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I have a friend who was foolish enough to bet me ‘a dozen oysters’ that the Yankees would outlast the Sox in post-season.

He is offering the pay the debt this Sunday during the Patriots game (4:00). Please help me with some recommendations.

Criteria:

1. Money is no object. I need to hurt the dude for making such a stupid bet.
2. Easily accessible from downtown (I live at Tremont and Avery).
3. Oysters.
4. Has nice viewable HDTV with Pats game displayed. Sitting at the/a bar OK, perhaps even preferable.

Number one is very important, I do not want to be someplace with sawdust on the floor and a bunch of jamokes. I *am* a jamoke, but I don’t want to be hanging out with the likes of me.

How about Mooo? In the pic in the review in the Globe there appears to be a HDTV over the bar. Does Mooo have oysters? How does anyone learn anything about Mooo anyway, their website is very stealthy.

Any suggestions very much appreciated.

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  1. Great post, but man, I am stumped. All the places I can think of that might have decent oysters and HDTV are not really high-end places. (The conditions are somewhat of an oxymoron).

    Not sure about Mooo...but maybe KO Prime is more likely to have TVs, since it is in the Nine Zero hotel. I don't really have an answer there either.

    I think your best bet might be to get the dozen oyster treatment at Neptune pre-game, then head over to the sports bars near North Station for your quality viewing.

    1. I know that Legal is not a favorite on this board but they have excellent oysters and as far as I know their bars have big screen tvs. If high end is important you probably need to eat before the game at Neptune or B&G or some such place.Wherever you go- enjoy those oysters!

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      1. re: emilief

        How 'bout Eastern Standard? Are the screens over the bar big enough? Oysters pricey enough? Did he agree to buy the drinks, too?

        1. re: raddoc

          Eastern Standard is probably a good rec. Good oysters, great atmosphere, excellent bartending, and yes, TVs too.

          1. re: raddoc

            ESK only shows baseball on the TVs, IIRC - otherwise the TVs live behind mirrored doors.

        2. I'm pretty sure Finz in Salem has HDTV at the bar, you would need to call and check. Easily accessible by ferry or the train and definitely great oysters. Go for the Wasabi-Stoli Oysters - 6 for $13.99!

          1. The newly redone bar at Mortons will do the trick for you. It is:

            1) Extremely expensive
            2) Located at Boylston and Exeter, one block from the Copley green line stop
            3) Generally has good (if overpriced) oysters
            4) Is a great place to watch the game at the bar or a nearby booth

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            1. re: Gabatta

              According to their website the bar at Morton's doesn't open until 5:00pm on Sundays.

            2. Atlantic Fish Company on Boylston has great oysters, I don't know if they have a TV at the bar though. Neptune Oyster in the North End on Salem Street has at least a dozen varieties but again, not sure about the TV.

              What about Union Oyster House or B&G Oysters?

              I'd suggest calling about the TV part.

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              1. re: onefoodguy

                Neptune has a small TV at one corner of the bar. B&G doesn't have any, as I recall. The bar overlooks the kitchen area.