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A French bistro, Marvin in Los Angeles shucks a market selection of oysters that pair perfectly with its killer bubbly, white wine and beer selection.
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The Dawson in Chicago offers an amazing assortment of seafood, including oysters with a mignonette and an albacore tuna ceviche with fresno chile and sunchoke (a type of artichoke).
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No meal at The Merchant in Boston is complete without diving into its raw bar, which includes some of the freshest oysters on offer, Pat Woodbury littleneck clams and chilled jumbo shrimp.
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Slurp down oysters at The Dutch in New York, which serves up a Prince Platter of oysters, littleneck, razor clams, lobster, jumbo shrimp and snow crab legs.
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A.bar in Philadelphia celebrates bivalves daily, offering an oyster happy hour six days a week, plus shrimp cocktail, hamachi tartare and clams as popular snacks on its menu.
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La Brasa in Boston gives its oysters a kick by serving them with a refreshing beet mignonette and house-made horseradish.
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Order a dozen of the house oysters on the half shell or a chilled Maine lobster from the raw bar to start your meal at STK Midtown in New York, or bring a smile to the whole table with a shellfish platter that includes oysters, king crab, shrimp and ceviche.
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Want to have the best day ever? Sip on a California wine or draft beer, sit on the rustic patio at Flores + Sons in Los Angeles, and order a dozen Pacific oysters or a few prepared Rockefeller-style (topped with various ingredients like herbs and breadcrumbs, then baked or broiled).
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Oysters taste different depending on the temperature of the water they’re harvested in. Experience the difference for yourself at The Maiden in Boston, which offers earthy, rich Blue Point oysters from New York, delicate sweet Chelsea Gems from Washington and clean, salty bivalves from Massachusetts.
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Though the menu at King Bee in New York pays homage to Louisiana country cooking with creative Acadian — or Canadian-Cajun — fare, the restaurant rides the locally sourced train with its East Coast oyster selection.
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A classic food and wine tradition is oysters and champagne — the high acidity in champagne balances the saltiness of the shellfish — and nobody showcases this better than RM Champagne in Chicago. A daily selection of East and West Coast oysters, plus hamachi crudo, salmon tartare, shrimp cocktail, crab claws and Maine lobster, complement its curated bubbly portfolio.
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Select Oyster Bar in Boston lives up to its reputation as a great coastal seafood eatery, dishing out plateaus of raw and cooked shellfish like oysters, clams, shrimp cocktail, crab salad, Maine lobster, scallop ceviche, tuna tartare and crudo.
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At Ditch Plains, a New York restaurant with a fish-shack vibe, oysters with garlic butter are shucked, broiled and delivered by the half dozen.