Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill

4.4
2282 reviews
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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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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This place was great. Perfect for brunch. Great service

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Waiter was new and very slow. We waited for our mimosas and coffee for over a half hour and everything then came out at once. The place wasn’t even that crowded. Otherwise love this place!

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N
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Very friendly. Good food. Server staff effiecient. Noise level too high. Impossible to hold a conversation without SHOUTING.

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D
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

It was a disastrous experience I specifically asked for a quick lunch - asked if bar would be better hostess said no. One hour later I had no food and what I ordered never arrived. They had audacity to charge for their mistake. Never again.

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D
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Classic seafood restaurant ideal for business lunch or dinner meals in Midtown. A bit pricey for personal use. Excellent service. Always make a reservation.

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AK
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy a great meal at Dock’s!!

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SG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

While the food was great and server was lovely, we had indicated on the reservation it was a special birthday and surprised there was no acknowledgment of that whatsoever. People have many choices of places where to celebrate a birthday so when they pick your restaurant you should make at least a little effort to acknowledge it somehow.

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L
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seafood and other food. An enjoyable spot for every day dining or a special occasion.

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SC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a wonderful brunch here on Saturday. The food was great, customer service was exceptional, and ambiance just right. This is now our favorite new restaurant!

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E
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had 2 wait staff, one helping the other out. One of them told the bartender to remake my Martini with a sugared rim (as it should have been). That is attention to detail! Great place, décor is wonderful and the food is always excellent.

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JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great! The only constructive criticism I would give this restaurant is that the servers would walk up and interrupt a conversation or lean across people at the table to put something down on the opposite side of the table. That was the only thing that was less than great in my opinion.

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MK
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Loved the food. Service can be a little slow but the staff is really friendly

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G
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food and ambiance always the same. Very good and predictable. Host and hostess are very well educated, recognize the frequent customers and provide a friendly welcome. Noise and service varies every time. some waiters and waitresses are great, some are not good at all. twice I patronized the restaurant this week with clients for lunch. one time everything was perfect the second time the waitress was not good at all.

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DO
New England
54 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It had been a few years since I had dined at Dock’s and was pleased that it was just as good as I remembered.

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JC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this is easy coming here for over 12yrs and will be back again

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D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Bottomless brunch was very good value. Service was slow.

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JB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

The wait between servings was too long, the staff did come back to see if we needed anything additional, drinks, water etc.

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CK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the service was excellent.
Everything tasted fresh. This was the best calamari I have ever had and the thai
dipping sauce was so good.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They accommodated a party of 16 with ease. Great service and excellent food. Our group had a wonderful time.

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l
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

One of us ordered the mussels and found that at least 30% of them weren't open. We did inform the manager and he didn't charge us for them but still became sick that night and morning after. Two of us ordered the cobb salad that arrived chopped with so much dressing in it that it ruined any chance of enjoying the limited amount of seafood that was included(2 shrimp and some crabmeat).
All in all it became an unpleasant experience.

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P
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic server. Caught things moving without interruption in our conversation. Food AWAYS great!

Tops on list to eat dinner or lunch!

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RA
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great for parties and large gatherings, this is most likely the best all around seafood restaurant in NYC. Diverse wine menu plus all the seafood varieties you could want. Prices are a bit high but if you want the best you have to pay a little more. Sides and salads are plentiful and waiter staff is never far away.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Great hostess!!

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DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, food was spectacular,service was great and the prices were phenomenal for a midtown restaurant. The pacing of the meal was perfect, we never felt rushed. It’s definitely on my “return to” list of restaurants

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT place - I am in the Toy Industry and have been going to Docks for almost the past 30 years - never changes - just terrific food and great service - table always ready when reserved.

Do not change anything - just wonderful and we look forward to coming back every time we are in NYC!

Jim Stephens
EVP of Sales
TS Shure Inc.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and good service

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VB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I was dissapointed with the Risotto and Scallops. The Risotto has hard and the scallops were sandy when chewing on it.

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CW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the Bottomless Brunch. The food was excellent and the waiter was on top of the drinks. The ambiance was wonderful and we really enjoyed it.

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AS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Although we had a "confirmed" reservation "two days" in advance, the restaurant's staff kept us waiting for some time, during which other guests came after us and were served & seated!
Also, when we tried to complain, the staff replied in an impolite and rude way, bearing in mind that it was the Valentine's Day dinner with my wife.
It's a pity, especially that we are regular customers at this restaurant.

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RB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere, very professional but friendly staff. Our waiter Andreas made an already enjoyable dinner even better. One of the best waiters I have ever been served by in NY City.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great but for the price, the portions are too small - for a seafood restaurant, the portions should be at least 2z the amount that was served. Otherwise the experience was good

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food very good service

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BW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

A favorite of ours. Usuallyexcellent service and ambiance to go with consistently excellent food. a strong recommendation.

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MO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed the bento box when it was on the menu. It would be great if they could add it back

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RA
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always good food service and dependable lunch time in&out

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RK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Upscale lunch spot in Midtown, great for a smaller client lunch or colleague meet up. Food is amazing...have visited multiple times, and am always thinking about it later. From the sushi to the Oysters to the risotto, you can't miss.

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OT
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. This place can be noisy,particularly at weeknight happy hour.We ask for a quiet table, and always get one.Wonderful service. Great Sunday brunch with live jazz.Excellent shellfish,both raw and cooked. Choices for every budget.

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RI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT AS ALWAYS. HAD WORKED IN AREA AND BROUGHT OUR CLIENTS
THERE QUITE OFTEN, AND NOW WE GO BACK AS PRIVATE PATRONS
BECAUSE I WAS SO IMPRESSED WITH EVERYTHING.
RICHARD ALBERT
MASSAPEQUA PARK, NY 11762

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C
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Granddaughter birthday

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GF
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Our waitress was invisible. Too many tables or just not a pro.

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