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About Grey Lady
Grey Lady is a seafood restaurant featuring the finest oysters, seafood and seasonal produce available to the NYC market. From our Famous Lobster roll to privately sourced Grey Lady Oysters, the freshness and quality of our seafood is second to none. Grey Lady is the nick name for Nantucket Island off the coast of Massachusetts, the restaurants specializes in Coastal New England Seafood.
Please visit our two other locations on the Island of Nantucket and in the mountains of Aspen, Colorado.
New York, NY 10002
Seafood, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday-Friday 12:00pm-5:00pm
Dinner: Monday-Sunday 6:00pm-11:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:00am-5pm
Happy Hour: Monday - $1 Oysters 6pm-Close
Tuesday-Friday 4-7pm ($1 Oysters, $5 Beers, $8 Wine)
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Contact Chef McLaughlin or our event planner Tanya for further Info regarding our catering business at email@example.com
Trains: F/M - Delancey/Essex
B/D - Grand
Private Party Facilities:
For dinner we can accommodate private parties from 12 to a maximum of 40 people in our back room, private event place. For cocktails our maximum is 60 people. W
Private Party Contact:
Tanya: (917) 288-5660
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Grey Lady Ratings and Reviews
The restaurant was empty when we got there at 8:00 pm so I should have known then. The waitress forgot one of our meals. Two of the meals were so bad we had to send them back. Grey Lady has a nice bar and my cocktail was fine. I’ll certainly never eat there again.
We enjoyed brunch with the BLT Sandwiches and an order of Eggs Benedict and all of the food was really tasty. Service was quick and friendly. There is nothing "fancy" about this place but I would certainly return. Really relaxed atmosphere.
hey publish on their website it's happy hour drinks and all you can eat $1 oyster happy hour from 6pm -close every Monday and also on their menu in the restaurant it says this, however when you try and order either of these items they tell you "it's been a last minute kitchen change and it's only till 7pm" we argued with the and told them we can all the from queens and they said they would adhere to the posted price, but after only 3 rounds they told us they could no longer offer the oyster deal and the drinks were full price the entire night. Do NOT recommend!!!!
Noisiest restaurant I have ever experienced. My date and I had to speak very loudly across the table and still couldn't hear each other at times. Even our server complained that she couldn't hear her orders. They were out of two of their signature dishes even though it was only 8:45. Our second choice, the tuna burger, was okay but the fries were barely warm so we sent them back. My seafood stew was so salty I couldn't finish it. The accompanying toast was burned. So badly it was bitter. I would have sent it back but it was so deafeningly loud, that we decided to cut our losses and just get outta Dodge. The raw oysters were good, but that was the only high point. Altogether a really disappointing effort from a restaurant with such hype.
Although there was no issue making the reservation, (a) it seemed like there was a private party with a "list" (and the doorman didn't have my name for the regular dinner rsvp), and (b) it was basically a club at that hour because they cleared away the tables to make more dancing room (and were pressuring me within 15min of arriving to "hurry up" so they could do the same to my table. This is all fine, but they shouldn't be listed as having dinner rsvp's open if this is happening.
Came here after running the NYC Half Marathon and I couldn't have picked a better place! The service was amazing and the food not only looked amazing, but tasted unbelievable. Highly recommend for a group brunch - no one has stopped talking about the egg sandwiches and how amazing they were!
While the food was quite good, the atmosphere was not nearly as cool as I thought it would be. The photos I saw online gave the impression it was more upscale. In reality it was dingy and a bit run down. The roped off smoking area beside the front door was not impressive. It is more bar and less restaurant. By the time we finished our dinner around 10:30 they had moved the tables around us to make room for the bar crowd.
I had the lobster roll, which was very good but I wouldn't return. Too many other great options in the city.
arrived for dinner on Saturday at 10:15. Tables being cleared and carted away and place became club-like filled with mostly over-privileged, rude, college-aged and 20 something. Good DJ but very loud. We were in search of oysters and a quiet dinner. so not a great mix. That being said, however, our service could not do enough to take care of us. she was friendly, the service was fast, and the food was good. Then we high-tailed it out of there! if you want a quiet dinner don't go after 9:30. Otherwise I would go back.
The food was really good overall. It's a rare spot where the entrees were better than apps. Don't miss the fish and chips and Tuna burger. Altho beware of the boisterous bar scene that's right next to the dinner tables and all along them. We went at 9pm on a Saturday and it was a raging party around us. It was fine with us but be aware if you are looking for a romantic or quiet meal.
Came to Grey Lady to catch up with some of my best and oldest friends. Everything was SPOT on. Although a bit chilly (no fault of the restaurant, duh), it was worth every minute.
My only piece of advice would be to retrain some of the bus boys/food runners. A few times we asked him for another round of drinks and he insisted on getting the waitress. No inconvenience, but it seemed a little unprofessional to us.
Thanks for a great experience!
We were in the area and found Grey lady as one of the only places open with reservations. We had the burger, pastrami and egg sandwich and pancakes, and were very happy with the food. The staff were also very understanding and tolerated our two kids' wandering around their restaurant.
