The Oyster Gourmet

Restaurants, Seafood Downtown Historic Core
5 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
The Oyster Gourmet
Photograph: Courtesy The Oyster Gourmet

Grand Central Market seems to have just about everything now—BBQ, homemade pasta, a vermouth bar—and now there's a full-on oyster and wine bar. The stand next to G&B Coffee looks like something that belongs on a Fijian island, a circular hut where patrons can order oysters, ceviche, shrimp cocktails and seaweed salad. First timers would be wise to opt for the chef's choice—six oysters for $18—which arrives with a variety of oysters, vinegar, lemon and cocktail sauce. Cross your fingers for a couple of creamy Fanny Bays from British Columbia or bright Sol Azul oysters from Mexico. To drink, Oyster Gourmet has a stellar wine list, made up of primarily white wine with a red and rosé thrown in for good measure. 


Venue name: The Oyster Gourmet
Address: 317 S Broadway
Los Angeles

Opening hours: Sun-Wed 11am-6pm; Thu-Sat 11am-9pm
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I'm usually at Grand Central Market in the early morning, so I was so excited to stumble upon this gem one late afternoon. The perfect date spot, we cozied up to their small circular bar and ordered the last dozen oysters they had that day (note: it's popular and they can sell out!). The French rosé was excellent, which was only heightened by our server's French accent. In the middle of such a lively atmosphere, it felt as if we had dropped down in the square of a European city. The oysters were excellent and very fresh. The service was attentive, but not agressive. Highly recommend.