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About Grand Central Oyster Bar
A New York landmark with Guastivino tiled vaulted ceilings. There are two dining rooms open for reservations and walk-ins. The oyster bar, lounge, bar, and counter seating are open to first-come first-serve customers. There are 450 seats for you to choose from and we offer 25-30 varieties of the freshest oysters and seafood.
89 E. 42nd St.
New York, NY 10017
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 9:30pm; Saturday: 11:30am - 9:30pm
Vanderbilt and Lexington
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
There are various parking lots in the neighborhood.
Metro North; 4,5,6,7; Times Square Shuttle
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Grand Central Oyster Bar Ratings and Reviews
In 40 years we have never been to the famous Oyster bar at Grand Central. The food is good, (Menu too large to think about!) but Grand central and the Restaurant are so amazingly beautiful, you feel like you are back in old New York when architecture was everything. Going through Grand Central makes you feel indeed Grand, and the Oyster Bar Restaurant was originally built into the terminal. All the other food spots are out in the lower terminal and modern fast food, but the Oyster Bar remains old New York classy without being snotty. We loved it. And would go back for an occasion. too pricey for everyday (at least for us, maybe not the billionaires who just got a tax cut)
El producto no es malo, pero su preparación (al menos en el caso del marisco) no es la mejor. Pedimos un bogavante a la plancha y parecía cocido. No tenía mucho sabor. Aun así, el restaurante está bien, el ambiente del lugar es agradable, la carta muy amplia y las ostras están muy buenas. El servicio muy atento.
I very seldom write review; but this was so bad I have to let it out:
Didn't feel Welcomed, Maitre D was rude when we arrived. One person in our party was running 10 minutes late and the maitre D didn't want to seat us until we were all here. I told him that we would order drinks and he still wouldn't seat us. Once seated we waited at least 20-25 minutes for our drinks; so I don't see why he couldn't seat us when we arrived.
DO Not order the Bouillabaisse if you want authentic food, the worst I ever had...didn't even finish the dish. My son dish (some kind of shrimp soup dish) was no better.
If you must go .....just order cold seafood, it's hard to screw that up. Definitely would not recommend and would never go back.
Had a reservation but there wasn’t much of a wait on a Thur night. The place is HUGE and packed! Service was so quick and friendly we never wanted for anything-even helped with order selections. It’s very lively and exciting-we has conversations with the table next to us! Add to it the food was so fresh and delicious and the walk around Grand Central Station helped us walk off how full we were from so many oysters cooked so many ways!
Been coming to the Oyster Bar at Grand Central for 35 years. I’m a big fan so let’s hope my experience yesterday was a one off. That said, it was my worst in 35 years. Why: the fried clam app which is Devine was more than slightly burnt and dry. The crab cake which also is one of the best in NY was dry and not fresh.
Wow what an enjoyable way to end your holiday. We booked in advance to get a table here & was definitely worth doing. The food was just perfect.
The food was really delicious & presented really well. The atmosphere was nice this place when busy can be quite noisy due to the fact of how big the restaurant is & that it’s situated in grand central station.
I would really recommend this restaurant if your a lover of fish.
Went to the Oyster Bar to celebrate my dad's 80th birthday - party of five. The table was waiting, nicely positioned on the center of the back wall with great views out towards the entire dining room with its vaulted ceilings. Wait service was courteous and attentive without being intrusive. Overall, the food was excellent. My son had the shrimp stew which looked a little wimpy - lots of creamy broth but not a lot else. All other entrees and dessert was fantastic. Would definitely go again for an occasion - it is a little pricey for me for casual dining.
The Oyster Bar is a New York treasure. Besides its atmosphere and the very gracious and professional staff, it is some of the best seafood you will eat anywhere. The cold pouched greenlip New Zealand mussels with dijon sauce and the Oyster pan roast are not to be missed -- ever.
The elegance of the architecture jars with the family-style tables--oddly, though we love Maine eateries, given the prices we wish this place was more elegant. Still, the sound level is horrific, and the food can be mixed in quality, though the oyster selection is amazing.
The Oyster Bar has reliably good food. The Oysters Rockefeller were delicious, though a bit gritty. My salmon salad had plenty of poached salmon, but was a little slim on greens for my liking. (The beets and hearts of palm were nice touches.) The flourless white chocolate cake was delicious, light as a cloud and pleasantly tasting of vanilla bean. Service is hit or miss here in my experience, but our waiter was attentive and polite. Noise is part of the experience here, although we were seated in an alcove when we asked for a quieter spot. We enjoyed our meal and never felt rushed.
We were two Brits over in Manhattan for a week and lunch here was a must do. We weren't disappointed as the food was excellent and the whole ambience superb. One minor critique is that we appeared to be on the express train rather than the local as each course appeared so swiftly. Still loved it though.
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