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Un-detached oysters?

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Un-detached oysters?

enhF94 | May 31, 2013 05:54 AM

Ordered a half-dozen oysters at Harvest the other day, and found the meat still attached to the shell on all six. I asked the waitron about it and was told "yes, that's our policy to leave them attached."

Can anyone educate me why a restaurant might choose this? I must admit I'm totally confounded.

(I considered a "get off my back" meaning, but 1. my waitron was obviously invested in my happiness/doing the job well (and _very_ kindly comped a problem dish) and 2. knew the answer already, as if they'd been asked the question before.)

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