremely cramped. The portions of food were very small. And the kicker of everything is deprived of the food was exorbitant. We left hungry.
Lovely Sunday brunch. Quiet jazz trio played in the background and menu choices were more than adequate (although fried chicken would have been better with waffles rather than sweet and spicy wings). Service was friendly and attentive and our server, Nate, was a doll. The $30 bottomless brunch is an awesome deal.
The food was mediocre but the brunch special price was unbeatable! $30 for an entree and unlimited mimosas/bloody marys! The ambiance was very nice and my friends and I had a wonderful time.