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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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Pulborough, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this bar as it came highly recommended to us by friends. Sadly we didn't think to book, so there was no room inside. It didn't matter as we were happy to sit outside, surprisingly NYC was warm in November! (Although it would have been nice if the heaters had worked!) We could so easily have been forgotten as... More 

Thank R0bbers
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want fresh, tasty, good quality sea food then you're at the right place. Go for the shellfish plateaus; depending on how many you are there are 3 size options. The freshly baked, super-delicious bread rolls will make you wanna order more and more. The atmosphere is very relaxed and quirky at bits with large fish bowl aquariums on... More 

Thank Sertug Y
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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122 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With superb quality products, a nice environnement and high prices, you expect good service - it was not even minimum. Had to ask for a plate when my plateau arrived and was thrown on the table (a little intro would have been nice) Came 5 mins later. Didn't have any spoon for the condiments, but didn't want to bother by... More 

Thank Foudinguette
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for lunch and order the prix special for $30 that came with soup, chorizo stuffed squid with smoked tomato vinaigrette and espresso panna cotta. Everything was amazing. the squid was incredible! It was nicely sautéed and super tender. I really love their panna cotta. It was so refreshing and smooth. The soup was a bit on the salty... More 

Thank Cmisterl2525
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place had a nice relaxed ambience. I would recommend the Hogg Island Oysters from San Francisco. I had them whilst I was in SF and figured these might not be as fresh tasting but they were every bit as good as I remembered.

Thank Francesca061
Las Vegas, Nevada
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184 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Go for the sampler.. value for money. Try to get the outside table on broadway, the only table on the Broadway side.. more interesting than the 29th St side. Food and service above par.

Thank StratManLou
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I was given a recommendation for this place by my reliable concierge at Hotel Roger on Madison, so I had high expectations when I arrived. Nothing on this menu is huge so it's great to flit about and taste several things even if you are on your own. The layout is very favourable for the solo traveller - all the... More 

Thank Stephen S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

My partner and I visited on a recommendation from a friend. The food was excellent and the service superb. To start we ordered the olives and bread (beautifully baked) followed by some oysters. The oysters were wonderful; perfectly dressed and fresh. For the main course we ordered the stuffed squid and the Lobster roll; both were very well cooked and... More 

Thank Tom C
New York
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257 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Lively bar and dining room; good service, fresh ** 3 seafood and raw bar.....and they have happy hours even on Sunday! I'm sold! : )

Thank MK330
San Diego, California
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69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Arrived at our hotel a bit late from the West Coast and wanted a light snack and a glass of wine. Sat by the window and were greeted immediately by very friendly waiter. He suggested some fantastic oysters from Hood Canal, WA., a broiled half lobster and haddock fritters with a yellow curry dipping sauce. We rounded it out with... 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
Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?