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.)