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Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill

4.7
4.7
2612 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Cavernous, deco-styled restaurant, best known for its lively happy hour, grilled seafood & oysters.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 986-8080

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Steve Meyers

  • Catering

    We now Deliver! Visit us at our Website and Click Order Online!

  • Private party facilities

    Welcome to DOCKS. Established in 1986, we specialize in bringing the freshest seafood to the island of Manhattan. Rated by Zagat as one of the 50 most popular restaurants, we are a seafood lovers dream with our always fresh raw bar and daily specials.

  • Private party contact

    Stephen Olsen: (212) 986-8080

  • Neighborhood

    Murray Hill

  • Cross street

    East 40th Street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Located just blocks away from Grand Central Terminal, we are easily accessible by the 4,5,6, or 7 train.

  • Entertainment

    Live Jazz Band - Tuesday Evening 6-9pm & Sunday Brunch 12-3pm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Docks Famous Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM,Mon - Fri - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM,Sat - 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    A mid-town, after work tradition is to experience Docks famous happy hour at the bar! Offered 7 days a week from 3pm-7pm, enjoy $1.50 oysters and clams, various bar snacks, $9 glasses of wine, $6 draft beer and discounted cocktails.

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What 2,612 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. BW

    BarbaraW

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyed the lively atmosphere. Food was very good and service was warm and attentive. Very enjoyable!
  2. MG

    MaryG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great seafood Cobb salad and sushi. Consistently good food!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of Manhattan's best dining destinations for many years, and for good reason!
  4. MR

    MaryR

    New York Area

    51 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The quality has gone down while the prices have gone up.
  5. FM

    FM10012

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    We chose Docks for a special birthday lunch. This was my first experience at Docks that was not stellar. Host was excellent and the table and location okay. Oyster sampler was the star of the meal. My fish and chips missed the mark. Too heavy coating and the fish was soft and unappealing. Much different from my last visit. My friends burger was fine but not at the standard I am familiar with with Docks. The crème brûlée dessert was top notch. Overall, not a bad visit but far from the Docks of my past experience. Maybe a bad day but for the cost per person, we won't hurry back.
  6. EC

    ElisaC

    New York Area

    151 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    151 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lobster roll and sushi hit the spot! Wonderful dinner with great service!
  7. MA

    MrsAloha

    Hawaii

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place & excellent service! Very good & much much seafood!
  8. D

    Delicious

    Chicago

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Neighborhood treasure! Cod special over spinach was great. Mussels, Provence, were excellent! Our server, Robin, was forthright, attentive, and provided elegant service. Warm atmosphere—would dine frequently if we lived in NYC.
  9. O

    Ohayo

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a reliable place for lunch or dinner. Fresh seafood, great service in a charming room. What else could you ask for?
  10. G

    General

    Los Angeles

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good for business meal. Good fish
  11. D

    David

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Always a great meal with attentive service at the Docks.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful salmon and grilled yellowtail tuna
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Its tennis us open but they refused to changed the tv station after requesting 2x; so we left to another bar who will tailor to us.
  14. DG

    DianeG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Docks! Come here often! For many years. There is nothing on the menu that would disappoint!!! Delicious in every way!!! Thanks Always to the entire Docks staff!!
  15. EA

    ElizabethA

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and an amazing experience at Dock's!
  16. MF

    MarshaF

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Girls get together
  17. MC

    MichaelC

    Denver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service was tense, then got better as we calmed the waiter who was over booked on tables. Gotta work with the help in NYC if you want a good experience, it seems. Oysters were good… 12 for $50 before tax. Hmm. Guess everything’s higher in the city.
  18. RF

    RonnieF

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We were greeted at the door like we were old friends & made to feel welcomed. The food was good as always.
  19. GM

    GloriaM

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the seafood at Docks, especially the oysters. We went for their happy hour oysters but they weren’t as yummy as their regular-priced menu oysters but still ok especially for the value! Drinks are great during happy hour!
  20. H

    Happy2eatout

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Happy hour is a great value! $1.50 oysters were great! Service for dinner was very good - everyone was very attentive. I had the seafood Cobb which was delicious and a generous portion.
  21. RA

