best oyster bar in toronto?
- cat May 11, 2006 12:08 PM
where to go for fresh raw oysters besides rodneys, starfish...somewhere affordable perhaps?
Pure Spirits Oyster House and Grill in the distillery district, as another option. I have had their oysters and they are quite good, OK selection, although certainly not cheap. It's probably not the best place in the city for oysters but I do love the distillery district, particularily in the summer. Patios, cold beer, some type of festival most weekends.
Smokless Joe (John St. between Spadina and Richmond) has very inexpensive and fresh raw oysters on certain nights of the week. Great mussels too!
I'm not sure which days they offer the oysters, but you can call ahead (416-728-4503) and ask.
Of course, the real draw of Smokeless Joe is the absolutely insane beer selection -- 8ish taps (all small-distribution, mainly local micros), and supposedly 250+ different bottled beers (although they may have cut this down, their list is still impressive).
Neither romantic nor spacious nor quiet (at least on Friday/Saturday), but I'd recommend it anyway!
I will issue my disclaimer first, I have never had oysters before, but I am very interested in trying them out, so I am happy to see the list of places here so that I can try them out.
But I am curious as to whether anyone has tried the Bluepoint Oyster bar on King in the entertainment district?