John Dory Oyster Bar

New York

The second of April Bloomfield's restaurants in the Ace Hotel, John Dory Oyster Bar has all the pre-requisites of a great raw bar: shellfish platters, oysters from the East and West coasts, crudo, chilled crab, and cold-poached lobster. What really sets it apart from the rest of New York's oyster bars, though, is the decor. The dining room looks like a high-end seafood shack with fish wall art, cone shell door knobs, and a center shucking station.