Monday, January 5, 2015

A Trip to Grand Central Oyster Bar

I didn't get into the city before Christmas as it just didn't work out for me with my schedule. I was able to pop in the day after, it wasn't too crowded which was fabulous. I met the wonderfully talented milliner, Ellen Christine, for a late lunch at Grand Central Oyster Bar. We met through twitter a few years ago, and she is one of the nicest ladies in the land! 
The oyster bar first opened in 1913, and was re-invented in 1974 by Jerome Brody. If you love seafood, this is the place to check out. I feel the prices are very reasonable, and what you receive is just so darn yummy! I love the red and white check tablecloth! 
Oyster Stew is one of the their special dishes of course. I love oysters, and I make my own fried ones at home. My Mom and I used to make an oyster stuffing with cornbread that was to die for! The juice gave the stuffing so much flavor. Here is the link for that recipe from my favorite grocery store, Wegmans, HERE
New England Clam Chowder is my favorite. When I was small, and on vacation with my parents, I asked for it for breakfast! My foodie personality started young, and the place brought it for me too! This one was really very good, lots of clams and very tasty! 
Oyster crackers are always needed in the oyster stew. 

Oysters Rockefeller are so darn tasty and with the spinach, you feel like you are eating healthy! 
An espresso to end your meal is always a good idea! 
The decor has been turned back to it's original state, just lovely. I am so glad this landmark restaurant was saved, and that we can still enjoy it in the new year of 2015. 
A shot of the very large lobster tank to the left! Lobster is not one of my fave seafood, but most fish, salmon, clams. shrimp, crab are very welcome in my tummy! 
A hot fudge sundae for dessert is very good for the soul! This one was so big it was easy to share! 

Have you eaten at the Grand Central Oyster Bar? Did you like it ? I actually took all these photos with my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and was very happy with their results. Sometimes at restaurants, I like to be quick and fast shooting, to not bother other diners, and my phone works real easy for me. 

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Ellen Christine with all her gorgeous creations!! 

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