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Oyster Bars

  1. Openings
    What to Eat at L&W Oyster Co., Now Serving ‘Brooklyn’ Clam ChowderThe Brooklyn chowder is made with Brooklyn Brewery’s Oktoberfest beer.
  2. Reopenings
    John Dory Aims for JulyThe new incarnation of Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield’s fish shack will have sidewalk seats and a “sense of humor.”
  3. Previews
    Be the First to Taste-Test Tracht’s SuzpreeOyster bar and noodle plates are previewing at Jar.
  4. Closings
    Patois Will CloseThe Carroll Gardens pioneer couldn’t come to an agreement with its landlord.
  5. Neighborhood Watch
    Big Cheeses From a Chicago Contest Found at Murray’s; Southern BBQ onJim Mamary faces more setbacks for Oyster Bar, and Grand Tier Lincoln Center to get a fancy imported menu, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  6. Neighborhood Watch
    Welcome to Beer Island; Get Psyched for the Food Film FestivalA herring festival swims into midtown, and plastic is chased out of Park Slope, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  7. Ask a Waiter
    May Harrington of the Grand Central Oyster Bar Remembers 35-Cent Bivalves andMary Harrington, known to regulars as May, was a server at legendary chain restaurant Schraft’s when she received an invitation to work at the Oyster Bar in 1978. “I was kind of terrified,” Harrington says. “Those days it was crazy busy.” Harrington didn’t emigrate from Ireland to be a server; she planned to become a nurse. “Now here I am,” she says, “nursing oysters.” We asked her what has kept her on the job all these years, and she shucked open a small trove of salty stories.