Nothing says summer quite like the briny, half-shell offerings of a raw bar. Freshly shucked oysters and clams displayed atop a mound of crushed ice and often enjoyed at a seaside table are part of the season’s pleasures.
East Coast Grill and Raw Bar
Essential Raw Bar Platter: Oysters, littleneck clams, Asian oysters, colossal shrimp cocktail and cracked local Jonah crab claws; $29
The River Oyster Bar
Grand Seafood Platter: Chilled whole Maine lobster, 12 oysters, 12 clams, Key West pink shrimp, mussels and seafood ceviche; $89
Grand Central Oyster Bar
New York, NY
Fresh oysters from all over he country, including Long Island, Maine, Massachussets, Rhode Island and Connecticut; prices range from $1.85-$3.95 per piece.
Boardwalk Billy’s Raw Bar and Ribs
Oysters on the half shell; $11.99
Hyde Street Seafood House and Raw Bar
San Francisco, CA
Freshly shucked littleneck clams and oysters on the half shell served with mignonette and cocktail sauces; $10.95
Elliot’s Oyster House
Varietal Sampler from oyster list, updated twice daily; $19 (1/2 doz.), $30 (doz.)