2. Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant (est. 1913)

Oyster Bar in Grand Centra;

When Grand Central Terminal‘s anchor restaurant was first established, it was a little behind on New York’s oyster craze. It caught up. It’s perfected the oyster, and now serves 140 seafood dishes. If you don’t like fish (you’re down to a selection of 5 dishes), come for the magnificent ceiling.

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9 thoughts on “14 Vintage NYC Restaurants, Bars and Cafes

  1. Mont D’Or, a great neighborhood restaurant at 255 E. 48th St. Used to make the short hike there from Beekman Place, where I lived with my parents in the 1950’s. Gone, like most of the dependable nearby restaurants, where you could enjoy a decent … no outstanding meal … without paying an arm and a leg for it. Millennials just don’t “get it.”

  2. Fantastic list!! I ate at Sardis years agoat midnight, the latest Ivs ever eaten dinner at a restaurant. Going to share this list with my son who lives in Brooklyn so he can go to them all!! #NYCGems

  3. La Guli Pastry Shop
    29-15 Ditmars Blvd
    Astoria, NY 11105
    Neighborhood: Astoria

    (718) 728-5612
    This is a wonderful old fashioned pastry shop with all the original decor and great pastries

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