GRAND CENTRAL OYSTER BAR & RESTAURANT 80 E. 42nd Street, New York City (212) 490-6650
GRAND CENTRAL OYSTER BAR & RESTAURANT 80 E. 42nd Street, New York City (212) 490-6650

Gourmet on the Go: Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant

Open since 1913 and refurbished in 1974, the Oyster Bar evokes an earlier age of dining with its marble columns, bright open spaces, and grand vaulted ceilings covered with signature Gustavino curved tiles. The restaurant, in New York City’s Grand Central Terminal, is cavernous, cacophonous, and renowned for its fresh and delicious cuisine.

The vast menu changes daily. Start with the establishment’s namesake—one of the 20 or more available oyster varieties, including awesome local Bluepoints, Malpeques from Prince Edward Island, Kumamotos from California, or Wellfleets from Massachusetts. Other notable starters include Ipswich, Massachusetts–style pan-roasted clams and succulent clam chowder. Entrees include Cajun grilled Maine sea scallops over endive-radicchio salad and a whole grilled branzino served with lemon and capers, steamed veggies, and parsley buttered potatoes. Also available are fried seafood platters, lobster, a shellfish platter, and numerous daily specials.

The extensive wine list includes a goodly number of sparkling wines and Champagnes, and many unique beers are on tap. —Bob Ecker


GRAND CENTRAL OYSTER BAR & RESTAURANT
80 E. 42nd Street, New York City (212) 490-6650, oysterbarny.com

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