Food

The Most Things About Oysters

The Best Bivalve Guide You’ll Read Today

B089fa74380a81c3dd25b797fa1f0b14
Soon enough, the word “brine” will start dancing in your head. You’re going to have this compulsion for longer lunches. You’ll have this yearning to hold a tiny fork.

The explanation is: oyster season.

So before we get to UrbanDaddy’s exhaustive Oyster Guide, we thought we’d give you a quick situational guide to bivalve consumption in our fair city. Here’s that:

For dates: Upholstery Store

For even datier dates: Virgola

For a scene: Sel Rrose

For the best backyard in town, and juleps: Maison Premiere

For a waterfront view: Pier A Harbor House

For being on a roof: Catch

For those willing to go to a charming suburb: Saltaire

For the classic:
Grand Central Oyster Bar, obviously. Also home of the heaviest-handed martini in town.

But about the Oyster Guide: you should really know just what the hell you’re getting into, so we went way too far and created a collection of oyster-related things, including tips on the nine varieties you should be asking for right now, photos of oysters that will necessitate you resisting the urge to eat your screen and an etymology of the word “merroir” for you to study.

That’ll impress the hell out of your waiter.

Elsewhere on the Daddy

More Food in New York