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Favorite place(s) for oysters in Paris?

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  1. Depends:
    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
    http://johntalbottsparis.typepad.com/...

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

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        1. re: ChefJune

          And the sound of the gulls is so cool!

          1. re: ChefJune

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

          2. 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.

            1. 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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              1. re: purpleceline

                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?

                Jake

                1. re: purpleceline

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

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                  1. re: toitoi

                    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. Here's a thread from the past.

                    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/512735

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

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                      1. re: Busk

                        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.

                        1. re: souphie

                          That happens from time to time as well...

                          1. re: souphie

                            what brasserie??

                            1. re: jock

                              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.