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So where can i find good and not ridiculous prices raw oysters?

DarthEater Feb 24, 2008 07:45 PM

I don't want to get a stomach ache. Anywhere in Manhattan but I'm open to outer boroughs as well (shh).

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    theannerska Feb 24, 2008 10:32 PM

    Check out Lure Fishbar, my favorite for oysters in the city -- I've heard great things about the regular menu but I've only been for their daily happy hour, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. $1 oysters/clams.

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    1. re: theannerska
      PhishFoodie Feb 25, 2008 09:24 AM

      I was going to suggest Lure too- they are $1 during happy hour and i don't think that much otherwise. I'm not an oyster lover but enjoy them there.

      Also at Ed's Lobster Bar- i think they are around $2-3 for some. I had a great shellfish sampler there recenlty- and enjoyed the oysters a lot too.

      I'm not sure what a not ridiculous price for oysters is though, because I rarely eat them.

    2. JungMann Feb 25, 2008 06:51 AM

      I often get oysters from the Lobster Place at Chelsea Market. Oysters hover somewhere around $1 and can be shucked and served on ice for your consumption in the market.

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        2slices Feb 26, 2008 03:48 PM

        woh good to know! thx

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        cidonie Feb 25, 2008 10:55 AM

        I go to Fish- Bleecker and Jones - 12-7p - 6 oysters and a drink for $8 You have to ask for cocktail sauce though - they usually serve it with a mignonette and a wasabi sauce.


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          Simon Feb 25, 2008 10:32 PM

          i wouldn't recommend Fish...my dining companion got a rotten oyster (maybe forgivable barely) and then rotten attitude when we mentioned it to the waiter and manager (unforgivable). While some posters here like it, the general rudeness of the management and many bad experiences have been well-documented.

          1. re: Simon
            fishermb Feb 26, 2008 05:54 AM

            I much prefer Lure to Fish. Fish is dark, usually kind of empty, and not always the friendliest service. Lure is a fun place that has a good crowd during happy hour.

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          foodwhisperer Feb 26, 2008 06:47 AM

          acqua grill on spring st. many varieties of oysters, Oyster Bar at grandcentralstation that's the only place i've ever seen Belon oysters. and the oyster stew is their specialty

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            2slices Feb 26, 2008 03:49 PM

            great place but NOT a bargain

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              jdf Feb 26, 2008 03:53 PM

              Maybe not a bargain, but on par or cheaper than most restaurants , I think. Also, $1 Bluepoints at the bar during Happy Hour are a great deal.

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            xigua Feb 26, 2008 07:09 AM

            What about Wild Edible's restaurant not too far away from Grand Central Station?
            An pretty good selection of oysters at $2/ piece, or a choice of 6 with 3 flights of wine/beer for $15.


            Wild Edibles
            535 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

            1. Sophia. Feb 26, 2008 08:30 AM

              I haven't tried it yet, but Provence has an oyster-and-champagne happy hour every day from 5-7pm. $2 oysters and $6 champagne...I should get on that.

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                gekko Feb 26, 2008 07:00 PM

                Without a doubt, go to Shaffer City Oyster Bar.


                Jay Shaffer is an "oyster sommelier" and provides a fantastic dining experience.


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                1. re: gekko
                  MMRuth Feb 27, 2008 04:05 AM

                  I just read in the paper this morning that he's closed for a week or so for renovations.

                2. bigmackdaddy Feb 27, 2008 04:12 AM


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