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ISO Live Bait and BLT Fish Shack

brooklynmasala Jul 7, 2006 04:26 PM

How is the food and what is the atmosphere like at Live Bait? and how is the food at BLT Fish Shack. The prices at BLT Fish Shack don't look that bad - are the portion sizes small? If you had a choice, which restaurant would you go to (in corporate speak, which has the best Return on Investment ;-) )

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  1. tracyk RE: brooklynmasala Jul 7, 2006 04:29 PM

    Live Bait has a bit of a frathouse clientele. The restaurant itself is kind of cute, but the food is only mediocre and I have a hard time excusing the crowd.

    Have never eaten at BLT Fish Shack, but it's on my list, even though it gets negative reviews here. Have eaten upstairs, which I adored, though it has also gotten mixed reviews here.

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      roze RE: brooklynmasala Jul 10, 2006 01:08 PM

      Live Bait is highly overpriced for the amount of food you receive and the staff are never too friendly. You are better off going somewhere else.

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        eatme RE: brooklynmasala Jul 10, 2006 02:03 PM

        Live bait is a fun place but the food is just ok.Blt is better

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          eeee RE: brooklynmasala Jul 10, 2006 05:21 PM

          I am honestly not too fond of either place. if I had a craving for seafood in that area I'd go to Shaffer's and get oysters. they have a nice lunch special - six oysters and a shrimp caesar salad. mmm

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            olayak RE: eeee Jul 10, 2006 06:06 PM

            Shaffer's is delish.

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              mrnyc RE: olayak Jul 10, 2006 07:00 PM

              beware SHAFFERS is expensive. you can get the same for much much less $$$ is you go down to bleecker and go to FISH. great happy hour.

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            calypsogirl RE: brooklynmasala Jul 10, 2006 05:43 PM

            i think blt fishshack is good, but nothing special, and therefore it's pricey for what it is. the main floor is casual and fun and would be a nice spot to come during happy hour to have drinks at the bar and some appetizers. i had the the $24 lobste roll which had large chunks of lobster and it was very fresh. the lobster bisque is also good.

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