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Docks Oyster Bar

633 3rd Ave, Frnt 5, New York City, NY 10017-6706
+1 212-986-8080
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (67 reviews)
“clambake” (7 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
633 3rd Ave, Frnt 5, New York City, NY 10017-6706
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The happy hour oyster they had when i was there wasn't great, but they did have a Mexican oyster, Laguna Manuela's, which were fantastic. Menu looked very good, and the service was great. I was there at 3 on a Wednesday, so it wasn't busy...More

Thank OSUrob
Stewart R, Public Relations Manager at Docks Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello OSUrob: Thank you for your recent visit and your feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the Mexican inspired oysters and apologize that the others missed the mark. It is a pleasure serving you and look forward to seeing you again in the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hard review to write. One of the dishes was superb... the tuna. The lobster was said to be "the worst ever" from an avid lobster aficionado. Salad and breads were great. Service was pleasant by the waiter. Mix-ups with only 3 place...More

Thank Hrvnyc
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

This seafood restaurant has been serving fresh awesome seafood for decades! Gets a little crowded at the bar at times but the tables are far enough away to dim the noise! Clams and oysters are great, the calamari is spicy and fresh service is good...More

Thank FHSNYC
Stewart R, Public Relations Manager at Docks Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello FHSNYC: Thank-you for your visit and your stellar review! We are pleased you enjoyed the seafood and the service, hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This is hands down some of the greatest fresh seafood around. It is prepared unlike anywhere I've tried in the past. I really loved their uptown location for it's coziness and quaintness. But this location serves a great variety of everything as well. It's got...More

Thank bryandessing
Stewart R, Public Relations Manager at Docks Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank-you for your review and wonderful comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experince and hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

The space is large with lots of tables as well as a large bar area with seating. The place was packed including the bar area. Once we got the attention of a bartender it went rather smooth. Had some wine at the bar. Good service.

1  Thank KANewYork
Stewart R, Public Relations Manager at Docks Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank-you for your feedback regarding your recent visit. We are pleased you enjoyed your wine and service and hope you will return soon!

Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ate dinner here which was a walking distance from our Hilton Grand Central Hotel . We ordered the oust sampler however , 1 out of the 12 Oyster was foul smelling and tasted bad . The waitress readily changed it and...More

Thank Porter120
Stewart R, Public Relations Manager at Docks Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank-you for your review and feedback. Your comments are taken with the utmost consideration. We hope that you will visit us again in the future. We are pleased you enjoyed the Calamari and the Malbec wine.

Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

As an awesome outing.. the service was excellent, food sumptuous (though a bit small). Then the ambiance... regal, soothing,.. all add up to an awesome experience.. fine dining at its best.. for me its for if you have an occassion which you want to make...More

Thank devinewise
Stewart R, Public Relations Manager at Docks Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank-you for your visit and review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again soon in the future!

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I was looking for a nice, but casual restaurant close to Grand Central Station. I went with Docks and I am happy I did. First, the restaurant has an authentic but casual vibe. The decor reminds me of a traditional oyster house. It gets a...More

Thank Neil S
Stewart R, Public Relations Manager at Docks Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank-you for your visit and your feedback. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience and that your NY Cheesecake was top notch. Please visit us again when you have the opportunity.

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

If you need a great spot near the UN for lunch or dinner, this is a classic! Service is excellent. When you wear black, they automatically swap out your white napkin for a black napkin. Food is fresh and tasty. It's an all around fantastic...More

Thank Jess_Berlin
Stewart R, Public Relations Manager at Docks Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank-you for your visit and review. We are pleased your experience was to your satisfaction and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 8 August 2017

Brunch was nice. Enjoyed live jazz, attentive service, and nice atmosphere. Food was good but predicable. Menu sounds great but the execution was disappointing.

Thank Lisa C
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Response from b0nstanislas | Reviewed this property |
I totally agree in relation to Bouley. Cheaper for lunch menu!!! Lively greek restaurant AVRA close to Lex and 44/45?? good mex ROSA MEXICANO on Broadway west SIDE
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 35
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 633 3rd Ave, Frnt 5, New York City, NY 10017-6706
    (East 40th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Located just blocks away from Grand Central Terminal, we are easily accessible by the 4,5,6, or 7 train.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-986-8080
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