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Seeking: Oysters and wine/beer in PS

famdoc Aug 18, 2011 08:44 AM

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. BrookBoy RE: famdoc Aug 18, 2011 09:07 AM

    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

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      phuh3 RE: famdoc Aug 18, 2011 10:43 AM

      Mary's Fish camp should fit the bill.

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

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        brickscoli RE: phuh3 Aug 21, 2011 09:03 PM

        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

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          ShanDeez RE: brickscoli Aug 21, 2011 09:08 PM

          Concur with your thoughts on Mary's.

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          Miss Needle RE: phuh3 Aug 22, 2011 11:04 AM

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

        3. egit RE: famdoc Aug 18, 2011 12:18 PM

          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.

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            ANin RE: famdoc Aug 18, 2011 12:37 PM

            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

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              Mike R. RE: famdoc Aug 18, 2011 03:27 PM

              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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                ANin RE: Mike R. Aug 22, 2011 08:42 AM

                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.

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                  famdoc RE: ANin Aug 22, 2011 09:42 AM

                  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

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                    ANin RE: famdoc Aug 22, 2011 12:43 PM

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

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                      BrookBoy RE: famdoc Aug 24, 2011 10:59 AM

                      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.

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                  dolya RE: famdoc Aug 23, 2011 01:57 PM

                  maison premiere is excellent - my husband and i tried it 2 weeks ago at 2am and it was still packed. THey are open late for that late night snack - and the bar is great!

                  Maison Premiere
                  298 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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                    brickscoli RE: dolya Sep 2, 2011 08:59 PM

                    Not PS

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