Siting on the beach, sipping a refreshing cocktails, and slurping back some of the freshest oysters and clams doesn’t sound half bad. We wish we could escape to the Hamptons every weekend, and never look back, but we can’t. But don’t worry we have the next best thing. Check out these go-to Raw Bars in New York City to make you feel like you’re sitting on the shore and listening to the waves crashing.
If you find yourself in the East Village be sure to pop into Zadie’s Oyster Room. Imagine every way an oyster can be served, and think again, because Zadie’s has it all. Pair these treasures of the sea with any of their numerous wines, beers, or ciders. If you’re not in the mood for oysters order the tuna melt, it’s a must-have.
Location: 413 E 12th St, New York, NY 10009
If you’re in the mood for great fresh fish, sinful cocktails, and a swanky ambiance then Lure Fishbar is the place for you. With it’s yacht-like interior you’ll feel lost at sea at this must-go raw bar. Whether you want oysters, clams, shrimp, caviar, or any other jewel of the sea, Lure Fishbar has you covered. If your squad isn’t in the mood for those delicacies, tell them not to worry, their sushi is delicious.
Location: 142 Mercer St, New York, NY 10012
Find your way to the West Village’s quaintest street, Cornelia, and pop into Pearl Oyster Bar. Go simple, and grab a bucket of delicious, fresh clams, or dare to walk on the wild side and order their famous lobster roll. Top it all off with their soul-warming blueberry crumble pie. But get there early, because this hot-spot takes no reservations.
Location: 18 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014
Just look at this place. Located Pier 25 (next to Battery Park) Grand Banks is the perfect spot to hit if you’re missing the sounds of the sea. Slurp down an oyster then slurp down one of their many sinful cocktails. We love the Fisher’s Country Club (Gin, grapefruit, lemon, Peychaud’s bitters, seltzer). With an-ever changing menu (due to the season) be sure to hit Grand Banks soon so you can snag the freshest fish in Manhattan. Our founder, Cyndi Ramirez-Fulton, is a huge fan of this “mini-oasis.”
Location: Hudson River Park, Pier 25, New York, NY 10013
Unlike some of the spots on this list ZZ’s Clam Bar is reservation-only, so be sure to snag a reservation before heading into this Village hot-spot. This place is bound to be delicious, hip, and a must-go because it comes from the same team that brought us Carbone and Parm. Order some of their crudo, ceviche, or carpaccio, whatever you do get one of their signature cocktails… or two. We dream of their Jamaican Rum Punch (Grapefruit, All spices, acacia, Honey, Abstine, Jamaican Rum).
Location: 169 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012
Written by Sydney Lehmann
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