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299 Tenth Ave., New York, NY 10001 40.750342 -74.002271
nr. 27th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-947-3654 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

C, E at 23rd St.; 1 at 28th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Good for Groups
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Notable Wine List
  • Take-Out


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary


This venue is closed.

When Modernist poet T.S. Eliot wrote ruefully of "sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells," he probably couldn’t have imagined the scene at Bongo, where the Chelsea gallery cliques gather round for swanky cocktails and briny blobs of raw oysters. Arrive early, settle into an Eames chair, and suck down a half-dozen varieties of these tiny treasures from the sea, in an atmosphere that feels more 1950s den than seaside clam shack. From the slightly spicy Belon to the juicy Wellfleet, four to six varieties are served fresh nightly.

Recommended Dishes

Various oysters (half-dozen minimum), $2.50-$3.50 each; lobster roll, $22; smoked trout salad, $12.50; deluxe plateau (6 clams, 6 oysters, 6 jumbo shrimp), $40; cod cakes with black-eyed pea salad, $13.50