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kpsquared Aug 27, 2007 12:56 PM

Hey, can you please recommend your favorite place to enjoy oysters in the city? Preferably a place with a fun, lively atmosphere. Thank you!

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    lilwalter Aug 27, 2007 06:00 PM

    Trax in Times Square is great and less expensive than most. Good selection of Local stuff to. Fish on Bleeker will give you a 1/2 doz. blue points and a beer for 8 bucks-pretty good. Oysterfest in Grand Central is coming in late Sept. Def. lively!

    1. steve h. Aug 27, 2007 05:50 PM

      shaffer city has the best oysters in the city.

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        guttergourmet Aug 27, 2007 05:55 PM

        You are correct sir!

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        pslopian Aug 27, 2007 04:29 PM

        I've always liked getting oysters at balthazaar.

        1. steeltowngrl Aug 27, 2007 01:53 PM

          Five Points on Great Jones has a happy hour special on oysters and martinis. Fun? Lively?... Maybe after a few martinis.

          1. LeahBaila Aug 27, 2007 01:03 PM

            Lure Fishbar!

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              nycgourmet Aug 27, 2007 01:02 PM

              Sitting at the bar at the Grand Central Oyster Bar is fun. The other 2 places that have the best & most extensive oyster selelction NYC are Aquagrill in Soho (Spring St. & 6th Ave.) and Shaffer City on 21st St. between 5th & 6th. Aquagrill is a livelier atmosphere. Shaffer City is more casual-- it has a beautiful wall-size aquarium behind the bar in the front room. All have huge selections of East & West coast oysters..

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                ccferg Aug 27, 2007 04:43 PM

                And at Aquagrill, try a few RI cherrystones or littlenecks with the oysters. (Cherrystones are bigger and I think preferable.) I'm a Rhode Islander, so I'm a bit partial on this matter. I love oysters, but I'd just die without my clams. (Plus, I think there's something to not eating oysters in months without the letter R in them. They just don't taste quite so nice in the summer.)

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                jsgjewels Aug 27, 2007 12:59 PM

                Aquagrill, best selection and best prices. Not really fun and lively by itself, but it's certainly in a fun and lively neighborhood.

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