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Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill

1940 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Seafood, Sushi, Continental
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Hours of operation
7 days a week
11:30am - 11pm
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Phone number
(212) 986-8080
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Steve Meyers
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Cross street
East 40th Street
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Parking details
We validate parking tickets for customers using ICON Parking located on 205 E. 38th St. Just east of 3rd Avenue.
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Public transit
Located just blocks away from Grand Central Terminal, we are easily accessible by the 4,5,6, or 7 train.
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Live Jazz Band - Tuesday Evening 6-10pm & Sunday Brunch 11:30-3:30pm
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Special events & promotions
2014 Mother's Day Menu's Brunch & Dinner

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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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vipArgentinaon9th (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

This is the ultimate place to hang out for a leisurely dinner. Great food, - especially the seafood towers, calamari & fab Brussels sprouts, not to mention the superb giant martinis. We are regulars and hop Docks stays forever.

vipFreefrenchgirl (Miami)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

A first experience at this restaurant
overall it was good I was a bit disappointed with the Maine lObsetr risotto a bit acidic to my taste but otherwise a great place for business lunch

MidtownMark (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Accommodated special request. Great setting for business discussion.

Misscloud (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Was there for sunday brunch. Fruit salad, muffins, 1 entree of ur choice (egg benedict) that i feel just okay and bottomless mimosa for $26. Service is great, nice ambience with live jazz music performance. Got the booth facing the 3rd avenue which i love so much. I didnt realize that actually is super crowded at the back at the restaurant

vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The oysters were outstanding along with Dover sole!!
Skip the clams and eat lobster or shrimp!!
Service was great!

viprosie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Food quality and quantity was excellent
This was my cousin’s 60th bday
Nice long table by the reception area
Everyone loved their seafood plate
From coat check to maitre d to waiter to busboy,
pleasant, professional, friendly and service oriented
Love their $1 per oyster st the bar offer. Wonder if they still have it. This was about four yrs ago I enjoyed them

MichaelO (New England)
1.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

vipSRNYC (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

Farblonget (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
2.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

I would pass, many great restaurants in that same area. The food and service was ok.
We ordered two types of oysters baked for appetizers. They both tasted the same and where super small. Server was not attentive and listen skills where challenged.
One entree was good per my client, my wife's meal lobster risotto Harley had any lobster in it.
I ordered lobster roll, not great and for the price lobster was minimal also.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Great love this place.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

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.

ChristopherS (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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!!!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

Queensheaba (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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

RobertC (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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

vipCorey11 (New York Area)
2.0  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.