On a weekday, Jodi and I decided to have lunch at Grand central Oyster Bar, a place I always wanted to try. We went for a late lunch and, when we arrived, this place was packed and noisy. Fortunately, half way to our meal, people started to leave. This is an amazing place, benefiting from the beautiful architecture of the famous train station.
Menu wise, they mainly serve seafood and a vegetarian would have limited choices there. But, definitely, if you are a seafood lover, you will have a wise range of dishes, including the catch of the day. I started my meal with a New England clam chowder that was too creamy and did not have much clam in it: disappointing start.
Then, I got a lobster roll, the dish I was looking forward to try in this place. Served with cole slaw and sweet potato chips, it came on a brioche roll that was delicious, soft and airy. The problem was the unbalanced amount of bread and lobster, the latter being smothered by mayonnaise and therefor overpowered by bread and sauce. It was just ok for me.
Jodi went for the Niçoise salad that was made with a big eye tuna that was perfectly cooked rare.
Overall, I was disappointed by the Oyster Bar, expecting better from this place. Overpriced, I think there are better options for lunch at Grand Central and, if like me you want to have a good lobster roll, Luke's Lobster or Cull and Pistol in Chelsea Market will be much better choices.
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Oyster Bar - Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017