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fulloflife Jan 29, 2007 12:33 PM

Looking for the best raw bar in the city...

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    TruDiner Feb 5, 2007 12:41 PM

    The Oceanair Seafood Room is the best raw bar in the entire city. There are 2 or 3 others across the nation (hardly a chain). Oyster Happy Hour means all oysters on the half shell are 1/2 off. There will usually be at least a dozen varieties to choose from, shucked right at the raw bar, served on pans of ice with fresh shredded horseradish (not a creamy preperation), homemade mignonette, and lots of fresh lemon.

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    1. re: TruDiner
      dandelion Feb 6, 2007 09:02 AM

      According to their website, there are 12 locations, soon to be 13. But I won't argue that it's a great choice for oysters.

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      lara Feb 5, 2007 09:58 AM

      It's a chain, and it's from the midwest, no less, but I've always had great oysters at Oceanaire on 7th and Olive.

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        alki_chick Jan 30, 2007 12:11 PM

        As already mentioned I agree with Elliott's Oyster House, the staff is well informed and about the oysters they have.

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          howard 1st Jan 30, 2007 09:47 AM

          on my first visit to the brooklyn, there was a small problem which the management handled by offering me a voucher for a free meal - some time later, when i used the voucher, there was, sadly, yet another (different) problem but this time i was told - by on onsite partner, no less! - to get out and not come back - a dictum with which i have been happy to comply

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            MichaelG Jan 29, 2007 02:53 PM

            I always wondered about the Brooklyn. Is it any good?

            1. suppergirl Jan 29, 2007 01:59 PM

              Although a bit touristy, I am fairly partial to Elliott's Oyster House (Pier 56) as it is a consistent, quick and friendly place to go. The staff are also very well informed considering the variety of oysters they offer.

              I've also heard good things about the ceviche and poke being served at Seastar in Bellevue, but I've never been: http://www.seastarrestaurant.com/

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                mrnelso Feb 4, 2007 07:26 PM

                The "Oyster Happy hour" is great. Starts at 3:00, with fifty-cent oysters. They go up in price 20 cents each half hour, so go early and get a couple dozen.

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