“If your wallet can’t handle high raw bar prices, but you still need your fix of cheap oysters and beer, you’ll be happy to learn that many of the city’s best places for oysters offer a buck-a-shuck or half-dozen deals. These spots have you covered after work, before going out, or just because it’s a Wednesday and you want some damn good oysters at a damn good price. With happy hours all over the city, there are plenty of cheap, delicious bivalves to choose from, no matter what neighborhood you’re in.” – Thrillist
With its maritime decor, Lure may be the next best thing to cruising around on a real yacht in Manhattan. Located in the heart of SoHo, this subterranean space is decked out (pun intended) to look as if you’re actually dining below deck: curved leather booths, wood paneling, and warm lighting add to the ambiance, as do the circular windows that peek out onto the sidewalk to remind you that you’re still in New York. Expect creative cocktails and an array of seafood-centric dishes like lobster ravioli, horseradish-crusted halibut, and speciality house sushi rolls.