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Jan 9, 2009 06:17 AM

Oysters for a first timer?

Where should I take someone for their first ever oyster experience?While I don't care for Legals I do like their wine flight specifically for oysters-I really want to show him the whole experience. Just please no Fanueil Hall suggestions.

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    1. re: Richard Hurts

      ditto. oyster nirvana and wines thoughtfully selected to match the menu.

      last few times i had oysters at legal's they were awful, same with mccormick's. lots of folks will chime in for b&g, but i'm a hater.

      1. re: kokkonen

        cool atmosphere at the oyster bar, but a very limited selection.

        1. re: kokkonen

          Re: Union, only at the Oyster bar itself, not at the tables.

          I am also a fan of East Coast Grill.

        2. I think you should go with legal. Regardless of opinion on the food generally, almost everyone agrees that their oysters are great and the wine choice and prices are excellent. Also, alot easier to get into than Neptune- pparking and crowd wise.

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          1. re: emilief

            agreed about the legal wine list (although i'm sorry, i liked their previous buyer's lists better than the current ones from sandy block), however, i've given up ordering oysters there because the last few times were dreadful, both at kendall and park square.

            1. re: hotoynoodle

              We usually have oysters in Chestnut Hill and Framingham so I can;'t speak to kendall or park square.

          2. I have to agree with MC slim JB that Summer Shack (alewife) does a good oyster. If your first-timer is hesitant, I have always liked the summer shack oyster shooter - oyster, cocktail sauce and vodka in a shot glass. It is essentially the same as vodka/cocktail sauce in taste and consistency (eg. the oyster is almost undectable) but I do think it is a nice introduction for the squeamish.

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