The Citiblog

Oyster Time: Places to Try for National Oyster Day on August 5
July 20, 2023, 6:15.00 pm ET


Photo: Pando 39

Pando Park (450 Park Avenue South) and Pando 39 (54 W 39th St.), will serve $1 oysters on National Oyster Day in addition to $15 Deviled Pearls, which are a trio of deviled eggs topped with lightly fried Blue Point Oysters and accompanied with Sriracha Aioli, Pickled Vegetables and a Classic Lemon Drizzle. And if you can't make it for the holiday, don't fret because Pando Park and Pando 39 prices their oysters at $1.50 daily.

Bell Book & Candle (141 W 10th St) is an underground escape in the West Village that revolves around thelocal, organic and sustainable and procurement of its ingredients, which is seasonally influenced and in many times sourced from its rooftop garden. In honor of National Oyster Day, they’ll offer $1.50 raw and $2.50 baked oysters all day at the bar. Delight in their deal and try the rest of their seed-to-table menu courtesy of Executive Chef John Mooney.

Photo: Hortus NYC

Hortus NYC (271 5th Ave) is offering Oyster selections from both the east and west coast: Island Creek (East): Half Dozen – $14 | 1 Dozen – $26 | 2 Dozen – $45; Kumamoto (West): One – $4 | Half Dozen – $24 | 1 Dozen – $45. Guests can also enjoy the large HORTUS Royal Platter composed of chilled lobster tail, hamachi crudo, shrimp cocktail, and one dozen oysters.

Blu on the Hudson (1200 Harbor Boulevard) in Weehawken, New Jersey with stunning views of New York City is offering an extensive raw bar selection that offers guests Dressed East Coast Oysters, six oysters on the half shell dressed with picked jicama, salmon roe, and Meyer lemon; as well as Seafood Towers with shrimp, oysters, dressed clams, snow crab claws and more.

Photo: Halifax

HALIFAX (225 River St) in Hoboken with its own Manhattan views is offering oysters two ways: Naked - 6 local oysters, champagne mignonette, and cocktail sauce for $23; and ‘Dressed’ - 6 local oysters, seaweed mignonette, sunchoke chips, and trout caviar for $26. A Seafood Tower for $98 also features local oysters, topneck clams, poached shrimp, lobster tail, bass tartar, with crostini.

Indulge in a stylish and sophisticated oyster experience at Silver Lining Lounge. This swanky piano lounge takes oysters to new heights. With an extensive oyster menu, Silver Lining Lounge offers a delightful and playful twist on traditional favorites.

Photo: Avra

Avra Rockefeller Center offers a delicious selection of oysters as well as a Raw Sampler Royale which is a seafood lover's dream come true. With a variety of raw offerings such as East and West Coast Oysters, Maine Lobster Cocktail, Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail Shrimp, and more - the Raw Sampler Royale is the best way to get a taste of all Avra has to offer. It is available for two ($74.95) or for four ($149.95).

For an elevated and authentic Japanese oyster experience, Sake No Hana is the perfect destination. Guests have the option of selecting from a range of toppings to enhance the flavor of the oyster, such as sake mignonette, ikura, uni, or ossetra caviar.

Photo: Press Club Grill

The Press Club Grill embraces the timeless charm of a classic steakhouse while celebrating the beauty of seafood. Relish the finest oysters accompanied by perfectly grilled steaks, creating a perfect blend of flavors that will leave one craving for more.