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Opinions on two different NYC wine bar-hopping itineraries . . .

In order to shake off the end of a long and difficult legal ordeal, my significant other and I are planning to spend this Friday evening drinking wine and eating oysters (I know there are some of you out there who will tell me we should drinking beer or champagne, but let's leave that along for the moment!) Having the option to eat a few other things, would be terrific, and I thought it would be fun to check out a few different places over the course of the evening. I've come up with two different itineraries, in the interest of not having to travel too far between stops. We've been to none of these places, so I'd welcome anyone's thoughts . . .

#1
The Ten Bells
'inoteca
Public

#2
Mermaid Oyster Bar
VBar
'ino

Thanks in advance!

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'ino
21 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

'inoteca
98 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

The Ten Bells
247 Broome St, New York, NY 10002

Mermaid Oyster Bar
79 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

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  1. Take Mermaid and VBar off the list. Unworthy.

    Ten Bells
    'inoteca or 'ino
    Terroir

    That would be my recommendation if you're choosing 3.

    I also really like Il Posto Accanto and In Vino and Bar Jamon.

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    'ino
    21 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

    'inoteca
    98 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

    Bar Jamon
    125 E 17th St, New York, NY 10003

    In Vino
    215 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10009

    Il Posto Accanto
    190 E 2nd St, New York, NY 10009

    Terroir
    413 E 12th St, New York, NY 10009

    The Ten Bells
    247 Broome St, New York, NY 10002

    7 Replies
    1. re: gutsofsteel

      I think the OP's point of having oysters with wine is not do-able in Terroir. Although the request is kinda confusing because I don't know if oysters are availabe at 'inoteca.

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      Terroir
      413 E 12th St, New York, NY 10009

      1. re: RCC

        Yes, but they would be at a couple of the other places (mermaid or ten bells), so if we could have oysters at at least one stop, that would satisfy me.

        1. re: kleary2

          Then, +1 here on Terroir.

          For cheap very fresh good-quality oysters, you may want to go to Wild Edibles restaurant on 3 Ave.
          http://www.wildedibles.com/menu.cfm

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          Terroir
          413 E 12th St, New York, NY 10009

          1. re: RCC

            +1 on Wild Edibles. Very good fresh fish, relaxed atmosphere. I can't remember if I've ever had wine there, but I do remember that the beers I've had were good, interesting craft beer options that paired well with the fish.

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            Wild Edibles
            535 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

            1. re: ml77

              Wine list is short but interesting enough and very friendly to the seafood dishes that they offer. No top-of-the-line stuff, though. With oysters, I remember that they have an interesting Muscadet, Chablis and a Pinot Grigio by the glass. Very well priced, too.

          2. re: kleary2

            Then do Aquagrill at the bar, for sure, for the oysters and wine together.

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            Aquagrill
            210 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

        2. re: gutsofsteel

          Thanks so much, that's very helpful.

        3. For oysters and wine, I would think Blue Ribbon, Aquagrill and Mermaid Oyster Bar would be a good itinerary.

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          Aquagrill
          210 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

          Mermaid Oyster Bar
          79 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

          1. For West/Central Village, you could always do oysters at Pearl Oyster Bar, Jeffrey's Luncheonette, or Le Gigot. Then do wine at Otto, 'ino, 8th St Wine Cellar, Carmine Club Cafe.

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

            Le Gigot
            18 Cornelia Street, New York, NY 10014

            'ino
            21 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

            Carmine Club Cafe
            43 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014