Midtown NYC Attractions: Grand Central Oyster Bar

Shellfish in an Iconic Train Station

The Grand Central Oyster Bar is one of the most recognizable Midtown NYC restaurants. Aside from its iconic location in the world’s grandest train station, there’s the classic, recently look of the place, with its vaulted ceilings, cafeteria-style formica tables in casual entryway, and the dark-wood formal dining room beyond. Cooks in white coats are shucking East Coast oysters cherrystone clams behind the bar: Order those, and a bowl of the old-fashioned oyster stew.

The Roger Smith Hotel’s guests can visit Grand Central Oyster Bar by taking a five-minute walk down Lexington Avenue to 89 East 42nd Street.

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