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Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant

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Grand Central Terminal
89 E. 42nd St., lower level, New York, NY 10017 40.752271 -73.977938
at Vanderbilt Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-490-6650 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Traditional, Seafood
  • Price Range: $$$

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    4 out of 10


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Daily, 11:30am-9:30pm; Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, 7, S at Grand Central-42nd St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Classic NY
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Special Occasion


  • Sake and Soju
  • Full Bar




This venue is closed.

Unperturbed by the arriviste competition in the food court next door, the jewel of the pre-renovation Terminal continues to serve superlative pan roasts and clam chowders, and an overwhelming assortment of East and West Coast oysters. The sprawling subterranean space has the hustle-bustle feel of a cafeteria, which its snaking counters resemble, but don't be fooled—you pay for the privilege of eating under that vaulted tile ceiling.


Mark your calendar for Herring Week, held every June.

Recommended Dishes

Fried oysters, $21.95