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Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill

4.7
4.7
2675 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Cavernous, deco-styled restaurant, best known for its lively happy hour, grilled seafood & oysters.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 986-8080

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Steve Meyers

  • Catering

    We now Deliver! Visit us at our Website and Click Order Online!

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Stephen Olsen: (212) 986-8080

  • Neighborhood

    Murray Hill

  • Cross street

    East 40th Street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

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

  • Entertainment

    Live Jazz Band - Tuesday Evening 6-9pm & Sunday Brunch 12-3pm

  • Additional

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

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day

    Feb 11 - Feb 14, 2023
    Celebrate Valentine's Day February 11-14th at Docks Oyster Bar and Enjoy some Cocktail specials featuring Angel's Envy Bourbon and Patron Tequila. In addition to our regular menu we will be offering some delicious holiday specials.

Offers

  • Docks Famous Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM,Mon - Fri - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM,Sat - 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    A mid-town, after work tradition is to experience Docks famous happy hour at the bar! Offered 7 days a week from 3pm-7pm, enjoy $1.50 oysters and clams, various bar snacks, $9 glasses of wine, $6 draft beer and discounted cocktails.

Popular dishes

What 2,675 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. EC

    ElisaC

    New York Area

    162 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    162 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Everything we ordered from Sushi to the daily fish special Swordfish and desert sampler was delicious. Our server Brian was terrific and attentive, spacing our meal at a leisurely pace making our dinner that much more pleasant. Looking forward to next time!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best seafood in the city. Never disappoints
  3. PE

    PamE

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was an early birthday dinner with my family. Overall we had a good dinner. I took advantage of the Restaurant Week menu while my son ordered the New England Clam Chowder. My husband ordered the lobster roll. Our server was very attentive.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Docks was our favorite restaurant of the 4 we dined at while in NYC. Not only did we luck out on being there for restaurant week, but we also had the best service from Al. The food was amazing, ambiance lively, and we were treated well by the entire staff. Thank you!
  5. KG

    KeithG

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. Our waiter was awesome! He made great suggestions and I loved everything. The drinks were also so good! I’m definitely coming back!
  6. B

    Brklynfdy

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Very pleasant experience overall. Points that could be improved upon: both soup orders were lukewarm. Table was not steady Communication did not seem coordinated between OpenTable and eestaurant
  7. E

    Eugene

    Atlanta

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service Too damn loud at lunch however.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Docks. Great experience!
  9. JM

    JosephM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Docks has always been good for fresh seafood and a good menu for all tastes. The menu the night we visited was good although there were only a few "specialties" and one was so poorly mispronounced by the waiter it took me a few minutes to understand what he was trying to say "bouillabasse"). When it came, it was nothing like what I expected; my guest who ordered it politely ate some, but pushed most to the side and left it. Aside from that mistake, the rest of the evening was fine.
  10. J

    Joey

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Private party there was way too loud, no couth and highly annoying while we were there.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fresh , menu had a-lot of options to choose from and servers were in on point and ready to please . We didn’t feel rushed and had a great time
  12. RP

    RichardP

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places to go. Always good food, ambience, and service.
  13. D

    Duke

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an early birthday dinner with my family.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Such a nice waiter who was very attentive to our various allergies. Also the flourless chocolate cake was amazing!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anthony our server was excellent
  16. R

    Robert009

    New York Area

    181 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    181 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    One of our less positive experiences at Dock's. Food quality was average and value was not great. Service was fine and setting was also nice for the New Year's holiday.
  17. P

    Peter

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Lobster Bisque and Clam Chowder soups were diluted and tasted more like broth. Wasn’t worth the price paid. Hamburger was good though.
  18. EM

    EduardoM

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really like Docks. The food is so good. We like sashimi and it is super fresh. The scallops are outstanding. And the service is even better than the food. They will gonout of their way to accommodate any special requests. Will come back!
  19. EC

    ElisaC

    New York Area

    163 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    163 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great meal; great drinks , great service, great portions!
  20. HI

    HiromiI

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always our favorite place! We went for holiday dinner. Beautiful holiday decorations, live music not too loud, very friendly staff and great service! Strongly recommend for any special occasions!
  21. MP

    MPlan

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent. Service in the beginning was also excellent- but as they got busy- felt a little forgotten; my coffee order was missed during dessert & took us a while to get the check and then had to ask them to remove the coffee order from it . Felt there weren’t enough menu choices under $25. Feel like I over payed for a salad nicoise with salmon ($14+$18).
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Food quality, service, atmosphere.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and nice service! Thanks.
  24. MB

    MarkB

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place. Bronzino and seafood risotto were very good. Also got the dessert sampler which was good.
  25. CL

    ChristopherL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a request for a seafood restaurant with a vendor visiting from abroad & found Dock's close to our new office. Never been here before & I highly recommend it. Food was fresh & excellent. Service was great & courteous. Prices were reasonable for NYC & the portions were very good. Everything we had from the calamari & ahi appetizers to salmon, halibut & deserts was excellent! I'd highly recommend it & would come back.
  27. M

    Mari

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great oysters and fish entrees
  28. RZ

    RandyZ

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Do not go there. Docks refused to honor my reservation claiming that they stopped taking reservations from Open Table in the afternoon. The smug and arrogant host Todd saw my reservation and simply said I'm not honoring it and walked away
  29. KS

    KarinS

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, service wonderful. Our only complaint was they sat us at a table that blocked the path for servers and we were made to feel that we were creating the challenge to their flow.
  30. EA

    ElizabethA

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best!! Food is always amazing never a bad dish and service is always A+++
  31. BA

    BrianA

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for a lunch with friends. Staff makes you feel very welcome.
  32. SA

    StoneyA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall great experience! Drinks & food were top notch and the live jazz music was an added bonus. Will definitely come back when we are in NYC again.
  33. A

    Anonymous

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great salad! Fresh seafood!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was a great meal. We were there on Friday after Thanksgiving not too crowded wonderful ambience our waiter was phenomenal and it was just a great relaxed fun seafood dinner
  35. S

    Samantha

    New York Area

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    As usual, the food and service are excellent at this neighborhood gem. Have never been disappointed. Even my friend from Baltimore gave the crab cake a thumbs up.
  36. e

    eateruws

    New York Area

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful all around.
  37. SE

    SharonE

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love coming here, but had never come for Thanksgiving. They did an amazing job on one of the toughest days to work and I deeply appreciate their massive efforts. We had a great and delicious time.
  38. GG

    GGL0904

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As with every occasion, my husband’s birthday dinner was wonderful. The shaved kale salad and broiled fluke were on the November 22, 2022 menu. What we like with Docks is the fresh ingredients and some dishes just shine because they are simple and clean. The oysters we had were excellent. Thank you!
  39. c

    carol

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great happy hour followed by a delicious dinner!
  40. JR

    JeffR

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service, great food and warm atmosphere, great place to spend an easy evening dinner or a fancy special occassion.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill using the Order Online button.

Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 2675 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill

633 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017

Additional information

  • Cross street

    East 40th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Murray Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Steve Meyers

  • Entertainment

    Live Jazz Band - Tuesday Evening 6-9pm & Sunday Brunch 12-3pm

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (212) 986-8080

  • Catering

    We now Deliver! Visit us at our Website and Click Order Online!

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Stephen Olsen: (212) 986-8080

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