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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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“seafood” (101 reviews)
“clams” (26 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
633 3rd Ave, Frnt 5, New York City, NY 10017-6706
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Reviewed 6 days ago

they have great happy hour from 3-7 pm for oysters and drinks at the bar. I love Tuesdays cos they have live music.

Thank Nenanyc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a family get together, thinking that the fine dining reputation would make it special. The waiter initially hovered and asked us numerous times if we were ready to order, although we didn't have time to peruse the menu. Then he tended to disappear...More

Thank ME_Gardener6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go to Docks fairly often with the family. It has a nice atmosphere and the staff are very good. Even if you dont like seafood you can find something on the menu. I have never had a bad meal. Definitely worth the stop.

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ambience is great - it looks like a fancy restaurant from a classic movie. The food was slightly on the salty and rich side - take the lobster risotto for example, which was too creamy with the lobster overcooked. Overall the experience wasn't bad...More

Thank jc300917
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went as a family and really enjoyed the food and service. Wouldn’t recommend the Cob Salad my wife had, she wouldn’t say anything but very disappointing. The rest of us had great food and the atmosphere in there is always great. Been there over a...More

Thank worrall107
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Docks used to be a mainstay. But no more. Always crowded, the wait staff seems scared to assist. And then pester you to order even though told “give us 20.” Made a reservation over a month ago. Arrived early. Plenty of tables. And I am...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Appetizers of roasted tomatoe soup was giid but very small portion. The marinated beet salad was good. Caesar salad with grilled shrimp was good however, inside leaves of lettuce would have been better. Even so, I would recommend.

Thank arlenefrancesarida
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

I love their happy hour menu. From Mon-Fri, 3pm-7pm, you can order $1 oysters and $4 draft beers. It’s a beautiful setting, and their oysters are delicious.

Thank Lara A
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Having been to Docks many time over the years, I feel compelled to write a review, as the food and service were really poor on a recent visit. Marginal food, waiters griping amongst themselves about customers - in customers' earshot, no cutlery provided, bill requested...More

Thank fishfan1234
Reviewed 27 April 2018

Recently re-located offices to the area. I ate there twice for lunch and probably will not be back. Food is very average and inconsistent. Shrimp cocktail shrimp did not seem very fresh. Scallops were inconsistently cooked (some over, some under). I had salmon on my...More

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4 March 2016|
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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
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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