AAA Inspection Details
Overall Score: 2.8
Noteworthy by meeting the industry-leading standards of AAA inspections.
Presentation, Ingredients, Preparation, Menu
Attentiveness, Knowledge, Style, Timeliness, Refinement
Style, Materials, Tables, Seating, Ambience, Comfort
One of the long-standing, bonafide haunts of authentic New Yorkers, the room exudes an air of timelessness and the menu is deep with fresh seafood.
AAA Inspector Notes
Classic Historic. The extensive menu changes daily here and includes more than 50 kinds of fresh seafood and oysters from both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. The best bet is to keep it simple and grab a seat at the old-fashioned oyster bar to sample some of the ultra fresh bivalves and watch the shuckers expertly work the shells. Tucked into a lower level of Grand Central Terminal, the restaurant reflects the station's iconic architecture with arched ceilings and tiles. Just outside the restaurant there is the archway known as the Whispering Gallery, where the astounding audio phenomenon must be heard to be believed. A true New York classic.
89 E 42nd St 10017. Station: Grand Central-42 St
Casual Dining. Lunch and dinner served. Full bar, happy hour.