There is nothing special about the decor, you don't come here for the elegant ambience- you come here for the delicious yet elegant looking food. There are actually two parts to this restaurant; the red and white checkered tables and the quick lunch counters. Depending on your time and casualness you choose your location. We have spent time at both locales. Both are equal in good service and great food.
In the wintertime, this place is especially packed due to their incredible chowders (New England and Manhattan). They serve you a large deep bowl and all the saltine crackers you can eat with it. It’s fantastic. Sometimes, that’s all you need for lunch! (And at $6.00, that's a bargain!) Two can eat lunch for roughly $15.00.
The fish is nothing but fantastic! The service is top notch.
If you order any type of shellfish dish, they will bring you your dish and then de-shell right in front of you with ease.
I can't say enough goods things about this place!
My favorite dishes include: New England Clam Chowder, raw oysters - bluepoint, clams - little neck and the Medley of Fresh Shellfish with 1/2 Lobster! De-lish!!
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by Alias Girl
New York, New York
August 27, 2004
From journal New York City
November 10, 2001
We stopped in for a late afternoon snack of raw oysters. The selections are hand-written on a large menu board and are priced per piece. Oysters and clams from all over North America are available--we elected to go with a dozen local Bluepoints from Long Island. The oysters came with three different dipping sauces plus lemon wedges and oyster crackers. They seemed exquisitely fresh. Washed down with a glass of locally-brewed Brooklyn Lager, they made a perfect snack.
For those who prefer their food cooked, Oyster Bar chefs prepare stews and chowders to order while you wait. There is also a full menu of fish and shellfish dishes available in the restaurant. A large selection of desserts is on display--although we did not try them, everything looked delicious.
From journal Manhattan: High Style on Low Bucks
Little Rock,, Arkansas
February 21, 2001
From journal New York with Teen-agers at Christmas!
by Simon Morley
Denville, New Jersey
October 3, 2000
From journal Manhattan Midtown