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Best Raw Bar

Dillonger Jun 23, 2005 10:27 AM

Hi Chowies! Looking for the best raw bar in town.
Hopefully Midtown but, have craving will travel.
I really need oysters!...Thanks to all.

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    kendra Jun 23, 2005 11:01 AM

    aquagrill in the west village!

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    1. re: kendra
      MMRuth Jun 23, 2005 11:22 AM

      I would search the board - there have been a lot of postings on this subject.

      1. re: MMRuth
        sam Jun 23, 2005 12:36 PM

        id like to mention that the raw bar at sea grill was puny and weak and way overpriced considering what you get.

        1. re: MMRuth
          john Jun 23, 2005 12:37 PM

          I have to say Shaffer City on West 21st. Was there last night and they had an excellent selection of east and west coast oysters. The long island ones were excellent, as were the Fanny Bay from BC.

          1. re: john
            Steve H. Jun 23, 2005 03:16 PM

            Also went to Shaffer City last night (after the Yankee game). I asked Shane for a selection of Pacific oysters and he came up with two each of Kumimotos, Fanny Bays, Chincoteagues (sp?), Roy Miyagis, Hama Hamas and Cortez. Wife paired her oysters with a delicious Villa Maria SB. I went with gin. It was all good.

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              ivie Jun 23, 2005 03:37 PM

              yep. agree. enjoy the oysters at shaffer city.

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        Edie Jun 23, 2005 11:34 AM

        Grand Central Station Oyster Bar is a great place in Midtown to sate your oyster craving.

        Link: http://bunrab.com/yummychow/MetroMenu...

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        1. re: Edie
          MM Jun 23, 2005 12:28 PM

          I'm sorry, but I have to disagree. When a friend and I went to The Oyster Bar in Grand Central, we got a sampling of oysters and, while some of them were just OK, a couple had clearly gone bad.

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          tspinns Jun 27, 2005 05:56 PM

          Hands down it's the happy hour at McCormic and Schmick on 52nd in Midtown. .50 cent oysters--THE SAME AS THE ONES IN THE OYSTER BAR THAT COST $1.85 to $2.20. Two drink min, at the bar only between 3:30 and 6:30 clams too

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          1. re: tspinns
            jungirl Jan 12, 2007 04:38 AM

            just went recently. now it's $1 per oyster. :(

          2. guttergourmet Jan 12, 2007 11:11 AM

            I remember debating this years ago against Nina W. on this board (what ever happened to her?). She always preferred AquaGrill which is my no.2 to my no. 1, Shaffer City, which for some reason (which I never understood) she didn't like. I guess I win.

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              Sweatshirt Guy Jan 16, 2007 05:27 PM

              Balthzar has amazing oysters! I eat oysters all the time and I really think they are the best in Manhattan.

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