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Favorite place(s) for oysters in Paris?

rmw555 Jan 24, 2010 09:21 AM

Whether super-swanky or hole in the wall ....

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  1. John Talbott Jan 24, 2010 11:21 AM

    Very best Utah Beaches at l'Ecailler du Bistrot
    Ambiance and Depardieu at Fontaine Gaillon
    Lotsa & more at Huitrier in the 17th
    Funky at Regis

    John Talbott

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      t14072 Jan 25, 2010 04:12 AM

      The mister and I loved Regis : delicious, briny, and big! Shrimp as well but that is about all. Well worth it if you love oysters.
      Baron Rouge on Sundays: funky scene, filled with lots of people, oysters, cheese, meats, and loud and fun. Near the market. But oysters only on Sunday.

      1. ChefJune Jan 25, 2010 06:33 AM

        Love L'Eclume in the 1ier. Definitely a hole in the wall.

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          John Talbott Jan 25, 2010 11:50 AM

          And the sound of the gulls is so cool!

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            rswatkins Jan 25, 2010 12:10 PM

            A strong second for this recommendation. Based on my last visit, they have officially changed to name to the more familiar "L'Ecume."

          2. PhilD Jan 25, 2010 11:04 AM

            Oysters are really plentiful in Paris with lots of brasseries, restaurants and seafood bars all delivering great options. It is probably a better question to ask: where would you avoid if you want to eat oysters? There will be a few (a very few) where they are not expertly shucked or freshly shucked, these will be the ones to avoid. For the others it depends on what style of place you seek.

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              purpleceline Jan 27, 2010 10:33 PM

              I second Le Baron Rouge. It's at the end of the fantastic Marche Aligre (Sundays only), which used to be Paris's cheapest farmers market, a number of years ago, and is still well-priced. Shop a bit and then stop for oysters and wine.

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                Jake Dear Jan 31, 2010 08:14 AM

                The oyster scene today (Sunday) at Baron Rouge was indeed funky, loud, crowded (well into the street -- some were using a tall garbage can as a table) and fun. And delicious. The hours seem to vary during the year, but I belive a sign today said it was open until 16:00?


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                  Delucacheesemonger Jan 31, 2010 09:47 AM

                  Marche Aligre is open every day but Monday on both the inside and outdoor sections. They close a bit early on Sundays , and is still one great place for varied and inexpensive vegetables.

                2. toitoi Jan 28, 2010 05:35 PM

                  Is HUITRERIE REGIS no longer open? It was at 3 rue de Montfaucon,

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                    Delucacheesemonger Jan 31, 2010 09:49 AM

                    Reopened in early November, renovation and/or closed for warm weather, still wonderful, and my go to choice but as Phil D said, most places are wonderful

                  2. toitoi Jan 30, 2010 01:17 PM

                    Here's a thread from the past.


                    1. Busk Jan 31, 2010 06:27 AM

                      I eat them at home bought from the young-ish vendor in the middle aisle at the Richard Lenoir market.

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                        souphie Jan 31, 2010 11:05 AM

                        I eat them at a brasserie because I like to follow with a big steak and a chocolat liégeois. Perfect Parisian brasserie dish, if you ask me.

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                          Busk Jan 31, 2010 05:05 PM

                          That happens from time to time as well...

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                            jock Feb 2, 2010 03:47 PM

                            what brasserie??

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                              souphie Feb 2, 2010 08:50 PM

                              Good question. Used to be La Rotonde but the last few times weren't great. But most brasseries are decent, especially if you stick to the basics.

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