212-490-6650 Facebook button Twitter button

New York's Freshest Oysters and Seafood

Past Events

List View Calendar View
Start:
June 16, 2014
End:
July 7, 2014
Phone:
212-490-6650
Address:
Lower Level, Grand Central Terminal
New York, NY 10017

Herring Event 2014

2014 Herring Festival

Please join us starting June 19, 2012 for about 3 weeks at The Grand Central Oyster Bar to enjoy the ‘silver from the sea’.

View Details
Start:
November 13, 2013 6:00 pm
End:
November 13, 2013 8:00 pm
Phone:
212-490-6650
Address:
Lower Level, Grand Central Terminal
New York, NY 10017

“COOKBOOK EVENT” SIX COURSE DINNER AND WINE

bookcover

“OYSTER BAR CLASSICS” CELEBRATES NEW COOKBOOK WITH SIX COURSE DINNER AND WINE PAIRINGS ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT, NOVEMBER 13, AT GRAND CENTRAL OYSTER BAR

New York, October 22—The Grand Central Oyster Bar will host a six-course dinner and wine pairing in celebration of its just-released cookbook on Wednesday night, November 13, from 6:00-8:00 PM. “Oyster Bar Classics” is priced at $95 (plus tax and gratuity) and includes a signed copy of The Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant Cookbook, (retail price: $35), authored by executive chef Sandy Ingber and noted author Roy Finamore. Tickets are available for purchase at the restaurant or by calling 212-490-6650.

The dinner is open to the public at the iconic restaurant celebrating 100 years and located “below sea level” at Grand Central Terminal. For reservations call 212-490-6650 or email info@oysterbarny.com.

The menu for Oyster Bar Classics dinner is below (wine pairing provided by Southern Wine & Spirits), followed by information on the cookbook.

First course: Raw Bar – GCOB Bluepoint, Kumamoto, Belon Oysters, and Topneck Clam with Cocktail Sauce and MignonetteSecond Course: Garde Manger – Poached Norwegian Farmed Salmon Filet with Cucumber Dill Salad and Sauce Verte; Third Course: Cooked Oysters – Fried Oyster in Shell with Tartar Sauce & Oyster Rockefeller; Fourth Course: Pan Roast – Classic Oyster Bar Pan Roast with Toast; Fifth Course: Hot Entrée – Broiled Florida Mahi-Mahi Filet with Wild Mushroom Crust and Chive Beurre Blanc, Rice Pilaf; Sixth Course: Dessert  Key Lime Pie and Cheesecake Combo with Raspberry Coulis.

About the Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant Cookbook: In any discussion of New York City landmark restaurants, the Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant stands in a class by itself. From its unique position in the Terminal’s lower level, with the famous “Whispering Gallery” at its entrance, waiters have been serving up platters of the freshest seafood for a century. On the occasion of its 100thanniversary, Executive Chef Sandy Ingber is celebrating the magnificent history of this iconic restaurant in The Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant Cookbook (Stewart, Tabori & Chang; October 15, 2013; $35.00; ISBN: 978-1-61769-061-7).

Here are more than 100 of the restaurant’s classic recipes—some dating back to its opening in 1913—along with behind-the-scenes stories, historical anecdotes, and a wealth of expert information on buying, cooking, and serving fish. An ocean’s worth of delicious eating is provided: from raw bar and seafood buffet favorites, to stews and chowders, to fish dishes fried, broiled, and grilled. Featured throughout are vintage images and ephemera, along with sumptuous food photography. Part history, part souvenir, The Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant Cookbook is a must-have for visitors and New Yorkers alike.

 p. 2/Grand Central Oyster Bar Cookbook

About the Authors:  Sandy Ingber is executive chef at the Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant. Roy Finamore is a highly respected cookbook author, editor, and photography stylist. He is the author of Fish Without a Doubt (with Rick Moonen), among others.

Authors: By Sandy Ingber and Roy Finamore, photographs by Iain Bagwell

Imprint: Stewart, Tabori & Chang

ISBN: 978-1-61769-061-7

Publishing Date: 10/15/2013

Trim Size: 10 x 9

Page Count: 224; Cover: Hardcover with jacket; Illustrations: 75 color illustrations

Start:
September 28, 2013 12:00 pm
End:
September 28, 2013 5:00 pm
Phone:
212-490-6650
Address:
Lower Level, Grand Central Terminal
New York, NY 10017

11th Annual 2013 Oyster Frenzy

of13banner

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2013

11th ANNUAL “GRAND CENTRAL OYSTER FRENZY” PRESENTED BY BLUE ISLAND OYSTER FARMS FEATURES PRO SHUCKING CHAMPIONSHIPS; CHEF DEMOS INCLUDING BEN POLLINGER, EXECUTIVE CHEF, OCEANA, JOINED BY CHEF ROB McCUE, AND OYSTER GURU MATT ASEN; SLURP OFF OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, BEER SHUCKING CHAMPIONSHIPS SPONSORED BY BLUE POINT BREWING COMPANY

New York—It’s an all-day Frenzy! Sixteen varieties of oysters – eight each from the East and West coasts – and six championship wines will headline the menu, and the top professional oyster shuckers on the planet will highlight the competition at the 11th Annual “Grand Central Oyster Frenzy” presented by Blue Island Oyster Farms on Saturday, September 28 – at the Grand Central Oyster Bar (lower level, Grand Central Terminal) in New York City from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm.  The Oyster Bar’s executive chef Sandy Ingber (a.k.a. Bishop of Bivalves) and general manager Kevin Faerkin will host.

