Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill

4.5
2577 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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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4.3
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4.4
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DebCP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always go to
Docks when in NYC. Great restaurant with great food, service and ambiance. The cocktails and seafood are always recommended and the desserts are Em pointe!

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Jafleming3
Key West
25 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old, long-standing seafood favorite. Quiet area. Great ambience. Great food and service.

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gibby
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Docks Provided luncheon get together with a
Retired colleague. Maître d’ was most hospitable pleasant and gracious providing my reserve table.
service was excellent promptly taken care of by a waiter named SAL
Food choice was excellent with a Variety of seafood
Land based salads protein choices.
The ambient noise did not interfere with casual conversation

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vipJohn
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service
We started with a bottle of Prosecco and the baked oyster casino. Very nice! The shrimp risotto was excellent and my seafood salad was tasty and filling. We shared the dessert sampler which was a nice variety of desserts.

A very nice lunch experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

キッズメニューもあり、クレヨンのプレゼントもあり3歳児も大満足!

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AfuaA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service and food

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vipMaureenM
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very fresh. They ran out of the fish special.

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vipfrog
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Over priced for quality and quantity.

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vipAnja
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I loved the tasty oysters, fresh sushi, and amazing crab cake sandwich. I had a very relaxing and productive lunch. The staff was awesome. Everyone was upbeat, friendly, and accommodating.

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jeffH
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I dont eat shellfish but do eat fish, although all was fine (excellent service) turns out everything they offer fried is fried in the same oil as their shellfish. I ended up having the NY Strip, it was very good and cooked well too but its priced like a NYC fine steakhouse and it wasn't that quality. My guests loved it and other than my allergies, my problem, Id go back. A bit price but its NY

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vipJames
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was excellent, and we had a good time. Thanks

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viptravelchick
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service Requested quiet table and got it

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vipdcc1
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

i took my 33-year-old niece there for her birthday. She loved it! Service was great. Food was excellent. Ambience warm and comfortable.

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terrys
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent mid town seafood!!

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Highleyb
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place, great food, and great location.

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vipkianni
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our server didn’t greet us for some time since he was pretty busy and overwhelmed.

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VeronicaA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yes, would recommend Docks. Very noisy, hard to carry out a conversation.

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MarkH
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good tasty food! Highly recommend the lobster roll!

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vipJuice312
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming to Dock’s! Seafood Cobb is the best.

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vipbeach
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was good

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Pasully
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always the number one choice foor a business meeting place. The service and food make it right!

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vipChristieC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Will be back

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vipADN1
New York Area
333 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the service exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a last minute reservation and they were able to accommodate with no wait time. Great food and great service.

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Murryhillfreiend
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s my go to place when planning dinner with friends and family. The food is consistently good and it’s the best bar on the East side. Love this place!

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KPbrumg
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The quality of the food is very, very good. The reason for my middle of the road rating on the service relates to the amount of time it took to take our order and get served our appetizers. The wait staff was very polite.

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JANYC
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, superb as always. The perfect place for a business lunch.

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ABWarner
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was beyond reproach! We felt very special.

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CaroleD
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I ordered lobster hash; the pieces of lobster were minuscule and very few. This dish was a big rip off at $24.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The food took forever to come. We had to send one dish back because it was overcooked. The lobster hash had no lobster in it and one piece of hash. The manager never came over and they did nothing for the disappointing and misleading lobster mash

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vipPeterL
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We went to Docks for Sunday Brunch at around noon. There was a 3-piece combo playing a nice mix of background music, no vocalist. Brunch food options were quite nice and with the bottomless 2-hour cocktail option was a good value. The food and drink were great.
It is a large restaurant and filled up to about 1/2 full while we were eating. Docks is a good option if you are in the Grand Central Terminal vicinity. My only complaint was that service slowed down dramatically as things got busier. Possibly they were short-staffed this day, but I saw our server needing to spend time mixing Mimosa's behind the bar, even though they had a bartender at the time. Regardless I'd be happy to return .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was overall very nice! No complaints.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was amazing and we enjoyed ourselves but the waiter was not attentive at all. Never brought bread or refilled waters. Could barely get him for the check.

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ThomasB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was superb.

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DonnaG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Valentine’s Day lunch! Service was amazing and felt comfortable taking our time to enjoy meal. Our waiter was friendly, helpful, and accommodating. The food was delicious and even pleasing to the eye. The atmosphere was perfect and we will definitely be back! Thank you Dock’s!!!

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vipFoodieinNYC
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistent food, nice atmosphere, friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful seafood, great service good location.

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caryc
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything we ate was so good and tasty. Took my husband in a date here. We shared the baked oysters and ordered fish and lobster and of course drinks. The portions were perfect. Tylor our waiter was excellent and knew the menu. Nice place for seafood , I will be going back.

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JMG75
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food as usual is always delicious and well presented. Keep having Barrier on tap. Delicious IPA!

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Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 2577 OpenTable diners.

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