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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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4.4

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

Business Meals (47)
Special Occasion (44)
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Good for a Date (29)
Good for Groups (27)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Great for Lunch (25)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Vibrant Bar Scene (24)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Happy Hour (19)
Casual (18)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Great for Brunch (17)
Authentic (16)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Comfort Food (12)
Healthy (11)
Romantic (11)
Fun (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
People Watching (7)
Cozy (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Live Music (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Seasonal (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

I've been to Doc's before with good experience. This time was awful. Very bad service. Over priced for food selection. Had an Anniversary reservation a couple of days later in which I promptly cancelled. I'm done with Doc's - no more will i choose Doc's over great restaurant selections in NYC. The server could care less about our table, made herself unavailable to us. It took a long time for anyone to even acknowledge that we even sat down.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

The raw bar was decent. All three entrees ordered were poorly executed (The Broiled lobster was over-cooked and "tough", the Linguine and clams were tasteless and the pasta was "chewy" and "doughy" and finally the Tuna was overcooked and under-seasoned. A Chef changed is required. To boot, the noise level was unbearable.
On a positive note, the wait staff was quite good.
Unfortunately, we will not be returning anytime soon.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Nice environment, delicious with reasonable price even though it is Valentine’s Day

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Docks is always fun. The food and service are perfect.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Fun, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

A perfect lunch experience on a workday. Staff helpful and efficient. Food fresh. Portion sizes sufficient.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Great love this place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Since I've criticized the food here before, it's only fair to note that a recent dinner was very good. Brussels sprouts app with parmesan was cooked and flavored perfectly, and crab cakes were excellent - including the Old Bay chips. Maybe the secret is to stick to the basics? Anyway, this place is definitely back on the list for dinner in the neighborhood.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

One of several lunches at Dock's this week, maintains its high standards. Clam chowder a suitable start, crab cakes meaty as always. Tuna seared perfectly, followed by the rich and tasty chocolate desserts--pudding and flourless cake. Service prompt and attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 6 days ago

Thanks for the Congratulatory Key Lime Pie! (As this was our engagement celebration dinner!!) I tried to tweet it out; Too bad Docks does not cater to the tech savvy, social media pool. (may be on purpose, who knows) Thanks for everything!!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Waiter was inattentive. Brought enter before appetizers. Forgot side dish. Waiter spent time talking to people at next table. Told us he was there all day and the acted like it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My friend and I went for Restaurant week. Service was great. Food portions are just right: and the ambiance was perfect!

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

It is our go-to place for a feel good evening. Works like a charm

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Received the wrong entree. For a work lunch in a hurry it’s hard to wait for the correct one. So i ate what was given.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The food was terrible.

My daughter had the Salmon and I had the Redfish.

Both were not good

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The food and the service are good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Always pleases. Happy hour especially good but great on all counts

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

First time and last time I had a disappointing meal.
Are used to dine there for lunch with clients frequently and hair alone last evening while visiting from Chicago. Unfortunately they probably will and Trey up at four I finished my salad and brought it to me 10 minutes slated reheated and mushy 😞

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

This was my first visit and I truly enjoyed it. The oyster sampler was amazing, beautiful presentation of our plates and the wine selection is delicious!!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I was amazed at how good the lamb chops were, in a "seafood " restaurant.
they were perfectly flavored cooked to perfection.
The polenta with leeks was deliciously spiced---really overall, a very good meal

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great!! Good food

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Restaurant was ok, however we were not informed on how the NY restaurant week offer worked, and we ended paying regular prices. For the price, I would have gone elsewhere.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I love this place. Excellent menu for food & wine. Varied menu and great seafood. Amazing service. A great overall experience and I am looking forward to going back.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Poor communication from the host stand. Failed to read notes on the reservation. Once seated we waited 15 minutes before server asked if we wanted any drinks from the bar and another 10min to receive them. The dinner was just ok.

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

The oysters were really good but they are a little bit on the expensive side. We went here for restaurant week and it was worth it. On of my friend ordered off the menu and decided to get steak and that was delicious. If i was in the area again, i would highly reconsider coming back.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We often go to Docks and Friday we went to celebrate my birthday.
Our server, Margaret, is first-rate.
Our oysters were fresh as always and our salad was fine.
My wife ordered the red snapper, but it was dry, not moist, so could be improved.
My arctic char was very good.
And the candle in the dessert was cute.

Tags: Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Wonderful appetizer and delicious seafood entree.
The dessert could have been more imaginative

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Good clam chowder, delicious oysters.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Went for restaurant week and was pleasantly surprised how food were delightfully prepared n presented, very happy experience

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·Dined on January 28, 2018

Just so so.................................................

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I was very upset, since I had family from out of town that I had spoken highly about having brunch here. The host did not know her information, they sat us near the bathroom and kitchen and the waitress was very rude. It was a disgrace to have to endured this and save face. Luckily the food was okay. But would never go back even if they paid me too.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The brunch was very good. Lobster hash and crab omelette both delicious. Best priced “boozy” brunch in NYC so far. Live music was a nice touch, but quite loud. We had to move tables away from the speakers.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Sunday brunch very noisy and crowded and kitchen was very slow. Food quite good once it arrived almost an hour after ordering.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Love the place met my now wife there way back when and have been going there at least once year since then. This was the first time we were put in a small section between the bar and the stairs that lead to the upstairs where the rest rooms are and the path way to the kitchen. So quite heavily trafficked. Would never sit there again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I like this restaurant. One of my favorites

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Restaurant week menu looked great but food was ok. Service just so so not up to par where I would have expected a restaurant in midtown. The waitress didn’t bring us glasses if water until we asked nor did she asked us how was our food. She came by only to take our order for entrees and dessert. Otherwise she would not have stop at our table. Our glasses of water was never got refilled! What kind of service was that! The bust boy came by our table more often then our waitress. The restaurant management should revisit how the waitress serve the patrons at the table. As for the food, my salmon was ok but can’t say it’s better than other restaurants in the area. The coconut donuts sounds & smell delicious but lack the tastiness. Overall 2.5 stars considered the service is sub par!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Docks is a great place to gather with family and friends for special occasions. Open and spacious, it has such a comfortable feeling... Great food and attentive service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food and service were excellent. We loved the kale salad, octopus, cavatelli with shrimp, lamb chops and apple crisp.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Back to top-notch service and tempo with high standards during a busy lunch time, As always, the littlenecks were fresh, cold and delightful. Crab cake was filled with more meat, less bread. Seared tuna was a bit more done than requested, but not out of range.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I arrived about 30 minutes early and was seated immediately to await my friends. It’s Restaurant Week so there was a set menu which was delish!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Happy Hour is a great value with raw bar and other food at reduced prices served at the bar. Seafood is featured, and although the entree presentation is imaginative and beautiful, the basic quality of the fish is the highlight. Steak, chops and pasta are also on offer.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Healthy, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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