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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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Christmas Eve is right around the corner. Please join us for a relaxing lunch or dinner and enjoy our holiday specials!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Ring in the New Year the right way and have dinner and drinks at Docks! Offering New Year's Eve specials and a live band! Large groups welcome and reservations recommended.

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

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Bar Seating (26)
Vibrant Bar Scene (25)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Great for Lunch (20)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Authentic (17)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Happy Hour (15)
Casual (14)
Fun (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Romantic (10)
Live Music (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Healthy (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
People Watching (6)
Cozy (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Seasonal (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Great Beer (2)
Scenic View (2)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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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·Dined 6 days ago

Service was excellent, food was “just okay”

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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·Dined on December 3, 2017

This is my “go to” place whengetting together with friends because it is consistently excellent and they never rush you out. The location makes it easy to get to, and the menu has something for everyone. I love the sushi, and the salmon is terrific. My husband always goes for the steak, which he raves about.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a delightful endless Saturday Brunch. Our table for 10 was ready. Our waiter was delightful. The bloody mary's & mimosa flowed & our food came out correct & hot. Everyone was pleased with their food & we were not rushed. Dock's has been around for a while with good reason.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Went to Doc's for brunch. We had a large group but the service was great. Fast and friendly.
Food was great.
Only negative thing would be that we were charged for tea where as coffee was included in the brunch price.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Awesome. Paige the server was terrific.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We love the happy hour as well as dining at docks. The food is excellent, the raw oysters are to die for and the staff is professional and friendly. If like sea food this is the perfect place

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Was excellent overall. Late afternoon lunch with friend. Food great and loved the feel of the restaurant. Definitely worth many return visits.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Highly recommended, vibrant atmosphere! Definitely the spot for business, but vibrant casual feel also. One of my favorite destinations. The fillet mignon was an amazing taste experience!

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Reliable seafood restaurant near Central Station. Excellent service, and the food is reliable if not very inventive. The raw oyster selection is very good.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Been a number of times when in NYC. Great service, always packed, food is fab, worth a visit for seafood

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Un de mes restaurants préférés dans mon quartier. Parfois bruyant. Très bons plats américains de qualité. Huîtres et sushis. Cependant cette fois l’an serveuse a clairement désapprouvé le fait que nous n’en prenions ni alcool ni desserts, assez désagréable. De plus la viande était bien trop cuite.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Great Beer
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving

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 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2017

This is a great place for a business dinner. Convenient location, good service & excellent food. Noise level is good; with a party of 7 we could hear everyone at the table - not just the person seated to the left or right. For me, this makes a business dinner that much better!

We had Calamari & the beet salad to start. Both were delicious. We also did little neck clams & 2 types of oysters. Meals included steak (sizzling, lean, cooked perfectly), Mahi Mahi, and a Firecracker sushi roll. The sushi was FANTASTIC.

Overall a great recommendation for business or a special occasion.

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

Great cuisine and great service near Grand Central Station. The prefix lunch at the Bar is wonderful as well as Happy Hour later in the day.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Authentic, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Have known and appreciated Docks for decades! Its quality, friendship and character has consistently been maintained at a high level. Tony next visit!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food awesome service.
Kids friendly. We always come here for a special occasion.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Go for the oysters, stay for the fish, ambiance and bar!

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 17, 2017

First time visiting Dock's. Everything was fantastic! The food is phenomenal along with the service. Will come back again when visiting NYC again!

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The service was great, my partner and I enjoyed the food the wine was delicious .. overall the waiter was very nice ..music was on point.. we will definitely coming back..👌yvedette JP

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great staff, great service, fantastic atmosphere.
Food was c+, overpriced for what your getting..

Note comparing this to Atlanta, Munich, Meiningen,

Our server was awesome, very attentive..

So if you want a nice experience, great, you’ll get it.

If you want awesome food.. not here, at least the two dishes we had.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our server Helen was fantastic! She made sure our food was perfect and made awesome suggestions!

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Docks NEVER disappoints! The sushi is always delicious, the cheesecake is one of my favorites EVER, the lobster roll and brussel sprouts were also great. I've never had a bad meal when dining at Docks.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great ambience. Our waiter Mario was phenomenal. The food was exceptional. The presentation and preparation was immaculate. We had a great time.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Warm and inviting. Good people watching street views. The bar is busy but accomadating.

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

A great neighborhood place to go for a drink or have a delicious meal. A fun place to dine. It can get a bit too noisy to have a conversation without raising your voice. I would definitely go back. Nice friendly vibe!

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Kid-friendly
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We enjoyed our meal and found Margaret to be a great server - gave lots of advice on picking our food and just personable overall.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Always love Docks for after work business dinner or weekend with friends. Great seafood plus other food for non seafood lovers. A little pricey, but worth it typically. A little disappointed where our party of 11 were seated on 11/07/17 but we lived with it. A little short on staff that evening as we only had 1 waiter and he clearly got a little overwhelmed.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Nice place for lunch. Mostly a business crowd for lunch.

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Went for brunch, nothing special. I have had wayyyy better drinks and food for the price. The choices are limited and the service for refilling bottomless drinks are sllllooowww.

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