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Oyster Bar
Oyster Bar.jpg
Lunchtime at the Oyster Bar
Restaurant Information
Slogan The Freshest Seafood in Manhattan
Established 1913
Current owner(s) Jerome Brody
Food type Seafood
Dress code Casual
Street address Grand Central Terminal
City New York City
Country USA
Reservations No
Other locations Tokyo
Website Oyster

The Oyster Bar, officially the Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant, is a restaurant located on the lower floor of Grand Central Terminal in New York City and owned by Jerome Brody. It opened along with the terminal itself in 1913 and has been in business ever since, although it closed briefly for renovations following a 1997 fire.[1]

As its name suggests, it specializes in seafood. Its architecture features the vaulted, tiled ceilings common in the era of its construction. It has become over the years one of the landmarks of the New York culinary scene, visited by the famous and obscure alike.

The archway in front of the restaurant is also famous for an acoustical quirk, by which someone standing in one corner can hear someone standing in the other corner perfectly no matter how softly they speak.

Jerome Brody sold the Oyster Bar to employees in 1999, and died in 2001.[2]

A sister restaurant, the Atre Shinagawa, is located in Tokyo.

The bar can be seen as the back drop for actors in the current opening introductions for Saturday Night Live.


  1. ^ "About Grand Central Oyster Bar and Restaurant". Retrieved 2007-10-12.  
  2. ^ "Jerome Brody, 78, Is Dead; Guided Elegant Restaurants".  

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