    RozA

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haven’t been here in years but will definitely be back. From the moment an employee rushed to open the door (I use a cane) I knew I had picked the right place for one of my infrequent lunches out. The attentive staff and the excellent food all made for a great dining experience.
  22. LJ

    LallasJ

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good food and service
  23. n

    nancy

    New York Area

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside on the side street. Very quiet. Wonderful food (restaurant week menu was great) and service.
  24. AM

    AMEB

    Milwaukee

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Hostess very accommodating with additional persons showing up unexpectedly . Food was great. Restaurant is very loud and made it difficult to have conversation across the table.
  25. GG

    GGL0904

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I worked in 605 Third Avenue for 12 years and for the best seafood and reasonably priced menu in Midtown East, I used to frequent Docks. Now that I’m an independent contractor based in Forest Hills, I book the restaurant for special occasions. This was for our 24th wedding anniversary and everything from appetizers to dessert was delicious. We’ll be back soon. Thank you!
  26. LN

    LaurenN

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely dinner at Docks. The server was fantastic and attentive, dinners and drinks were delicious. Very happy I booked this restaurant for dinner!
  27. t

    thecarters

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! Can’t get better than that!
  28. D

    Dana

    New York Area

    69 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Not the same but it you’re looking for raw bar and lobster this is the place. I miss the steamers, fried clams and shrimp from the old docks but those days are gone. Live music nice touch
  29. FA

    FrancesA

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Happy Hour and Restaurant Week menu! Amazing birthday!!!
  30. SF

    SusanF

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Restaurant week- small portions with 2 courses for $45. Worst by far of 3 restaurants we ate at for restaurant week.
  31. P

    Primed2eat

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The bar area is scary given Ba4&5
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good food. Restraint Week menu was good. A waiting person was OK.
  33. t

    tee24

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our reservation was at 7:00pm so it was quite noisy. Very active bar scene. After about an hour, the noise level was reduced.
  34. NL

    NinaL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Great server. Nice place and it wasn’t very loud. Unfortunately, the food was over cooked and horrible. The server was very apologetic but the server isn’t the chef/cook. If the food was better I would have wanted to return because everything except the food was wonderful.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Found this place on Open Table. We had a party of 15. Restaurant week was a bonus. Loved the food. The seafood was so fresh and Steven the server was amazing! Highly recommend!
  36. N

    Neighborhoodiner1

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Horrible service and underwhelming food. So sad to see how Dock’s has gone downhill over the years (even before covid). On a bright side, sushi is fantastic and drinks are well sized.
  37. U

    Unique

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service & phenomenal food!
  38. n

    nyclafoodlover

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner on a bustling Friday evening. The place was at full house yet our food and service was excellent. I haven’t been back since the pandemic so clearly noticed the higher price points and smaller portions. However understandable during these times. Our waiter was very busy even though he was also running back outside because he had a table to service but notwithstanding he provided great service. Thank you!
  39. LL

    LinaL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    They didn’t have my reservation. The hostess and the manager were very confused. Although the hostess was willing to sit us right away, the manager came over and stopped her. He was very rude, he never even acknowledged us and just whispered something to the hostess. She did finally seat us, but we had to request a different table. Lots of tables were empty. She did accommodate us, but it seemed that the manager was not happy about it. My lobster was not steamed correctly, the shell was very hard and was very difficult to crack.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    Too loud to have a conversation

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill using the Order Online button.

Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 2612 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill

633 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017

Additional information

  • Cross street

    East 40th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Murray Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Located just blocks away from Grand Central Terminal, we are easily accessible by the 4,5,6, or 7 train.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Steve Meyers

  • Entertainment

    Live Jazz Band - Tuesday Evening 6-9pm & Sunday Brunch 12-3pm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 986-8080

  • Catering

    We now Deliver! Visit us at our Website and Click Order Online!

  • Private party facilities

    Welcome to DOCKS. Established in 1986, we specialize in bringing the freshest seafood to the island of Manhattan. Rated by Zagat as one of the 50 most popular restaurants, we are a seafood lovers dream with our always fresh raw bar and daily specials.

  • Private party contact

    Stephen Olsen: (212) 986-8080

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