Oysters were in abundance at Docks
Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill
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,
shrimp. Absolutely amazing!
Docks Oyster Bar
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.
Assortment of Raw Oysters
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, Oysters, Oysters
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.
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.
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.
Oyster and Clam Chowder
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
Cup of Oyster Chowder Fried Oyster Po Boy
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
DJ Hanzi keeping the Groove Going
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
Serving Warm Fritters
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.
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.
Basket of Fried Oysters
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
Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill
633 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
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