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Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill - Oyster Festival, NY, NY, USA PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta   
Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood - Oyster Festival - photo by Luxury Experience Oysters were in abundance at Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill in New York City, New York during their Fall 2016 Oyster Festival. We deliciously sampled our way through an appetizing presentation of oysters including various types of raw, fried, baked, broiled, fritters, Po Boys, and Creole Oyster Chowder, along with New England Clam Chowder, and colossal shrimp. Absolutely amazing!


Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill - New York, NY, USA
Docks Oyster Bar

Since 1987, Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill has attracted Manhattanites and visitors alike to the attractive restaurant located in the heart of Midtown on the corner of Third Avenue and 40th Street, a short stroll from Grand Central. Art Deco design accentuates the large space which has 2 walls of windows bringing ambient light into the restaurant, large seasonal arrangements placed throughout the restaurant add gracious appeal, sconces adorn the square columns, framed vintage posters and fish prints attract the eye, and large chalkboards at the back of the upper level announce market prices and specials. White linen draped tables flanked by black wood chairs with black leather seats, and waitstaff wearing white shirts and long black and white striped aprons continue the Art Deco feel of white and black design.

Oysters - Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill - NY, NY, - photo by Luxury Experience
Assortment of Raw Oysters


The long rectangular bar with bar seating on all four sides in the center of the restaurant acts as a focal point and also creates separate dining areas at tables on the main level on either side of the bar and in the back of the room, with additional seating on the upper level including tables placed along the windows offering diners a view of the room as well as views of the happenings of New York enfolding around them.

Oysters - Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill - NY, NY, - photo by Luxury Experience 
Oysters, Oysters, Oysters  


We have dined at Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill many times throughout the years beginning in 1998, and have always enjoyed the experience whether for lunch or for dinner. Although their Oyster Festival is now several years running, this was our first time attending. As oyster fans, their Fall 2016 Oyster Festival held on Saturday, November 19, 2016, was a highlight for us.

Shucking Oysters - Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill - NY, NY, - photo by Luxury Experience
Shucking Oysters  


We began by taking a culinary journey sampling various raw oysters from New York, Rhode Island, Virginia, Maryland, and Mexico provided by Gotham Seafood, K & B Seafood, and Blue Island Shellfish at the stations set up around the room where the oyster shuckers explained each type of oyster. From the small and ruffled edge shelled Kumamoto oysters to large southern oysters, we enjoyed sampling each of them accompanied by mignonette, horseradish, and cocktail sauces for diners who wanted more than a squeeze of fresh lemon to the tasty oysters. Although we love all types of oysters, each type has its own unique flavors. Some are delicate with a mild brininess such as the Kumamoto oyster to others which are plump, meaty, and have medium to heavy brininess.

Colossal Shrimp - Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill - NY, NY, - photo by Luxury Experience
Shrimp Anyone?  


Next, we had fried oysters which were extremely tender and almost melted in our mouths, and fritters made with oysters, also very nice. Continuing with fried selections, the waiter brought us Po Boys, which were deep fried oysters on a bed of coleslaw presented in small brioche rolls. Also nice were the Oysters Rockefeller, which of course we indulged.

Clam and Oyste Chowder - Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill - NY, NY, - photo by Luxury Experience
Oyster and Clam Chowder  


We also sampled a cup of the Creole Oyster Chowder which was deliciously rich and thick and accompanied by individual bags of Westminster Bakers Company oyster crackers. Corn bread and a large basket of different breads were also offered to pair with the Creole Oyster Chowder and the New England Clam Chowder. A mountain of colossal size shrimp on a bed of crushed ice drew our attention like a mermaid's siren song to sailors, and we indulged in sampling them as well.

Oyster Chowder - Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill - NY, NY, - photo by Luxury Experience Oyster Po Boy - Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill - NY, NY, - photo by Luxury Experience
     Cup of Oyster Chowder                    Fried Oyster Po Boy    


Music by DJ Hanzi kept the groove going, and bartenders kept cocktails flowing with Bloody Mary's, Dirty Martinis with Svedka Vodka, lemon juice, Tabasco juice, and freshly shucked oysters, a diverse selection of beers including Sam Adams, Angry Orchard Cider, Delerium Tremens Belgian Ale, and wines provided by Palm Bay Wines.

DJ Hanzi at Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill - NY, NY, - photo by Luxury Experience
DJ Hanzi keeping the Groove Going  


From beginning to end, it was a very pleasant way to spend a Saturday afternoon in New York City at Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill for their Fall 2016 Oyster Festival.

Oyster Fritters -  Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill - NY, NY, - photo by Luxury Experience 
Serving Warm Fritters  


There is always something fun happening at Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill so be sure to check their website for upcoming events at: www.DocksOysterBar.com.

Baked Oysters -  Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill - NY, NY, - photo by Luxury Experience 
Baked Oysters   


Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill is open for Lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30 am until 4:00 pm, Dinner daily from 4:00 pm until 11:00 pm, Brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 am until 4:00 pm, and Happy Hour at the bar only Monday through Friday from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm. There is live jazz on Tuesday evenings and during Sunday Brunch.

Basked of Fried Oysters -  Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill - NY, NY, - photo by Luxury Experience
Basket of Fried Oysters  


Every Sunday and Monday night Docks Oyster Bar has a Clambake featuring one 2-pound lobster or two 1-pound lobsters served with a choice of Field Green Salad or New England Clam Chowder, with Mussels, Clams, New Potatoes and Corn on the Cobb, and Key Lime Pie or Ice Cream for dessert for $55.

Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill - NY, NY, USA 
Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill  

Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill - NY, NY, USA Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill
633 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
United States
Telephone:
       +1-212-986-8080
Website: 
   
www.DocksOysterBar.com  
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