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4 Amazing Raw Bars in LA

Whether they’re from the East Coast or West Coast, bivalves are one of our favorite things to enjoy with a crisp glass of wine or a cold beer. And LA has some fantastic options for getting great oysters (not to mention clams, scallops, mussels, lobster, crab legs and shrimp cocktail). Here are some of the best places to enjoy raw bar specialties:

AWESOME RAW BARS IN LA

1. FLORES + SONS

LA - Flores + Sons

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How to have the best day ever? Sip on a California wine or draft beer, sit on the rustic patio at Flores + Sons, and order a dozen Pacific oysters or a few prepared Rockefeller-style (topped with various ingredients like herbs and breadcrumbs,then baked or broiled).

2. THE HUNGRY CAT

LA - The Hungry Cat

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The Hungry Cat certainly does seafood right, stacking its seafood platters high with oysters, clams, marinated mussels, green lip mussels (a mussel native to New Zealand), shrimp, snow crab, lobster and trout roe.

3. SPRING

LA - Spring

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A refreshing starter, the half dozen oysters from Spring are served French-style, with lemon, mignonette, rye bread and seaweed butter.

4. MARVIN

LA - Marvin

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A French bistro, Marvin shucks a market selection of oysters that pair perfectly with its killer bubbly, white wine and beer selection.

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