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Old 02-20-2012, 11:44 AM
 
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I nominate Sammy's Fishbox in City Island, Bronx. For the working class that wants to splurge.

For the high rollers, I recommend Aquagrill in the Village.

This got me thinking after the Red Lobster on 125th Street thread. Not to take anything away from them, because if I lived in Harlem I probably would eat there 1nce a month.
"Best" and "working class";
"best" and Red Lobster is a bit of a oxymoron don't ya think?

This thread, as far as the title goes, is kinda useless. For one, it is rather obvious that 'seafood'of has different meanings for different people. Some people think fried popcorn shrimp, crab legs, hammer and bib. Others think super fresh, delicate cooking, and elegant surroundings.

For me, a simply and lightly grilled swordfish steak and a wondeful sauce with perfectly cooked asparagus, and I am happy.

Places that serve masses of people, even if there is the skill level in the kitchen, just don't have the time nor the impetus to cook seafood well. First, the seafood is generally frozen, second, it is always oversalted and overseasoned!

The following is splurging:

Oceania
Esca
(Same people behind both places)
le Bernadin


Haven't been to Aquagrill, will have to check it out!
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:47 PM
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"Best" and "working class";
"best" and Red Lobster is a bit of a oxymoron don't ya think?

This thread, as far as the title goes, is kinda useless. For one, it is rather obvious that 'seafood'of has different meanings for different people. Some people think fried popcorn shrimp, crab legs, hammer and bib. Others think super fresh, delicate cooking, and elegant surroundings.

For me, a simply and lightly grilled swordfish steak and a wondeful sauce with perfectly cooked asparagus, and I am happy.

Places that serve masses of people, even if there is the skill level in the kitchen, just don't have the time nor the impetus to cook seafood well. First, the seafood is generally frozen, second, it is always oversalted and overseasoned!

The following is splurging:

Oceania
Esca
(Same people behind both places)
le Bernadin


Haven't been to Aquagrill, will have to check it out!
This thread is strictly opinion-based. If somebody mentioned Red Lobster as their favorite seafood restaurant I wouldn't have thought anything of it. I only mentioned "working class" and "high rollers" as a reference to the prices at my favorite places.

The working class will not splurge at Le Bernadin.
When you try Aquagrill, their oyster bar is fantastic.
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Old 02-20-2012, 02:50 PM
 
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Yeah, but the thread title isn't "favorite", it states "Best". There's a difference.

As far as splurging, I disagree. A working class person who manages their finances well, can and should splurge once or twice a year at a top restaurant/nightclub, etc. A man should splurge on his woman, and on his children.

If not, then one's life perspective and knowledge remains or becomes narrow and w/o expectation and/or ambition. W/o such experiences one will never comprehend what is "best". How does one's child compete w/o 'knowing'?

This is precisely what Prix fix and/or restaurant week is supposed to be about.

For example, saving $10 per week will allow for 2 or 3 evenings out at the best places per year.
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:49 PM
 
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are there any seafood buffets in Manhattan? I hope this isn't a dumb question but does the Hyatt Hotel on E 42 street have a seafood buffet? i ask because the Hyatt on Hilton Head Island, SC had one(I realize it's easier to get seafood in that area than in NY).

I also saw an ad on TV for a seafood restaurant in Brooklyn but I forgot the name. It was an outdoor or semi outdoor place, possibly with a Celtic type of last name which might have been the name of the restaurant. The customers were raving about the place and the portion sizes. if i had to guess maybe it was in Sheepshead Bay or one of those nice areas by the ocean
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:34 PM
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Yeah, but the thread title isn't "favorite", it states "Best". There's a difference.

As far as splurging, I disagree. A working class person who manages their finances well, can and should splurge once or twice a year at a top restaurant/nightclub, etc. A man should splurge on his woman, and on his children.

If not, then one's life perspective and knowledge remains or becomes narrow and w/o expectation and/or ambition. W/o such experiences one will never comprehend what is "best". How does one's child compete w/o 'knowing'?

This is precisely what Prix fix and/or restaurant week is supposed to be about.

For example, saving $10 per week will allow for 2 or 3 evenings out at the best places per year.
I think it's implied when making a thread like this, its opinion. Others have stated what they think is the best. You're one of my favorites on the forum. Don't change your style, for anybody!
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:35 PM
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are there any seafood buffets in Manhattan? I hope this isn't a dumb question but does the Hyatt Hotel on E 42 street have a seafood buffet? i ask because the Hyatt on Hilton Head Island, SC had one(I realize it's easier to get seafood in that area than in NY).

I also saw an ad on TV for a seafood restaurant in Brooklyn but I forgot the name. It was an outdoor or semi outdoor place, possibly with a Celtic type of last name which might have been the name of the restaurant. The customers were raving about the place and the portion sizes. if i had to guess maybe it was in Sheepshead Bay or one of those nice areas by the ocean
Good question....
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:07 PM
 
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http://www.ichiumi.com/

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Old 02-28-2012, 11:51 AM
 
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Well RED LOBSTER ads always get me salivating...beautiful huge lobster chunks dripping with melted butter.
But it never looks like that when you go there. The only time I was impressed with Red Lobster was when I was down in Tampa traveling for my job. I've had Red Lobster in NYC only twice and didn't really care for it.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:57 AM
 
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Yeah, but the thread title isn't "favorite", it states "Best". There's a difference.

As far as splurging, I disagree. A working class person who manages their finances well, can and should splurge once or twice a year at a top restaurant/nightclub, etc. A man should splurge on his woman, and on his children.

If not, then one's life perspective and knowledge remains or becomes narrow and w/o expectation and/or ambition. W/o such experiences one will never comprehend what is "best". How does one's child compete w/o 'knowing'?

This is precisely what Prix fix and/or restaurant week is supposed to be about.

For example, saving $10 per week will allow for 2 or 3 evenings out at the best places per year.
I have to agree. Hubby and I tend to not exchange gifts certain times of the year such as birthdays or anniversaries (unless they are milestones) so we can treat ourselves to an extra special night out a few times a year. I've done the Four Seasons and other 4-5 Star restaurants because we deserve to pamper ourselves and I want to experience "the best". And you're absolutely right about "best". Certain restaurants are simply matter of opinion. Just as the OP states that Sammy's is the "best", well, imo I beg to differ. For my taste, The Seashore is the "best" seafood restaurant on City Island.
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:44 PM
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I have to agree. Hubby and I tend to not exchange gifts certain times of the year such as birthdays or anniversaries (unless they are milestones) so we can treat ourselves to an extra special night out a few times a year. I've done the Four Seasons and other 4-5 Star restaurants because we deserve to pamper ourselves and I want to experience "the best". And you're absolutely right about "best". Certain restaurants are simply matter of opinion. Just as the OP states that Sammy's is the "best", well, imo I beg to differ. For my taste, The Seashore is the "best" seafood restaurant on City Island.
Ouch! Title of thread changed.
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