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Gwena416
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Small hideaway on Tompkins Street in downtown Brooklyn. Some of the freshest oysters, shrimp and crab available presented by pros juggling a busy room. Come for a glass of wine at the bar and stay for a seafood feast. Bring friends for an easy night out or eat alone in comfortable splendor.

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DMalon
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great spot , with a beautiful bar and decor. Although delicious, Dishes are quite small.

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NYCFood
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! They no longer do an official "brunch" anymore (short-lived and they open at 2 now, not 12!) but still have the towers that were made famous by the various articles written about them. We had the smaller of the 2 towers as well as the deviled eggs, octopus and mussels (I over-ordered for 3 of us, but everything was delicious!). I wanted to like the interesting mignonettes that came with the oysters, but alas, I ended up having to stick to the classic. Points for creativity though, and I think the dropper is an excellent idea, plus reduces waste!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really great time there. The cocktails and the food were high quality. Try the gnocchi.

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vipedEd
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood-centric dishes, super fresh ingredients, inventive and delicious small-medium plates and great bar with terrific cocktails and very interesting wines. great fun

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place. Creative food and drinks; fantastic service. One of the best places in the neighborhood. And the neighborhood has some great spots.

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ThierryB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I've been to Grand Army on two occasions and both times thoroughly enjoyed my experiences. The interior is small but very well planned and stylish. The atmosphere is cozy and perfect for a date. The plates are modestly sized and meant to be shared, so don't expect big full sized dinner dishes. We ordered muscles, scallops, a bread plate, 1/2 dozen oysters and were very happy. The muscles, scallops and bread were fantastic! The cocktails are excellent. I'd probably pass on the oysters at full price (they do have a $1 happy hour which we missed) - there are better places for oysters. The waitstaff were nice and attentive. Overall, a pleasant experience and would happily return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service. It was pretty crowded when we arrived and the hostess sat us initially in a high traffic area. We didn't mind it, but she offered us a table in the back where it was quieter shortly after seating us. Great cocktails and great oysters. Made for an awesome first date.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend was visiting from Ireland and we both love seafood so had to try Grand Army. Had a reservation for 8pm but found ourselves there early. Still got a table, and the manager reassured us that early is good! Our server was polite, knew everything on the menu backwards, and gave us the perfect amount of attention. To start we had a dozen oysters, served with home made tinctures (the pastrami!!!!) and a portion of devilled eggs which were deliciously seasoned. The oysters were some of the freshest I've had in Brooklyn, well sized and reasonably priced. For our mains we shared the mussels and the grilled octopus. Both were perfect! The octopus was tender, and the mussels were huge and full of flavour! Our drinks were a perfect accompaniment to our dishes, refreshing and light. It was a perfect evening, and I can't wait to return in the future!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Totally delightful meal. packed for happy hour with $1 oysters. i must say those were not the stars, but the rest of the menu quite delicious
i'd go back in a heartbeat

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designthoughts
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. The crew really went out of their way to make us feel special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff was very good, meal was very tasty!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Food was super yummy. Service was top notch/super sincere and friendly and genuine!

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Kevin
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was great - we were seated immediately upon arrival and the menu and food were fantastic!

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Hickieburr
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2017
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I've been to Grand Army about 4 or 5 times now. Love the ambiance. Love the raw clams and oysters. Wish they had Cherrywood Stones though.

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vipAlex
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every course. Very creative menu.

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vipBecs
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I took a group of ladies here for a fun work happy hour with appetizers and it was perfect! We had the bread and butter, oysters, deviled eggs, charcuterie and mushrooms, all were great. Nice happy hour specials with $1 oysters and a dollar off all wine and beer. I would come back for a date for two at the bar or a cozy dinner for 4-5. The real fireplace made the place smell good and added to the wintry ambiance.

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Svevitab
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Well wanted to try this place for a while. It's lively abd fun snd cocktails are amazing. Beware of ordering oysters, the bills becomes very high very quickly! 4.50$ and oyster and 7 $ for bread, tgat makes it more expensive than top restos in Manhattan

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vipAndy
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun, great meal. Active crowd and warm fireplace. Truly memorable cocktails.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very creative seasonal cocktail menu, exquisite lighting and ambience, attentive service, delicious food, somewhat expensive

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vipemjay
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

But for the noise (the noise! the noise!) a superb evening, great oysters, great (unusual) wine, great service, extraordinarily innovative menu.

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CharlesD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant - the food is fantastic, the wait staff is great and the drinks are amazing. We would recommend it to anyone.

