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Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant

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Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant 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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Grand Central Station, dining concourse, E. 42nd St., at Vanderbilt Ave. Midtown East, New York, NY 10017 | Map It
  • Phone: 212/490–6650
  • Website:
  • Subway: 4, 5, 6, 7, S to 42nd St./Grand Central.
  • Location: Midtown East

    Restaurant Details

  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Sun.
Updated: 02-25-2014

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    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.

    by rodaxs, 2/25/07

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