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Oysters & a TV?

Hi CHers!

I hate to admit it, but I'm a looooong time lurker on this Board. However, I've vowed to start posting and reviewing more often, especially to make up for how much time I spend reading everyone else's thoughts. So, thanks to all the regulars -- I've eaten very well for a long time because of you!

Moving on...I have a conundrum.

I need to find a place downtown (financial, downtown x-ing, near Park) that serves oysters with some yummy, crisp white wine options (perhaps champagne??), but also has a TV! A friend is visiting from the Midwest with a serious hankering for oysters (can't blame her) but who also needs to watch the NFL draft for work reasons. We'll likely sit at the bar and linger for a while, gossiping, of course.

We'll be in downtown crossing and can stay there (maybe Marliave?), but if the options don't make sense, we'll hop on the Red to head home and perhaps grab a seat at the bar of either Foundry or Russell House. She'll be toting her rolly luggage around too, in case we needed another wrench thrown in...

Any thoughts very welcomed! Thanks!

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  1. The bar at a Legal Seafoods might work. I don't know what their wine options are like, but I've always found their oysters dependable.

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    1. re: emannths

      legal's has an excellent wine program and very fair pricing.

    2. "Needs to watch the NFL draft for work reasons." A problem I wish I could have a thousand times over.

      1. I think you probably want to find a place with two TVs. The Sox are sure to get priority over the NFL draft at any reasonable bar.

        And if you're concerned about round 2 on Friday, there's a chance of Bruins hockey, too.

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        1. re: Fly

          The draft will be competing against the Sox, the Celtics and a NHL playoff game on Thursday.

        2. Marliave was my first thought--the bar is never too crowded or loud, so it's good for catching up.

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          1. re: LeoLioness

            Does Marliave have a TV? Don't remember one.

            1. re: Bob Dobalina

              Yes, right over the bar. Though I forgot about the other games on TV and they just have the one set, so I take back my suggestion.

          2. Thanks Fly...totally forgot to consider the other sports schedules. We'll definitely set the DVR at home and now probably need to consider a place with 2-3 TVs...and reliable oysters? Whew, this is a tough one.