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Grey Lady

4.1
4.1
87 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    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)

  • Phone number

    (646) 580-5239

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Gavin Mclaughlin

  • Catering

    Contact Chef McLaughlin or our event planner Callum for further Info regarding our catering business at greyladyevents@gmail.com

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    Callum: (917) 288-5660

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Cross street

    Allen Street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Trains: F/M - Delancey/Essex <br />B/D - Grand

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 87 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. HC

    HeatherC

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing service- we will definitely be back!
  2. PW

    PaigeW

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Waiter was exceptional! The trout pate was very good as was the seafood tower!
  3. S

    Spedles7

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good seafood. Odd that they don’t offer any dessert. Quite pricey
  4. DM

    DanM

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2018

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Made reservations but when arrived there was a party and reservations were not honored. Was sent to another restaurant that also did not have any tables. Not happy and will not return.
  5. BP

    ButterPecanRican

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I’ve been here several times and always enjoyed it. I do wish the menu online matched the one at the restaurant.
  6. E

    Excellent

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Wow so neighborhood gem? Great fresh shellfish for an amazing price given average costs of seafood towers in NYC. Somewhat limited brunch menu but food was amazingly good. My friend thorough enjoyed the cheese grits and her overflowing lobster roll. Drinks were effective, light and refreshing (probably could have gone for a second round but then we would have never made it to our final destination, sadly). Service was excellent considering that we were surrounded by families w children. Definitely recommend and will be back!!
  7. AG

    AntoniaG

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2018

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    I have been here before but not sure I will come back again. The bartender had no clue what was going on. My friend ordered a beer and pointed to it on the menu and the bartender came back with a mixed drink. Then he made a stink about it as if my friend had ordered it when its hard to confuse a fruity drink for a dark lager. Then the keg kicked when he was serving my friend his second beer and it splattered all over my friend and he just laughed. Then my friend tried ordering a third beer which came out luke warm and he couldn't even finish it. We had to ask for everything. Plates for oysters and then silverware when the food came out. Then when we wanted to get our check the bartender was no where to be found and only one bartender was manning the bar and it had gotten crowded so it took forever to get out of there. I love the food here but the service was so horrible I don't think I can come back here.
  8. d

    downtownfoodie

    London

    29 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2018

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Service sorely missing: had to flag down a waiter to get new drinks; table was left uncleared for more than 20 mins on a Sat night when they only had 3 other tables seated; missing cutlery; needed to ask for a new dish for mussel shells; no finger bowl. Cocktails are mediocre and when we complained, we just got a 'sorry'. Fish was mealy and grey. We got fewer oysters than we paid for. Overall, staff spend their time gathered at the bar, chatting, are there to have a better time than their paying customers. Suggest some actual "rigorous training" is needed, to satisfy claims on their website. A shame that they can't get service organized, as some food items i.e globe artichokes and PEI mussels, was delicious!
  9. KJ

    KrryJhnsn

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2018

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    It's a cute place with decent food but because they have outdoor seating and they are constantly opening the door to the outside, whatever temperature it is outside is what the temperature is inside - we were sweating! It's also oddly dark. We went for dinner on a Thursday evening and the lights were basically off the whole time. With the large windows allowing light in from the street, half the table was in complete darkness and half the table was lit by the streetlamp, it was pretty weird. Also, they started playing DJ music around 9pm which was a little much.
  10. f

    foodieprof

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2018

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Disappointing dining experience. The service took FOREVER. The recommended dishes were over seasoned and lukewarm. Dinner came at the same time at the cocktail! I almost left. Plus, I received an email saying the restaurant canceled my reservation after I'd already checked in, sat down and ordered. When I let the server know, he said "does it matter?". YES! It does. I won't get points but the restaurant gets the benefit of a new customer who never would have known the restaurant existed. He said later that they fixed it. But it was an odd thing to have happen. There are so many dining options in this area. Choose another one.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We went for an early dinner and it was very quiet. Great happy hour and excellent food in bar setting.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service. Super fresh seafood. The bacon wrapped scallops are phenomenal. Loved the fried basket. Crab cakes so yummy. The hostess and our waiter were so courteous, kind and professional. They brought our birthday girl and group complimentary prosecco shots. The Dj was great and the decor is so cute. Will definitely return again. A must visit if you’re craving seafood and an awesome vibe.
  13. LN