Overall, it was a disappointing experience. I had read very good things about Grey Lady and, just the night before going, I reviewed the dinner menu on its website and was excited about some of the prospects. Unfortunately, the first disappointment was that the menu had changed radically overnight, and few of the dishes remained, save for their staples such as the lobster rolls and raw bar. No one mentioned this change when we walked in.
When we arrived, the hostess was no where to be found, and we stood there waiting for a long time while the remaining staff ignored us. When the hostess did arrive, she seated us but did not provide menus. She later returned with a single menu though she had seated two of us. Not a good start.
The food was very good, albeit meagre portions. We had the brussel sprouts and the cauliflower for starters, and the hot lobster rolls for the large plates. The lobster rolls were really good; no question about that. The starters were good but arrived lukewarm, so I assume they were no expedited from the kitchen well. (The waiter warned us about the "hot" plates in which they were served, but these were not hot.) I had never had a hot lobster roll, and it was a treat.
The service was mediocre in general. The server did not know much about the beers and ales on their draft beer list, and when I asked which were amber, if any, rather than asking the bartender or someone who did know, she just said she did not know. I later saw that they did in fact have amber ales.
The ambience was different from what was depicted in the panoramic views on the website. It was not the light-feeling, Nantucket-like blue interior shown there, but a dark, bar-room atmosphere. That is fine, but it is not what we expected.
There are many other good places for seafood and oysters in New York, so I am not likely to return to this place.
Everything about this place screams LES. It's cozy, understated and warm. The food is great and the service is spot on. Our waitress was so lovely she even took into account that we were on a date and wanted a secluded table. Really pleased with the seafood and service!
I was looking for a good seafood restaurant in the area to celebrate my 50th b-day with a few friends. Nothing fancy or expensive, just good food, some drinks, and conversation, in a good setting. I went there a week ahead to check it out , the food and drinks were very tasty, the place had a nice look to it and I was told during the week it doesn't get crowed and its not a club.
Got there at 8:30p on a Thurs and the music was blaring, people were filling the bar and they were out of the seafood meatballs already, which are fantastic. The food was very good, the wines were good, nice place, but we were almost yelling at each other trying to have a conversation. Spending a good amount of money to only yell at the person next to me, doesn't make for a good time. Everyone asked why I selected a bar that had food instead of a restaurant. We should have gone to the Grey Lady for drinks and something to nibble on, before going to some place more intimate.
I would go back to the Grey Lady because the food was good, but only during the day or a very early dinner.
I'm a huge fan of Nantucket. So while in NYC on business, I was excited to have dinner at Grey Lady and get a taste of the Nantucket I miss so much. But as soon as I walked in, I regretted making the reservation. It's essentially an average bar with average food. The only thing Nantucket about it is the name 'Grey Lady', and the few Cisco beers they have on tap. Nantucket feelings aside, there was nothing special about this place. The food tasted fine, but it wasn't anything more than just 'fine'. I had some oysters and the lobster roll- something they're supposedly famous for- and it all left a lot to be desired. Even the atmosphere just wasn't as good as I had expected. I'm disappointed. And I'm depressed that I wasted a meal in New York on this.
We had a fantastic meal at Grey Lady on Friday night. We started with drinks at the bar (super friendly bartender). We were sat very quickly in the corner and were greeted by our waitress immediately. We had two appetizers (crab cakes & scallops and bacon) followed by three entrees (lobster roll, surf & turf and the soft shell crab special). Let's not forget about the maple bacon brussel sprouts. The food was delicious!!! I'm a picky lobster roll eater and this was definitely worth it!! You can get it served hot or cold (mayo) so I went with hot (butter) and when I requested a side salad rather than fries, they were accommodating. Our drinks were flowing as our waitress was quick to ask if we were ready for refills (vodkas & beer). If you're going to eat and don't want to get caught up in the crowd of mini skirts, crop tops and leather pants...make sure to get there before 11. It was turning into quite the scene. Overall, for the food and bar, I'll go back in a heartbeat. I highly recommend Grey Lady!!
A nice find for downtown Manhattan. Felt like you were away from the city because of the nautical feel. Food was excellent. Service was good as well. Excellent beer selections if your into the craft beer scene. Would recommend and deffintley would go back. I suggest trying the lobster roll and the grey last beer.
Grey Lady is not too busy that you feel cramped but busy enough to give you a great ambience. Its a little breezy in there - I couldn't take my jacket of the whole night - which made for a very uncomfortable and stiff evening. I had the special Halibut which was amazing and the oysters were beautiful and fresh. Really great atmosphere with low lighting and a bar that was nice and busy.
I would definitely recommend you try out this fabulous little find. The outside doesn't have a very 'clear' sign but if you look for OYSTER BAR you will be in the right place. ENJOY!
Came here for happy hour, $1 oysters and $5 pints can't be beat. We ordered the calamari appetizers to share, the calamari was a tad but disappointing consider that I had better ones at pubs.
The waitress that we had rushed us a bit, but otherwise came to check our table frequently.
The ambience of the place is very cute, dim lighting and not too noisy. I would recommend this spot for a cute date more than a hang out for friends.
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