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gonefission Nov 10, 2010 12:10 PM

My wife and I will be in Paris over Christmas and NYE, and we want to eat a lot of oysters. I've heard mention on this board that you can buy oysters at fish markets or certain restaurants, and they will prepare them for you to take to go. Is this right? Are these usually ordered days in advance, or on the spot?

We will be staying in the 14th, and would love to try a number of oyster / seafood platters. Can you recommend the best markets that will be open? And the best eateries for a sit-down experience of oysters?

In fact, any oyster-related advice is appreciated!

Thank you everyone for your help.

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  1. Parigi RE: gonefission Nov 10, 2010 12:46 PM

    "Are these usually ordered days in advance, or on the spot?"

    For NYE they are orderd at least 1 week in advance.

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      John Talbott RE: Parigi Nov 14, 2010 10:56 AM

      "Are these usually ordered days in advance, or on the spot?"

      For NYE they are orderd at least 1 week in advance.

      See, you do live in a toney area; not over the Mount; here it's the same day, all day, same guys, just more of them.

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        Parigi RE: John Talbott Nov 14, 2010 12:35 PM

        Even the week before NYE, okkkkkkay.

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          John Talbott RE: Parigi Nov 14, 2010 12:44 PM

          You've gotta go slumming Par.

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      vielleanglaise RE: gonefission Nov 10, 2010 12:52 PM

      It's a bit of a schlep from where you're staying, but I like Garnier opposite the Gare St Lazare. I also like Pleine Mer on the rue de Chabrol. Both of these have been written up on these boards.

      It's easy to buy oysters to take home too. Given notice (it takes time to open the critters) most independent fishmongers will prepare seafood platters to take home. You can also buy an oyster knife and open them yourself. I'm not an expert on the 14th, but I'm sure somebody will write on here who is.

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        RandyB RE: vielleanglaise Nov 11, 2010 09:41 PM

        If you want them open, some sellers want you to bring your own platter.

      2. mangeur RE: gonefission Nov 14, 2010 01:34 PM

        For a sitdown, La Cagouille’s sister restaurant, L’Uitr (1 place Falguière, 15e; Tel. 33/1-47-34-12-24) is said to offer some of the best prices around.

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