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Aug 18, 2011 08:44 AM

Seeking: Oysters and wine/beer in PS

Need to find bar or restaurant with quality oysters, good wines by the glass, good selection of craft beers, relatively low noise level and...reasonable price. Park Slope and vicinity. Let's hear your recommendations, hounds.

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  1. How about Blue Ribbon? They have an oyster/clam special from opening until 6:30 each day. Oysters are $1.50 each and clams are $1.00 each. The oyster shucker is one of the best -- no shards of shells and the oyster/clam meat fully separated from the shell. BR has multiple wines by the glass and a selection of draft beers. Very hard to beat this special, IMO.

    Blue Ribbon Brooklyn
    280 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

    1. Mary's Fish camp should fit the bill.

      Brooklyn Fish Camp
      162 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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      1. re: phuh3

        Disagree. Have consistently been disappointed by the oysters at bklyn fish camp. And it's expensive. Try blue ribbon or sidecar.

        Sidecar Bar & Grill
        560 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

        Blue Ribbon Brooklyn
        280 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

        1. re: brickscoli

          Concur with your thoughts on Mary's.

        2. re: phuh3

          Last time I had clams and oysters at Brooklyn Fish Camp, there were a lot of bits of shell in it.

        3. Blue Ribbon was my first thought, and probably the best rec. Another slightly lower-brow option might be sheep station. I've had some very nice oysters there, and they have a decent selection of beers on tap. I guess they have wine too, but I'm not sure of the quality.

          1. Another vote for Blue Ribbon here. Although they are on the high end of price in Park Slope. If you're willing to look at a nearby neighborhood, Olea in Fort Greene has oysters / wines / beers / cocktails, is cheaper than blue ribbon and is a very comfortable space.

            171 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

            1. Even better, go a little farther to CORNELIUS in Prospect Heights (Vanderbilt near Dean Street)...$1.00 oysters all the time and $2.00 Schoenling's Little Kings in cans.

              The regular menu's got much worthy fare and the fries can't be beat.

              565 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

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              1. re: Mike R.

                I've had pretty consistently bad experiences with the food/menu at Cornelius, but I'd agree that for the OP's post - their drinks & oysters prices are pretty great. And the space is definitely nice.

                1. re: ANin

                  So, I was the OP and we went to Blue Ribbon before 6:30 and had a dozen oysters for $1.50 each. They were fresh and satisfyingly briny. A muscadet was a perfect match. Bartender was personable and generous. Shucker was a fine man.

                  Blue Ribbon Brooklyn
                  280 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

                  1. re: famdoc

                    I'm glad you ended up at a place you enjoyed!

                    1. re: famdoc

                      Very glad you enjoyed it. My wife and I go often and we always enjoy it.

                      People don't seem to order the clams much, but they're a treat, especially at a buck. My wife was not for ordering the clams the first time we went, but I managed to prevail (a rare event). Now I notice she goes for the clams before she has an oyster. Try a half dozen one time and see.

                      Anyway, glad you enjoyed it.