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KayMae Sep 10, 2006 09:57 PM

Where is the best place to buy FRESH seafood in Manhattan?
I am in Union Square area, and I've gone to Citarella on 6th Ave
and 9th, which is ok, but I'm looking for other options even
if they're not nearby. I actually used to go all the way up
to the Rosedale seafood market on 78th & Lex! but they closed.
They were excellent.
The fish at Whole Foods is NOT good. Would like to find a place
where any type of fish I select is just as fresh as any other... no guessing games, no tricks. THANKS, hounds.

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    Heavy Ed RE: KayMae Sep 11, 2006 02:09 AM

    Chinatown.

    Fresh, cheap, and lots of times live.

    Or as I told my Dad "The frisky ones go first. You're a fish in Chinatown you gotta play dead"

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      financialdistrictresident RE: Heavy Ed Feb 28, 2014 11:03 AM

      A third for Chinatown.

      Only caveat is you need to know how to select fish and OP "Would like to find a place where any type of fish I select is just as fresh as any other . . ."

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      dbird RE: KayMae Sep 11, 2006 02:24 AM

      There is a good fishmonger at the USq Farmers' Market, definitely on Saturdays but can't recall which others. Maybe Wednesday? Otherwise there is Wild Edibles & Gramercy Fish. I still haven't found a proper wholesaler.

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        Cheese Boy RE: dbird Sep 11, 2006 03:56 AM

        Can it be any more proper than this? http://www.newfultonfishmarket.com/

        It requires a trek out to the Outer Boroughs.

      2. Cheese Boy RE: KayMae Sep 11, 2006 03:50 AM

        Have a look here: http://www.allny.com/seafood/nyseafoo...
        I've always liked Jake's Fish Market on the UWS. Call before you go. (Pricey).
        <Added> Another poster has stated it has closed. ... : -(

        I also like: http://www.lobsterplace.com/ . Have fun searching.

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          floretbroccoli RE: Cheese Boy Sep 11, 2006 04:14 AM

          Jake's closed. A couple of years ago, I think.

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            Cheese Boy RE: floretbroccoli Sep 11, 2006 04:20 AM

            I was worried about that. (Why I stated to call first). I guess the next best place for fish right now is The Lobster Place. Really, really, fresh fish there. (esp. towards the latter part of the week).

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              KayMae RE: Cheese Boy Sep 11, 2006 05:44 PM

              I'll try the Lobster Place, it's where the old Wild
              Edibles used to be on Bleecker. I have gone up to WE at Grand Central, but sometimes they won't cut a whole fish if
              you're only buying a small amount. Thanks, all...
              I will check out some of the other suggestions as well.

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          john RE: KayMae Sep 11, 2006 03:55 AM

          I like lobster place

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            Gelaine RE: KayMae Sep 12, 2006 11:01 PM

            Dorrian Mencir (Sp?? of last name..) was with Rosedale and has opened her own store on York Ave and 84th Street...Dorrian's Seafood.. A real blessing for our neighborhood!!!
            A bit of a trip for you.. but they do deliver. Seem to do a booming business. I'd call and ask if they deliver to your neighborhood....

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              KayMae RE: Gelaine Sep 13, 2006 11:58 PM

              This is great to know, thanks. I am occasionally up
              in the East 80's, though not that far East, but I'd go if
              it's as good as Rosedale. Have you been?

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              Calcifer RE: KayMae Sep 14, 2006 12:10 AM

              The fish vendor at Union Square on Wednesdays is Blue Moon, and they're very good--of course, you're at the whim of what he catches and what's in season. There's another vendor on Saturdays, but I haven't tried them as Blue Moon is at the Tribeca market (my neighborhood) on Saturdays.

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                KayMae RE: Calcifer Sep 14, 2006 02:17 AM

                I've never tried Blue Moon, I did try the Saturday vendor
                a few times during the summer, but I couldn't get past the
                idea of the fish sitting in that hot sun. I know they
                bring it refrigerated, and put it on ice, etc. I would
                like a bigger selection, but I'll check out Blue Moon.

              2. erica RE: KayMae Sep 14, 2006 12:09 PM

                You might try Pisacane on First and 52nd. They do a large wholesale business as well as retail. One of their accounts is Le Bernadin.

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                  Yaxpac RE: KayMae Sep 14, 2006 01:26 PM

                  I also like Lobster Place...very fresh and great variety

                  1. Michele4466 RE: KayMae Sep 14, 2006 01:27 PM

                    Central Fish Market on 39th and Ninth Avenue... There was a recent thread on this, July 2006... I hope this link works for you...

                    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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                      Gelaine RE: KayMae Sep 15, 2006 11:25 PM

                      Whoops... look like I misspelled everything. Here's the web address:

                      http://uppereast.com/dorians.html

                      (Husband won't eat fish but Dorian's now.)

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                        sushiman RE: KayMae Sep 16, 2006 06:34 AM

                        Wild Edibles in the Grand Central Food Hall.

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                          Miss Needle RE: maverick110 Mar 25, 2008 03:29 PM

                          I have gotten stuff from there (Grand Central and Murray Hill) and it's been fine. But I'd probably have to agree with you. I have gotten much better fish from Citarella and Lobster Place.

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                          sailingsa RE: KayMae Feb 28, 2014 10:54 AM

                          Chinatown is the secret but you have to investigate...southwest corner of grand street might be my choice...summertime is time to avoid going there because of lack of refrigeration..

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