good places in MSP for raw oysters
Is there any place I can trust in Minneapolis for a good raw oyster? I recently had some in Boston that were to die for.
Given the phrasing of the question, perhaps start with the tried-and-true:
Coastal Seafoods, if you're buying them to serve at home.
Oceanaire Seafood Room, if you're making an occasion of it.
Sea Salt Eatery, although it's closed for the season.
Sea Salt Eatery
4801 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417
74 Snelling Ave S, St Paul, MN 55105
Oceanaire Seafood Room
1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403
2330 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
In no particular order (as I'm not an oyster authority of any kind):
McCormick & Schmick's
When they're open, Sea Salt Eatery has them as well. (April - November)
(Looks like KTFoley and I were typing at the same time except she's thoughtful enough to provide the place links)
Are you asking where to purchase for home consumption or restaurants? I think everyone has already covered the biggies
Oceanaire for sure, best selection.
Stella's has had great fresh hama hama's and other west coast varieties. Not a fan of much else there though.
Lurcat generally has 3 or 4 varieties per night, at least one east coast variety
Origami, Nami, several other sushi places I would trust
Vincent almost always has oysters on the menu
The raw bar at Salut has been consistant
Places where oysters are on the menu occasionally: Alma, Fugaise, Cosmos, Cucina, I know I am forgetting some. I'll tell you I miss the Kumamoto oysters @ Auriga, they had a little micro shaved thing on top that was perfect.