We know, we know, there are plenty of places to enjoy the raw bar in our fair counties. But here are a few that we really, really like. Are these the only best oysters in Westchester? The only best oysters in Rockland? Maybe not. So do you have other suggestions? Let Linda Lombroso and I know in the comments section below — and we’ll be sure to include your favorites the next time we write about bellying up to the oyster bar! Here’s our list:
Caffe Regatta Oyster Bar & Grill, 133 Wolfs Lane, Pelham. 914-738-8686. www.cafferegatta.com. On the menu: Blue Point, Connecticut, Fisher Island, New York, Malpeque, Prince Edward, Wellfleet, Cape Cod Island; $1 oysters on Wednesdays. Also: Oysters Rockefeller (cooked) and fried-oyster Caesar salad.
Conte’s Fish Market, 448 Main St., Mount Kisco. 914-666-3962, www.contesfish.com. On the menu: Martha’s Vineyard, Hog Island, Blue Point; best selection Thursdays through-Saturdays.
Crabtree’s Kittle House, 11 Kittle Road, Chappaqua. 914-666-8044, www.kittlehouse.com. On the menu: Rotating selection of East and West Coast oysters, including Fanny Bay and Island Creek.
Oysters at the Ocean House in Croton-on-Hudson. (Seth Harrison/The Journal News)
Eastchester Fish Gourmet, 837 White Plains Road, Scarsdale. 914-725-3450, www.eastchesterfish.com. On the menu: Beausoleil, Wellfleet, Blue Point, Spinney Creek, Kumamoto. Thursday night raw-bar special: oysters $1 each with dinner order.
Goldfish Oyster Bar & Restaurant, 6 Rockledge Ave., Ossining. 914-762-0051, www.goldfishdining.com. On the menu: Wellfleet, Blue Point, Deep Love; half-price oysters Thursdays through Saturdays, 4 to 6:30 p.m.
Half Moon, 1 High St., Dobbs Ferry. 914-693-4130, www.harvest2000.com. On the menu: Selection varies but always includes one East Coast and one West Coast. Available recently: Long Island Blue Point, Candy, Pebble Beach, Sunset Cove; Oysters Rockefeller (cooked) always on the menu.
Harvest-on-Hudson, 1 River St., Hastings-on-Hudson. 914-478-2800, www.harvest2000.com. On the menu: Selection changes daily; last week’s choices included Blue Point and Gold Creek.
Morgans Fish House, 22 Elm Place, Rye. 914-921-8190, www.morgansfishhouse.net On the menu: Two West Coast, two East Coast. Currently: Nisqually, Blue Point, Skookum, Little Island. Tuesdays only, all oysters $1 each.
Ocean House Oyster Bar & Grill, 49 N. Riverside Ave., Croton-on-Hudon. 914-271-0702, www.oceanhouseoyster bar.com. On the menu: Rotating variety of East and West Coast oysters. Recent choices included Watch Hill, Moonstone, Wiley Point, Conway Cup, Fisher Island, Barron Point. Menu also features dishes with cooked oysters, including an alcohol-free Oysters Rockefeller.
Restaurant X and Bully Boy Bar, 117 N. Route 303, Congers. 845-268-6555, www.xaviars.com. On the menu: Selection changes often, but may include Fanny Bay, Kumamoto, Spinney Creek, Flower, Wellfleet, Malpeque, Belon.
Ruby’s Oyster Bar & Bistro, 45 Purchase St., Rye. 914-921-4166, www.rubysoysterbar.com. On the menu: Dabob Bay, Hood Canal, Kushhi, Onset, Blue Point, Bagaduce.