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Docks Oyster Bar

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633 3rd Ave, Frnt 5, New York City, NY 10017-6706 (East 40th Street)
+1 212-986-8080
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11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 23:00
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Riverdale, New York
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I come here on occassion since it's not far from Grand Central. This time we started with a selection of oysters which were fresh, briny, and delicious. I continued with scallops while my wife had salmon. As always both dishes were spot on. Even though the restaurant was full, the service was perfect. Highly recommend if you... More 

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Thank LCNS10471
Stewart R, Public Relations Manager at Docks Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank-you for your review, we are so happy to hear you & your wife enjoyed your meal. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We did want to eat at the grand central oyster bar but it was closed so opted for this place, oysters were ok and drinks but then we had the crab and clams not great being honest. Service was awful they didn't even clear the plates for 30 mins.

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Thank Markh1205
Stewart R, Public Relations Manager at Docks Oyster Bar, responded to this review

HelloMarkh1205: Thank-you for your feedback regarding your recent visit. Sorry that the experience didn't meet your expectations, your remarks have been noted and are appreciated. More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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335 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food, service, location and atmosphere. Prices were appropriate too. menu has options for everyone. We had a table of 8 and it is not always easy to accommodate a larger group but Dock's came through!!

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Thank Deigs
Stewart R, Public Relations Manager at Docks Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Hi Stewart: Thank-you for your fantastic review and recent visit. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Rockville Centre, New York
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the restaurant with my business partner. The kale salad, lobster risotto with a glass of Pinot Grigio was an excellent combination for me. I enjoyed the food .

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Thank Hakan D
Stewart R, Public Relations Manager at Docks Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Hello Hakan: Thank-you for your recent review and visit. We are so thrilled you enjoyed the food and hope you will return soon! More 

detroit,mi
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by here for a quick bite. It has local flavor and it appear many patrons knew each other. The service was fine and the cuisine was fine. If one is in the area it is worth a stop.

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Thank turnie
Stewart R, Public Relations Manager at Docks Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Hi Turnie: Thank-you for your visit and your review, hope you will be back soon! More 

Jersey, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful meal here last night. A wide selection of fish and shell fish accompanied by a fantastic wine selection. A very open and vibrant ambiance. The staff were very knowledgeable with all aspects of the food on offer, the ingredients and cooking methods. A must for fish lovers.

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Thank brocqie
Stewart R, Public Relations Manager at Docks Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank- you for your stellar review. So glad you enjoyed the fish. We hope to see you again very soon! More 

New York City, New York
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1,343 reviews
590 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 808 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is still good here, but service has become quite distracted and missing manners. Prices have risen exponentially with the age of the place. A 'bottomless” brunch offering you a choice of 6 entries + bloody Mary (I am almost sure it was virgin) or Mimosa is $26. The Docks burger is overpriced at $19. Light jazz on Sundays &... More 

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Thank Oliver S
Stewart R, Public Relations Manager at Docks Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Hi Oliver: We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the food, and appreciate your feedback on the service. Hope to see you again soon, as we continue to grow and improve with the valuable feedback our guests provide. More 

Dayton, New Jersey
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150 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Held my nephew's christening party here. The back room is out of the way and ideal for a private party. We had about 40 people. The party started as soon as we got there with unlimited mimosas and bloody marys. The food was very good, served hot, with an assortment of omelets that left everyone satisfied. Great staff took very... More 

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Thank JerryCucamonga
Stewart R, Public Relations Manager at Docks Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Hi Jerry: Thank-you for your review and feedback on your recent visit for brunch. So glad we were your choice for your special family event. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We often go to Dock's . It is a casual restaurant with an easy feeling. Food is quite good. I have never had a bad meal there. It also has a very active Happy hour bar.

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Thank babyboomer23
Stewart R, Public Relations Manager at Docks Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank-you for your frequent visits and valuable feedback, hope to see you again soon! More 

Stanfordville, New York
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This "institution" on the corner of 3rd Avenue and 41 Street has been serving super fresh seafood and generous drinks for years. The staff works hard and the service is attentive. Specials are always good and the prix fix is a deal with 3 courses for $40

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Thank Robert P
Stewart R, Public Relations Manager at Docks Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Hello Robert: Thank you for your great review, we hope you will be back soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$35
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 633 3rd Ave, Frnt 5, New York City, NY 10017-6706
    (East 40th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Located just blocks away from Grand Central Terminal, we are easily accessible by the 4,5,6, or 7 train.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-986-8080

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