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Lamaranthe Nov 19, 2005 03:26 PM

I would walk miles and miles to find and eat good fresh oysters, but they would have to be the very best.
Is Oyster Boy the place where I should rush, before going anywhere else?

Please, tell me.

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    George W. RE: Lamaranthe Nov 19, 2005 04:38 PM

    There are a few very good oyster houses in Toronto - each has its supports. My preference is Starfish at 100 Adelaide East.

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      penelope RE: George W. Nov 19, 2005 08:50 PM

      I would agree... Starfish is my choice restaurant for oysters. oyster boy is in my immediate neighbourhood and i wouldn't have any issues going there (quality oysters, good food), however if i want a great oyster night, i would choose to go to starfish.

      i find that oyster boy is a good choice, however, if the company you're going for dinner with isn't a fan of oysters. they have a pretty extensive cooked food menu.

      oyster boy has a good queen west environment - casual and younger, whereas starfish is a little more business-man...

      hope this helps.

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        pinstripeprincess RE: penelope Nov 21, 2005 08:23 AM

        while i do always see business men there, i think that starfish caters to a wide variety of personalities and that's why i enjoy it.

        the same night i was taking my younger sister (we're both below 25) there were business men, grandparents, women having a girl's night out and couples.

        the setting is so cozy but at the same time the servers are there to make sure you're having a good time. it's great for everyone and feels personal no matter what the occasion.

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      Charles RE: Lamaranthe Nov 19, 2005 09:22 PM

      For quality of food (oysters, appertizers, entrees especially the fish and even desserts), STARFISH should win hands down. Easy!! In my previous postings, I also mentioned about trying to dine there on a Thursday or Friday since they'll be getting the French Belons and Fin de Claire as well as the Irish Galways on those days.

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        funfoodie RE: Lamaranthe Nov 20, 2005 09:10 PM

        Starfish is much better! Skip Oyster Boy!

        1. andreas RE: Lamaranthe Feb 9, 2007 06:31 AM

          I like Oyster Boy for fun casual dining, and living close by scores for convenience. The oysters are good, the service is knowledgeable.

          The food, other than oysters, at Starfish is, in my opinion, in a different league to Oyster Boy. Oyster Boy is good and solid, but Starfish can be excellent.

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            lovegoodfood RE: Lamaranthe Feb 10, 2007 07:52 PM

            It's been a while since I've been to Oyster Boy. I've always enjoyed the food; funky ambience; friendly wait staff. What I don't like is the noise level. It's impossible to have a conversation because the noise level is so high. I stopped going because it just wasn't fun anymore. Haven't tried Starfish. Maybe next oyster craving....

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