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Grand Central Oyster Bar

4.2
4.2
7558 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
We are a New York landmark with Guastavino tiled vaulted ceilings located on the lower level of the magnificent Grand Central Terminal.

Our dining hours are from 11:30 AM to our last seating at 9:30 PM Monday through Friday. We are eager to serve you again!




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2 people

8:30 p.m.


Booked 115 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 490-6650
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Juan Lopez
  • Private party facilities
    Can accommodate parties of up to 600 for a buyout
  • Private party contact
    info@oysterbarny.com: (212) 490-6650
  • Neighbourhood
    Midtown East
  • Cross Street
    Vanderbilt and Lexington
  • Parking Details
    There are various parking lots in the neighborhood.
  • Public Transit
    Metro North; 4,5,6,7; Times Square Shuttle
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 7,558 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

7,562 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was fun to go to such an iconic place. Unfortunately , the food was unremarkable and overpriced.

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  2. ArieH

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The wine was lousy, the food was OK but not special.

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  3. Kevin

    New York City

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A New York classic not to be missed. The seafood is the best.

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  4. Kelbkabir

    New York City

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We ate in the Saloon and though not fancy it is comfortable and relaxed. Food was good and the service was excellent.

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  5. SalliZ

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Beautiful room . Oysters excellent. Good wine selection. Waiters not at all professionals and actually quite unhelpful. Prices a bit elevated.

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  6. luv2cats

    New York City

    33 reviews

    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The Oyster Bar is quite touristy but it is very centrally located, so a good place for people coming from different areas to meet up. The seafood is typically very good but quite pricy. On this visit my friend was disappointed in the crab cakes: too much bread crumbs and not enough crab. I was happy with my lobster roll. We shared the popcorn shrimp to start and they seemed like they had been sitting under a warmer for a while instead of being freshly prepared.

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  7. Goodenough

    New York City

    43 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    It has been a few years since we ate at the Oyster Bar. I remember it as a charming NYC spot with a wide selection of oysters expertly shucked and served. What we found on our return is a NYC tourist trap, overflowing with visitors wanting the “experience”. The oysters were shoddily shucked not detached from the shell and difficult to get out. There were no oyster forks, just a dinner fork making the task even more difficult. The fried clam appetizer was horrendous, the clams filled with sand. A good restaurant would wash the clams prior to shucking. This obviously did not happen. Overall a big disappointment. We won’t be back.

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  8. EamonQuinn

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just lovely. They serve a very good Martini, great fish, very friendly and attentive staff, terrific buzz. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  9. PaulT

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Ambiente too loud. Not comftable. The food, was poor, excl. the oysters.

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  10. AlasdairW

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were given a table at the side wall which was ok. Initially the waiter was slow to take our order but at least his colleague was attentive in keeping us topped up with water. Both the appetisers and Entrees were nice and cooked as we requested. The downside though of this ‘classic’ style restaurant is that the acoustics mean the noise level is quite frankly deafening! I appreciate that isn’t entirely the fault of the restaurant itself, its primarily due to the majority of its customers talking loudly incessantly including the 2 ladies at the next table from us who hardly paused for breath throughout their entire meal!! Unfortunately due to the noise level we cancelled another booking but if you are prepared to put up with the high level of noise then you should go once as it is a unique setting and the food is good too.

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FAQs

Grand Central Oyster Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 490-6650.

Grand Central Oyster Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 7558 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 p.m.


Booked 115 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Grand Central Oyster Bar

Grand Central Terminal, 89 E. 42nd St., New York, NY 10017

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Vanderbilt and Lexington
  • Neighbourhood
    Midtown East
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    There are various parking lots in the neighborhood.
  • Public Transit
    Metro North; 4,5,6,7; Times Square Shuttle
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Juan Lopez
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 490-6650
  • Private party facilities
    Can accommodate parties of up to 600 for a buyout
  • Private party contact
    info@oysterbarny.com: (212) 490-6650
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