$ 1.00 oyster happy hour in NYC.....Any such thing??
2 hounds from coastal Florida will be in the city for a week....June 15th to 23rd. We're aware of Grand Central, Pearl, and Famous OB's....is anyone doing what I've described?
Would like to stay in Manhattan, but would travel to Long Island City or Williamsport in order to satisfy the craving. I know that this is probably in other "boards", but didn't see it at first glance.
Anyway, thanx bunches to all that reply!K
Essex Restaurant, Nomad Restaurant, Fish Restaurant, Lure Fishbar ($1.50), The Ten Bells. There are tons, really. You may as well figure out what neighborhood you're going to be in and go from there.
I like Maison Premiere in Williamsburg as they have a great selection for a dollar BUT it gets VERY crowded, twice I went aroud 6 30 and was turned away. You would have to get there at 4 to get a seat.
Mermaid Inn (East Village) has happy hour with discounted drinks, apps and oysters for a dollar!
I went to Maison Premiere at 4 on several occasions last summer and there was already a line forming outside the locked door each time. I prefer to go to Mermaid Inn (EV). You don't necessarily have the broad selection of Maison Premiere, but there is a rotating selection and the staff are very friendly and helpful making recommendations.
Bobo also has an oyster happy hour, but I think they're just Malpeques. The fried oysters, however, are a thing of beauty.
There is Blue Ribbon on Fifth Avenue in Park Slope. They open at either 4 or 5, depending on the day of the week, and from opening until 6 PM they have oysters at $1.50 each and clams at $1.00 each. Both clams and oysters are expertly shucked (no shards of shell), and go well with a nice crisp white wine.
You could also try Cornelius, on Vanderbilt in Prospect Heights, also Brooklyn. They have an oyster happy hour every day when oysters are $1,00 each.
My wife and I prefer Blue Ribbon, despite the higher price, because of the quality of the oysters and clams and the clean shucking.
In Manhattan, I've had the oysters at Lure Fishbar during their oyster happy hour, $1.50 per oyster, and I thought they were great.