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Shaffer City Oyster Bar & Grill

5 W. 21st St., New York, NY, 10010
nr. Fifth Ave.
212-255-9827

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2
Food: 2
Service: 2
Décor: 1
"Not Recommended"

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By Alexisdiner on 1/2/2009

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

A tattered worn down railroad style restaurant. Envision an abandoned food court in a mall. Soiled tablecloths and stains on menus. I was going to ask a server to change the cloth but really there is not much attentiveness. The place seems so casual that borders on not caring. We finished our Tavern on the Green prices for the first round of drinks and got up to leave. Personally a general rule of thumb is if you are sitting in an establishment that does not care to change the red stains on table cloths how could they care about the food?

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59 out of 104 people found this review helpful.

Closing soon

By lynafood on 12/29/2008

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

Terrible service coupled with the worst food in area. I was going to go on and on about how over priced this place is and what a terrible value... But the doors are about to close so C'est la Vie.

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57 out of 107 people found this review helpful.

Suitable for overpriced (albeit yummy) oysters only

By Nicolai on 10/18/2008

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

The oysters at Shaffer's are delicious, but they're all $3 a pop (be they Atlantic or Pacific), and the other items we chose off of the menu (fish and chips and fried calmari) were really sub-par. When I order fish and chips, I expect a large, whole fried fish, not fish sticks. And they were served in a small basket with approximately eight undercooked french fries. For $18. The ambiance was that of a sports bar and the waitstaff was neglectful. Take your money and oyster appetite to Grand Central Oyster Bar--they do it right.

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