What the Shell?!
August 5, 2019
It’s National Oyster Day and what better way to celebrate than with a walk through Meatpacking District indulging in this delicacy of the ocean. There are more than 100 varieties of oysters and whether you’re a foodie or a novice, National Oyster Day is the perfect time to explore and educate yourself. Check out our roundup of Meatpacking restaurants to satisfy your seafood craving.
Located in Chelsea Market, Cull + Pistol offers 10-15 different kinds of oysters daily ranging from East Coast to Pacific Northwest and even a few European options. While oysters are traditionally served with 1-3 condiments, normally including a mignonette and cocktail sauce, the team at Cull + Pistol suggests sticking to lemon, and just a little, to truly get the most out of the flavor.
Go home or go fried with Pistols on Horseback — a small, bite-sized fried oyster on an herb crepe topped with jamon serrano, pickled pearl onion and smoked aioli.
Finish (or start!) your meal with a tequila shooter — a tequila cocktail paired with an oyster and topped with mango pico de gallo.
Enjoy happy hour every day from 4-6pm where all varieties are $1.50 at the bar area only. And for National Oyster Day, Cull + Pistol is donating 5% of the day’s sales to the Billion Oyster Project. Oh shucks!
From Canada to Rhode Island, slurp your way down the shore with $1 oysters at The Wild Son where all oysters are from the East Coast and selections change weekly. Guests can also enjoy fried oyster tacos served on a tortilla or lettuce cup.
Oysters are chef’s choice and served with cucumber mignonette at Santina.
Bagatelle offers a daily selection of east and west coast varieties.
Nothing says Meatpacking like a rooftop view. Grab a seat on the roof at Catch which offers multiple seasonal varieties from the east and west coasts. After you’ve indulged in your first round, Chef Paul Castro recommends the seafood tower and Kumamoto shooters to top it off.