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Oysters. Where to go tonight?

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pulled pork May 7, 2010 06:30 AM

Got a hankering for some oysters and a date with my wife. Where to go? Anywhere in city is fine with us. A bit cozier than Grand central oyster bar would be nice.

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    RayP May 9, 2010 10:53 AM

    Shafers on 22nd or 23rd has a great slection too as does Fish on Bleecker..

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      crackpie May 9, 2010 10:02 AM

      so, where did you end up polled pork? i second Pearl (but then i love Pearl Oyster Bar) and for a date with wife Lure in Soho might be nice. Ed' Lobster Bar is not bad either but i recommend sitting at the bar, hate the seating area in the back

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      Pearl Oyster Bar
      18 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014

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        pulled pork May 13, 2010 06:49 AM

        Wife canceled the evening. Thanks for the info though.

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          pulled pork Sep 8, 2010 11:18 AM

          Crackpie, we are back on for a romantic date. Still suggesting Pearl or POB? I hear Fish on Bleecker rocks. Never been to Aqua grill and kinda thinking we should do the big date there for oysters, food and cocktails.

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            kathryn Sep 8, 2010 11:26 AM

            Pearl is closed for vacation right now, BTW. They'll re-open on Monday September 13th for dinner at 6PM. I love Pearl but I don't think it's very "date" like unless your wife likes crowds and potential long waits (and most parties of two get seated at a counter or bar-like area).

            Lure and Aquagrill would be more appropriate for a date but I think that for oysters and cooked food, Pearl is better.

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            Aquagrill
            210 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

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          nypeaches May 8, 2010 01:19 AM

          A few friends and I went to Ma Peche and they had 3 different oysters featured and each was more delectable than the next. Plus other great nibbles!

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          Ma Peche
          15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

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            bronwen May 7, 2010 11:17 AM

            No one mentions this place much but I like the raw bar - Docks.

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              bdachow May 7, 2010 07:31 AM

              Pearl is definitely cozy!

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              Pearl Oyster Bar
              18 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014

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                another_lau May 7, 2010 07:17 AM

                aqua grill has good and quite extensive selections. and to me almost anywhere is cozier than grand central oyster bar!

                1. tbear May 7, 2010 07:15 AM

                  Aquagrill is cozy, and has always had, in my epxerience, an excellent selection of fresh oysters. I also suggest trying the scallop terrine if it is being offered.

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                  Aquagrill
                  210 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

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