You don’t need to go to Docks for a full dinner, but it’s a very good option for a quick stop during Happy Hour, which runs until 7pm. Sit at the big horseshoe bar and drink $4 beers and $7 glasses of wine while snacking on fish tacos and $1 oysters. If you’re worried that a dozen oysters won’t do much to balance out all the sauvignon blanc you're simultaneously consuming, get the fried octopus, too.
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BLT Steak is a joint where suits, business folk, tourists, and Upper East Siders can all dine in harmony. The food is outstanding, but because they don't solely use dry aged beef, they fall short of the BLT Prime-level 8.6 rating.
Pietro’s is an old-school Italian restaurant in Midtown East that’s been around since 1932.
Crave is a laid-back seafood restaurant that takes you out of the misery of Midtown East.
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Aquagrill is a West Village raw bar classic. If you're not prepared to eat a dozen oysters on your own, you're not prepared to eat here.
A cocktail bar that specializes in oysters, and has a very solid burger. Sel Rrose isn't our favorite oyster hangout, but it's definitely one you should know about.
Year after year, Esca remains in the conversation of the NYC elite. It’s always jam packed, mostly with the business and commuter crowd.
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The National is a seasonal restaurant and brasserie in Midtown with solid eats for all meals at prices that aren’t cheap but aren’t abusive.
The Shakespeare @ The William
If you’re looking for an English pub in Midtown, The Shakespeare is quite possibly the nicest. Stop by for happy hour.
Grand Central Oyster Bar
Grand Central Oyster Bar is a legendary, Classic NYC Establishment located inside Grand Central Station. There ain’t another place like this in the world, and unless you commute from Westchester everyday, it can be easily forgotten. Don’t let that happen.
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