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Eall
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great cocktails and oysters selection; good for a date night

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

delicious - couldn't get enough of the mussels in sriracha sauce, the buttery fluke, and the truffled market greens

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sebastien
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great service, great seafood, the oysters are amazing. Groovy bartender making the best cocktails ever. This place rocks!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal - great food, drinks & service. A go-to!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely incredible! Delicious oysters with their own housemade sauces, red snapper with hazelnut puree (HOLY WA WA WOO WEE), and strawberries with lavender and mint as dessert. Everything was out of this world delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Cocktails were amazing. Service was very good. Food was tasty but small. Music was too loud.

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vipDawnNYC
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Small dining portions, well made drinks, and lively atmosphere.

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vipsnap
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Make no bones about it. This is a bar with small bites available; not a restaurant with a good bar. The craft cocktails are very good, and change often. The bartenders are creative, and friendly, although from 5 to 7 when dollar oysters are available, the place is crowded, and noisy. The staff is pleasant, the nibbles are tasty, and the bar has that great neighborhood feeling that one wants in a local hangout.

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MrSpace
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place to share tastes and just order everything. I think the two of us got about six dishes + a dozen oysters. Service was very knowledgeable, attentive, and had great recommendations on a busy Tuesday evening. Would like to go back in the winter when the fireplace is going.

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vipaj454
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2016
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This is a place that looks so great on paper, feels so great when you walk in... And everything after that disappoints. The drinks were fine, but they are served in small cups that are filled to the brim with crushed ice. Not only does that mean the ice melts faster, it also means you get about 3 sips for $13.

But the food is where we were really disappointed. Dishes are really small yet priced like low end entree prices or expensive appetizer prices. And most were nothing special. The oysters and and the liver were very good. The tomatoes, mussels and crab cake were very mediocre. Putting together a full meal out of a very limited selection of small plates is really challenging. We spent about $80/person and left hungry.

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vipMark
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2016
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I really wanted to enjoy this place after hearing good things about the food and the cocktails - and while they were both quite good - the service was meh. All the workers really seemed to be bored and didn't seem to be enjoying themselves. Who wants to be around that? Bummer.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant did not disappoint. Everything was fresh and delicious. Get the bread and butter - save time and order two! Perfect portions for sharing. The menu is small - which usually means everything is good. I'll be back to try the rest sooner than later. Vibe is great, too. Drinks are on the pricey side but we did have some nice wine.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were treated so well. The hostess made us feel extremely welcomed, as if she was happy to see us. The bartender was attentive and friendly. Our food runner was informative and also very friendly.

Overall, we had a really beautiful Friday post-work wind down.

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local
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At Grand Army, there was amazing attention to detail in all aspects. We loved the Bloody Mary Platter and all of the artwork. Great place to spend a Sunday morning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2016
Overall3food2service3ambience5

I know I just stated that I would recommend this to a friend, but only as a cocktail establishment. The interior is homey and warm. I love it. The bartenders have always been cheerful. I was not greeted at the door and had to track down a staff member to accept the reservation. No big deal, but then why take reservations? The food is beyond over-priced. I have no problem paying exceptional margins for food or experience but when your $13 shrimp cocktail for 4 shrimp becomes $13 for 4 medium size pick and peel shrimp, I'm baffled. I also have no problem paying for bread and good compound butter, but I got a hunk of dry/stale miche for $6. The oysters were plated beautifully. The deviled eggs were good and plentiful at 6 halves but it still does not satisfy at $9. I think the kicker is that it's fine for bar snacks, but when you part with $80 a head and are still truly hungry, I really don't understand the point in taking reservations.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this place as soon as I entered. The $1 oyster happy hour was great. Oyster sauce and vinaigrettes are served in droppers, which was convenient. The oysters were tasty. A cool feature of this place is that the raw seafood sits in an ice bath that sprawls along the bar so you can see what it is you're actually eating. Cocktails are amazing. I had the Boss' Cabinet, which is a cocktail that changes daily.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2016
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Good neighborhood place, but one expects more from the same team that runs Rucola. Food offerings are pricey for the portions; and four (surprisingly unpeeled) shrimp is slim for a main dish. Service was a bit disinterested too. Small glasses instead of pints for beer and pricey wine-by-the-glass are negatives. Good music and good vibe; so a few improvements could go a long way to making this a regular go to place.

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Grand Army is rated 4.6 stars by 40 OpenTable diners.