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The John Dory Oyster Bar

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1196 Broadway, New York City, NY 10001-5406
+1 212-792-9000
12:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had a quick stopover in NYC and wanted seafood. Location was good for a little walk from my hotel so i decided to try my luck. Well, it was packed, as expected on a friday night. I got a small table at the entry of the kitchen and was ok with that (was the last table left). Interior: Very... More 

Thank jeandert
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked in for a couple of drinks last night. There were 2 tables free but the man at the front desk said he could only offer us 4 seats along the window in a line. We were a party of four in for a quick drink. I asked for a regular mojito instead of the lonsdale mojito (with cachaça)... More 

Thank Anju K
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a seafood lover John Dory is a fantastic spot. The service is exceptional, as is the fresh and ever changing menu. Excellent quality seafood and a wonderful atmosphere. Really love that it's connected to the Ace Hotel too! I was able to pop down from my room for a bite or a drink anytime. Will defintiely be back again.

Thank Tiiu K
Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this place while starving at 10:30pm and walked here from Macy's. I'll say it again. Spectacular Food and Ambiance - we actually had fun. Sat right up at the Oyster bar and chatted with staff and a nice couple seated next to us. We all agreed food was perfect. More than perfect. Get the squid, and the sea... More 

Thank MobiusTraveller
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118 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here 3-4 times in the past year and it's always been great. Excellent food and service. Quality seafood. Wonderful chowder that is less creamy than the usual but more flavourful. And a perfect mocktail made for my wife.

Thank AlphaV24
Lisbon, Portugal
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice ambience a little bit noisy but worthed the visit. Didn't go for the oysters but they seemed to be good, very good! I hope to go for the oyster one of these days

Thank jaf1953
Dallas, Texas
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Had lunch on a Saturday. We keep coming back here when we visit NYC for Westminster Dog Show and are never disappointed. Not fabulous but still solid service. Sea trout starter that was exceptional. My wife had the smoked haddock rice dish which was tasty and I had what we're some of the plumpest and tastiest mussels I've ever had.... More 

Thank TwoMillionMiles86
New York City, New York, USA
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181 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Had dinner here with a friend who is a total food snob and both of us were very happy with the entire experience. The place was hopping for a Tuesday evening but we were seated promptly for a 7:45pm reservation. We were seated at a table by the window next to the raw bar which was perfect bc it was... More 

Thank Brian P
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

A group of 6 friends on a trip to New York to celebrate 3 birthdays. On one friends birthday we chose to go here for late lunch. The waiter assigned to our table was so awful! He was arrogant, rude and totally unhelpful! We all had the feeling that he just didn't want to be there! Spent a lot of... More 

Thank Helen W
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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54 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Great place to eat that didn't feel touristy, more local customers, quite a "trendy" cool vibe, Great food and service. They gave us a good table even though they were very busy and hadn't made a reservation. The wait staff were cheerful and helped us choose our food. i would definitely go back and will tell friends to go there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1196 Broadway, New York City, NY 10001-5406
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighbourhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 212-792-9000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?