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New York City Restaurants

Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant

  • E. 42nd St. Map It
  • Midtown East
  • Seafood

Updated 02/25/2014

Fodor's Review

Nestled deep in the belly of Grand Central Station, the vast Oyster Bar has been a worthy seafood destination since 1913, and it's still a worthy destination, whether you're about to catch a train or craving seafood. Sit at the counter for the fried oyster po'boy or to slurp an assortment of bracingly fresh oysters before having a steaming bowl of clam chowder washed down with an ice-cold beer. This is also the place to experience the pleasure of fresh, unadorned seafood such as lobster with drawn butter or grilled herring in season—generally a better option than anything that sounds too complicated, like cream-smothered seafood pan roasts.

Restaurant Information


Grand Central Station, dining concourse, E. 42nd St., at Vanderbilt Ave., New York, New York, 10017, United States

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Sun.

Updated 02/25/2014


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Feb 25, 2007

Faboulous Oysters

Very good food overall. Impressive to see this restaurant so deep underground. Hosts not very friendly, some waiters a bit arrogant. Good value.

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