    LisaN

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good raw bar though the lobster was a bit chewy and the clams a bit gritty. Drinks were great! It was very crowded and loud so not a quiet spot for dinner.
  14. JJ

    JepJep

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    A very touristy bar. Probably nicer in the dark and not during the day Cant go wrong with the HH $1 oysters but quite loud with the music inside and traffic is too noisy outside - so even the outside tables arent that great. There are other nice places in the area like Sel Rrose. Nothing exemplary with the service
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Mother's Day lunch. The oysters and other dishes were delish!
  16. NM

    NellM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We love this place! Feels very Nantucket, which is what it’s going for. Arrive on the early side ( before noon) and it’s empty/relaxed. Menu changed since last time we were there, and we miss their ahi tuna burger, (current menu is a bit “fried” heavy) but, food uniformly tasty, fried oysters delicious, and atmosphere really lovely.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great date spot and perfect location for private events and Birthday parties. Locally sourced fresh seafood with a great cocktail menu and wine list
  18. DE

    DonnaE

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2018

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Not sure what the issue was but we got our oysters and crab cakes and then had to wait for almost 45 min for salmon toast. I think she forgot to put the order in. We asked a few times about it and finally it came out. They gave us one beer for the inconvinience. Like I said not sure what happened but a little honesty goes a long way .
  19. AG

    AnnikaG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and friendly helpful staff. Had the Lobster Roll - 5 stars!
  20. ML

    MackenzieLovesFood

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to the Grey Lady last night with my family. The food was excellent, and the service was phenomenal. Cameron was our server and did an amazing job, we will be back.
  21. DP

    DeliaP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time definitely would recommend. John was very attentive and very friendly. Made sure we where taken care of. The oysters and calamari where great for our appetizer I have the lobster roll in butter and my sister had the salmon. It was amazing. Thank you so much.
  22. JM

    JennyM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved Grey Lady -- super cute ambiance and great value (seriously the cheese plate had huge blocks of cheese for $18, and the $17 pot of mussels was ENDLESS). Would return in a heartbeat!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Sunday brunch with in-laws who wanted raw oysters. Oysters were fresh and well presented. Delicious if pricey cocktails. Super accommodating of our 1 year old .
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Smoked salmon toast and NE clam chowder were very good. Brownie dessert was good but not special
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2017

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    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.
  26. WB

    WilliamB

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    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.
  27. EM

    EmilyM

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Overall, it was good meal! Wasn't very crowded but the service was slow (took 10+ min for the waitress to bring drinks after we ordered them)
  28. M

    Michelle

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2017

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    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!!!!
  29. EK

    EdwardK

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2017

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    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.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great oysters and good beers Sunday breakfast food
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2017

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    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.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing seafood at relatively good price. The lobster roll and lobster pasta were chock full of chunks of lobster. Good crab toast and calamari appetizers as well.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  34. AK

    AnnK

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2017

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    My son ordered the cod for dinner.....the serving size was minuscule and the "vegetables" listed in the description on the menu were microscopic. Very poor value for the money. Otherwise the location was good and the staff was friendly.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2017

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Overall good option for seafood in the LES. Oysters and clams were fresh. Shrimp and Lobster not so much. Friendly service and nice atmosphere.
  36. DC

    DCEmily

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from our waiter Mark, and delicious fare from start to finish. We had the chef's choice oysters (half price!), bacon wrapped shrimp, calamari, and (hilariously) the $6 bread and butter. Skip the bread, but I recommend everything else!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our experience was excellent. Best clam chowder ever. Lobster roll was also delicious
  38. C

    Christine297

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2016

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    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.
  39. KI

    KseniyaI

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creative cocktails, always fantastic oyster selection, delicious large plates. Can't rave enough about this place.
  40. AG

    AlianoG

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The small portions we overpriced. There's nothing to recommend this restaurant - you can find the same food better done and at a better price elsewhere.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Allen Street

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • 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)

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Trains: F/M - Delancey/Essex B/D - Grand

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Gavin Mclaughlin

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (646) 580-5239

  • Catering

    Contact Chef McLaughlin or our event planner Callum for further Info regarding our catering business at greyladyevents@gmail.com

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    Callum: (917) 288-5660

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