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The John Dory Oyster Bar

1196 Broadway, New York City, NY 10001-5406
+1 212-792-9000
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (146 reviews)
“lobster roll” (35 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1196 Broadway, New York City, NY 10001-5406
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1 - 10 of 325 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

I liked the place. Great food selection and 5-7pm M-F happy hour with just 2 dollars oysters. Not the best interior though, didn't like the chairs.

Thank Walter W
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Last seating just after a Broadway show and big surprise. Service unpretentious and oysters GREAT! Fab wine list and very good whites from Europe mainly France, Austria and Germany........wines with the stronger flavour and enough acidity that perform perfectly with seafood. Fantastic. Lobster very good...More

Thank edmund s
Reviewed 5 May 2018

After shopping until last minute of store close, we just wanted to find somewhere to have drinks and snack food. We found this nice little seafood bar that still open at 10.30pm. Restaurant was nice and cosy. Was still busy at night. The waiter was...More

Thank Jason526
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Ate here for lunch. I like the atmosphere of the restaurant as well as seafood. Service, however, like a couple of years ago, was not particularly quick - even though the place was deserted when we were there - nor particularly friendly. The food was...More

Thank DeKokkies
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Cool atmosphere of a relaxing fish serving establishment. Excellent lobster roll, magnificent muscles and good scallops . Nice, easy and tasty.

Thank albertotraveller101
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

We showed up as a family and were clearly not wanted at this place: the waiters were arrogant and we had to ask for the menu and then wait another 15 minutes for drinks to be served. On the other hand, we got the check...More

Thank btandwn
Reviewed 9 March 2018

If you want to feel like you are in New York city, come to this restaurant for dinner! You'll be glad you did. The Empire State Building can be seen from near the restaurant. The restaurant has a beautiful décor with black and silver and...More

Thank Diane T
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Monday night dinner for one without reservation - fairly busy Seated at the window bench Friendly service Lovely atmosphere Delicious lobster roll

Thank _Michelle_B_AU
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Oysters are fresh and tasty but overpriced at $5 / piece. Wine was very average. Won’t recommend the place.

Thank Mathieu L
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Neat to the Ace Hotel is good for oyster lovers . The also have a pre fix lunch menu that is very good. Is all about seafood. The haddock fritters with the curry dipping mayonnaise are very good. The divers scallops with salad are ok.

Thank pogginotes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1196 Broadway, New York City, NY 10001-5406
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighbourhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 212-792-9000
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