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Grand Central Oyster Bar

4.2
4.2
7619 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
We are a New York landmark with Guastavino tiled vaulted ceilings located on the lower level of the magnificent Grand Central Terminal.

Our dining hours are from 11:30 AM to our last seating at 9:30 PM Monday through Friday. We are eager to serve you again!




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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 490-6650
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Juan Lopez
  • Private party facilities
    Can accommodate parties of up to 600 for a buyout
  • Private party contact
    info@oysterbarny.com: (212) 490-6650
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown East
  • Cross street
    Vanderbilt and Lexington
  • Parking details
    There are various parking lots in the neighborhood.
  • Public transit
    Metro North; 4,5,6,7; Times Square Shuttle
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 7,619 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

7,619 Reviews
  1. AnnaMaria

    Saarbrucken

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Essen und Servive perfekt, leider sehr laut durch eine Gruppe junger Frauen

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  2. SarahW

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous lunch at the bar. Classic New York experience

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My impression is that is not in its top as I used to go I havent visit it some years ago

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  4. sramji

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Grand Central Oyster Bar was fine. Just fine, but not more than that. The novelty of eating in Grand Central Station was fun, but very much a tourism experience. For the same price, there are much better restaurants in the area.

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  5. Wizegourmand

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the great New York experiences. The selection is overwhelming and the food never disappoints. The service was lousy yesterday despite a quiet lunchtime visit. But you still can’t beat it.

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  6. Stan

    Minneapolis

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Terrible service. Our waiter never came back once during our dinner.

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  7. LauraS

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As you might guess, the oysters were delicious! Great food and service.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    An NYC classic. Never a bad meal here and their knowledge of oysters is unrivaled.

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  9. TaraLynn

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The oysters were amazing and really worth the visit, but the service was average and we had to continually try and find wait staff to assist with our order/paying the bill.

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  10. DeborahC

    Jacksonville

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always worth a visit. Great ousters and cocktails. Classic New York!

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  11. UESfoodie7

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I like the GCOH but I wish I loved it. For a $350 meal where you share a steamed lobster it’s embarrassing to ask the person after “did you think they undercooked the lobster? I thought I could see less cooked parts and it was squishy at times.” Service was great but if they’d checked back on us after the entree was delivered we could have asked.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Muy buen servicio y muy bien los alimentos. Muy buena relación valor precio.

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  13. Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We got to our reservation early and the host was not able to accommodate (even with empty tables) and eventually did not even check us in for our reservation. Our waiter was attentive but the kitchen must have been overwhelmed and our simple order was really late (over 45 minutes when we asked) and tuna overdone. Waiter wanted to replace but we were already missing two trains.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and the service was great. Awesome atmosphere and easy location to get to.

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  15. TheoN

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible service. Grouchy, bordering on the hostile. Beyond the red line even for NY.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    A very mediocre experience. Did not live up to any sort of hype and it did not feel like a special venue. 

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  17. PawDawg66

    Atlanta Metro

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent atmosphere and food!! Service left something to be desired. Kitchen might have been slow but the waiter was unattentive.

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  18. Scott

    New Orleans

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The many times we have eaten here have all been the same- fantastic. The place itself, the wait staff and the food after all is sooooo delicious.

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  19. TueDiner

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding ambience, history, food. Good service, terrific location.

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  20. ellen

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The fish (Tuna and Faeroe Island Salmon) were incredibly fresh and prepared very well to excellent. Loved the two fishes! The oysters and the lobster appetizers were OK - high priced for what we had gotten for lobster over at Luke's the day before. The oysters were exceptional, but expensive. Key lime pie was OK. Drinks were OK. We would go back and order the crab cocktail and fish again, for sure!!!!! In fact, wish I was going back for those items sooner!

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  21. JanetteB

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Waiter was not patient and tried to rush us. The food was under seasoned and bland, and too pricey. Dissatisfied and disappointed as the place was recommended and we are out of state. Will not ever recommend

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  22. IanKent

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff were great, friendly, and helpful. Food was wonderful, Oysters were excellent! Always a good meal and good time!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    My experience was AWFUL. Too noisy! Food was bad! I don't like it at all.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, we had to try the oysters of course and our waiter prepared a great assortment of ones to try. It’s also a very convenient location for friends to travel and join you for a drink or dinner

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Las ostras más frescas que he comido en años, gracias

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Les huîtres sont tres moyennes Les serveurs étaient pressés que l’on parte, ils ont débarrassés nos assiettes à peine finies, même pas le temps de commander un dessert que l’addition était sur la table !!

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  27. Cade

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tye was our bartender. Made fantastic drinks, gave great advice on places to visit on our trip. Wet knowledgeable on the oysters ordered. We would come back any time for his service.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They were very nice about our late and non-arrivals, and the server was superb.

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  29. EthanS

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fresh fried clams, sole and melt in your mouth blue fin tuna!! The Erath pinot grigio wasn’t too bad either!

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  30. GailB

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was slow and inattentive. The environment was wonderful, and sustains this restaurant over the years.

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  31. Ricardo

    Mexico City

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nos encanta!!!! Todo muy bien Ojalá podamos regresar muy pronto

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  32. HugoC

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente cada que venimos tramos de hacer por lo menos una visita al restaurante

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  33. GaryJ

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Rather disappointing as we had heard good things Oysters were good but the main fish courses were not well cooked and the sauce was missing By the time the staff sorted it out the food was cold No good vibe and a little cattle market like. There are much better seafood places such as the ones at Chelsea Market

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  34. Ricardo

    Mexico City

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excelente experiencia, esperamos volver muy pronto

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  35. Ocsmed

    New York City

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Oyster Bar at Grand Central Station is a perennial favorite of mine. Not only is it incredibly convenient, but it also offers excellent seafood in a space that embodies the essence of New York City. The bustling energy of the clientele, the iconic location within the station, and the unique appearance all contribute to its charm. People-watching at the Oyster Bar is a must-do activity, and the attentive wait staff can effortlessly discern whether a guest is grabbing a quick bite before catching a train or settling in for a leisurely meal, making the experience truly exceptional.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Definitely worth a visit if you are a tourist in NYC

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  37. JocelynS

    Cleveland

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oysters were very good. Mussels were gritty and underseasoned . Crab cocktail was average. Great ambience and service

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  38. RenaeM

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to entertain family and friends. Many choices to dine - Saloon/Bar, Counter Service, and Dining Room. Delicious Food. Classic cocktails. Oysters on point! Staff is top notch! Highly recommend. Always Grand!

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  39. AnnS

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We did not find the coconut shrimp very tasty. We are from New Orleans so are used to flavorful food.

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  40. DannisY

    Sacramento

    14 reviews

    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very noisy place. No one can carry on any conversation without shouting. Waiter forgot my order and very slow. Over priced and very disappointed per Eater recommendation.

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FAQs

Grand Central Oyster Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 490-6650.

Grand Central Oyster Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 7619 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Grand Central Oyster Bar

Grand Central Terminal, 89 E. 42nd St., New York, NY 10017

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Vanderbilt and Lexington
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown East
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    There are various parking lots in the neighborhood.
  • Public transit
    Metro North; 4,5,6,7; Times Square Shuttle
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Juan Lopez
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 490-6650
  • Private party facilities
    Can accommodate parties of up to 600 for a buyout
  • Private party contact
    info@oysterbarny.com: (212) 490-6650
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