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Best Oysters in Manhattan

Where to go for the best? Freshest, best atmosphere, best selection? Thanks in advance!

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  1. Freshest: Blue Ribbon and Balthazar
    Selection: Oyster Bar at GCS and Schaffer City
    Atmosphere: Depends on your mood...

    1. freshest? Fresh in Tribeca...i kid you not.

      shaffer city overall though.

      1. Aquagrill. Usually more than 25 varieties are available. Nice room. In spring, sit outside.

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        1. re: BernieMSY

          Or, in not so nice weather sit inside at the bar for $1 bluepoints at happy hour. Agreed though, they have a great overall selection and a nice vibe.

        2. Grammercy Tavern had some excellent oysters last night. Furthermore they offer "tastes" (more than half of a "full" glass) of champagne. Which is nice if you don't want to get completely sloshed before other courses come out. Marlow and Son's in Williamsburg has great oysters as well. Lure Bar in Soho had a decent selection.

          For more of a selections I would with halo's rec at Grand Central Station.

          1. Freshest and best selection:Shaffer City. If atmosphere really matters (it never does to me), then Aquagrill gets the nod as a close second in the previous categories in a nicer place.