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Docks Oyster Bar

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633 3rd Ave, Frnt 5, New York City, NY 10017-6786 (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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Rockville Centre, New York
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This huge restaurant is good to eat fine food. Although large , well managed and attentive , may partner and I had great lunch.

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

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

United States
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141 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at Docks just before Christmas. I was very surprised to find the place relatively empty. We shared the raw seafood tower (clams, oysters, shrimp) which was just ok. The oysters were subpar. I had a tuna dish for dinner which was good. The service was very good. It is a big place but had no vibe, probably... More 

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Thank BIGMIKEY65
Stewart R, Public Relations Manager at Docks Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Hi BIGMIKEY65: Thank-you for your recent visit and review. Your feedback is very important to us, and your remarks have been noted. We hope you will return in the future. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch with cousins. The wait staff was fun, friendly and attentive. Soups were amazing, salads and shrimp cocktail were fresh and great. The noise level and lighting were perfect. If looking for a wonderful lunch Docs is great. A little pricey for a regular lunch but for a special occasion well worth it. About $25-30 for entrees.

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Thank arthur27g
Stewart R, Owner at Docks Oyster Bar, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your recent visit! Thank-you for the review, we hope to see you again in the near future! More 

Brockville, Canada
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297 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Contemporary design/atmosphere and very good martinis with a generous pour. The menu is varied and seafood selections are good.

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1 Thank 1000islandsdude
Stewart R, Guest Relations Manager at Docks Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Hi Kickboy: Thank-you for your review and recent visit. We are pleased you enjoyed your experience and We hope to see you again soon! More 

Riverdale, New York
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

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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241 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 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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352 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 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 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

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 9 November 2016

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 

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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
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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 10017-6786
    (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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