The John Dory Oyster Bar

1196 Broadway
New York, NY 10001
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  • Daily 12pm-2am
  • $$$
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Snack Food
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
This Ace Hotel location marks the second incarnation of seafood emporium the John Dory Oyster Bar, the original having lasted less than a year on a desolate block in West Chelsea. Foot traffic isn't a problem now-the space buzzes nightly with trendsetters and foodies. Despite questionable décor (think tacky Caribbean beach shack meets hip lounge, with a touch of Gymboree), and sometimes inconsistent food, the quality is generally top-notch. Among the small plates, opt for the excellent raw oysters, parsley and anchovy toast, lobster panade, oyster pan roast, and escarole salad. Drop by during off-hours or for lunch: You'll avoid the throngs and hour-long waits and people who think they're the only fish in the sea.

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