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The John Dory

The John Dory Review

Chef April Bloomfield and former rock band manager-turned-restaurateur Ken Friedman can do no wrong. Their third restaurant—after the gastropub-y Spotted Pig and the Breslin—turns its attention to the sea. Fish tanks with brightly colored reefs and floor-to-ceiling windows create an eye-pleasing venue for the seafood feast that awaits those who snagged tables at this restaurant off the lobby of the hip Ace Hotel. The menu is dominated by small plates—chorizo-stuffed squid, an excellent lobster roll—but focuses on the crudo (raw) dishes. The happy-hour special of a half-dozen oysters or clams and a choice of sparkling wine or a pint of ale for $18 is the perfect start to an evening.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1196 Broadway, at W. 29th St. Flatiron District, New York, NY 10001 | Map It
  • Phone: 212/792–9000
  • Website:
  • Subway: N, R to 28th St.
  • Location: Flatiron District

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations not accepted.
Updated: 02-25-2014

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