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Elisa Davis Oct 19, 1999 11:42 PM

Besides the Oyster Bar, can someone recommend a good place for oysters and clams on the half-shell with good beer options for washing them down? Relative proximity to Penn Station is a plus but not essential.

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    MU Oct 20, 1999 09:54 AM

    Pearl Oyster Bar on Cornelia. Not so close to Penn Station, but worth the walk/train/cab ride. Two blocks from W 4th subway station. It's teensy, though, and you'll probably have to sit at the bar.

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      Liza Oct 20, 1999 10:59 AM

      Not near Penn Station, but seriously terrific oysters are at Aquagrill on Spring St. at the corner of 6th Avenue. Great selection and a staff that knows what to recommend. I always go for the extra-creamy Evening Cove.
      Decent selection in the outer borough - not anywhere near Penn St. but what the heck - Lundy's in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.

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        Michael Oct 20, 1999 11:28 AM

        The two other responses are excellent choices but you can also do ok at the Blue Water Grill in Union Square. Usually 3-4 different types of oysters to choose from. Don't know about the beer, but it's a pretty busy bar scene so it ought to be fine.

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