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gtvlad Jun 21, 2010 04:17 AM

On a recent trip to Boston began for the first time to eat and enjoy oysters. Liked having the choice to try oysters from different areas also. Looking for an option like this in Manhattan suggestions please!!

  1. Veggo Jun 21, 2010 04:24 AM

    How about.....the Oyster Bar. Downstairs in Grand Central. Easily the most varieties of oysters under one roof, unless there's a place I don't know about. Ordering a mixed dozen of 4 types is a fun way to compare/ contrast.

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      gutsofsteel Jun 21, 2010 04:51 AM

      Aquagrill is better.

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      Aquagrill
      210 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

      1. re: gutsofsteel
        MMRuth Jun 21, 2010 05:04 AM

        A lot more pleasant, too, in my opinion.

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          c oliver Jun 21, 2010 01:15 PM

          Wow, that looks amazing. 'Course I DO just love the atmosphere of the Oyster Bar at GC (in the back dining room).

      2. MMRuth Jun 21, 2010 04:41 AM

        Aquagrill, in Soho, usually has a wide selection of oysters.

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        Aquagrill
        210 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

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          Asumnuthin Jun 21, 2010 06:20 AM

          Kanoyama has a very good oyster selection at the back bar

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          Kanoyama
          175 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

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          johnindabronx Jun 21, 2010 10:16 AM

          The Oyster Bar is a New York Classic. While the atmosphere may be a bit sparse I still enjoy a cold beer and their always very fresh oysters. One high point is they always have a good selection of Long Island oysters the others often don't have. Local means fresher!

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            ManhattanLawyer Jun 21, 2010 01:12 PM

            Aquagrill is great. I also like the oyster selection at Lure, and during happy hour oysters are only $1.

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            Aquagrill
            210 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

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              chow_gal Jun 21, 2010 02:22 PM

              I love the raw bar selections at Balthazar.

              1. loratliff Jan 21, 2011 08:39 AM

                Fish (on Bleecker Street) has their Red,
                White & Blue Special: six Blue Point oysters and a glass of red or white wine or a can of PBR for $8. It's the best deal in the city.

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                  AdamD Jan 21, 2011 09:12 AM

                  http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/760797

                  for my take on the GCOB
                  one of my favorite NYC places spend time

                  And I have to disagree with you about the fried clams.

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