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The Oyster Bar--Grand Central Station

preciouskimmy Aug 6, 2011 11:43 AM

I noticed that absolutely no one has mentiond this in any of their posts, so I'd like to. Absolutely Fabulous, it is a land mark restaurant and the food is delish! (If you like Fresh Seafood) As the name states, it is an Oyster Bar and the oysters are daily catch, so the menu changes day to day and as the day goes on and they run out of oysters. The als offer a variety of other seafood, in cluding made to order fish/seafood stews and chowders.
It has been in Grand Central Station since 1913 and is overlooked by many. I highly recommend you try it. OysterbarNY.com

Grand Central Oyster Bar
89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

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    Sneakeater RE: preciouskimmy Aug 6, 2011 12:03 PM

    They Oyster Bar is a great place to eat, but I think it has to be emphasized that you order anything other than oysters, and oyster stew or pan roast (or some of the lunchtime sandwiches), at your peril here.

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      preciouskimmy RE: Sneakeater Aug 7, 2011 07:45 AM


    2. woodburner RE: preciouskimmy Aug 6, 2011 12:10 PM

      I just go in for beer, raw oysters and clams, and always get on the train back home a happier (poorer) man!

      btw, try the raw bar out on the sidewalk in front of the fish store on Arthur Ave. in the Bronx. cheaper and better. my favorite raw bar.

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        ejswanso RE: preciouskimmy Aug 6, 2011 01:08 PM


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          gutsofsteel RE: preciouskimmy Aug 6, 2011 01:12 PM

          The GCOB serves good oysters, clams, shrimp cocktail. The pan roast is acceptable but uninteresting. Shad roe in season is good. I have had a decent soft shell crab sandwich there. in season. And they serve fresh herring in season (can't really screw that up).

          That. Is. It. Do. Not. Order. Anything. Else.

          1. linguafood RE: preciouskimmy Aug 6, 2011 01:38 PM

            You might have to refine your search skills. GCOB has been mentioned in numerous posts.

            Excellent oyster selection, I have lunch there each time I'm in the city.

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              preciouskimmy RE: linguafood Aug 7, 2011 07:44 AM

              I always have such a hard time with the searches, so I will admit--OPERATOR ERROR--on my part! :-)

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              AdamD RE: preciouskimmy Aug 7, 2011 07:25 AM

              Many have discussed the GCOB.
              Stick to cocktails, the raw bar, pan roasts (sea scallop is my fav) and appetizers.
              Entrees and $28 salads are generally disappointing (although I like the squid salad).
              They do a nice great lobster gazpacho and she-crab soup.

              As many have said its a wonderful place-if you know what to order.

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                preciouskimmy RE: AdamD Aug 7, 2011 07:43 AM

                I agree with you!

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