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Oyster Bar

Address: 42nd St (Park Ave)
City: New York, NY
Zip: 10017
Site: Visit the restaurant site
Map: Map
Cuisine: Seafood
2nd Cuisine: Oyster Bars
Area: East 40s
Takeout: Yes
Payment: Amex Visa Mastercard Discover


One of the best places for fresh oysters at one of the oldest oyster bars in New York City.

We counted at least 28 varieties the day we visited this 85 year old landmark deep inside Grand Central Terminal. You can spend hours slurping and drinking beer at the bar. Or get a table in the restaurant and enjoy a variety of fresh fish chowders and seafood dishes.

But we prefer to sit at the bar, which resembles an old style diner. Service can be a bit rushed and gruff at times, but it's all part of the ambiance.

Reservations are recommended for a table or wait at the bar until a table comes up. Turnover is pretty fast and the fish is fantastic.

Review By: Benny Prim