Where to eat oysters in NYC

Le Bernardin's progressive tasting of Kumamoto oysters "en gelée": from light and refreshing to complex and spicy.

Sometimes the purest tastes are the best. Case in point: oysters, when they’re fresh and chilled and prepared properly, hardly need the usual accompaniments of sauces and mignonettes. When I spoke with Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin for my article in Hauteliving.com, he said he doesn’t like the sauces, and always asks that the oysters not be rinsed. He loves the briny, fresh, ocean taste. I’m certainly on board with that.

I know there are so many places to eat oysters in NYC, but here are a few:

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