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz will officially launch the Frenzy at 12:30 PM, presenting a proclamation to Ingber, Faerkin, Oyster Bar President Janet Poccia, and Vice President Mohammed Lawal.

Six-time champion Luis “The Mexican Menace” Iglesius will try for a seventh title (after being dethroned last year) at the Oyster Frenzy’s Professional Shucking Championships sponsored by Blue Island Oyster Farms. Top competitors will vie for total prize money of $5,000.

Download the Shucking Contest Rules (Contestants please read prior to event)

Download the Shucking Contest Application (Contestants must email/FAX this prior to event – see the application for details)

Chefs will showcase their culinary wizardry in demonstrations with public tastings: Ben Pollinger, executive chef, Oceana restaurant in New York City will headline, joined by noted chef Rob McCue, and “Oyster Guru” Matt Asen.

The public will compete in the SLURP OFF COMPETITIVE EATING COMPETITION (whoever slurps 12 oysters in the fastest time) and BEER SHUCKING CHAMPIONSHIPS sponsored by Bluepoint Brewing Company.

Download the Slurp Off Waiver (Please fill this out and bring to the event to save time)

Download the Beer Shucking Waiver (Please fill this out and bring to the event to save time)

Admission is free, as are complimentary chef demo tastings; menu items and beverages priced per item by consumption.  For information call 212-490-6650 or email info@oysterbarny.com.

The Grand Central Oyster Frenzy is the grand finale of New York Oyster Week (September 21-29), a celebration of the benevolent bivalve, loved and consumed by so many New Yorkers. These delicious creatures have fed our bodies, cleaned our waters, powered our libidos and inspired us for eons. In the third week of September, we regale the noble oyster and its history in the culture, cuisine, economy and ecology of New York.

 

Who: Oyster Bar executive chef Sandy Ingber, the “Bishop of Bivalves,” is host; Professional shuckers including six-time champion Luis Iglesius; Chef demonstrations and tastings headlined by Ben Pollinger, executive chef, Oceana, noted chef Rob McCue, and Matt Asen.

What: The 11th Annual Grand Central Oyster Frenzy presented by Blue Island Oyster Farms

When: SATURDAY, September 28, 2013; Time: 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm

Where: Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant, Lower Level, Grand Central Terminal 

Start:
June 19, 2013
End:
July 6, 2013
Phone:
212-490-6650
Address:
Lower Level, Grand Central Terminal
New York, NY 10017

Herring Event 2013

2013 Dutch Herring Festival

Please join us starting June 19, 2012 for about 3 weeks at The Grand Central Oyster Bar to enjoy the ‘silver from the sea’.

View Details
Start:
April 19, 2013 6:00 am
End:
April 19, 2013 11:00 pm
Phone:
212-490-6650
Address:
Lower Level, Grand Central Terminal
New York, NY 10017
Cost:
119.13

100th Birthday Party!

GRAND CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

100th BIRTHDAY PARTY

Friday, April 19, 2013

6:00 PM Cocktail Hour with Raw Bar & Passed Hors d’oeuvres
7:30-9:30 PM Dinner & Celebration

  • Buffet will feature fresh seafood & prime rib!
  • Open Bar and wine tastings throughout the night!
  • Prizes and Raffles!
  • Live Music!
  • 10 millionth oyster in Oyster Bar history will be served!

Chef Demonstrations

Download Flyer: GCOB_Centennial_Celebration

Buy Tickets

Start:
January 5, 2013 1:00 pm
End:
January 5, 2013 5:00 pm
Phone:
212-490-6650
Address:
Lower Level, Grand Central Terminal
New York, NY 10017

Happy Hour at Oyster Bar!

happyoysterART-(1)

The Happy Oyster Hour

Starting Jan 5, 2013

$1.25 oysters, $4 beers

$6 wines, $8 martinis, and appetizer specials.

Mon-Wed 4:30-7pm

Sat 1-5pm

In the Saloon and Lounge

Start:
November 2, 2012 8:30 pm
End:
November 2, 2012 11:00 pm
Phone:
212-490-6650
Address:
Lower Level, Grand Central Terminal
New York, NY 10017

Alzheimer’s Benefit

AlzheimersBenefit

A Benefit for Alzheimer’s Research

 

**DUE TO THE HURRICANE, THE BENEFIT FOR ALZHEIMER’s RESEARCH HAS BEEN POSTPONED. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR MORE INFORMATION.**

 

Celebrating the 99th Birthday of the Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant

Friday, November 2, 2012

Cocktails: 6:30 pm

Dinner & Awards: 7:30 pm

Seating Limited, Reserve Now!

Please download the invitation here.

 

Start:
September 29, 2012 12:00 pm
End:
September 29, 2012 6:00 pm
Phone:
212-490-6650
Address:
Lower Level, Grand Central Terminal
New York, NY 10017

10th Annual Oyster Frenzy 2012

mim12

Join Us at the 10th Annual Oyster Frenzy!

Saturday, Sept 29, 2012

View Details
Start:
June 6, 2012
End:
June 30, 2012
Phone:
212-490-6650
Address:
Lower Level, Grand Central Terminal
New York, NY 10017

Herring Event 2012

2012-herring-poster2

Please join us starting June 6, 2012 for about 3 weeks at The Grand Central Oyster Bar to enjoy the ‘silver from the sea’.

View Details
Start:
September 24, 2011 9:00 am
End:
September 24, 2011 6:00 pm

9th Annual Oyster Frenzy 2011

Join Us at the 9th Annual Oyster Frenzy!

Saturday, Sept 24, 2011

Meet, Greet & Eat

Special Guests To Be Announced

NYC’s #1 Shucking Contests
Music
Chef’s Demo’s
and so much more…

View Details