The John Dory Oyster Bar – Opening November 1st

September 10, 2010 § Leave a comment

Photo: Tina Phillips /

As promised, here is your John Dory update as of October 26th.  And the news is good.


Chef April Bloomfield and partner Ken Friedman are set to open The John Dory Oyster Bar  in The Ace Hotel, at the corner of 29th and Broadway, where they also run the always-busy Breslin, on Monday, November 1st.  New York Magazine‘s Grub Street Blog has just posted the news along with a sampling of the menu.  The NY Mag listing includes the address and phone number for the yet-to-open eatery.   The wait appears to be over.


For a little more detail, Metromix New York has this to say:

After abruptly shuttering upscale seafood spot The John Dory last year, April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman are back at it with more oysters and less aquariums, this time at the uber-hip Ace Hotel. Diners can look forward to nibbling house-cured anchovies with sea salt and butter, pickled oysters and lots and lots of fresh seasonal mollusks: Pemaquid, Wellfleets, Miyagis, Olympias and the list goes on.

NBC New York’s Feast blog was given a sneak peak at at the work-in-progress.  Check out the site for their take for photos of the construction and their take on the soon-to-open eatery (they too peg it at mid-October).

John Dory Oyster Bar Window – October 9th

I, for one, can’t wait.  And, given the interest in this topic, many of you can’t either.


But, alas, there is another update from New York Magazine, posted online on September 26th.  They’ve published a profile of April Bloomfield, “Of Pig Snouts and Headcheese: April Bloomfield taught us to eat everything.”  It’s part of their Who Runs New York? issue.  In the article, author Lisa Taddeo reports that the John Dory Oyster Bar will open in early November.  Stay tuned…


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