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Shaffer City

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Shaffer City

Address: 5 W. 21st St. (bet. 5th & 6th Aves.)
City: New York, NY
Zip: 10010
Phone: (212) 255-9827
Site: Visit the restaurant site
Map: Map
Cuisine: Seafood
Area: Flatiron District
Entree Price: $25-30


Located on a side street near the Flatiron building, you might be tempted to pass Shaffer City by, but don't.

It's friendly staff, cozy atmosphere and it's own class of cultivated oysters make Shaffer's a standout. In a city as big as New York that's not an easy fete.

The restaurant itself has a bit of a fish market feel with its tiled walls and floors, while the rear dining section sports a fireplace which gives the room added charm.

The seafood is fabulous! The oysters are super fresh and the fish cakes are among the best I've tasted, although the portions are small. They also make a great New England clam chowder. If you're not into seafood, you can always order something from the grill.

If you're lucky, you'll get a visit at your table by owner, Jay Shaffer, a friendly chap who operates a tight ship. Be prepared to drop $40 or better on dinner. Major credit cards accepted.

Review By: Benny Prim