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(Fox Business)   Aw, shuks! 107 year old NYC Grand Central Oyster Bar closes due to the pandemic   (foxbusiness.com) divider line
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626 clicks; posted to Food » and Business » on 14 Oct 2020 at 12:23 PM (6 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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6 days ago  
I am really worried about losing places like this permanently.

I don't think I want to live in a world without an encyclopedic collection of the world's oysters available to me before or after my commute.
 
6 days ago  
Train Station oysters?   yum?
 
6 days ago  

DoBeDoBeDo: Train Station oysters?   yum?


It's Grand Central Terminal.

The only places to get fresher oysters have ocean views.
 
6 days ago  
Also, this sucks. Oyster Bar is my favorite seafood place that isn't within walking distance of a beach.
 
6 days ago  
Damn shame.  Only been there a few times, but liked the place - especially after the renovation around 1990.
 
6 days ago  

DoBeDoBeDo: Train Station oysters?   yum?


This is one of the best and most revered oyster bars in the country. They serve dozens of varieties from Around the world. They also make a splendid martini.

You scared me for a bit, subby. I thought you were saying it had closed permanently. I love this place and several of my regular joints have shuttered.
 
6 days ago  
Man, restaurants are dropping like flies in NYC. All the money they make, you'd think they would have some put away....at least, that's what Fark tells the mom and pop stores.
 
6 days ago  
I hope the Blue Oyster can stay open it has the best salad bar.
POLICE ACADEMY (1984) THE BLUE OYSTER "SALAD" BAR
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6 days ago  
close again due to the lack of traffic and business

Not surprised if my office is any indication. We have space for well over 250 employees (not sure of the exact count) on two floors in one of the buildings connected to the GCT passageway (awesome when the weather sucks). We've been open since July and there is almost never more than ten people on any given day. From what I understand that is not uncommon. At least the crowded elevators problem became moot.
 
6 days ago  
This is what so many tried to tell the morons that wanted everything open too soon - that they would have to close again anyway, some permanently, because the customers will not be there. This is especially true for luxury businesses like restaurants and bars, known vectors for the spread of the virus.

The recommendation that they stay closed until the virus is dealt with by whatever means that can be had now (masks, quarantine, hygiene, distancing etc) or in the future (an effective and safe vaccine) is still being ignored, and customers will stay away until they feel safe. That's the reality. Had this been done way back in April and May these places might have most or even all of those customers back by now.

The virus didn't do this. People who refuse to do what is possible and necessary to slow/stop the virus did this.
 
5 days ago  

Ragin' Asian: DoBeDoBeDo: Train Station oysters?   yum?

This is one of the best and most revered oyster bars in the country. They serve dozens of varieties from Around the world. They also make a splendid martini.

You scared me for a bit, subby. I thought you were saying it had closed permanently. I love this place and several of my regular joints have shuttered.


Not to mention the wine list with Sauvignon Blanc from literally everywhere.
 
5 days ago  
was of lost nothing value.
 
5 days ago  
Oysters are delicious.  Of course, we all tend to cover the revolting raw oyster flavor in hot sauce, horseradish and lemon juice, then chase it with a beer, but yeah.  Delicious.
 
5 days ago  
I love this place, hopefully it will reopen in all its glory
 
5 days ago  
My favorite Florida dive bar is thankfully still in business:
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5 days ago  

DoBeDoBeDo: Train Station oysters?   yum?


Im not a huge seafood person and even I think the place was cool as hell.

Lower level platform area, get food and lots of drinks and then walk to your train to get home

sucks its closing. pretty cool spot
 
5 days ago  

brap: I am really worried about losing places like this permanently.

I don't think I want to live in a world without an encyclopedic collection of the world's oysters available to me before or after my commute.


Andy is going to see to it.
 
5 days ago  
Meh says they only closing temporarily again do to low foot traffic, they arent closing permanently

Thats good though as the place is a tradition
 
5 days ago  

Joe USer: DoBeDoBeDo: Train Station oysters?   yum?

It's Grand Central Terminal.

The only places to get fresher oysters have ocean views.


If nobody's been eating them, then they're not gonna be very fresh when you get there.
 
5 days ago  

ThatSillyGoose: Oysters are delicious.  Of course, we all tend to cover the revolting raw oyster flavor in hot sauce, horseradish and lemon juice, then chase it with a beer, but yeah.  Delicious.


Revolting?  Good oysters just shucked doesn't need all that.
 
5 days ago  
That sucks. I planned on stopping there if I ever went to Grand Central but I've literally never had a reason to go to Westchester by train. I like oysters but I'm not losing a free subway transfer to get some goddamned oysters, they're everywhere in NY.
 
5 days ago  
On the upside of this grinding economic collapse, the commute has mostly been a breeze since schools opened.
 
5 days ago  
I only recently had my first oyster. I'm not addicted, but I think I get the appeal. Squeeze of lemon, light shave of horseradish, drop of hot sauce? And beer? I'd get down on that.
 
5 days ago  

brap: I am really worried about losing places like this permanently.

I don't think I want to live in a world without an encyclopedic collection of the world's oysters available to me before or after my commute.


I saw the headline and thought of you.
I will forever remember our escapade there last year.
 
5 days ago  
Oysters Rockefeller looks like a tasty dish, but there's something about the consistency of shellfish that doesn't sit well with me.
 
5 days ago  

DoBeDoBeDo: Train Station oysters?   yum?


What's the problem?  I eat suspicious shellfish all the time and you should see how luxuriously my bivalves are growing.
 
5 days ago  

State_College_Arsonist: Oysters Rockefeller looks like a tasty dish, but there's something about the consistency of shellfish that doesn't sit well with me.


It snot that bad.
 
5 days ago  
So you're telling me they won't... keep clam and carry on?
 
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5 days ago  
Shucking oysters is heros work. One of the last places I worked had an attached oyster bar/small plates place. As the sous chef, there were a handful of times I'd have to jump in and help them shuck oysters because they got behind.

fark shucking oysters.
 
5 days ago  
much prefer raw littlenecks, but when there are local oysters (pictured: Washburn) I won't say no. mignonette sauce beats everything else, on both clams and oysters. well, mebbe a bit of horseradish too.

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and, personal favorite, Dock's Oyster House in AC.

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/AVgas ftmfw.
 
5 days ago  

Bukharin: I saw the headline and thought of you.
I will forever remember our escapade there last year.


Hope to do it again.  I'm starved for oysters and good company!
 
5 days ago  

damageddude: close again due to the lack of traffic and business

Not surprised if my office is any indication. We have space for well over 250 employees (not sure of the exact count) on two floors in one of the buildings connected to the GCT passageway (awesome when the weather sucks). We've been open since July and there is almost never more than ten people on any given day. From what I understand that is not uncommon. At least the crowded elevators problem became moot.


My office is across the street from Grand Central and the best part of this pandemic has been that I haven't had to set foot in godawful midtown since March.
 
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