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Shaffer City Oyster Bar & Grill - 74 Reviews - 5 W 21st St, New York, NY 10010, New York, NY - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 255-9827

Shaffer City Oyster Bar & Grill

5 W 21st St, New York, NY 10010
New York, NY 10010
(212) 255-9827
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I agree with what other says about the price, I feel $3 dollars per oysters are somehow expensive too. However I think if you are seafood lover, and addict to oysters, then you ha...


I went there for Valentine's Day and ordered scallops over polenta. There was so much salt and pepper over the whole dish that it was really unbelievable. I should have returned...

Put it out of it's misery 7/22/2010

Imagine if your great uncle had a restaurant. And the place is so outdated, so decrepit, reeking of moth balls.... This would be the place. From the decor to the food it is horrible. I almost imagine the dessert menu would have ribbon candy on it. I didn't stick around that long. No air conditioner, no food, and you don't eat oysters in 90 degree temperature. You will get immensely sick. For your health and sanity you need to stay away. Pros: it won't be long now. Cons: how much time do you have? more

Worst Oysters Around 6/23/2010

Went to Shaffer City for oysters. Picked up the menu and noticed that they were serving sub par oysters. Oysters from Virginia, known throughout the Oyster world as a dirty sub par oyster. CXannot believe that they would even put this on the menu, they cost about 20 cents each and they charge $3.00. Avoid this oplace at all costs,. the rest of the food is mediocre at best. Go to the Grand Central Oyster Bar for Oysters. And for god sakes don't make yourself sick on Virginias. Pros: None Cons: Obnoxious Owner, Rip Off more

Really amazing oysters! 5/30/2010

Ok, so the oysters are many and super fresh and extremely delicious, but alas really too expensive. The beers are great and the bartender really knows his stuff. I had the scallops - which were fine but nothing to write home about, with the mushroom risotto - which was very close to perfection aside from a tad too much salt. The mashed potatoes I wish I skipped because honestly I make them at home except much tastier and cheaper. The baked oysters with the spinach were phenomenal though. Do try those! Would come back for the happy hour! Pros: beer, oysters, service Cons: price more

Get a bit more than what you pay for... only during... 5/5/2010

Hopped in there with my buddy for some beer and oysters. It was happy hour! and we took advantage of that. Oysters are tasty, especially for 1.50 each during early times. beer is ok. waitress was friendly. I ordered clam chowder which was $9. It tasted like nothing. Campbell's soup might taste better. I looked around for other people's food, they looked plastic. My advise is, go there for some oysters and possibly some beer and wine during happy hour. but the full meal might not be worth your time or money. we each had three beers, which was half priced. and 8 oysters. and a soup. total came to be around $50. Can't really complain for the joint is in really center of the town.. I might go back later for more oysters, but won't be a regular. Pros: Happy hour Cons: generally pricy, tasteless food more

disappointing special occassion meal 3/27/2010

I went there for Valentine's Day and ordered scallops over polenta. There was so much salt and pepper over the whole dish that it was really unbelievable. I should have returned it but couldn't be bothered because of my company. I believe one would over salt to mask less than fresh seafood. As for the $3 oysters, in this economy, there are comparable seafood restaurants in the area that are offering $1 oysters at happy hour. Pros: low keyed atmosphere Cons: expensive more

Great time 3/22/2010

The prices are a bit steep but the food was really great. I guess this is a case of you get what you pay for. I really enjoyed eating there and will be back for certain. Pros: Delish food Cons: prices are a bit steep more

Worth to try it 11/16/2009

I agree with what other says about the price, I feel $3 dollars per oysters are somehow expensive too. However I think if you are seafood lover, and addict to oysters, then you have to go to Shaffer and at least taste their food one time. This place is worth to try it. more

Best Raw Bar 11/12/2009

I never had the clam and oysters are so Fresh, it just like they go down swimmingly! Shaffer is definitely the best raw bar in town. more

Amazing Oysters 11/5/2009

Before I went to Shaffer, I thought oyster is just Oyster, only one kind. However I never know there are so many different kinds of oysters from both the Atlantic and the Pacific. The oyster is $3 each, a little bit expensive, but the quality is really good. You never need to worry about any diarrhea problem, after you eat it. Well during their happy hours oysters are only $1.50 each, therefore I definitely will go back again with couple of my friends during that time. Pros: excellent quality of oysters, and seafood Cons: price, $3 per each oyster more

Great Seafood 10/26/2009

I went there for dinner with a friend. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The raw oysters were so fresh and delicious and our entrees were excellent more

Best Seafood In City 10/21/2009

If you are oyster Lover, and you really like to try different kinds of oysters then Shaffer City is your best choices. The quality of oysters is really good and fresh, you have no worries about diarrhea after you taste it. Going for happy hour is definitely a good idea because oysters are half off. A cold beer and some eats at Shaffer City is my favorite place after Work more

Excellent Seafood 10/14/2009

My friends and I went to Shaffer City last Saturday. It was our first time and we all like it. The place was great and they did have a huge selection of oysters. The raw oyster is very fresh therefore if you are a huge oyster fan, it is really nice for you to try everything. I definitely will go back to Shaffer again. more

Most quality of Oysters 10/7/2009

I love to eat raw oysters, and I always afraid to have oysters which are not fresh. I am very picky about the quality of raw oysters because the stale oysters make me puke and diarrhea all the time. I think the quality of raw oysters in Shaffer City is really good; I don’t have any bad feeling about their food. Shaffer City is my favorite restaurant in the City. more

Best Seafood, Great Services 9/27/2009

great place for seafood obviously but its just a nice place to dine in general. the service is good and the atmosphere is very conducive to a great dinner out more

Great place for lunch 8/27/2009

I went there for lunch as I saw they have a fixed price of $15 for lunch. The food was really good, it included a soup, a salad, some oysters, and an entree. I could barely finish the whole meal. more

oyster & shaffer love 7/22/2009

i love shaffers and i think the management there is amazing. ive been going there for years and the food is always fresh and the service is too. i would recommend going there for happy hour or a nice sit down dinner- either way you are in for a treat. oyster love. more

accomodating 7/2/2009

I think Shaffer City is sooo good! The food is FRESH! I like oysters but go there for the other food too. I have oysters as an apetiser and then my meal gets better and better from there. the service is great too. the waiters know about the menu and are very accommodating. more

Best Oysters 6/7/2009

I've never had a problem at Shaffer City! Since the first time I've gone I have experienced good service and fresh food. Happy hour for oysters and beer is the best there. more

Might be worst restaurant in city. 5/28/2009

The place is a living breathing health code nightmare. There was hair in the oysters and the manager was so disrespectful and condescending. I could go on and on about the terrible service but I will leave you with this image.... The manager took his grubby little fingers put them in my food to search for other things...thinking it was cute. My date was mortified and we left right away. Stay away and check out a more sterile environment. Pros: Happy Hour Cons: Worst service, dirty atmosphere, horrible manager. more

Delicious! 4/14/2009

I took my friends to Shaffer?s after work and the place is really nice. We had fresh food delivered to our table and the place looked really nice. more
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