Sel Rrose is popular and noisy, and the walls are beautifully crumbly and peeling—very artsy, with a European vibe. Their oyster selection is extensive and wonderful.
Who To Take: your oyster-loving buddy or a friend for drinking and mingling
On my birthday finale night, we wanted to get the night rolling early, and since our reservation at Cosme was not until 9pm, I thought we should find a spot for oysters as our first task. Sel Rrose immediately came to mind (see our other post on summer spots) as one of the places in NYC where I had the creamiest oysters I’ve ever sampled. (Tried to get a res at ZZ Clam Bar but their reservation system was a bit limiting, sigh. Some other time!)
Sel Rrose is popular and noisy, and the walls are beautifully crumbly and peeling—very artsy, with a European vibe. Our table was almost given away, as we were late due to the traffic and the warm temperatures that brought everyone out on that Friday night. A bottle of Gruner Veltliner and two dozen oysters arrived amidst the chaos of the place, which stirred us up for the fun to follow. Of the twenty-four, we had eight of each, the chef’s choice: Niantic Bay, CT; Little Shemogue, North Umberland, NB; Wild Cat Cove Little Skookum, WA.
Sel Rrose, 1 Delancey St (southeast corner Bowery)