Posted by / Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Oyster Bar at Grand Central

I have talked before about visiting the Grand Central Oyster Bar. Although somewhat of a touristy destination for some, there are still many who don't know this place exists! The restaurant has been there since 1913 and boasts a list of both West Coast, East Coast, and Canadian oysters. Definitely worth a visit in my opinion just to see the history; it's always a favorite stop of mine when in the city.

Find the oyster varieties I tried this time around below:

(4) French Kiss - Prince Edward Island

(2) Barron Point - Vancouver British Columbia

(2) Belon Wild - Maine and as a side note one of the rarest oysters in the world. I was actually pretty lucky to find these in town.

As I sit in Chelsea market editing this post I am planning my next oyster bar visit at lunch today. If you are in NYC a visit to this market is a must housing both the Food Network and Major League Baseball corporate offices. Those businesses are nestled among many wonderful little shops and restaurants.

What are your favorite destinations in NYC?

E.A.T. local E.A.T. well


  1. I visited this bar when I was really young and more years than I care to remember ago(35 or so??)because I heard about it and because I had never tasted clam chowder. The chowder wasn't all that great but I felt terribly grown up sitting there all by myself in NYC - thanks Tim for bringing back this memory!

  2. Yes I can see you are oyster lover.And I don't blame you:) I love them too;)


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An avid home cook, I believe in using simple ingredients, local when possible and am inspired by the principles of supporting a sustainable food system. I’ve cultivated this blog as a way to share my passion for the preparation and enjoyment of food in a way that everyone from beginners to long time foodies can get involved in.



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