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Good raw bar and good wine by the glass list

misnatalie Jun 11, 2009 05:38 PM

Going out with 2 friends this Saturday or Sunday night and am looking for someplace with both a good raw bar and a fairly decent offering of wines by the glass. Houston to the 40's East or West but prefer West unless below 14th st. Price not an issue but needs to be either not crazy crowded on a Saturday night or open on a Sunday night. Any suggestions?

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    RCC Jun 11, 2009 05:41 PM

    Blue Ribbon has a good raw bar. The wines by the glass are pretty decent.

    1. il Trifulau Jun 11, 2009 06:21 PM

      Below Houston, but Giorgione's raw bar is every bit as good as Aquagrill's and their Italian wine list is very well done.
      A dozen east coast oysters with a glass of prosecco puts me in the right frame of mind.

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        picklesister Jun 11, 2009 11:48 PM

        Aquagrill is hands down the best bet. On any given night they have 20 or so different selections of oysters, and great value wines by the glass. Blue Ribbon is good but tiny and you'll have trouble getting a seat. Mermaid Inn is awesome and so is Jack's Luxury Oyster Bar, but the nightly selections will be limited to just a few choices.

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          JungMann Jun 12, 2009 06:25 AM

          Aquagrill is probably a good bet for Sunday. Blue Ribbon is going to be packed and Lure is always a scene, though the SoHo Stroll will likely steer more patrons toward their smallish space this weekend than usual.

        2. LeahBaila Jun 12, 2009 04:47 AM

          Lure Fishbar...Great raw bar + fantastic wine selection.

          www.thelunchbelle.com

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            eeee Jun 12, 2009 07:11 AM

            Consider Desnuda in the East Village as well: http://www.desnudany.com/menu.php

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              misnatalie Jun 12, 2009 01:54 PM

              This places looks very interesting. I'm a huge fan of Aquagrill and looking for someplace new.

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            redbecca Jun 13, 2009 07:00 AM

            Blue Water Grill on Union Square is always pleasant. If you're looking for old school and classic you can' t go wrong with the Grand Central Oyster bar.

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