As indulging in a crisp glass of white wine and local oysters on the half shell is a vital right and pastime of San Franciscans, it is imperative that we take advantage while we can. As some of you may know, Drakes Bay Oyster Co., a major supplier of fresh oysters for the Bay Area, have been subjected to 19 months of legal fights, as the Department of the Interior refuses to renew the oyster company’s lease. That said, there’s no time like the present to enjoy fresh, raw oysters at a few of our favorite spots that you may have not heard of. These San Francisco gems may fly under the radar, but should most certainly not be missed.
We are proud to announce the opening of our latest client, Ferry Plaza Seafood in North Beach. Having relocated from the Ferry Building to the lovely area of North Beach with a view of Washington Square Park, Ferry Plaza Seafood fills a void, offering a contemporary, seafood-centric dining destination to locals to the neighborhood. With an entirely new menu, staff, and design, this restaurant provides simplistic, yet flavorful dishes created by Executive Chef and general manager, Joey Ng. Ferry Plaza Seafood held its official grand opening on Monday, July 28, 2014. Currently offering six raw oyster varieties:
Oyster Shooter – quail egg, uni, ponzu granita
Kusshi – British Columbia
Baynes Sound – British Columbia
Rock Point – Washington
Lil Skookum – Washington
South Bay – California
Malpeque – Prince Edward Island
We are thrilled to be working with such a creative, hardworking, and skilled team who provide delightful offerings!
Monday – Thursday 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Friday – Saturday 5:30pm – 11:00pm
With menus that change daily and are inspired by French and Italian cuisines, Zuni Café offers a large selection of delicious oysters and is another “not to miss” oyster spot. Serving a slew of oysters under the following four categories (Pacific, Japanese, Eastern, and tiny Pacific), the menu provides meticulous detail of origin and market price. Zuni Café offers impeccably selected oyster wines to pair with your meal. Even the sourdough bread and butter is delectable.
The modern Asian restaurant in the heart of Union Square offers the dynamic, flavorful creations of Executive Chef Sharon Nahm and you might not know that this too is a great oyster spot! With three floors, a lounge, and a convenient parking garage (yes, great garages do exist…Sutter-Stockton garage), guests are able to enjoy rich, imaginative dishes, late night bites and innovative cocktails. The best part…the $1 oyster (local varieties) happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
We will certainly be slurping many oysters down for the remainder of the summer and hope you do too!