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Famous Oyster Bar - CLOSED

842 7th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-5204
+1 212-586-6525
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible13%
11 Jan 2014
“Delicious dinner”
1 Jan 2014
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
842 7th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-5204
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

This place was good. The service was good. The food was delicious. $80 for 2 dinners. The sangria wasn't great. The place has kind of a funny smell. Like old dirt. My meal made up for it though & we had seats by the window...More

Thank scp427
Reviewed 1 January 2014

The location is good and the menu is predictable, but this is not a destination restaurant. The food is acceptable and fairly priced.

Thank dnvpaul
Reviewed 10 December 2013

I think I was expecting more that they could provide, the place needs a facelift. Everything is old and tired (even the staff) food was OK. I had the "Special of the Day" I think it was yesterdays special

Thank Nevadacrip
Reviewed 11 October 2013 via mobile

After walking for a long time, we rounded the corner and settled on the first place we saw. So glad we did. Lived the local atmosphere. Server insisted we move to another table for a better view of the city. Food was excellent and service...More

Thank JShields536
Reviewed 28 September 2013

A grimy place with terrible ambiance is only the best thing about this place. The worst is the food. I was there with two friends and we had three different entrees. The crab cake had no lump crab meat or none indeed. It resembled a...More

Thank BonVivant39
Reviewed 18 September 2013

My friend said it was good. Been there since I was born, nothing's changed. In the neighborhood. Gloomy, empty, depressing decor. Lobster bisque was okay tasting and hot, but hardly any chunks of lobster meat. had the luncheon "Half lobster salad", which I thought was...More

Thank InlovewGstaad
Reviewed 14 September 2013

We disregarded the previous reviews on Trip Advisor and wished I hadn't. We were really hungry and didn't want to search any longer. the fresh menu on the outside sounded good so we gave it a try. My partner had the Oysters Rockefeller and I...More

Thank Putnay
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Had a great meal here while in NYC...... Service good & staff friendly . Lobster to die for !!easy to get to on 7th Avenue. If in NYC would return for another great meal.

Thank dinkydi22
Reviewed 29 August 2013

The food is acceptable here. The beverages are fine and you'll enjoy a good hearty seafood meal -- or a decent shell fish sampler as your taste prefers. But overall, you go here for the genuine neighborhood Manhattan experience. From the neon sign that is...More

Thank IowaGrandparents
Reviewed 20 August 2013

Poor oyster selection, and not much of a bar. Only in NYC a few days, disappointed I wasted a meal on this place.

Thank the_hermit_crab
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 842 7th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-5204
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-586-6525
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