Grand Central Oyster Bar

Seafood, Bar
$ $ $
89 E 42nd St (Grand Central Terminal)
New York, NY 10017
(212) 490-6650
11:30am - 9:30pm
11:30am - 9:30pm
11:30am - 9:30pm
11:30am - 9:30pm
11:30am - 9:30pm
11:30am - 9:30pm



  • Stand in one corner in front of the Oyster Bar at Grand Central and have a friend stand on the other side and whisper. the other person can hear you...
  • The Whispering Gallery, just outside the Oyster Bar door, invites lovers to whisper their secrets from one corner of the vaulted ceiling to the other. You must try it.
  • Thirty-seven raw-oyster varieties, from Bluepoints to Beavertail, are the main attraction here, though the most popular dish is grilled swordfish over a frisse, mache and radicchio salad ($27.95).
  • This Grand Central favorite tops the Village Voice's Top 10 Oyster Bar list. The atmosphere alone is worth the price, with enormous arched ceilings spanning above the restaurant.
  • Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. We would recommend getting a gin martini, dirty, with a dozen oysters on the half shell.
  • Only in New York could you get some of the freshest seafood in town underground at a train station. Find some of the best clam chowder and biggest selection of East and West Coast Oysters in the city.
  • Yummy oysters, the menu has an extensive list of fresh seafood, and the wine is good. They don't do HH but this landmark is worth checking out. Service is friendly as well. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu)
  • Try a Bloody Mary Oyster Shooter with double cross vodka
  • Invariably, the oysters will be ice-cold and perfectly shucked, plunked down without ceremony -- a throwback to when oysters were an everyman food. All they need is a squirt of lemon
  • They have oysters
  • On The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Scott Conant satisfies his seafood craving with the Oysters Rockefeller at The Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant in New York, NY. Find more tips at FN Local.
  • The Maryland Crab Soup is my favorite lunch option here. There is enough crab in the generously-portioned container of creamy soup to make it lunch for two. - Amy, head of social media at Foodspotting
  • The perfect blend of old world dignity and New York kitsch. Sit at one of the communal U-shaped tables beneath the cavernous vaulted ceilings and enjoy the taste of Long Island Sound. - IFC Staff
  • Best catfish in NYC
  • Love the oysters here :)
  • This is old school New York. Nab a table in the cavernous, subterranean dining room or saloon or a seat at the curving lunch counter or raw bar and slurp down fresh oysters or a classic pan roast.
  • A New York classic and a great place for oysters (of course) and plenty of other fresh seafood options.
  • Sit at their meandering lunch counter and get some raw oysters that start at $1.95. Their menu changes daily, so stop in and check out the catch of the day from both coasts.
  • Clams casino and martini's in the saloon. Skip the main dinning room it's for the pikers
  • get the manhattan clam chowder. not the new England.

Nearby places

15 Vanderbilt Ave (Grand Central Terminal)
45 Grand Central Terminal
E 42nd St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave)