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Why Cheap Oysters Only at the Bar?

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Why Cheap Oysters Only at the Bar?

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teezeetoo | | Nov 26, 2011 10:00 AM

ok, i get it that a good restaurant doesn't want to encumber a table of folks who want dollar oysters and beer. what i don't get is why, if i'm ordering dinner and want oysters as a starter, i should pay 2.50 an oyster for the same oyster that's a dollar at the bar? is there a logic I'm missing here? had a very pleasant dinner at Lineage where this question came up. We didn't press it, and they were kind enough to offer our table of four 6 oysters at the bar price, but we would have really all liked to start with 1/2 dozen of the lovelies. I know Lineage isn't alone on this policy, and I like the restaurant so don't think I'm singling them out. I'm just truly curious as to why, assuming a party is ordering a proper dinner at the dining table, oysters should be offered at two prices depending on which place you put your butt down.

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